Game changer

I use SOLE in my cycling shoes to replace the stock footbeds, which are cheap fillers. With SOLE, I am able to ride 4-5 hour rides without any hotspots in my feet.

Great flipin flip

These flips fit perfectly. Right out of the package the footbed forms to your feet . No breaking in period, just walk !

Reliable footwear

I love my SOLE flips ! The footbeds form to my feet like a glove !

The only flips I can wear!

I have flat feet and SOLE products save me. Their footbeds are in every shoe I wear. I have every style of Flip SOLE makes and the Malibu Flip is my favorite. It's lightweight and comfortable. I bought the white and sage and love the color. They go with everything. I've gotten lots of compliments wearing them.

As always, my expectations were exceeded

What can I say about these amazing footbeds that haven't been already said? They are comfortable, provide great support and well made. I wear size US 11D in sneakers and they fit perfectly. The benefits and performance I get from using this footbed outweighs the cost, if you're hesitating if these are right for you give them a try and you can always return them with SOLE's great return policy.

Excellent foot beds

I’ve bought several pairs of SOLE footbeds for all my footwear and love them!

Greatest footbeds

I have replaced my expensive prescription inserts with my new Sole inserts and have never felt better.

Best footbeds

Comfortable and elegant

Sheri Unrau


I love the look of these flip flops and the cork footbed is so nice. I love that SOLE is recycling materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

Great footbeds

I love SOLE footbeds. I use these for my running and everyday shoes. Super comfortable and have helped with my plantar fasciitis.

Great for snowboard boots

These footbeds fit great in my Ride Fusion snowboard boots. They keep me comfy during long days on the hill but what I like most about them is the way they make by board feel beneath my feet. They help me feel super connected to my board and improve energy transfer to my edges. Great purchase.

Best Orthotics I Have Ever Owned

I discovered these amazing footbeds when I was doing some research on arthritis relief for the feet/ankles/knees. Over the last couple years, my arthritis has gotten so bad in my lower extremities that I struggle to walk without a cane or walking stick. When I started searching for ideas to help alleviate the worsening pain, I found a number of articles recommending the footbed offerings from SOLE. I was leery that they could make too great a difference, but even a small improvement was welcome. When I received my footbeds, I immediately placed them in my walking shoes and tried them out. It took a couple wearings for the footbeds to completely form to my feet, but the improvement was nearly immediate! After I stand and stretch a bit, I can get around so much better now. I am able to go grocery shopping (or anywhere else for that matter) without taking my cane with me. I have even been able to return to the gym and walk a couple miles with limited pain. These footbeds have been a true life-changer!

Best Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

SOLE flip flops are must have. I have wearing them since 2013. I have plantar fasciitis and, thanks to SOLE I have been pain free. This is the first time I purchased the flip flop with cork material, I am super impressed with the quality, much better feel. I am size 7.5 and always order 7 but with the cork footbeds I would recommend going half a size up.

Greatest Foot beds ever

I have been using SOLE footbeds for weeks and they make my feet feel so much better. At the end of a long day on my feet I have no pain like I did before I tried them!!!

Great footbeds

These fit my shoes very well and give my arches the support they need. This style of footbed also provides a bit of extra material that allows for trimming if needed which gives a really good fit for a variety of shoes.

Who knew

I’ve been buying SOLE products for over 5 years on the recommendation of my foot guy. Footbeds, slides, shoes, boots,,,, but who knew that they have the best socks ever??!! I’ve tried many dual layer socks but these are the softest I’ve worn. The only problem is that they’re so popular that they are sold out!!! Keep them coming SOLE!!!

Nice lightweight flip

I already had a pair of Montereys, but with their heavier rubber outsole and deeper footbed, they are a bit heavy. The Santa Cruz is much lighter due to the foam sole without rubber treads. I use them as slippers around the house where traction and durability are less of a concern. Like the Monterey, the Santa Cruz has lots of extra room in the front, so your toes don't hang over the edge, even once they've worn in a bit.

Have to share this.

There are two topics I want to comment on. The first is the way SOLE handled a return of mine when I ordered a Performance Wide and it was too wide for my shoe- hats off to SOLE for making the switch totally hassle free- great customer service, thank you. Secondly, today I had a visit to the podiatrist for what was diagnosed as Achilles Tendonitis. I brought my tennis/Pickleball shoes and new Performance footbed with Met Pad with me. He looked at the footbed and commented on how well the it was made, and the perfect positioning of the Met Pad. No need for custom orthotics- he said to use these when I get back to playing. He was very impressed. After that I went to get a new pair of casual sneakers to wear while I heal at the New Balance store. The manager helped me find a pair and when he saw my SOLE footbed he called his associates over to look at it, and pointed out how well the arch and met pad were made. The best he has ever seen ( and they sell footbeds in the store). So that was my “footbed” story today and I had to share it. If anyone is on the fence about these products and serious about helping your feet, get a pair- and get the Met Pad. Tip- if your sneakers are really snug/ tight- get the Performance Thin with met pad, if you have room I recommend the Medium with met pad.

Best footbed ever. Helps with neuropathy.

Very comfortable.

The best flip flop

Flip flops are generally trash for those of us with plantar fasciitis. Not so this one. The footbed is supportive and grippy; the outsole is durable and grippy. You are not going to lose your footing in this flip flop unless you try to run long-distance in it. It has an aggressive footbed that emphasizes support and may feel slightly short; order true to size. After wearing a few times, I found the position was natural and in some ways superior to my Birkenstock Arizonas (specifically less sliding).

A unique take on the flip flop

This is not a casual flip flop. This is an aggressively supportive flip flop with a high level of comfort, suitable to wear for hours at a time with no fatigue. My wife enjoys the supportive footbed and the durable, grippy rubber sole. Foot positioning is not like that of any other flip flop. True to size, your foot feels almost like it's hanging off the back. But after wearing it a few times, that feeling goes away. My wife is a cosmetologist and spends every working day on her feet for at least ten hours. This flip is a good one for her to wear at work, or in the garden.

Great Product

This is the third time I have purchased footbeds from SOLE. My first was for my hiking boots. The second was for my athletic shoes and this third is for my walk-around shoes. SOLE has never disappointed me. The footbeds have held up well and are great to keep my periodic plantar fasciitis in check. I highly recommend them.

Always exceeds my expectations!

I've been a customer with SOLE since 2012 and they always impress me not just with their products but their amazing customer service. I wasn't certain if I should go with medium or wide size for my boots but an email which was promptly responded to answered my questions. This wide footbed fits perfectly into my 10 EE boots, it provided me the extra support and made the cavernous boots fit like a glove!

Absolutely love these footbeds

I have been wearing SOLE insoles for 8 years since my foot surgery & they have been my saving grace. I can’t imagine not having them.

Very comfortable, supportive flip flop

I ordered the Malibu flip flops in navy and have been wearing them since mid-July. This is my first pair of SOLE flip flops with the cork footbed. I find them to be very comfortable, like all the other SOLE products I have. The cork has worn away a little bit around the ball of my foot, but that hasn't made them any less comfortable. I do put a lot of pressure on the ball of my foot, so I expected this type of wear. I have 3 pair of flip flops, a pair of shoes and numerous insoles from SOLE and I'm happy with all of them. I would definitely recommend SOLE to anyone who needs good, supportive footwear.

Erika K Burns

Love these flip flops

I recently took these flip flops on the Camino de Santiago. They are super light weight and durable. I wore them in the evenings after hiking 10-15 miles each day and they felt great. The footbed is a little different. I took be a little bit to get used to. I often walked a couple miles around town in the evening. I bought 3 more colors when I got home.

Cute Comfy Shoes

I love the wool uppers and cork footbed is amazingly supportive and comfortable. You can wear them barefeet without any odor or sweaty feet in very hot weather. I struggle to find comfortable shoes as I have arthritis and bunions. Love everything about these shoes except I wish the toe bed came in a wide option for those of us with wider feet and bunions. They do seem to be softening with wear. They are super cute too.


Love these footbeds.

Love these footbeds.

Super comfortable and great support.

Foot pain relief

I was suffering from Morton's Neuroma for years & finally decided to go see a podiatrist. They suggested I try SOLE footbeds before anything else. Wow, what a difference in my day to day! I love them! I even got a second pair & recommended them a few times already.

Flatfoot style

We discovered in the spring that my 13 yr old daughter has flat feet and was experiencing pain in her knees and back. Not cool? But what was even less cool was the prospect of not being able to wear flip flops. When I remembered that SOLE had flip flops made using the footbeds it was an easy decision to order. They were delivered within days of ordering and have been worn daily. My daughter doesn’t complain about knee or back pain and always looks hip and with it.

Excellent Footbed

I’ve been using this footbed for years. Great product!

Narrow fit

Love the footbeds in these flips! They are ideal for me with the met pad. They do fit a narrower foot, so if you have a medium to wide foot, opt for a different style.

Straighten Up Those Ankles

My new Asolo walking shoes almost fit my very narrow feet. But when I realized that my ankles and feet were rotating inward, I tried some SOLE Active Medium footbeds. But they were too thick. So I ordered a pair of SOLE Active Thin footbeds. The heat fit formed these to my feet, but kept the arch high. My ankles and feet are straight again, and my shoes fit so much better. I've walked many miles in them over the last six weeks both over rough terrain and on concrete paths with no foot pain. If these Thin footbeds are as tough as their thicker siblings (and I think they are), they should last for years.

life changing...

I've used SOLE footbeds for years. I finally bought some for my girlfriend, who had complained about her flat feet. She honestly says that they are changing her life. She can't believe she ever lived without them. We now have about 7 pairs between us. I can't imagine shoes without them either.

Go to insoles

I've been using SOLE footbeds for many years and have several pairs in various thicknesses for different applications. For my running shoes and slippers, I use the thin ones and for hiking, working and winter boots, the medium or full volume type work well. Most of the time, I just pop them in and go but I have also used the heat-molding method and that can help to adjust them perfectly. I have wide feet and they are spreading a bit more as I get older, so the wide option works well for me. They are also very durable and I have a couple of sets that have outlasted more than one pair of shoes. Highly recommended!

SOLE Met Pad Footbed... The Anecdote!

Stellar solution to met issues; great quality, easy custom fit (although be mindful of time with the cork version in the oven) and, so far, remarkable resilience. Absolutely recommended!

Kimberly A Kelsey

Impressed with the cork footbed!

I was really impressed with how the cork foot bed formed quickly to my foot and how comfortable they became. I chose the Monterey because it seemed a bit dressier and I wanted a comfortable and nice looking sandal for evenings out and the like. I do not recommend these for longer walks, while the footbed is extremely comfortable, the strap doesn't have any forgiveness and caused a blister, but my bad for not changing shoes first! I will definitely explore some of the other options they offer to find a sportier sandal, overall very impressed with these.

Prayers answered

Being able to mold these footbeds by heating has enabled me to provide COMFORTABLE support for my aging feet. The $400 doctor-prescribed orthotics I had depended on for years had become too hard for my poor feet, and the doc offered nothing cushiony…like PERFORMANCE THICK W/ MET PAD. Thank you, thank you, SOLE!

5 stars!!

Excellent design . Excellent craftsmanship. Excellent results. Excellent customer service. How much are your feet worth? My feet bones are connected to my ankle bones all the way up to my neck bones and they all feel better after wearing SOLE shoes and footbeds for about a week. Check out the Darkhorse podcast for discount code!

Worth considering

I use SOLE footbeds for stability due to supination. My downfall was that I could not wear my favorite flip flops (with support and met pad) for my "non running shoe" times because they did not support my heel enough for the supination. I emailed SOLE to ask if they had a recommendation. The Catalina Flip was suggested since it has a deeper heel cup which, in theory, would support my supination roll. It does help, and is better than my other flip flops, but I would give it a 7/10 for stability. Now...I am a realist...I understand I am asking for support in a shoe that has no sides, so nothing will be perfect. I can wear them most of the day, for one day, then need to wear shoes with my SOLE stability footbeds the next, but it is a start! Better than no flips at all for FL days! I also use them when I go to my outdoor shower, and I LOVE that they are not slick when wet! I would likely buy them again, but would consider also trying other flips that running stores offer, just to see if anything else may provide a bit more stability. Without stability being an issue, I would highly recommend the Catalina, and I love the SOLE company and everything it represents!

Finally, relief from foot pain!

I am one of the numerous sufferers of peripheral neuropathy. For years I have endured foot pain that has taken me from an active runner to rarely going for walks because of constant foot pain. I prefer to stay clear of the pharmaceutical pain relief strategy, and decided to try a set of SOLE footbeds. Not sure which product to purchase, I used the SOLE Product Guide to determine which product was best for my condition. Sure enough, the Active Medium with Met Pad was suggested. I purchased the product and it was delivered to my home in just a few days. Following instructions on how to form the footbed to my foot shape, I set the footbeds in the oven at low temperature for a few minutes. Next, I placed each footbed into a pair of my shoes, put the shoes on and waited for the material to conform to my personal foot shape. Skip forward two months, and I can say that after years of foot pain, I am much relieved. Not only can I now go back to long pain free walks, but I have more energy, because I am not in constant pain. These soles are great. The Actives with Metpads easily transfer from one pair of shoes into another. Now that I am satisfied with how well they work, I plan to order another pair for my runners. Relief is a great thing!

Plantar Perfect!

SOLE has transformed my life. As a 42 yr old active coach I have battled plantar fasciitis for the last 5 years. After trying many other products I was pointed in the direction of SOLE by an athletic trainer. I purchased my first SOLE footbeds in January and a month later purchased my next pair. I can envision a day in which I own 4-5 pairs of SOLE footbeds and the Met Pad is my choice!

Perfect in winter hikers

Thank goodness for these insoles. I live in an area that doesn't have sidewalks everywhere. With my plantar fasciitis, I need to feel secure when I am out in the elements. Once I realized how reliable this footbed was, I knew I could purchase footwear without worrying about comfort and pain management.

Performs very well

I have been wearing the Performance Thin for a few weeks now. Both of my feet have severe plantar fasciitis. I walk everywhere and have SOLE footbeds in all my shoes and boots.They fit perfectly into my chuck style booties. The cork seems to create a supportive base for my feet.

Sport flips

Purchased the orange Sport Flips and love them. Have been wearing SOLE sandals and using footbeds for a number of years now and the sandals are pretty much all I wear in the summer. Great support which helps to align feet and knees. No more knee pain. Extremely comfortable with long lasting material. Highly recommended.

SOLE saved me!!

I can’t begin to describe how happy I am that I was recommended SOLE for my feet by my chiropodist. I’ve been having terrible feet issues(fat pad atrophy)for the last 4 to 5 months. I’m an avid hiker and on my feet all day long. I was literally hobbling around in pain all day. A few weeks after incorporating SOLE footbeds into my life I am completely pain free and continuing my active lifestyle. Very easy to put into any shoe. Thank you from the bottom of my feet.

Comfortable insoles

This review is on the "Performance Wide Thick" I also bought the Active ones, but I haven't used them yet. I suffer from lower back pain (sciatica). This pain hit me pretty hard. I see doctors about my lower back. That's all they are focused on: my lower back. I started to think about my childhood and how I needed arch support in my shoes. Knowing general construction and basic biology, a improper foundation leads to a poor construction relying on that foundation. I started looking at arch support inserts. Most are just a heel cup with a partial sole. The ones that were a full footbed were gel or memory foam as padding. Gel leave your foot in it's own sweat. That creates foot rot. Foam collects the sweat and grows bacteria. I came across a "SOLE" ad online. It caught my interest. I started to read these reviews on most of the different styles to order from. I did the fitting questionnaire to find what I might be looking for. I ordered both that came up being that they have the return policy also they are both different materials. When I received them I looked at both and felt the cork ones would be more cushion. I work on my feet 6-8 hours straight per shift. I heated the cork ones in the over per instructions and I haven't looked back. It's been a couple months now and from day one of wearing them my back pain has subsided. I still need surgery on my back, but I believe with these "SOLE" inserts I'll have a better foundation to help strengthen my frame during healing. Yes I would recommend these inserts to those looking for comfort and support. Also those looking for lower back pain relief. I wear a whole size in shoes so I just order that size of inserts. They fit my shoe like it belongs. Nice bed for my foot to sit on. The cork is very comfortable they seem to form to your foot and hold it in your shoe.

Sport flips

Purchased the Sport Flips and love them. Have been wearing SOLE sandals and using footbeds for a number of years now and the sandals are pretty much all I wear in the summer. Great support which helps to align feet and knees. No more knee pain. Extremely comfortable with long lasting material. Highly recommended.

Thank Goodness!

I'm a martial artist, training and teaching karate and I'm an acupuncturist in private practice. I'd suffered an ankle injury years ago, which was acting up and affecting my knee and lower back and foot beds from the physio therapist were going to cost $400. It was then someone told me about SOLE Footbeds. When my first pair of Active Medium with Met Pad footbeds arrived in their slim, environment conscious packaging, I got them in my shoes and I immediately felt relief and comfort. It took just days for all my pain to disappear! Now I recommend them to all my patients with back or lower extremity joint pain and I wear them in all my shoes. It's been about a year now that I've been wearing the footbeds and I'll keep wearing them forever.


I have a plantar fasciitis and these footbeds makes my daily run very confortable

Love cork

I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. I’m a believer in quality insoles, so have been wearing them for many years. I have a high arch and the cork molds to my footprint better than other materials. I own four different sets of SOLE footbeds, but the cork is my favorite.

Solved my foot pain

I’ve been using SOLE footbeds for a few years now for pain related to over-pronation. Recently I began to have pain on the ball of my right foot. After doing some research I discovered that this was likely due to metatarsalgia. I decide to look to SOLE for help and found these Performance footbeds with built-in metatarsal support. I’ve begun using them regularly and my pain has disappeared. I’ll continue to buy the footbeds with Met Pads from now on.

Life-changing insoles

I've always had a problem with foot pain wearing shoes, ever since I was young; I just thought it was normal to have aching feet after spending a day in shoes. Sneakers, flip-flops, dress shoes, boots, it didn't matter; everything hurt. When a shoe sales person at The Right Shoe in Vancouver suggested in 2016 that I try SOLE footbeds, I was skeptical because I didn't really believe they could help. She told me to trust her, that they had a return policy if I wasn't satisfied, and that she thought the "aggressive arch support" design would really help my tired, aching feet. So I listened to her and got a pair of Active Thicks for my Bluntstones and I was converted overnight. Those Bluntstones went from being those cool boots that I really liked but always avoided because of fatigue and pain, to becoming my daily shoes. No pain or fatigue, even after hours and hours of walking in them, day after day! Transformative and life-changing. I went back and got a pair Active Thins for my Cons too, and when I started spending more time in dress shoes, I got some for those as well. Now, every single pair of shoes and boots that I own has a pair of SOLE footbeds in them—Thursdays, AEs, Clarks, Vessis, chukkas—and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love that SOLE is designed locally (I'm in Vancouver, BC); I love their company philosophy of reduced environmental impact, carbon negativity, wine cork recycling (I make and bottle my own wine too, so it's a real plus for me), planting trees, giving to charities, donating to the needy, and social and ecological responsibility in general; I love the fit and the design; I love love love the comfort. They literally transform any pair of shoes from being totally insane torture devices into comfortable, meaningful footwear that reasonable people can actually wear, walk around, and stand in. Amazing! I mean, what's the point of even wearing footwear if it makes your feet worse and causes pain? And why did it take so long for me to discover SOLE? Seriously. Just get them. Thank you, SOLE, for making my foot life pain-free! I will always be grateful, and I will always have your footbeds in my shoes!

