Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:04
Gel insoles are made of a squishy material, like the cushioning of running shoes. All that they really do in a running shoe, is put one layer of squishy material on top of another. This seldom achieves anything.
If your shoes are the cause of the problem, and I say if, it is probably because you need more support under the arch. In this case you could either buy a support shoe, or get a harder more suportive orthotic for the existing ones.
It might just be the case, that the injuries are caused by fair wear and tear. This is really not uncommon in a person increasing their distance. If this is the case you need to ease off a bit, and look at methods for treating shin splints, such as aplying ice to the shins, and massage.