Are there certain insoles that help a child’s vertical?

Are there certain insoles that help a child’s vertical?

The science and data are lacking on the effect of insoles on the vertical leap. One study compared the vertical leap of a group of collegiate athletes with regular shoes and then with regular shoes plus insoles. The researchers found that greater insole softness did not improve vertical leap. The study challenged the claim that commercially available insoles can increase vertical jump by at least three inches.

One common way to increase vertical leap is through plyometrics. Plyometric training programs have been found to increase vertical jump height in multiple studies. Despite the large variety of variables in studies, improved vertical jump performance is a consistent outcome after plyometric training. Athletes looking to increase explosiveness and vertical jump, focus on plyometric training to increase the percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibers in key muscle groups. To be effective, plyometrics needs to be performed with high-intensity efforts to recruit the fast-twitch fibers that are crucial to improving the vertical jump.