Thomas M LeBlanc

My Wife Loves Them!

After hearing about SOLE from the Darkhorse Podcast I bought myself some footbeds and my wife the Flip Flops. She loves them! She thinks they're very stylish and remarks on the how it's very clear how much better they are on her feet compared to her other flip flops.

Extremely Helpful!

I had been dealing with foot pain for quite some time and tried a few products but the problem was never truly resolved. Then I heard about SOLE from the Darkhorse podcast and I have faith in their endorsements so I went for it! It was a great call. I have been using the footbeds for several weeks now and the results are very noticeable. The foot pain is basically gone and I'm on my feet for hours at a time. Also, they're very easy to transfer from shoe to shoe. Highly recommend!

Great for plantar fasciitis

The footbeds significantly helped my plantar fasciitis. Wearing these has made my PF the best it’s been in a year. I now have a pair in each pair of shoes & my slippers.


I've been using SOLE footbeds for ages, so when I got a new set of cycling shoes I immediately ordered these. They are supremely comfortable and after long rides, my feet never hurt in the least. I recommend these to all my friends and family!

Pain relief at an affordable price

It was a foot doctor who told me I had flat feet and the same doctor that told me about SOLE footbeds. I was looking at cortisone injections for bursitis in my left hip and within 2 weeks of wearing the inserts, all the pain went away! When I stopped wearing them the pain came back. I started wearing them again and the pain went away. Why I stopped it beyond me, and I cannot live without these! I also used to switch them between shoes but it doesn't always work as they mold to the shape of not only the foot but the shoe as well. So I just bought 3 pairs for my new runners and a spare to tuck away.

Plantar fasciitis relief !

After suffering for years with plantar fasciitis, I found affordable relief using SOLE Performance footbeds. I am a runner and they keep me active and competing. I have 5 pairs now for using in different shoes. They heat conform to your feet easily and last. Great product.

Too Thick

Wanted more support in my running shoe and this footbed was highly recommended by several sources and the footbed finder suggested the Active Medium. I found this footbed to be too thick and it raised my foot too much and caused a lot of rubbing around my heel and I couldn't get my shoes to fit comfortably any more. I swapped to the cork thin footbed and it helped a lot.


I have loved SOLE Flips for over 13 years. I first began using their footbeds a short time later. I just found their Active Wide Thins last year. They fit beautifully inside of my Keen summer and winter shoes. The are comfortable right out of the box. Of course heating them and fitting them to my foot is even better. My whole family of five is now using them.

I love these

I’ve been using these footbeds for many years and I feel like they help the position of my feet in my shoes and my balance. I have some minor neurological issues stemming from spinal surgeries and the footbeds have been very useful.

Comfortable, durable, and supportive

I bought these for my grandson who has extra-wide, flat feet. Prior to trying SOLE footbeds, I purchased orthotics through the podiatrist's office. These footbeds are proving to be much more comfortable, supportive, and durable than those prescribed. I like the sustainability of recycled materials. I will definitely continue to purchase these footbeds.

Comfortable and supportive

I bought the Men's District by ReCORK for my grandson who requires orthotics due to extra-wide, flat feet. He absolutely loves the shoes. He doesn't have to have any additional support structures with the built-in footbeds. The contemporary style gives him the opportunity to have support without the obvious "orthotic shoe" look. Unlike previous shoes we've tried, he hasn't experienced any foot pain or fatigue during long wear use. I'm very happy with the quality, value, and durability of these shoes.

Great shoe 10 out of 10!!!

Great looking and great wearing shoe. Fits true to size. No need for footbed inserts with the cork insert. Very comfortable and great support. I have flat feet with collapsible arches so these shoes help so much. Going to order a second pair for back up next pay day. Definitely recommended

Amazing footbeds!

I'm blown away how great these footbeds are and they have exceeded my expectations. Way better then any you will find in the shoe stores. I'm using a pair of Active Thin insoles in my Wolverine 1000 mile boots and my 8 year old boots are now oh so dreamy to walk around in and feel brand new again! I have a fairly narrow foot and medium high arches. I lean towards going barefoot a lot ( I do a lot of yoga) and actually love the arch support which has become more subtle after the break in period. these soles get better the more I wear them so do give a bit to break them in properly.


Been a long time fan of SOLE Active footbeds, but the Performance/cork version is another step up; even more comfortable and supportive - almost as good as my Birkenstock sandals. Been using over 1 month, and they mold well just from use without having to heat in the oven (though I understand that speeds up the process)

SOLE is the best footbed brand

I have been SOLE customer for 15 years I am also a physical therapist and not only use SOLE myself but also recommend to my family and patients. The arch support and the level of comfort helps with any routine walks, runs, work outs, long standing activities and makes it all less painful. I have recommended SOLE to patients with knock knees, pes planus, plantar fasciitis, foot pain and also knee pain and back pain. They are very comfortable and not to forget, durable too.

Aging Arches

My husband and I have used custom or semi-custom insoles in our athletic footwear for years. Ski boots, hiking boots, running and cycling shoes and tennis-specific shoes that are replaced multiple times each year. After 30+ years of using insoles designed to support extended recreational outings, we both have arches that are falling as we age. Luckily we discovered SOLE insoles some years ago and had converted all of our footbeds to their products. The collapsing arches may affect street shoes, but our SOLE inserts have kept our feet comfortably supported with no signs of faster fatigue. Will always wear SOLE aim as many footwear options as we can

SOLE Footbed

I like the material used. Very comfortable and helps my back pain. Excellent product.

Aussie boots fixed

I had recently replaced my 'Australian' work boots and found them to be painfully uncomfortable compared with my old pair. Assuming that they just needed to be broken in, I bore with it for months. I'd hoped my 12h+ work shifts would break them in and back to the feeling of my old pair. Didn't happen. Nor did trying the old footbeds from my previous boots. I ordered the SOLE footbeds with the most cushioning and the met pad. Had a moment of regret thinking the met pad would be a mistake but a rep coached me to keep the order as is. Essentially the SOLE footbeds have fixed the misery caused by my work boots. I no longer have foot and hip pain from my long shifts. It's been maybe a month now and I'm loving them. Only slight issue is that now my feet are a bit snug against the uppers. A quick tap at the heel moves my toes off the steel toe cap and it's fine. These footbeds have taken away my workboot pains.

Great addition to my rugby boots

I had been experiencing some heel pain during and after playing so decided to give these footbeds a go based on my experience with the Active Thick beds that I have in my work boots. . I've been using the same pair of Active Thick in my work boots for more than 10 years. When my boots wear out, the footbeds go to my new boots. They make a night and day difference in comfort and fighting fatigue from standing on concrete for extended periods. I trimmed the beds to size, heated and formed them to my feet then put them in my rugby boots. Not sure why I was surprised, but they elevated the pain during and after playing. Being able to play without pain certainly elevated my game.

Great Purchase

I have high quality tennis shoes but my feet hurt after my long walks. These insoles have really made a difference. At first I didn't know if I would like the "bump" in the footbed but my feet quickly got used to it and feel much better now with the insole.

SOLE footbeds

Suffering from plantar fasciitis, dealing with huge pain in my heel, until I discovered SOLE footbeds. Got a new pair of boots, the insoles lifted my arch, felt so much better and continues to do so. Incredible incentives on the website and I have recommended them to four of my friends who have purchased them. I have also gotten a second pair for myself. Everyone raves about them. My feet feel better everyday, thank you so much

Perfect for flat foot

I have flat feet and this footbed helped me to reduce the pain while wearing for long periods of time. I recommend this footbed as it has microbial and warm wool properties as well as the arch support.


I ordered the Active Thin for my casual flat Bobs and they fit perfectly! I have metatarsalgia in my right foot and without my SOLE footbeds I can't wear them. I have been using SOLE products since early this past summer and have recently gave a gift of slides to my dad for planter fasciitis and he loves them.

These are for you!!

These SOLE footbeds are great. I put them into my work boots and they are life savers. No more sore back or knees from working. And they make a working a 14 hr day very good. Had them in my boots for two months now and they are very comfortable. I would 100% recommended!

Amazing foot bed

I've been using this product for 2 years. I started having sore feet and legs.. tried everything until I came across these footbeds. So I jumped in and I will never go back.. amazing. Gave me relief. I just need more for every shoe.

Good Footbed

The SOLE Active Thick was comfortable from the 1st moment I slid my foot into my boot. It has remained comfortable. The cork helps keep feet cooler working on hot pavement. I purchased them for more support, and they deliver.

Great footbed

Great inserts! I have been wearing them now for a month or more. My hard orthotics were uncomfortable. I wasn't able to stand for long periods, which my job requires. My feet were always tired and sore at the end of the day. These are very comfortable and my chronic foot pain has diminished significantly. It's like wearing the right shoe with the right amount arch support. They fit perfectly into any shoe. My old orthotics were very wide and stuck out from my instep stretching the shoe. These basically replace the shoe's original foot bed. I wear a 9.5 shoe and bought a size 9. i will be buying another pair for my hiking shoes but will get a size 10. I can feel the end of the insert in my sneakers. It doesn't bother me or cause any pain but I will get a size bigger and trim if need be. Price is right too considering the price of hard orthotics.

GO to Footbed

HI SOLE, Let's just say if you ever decided to discontinue this model of footbed, I would have to find a new "go to" SOLE product. The arch height, strength and forefoot thickness is ideal for a wide range of foot types and footwear options. Thanks SOLE for making such a great workable product Sincerely, Deanna Certified Pedorthist

The best flip flops

The Catalina flip flops are amazing, they offer a very good footbed, comfy toe thong, and I am able to wear them to walk long distances comfortably. These flip flops never retain odors and last me for about 2 summers with daily use as my primary footwear for 3 months a year.

Good for plantar fascia

I have diagnosed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. Especially, I have heel spurs. I have used two different brand footbeds (Dr. Scholl's and Trek Support) for my injury. My PT specialist suggested putting a SOLE brand footbed. When I put on it in my regular shoes and wear it, it gave pressure on my foot arch a lot and felt really different immediately. It did not give me any pain in my heel spur. I used it only for seven days. So far, it is really positive. I just ordered three more to put in my all shoes (two Thin for tennis shoes, one Medium for working shoes).

Totally works!

After years of tortured feet I went to see a real podiatrist. She recommended these insoles, and I got a pair. They make the shoes fit my whole foot in 3D, not just the outline of the footbed (length & width). I spend whole days in those shoes, without thinking about my feet at all. Truly a personal breakthrough. Highly recommended,

Awesome product

The Active Thin insoles are incredibly useful for me. I started to use them 7 years ago after a piece of advice from a podiatrist as I am having a mild flat-foot and I was getting sole pain after walking or running. Since I used them, my problem disappeared completely. I am using them in all my shoes, whether classic ones or sports ones. I usually remove the original footbed and replace them with my SOLE insoles and once they are in place, I am comfortable with no walking issue. I did not have to mould them as I believe they should maintain their original curve to support the foot arch. At least this worked for me. I have bought 8 pairs up till now to cover all my shoes. Highly recommended product.

Love it!

This is my 3rd pair of SOLE footbeds.... I bought the Thin ones to wear for the last 3 months with dress shoes, work awesome as the other 2 I have. I recommend the Thin one for dress shoes or if your shoe is not too wide.

Great for Morton’s neuroma

I was hesitant buying the footbed with the built-in met pad in case the pad wasn’t large enough or in the right place for my Morton’s neuroma. I am happy to report that the built-in pads are just right, and I can wear the footbed with no pain. They also fit my shoes perfectly.

Amazing Foot Support

My first pair of cork footbeds. I put them in my Rockports and have an amazing combination of foot support. I also wear the SOLE footbeds in my Dunnam Battery Park Shoes to help keep the pain away. I love them and absolutely recommend them.

The Bombdiggity of Flips

These are the bombdiggity! I have been wearing them essentially everyday for the last 2.4 years. The algae foam is insanely comfortable and molded perfectly to my feet. The synthetic nubuck strap holds my foot in place without being too restricting. The strap fits snug at first, but after wearing consistently in my house for a couple weeks, they fit like a dream! I love the lower profile for my flat feet, as the SOLE footbed provides all the support I need. If you suffer from tired feet and sore knees, these are a must buy!

they work great

I started using SOLE footbeds several years ago . Worked as an aircraft mechanic 8 to 10 hours a day on concrete floors. These footbeds are the best I have used and they last a long time.

Knee pain

I bought this sandal because of knee and heel pain. I originally purchased a pair from my physiotherapy office, helped with Plantars Fasciitis. Now with having both knees needing replaced and heel tendinitis. The podiatrist suggested a sandal with a wedge and good support. I only wear sandals all year round and need to replace my indoor ones. I tried so many orthopedic sandals and these once were the best. I even ordered the mules and another sandal. Love the footbed, can get wet and still like brand new.

Best brand for flips!

I had a pair of SOLE cork footbed flips for many years and it was the most comfortable flips I ever tried. The materials used in the Baja flips are different but they are just as comfortable and Baja flips are more lightweight than the old cork flips. Good for street wear. Would definitely purchase again

So wonderful to be able to wear flip flops again

Having problems with my back and with plantar fasciitis, I hike and have five acres to look after. So back and foot pain was really hard to deal with. Years ago I had got my first pair of SOLE footbeds for pronation and they fixed my pronation which in turn ended my knee pain which threatened to end my hiking. I have a lot of faith in the SOLE product,. Now SOLE is first place I look when I have problems. Two days ago I climbed crossover pass almost 2000 meters of gain 20 km with SOLE inserts and my body feels fine today, I wear the flip flops around the property I am constantly gardening, mowing, pruning, etc and I feel great, by the way I am in my 70’s . Thanks to SOLE I don’t have to slow down

Huge improvement

I got these footbeds because I have incredibly flat feet and I get a lot of foot pain on my road bike. These are perfect! They give just the right amount of support and cushion. My knees track straight now instead of pronating. I'm using these in Shimano RC9 shoes and they fit perfectly.


New SOLEs are comfortable. Just had hammertoe surgery and the new footbeds are helping rehab the foot.

Works well

Does what I need it to do. Most footbeds give me some of what I need them to do and this one does it all.

Excellent foot bed

I have been using these footbeds for years now. They fit both my shoes and my feet perfectly and are very comfortable. The arch shape is exactly right for my foot and allows me to stand and walk without pain. The material used to make the footbeds is the right combination of flexible and rigid. An all around good footbeds for me.

Robert Wiebe

Very comfortable

I purchased these flips in June, and find them very comfortable. I wanted something I could walk into to go out to the garden, and kick off when I was done. They 're even comfortable to drive in. I have plantars faciatis and knee arthritis so I needed proper support. The cork footbed is very helpful and I am experiencing less foot and knee pain. I have even work them all day out running errands, and have much less knee pain than before.

Perfect soles

I discovered these footbeds several years ago and loved them. I have high arches and these insoles are perfect for support. They shape to my foot. I have these in all of winter boots and the lifestyle model are in my shoes.

comfy but more minimalist

Flips look good, but less rigid and stable feeling (particualry with the chamfered heal)..then the more rigid Catalina. Ok for street wear but not the best for hiking/approach shoe. The rubber footbed good for dry and wet use. In comparison, the cork footbed flips look good but becomes really slippery when wet and maybe prone to cracking (at least did on older models).

Supports high arches

I have very high arches and these are the first flip-flops that have really supported my arch. I do find the strap to be a bit tight. I'm hoping it will stretch a little bit to make them really perfect. They're lightweight and the footbed is really comfortable. I wear a US women's shoe size 7.5-8 and the size 8 is the right size for me. I like that they're kind of plain as that suits my style.

customer journeys

I bought my first SOLE footbeds, heavily discounted, at a Sierra Trading. I had never purchased a footbed (that wasn't for ski boots) previously. I actually never even thought about buying footbeds for my regular shoes. I have a low arch and low volume foot so found that the first SOLES did a nice job of supporting the arch and also taking up some room in a slightly-too-wide dress shoe. Let me say that I'm in my 50s and drink a fair amount of wine, so the "ReCORK" initiative struck a cord with me as we're avid recyclers. Fast forward a year and I see an ad for SOLE and notice that my first pair are shot. now I buy TWO. And I love them! Great fit and support and I can rotate them in and out of various shoes. They make good shoes better. The title is "customer journey" and I feel that there are lots of people out there like me...who don't really consider paying a premium over the cost of the shoes for footbeds. But trying is believing. Anyway, great product! I like the frequency (1-2/month) of marketing outreach, and keep up the good work!

Best flip flops I ever had

I had a pair of balboa flip flops for several years without them breaking despite me wearing them every day and in rugged conditions. I hurt my foot a few years ago surfing so a stable footbed is important to me especially since I wear flip flops year round every day. Unfortunately my first pair got stolen at the beach. So I decided to get the same pair again as I was so happy with it. Doing so was a bit of a struggle as I am now living in Mexico and Sole doesnt ship here. As I was going to the states a few weeks later I just had them shipped there and waited a few weeks for them. I love that they use nuissance algae for the footbed, that way I can help clean up an environmental problem.

Able to Hike Again

I started using SOLE footbeds three months ago and couldn't be happier. My bunions and flat feet used to get so painful from skiing, hiking, and long walks. I put the Active Medium with Met Pad in my shoes and never looked back. I was able to hike 20 km a day, several days in a row, with zero foot pain or discomfort. Before using these a 20 km hike would have had me in tears and out of commission for a few days. I did find the thick pad took a few days to fit properly to my foot but it was so worth it!

Don Meidinger

Liked previous version better

I have been a great fan of SOLE. I own a dozen pair of footbeds and have them in all my shoes, but favorites have been the Mateo Slides. I am on my 5th pair of them and recently purchased a new pair. I like the previous version better and the tops were more rigid and kept the foot in place much better. The new versions seems much more stretchy and more difficult to keep on my feet, especially when i am driving.

