SOLE Active Wide footbeds: wide insoles for natural splay running shoes.

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Just because you’re a sucker for punishment, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to be comfortable. You love pushing yourself to the limit and you know pain or stiffness can just be part of the deal, but you also want to give your body the best equipment to keep you comfortable and care for your foot health. For an ever-increasing group of runners, maximum comfort on tarmac or trail means giving toes enough room to do their thing. Wide, natural splay, foot-shaped; call it what you will, there’s a massive movement toward running shoes with a wider toebox that allow your forefoot and toes to spread as nature intended them to do, improving balance, alignment and overall comfort.

At SOLE we’re here to provide you with affordable, customizable support, no matter your particular preference in running shoe. Our new Active Wide footbeds have a wider toebox designed to fit seamlessly in wide and natural-splay footwear. This means you can get all the benefits of an industry-leading supportive insole at the same time as giving your toes the breathing room they need.

Improving the way your toes and forefoot feel shouldn’t mean sacrificing comfort in the rest of your foot.

Improving the way your toes and forefoot feel shouldn’t mean sacrificing comfort in the rest of your foot. SOLE Active Wide footbeds boast the industry-leading support of the SOLE signature shape, combining a zero-drop design with a deep heel cup and a supportive yet flexible arch, to help your feet bear the load of the strain you put them through while running. The dynamic support of the SOLE Active Wide is achieved through a unique density-mapped construction that allows your foot to flex in its natural motion while still reducing plantar fascia strain by up to a third. Clinical studies by The Running Injury Clinic have shown SOLE footbeds to interfere with the foot’s natural motion less than competitor products, while still reducing arch strain more than the same competitors. In short, if you’re looking to take more of a minimalist approach to your running, but suffer from Plantar Fasciitis or other orthopedic ailments, the SOLE Active Wide is the perfect wide insole for you.

Our Active Wide insoles come in a full size range, so you can get the right size to fit your footwear. The wide toebox fits seamlessly in the likes of Altra running shoes, but it's also possible to trim down to size for a wider shoe that's not quite as exaggerated in its shape.

The Active Wide comes in three thicknesses: Thin, Medium and Thick. The Active Wide Thin has no foam cushioning and is best suited for slim-fitting or low volume wide footwear. The Active Wide Medium has 1,6 mm of cushioning Softec foam, and is best used in regular volume wide running shoes.

The Active Wide Thick has 3,2 mm of Softec cushioning foam and is best used in wide or natural splay boots hiking footwear, with a bit more space to work with.