These are good

I had been using the Signature DK Response footbeds,for years, but it appears they have been phased out, so I tried the Softec Response, hoping they would be the same. It appears they are, as I feel no difference after a couple hundred miles. The fit is good, and I like the feel on my feet. If the footbeds continue to feel this good, I will purchase another couple of pairs. NOTE: They don't say they replaced the DK footbeds, so I just had to guess based upon the looks.

The only brand I buy

I always buy the SOLE footbed and add a metatarsal support for my Morton’s neuroma. They are comfortable, long lasting and fit my shoes well.

So comfy!

I love these footbeds! They give me the support I need in my tennis (pickleball) shoes. They make all my shoes more comfortable. If you have any issues with your feet, I would highly recommend them.

These make all my shoes comfy!

So comfortable. I have a fairly high arches and these have molded wonderfully to my feet. They are very supportive in all of my tennis shoes giving me better balance and agility than the stock footbeds.


I'm on my feet all day. I've tried all types of footwear and my feet were killing me. SOLE footbeds did the trick. I've had them about a month and I love them. If only all life's problems were so easily solved!


I am flat foot and my feet were hurting me so I decided to try SOLE to see how good they are. When I put them in my sneakers they were so comfortable and my feet didn't hurt. I love my SOLE footbeds and I am looking down the road to ordering more!

Nearly perfect

This is probably my 10th pair of sole shoes/insoles. I had an older pair of SOLE sandals that were amazing, but the strap finally broke. That model was no longer made so I purchased a pair of Baja Flips and Costa Flips because I was weary of the changes in the strap material. First let me start with the good: The traction, footbeds and overall quality are amazing. They are still the best sandals I've found for every day use and they really keep my feet feeling good event after huge days of walking and being on my feet. Now the not so good: the material used on the straps is extremely comfortable and doesn't chafe or rub, but I've already noticed fraying on them. It's almost like a mesh material and it's starting to fray and I fear that will lead to some strange rubbing spots and overall the sandal breaking down faster than I would like. I will say I would still 100% recommend these to friends (which I do) and I will/would buy another pair because there's no sandal that keeps my feet feeling as fresh after a long day or walking. I don't know what the old material SOLE used for their straps, but I hope they bring it back. Either way they have me as a customer for life.

Gilles G Beauchemin

Not for sweaty feet!

Very proud to have purchased these due to their low environmental footprint. Have worn Berkies in the past. I found these as comfortable and they fit great! I wish that they made a slide sandal with a footbed that absorbs sweat as these don’t seem to breathe as well as Birks. Because of this issue I can’t really wear them for a prolonged period. I have been using their insoles and they are fantastic! 7/10

Great insert post-surgery

These are helping my recovery so much. I recently broke my second metatarsal and had a Lisfranc injury. My surgeon recommended SOLE because I have high arches. When I was allowed to start walking again it was obviously painful. These supports make it easier to walk and have helped me get back to everyday life a little quicker. It was recommended that I use these footbeds for 6 months as my body heals. The met pad wasn't a requirement from my surgeon but I think it helps on days I know I'll be on my feet a lot. I now have 3 pairs of SOLE footbeds and a pair of sandals. I love them all.

Wonderful shoe!

Very very comfortable, with a very firm fit all around. The footbed is quite rigid, and I enjoy the sense of being enveloped by the shoe. I love that it uses no animal products. The sole has grip on dry surfaces. I don't think it's a winter shoe. All in all, a wonderful shoe!

Comfortable shoe!

I love that the materials are not animal products. They fit like a kid glove. The footbed is very firm and gives a sense of enclosing your foot, but be warned that it is not a cushiony feeling. The sole has grip on dry surfaces, but I have a feeling I won't be using it in the winter. All in all a terrific ankle boot.

A Normal Fit for Narrow Feet

Because my feet are so narrow, it is very difficult to find any shoes that fit. Last winter, I needed dress shoes in a hurry, so I bought a "Narrow" in my regular length. Alas, they fit so badly and felt so big that I seemed to be limping when I wore them. I've used SOLE footbeds in my boots for years, so I thought I would try the Active Medium SOLE footbeds to take up some space and provide good arch support. Voila!! My shoes fit great and feel so good to walk in. These footbeds also fit perfectly in a walking boot I wear, so they get lots of use.

Always Buy SOLE Footbefds

I have been using SOLE footbeds for over 15 years. They provide support and cushioning. I use in virtually all footwear. Worth every cent.

Life changing

This is probably my 2nd or 3rd review of these footbeds, but who doesn't want another chance at $100? I've always suffered with fallen arches, (flat feet), and after visiting my Podiatrist who sold me my first pair of these in his office. For me, the thought of walking anywhere without SOLE support is like walking downtown without clothes on. I wouldn't consider it. My feet continue to plague me with other issues but the one constant source of help and comfort is this footbed. Pricey? Not when you consider the benefits of wearing these. Price for comfort, for health? Priceless.

Take no steps! Without this.

If you are on your feet all day or night, walking on hard (concrete) surfaces or uneven ground while hiking or running, this footbed will not only keep your feet comfortable but they will help align your back so that you're not placing pressure on one section of your feet causing back pain and spine misalignment. These were recommended to me by a board certified podiatrist for arch support, but I have discovered over the years I've been wearing them that they are much more than arch support. Without a good foundation life can be challenging. Wearing these may not eliminate those challenges but they will make them easier to bear. I wouldn't consider wearing any shoe without these inside with the exception of my reefs. I know these cost more than their competitors but once you've experienced the quality and comfort, you'll realize they have NO competition. These are life changing!

Ski boot footbed

Put them in an Intuition liner that was heat molded for my ski boots. Met pad is not so large that it is noticeable while skiing but works well and prevented and cramping or pain under the forefoot,

A little hard

I have two pairs of the Catalina Sport flip and just love them. However, the cork sole for me on this pair are a little hard. I am older and need more padding for wearing all day at work. Nice and narrow footbed and stay on my foot well. Look great!

Plantar Fasciitis

I have had an injection in my heel that worked but went away and physical therapy for plantar fasciitis for 3 months. I ordered a pair of medium footbeds designed to help with the pain I have experienced for months. I have followed the therapy recommendations and with the footbeds the pain is virtually gone. I have tried other footbeds and experienced some help but no where near what SOLE is giving me.

10 thousand kms and counting

Stumbled onto the Signature DK responses 8 years ago at the early stages of my appalachian trail thru hike. I had undergone an achilles tendon surgery and was quite nervous about my foot. Tried these on in North Carolina, fell in love with them, and walked the rest of the 4 million plus footsteps to the finish line, 2000 +miles later. I've now hiked well over 10 thousand + kms world wide since and every one of those footsteps have been with the support of SOLE foodbeds. I have size 9 wide feet that pronates on one feet and supinates on other due to my injury. To make it more interesting, one foot is slightly smaller and flatter in arch than the other. These footbeds are so perfect as they custom mold to my feet which changes in width throughout the course of a lengthy thru hike. The Performance Wide and Active Mediums work really well for me. I can't wait to test them out tree planting this summer in a totally different environment and footwear conditions.

Fantastic support in my errand shoes

I could walk around all day downtown running errands with these footbeds, they are so comfortable. it's almost like a massage for the bottoms of my feet as I walk and do errands.


work medium

These footbeds have saved my feet. I paid $375 for a pair of orthotics and wore them for 2 months and still my feet hurt so thought i would try SOLE bought a pair of medium work and within 2 days my feet were so much better i could walk around without pain so happy I tried these there awesome Thank You SOLE

Foot pain no more

I have purchased 2 SOLE cork foot beds now and I will never buy another brand. Last year when I was experiencing foot pain in my functional fitness shoes I decided to give them a try. I was sold nearly immediately. They confirmed to my foot and soon after all of my pains and aches had disappeared. There was no question in my mind when the insoles of my beloved boots folded up that I replace them with the Thin footbed. Nothing short of amazing. I could stand all day without issue. I only wish I could have these in every pair of shoes I own. On the fence? Don't be. You'll be glad you tried these.

Foot pain no more

I have purchased 2 SOLE cork foot beds now and I will never buy another brand. Last year when I was experiencing foot pain in my functional fitness shoes I decided to give them a try. I was sold nearly immediately. They conformed to my foot and soon after, all of my pains and aches had disappeared. There was no question in my mind when the insoles of my beloved boots folded up that I replace them with the Thin footbed. Nothing short of amazing. I could stand all day without issue. I only wish I could have these in every pair of shoes I own. On the fence? Don't be. You'll be glad you tried these.

Best non custom footbed!

I am a retired Physical Therapist and this is the best foot bed I've ever purchased!

Outstanding for my feet!

I'm a professional baseball coach and am on my feet and/or standing a LOT. I have developed bad plantar fasciitis and a heel spur over the last 5 years or so and it was almost unbearable to walk in the mornings. Since using SOLE products I wake up in the morning and don't hobble around anymore for the first 5 minutes of my day. I've now been wearing SOLE products for the past 3 years and they have helped me so much. Super comfortable and love the cork footbeds. Outstanding products and I always highly recommend to friends!

Joint pain went from a 7 to a 1

I've had lower extremity joint pain for years (I'm only 19), including patellofemoral syndrome and foot supination. Putting these in my work shoes has changed the game for me, truly: I noticed an immediate difference and my pain has subsided in the two months that I've been wearing the inserts. I chose to let the inserts mold to my feet over a few days and they worked perfectly. They give the shoe more of a firm footbed, which I like. 100% would recommend and would buy again.

Quality footbed

I use SOLE foot beds for a variety of applications and now own several pairs. I appreciate their support and heat molding capabilities.

Cork is the way

I've tried many of the SOLE products now and I found the cork footbeds to be the best. I'm not sure why exactly, but I have much less foot pain with this bed. I feel a little spring back with them, a little shock absorbing. Cork is unique and none of the other pads feel this way. Sadly I see REI is closing them out, I hope that doesn't mean this product is EOL.

My second pair

I purchased it at the recommendation of my dr for my foot issue! These are the first real soles with a good enough arch to support my arches! My foot is getting better, especially when I'm wearing my SOLE footbeds! This is the second pair I bought and since it work so well for me I bought them for my son and husband, my son is a wear house worker so they were good for his work boots!

Great SOLE

I love the Active Wide Thick footbed! It's very supportive and the cushioning is not too hard and not too squishy- just right. It's plenty wide. It's actually a bit too wide for my Keen workboots, even though Keen is know for having wide toe boxes for their footwear. I guess Keen toe boxes are not as wide as they should be. I actually have a pair of Active Wide Medium footbeds in my Innov8 shoes and they fit just fine and are also very supportive and comfy. I've been wearing the Thick footbeds in my boots for the last three weeks for about 40hrs/week. After the first few days, the footbeds became conformed to my feet perfectly.


This are gorgeous boots. They have a sold footbed that is so supportive for plantar fasciitis but they also look very elegant. They are nice and wide. I'm so excited to wear them to conferences and to work when covid is over.

Awesome flip flops for Plantar Fasciitis

I've had plantar fasciitis for many years and had resigned myself to the fact that I would not be able to wear cute shoes or sandals again. After ordering the SOLE footbeds for my boots and then my tennis shoes with amazing success, I decided to try the flips. I'm not normally a flip flop person- having that thing between my toes drives me insane, but these are, hands down, the best flip flops ever. I can wear them all day and not have aching feet at the end of the day. They are super comfortable, and provide support in all the right places, and bonus- they're super cute! Highly recommend them!


My favourite SOLE footbed. Thick, sturdy and stable. I put these boots, athletic shoes and in house slippers too. Wearing SOLE footbeds consistently allowed me to get rid of my plantar fasciitis.

Great solution to a painful foot problem

I've been using SOLE insoles for years and they have been great. I now walk over 30 miles per week and over the past 18 months, I've started to have foot pain. I do have Morton's toe and suffered with a neuroma. I tried several different approaches to support and cushion my metatarsal area but all were problematic - slipping pads, pads that didn't conform to my foot, etc. I discovered the SOLE with built in met support about two months ago. They have been a lifesaver. I have them for my walking shoes and also for my everyday shoes and they have completely erased the foot pain. I also bought a pair for my husband's walking shoes and they have worked for him as well. I highly recommend these SOLE footbeds to alleviate ball of the foot and toe pain.

Jane DelMonaco

Great Choice

Was looking for a narrower flip than my Catalina sport. The Baja Flip was a great choice. I like the comfort of the footbed, the sleek look that has a more dressy appearance vs the bulkier Catalina. So comfortable for walking!

Kim J Wozniak

SOLE Sandals and Footbeds

I have been wearing SOLE sandals and using the footbeds for a number of years now and love them. I have foot issues and this is an affordable way to ensure that I have the proper support at all times. Just purchased the Mendocino Sport Slide and love them. A perfect "house" shoe. I highly recommend SOLE products, especially if you have issues with your feet or are on your feet for most of the day.

Doing the JOB

Ordered because I was suffering from planters fascitis and wearing shoes on the outside heel area. Think it's called spinate. Been wearing the active medium eva SOLE footbeds about a month. Planters has almost gone away. Outside wear on heel time will tell.. Very excited with the results !!! Going to buy another set .

SOLE for my Soul

I purchased the Active Wide Thick inserts for my everyday, go-to running shoes because this was a cheaper option than replacing my shoes altogether, especially the shoes themselves were still good - they just needed new beds! The Active Wide Thick inserts fit perfectly into my New Balance 860s (v10) and made my feet feel like I was stepping into a brand new pair of shoes. I'm so glad I did this! The only thing that I wish I'd done differently: placed the beds into the oven to mold them to my feet a little quicker (as prescribed in the instructions). How cool! Otherwise, my right foot for whatever reason, it took a few days to break them in as it would for any new pair of shoes. I've had my footbeds for a month now and they are so comfortable. I will continue to buy from SOLE as I have for years now. LOVE their Cork sandals too!

Better for slender feet

I bought these shoes because I love the feel of the SOLE footbed. I ordered my usual size 8 but found the shoes to be a little short and narrow in the front so that I couldn't spread and relax the ball of my foot as well as my toes. I thought of ordering up to an 8-1/2 but decided to try the men's version in a size 7 instead. They fit perfectly as the toe box is wider and much more comfortable. Plus , I prefer having the laces to customize the fit of the shoe. The 8-1/2 women's might have worked also but, with shipping, is difficult to try on.

Good support, too thick for my running shoes.

I bought the product for arch support to use in general purpose, casual, and athletic shoes (running, trail shoes, etc.). These soles are comfortable, but in hindsight I would have purchased the thin ones since the small amount of padding combined with the arch/heel support really takes up more volume than anticipated. I would need to size up my shoes (to use the Medium SOLE) or go with the thinner SOLE footbeds for my tennis shoes, Clark's, or Salomon shoes. I ended up using these Mediums in my work boots and plan to continue doing so since they provide the arch support I was looking for when on my feet for long periods.

Karen Turner

I love this flip!

The Laguna Flip is thinner and lighter and the support is not quite as substantial as the Sport Flip. With that said, I love this flip! The footbed is cork with a non-slip surface that allows the shoe to stay on my foot, and it looks a little "dressier" than the others. The fit is right on. I will purchase this again.

John A Kershaw

My first nonCork SOLE product

I bought these as a replacement for my cork beach flips which cracked. Out of the box, the footbeds were perfect. The wider strap took some getting used to. I found the algae foam a bit warm for summer wear and my feet sweat more in them than in the flips. I wear the two mostly indoors alternately. I like them both, but think I prefer the cork flips over the algae slides primarily because of the cork. Perhaps a cork slide would be the perfect combo. SOLE completely takes care of my feet. Other than an old pair of Cushe slip-ons and a pair of hiking sandals - every shoe I own is SOLE or has a SOLE footbed. I walk 3000 - 4000km annual and for the last two years, SOLE has been there for most of those kms.

Best Orthotics

I have Rheumatoid arthritis and plantar fasciitis. These footbed have kept me in my feet! My first pair were purchased in 1995. I have purchased many since in all thicknesses. After having custom orthotics made twice and neither being satisfactory, a cobbler recommended these. What a relief. I own many pair in two sizes and thicknesses for use in different styles of shoes And highly recommend for anyone with foot or joint issues!

Love my Santa Cruz Flips

Love my flip flops . The structured footbed gives my arches comfortable support all day long . The fabric toe strap does not cause blisters & the cork type footbed is great for the beach , wipes off easily & dries quickly . I love them so much I bought two pairs (black & blue).

Really nice looking shoes

I am a huge fan of SOLE footbeds. I have plantar fasciitis and had constant foot pain before discovering SOLE. I really like these Lark shoes. It is hard to find dress shoes that accommodate a sole footbed so I am happy that SOLE has expanded to making shoes. These are nice looking shoes. I am a bit concerned about how the wool will stand up to mud or rain, but I plan to mostly wear them in my office so that should not be a concern.

Margaret R Davidson

SOLE has saved my feet

I wear sole footbeds in all of my shoes, and they have made such a huge difference to my feet. I can't wear regular sandals and I am so happy that Sole makes sandals that I can wear without being in pain. I love these slides. I have the navigator sandals, which I love, and the cork flips, which I love, but I think I love these slides most of all. They are comfortable, easy to kick on and off but stay on my feet really well. My only complain is that they only come in black. I would love to have a pair that were purple.


At one point was was not able to go hiking or walking the golf course anymore when a friend introduced me to SOLE footbeds, I went and purchased 1 pair and hiked 10-11km the next day and would say it helped my plantar fasciitis by 90%, I went and ordered 3 pairs of flip flops and another 3 pair footbeds for all my shoes. Thank you so much SOLE

Love my Santa Cruz Flips

Love my flip flops . The structured footbed gives my arches comfortable support all day long . The fabric toe strap does not cause blisters & the cork type footbed is great for the beach , wipes off easily & dries quickly . I love them so much I bought two pairs (black & blue).

Sarah D Neill

Great Flip Flop

After a few months of wearing them, my two favorite things about this flip flop are the arch support and the flexibility that the footbed has. The foam helps the footbed to be less hard on my knees than the cork bed was with my last pair of flip flops. I also like that they are so lightweight and you can also get them wet and and they don't make squeaky noises. Although they don't give me as much support as a shoe (I have basically no arch to my foot), this is the best flip flop I've found in all my searching. Definitely five star for me.

Relieves foot pain

I rely on SOLE footbeds to prevent plantar fasciitis. They're better than custom made expensive orthotics. I don't wear shoes without them.

Happy Feet

I have had SOLE cork flips for a few years now. I have a history of plantar fasciitis so I am very careful with what I wear on my feet. I find cork soles to be very supportive, but with a little give. The shape of the footbed is perfect for my feet. I bought the Met Pad inserts (with cork) for my walking shoes as my 10-yr-old custom orthotics don't feel comfortable any more. I have more spring in my step and my arches are happy.

Mark Rivkin

Mendocino slide upper hurt toes

My wife and I have a bunch of the footbeds which we really like, and I wanted to get something in a slide that had the same kind of support and quality. So I tried these Mendocino Slide Black in a Men's size 11, but the upper would dig into my toes when I would step forward on either foot. Maybe they would have broken in some over time, but it seemed unlikely that it would change that much and I didn't want to deal with the discomfort for however long that would have taken, so I returned them.

Thank you for your honest review, Mark. We're sorry to hear about your experience with the Mendocino Sport Slides. We always appreciate feedback! Hope you continue enjoying SOLE Footbeds. Take care! The SOLE Team

decent insole for high arches

I'm a distance runner coming back from a foot injury, and my podiatrist suggested searching for orthotic inserts rather than paying $$$ for custom insoles to support my very high arches. I found SOLE insoles to offer a higher arch than others on the market, and I love that these are made with recycled cork. I've been slowly starting to run again after 12 weeks off due to injury, so I've only run in these 1-2miles at a time, 2-3x/week, for the past 5 weeks, though I've also used them in casual shoes for walking. So far I like them, but am not sure they're high enough for my arches. My legs/feet are quite sore by the end of a short run [a new feeling for me, I used to be a marathoner!] but I cannot blame the insoles, this could just be from my injury. I'm happy to see that SOLE Active footbeds are now available with Met Pads, I may have to try one with more cushion! I'm just waiting for the trifecta: active + wide + met pad!

Great option for support

I've been wearing SOLE footbeds for almost 4 years now to help with pain from OEM insoles, and they have made a huge improvement. I recently bought the Work Medium and have been using them for a bit over a month... they have been performing great in work shoes, casual shoes, and sneakers. Trim to fit was easy!

What a Savior!

My SOLE footbed Insoles are not only fantastic but have replaced my expensive custom metatarsal insoles. Economy In today's times is a wonderful added perk!

Jason Koldewijn

Recovery & rehab

My physio turned me on to the Sole footbeds for post surgical recovery so when I noticed SOLE had flips near my size I had to try them out. So great to be able to walk without hot shoes and socks all summer and still get excellent support to hold my ankle and knee in the correct position for a better recovery and rehab! The flips are comfortable and sturdy. Though I'm grateful for a size 14 offering, the sizing might be slightly on the small side. It would be fantastic if SOLE could increase their offerings by a size or two...

Amazing Customer Service

I rarely write reviews online but thought that the excellent customer service I received from Tim warranted one. The size I originally ordered didn't fit me well and when I reached out to customer service they were amazing! It kept a few different orders/tries to get the footbed that was right for me but now I'm very happy. The footbed is comfortable and SOLE really went above and beyond to make sure that I got something that fit my needs. They have had the best customer service I've ever experienced with any company.

Eva MacKay

Almost perfect!

Have very high arches, had plantar fasciatis before, have been using SOLE footbeds in all my shoes for years. Decided to try the flip flops after my high arch Birkenstocks got worn out, they discontinued their high arch line unfortunately. These flip flops are very comfortable and supportive. I do wish the arch to be slightly higher, though i think it would be adequate for 99.9% of the population. Since I am used to Birks, I wish these sandals have a toe grip but they are fine without. The outer sole feels very secure on tile and carpet, I haven't worn them outside yet. True to size, wide enough for my wide-ish feet. Will definitely buy again.

Aaron L Mills

SOLE family now

I have been using SOLE footbeds and flipflops for YEARS (15?). My wife recently broke a pair of ordinary flipflops, and complains of plantar fasciitis, so I suggested trying a pair of SOLE flipflops, as I love mine. She was in heaven the moment she put her feet into them. I have a set of footbeds in every pair of shoes I own, and I have a couple pair of SOLE flipflops myself that I have worn for several years (at my age, 70+, I don't spend nearly the time without socks that I used to), and now my wife is SOLED on the quality of these products as well. Fit is great, and the comfort added because of the support makes life so much better. Not to mention that they look great - even on old feet.

Feet are happy

I have been using SOLE footbeds for years and have been very happy with all of them, whether it's the active medium with met pad or the work medium. They support my higher arch and give comfort for long hikes. Also SOLE customer service has been excellent.

True comfort

I have been wearing SOLE flip flops for almost ten years due to ankle issues and plantar fasciitis. This sandal is the most comfortable SOLE sandal I've purchased. The footbed of the sandal has ridges that keep your feet from slipping when sweat is an issue.

Good combination of support & comfort

I have plantar fasciitis that flares up every now and then, so I always put over the counter replacement footbeds in all of my shoes. These footbeds are very comfortable and do not change the fit of my running or casual wear shoes. Pretty much zero break -in period. Provides a little bit of cushion and firm, but not terribly rigid support. The Met pad felt a little different at first, but now I don't even notice it - never had any issues with my metatarsal (knock on wood / cork!), but I figure the extra support can't be a bad thing. Two toes up!

True comfort

I have been wearing SOLE flip flops for almost ten years due to ankle issues and plantar fasciitis. This sandal is the most comfortable Sole sandal I've purchased. The footbed of the sandal has ridges that keep your feet from slipping when sweat is an issue.

a fantastic shoe

I have used SOLE footbeds for a couple of years now and saw ReCORK shoes on sale. I order a pair just to see how they worked. Right out of the box they were a perfect fit. A great combination of style, fit, comfort, these shows have become my go-to shoe for dressier occasions. I cannot wait until work gets back to more normal conditions and I have more need to wear them.

SOLE footbeds = No more pain

I have a pair of shoes that were not giving me the support I needed. I have pain in my arches when I stand and walk. I was about to throw the shoes out when I learned of SOLE. I bought a pair of Performance footbeds and replaced the insole of the shoes with the new SOLEs. I've been wearing the footbeds for about a month and a half and I no longer have pain because the SOLEs have given me the comfort and support I needed. And I didn't have to look for another pair of shoes. I also love the fact that you can trim the footbeds to fit your shoe size. So easy. I've worn prescription orthotics before, but they were extremely hard and uncomfortable. I stopped wearing them. For me, these SOLE footbeds are better than custom orthotics.


I've had my footbeds for the month and I'm telling you they are amazing .. all knee issues have gone away mostly.. back pain has gone down .. when running I can tell that my legs aren't fatigued as much as they use to be. Definitely will be ordering more. Customer service was great .. very helpful in picking out the right footbeds for me ..

Amazing comfort

The footbed comfort is unmatched by any other flip-flop I've worn without adding weight that make other more expensive flip-flops difficult to wear for long periods of time. One word of caution is the break-in period. I was overzealous and went on a 5+ mile walk the first time out, a bit of a mistake as the straps wore down my feet pretty good. After a couple more shorter walks, they've broken in nicely and have been nothing but great, I can walk forever in these now without any discomfort or foot fatigue. The hearty SOLE (ha!) ensures a long lift time for these flip-flops.

Met Pads

They're great. They're a bit less rigid than most SOLE footbeds and that's especially good for the shoes I put them in, which have a fairly hard foot strike. Ever since I started using SOLE footbeds, I have not had plantar fasciitis.

Great Sole

Great footbed for jogging if you have had plantar fasciitis. Works for me!

SOLE Active Wide Medium for knee pain

First of all i would like to say SOLE products are the best in class. I had a knee pain as my work requires standing for a long period of time. That's why i bought SOLE footbeds and after wearing for over 2 months I can say that it works for me. Never felt that pain in my knee again plus these are comfortable. So i am happy with my purchase.

Knee problems solved

I owe a lot of respect to SOLE company. For some unknown reason I started having ankle pain on my right foot a few months ago. I was referred to a foot doctor, the same that had seen me during my childhood during 12 years and that fixed my problem having feet looking inwards. This time, the foot doctor made me those super technological orthodics that cost $400+. After 5 adjustments trying to improve them, because I was starting to feel a very painful pinching sensation in my inner knees (somewhere I NEVER had any problem before in my entire life), I came across SOLE footbed in a outdoors sale. I bought it thinking I had nothing to lose. I was pretty desperate at this point, nothing was doing it. My knees were in pain if I wore the foot orthodics or not, and the best solution was just not to walk at all : not an option at 32 years old! So I started using the SOLE footbeds, and all of a sudden, my knee pain disappeared! It was, and it still is, honestly so marvellous. I never told the Podiatrist I stopped using my custom orthodic, but now I got SOLE footbeds and my doctor was pretty happy I found my solution, so he wrote down the company name and went on recommending his patients the footbed. SOLE, you saved my knees! Thanks a lot!


I love my SOLE Catalina flips! I got my first pair 6 years ago and LOVED them! I wore them out just this year - they lasted sooo long - so this year I ordered a new pair and love them just as much! In fact, I really appreciate the footbed - it's different, but they stay on my feet much better! SOLE flips do take a week or so to wear in, but once you do, they are the BEST flips ever!! I love mine and was worried at first that they were too small, but after about a week they fit like a glove. I buy SOLE because of the metatarsal support on the footbed - I had surgery on one foot and have had trouble with my toes falling asleep when I wear shoes. As long as a I have metatarsal support, my toes don't fall asleep - and of all the flips I've tried, SOLE are my favorite. THANKS!!!

Super Comfortable and Durable

So far I am very pleased with the Balboa. I wear the pretty much daily these days and have found them very comfortable. The break in period was quick. The outsole is holding up surprisingly well considering how soft it is. The supportive footbed fits the foot well and prevents that "flip flop" sound when walking. I have been wearing SOLE flip flops for many years and the Balboa is a very nice cost sensitive version of their footwear.

Almost perfect fit out of the box

I discovered SOLE footbeds a few years ago. I injured myself just before a hiking trip in American SouthWest and needed some extra foot support so that I could keep to the trip's aggressive hiking schedule. Shoe guy at REI recommended SOLE thick corkbeds and I have been a fan ever since. The District Recork Tour looked interesting and they were on sale. I am upgrading my look after losing a lot of weight and these appeared stylish and I know the comfort of the SOLE footbeds, so I purchased. Out of the box, it took a few minutes for the beds to adjust to my feet, but then they were perfect. Like my hiking companions on that trip, they provide comfort, support, and fun. I bought the black leather, but plan on ordering the brown leather as well. Now I have only been wearing these for a few hours around the house, but I like them almost as much as my Cushe slip ons that I normally wear. They just feel like a part of me. Great shoe!

Love these!

I wear these footbeds everyday! They are extremely comfortable and reduce the pain in my lower back.

Shawn McGrath

Great for Running

Got these SOLE footbeds for my running shoes as I am an avid runner and they have been great. Comfortable, not intrusive, and fit my natural arch.

Dallin Dance

Every day use!

Molded to my feet, excellent in my running shoes and work shoes. Been using SOLE footbeds for a few years and have loved them. Plantar fasciitis issues at times and these help.

Meredith Hutchison

SOLE is the Best!

SOLE footbeds saved my feet! My job requires standing and walking on hard surfaces all day and it had gotten to the point where I had to soak my feet the minute I got home. I've been using them for about 10 years now and will continue to. I put them in most of my shoes - including my slippers as I spend quite a bit of time in them when at home. SOLE footbeds took away the pain and let me get back to walking and hiking when I'm not at work. I love them!

The best insoles - keep my feet healthy

I have SOLE insoles in my performance ski boots and most of my shoes. They keep my feet supported and shape to my feet very well. When I started to experience some foot pain with accompanying plantar fasciitis I tried SOLE insoles and my pain gradually faded away after a few weeks of stretching and consistent use of my active and performance medium footbeds. I love them! Thanks a lot SOLE. R. Gibson Portland, Oregon

Longtime use

I have been using SOLE footbeds for almost as long as they have been in business, I believe. I had chronic Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. I had 2 prior foot surgeries for neuromas. I was on my feet all the time as a pediatrician and was miserable with pain especially in the morning and was limping at work. I was referred to an orthopedist who specialized in foot care. He referred me to an orthotics store where I was introduced to and purchased my first SOLE footbeds. I have used them for possibly 18 years now. I had tried custom orthotics prior which were too uncomfortable to wear. I discovered the SOLE website many years ago and buy as needed. I only have foot pain if I wear shoes without the footbeds. I walk my 10,000 steps per day and ballroom dance. I have recommended SOLE footbeds to friends and even to parents of my patients.

Longtime use

I have been using SOLE footbeds for almost as long as they have been in business, I believe. I had chronic Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. I had 2 prior foot surgeries for neuromas. I was on my feet all the time as a pediatrician and was miserable with pain especially in the morning and was limping at work. I was referred to an orthopedist who specialized in foot care. He referred me to an orthotics store where I was introduced to and purchased my first SOLE footbeds. I have used them for possibly 18 years now. I had tried custom orthotics prior which were too uncomfortable to wear. I discovered the SOLE website many years ago and buy as needed. I only have foot pain if I wear shoes without the footbeds. I walk my 10,000 steps per day and ballroom dance. I have recommended SOLE footbeds to friends and even to parents of my patients.

Ann Hatch

Happy feet, Happy me!!

I have been a loyal customer of SOLE for many years, and in most of my shoes (as well as my hockey skates, hiking boots and my cross country and downhill ski boots) are a myriad of SOLE footbeds. It all started, like with many others, with a nagging case of plantar fasciitis, making its appearance just as I was training to walk the Camino de Santiago in 2012. Thankfully I found your company, bought some footbeds, and within a very short time, my feet and I were ready for a nice 800K stroll through northern Spain. Sandals came next... and what the heck? Time to shop again! Thanks to the team! Ann Hatch Toronto. PS the cork recycling program, community initiatives and supporting a company that cares about our planet, make shopping SOLE a no brainer!

All day support

I now take SOLE footbeds with me to the shoe store to make sure I size with room for this much needed support. Work SOLE, get me through the day!

Donald W Roeseke Jr


Love my SOLE footbeds - try to fit them in every shoe now. Usually work but use sport for casual stuff as well.

Eric C Young

Stylish flats

Very nicely styled, they easily go from casual to fancy. Plenty of room and of course the great footbed.

Best yet

I love the Active Wide Thick SOLE footbed. It comfortably fits my whole foot. I live with your products daily and over the past 10 or more years they are with me always. I keep a pair in each shoe I own and they work great in my dress shoes. They also work well in my jogging shoes (and all-in-between). I use to live with constant foot pain and worked with a few doctors and tried a number of products that I paid 10 times as much and more for. Then I tried your product and with the heat and custom fit feature I have never felt better. Thanks and have a great day.

They work awesome

I have been using their footbeds now for at least 2 years. They easily last the full life of a pair of work boots. I took them out and transferred them to my next pair.

Overweight/Post Hip Surgery Win!!

This product helps my flat feet! It decreased my pain after my hip replacement. I've been wearing this for a few months and I ONLY hurt when I DON'T wear them. As an overweight person I was concerned they wouldn't be for me, but I love them, they are great construction, support me well. I have wide feet, but these fit great. They fit good in my tennis shoes. They feel good on my feet, the top is a felt like material and very soft when I wear flats without socks. So comfortable, I plan on purchasing an active footbed and a pair of sandals for this summer!! Can't wait!!

Mrs Michelle maras

Best flip/orthodic/sexy shoe ever

So here it is; 5 years ago I was introduced to these flips and insoles from my sister who claimed to have her uncomfortable foot spurs disappear from wearing them...and I was having back pain so I thought I'd give them a try since I had tried many things including actual orthodics.I feel as though they completely line up my body as I stand on them. Every part of my foot feels supported and it has a ripple effect all the way up my body...amazing! They look good too! I always buy two pairs to wear in the house as slippers as well as most everywhere else I go (except the gym) that's when I use the footbeds. Best ever!

Fantastic Soles

I am a bit old and overweight with flat feet and worn out knees, but I love to hike! Where I live there are many trails in the mountains and rough Andalusian country side. There's a lot of up-and-down, steep paths. I recently switched over to Altea Lone Pine 4.0 trail shoes and paired them with SOLE Wide Thick foot beds. My first hike was a tough route of 17 miles with 3,700 accumulated elevation ascent and descent. I packed along my well-used Brooks Cascadia with traditional fit SOLE Thick footbeds just in case. But no problems and many hikes later I'm so pleased I have already bought a second pair of the SOLE/Altra combination! My feet and my knees are responding well, both for long hikes and on steep descents. I fully recommend SOLE footbeds!

Love this product

I had plantar fasciitis for 3 years. I had considered surgery because the pain was so intense. I bought SOLE footbeds at the recommendation of a foot/ankle orthopaedic surgeon. It was the best decision that I have made. They fit in my shoes perfectly and have relieved all of my pain. They are very durable and usually last me at least a year. I don't go a single day without wearing my SOLE inserts.

Love these!

I suffered from plantar fasciitis forbsome time before discovering SOLE and the footbeds, and have happily had zero issues since (4 years!). These flip flops are fantastic indoors and out, are durable and waterproof and supremely comfortable. I have a wider foot and they provide comfort and stability for me. Thank you!

Used sole since active duty military

Over 14 years ago, I stumbled on SOLE footbeds while on active duty. I used them in my flight boots until retirement, and continue to use them in all my shoes. Deep heel cup and proper arch support make for a proper shoe. Don't be fooled by cushy alternatives, they don't work. Take it from me, I've had my share of back pain and even surgery. Haven't had problems since using SOLE.

Fantastic Inserts

The SOLE Active Thick Inserts are a fantastic product. I have a history of chondromalacia of the knees. That is a condition where the patella, also known as the kneecap, does not articulate properly with the tibial bone beneath it. The condition results in painful knees, With motion, exercise, sitting etc. These inserts made it possible for me to move again. I am also a physician that regularly sees patients with plantar fasciitis. I recommend these inserts frequently. I would say 90% success rate to those who utilize them. Excellent company and excellent products! Give the footbeds as well as the shoe wear a try. You won't be disappointed.

Love this product

I had plantar fasciitis for 3 years. I had considered surgery because the pain was so intense. I bought SOLE footbeds at the recommendation of a foot/ankle orthopaedic surgeon. It was the best decision that I have made. They fit in my shoes perfectly and have relieved all of my pain. They are very durable and usually last me at least a year. I don't go a single day without wearing my SOLE inserts.

Body aches

I work standing and walking all day on concrete floors (electrician) and with time it gets to you ... body aches , tiredness and I started slowing down my pace ... then I saw this ad on Facebook about these soles and what they could bring to me ... after a hard week I said to myself "They're not so expensive so why not give them a try?!" In the first week of work wearing SOLE footbeds, my boss noticed a difference even before I did now I need another pair for my hiking boots!

Jean-Francois Gaudreau

Repeat customer

I can wear my Montereys all day long, same as any shoes that have my SOLE footbeds in them. They save me from a lot of knee and back pain. And the flips I wear them everyday from May to October and they last two summers. Couldn't be happier.

Costa flip

These are dressier flips....footbeds are great with arch support and good for walking. Mesh thongs are comfortable yet firm. Good cushion on pavement.


Sweet Flip

Great flip to help with plantar fasciitis or to relax at the end of a long day after wearing work shoes. The cork footbed is comfortable and long lasting. Can't wait for more summer weather to return to wear these some more.

SOLE Performance Medium Footbeds

Very comfortable. I am unaware they are in all my daily footwear. Cork seems to breathe naturally.


Comfort, Value, Style...Worth It!

I have been enjoying SOLE footbeds for a few years, and decided to try a pair of cork flips...I used to spend $10 every few months on cheap, flat, rubber flips that provided NO support to the arch...Now, after wearing these cork flips for a few months; I can't wait to get my work boots off, wash up, and enjoy the support of the cork...!!! Initially, they take some getting used to...if you accidentally step on them, while barefoot, but not wearing them; because they are very robust in their construction, (and NOT flat, lifeless, rubber, like the cheap versions), it is possible to experience discomfort, IF one places weight on the flip in ANY other position than the intended...(so don't do that!)....but because of the firm construction, I have yet to stub my toe...or have the leading edge curl under during a misstep and abrade my toe on the pavement...the support provided by my SOLE cork flips is unsurpassed...I have spolied myself with the use of sole footbeds in the past; to the extent that I cannot wear any shoes without the Footbeds Inserted, I enjoy the arch support that much....I am not sure of the name of the part that goes between the toes; (thong, perhaps?), but the cloth version is preferable to the rigid plastic version, in my opinion... So, if you are in the market for a new set of flips this summer, or even just for around the house; take the plunge into comfort of cork, (they become more comfortable the more you wear them!), and wonder why you waited so long...!!! (Your feet will thank you.)

Glad to be Back

Tried prescription orthodics for a couple of years after using SOLE footbeds, and my foot pain actually increased. Went back to the SOLE footbeds and glad I did. My foot pain will never go away but SOLE has made life more comfortable.

Excellent fit for my hockey skates!

I love my SOLE footbeds! I struggle with plantar fasciitis and so wearing my hockey skates has been a hard thing for me - to the point that I've gone winters without skating...until I put these footbeds into my skates. Total difference. Instead of needing to get my skates off after 5 minutes, I get to play and skate for hours without pain. SO GOOD!


I love these footbeds. LOVE them! I struggle with plantar fasciitis and they have made a massive difference in my foot pain. They fit in my Blundstones perfectly. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Really enjoy the footbed

I have for years used the custom foot bed's from one of our local running stores, I wanted to try to save a bit of money so I thought I would give these a shot. I have been very pleased with their performance, I heated them in the oven (like the directions say) placed them in my running shoes and formed them to my foot and started using them. They give me great support and are very comfortable on my feet. I was concerned for blisters and for my feet falling asleep but neither have happened. I am now 4 months into using them and I consider them to be my new go to. Highly Recommend... I will be purchasing more in the future as my other's wear out and as I watch for 'Specials' throughout the year.

Laura barnes


I have been wearing SOLE flip flops for years. Finally branched our and tried the new District by ReCORK flats. These shoes definitely did not disappoint. The support that they give is phenomenal. They are comfortable to wear for a full day at the office. Love the fact that the footbed is made from recycled cork! Love my SOLES!!!!

Great for being on your feet all day

I am a bar manager and purchased these for work. They are great. They are supportive to be on your feet for hours at a time. They have a descent non-slip sole. They slip on nicely and stay put and run true to size. I have plantar fasciitis and they worked very well for that. I love SOLE products and have a couple pairs of their footbeds, but never tried shoes until now. I am a fan.

Stana Balac

Women’s Del Mar Sport Flip

Great fit and very comfortable. I really like the footbed.

Great for pain relief

I've been wearing these footbeds for a couple of months now and they have relieved 90% of my pain. So comfortable and a perfect fit. Also it feels nice to know that they use recycled corks to make them.

Supportive and protective

I have had the SOLE brand insoles in my footwear since I purchased a pair of Redwing boots a few years ago. I discovered the amazing support needed for me was established from the inside not the outside. I did some research to find the SOLE brand was the real source of the insole. I purchased my first pair of active Soles about 6 months later for my sneakers and basically eliminated all of my foot pain. It doesn't matter how inexpensive the shoes are as long as I have my Soles to support my feet I am good to go. I have also recently discovered another important quality about SOLE; because of the thickness they have saved my foot on 2 occasions from a roofing nail. They both penetrated my shoes only to stop short of my foot because of the SOLE footbed. I would definitely recommend the purchase for every shoe you wear.

Zero Drop - SOLE Gets it Right

SOLE inserts were recommended by my orthopedist for flat feet. I bought these to fit Altra running shoes which are zero drop. I had tried other inserts but found out they were not zero drop and the increased heel height caused pain. No insert should add heel height. The Active Wide Medium fits well in the toe box. Since I wear a half size, I ordered the larger size footbed and trimmed it. Love my shoes with SOLE footbeds!

Wife loves them

I got my wife a pair of the SOLE footbeds, and she liked them so I tried the Stride and after seamlessly swapping out sizes my wife seemingly hasn't taken these off. She says they fit great and get better every day. And then there's the clean and classic look.

SOLE Active Medium Footbed Review

SOLE Active Medium footbeds. Lightweight, durable inserts for your trail running or athletic shoes. These footbeds provide amazing cushioned support and promote healthy alignment for adventure-ready feet. Check out the full review on February 5th, 2020 at

So far so good

I am active runner who has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in the last year, and I was searching for a good footbed that would support my foot. Its been 2 months now of regular use and the fit seems great. I use the insoles in my running shoes and in my regular shoes with no problem. Of course, these won't fully cure your plantar fasciitis by themselves! I am doing daily stretches and exercises, but they are a great tool to have in your toolbox. ;) In these last 2 months I also tried the medium version but found out they dont fit in most of my shoes. These ones are thinner but still very confortable.

Affordable alternative to orthotic footbed

The footbeds with metpads are super comfortable, and I find them supportive enough to use instead of metpad orthotics inside my footwear which my one set of expensive custom orthotics does not fit well - snow boots, hiking shoes, ski boots, running shoes. They are affordable enough that I now have several pairs of the metpad footbeds. This is much more convenient than moving one set around, especially in winter when I might use snow boots, ski boots and another pair of shoes all in the same day.


Happy feet!

I love these flips. They are cute, comfortable, and, most importantly for me, have metatarsal support built in. I developed metatarsalgia from running a few years ago and cannot wear shoes without orthotics (or footbeds with metpads) for long without discomfort. The flips are comfortable enough to wear all day. Without them, my feet would be locked up inside shoes all summer. I am happy to have this great alternative.

Melissa Henry

and I used to hate Flip Flops...

I've never worn flip flops because the toe post irritates and hurts so I always searched for sandals. I have high arches and PF, so I always search for supportive sandals, and hopefully find some that are still cute. I use SOLE footbeds for my causal shoes, and thought...what the heck? There was a good sale, the SOLE insoles have been great in the past, so why not try the Del Mar Flips and I can return them if they hurt too much right? They arrived quickly, I put them on and wore them for an hour or so. The toe post wasn't irritating and the foot bed felt comfortable and supportive from the beginning, I've worn them more, including all day shopping excursions and haven't had any issues. As the footbed continues to mold to my foot shape, they will probably become one of the most comfortable shoes I'll own. I won't trust other flip flops, but I'm glad I tried these. Supportive, cushion, and all day comfort for me.

Curtis Pauls

Great service!!!!

So, I was pretty excited to get these new flips after wearing out a pair that lasted me almost five years. Unfortunately for me, I have a bone on my foot that didn't take kindly to the rubber strap on these. (My previous flips were a leather/fabric strap.) Sad, because the cork footbeds were incredibly comfortable! Well, after getting in touch with the customer service people I am happy to say I've ordered something that will likely be better for me, and the service I got from Tim was exceptional! I would hands down, heartily recommend buying from this company! My new flips are on their way and I anticipate major summer vibes and good times are coming my way too! Thanks again SOLE for exceptional customer service and pursuing sustainable manufacturing.


Finally a company that gets it right. To extend the longevity of my running shoes I install aftermarket footbeds after the initial 150 miles. I run in zero drop shoes (brand name and style withheld as to not create a biased opinion, but it rhymes with smultra pescolante). For years I put up with fitting normal footbeds into wide shoes, it works - poorly. Then, VOILA! someone took the initiative to create something for the weirdos who run in slippers. If you aren't familiar with running in zero drop, wide shoes - you're missing the boat. The SOLE footbeds make running that much more enjoyable. Everything works cohesively and performs to a standard that I never could have imagined. I'm a recreational runner, maybe 50+ miles a week, with a yearly marathon or two. Not setting any records, just working toward breaking the 3.5 hour mark for 26.2. All the aforementioned works for me and my style of running, your results may vary. Bottom line, Thank you for the WIDE footbeds!

Amazing footbeds!

These footbeds have saved my feet. I can stand much longer in my shoes, and they also make exercise much more enjoyable. My flat feet no longer suffer!

Comfortable and fashionable

I have never owned flip flops that I can wear all day. Catalinas are comfortable. I have worn them all day, the footbed supports and the piece between my toes never bothered my feet; something I can not say about any other sandals! I will buy nothing else for the summer. Constant wear over two months and they still look brand new!

Great product

Once again my footbeds from SOLE are killing it. Great support, easy to mold and no more knee pain! Thanks SOLE!

Excellent footbeds

Having used one pair of SOLEs for over a year I am convinced they have helped keep me injury free (qualified for Boston). Now have them in all of my road and trail running shoes.

Active Medium for achilles

I have chronic achilles tendonitis. The Active Medium footbeds have given me tremendous relief with my achilles and pronation problems. In the near future I will be buying the thin footbed for narrower shoes. I would highly recommend you try the footbeds. Thanks SOLE...


Liked it but...

First let me say that I love SOLE products, they are virtually indestructible. I do like my Baja flips but find the footbed quite narrow. I have wide feet and prefer the footbed of the Sport Flips. They (Baja) still will suit me fine and get added to my collection!

Shawn Stanyar

Life Saver

As a longtime customer, I purchased 2 pairs of flips this time as my well worn ones I've had for 8-10 years are relegated to the backyard patio and pool. The Sport Flips (as usual) are extremely comfortable to wear right out of the package, and can be worn all day. The Casual Cork flips are a bit uncomfortable as my low arch tends to dig into the hard cork with little give, but I'm sure this is only temporary as they break-in. On a positive note I'm sure they will keep their shape a bit longer and support my foot they look amazing. Unrelated to this recent purchase, I also use a variety of the footbeds, and although I'm not an avid runner, I'm on my feet all day and could not imagine how much pain and fatigue I'd be in without using SOLE products.

Great insole

Use this with my Hoka Arahi 2 10.5 EE. So glad SOLE now has a wide option. The thin footbed doesn't make my shoes too tight and I have a few pairs for other shoes as well. Great product!

Randy Froese

My SOLE Flips!

I'm a 56 year old male. 6'-6" weighing 250 lbs. I bought two pairs of Sport Flips in different colors and a pair of Beach Flips. I love them all! They provide great support for my feet. I like to go for walks on hot summer nights and my feet are no longer tired after walks! Morning foot pain is reduced substantially (or pretty much GONE) after having walked the night before. That's new for me. I also love my Sport Flips for cycling on hot days. I love my Beach Flips for use at the beach, both in and out of the water. They provide protection for my feet from the rocks and quickly float to the surface when I kick them off. To top it off, I need size 14 which SOLE has. Can't find them just anywhere! I am so thankful for my new flips!!! I use one of the pairs in my apartment as recommended by my certified Pedorthist. I design for a living in a manufacturing facility and am a details person. I always appreciate good design in anything. Please thank your designers for their great work on these flips! Thank you SOLE! You make great products and have a great website! P.S. - Love the free shipping over $100!! P.P.S. - Amazing 90 day footbed guarantee allowing you to return for any reason if not satisfied (which I will not be doing)!!!!!

I recommend this brand

The first pair of SOLES I had were flip sandals and the support they had were great. I got the Active Thin insoles now that I fit inside running shoes I wear on walks. It would have been nice if they had 'cut along the lines' markers for half sizes on their insoles since I have some 9.5 size footwear and they only have full-size footbeds. It would make fitting when cutting it by myself easier. Overall, If you spend a lot of time on your feet, I recommend this brand.

Sandy Courtney

life saver

These sandals are awesome! I struggle off and on with plantar fasciitis and a Morton's neuroma. These are the only flip flops I can wear. I wear them all winter long in Arizona not only because the weather is warm but because I have tile floors and these flip flops offer me the footbed my feet require to be happy. I also have SOLE insoles in all my shoes and wouldn't walk anywhere without them.

Helps with pronation

I was experiencing knee pain after walking. After I started using the SOLE footbeds in my runners, I no longer have knee pain.


SOLE insoles

These insoles have given me a new lease on life. I have arthritis in my feet. I had flare ups so bad I thought I might have to quit working. But these insoles have greatly improved my mobility. I am able to continue working. I love these footbeds!

Sara Buffel

Adorable sport flip

I ordered two Catalina Sport Flip, one for indoor and another for outdoor. They look so cute and fit so comfortable. I can be on my feet the whole day. They are truly Anti-Odor which it was very important to me since my feet sweat a lot, the footbed is perfect because it absorbs moisture. The Met Pad Support is so soft and gentle, it reduced plantar fasciitis symptoms. I am very satisfied with this flips because walking around is no longer painful or tiring for my feet and I get compliments for the look.

Love these foot beds!

My physical therapist recommended these to me years ago. I have a chronic pain due to an ankle sprain, that didn't seem to be getting better. I've had a much easier time improving my ankle strength wearing these. I have had them in my walking and hiking shoes for nearly 9 years now. Wearing SOLE footbeds provides comfort and stability. I highly recommend!

Kim Wozniak

Love all SOLE products. Footbeds are exactly what I need. I have spent a lot of money on customized orthotics in the past. I now am buying SOLE footbeds as they provide me with the support that I need. I love the flips and wear them in the house year round, as well as outdoors all summer long.


Love this footwear!

I love being barefoot, but a recent case of plantar faciitis has prevented me from doing so. These flip flops are so comfortable and the closest thing to barefoot while still wearing supportive footwear! These along with using the footbeds in my closed toe footwear have been pinnacle in healing my plantar faciitis and keeping me pain-free.

As expected

For more than a decade, I have been using SOLE footbeds in all my footwear. My aged feet were suffering from insufficient arch support. I had tried various other footbeds, including expensive custom orthotics, with minimal improvement. I read an article where a university compared the results of custom orthotics versus off-the-shelf SOLE brand inserts. I found my size (men 11) at Mark's (when it was WorkWearHouse). Eventually, I bought SOLE inserts for all my shoes and boots. I had been buying 'Thick' but they weren't suitable for my dress shoes, so I ordered and tried a 'Thin.' It was a good solution. I've just recently ordered and received a two pair of 'Active Thin,' for a couple of other shoe pairs. I prefer to assign a set of SOLEs to each pair of shoes, believing that moulding goes both ways - top and bottom; and I prefer not to be swapping footbeds when I change shoes. In time, like everything, they will breakdown, though it is sometimes difficult to feel a change. I have also recently ordered some 'Medium' footbeds to replace those that I retire.

Great insert for running

For years, I've previously used an expensive, custom made orthotic insert in my running shoes. The SOLE footbed was a much less expensive alternative, and fit easily into my Saucony Triumph ISO 5 shoes in place of the existing factory insert. The SOLE footbed does take a little time to break in and assume the correct shape, but overall they do an excellent job as running shoe inserts.

Amazing "Soles"!

SOLE makes the best insoles around!!! We have tried many different brands and found SOLE brand to be the best for our feet/shoes. All thee of us (including our 13yo son) love them. My wife and I used to always put our custom orthotics in our shoes but sometimes forget. Now we don't even need them. We put SOLE footbeds in all our shoes, so we have over 30 pairs of them so far ranging from Active to Lifestyle to Performance. It's also a great plus that this company is environmentally consciences, we very much look for companies that care for our environment! So what do we used these in - regular waking shoes, running shoes, hiking shoes, dress shoes, roller skates, cycling shoes - what ever shoes we have. They make a HUGE difference in comfort and also help not only our feet, but knees (we all have knee issues). Keep up the great work SOLE! These are the most awesome footbeds around!

SOLE insole

I walked around for years with chronic foot pain, I had bought medical orthotics and wanted to have foot comfort for all my shoes. I found sole footbeds, tried them, now I have them in all my shoes, even bought the flip flops and my feet feel great! No more doctor visits. I have recommended them to all my friends and family.

I can walk again!

I need a footbed in most shoes to be able to walk due to a hip problem. The SOLE Active Thin footbed is the perfect addition to my shoes providing enough support for miles of pain free walking. Can't be without them!

Scott Moore

Sole Footbeds are a Godsend.

My recent purchase is simply a continuation of what I now expect from SOLE; the best. I've been using SOLE footbeds for four years. I have osteoarthritis In both knees. SOLE provided a product that both formed an arch in my flat feet as well as improving the alignment of the structure of my legs. This allowed me to delay a TKR in my left leg for two years and almost stopped the deterioration in my right knee. Thank you!

Jim Wright

Amazing flips

I have about 10 pairs of Flips and 8 pairs of footbeds. My daughter told me about them about 16 years ago, as I suffered from plantar fasciitis. I have not had any issues with the plantar fasciitis since I have started wearing them. They are so comfortable and provide additional support. Jim


Great flip

Snug fit, a bit tight on the straps by the toes for my liking but I'm hoping the footbed will ease up to give more room as I wear them. Great colours and the cork footbed is super comfy.

Great foot beds / insoles

It's been almost 3 years since I initially bought SOLE footwear and footbeds. I had painful plantar fasciitis and was referred to this company by a relative. Although I did not experience immediate results, over time between SOLE and good footwear, my foot pain has gone away. I definitely recommend SOLE and especially the footbeds. Thanks SOLE!!!

Just like custom orthotics

I have been using custom orthotics for twenty years and own several pairs of Sole footbeds. I do not notice a difference between my custom orthotics and SOLE footbeds (cost being the exception). This allows me to have a pair of footbeds in different footwear rather than having to put my custom orthotics in the footwear I am wearing that day.

Great fit, Durable insole

I almost gave up on performance insoles until I bought the SOLE Performance Thick footbeds for my hiking boots. I've tried several other brands over the years, but some were too hard or too soft, some didn't fit well, and some just didn't last. The SOLE's molded to my feet nicely and offer enough compliance to make all day hikes comfortable. I've had them in my Asolo Fugitive hiking boots for a year and they are still in great shape. I just bought another pair of hiking boots and putting new Performance Thick footbeds in them was a must.

A happy runner once again!

I was bothered by bad plantar fasciitis for more than a year and was unable to run regularly due to the pain. I had to force myself to rest for a period of time before running again and the pain would come back after I resume my running. I saw my favourite runner - Dean Karnazes was advertising for Sole footbeds and started to do research on it and found out that they may help me to treat my plantar fasciitis. I bought a pair of the thickest version and used them on my running shoes. True enough, I was able to run pain-free. I was so amazed. I have been running every single day now and I am no longer being bothered by PF. They are life-changing. I am able to enjoy running again!!!

Altra fit SOLEs!

I was working at the Kahtoola booth for a running expo, spending the entire day on my feet jumping on ice. I was wearing Altra Olympus shoes and SOLE insoles (which are usually fine for running but apparently not for the side stepping and jumping I was doing). After that first day, I was getting blisters on my big toes from the edge of my insole rubbing on my toes inside the wide Altra toe box. The next day, I heard that SOLE had started making wider footbeds for Altra shoes. I was able to get my hands on a pair and wore them the next two days of the show (and ever since). My toes felt immediately better AND the great arch support and comfort of SOLE was still there. SOLE saved my toes and I was stoked to have one of the first pairs of Altra fit SOLEs!! I LOVE them, my feet LOVE them!! Thank you!!!

Comfort Update

I have been wearing my new Active Thick footbeds for a couple of days now and have noticed that these are a bit softer than my original ones that I have been wearing for several years now. It is a welcome feeling, especially as the years continue to go by. The original ones are still serviceable, even though the top layer is worn from the years of service. I will keep them for use in other shoes so I don't have to swap them out every time. My first pair were purchased from a retailer. The rest have been purchased direct online.

Life changing

All my life I have had high arches and only just got diagnosed with the condition within the last year. I am 35, so as you can guess I have dealt with pain with walking/standing most of my life. SOLE's footbeds were recommend to me from a local running shoe store. The instant I tried them on, they corrected the alignment in my feet and it was instantly like walking on a cloud. Thanks again for your product. It has made a world of difference in my life!


Amazing footbed, but they broke...

These are hands down the most comfortable flipflops you can find, the footbed is clearly very ergonomic and built to last. However my flipflops only lasted 2yrs of light use before the middle strap pulled out of the footbed, rendering the shoes useless. I wish the warranty covered the entire shoe.

Saved my feet

I've been using various Sole footbeds for several years and can say that I've found nothing better. I have high arches and work construction, sometimes on my feet for most of a 12 hour, or longer, shift and have developed plantar fasciitis as a result. I've tried other brands with varying results but, Sole footbeds are the ones that have made a huge difference, so much so that my feet rarely bother me anymore. The thing I like about them is that they are heat moldable. Because my arches are so high and longer than normal, I actually gently heat my new Soles with a heat gun and mold more arch into them than they come with. Doing so I can slightly over-mold them and they conform to the exact shape of my foot after wearing them for a few days. Without doing that It would mean costly custom orthotics. My youngest son was cursed with the same feet as mine and we both use Sole. Thanks for the excellent product.

Colleen Harland

Love these!

These are great sandals! The footbed is total Sole, with great support and a good feel from the cork. Thong is in a good place. Grip is good. I wouldn't wear them for a 10 mile walk but they are great for errands and messing about. Good colors too!

All Star

Great addition to my active footwear! I transfer these insoles between my hiking and biking shoes. They provide a solid platform to stand on in rugged and uneven terrain. Just an all around great footbed to move from shoe to shoe.



I've been wearing these for a few days now and absolutely LOVE them. They're so comfortable, the midsole molds to your foot. I have the black pair and I'm thinking I need some more in different colors!!! Wonderful that the footbed is made from 100% recycled cork. Great product.

Got me running again

I developed a nasty case of Plantar Fasciitis. I was hobbling around until a friend recommended SOLE footbeds to me. I found a store nearby and was walking pain free in a few days and running in a couple of weeks. I have a pair for every shoe. I tried Custom made insoles and they were clumsy and painful. SOLE insoles felt natural and got me running again.


Ultra luxe comfort!

Absolutely love my new cork footbeds! They're supportive, comfortable and the leather top looks so good in my shoes. Didn't even have to mold them, they felt amazing from the get go. Cork and leather are an amazing combination and I can't wait to try the thin version in my flats!

Made my running comfortable

As an active runner, I was suffering plantar fascitis since several months and my orthopedic soles hadn't been of a great help so far. When I first tried Sole footbeds, I had the big surprise to have my plantar pain reduced and although this pain hasn't disappeared yet completely (I only have footbeds in my running shoes and I wear high heels the rest of the time :-(((, these footbeds made my running much more enjoyable. I'm now purchasing my second pair as I consider the first pair may be "used" by now and may not be giving the same efficiency as it did (I run about 200 kms per month).

Awesome footbeds

Moving to New York, I became a public transit commuter walking 4-5 miles every day, not always with the best kind of shoes. Unfortunately, I developed a foot neuroma and a podiatrist recommended custom orthotics. I found these foot beds and decided to try them first. After a very short time, my neuroma resolved and I now walk without pain. After a year of daily use, it is time to replace my original pair. Thank you for such an awesome product.

Great for women's shoes!

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the cork footbeds molded. Compared to the Active Thin, the Performance Thin molded very quickly, within 1 day of wearing them. I actually put them in a pair of heeled booties and I love having the arch support! These are a great fit for women because of the tighter-fitting nature of many women's shoes. Classic SOLE shape and support with improved moldability -- and the recycled cork aspect is a nice bonus! :)

Great all around footbed

I bought these 2 months ago and I should have bought these sooner. I like how they give your arches much more support than super feet. After walking 13 miles on gravel and carrying 30 lbs. My feet weren't tired and I didn't feel to much of the gravel on the bottom of my feet . I am using them in my shoes all the time now

Good padding for backpacking long miles

I have been using this brand of insole for 5 years and love them. I needed more padding than other commercially available insoles provided for backpacking. I carry a 25-30 pound pack for 15-20 miles a day for a month at a time in all kinds of terrain. I also ditched my orthotics because these insoles provide good arch support. They do not make my feet hot. I add a metatarsal pad to the insole for more support.

Just like my 400 dollar orthotics

I have PF bought so many orthodics and none helped. Went to foot surgeon and got custom orthodics. These sole insoles looked just like my 400 dollars ones so i tried them. They feel the same and my foot pain is under control.


I purchased these because they look and feel just like the 400.00 orthotics I got from my doctor. They work just like the 400.00 orthotics too.

Best ever

These are by far the best insoles I've ever purchased! I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis and these mold to my feet exactly where I need the support! They are even better than my custom made orthotics!

Great for Soccer

The very best footbed for soccer (I looked at numerous other brands). The longevity is great. When cleats wear out, simply move the footbed to new cleats. Not only thin enough, but "last" width is the right size for narrow soccer cleats. When playing on Artificial Grass in the summer Southern California temperatures, the material provides thermal insulation and prevents "heat" blisters.

Would Recommend

I am on my third pair for military boots. They help support in a way other brands can't compare! Great for ALL terrains and all shoes/boots!

Kelly Babcock

Super comfortable sports sandals

This is a great pair of sports sandals - extremely comfortable for being on your feet for hours. I always have to break my feet in to new sandals, but these have been the easiest by far. I think these might provide just slightly less arch support than the Softec Response footbed inserts, but overall I love the footbed on these sandals - very supportive yet feels so comfy. Fantastic.

Carmen Sanders

Foot pain

I have been wearing SOLE insoles, blister socks, and flips for years. Navigate sandals are lightweight and super comfortable I can stay on my feet all day. The best products for my feet and awesome customer service! Thank you SOLE


I have successfully used SOLE footbeds for many years. Initially for hiking and backpacking, they saved my knees from the constant impact of long descents while carrying heavy packs. After contracting plantar fasciitis from running in shoes with poor insoles, I started wearing SOLE footbeds in all of my shoes including my everyday business dress shoes, running, tennis and softball shoes. I firmly believe that SOLE footbeds not only allowed me to "play thru" and continue to enjoy the activities I love, but also helped significantly with the recovery from plantars.

Trail ready!

The Signature DK response are perfect for my trail shoes. No heel pain and just the right amount of cushion.


Love Sole

I love SOLE inserts and I recommend my patients, too.

Glenda Martin

Great holiday no Blisters

I have been on vacation which has included lots of biking and hiking. I never fear getting blisters anymore since I found SOLE Dual Layer socks. They are my favorite socks and I wear with confidence that there will be no blisters at the end of the day. I also have a pair of EVU Signature footbeds in my hiking shoes. The best thing with SOLE is the customer service. Great product and great service, what more could you ask for!

Great Footbeds

I own multiple pairs of footbeds and use them in casual and dress work shoes, athletic sneakers, and baseball cleats. I suffered with bad plantar fasciitis and my doctor recommended expensive orthotics that would only fit certain pairs of shoes so I did research and tried SOLE with great results. I love these and recommend them to friends all the time.

Sole for me

Years ago I bought Sole's Exhale shoes. I use 'em as slippers mostly, every day, year-round. I got 2 back-up pairs after the first. Still wearing the first. The top of the fold-down heel is a bit worn, but the footbed and structure are still 100%!! When I feel like it, I wear one of the newer pairs out and about, very versatile look. I have a prescription orthotic footbeds to protect my high arches from strain. When I cross over from my mouldable Sole Thin Casual footbed in my favorite shoes to the pair with the custom made bed, I recognize I'll never pay the price for a custum make again. My mouldable Sole footbeds fit better, are thinner and save me a ton of coin. After moulding in the oven and a day of wear, there isn't a spot that hasn't confirmed to my foot and it really feels like my shoe is just a perfect match and fit. Awesome products. Love your Sole!!

Byron Baker

Sole is great

I have several Sole Footbeds and now the Navigate. A couple of years ago, I was limping around in Hawaii on a work trip and saw some Marines buying Footbeds in the exchange at Camp Smith. I asked one of them what they were and he said. "They're SOLEs and we all put them in our boots." So, I bought a pair, then later another pair, and then later more. Now I have them in all my shoes. My plantar fasciitis subsided fairly quickly. I'm a happy camper and recently completed a hike in the Grand Canyon of over 40 miles in a couple of days with no pain.

Best ever footbeds

Have tried all the footbeds on the market and expensive orthotics and these are by far the best. Now I can walk long distances in comfort and I have had no flare-ups from my plantar fasciitis. They last a very long time and whenever my feet begin to hurt, I know it is time for a new pair. Love, love, love this product!

On my 3 pair of DK Response Soles... Happy Feet!

I have raced in over 14 triathlons including a Half Ironman. These Signature DK Response footbeds solved my moderate pronation and arch pain during running (my knees no longer rub together). Amazing product and they truly deliver strong results mile after mile. I own 3 pairs since 2008, they will last several seasons. I still use my first pair in my dancing shoes, very durable. I give this product 5 stars out of Five. Make the best fitness decision and buy these now! Your feet will thank you!

John Russell

A Lifesaver

I love summer, except for one thing - I'd miss my SOLE footbeds because I was basically living in flip flops...and suffering from lower back pain because of it. Not anymore! Everything I love about the footbeds but in a flip flop. They need a short break-in period but once they did, I love them. Great product.

Just the best

I have extremely flat feet and pronation, which causes foot pain, knee pain and especially lower back pain. I found SOLE about 5 years ago and have remained a loyal customer because I DON'T LIVE IN PAIN ANYMORE! I simply will not put shoes on my feet without a pair of these footbeds in them. Everything I own - dressy wingtips, casual boat shoes, sneakers, golf shoes, hiking boots, winter boots - all have a pair of SOLEs in them! I even bought their flip flops, which have been a summer time Godsend.

Great insert

Bought these primarily to put in any shoe that I'm working out in. Great for both running and hitting the gym / weights. Plenty of arch support to allow you to load up the bar for squats and presses and light / roomy enough to put in your running shoes and provide just enough cushion while also maintaining the arch support. Since the Softec Response is a little too thin for me for everyday wear I use the 3.2mm cushion Signature EV Ultra for my everyday shoes and also for winter activities since they provide more warmth.



I bought these sandals a few months ago to help with my plantar faciitis and they are great. I have since bought 2 pairs footbeds as well. For my work shoes and winter boots. I plan on buying more. They relieve the pain and if I don't wear them for even a few hours walking barefoot, I notice when I put them on again.I wear the sandals as slippers around the house. I recommend SOLE to everyone. I love them!!

Heel pain gone away!

Walked into an outdoor hiking and camping store with my son-in law and I found these little gems. I was experiencing heel pain for some time and knew it was likely my new shoes. Popped these heat-mouldable babies in and felt better right away. A few weeks later, the pain was all gone. Of course I tried all the other insoles one finds at the drug store and none did the job. I've worn these everyday for a year and I'll happily buy another pair of these fantastic insoles when they finally wear out. Wonderful product for sport and everyday walking.


Thin Sport Footbeds solved my foot pain and I didn't need to get orthotics. I don't even notice them in my sneakers and it's the first time ever my arches feel fully supported.

Foot pains

I have normal arches in both feet but I developed bilateral plantar fasciitis in late 2012 due to the use of a pair of work shoes which did not flex in the metatarsophalangeal area. I decided to give these SOLE Softec Ultra Footbeds a try. I felt some pain relief on the third day. Pains were completely relieved after 3 months of use. I now use these insoles in my work shoes, tennis shoes and running shoes. I do not go out without them even after I have been pain free for almost 2 years. I have 6 pairs of the Softec Ultras. I have been recommending them to my patients.


The best flip flop - ever.

I have tried so many flip flops. These are the only ones that are perfectly cushioned, but also have great arch and metatarsal support (taking the pressure off my big toe joint). They wrap around my slightly narrow foot like they were custom made. I wear a 9-9.5, and a 9 in these is perfect. I bought pairs for my mom and sister, too (neither have the big toe problems I do) and the smile and response was identical the second they put they them on... "Aaahh, that's nice." Please expand the SOLE footwear line - this footbed is incredible!!!

Ian Thornton

Thank you!

Thank you. Your soles have corrected my plantar fasciitis, therefore my knees and my back. I am a 46 year-old full-time father of a two and one year old. I've just run a half marathon and can pick up my two young children and dance them to sleep. My children are happy because I am mobile and they have my full attention. I run six days a week with no pain. I have lost thirty pounds, and because I can run, I can write. I'm an English novelist living in Toronto and running/walking is how and where I get my ideas. Your soles might have saved my life. Thank you.

Best for what I do

I had Plantar Fasciitis. I am a fly fisher, golfer, hunter, hiker, etc. These thin orthotics are the best. Forget any other brand. I have tried them all and most don't work well. I use the Sport in my golf shoes , walking loafers, etc. I use the thicker Red or black in my wading boots for walking streams. Just buy them.

Zackary Andriuk

Built to the same high standard

I have a pair of the sole flip flops and two pairs of footbeds. I looked everywhere for some arch support in a pair of sandals and the flip flops were the best I could get at the time. I noticed these on the website and bought a pair in the early spring. I have managed to wear them almost everyday this summer when I wasn't required to be in boots. They incorporate the support and comfort I like in the SOLE footbeds and they are much better to wear for summer activities than shoes or flip flops. I might even get a pair for my mom for her birthday.

I love them

These insoles have made it into cycling shoes, skates, ski boots and safety work boots. Thoroughly amazed that a user-tuned product could be so perfect.


I bought these for work they really do hold up well they ended up being a little firm for me when I wore thick socks they felt much better. I decided to purchase the thicker more cousin type this time. I am pleased with how well the product held up. The more I wore the first pair the more comfortable they got.



I suffer from arthritis in my toes and was limping terribly. Orthotics helped for full shoes but was too warm for summer. Tied these on advice of shoe store. RELIEF was almost instantaneous. I can't emphasize too much how these have helped my feet. Thank you!

long distance runner.

I'm a long distance runner and former marathon runner. I came across Sole about 7 years ago While surfing the internet. I pronate really bad always had to wear orthodtics they were about 500.00 i couldnt afford them anymore so i thought i would try Sole. Im so glad i did i got the signature - karnazes and i have been wearing them every since. Thank you so much because Sole really work.

run with the best

I have use the softec-ultra for at least 5 years now. I am going to buy 2 more pairs to replace the ones than finally worn out. Thanks to a great product Rick


Healthy Shoes

I am a connoisseur of healthy shoes. I have owned just about every brand out there in every price point. The SOLE sandals are the best flip flop style shoe I have ever worn. Don't let the casual style fool you - these are more comfortable, more supportive, and better fitting than many strap-on styles. They fit snug to the foot, so you don't have to crunch your toes while you walk. The sole is so supportive in every spot, it's hard to go barefoot anymore. But if it seems too snug at first, or the sole seems too firm, do give it time because as you get used to the shoe you'll notice something amazing happen. The sole seems to mold to your own foot, and it gets more and more comfy as it does. I have the cork footbed model and the slides, and both are hard to take off. Lucky for me I live in a climate where sandals are the shoe of choice eight months of the year.

Excellent Product

These insoles have made it possible for me to walk long distances again, as I used to do before developing plantar fascitis about 18 months ago. I've been using them for 9 months with great success. Recommended by a podiatrist I saw. Nothing else was required. I bought 2 pairs -- one for dress shoes, and a thicker one for runners and trail shoes. Excellent product and very good value.

Excellent Product

These insoles have made it possible for me to walk long distances again, as I used to do before developing plantar fascitis about 18 months ago. I've been using them for 9 months with great success. Recommended by a podiatrist I saw. Nothing else was required. I bought 2 pairs -- one for dress shoes, and a thicker one for runners and trail shoes. Excellent product and very good value.

best possible option

I bought these at the local Army Post Exchange here at Ft Benning, GA. After years of looking for quality inserts for my combat boots, I finally found these, and I will never go back to any other alternative. Now I can walk, run and march and my feet stay comfortable. Before, even with high-end orthotics, my feet would ache after a few hours and the pain would start to radiate up through my shins and knees. Since I started using this pair last year, I no longer have any of these problems

A great sole

My husband and I were traveling fromMaine to Florida and somewhere during the trip, I lost one of my insoles. As soon as we landed inFlorida we set out to find a new pair. At a running store, we came across Sole and they are the best over the counter insoles I have ever had. I have suffered with flat feet since a child and have had a few bouts of plantar fasciitis. These are an excellent product and I will be purchasing a pair for my golf shoes, and two more pairs for my other sneakers.


I got my 1st set about 4 years ago and am on my second deployment with them. I've traded them from boots to shoes and back. Now I'm looking for my 2nd set. I'll never wear anything else.

Best Insoles Ever!

I have been suffering from Plantar fasciitis for over a year now. Went to podiatrist and he put me in another brand of insoles. I had little to no improvement. He told me the next step was custom inserts and that my insurance would not cover the $450 cost. I found these moldable inserts after reading several great reviews. I can actually feel the support on the arch of my foot! I FINALLY am pain free. I have told 2 different people on my tennis team and they went out and bought them. They told me yesterday that both of them can already feel relief. Thank you so much for making a wonderful product. I thought I would never feel relief!!

No Competition

I have literally been using the same set of these since my unit received a box for testing purposes back in 2001. I have used them everywhere from training exercises, deployments, hiking the Adirondacks, and for everyday use where I am on my feet for at least 12 hours a day. While they are definitely looking rough, they still serve me well. I actually just pulled them out of a set of 5:11 ATACS, and put them in a brand new set of Bates. They have served me through 4 different sets of combat boots, 2 sets of hiking boots, and now I'm on my second set of tactical boots. I'd say that's an excellent value for footbeds that really make a difference. I think it's time to retire this set and order a new pair though.

Best Product in the market

I test trialed this product a few years back, and without hesitation can say I would never contemplate switching brands. I am currently on my second deployment with my original pair. First was Iraq, now Afghanistan. The terrain here is absolutely brutal, unforgiving some may say. But SOLE rises to the occasion and simply delivers, always...guaranteed!


I got into running longer and longer distances a little over a year ago. As I was still newer to running and didn't have a ton of injury-prevention techniques, I had a bit of trouble with my Achilles and plantar fascia on runs over 20 miles, particularly on trails. After tossing in and molding the Softec Response inserts, I realized that my feet needed a little more breathing room as they began to swell in later miles. Once I transitioned to these I found myself feeling much fresher toward the end of a 25-30+ mile run. I can also confidently say that after my first 50 mile race, my feet felt totally fine. Two thumbs way up for these! I'll be running in these for a long time.

Plantar fasciitis + Squash

Might sound crazy to spend half as much the price of a performance athletic shoe for an insole, but there is nothing better that I've found on the market for managing/preventing foot pain like Plantar fasciitis. Squash is incredibly tough on your feet. I ALWAYS use these (and happily buy them). Great product SOLE.


I have had these for over 2 years when my Sports Injury Surgeon recommended them, because I had a blister problem. I have run 3 half marathons and 2 full in these and have'n't had a single blister since. I run about 1500 miles a year and wear these on every run except two. The two I didn't wear them, I got blisters. I am at the point now where I will need another pair, but the best thing ever. Thanks Doc and thank you SOLE.

Best I've found yet

Pros: they actually fit into some of my casual shoes (boots, loafers and actually one pair of ballet flats! but I had to tear out the original foot bed from the ballet shoe). I have a small foot (size 5.5) and it's nearly impossible to find shoes that I can fit an insole into but these are the most thin & narrow that I have found. I have PF and I'm young so I don't want to wear tennis shoes every day so these have at least given me some other options. Cons: the little holes actually irritate my foot/skin after several hours. I don't think those are needed. They are 'hard' but then it seems all insoles/arch supports are.

The test of time!

Hello. Have had my Footbeds in my work boots for over seven years of everyday use (am a auto mechanic by trade). They still work awesome and are showing very little wear. Just bought a new set only because I bought new boots too. A fantastic product and well worth every penny paid. I would never even consider a different brand for as long I live. THANK YOU !!!!!

Fantastic product

I bought these insoles to use in my mountain hunting boots - I don't have great arches so I need good support but also cushioning. Other insoles I have tried were comfortable enough in my everyday shoes but too stiff to use in my boots. I followed the heat molding instructions with these, and there was a slight break in period as the package said. However, once I got past that minor hump I can't believe what a difference these insoles have made for my feet. I have put many miles on my new insoles already looking for bighorn sheep and elk in some extremely steep and rough terrain, and the next day I feel refreshed and ready for more. If you are a mountain hunter or backpacker you owe it to yourself to try these out.


I spend 6-8 hours per day (sometimes 14-16) wearing Danner work boots and walking on a wide variety of terrain. I have used the SOLE insoles for over 2 years and my feet are always comfortable. I have had injuries in the past that led me to buy these insoles and now I recommend them to everyone I know that complains about their feet pain. I love the SOLE insoles. For the price compared to custom made orthotics you can't go wrong.

James Brooke

Fantastic comfort.

I read about Sole footbeds in MBR magazine and then found these flips on the website. I spend all summer in Flips and these are by far the most comfortable I have ever owned. I found the strap a little tight when I first got them, but they have stretched and the support is perfect for my feet. I would highly recommend this product!


I put these in my moccasins cuz I love those boots, but they are flat shoes, so I cant wear them without being in pain due to my low arch. I then put these in my flat tennis shoes I found for playing tennis. The difference in how I played because of these flat shoes, but with the support of the sole thin inserts is so huge!! These shoes have zero support, but with the inserts, I can feel the ground, am light on my feet & I now run and jump all over the court! The doubles groups I play with are amazed at my immediate progress in tennis. I say... It's the shoes!!... But only because of these sole inserts! Just fantastic!

T Hartwig

Great flips!

These are well-designed flips. I have wide feet and did at first find the straps too tight, but used the manual stretching method as recommended in the fitting instructions. The footbeds themselves feel fantastic. I am optimistic that the straps will adjust to my feet with a reasonable break-in period. Nice to find flips that offer support and comfort!

My go to insole

I use my DKs whenever I need extra support. Just got back from a 9 mile hike in the Grand Canyon and my DKs gave me the extra support I needed to make my feet comfortable carrying a heavy backpack.

Virginia from Princeton, Mass.

I have plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and severe pronation in both feet. I began walking daily this past January and am walking up to 7 miles per day. this is possible because I am wearing great Brooks Running shoes, Control style, and very importantly...I always have my Sole Softec Ultra footbeds in every pair of shoes I own. They are wonderful. They are the thickest footbed Sole makes. They provide lots of cushioning and control, to keep my heel positioned right where it should be. I love them. I highly recommend them to anyone with similar foot problems. If it wasn't for the combo of great sneakers and great footbeds, I would not be able to walk as much as I am. Thank you Sole for a great product!

The BEST!!!

I have tried other insoles and none have been as comfortable as these! Don't waste your money on any other footbeds, these are the BEST on the market and their customer service is second to none!! Since wearing these my plantar foot pain and knee problems have gone away. I even bought a pair of soft house mocassins and put a pair of insoles in them to wear when working in the kitchen or doing housework and now I can work for hours with no pain on hard surfaces. I do not bake them in the oven because they feel better brand new and they will form to your foot after a week.

Another Derby Girl Review!

I bought two pair after I'd worn holes through the soles of my skates. These are awesome! It didn't take long to break them in (I didn't do the heat mold, just wore them). They are true to size, I didn't even have to cut them to my boot. My feet feel better, and I my feet are no longer sliding around in my skate boot. I've noticed that my knee pain is significantly improved as well, which I contribute to the better support. Thanks Sole, and thank you for being a supporter of Sacred City Derby Girls!

Ahhh Relief

These are the best inserts ever. I have tried several high end inserts and none compare. I can definitely notice the difference when I am not wearing them.


I can walk!

I can walk! I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis for some time now and even after getting $500 orthotics I was still not improving. Given the lack of benefit I was observing from the one pair of orthotics, I couldn't justify spending that much money on extra sets for all of my shoes. When I saw that the Sole inserts were available for less than a tenth of what I paid, and they are in some ways better than the orthotics, I was able to outfit all of my shoes. It is early days right now, but i am finally walking with no pain ( Xm - fingers crossed!)

Perfect for my Derby Skates

I play roller derby and skate on a size 4.5 Riedell boot. The women's size 7 fits perfect in my boot with just a tiny bit of trimming along the toes to fit width. (I wear a 6.5 normal shoe) I've had a lot of arch problems with my right pushing foot and these have been a big help in easing the pain.

FINALLY - After 25 Years.

It's true. I've been snowboarding for 25 years and have suffered through all of the big name boots with high arches & insteps, to the point that I was convinced foot pain and numb toes were simply part of the sport. Saving an extremely long saga, these footbeds have rejuvenated my love for the carve. They have allowed me to focus on my experience rather than how many more runs I can get in before I have to pack it in and take off my boots.

Tammy Brooks


I wear these flip flops all day every day. Even when its cold, because they make my back and legs feel so much better. I keep them by the bed, and they go right on when I stand up. I keep them by the shower, so I can put them on immediately after I get out. I wear them out to feed the horses. I've never worn any flip flops because they just have no support. Maybe out in the boat when I was a kid, and that was it. I sold all my Minnetonka sandles and got these in all the colors. The cork footbed is the key in my opinion. With this new design, I have to order a size up from the older casual flips from last years as I think the position of the design, is set further in, causing the shoe to be shorter.

Comfort Guaranteed

As a member of the armed forces we are on our feet a lot, both in boots and trainers. I had an issue with the old issued boots and got Altberg peacekeeper aqua's instead. Trying on these new boots they were SO comfortable yet supportive, however when adding these insole's, if i was blindfolded i would have said i had another pair of boots that were so much more comfortable than the Atlbergs. I now even stand (being flat footed) with a better pronation. I cannot recommend these insoles enough. They are the Dogs...

Comfortable dress boots

This is the first pair of "dress" boots I have been able to wear in years because of foot issues (I generally wear shock absorbing shoes with SOLE footbeds and SOLE slides.) They are low heeled, comfortable and easy to get on and off thanks to the zipper and gusset. There is enough room in the calf area for most to wear with skinny jeans. I wear a size 8 1/2 and ordered up as recommended. The foot is a bit large, but fits fine with heavy socks.

Lloyd English

I could hear angels singing

Over the past three years I have been from Walmart to Footsmart buying inserts to help with my foot pain; I even purchased two differnt types of custom inserts. When I walked into the Virginia Runners store in Fredericksburg, Va, put the Softec Ultra Footbeds in my shoe, and took a few steps, the clouds parted, the sun came out, and I could hear angels singing. Thank you !, thank you!, thank you!.


Very happy I found this product! I've tried virtually every insole under the sun for my high arched and painful feet for around 5 years - NHS orthotics I've been made from several podiatrists have always been too hard, other off the shelf insoles I've had good cushioning but not enough support. After some extensive searching I bought some Softec Ultras and the Thin Sport insoles as they seemed to offer good custom support. I've been wearing them now for a few weeks and think I've finally found the insole I have been looking for. They offer great support but also have the right amount of flexibility so my feet don't feel like they are walking on rocks. I had to trim them down a bit at the front to fit in my shoes but now they fit amazingly. For the Ultra I need to take the factory insoles out, but in some shoes the thin sport fits well with the original insole still in. Offering different levels of thickness is a brilliant idea by sole so I can wear them in all different types of shoes. I just wore them as they came - I didn't bother with the heat moulding as they already seemed to be a good fit. The Ultra is almost perfect but one thing I think that could improve the insole is if they used a cushioning similar to the 'Lunarlon' memory foam cushioning material that I have in some of my Nike shoes - the best cushioning I've found. Hopefully day they will look into that! I would highly recommend Sole insoles to anyone, as they really are the most comfortable insoles I've used. Just before I got them was planning to go to a private podiatrist to see if I get some custom orthotics with good cushioning made - at the cost of 300+. Safe to say I am very glad I have found these as not only are they cheaper but I don't think the podiatirst would have come up with anything as good as them.

Happy Feet

Acute Plantis Fascitis. After custom inserts, this worked better. Recommended by Podiatrist 3.2 mm for work. Also got the 1.6 mm for play. Most definately getting casual.

Softec Ultra

I have had a pair for two years. To this day there is no sign of ware. They are truly amazing. I am an athletic trainer and Sole is my go to foot bed for all my athletes.

Trevor Thomas

I could not be happier with the performance

I, also, wanted to tell you that I hit a milestone with one of my pairs of insoles. I have a red pair that now have over 2,000 miles on them and they still feel great. I took the flips that you sent me and could not be more pleased with how they worked. They are a bit heavier than the camp shoes I used to take with me, but are worth the extra weight. Not only do they allow your feet to breathe at the end of the day, but they provide comfort and support around camp and can be worn all day in a trail town without tiring out your feet. A huge added bonus is that neither the flips or the insoles smell like a rotting corpse after long periods in the backcountry. I could not be happier with the performance.

Ryan Schweitzer

I owe you so much

I have been living with horrible plantar fasciitis for over a year now. I tried just about every insole I could get my hands on with no results. Being an Infantryman in the Army I come across a lot of gimmicks and plenty of people looking to take our money. One day I went into the clothing and sales on Fort Bliss and I saw a rack of these Sole Softec Response Moldable Footbeds. A salesperson was doing a bit of a demo showing how easy these insoles are to mold and how firm the arch support was. I read the directions and figured even I can't mess this up. A few minutes of trimming and a few minutes in the oven and in the boots they went. I have been pain free every day since. As I look back at all of the money I wasted on insoles, night splints and all of the time spent suffering with horrible pain, I honestly thought I would suffer for the rest of my life. Thank you so much for making a quality product that honestly saved my career and gave me life back. If there is anything that I can do for your company other than telling everyone I can think of about your product please let me know. I owe you so much.

No More Shin Splints

I'm a football referee and I used to get terrible shin splints. During a game one of the athletic trainers could see that I was hobbling a bit and was in pain so he asked what the problem was, after explaining how I get very painful shin splints he told me about Sole inserts. I got my first pair 2 years ago, which I still use to this day, and haven't had even a hint of shin splints since. My Soles have also dramatically improved my lower back pain. I can't rave enough about Soles. I love them and will NEVER be without them again. Thank you Soles!

After a couple weeks my pain was gone

Just writing to thank you for your excellent product. I'm a very active person -- I participate in a multitude of sports, including frequent hiking. I experienced mild yet persistent knee pain for many months. I stumbled across your Signature EV Ultras at REI several months ago; within a couple of weeks after inserting them into my hiking boots, my pain was gone.

Best Insole Ever

I bought a pair of these 5 years ago while in the Marine Corps, they went through my last two deployments, and even now I where a uniform in the private sector, the same pair go in any boot or shoe I put on regardless of what I am doing. I initially thought the price was high, but now 5 years later and the same pair are in the boots I am wearing right now, these are the most comfortable, functional, and durable insole's available, hands down.

Laura Brads

Amazing, Comfortable, Supportive Flips!

I have had 3 back surgeries in the past 5 years, the 3rd this past January being a fusion. I thought I would never be able to wear flip flops again since my arch would fall and they provided absolutely NO support! My physical therapist recommended SOLE's footbeds and all of SOLE's products, so upon buying the footbeds, I thought I would try a pair of sport flips! I LOVE THEM!!!! I am super excited to know that I can wear flip flops again and that, as a matter of fact, my arch and foot would even be supported and super comfortable. The trial of my footbeds and the 2 pair of flips (one casual, one sport) I ordered in the spring is over...I am an official forever fan of SOLE products! I just placed my second SOLE order of 3 new pair of sport flips and another set of footbeds. Thank you, SOLE!!!!!!!!

Post Back Surgery Pain-Free

These SOLE footbeds are absolutely amazing! I have had 3 back surgeries in the past 5 years, the 3rd being a fusion, and my physical therapist recommended these footbeds and your products. This spring after healing from my fusion, I bought these footbeds and 2 pair of casual, one sport. I LOVE all of your products and my back is staying strong. I used to have custom-fit orthotics years ago which cost $350. I would never know the difference between those and these. My arches usually fall upon wearing regular shoes or flip flops, but these footbeds with a wonderful arch support have kept that from happening since the day I began using them!!!! Thank you, SOLE!!!!!!!!

Good Insoles

Felt that the Sole insoles were very comfortable for me. They lasted a full year with regular use which was good. My custom orthotics lasted longer and worked well also. Not sure why many articles here seem to bash orthotics. If done well when required they can be an important tool. Sole makes a good product, whenever I hear negative comparisons though I get suspicious of marketing claims.

Feet Savers!

I bought two pairs of these Sport Slim Soles two years ago for my hockey skates and downhill ski boots. They made a huge difference in the comfort of my skates. I have plantar fasciitis and flat feet, and my skates feel like slippers now! My ski boots felt like they were crushing my foot downwards. Now I feel like I have some arch support, and my feet sit more neutral in the boot. I will be buying more pairs for my walking/running shoes and motorcycle boots. Thanks for making such a great product!

Anne S

Your product is a miracle!

Your product is a god send. I'm a 54 year old woman who loves to walk and despite paying over $1000.00 for two pairs of custom made orthotics, they stopped working after 6 months. Not only did they stop working but they were causing unbearable aching and throbbing even when I wasn't mobile. The "expert" said there was nothing wrong with them. It was to the point where I couldn't walk around a grocery store without pain. I thought I was going to end up riding one of those scooters. When I removed the orthotics, the aching stopped. But my feet were still so sore when I walked anywhere - even just around the house. In desperation, I tried your insoles. Minutes later, I went for a 1 km walk. And I haven't stopped since. I have quite a high instep so your insoles give me the support I need. I have since ordered another pair, plus three pairs of flip flops and a pair of sliders. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Your product is a MIRACLE!!!

Great! But one further improvement

I've got four pairs of these and they work great for my flat feet. I've got $300+ custom foot beds and they are just as good. But like others have reviewed it would be nice if they could make a narrower pair. The thins are great and works in more of my shoes & sneakers, but not all due to the width of them. Come on Sole get them in the design and production stages, pretty sure you'll sell them. BTW their socks are great too!!! thanks again

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SOLE Footbeds have saved me from surgery

I have flat feet which has resulted in plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis. SOLE footbeds along with brooks dyad sneakers has relieved pain, allowed me to continue to run, and saved me from surgery.

Do your feet a favor

I've used these in my combat boots for the past 3 years. When on my feet for extended periods of time while wearing body armor I can feel the pressure on the soles of my feet. This product completly mitigates that.

Ron Ewer

I'm Hooked

After 5 different footbeds, Both off the shelf and custom fitted and two different boot manufacturers, I thought I would never find a pair of boots the would not hurt my feet while hunting in the mountains of Alaska and Colorado. But then I received a pair of Softec Response with a pair of Kenetrek boots and I was hooked. I inserted the Sole footbed into my hiking boot and realized I finally had the right match. I have now put over 30 miles packing 40 to 80 pound packs and my feet never once got blisters and my legs and back handled the heavier load much better. I am hooked I bought a pair of Flips and they are the best feeling flips I have ever had. I just ordered 3 more sets of different foot beds for all my shoes. The customer service is fantastic! I over heated on set of footbeds, melting just the right one. I called to order a new pair and when I mentioned this, the Sole rep. just said " No problem" I'll send you a new pair. That is great service and is the reason I am buying more inserts and letting everyone I know how great Sole inserts are. Keep up the great job. Ski season is coming soon and I will be trying out my new Sole inserts this season! Ron Ewer

Vicki Elliott

had to return

Although the shoes were comfortable, I didn't realize that the inside was lined with Sherpa. I found them to be a bit too warm inside and also, I found them very hard to pull on. You must use the loop and give a pretty good pull. Didn't fit my needs.

Brian Darr

I will never run or even stand for long periods of time without wearing them

I am 52 year old who has been using Soles for over 5 years now. During that time, I have gone from running 5Ks and a few 10Ks to completing Ironman Florida. Throughout all of my training and competing, I did not suffer any major injury. I have realatively flat feet and both feet are different. The Soles have formed to give me the support and cushion that I need. I will never run or even stand for long periods of time without wearing them.

The Best

This is the best sole I ever used while I'm in the Army. It worked perfectly and comfortly inside your running shoes and combat boots. I utilized in all my deployments and save a lots of yrs on my knees and backs and trust me with all the loads you carried, it will bring relieve to the pain on your soul..lols and I recommended to all the Soldiers and Warriors downrange..

Ronald Epstein

I could hardly feel the floor beneath my feet

Okay, so after 3 years wearing the Softec Ultra footbed I thought perhaps I should offer some comments. I spend quite a bit of money on my footwear. Reason being, I work in a warehouse type setting with hard, concrete floors. It's amazing how fatigue your feet become when subjected to walking on floors like these. I can spend upwards of $150 on boots that claim to be well cushioned, and I end up still suffering from fatigue at the end of the day. 3 years ago I happened to find some reviews on the Internet concerning YOURSOLE footbeds. Thought the testimonials seemed to be very positive, I wasn't thrilled about spending upwards of $50 to buy sole inserts for my shoes. Call it a gamble, but I ended up purchasing a pair nonetheless. I must admit, the first day I wore these soles in my footwear, I could hardly feel the floor beneath my feet. What a difference! This week I bought a $125 pair of Merrell Gore-Tex boots which are rated very high for comfort. Unfortunately, my new order of YOURSOLE footbeds did not arrive at the same time. As expensive and high quality boots the Merrells were, the inserts could not cushion my feet against the concrete floor. It wasn't until I received my new footbeds today that I started reliving the joy of fatigue-free walking. I am not an employee of this company. I am probably someone like you who is on their feet for most of the day and is looking for something to cushion their walk. I highly recommend these footbeds, though I wish they were a bit less expensive.

go to

I bought a pair of these from a running store a couple of years ago. I put them in a pair of my post office aproved shoes. I have four different shoes I wear for work all with factory insoles or after market insoles. My favorite pair of shoes hands down is the pair with these Sole Ultra Inserts. Take it from a mail man that walks twelve miles a day and was a foot soldier for seven years, I have tried almost everything when it come to footwear. This is the best insole I have tried so far...

Best so far

While the Sole Ultra has helped my sore feet alot it has not solved all my problems 100%. I work in a warhouse on a cement floor all day and I'm still looking for that product out there that fixes my soreness 100%. This product is the best thing I have found so far, but it has not been the entire answer for me. I don't know where else to go or what else to do. Foot Doctor was recommended to me, so I checked them out, but I can't afford to put out 800 dollars for what they want to give me, so I guess I will keep these for now as they have done better than anything else I have tried.


I'd estimate 6-8 years of use!

I've been using sole footbeds for a number of years now and i feel they have helped my posture and feet from excessive damage caused by 14-16 hr days on cement floors and constantly standing during work hours... I wear a pair of Ed Veisturs and have finally worn them out... I'd estimate 6-8 years of use.

Works as well as custom made

I developed plantar fasciatiis a few years ago. I have a very high arch to my feet have hurt at some point all my life. I had custom made orthodics and worn those for a few years until they were falling apart. I bought Sole inserts while shopping for athletic shoes. I compared the design to the custom made ones and there was not much difference. I put them right in my shoes (I did not bother to heat and mold them) and they work just as well as the custom molds. I have purchased another pair and plan to order the lighter version for more casual shoes. I would say to try these first before going to the poditrist.

Richard Ravin

Just give them time

I have pairs of the sport sandals and the causal sandals. After 6 months with the causal sandals the footbed has molded to my foot and the strap has stretched out and the fit great. I can walk for days in these sandals even after a long run. Just give them time and they will be the best sandal you have ever worn.


I was able to walk for hours using the sole footbeds

I do not know the mechanism of action however the following may be relevant.30 years ago I had surgery on my forefoot with removal of 2 toes. I believe the stability of my transverse arch and longitudinal arch was compromised minimally. With time and perhaps a slight weight increase the collapse of both of these arches occurred . The sole insole has helped to restore the arches .. By trial and error I have learned that using boot type shoes I can further stabilise the ankle joint, However this alone is not adequate to relieve my pain. Prior to using the sole footbeds I was often unable to walk for long distances on flat concrete without moderate or worse pain. I have just returned after visiting 3 European cities with most of the walking surfaces cobblestones. I was able to walk for hours using the sole footbeds. (particularly the Ultra products.) As a semiretired academic surgeon who has practised surgery for over 35 years I have conclude in the treatment of my patients that any procedure or technique that works is worth pursuing if there is no risk of worsening a condition even if the exact mechanism of action is not known. I believe the Sole footbeds meet this criteria! Thank you very much.

Sarah Ralph


I've never got on with toe-posts but can easily wear these. The cork footbed is lovely and they look good on. The napa tan wasn't as tan as I expected (more biscuit, but computer screens aren't the most reliable colour source) but is a good neutral that will go with my wardrobe. Also excellent customer service. Thank you.


I will never put any other sole in my boots or running shoes

I am a 35+ old military officer who spends most of his waking hours either boots or running shoes. I bought two pairs of these 5 1/2 years ago right after I joined the military. I have since logged more miles road marching and running in both pairs than I can even recall. Well, I recently bought a pair of boots and after getting awful blisters walking with the factory soles I was desperate. I was also just a few days from attempting a 26.2 mile race through the desert with a 40-lb pack. So I took out my 5 1/2 year old SOLE insoles and threw them in my boots. Why? Because I suspected they would still be up to the challenge ... which they were. I finished the race in just over six hours, finished in the top 20 overall in my division, and had but a few minors blisters. I will never put any other sole in my boots or running shoes.

The Best

I am a 35+ old military officer who spends most of his waking hours either boots or running shoes. I bought two pairs of these 5 1/2 years ago right after I joined the military. I have since logged more miles road marching and running in both pairs than I can even recall. Well, I recently bought a pair of boots and after getting awful blisters walking with the factory soles I was desperate. I was also just a few days from attempting a 26.2 mile race through the desert with a 40-lb pack. So I took out my 5 1/2 year old SOLE insoles and threw them in my boots. Why? Because I suspected they would still be up to the challenge ... which they were. I finished the race in just over six hours, finished in the top 20 overall in my division, and had but a few minors blisters. I will never put any other sole in my boots or running shoes.

Good Stuff

I have been using Your Sole products for about 2 years now. The insoles are at least as good as the ones I had custom made when I was first diagnosed with plantar fasciatus and gait issues. The ultra softec footbeds are great to run in and when you have finished the flip flops are great to relax in. In fact it is great that I can now wear flip flops and not end up crippled by pain as ordinary ones seem to do to me after only short period of wear. I have now bought my first pair of sports socks to see if they are as good as the other products.

So comfortable

I have had runner's knee for many years and my feet overpronate. Physio and strengthening my quads gave varying degrees of success. My sports physician suggested insoles and the athletic supplies store suggested these. I've now been using the insoles for a couple months and my knees feel so much better. I thought I had to give up running but I've increased my mileage to train for the half-marathon and my knees actually hurt less - not really sure if it's entirely due to the insoles but I know they're making a difference. I use them while exercising and also for everyday walking. I'm so happy I found these.

Thin, yes. Casual, yes. Dress, no

Have tried several treatments for my recent development plantar fasciitis and decided to go the orthotic route and SOLE in particular when a friend said the SOLE socks really helped him. Decided to try the Thin Casual so I could wear them in both my dress and running shoes. While the feel great in running and Keen-type casual shoes and have helped tremendously, they are not for dress shoes. A bit disappointed in that respect but overall my foot feels tons better so I can overlook the fact that I cannot wear them during the day at work. Highly recommend and considering purchasing some socks.


I will never use any insert again except sole inserts

I'm currently a proud member of the armed forces and in the army I spend a lot of my time on my feet. Sole inserts give added comfort to combat boots and make taking care of my feet so much easier. My feet and knees and back are much more supported now with sole inserts, I will never use any insert again except sole inserts. I have recommended sole to my friends and and other soldiers as well, my wife even bought a couple of pair and instantly loved them. Thanks for a wonderful product and keep up the great work.

Chukwuma Agba

I love SOLE footbeds

I love Sole footbeds! I probably have the flattest feet known to man, and Sole footbeds make every single step a pleasure to take. I spend about 10 hours a day 6 days a week on my feet treating lawns. If I couldn't get Sole footbeds anymore I would quit. OOOhhhh and their socks are great too. The perfect combination for anyone who walks

John Majewicz

Perfect Fit

I bought a pair of the casual flips at a store in Key West, Florida. I liked the fit because I must wear orthotics in all of my shoes. The fit is perfect. They are extremely comfortable and supportive. If I stand for more than two hours in shoes with no support, my legs ache. I can wear the casual flips for HOURS on end with no discomfort. It is why I bought another pair from the website.


They are the ultimate insert for my falling arches

A few years ago, at the age of about 25, my high arches started to feel the strain of not getting enough support, even with $200.00 shoes designed to support all the areas of my arch. I had a sore arch and heel spurs from standing for 10+ hours a day, and spent hundreds of dollars and tons of time researching different inserts and learned all about what made my foot unique and how to solve my problems. The ONLY solution I was able to find outside of birkenstock cork-bed sandals was the SOLE heat-moldable inserts. Unlike any insert on the market that I could find, they not only have the ability to fit the TOTAL area of my foot's needed support like a custom glove, but are also stiff, therefore disallowing my foot's arch to stretch as I step (a major reason my arch becomes sore during standing/walking/running, etc.) They are the ultimate insert for my falling arches, much needed inside-heel support, and keep my foot stiff and firm, not allowing that arch tendon to stretch. Lastly, they really help keep my foot aligned well and not tilted at all, which can cause my left kee especially to ache. With the bulk purchasing on the website, I can regularly get a great deal on as many as I can pick up in a package deal at a time, making sure that each and every shoe I own has its own insole. I'm planning on being a lifelong customer for sure. I wear them out and buy more.

great for all running

I use these in my high volume newton shoes. My current pair have about 600 miles on them (used in two pairs of shoes) and held up perfectly through a half marathon training cycle and a marathon training cycle. I don't think I'll ever use another pair of insoles.

insert perfection

I've tried so many custom orthotics - all failures. They were either too hard, they fell apart, or they actually bruised varying feet bones due to imperfect fit. How many times do you return to the podiatrist before you give up? Then I tried Sole's footbeds. The whole family does. I won't wear a shoe without them. My feet problems don't hurt anymore and I can walk for miles without pain - first time in many years. I have neuromas, tendonitis from multiple sprains and twists, and metatarsal tenderness and all of them, while not completely gone, do not cause me constant pain anymore. What an incredible relief. Having tried another brand's insert, which was okay, a tad cheaper, it did not compare to the support of Sole's. I am very relieved to have found them.

In short, I LOVE 'em!

I don't often bother to give feedback on many products but I felt it was necessary at this time. I purchased your Ultra Softec Footbeds about 3 weeks ago and I am nothing but impressed. I've now used them in my Dakota work boots for 180+ hours, in -30 to +5 outside weather and I am just blown away at how comfortable I've been. My foot fatigue has all but DISAPPEARED! I don't "crackle" when I walk across a room anymore & taking off my boots at the end of the day is more like taking off a sneaker than a ski boot. I swear, my feet have been warmer as well. In short, I LOVE 'em! I wish that I'd had them for all of my 25 years in work boots.

Rick Dutton

Almost great

I have been a Sole footbed customer for years. When the original sandals came out, I tried them but could never accept the thong. When the slide became available, I ordered a pair immediately. I have worn them constantly since they arrived. The support from the footbed makes the slide the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned. In warm weather, they are all I wear. In cold weather, my shoes hit the closet and are replaced with the slide as soon as I enter the house. Changes? - The front edge of the strap should be scalloped up the instep as it sits too near the toes. When you bend your foot it can rub or poke into the top of your toes. I would love to see a leather upper, and more color choices.

Really didn't like them

I got one of each type of sock from Sole when I bought my footbeds. The insoles are fantastic! But this review is about the socks. I wear these socks mostly for going running and playing basketball or soccer. I found the non-dual layer sock to be perfect - no blisters, very comfortable, I love it and will order more. I found the dual-layer to be more annoying than anything. I couldn't ever get the two layers to match up nicely after the first time (before washing) and it was always a pain to put the socks on. And if you want to adjust your shoes, you need to start the whole process over. They aren't too pricey, so I'd recommend doing what I did: First order one of each type of sock and see what you like. I threw this pair away and now I just wear the traditional single layer one.

Lisa G

You are doing something very right

Dear Sole, I want to thank you for your inserts. I've been to 4 podiatrists over the course of the last 6-7 years, and have had orthotics made by all. None have helped my feet the way yours do. After years of pain ranging from neuromas, metatarsel issues, tendonitis, and various other lovely feet issues, I can say I've been pain free in the walking department for the last 6 weeks due to your inserts. I cannot thank you enough. You are doing something very right. be well, have a wonderful new year.. will continue to purchase inserts for everyone in our family..


Now I have them for all my shoes

I had suffered with plantar fasciitis for a year before I purchased my first pair of footbeds. Since purchasing my first pair, I have been pain free and am loving it! Now I have them for all my shoes.


I WILL be purchasing from SOLE again

I am a backcountry ranger who spends many, many hours on her feet walking/ hiking many, many miles. I have tried most other brands of orthotics, including the expensive, podiatrist recommended, custom molded type. SOLE has been the most customizable and comfortable every time, and for a reasonable price, too. It's worth it, to me, to pay a few extra bucks for something that is comfortable and lasts longer than a few months. I WILL be purchasing from SOLE again.

Chad Snyder

Within three days virtually ALL of the pain in my left foot was gone!

Hi, My name is Chad Snyder from Bent Mountain Va. Being a big guy 6'2" and 300 lbs, 40 years old and very active I am hard on my feet to say the least. For the last year I have suffered badly with plantar fasciitis in my left foot. About two weeks ago I purchased a pair of Sole Ultra moldable footbeds for my boots. Rather than heating them to get a fit I simply put them in my boots and went on my way. Within three days virtually ALL of the pain in my left foot was gone! After two weeks I can't remember what it felt like to have that excruciating pain when I took my first steps of the morning. I am not overstating how happy this makes me then I say that I am ECSTATIC!!! If you know anything about plantar fascilitis you know it can be all but debilitating. I have tried several other products over the last year and nothing worked. Thanks for the great product and thanks helping me get rid of my pain!!


My dogs were screaming by the end of the day

Worked on concrete 10 hours a day. My dogs were screaming by the end of the day. By the end of the week I could barely take a step without pain. For 4 years I tried different shoes. The Redwing/Sole combination took care of the problem. Now my feet hurting aren't even in the picture anymore. Thanks.


Prior to using the SOLE Orthotics I was experiencing leg and knee pain after running long distances

Prior to using the SOLE Orthotics I was experiencing leg and knee pain after running long distances. After using them I do not experience pain anymore. A month after using SOLE Orthotics I ran in a half marathon, set a new personal record and wasn't even sore the next day. Before if I were to run a half marathon I would be sore for up to a week afterwards. This year (2011) I am going to take my running career to a whole other level by running in Ultra Marathons. But with running these longer distances come with the potential for running related injuries. Therefore, to try to prevent most running related injuries I plan on purchasing a few more pairs of SOLE Orthotics. I would like to have a pair in every pair of my shoes (work and running). I don't know if SOLE has any kind of athlete endorsment programs but I would love to represent SOLE and spread the word about how great of a product they are.

The good and not so good of it...

If you're already a Sole footbed wearer,the arch support in these will be similarly perfect. The physical beauty of the Exhales comes from its ugliness in a chic sort of way--it's a puffy jacket on your feet looks-wise and warmth-wise. The drawbacks of the Exhales (FOR ME) are 1) way too wide in the forefoot, and, 2) while I love the Sole footbed, there is no cushioning in this shoe.

Best relief available

I've read the other reviews and agree. there isn't anything better. I 'had' plantar faciatis. I had a knee replaced. I had a lot of foot pain. I got 3 pair of these and put them in my shoes. Switched them for whatever insoles come with the shoes, and there's always a noticeable improvement. The insoles that come with most any shoe you buy is the cheapest part of the shoe, yet is what you need for good support. Go figure. These are great and will be the only insoles I use...

The best!

I am hiking up to 40 miles a week on hard packed fire roads winter and summer. My feet run much cooler in the summer and I have no sliding around problems in the shoe. I do not hike without these in one of the 3 pair of hiking shoes I use. I also used these trekking in low cut trail running shoes in the Himalayas up to 15,000’.

Warm style

This weekend brought the first brrrr-worthy temperatures to my corner of the world. It also brought more opportunity for me to slip the wonderfully plush SOLE Exhale’s on my feet. The Exhale hearkens back to the childhood days of moon boots. Their upper actually looks like a cross between a low-top moon boot and a super puffy jacket and is water resistant, rip-stop fabric. The footbed is wear moldable which means that, like SOLE’s other shoes, the footbed will become customized to your foot over time, increasing comfort and feel. On top of that, the footbed is Sherpa lined and super soft. Since such a warm shoe could be sweat inducing at times, the Exhale uses Polygiene® as an antimicrobial to fight odor. I think part of the brilliance in SOLE’s production is that all of their shoes and sandals use the same wear moldable footbed. Whether it’s their Platinum Sandals of the Exhale, you can be sure that the shoe is going to feel consistently right on your foot. The Exhale is incredibly roomy inside but it never feels to me like it’s insecure. As for warmth, these are right at the top of the list. Between the fabric and the stuffing, no wind is getting through to make your feet feel the least bit chilly. I actually find myself wearing them at home as much as outside. The heel of the shoe easily folds down (it’s meant to) to give a slip-on feel and I can foresee many days this winter being spent entirely in these shoes. If you don’t already have a pair of über warm casual shoes to keep your feet toasty this winter, the Exhale (for men and women) is a great choice. Also, it’s a perfect way to transition either to or from SOLE’s Platinum Sandals once Summer comes back to town!


I took the plunge and have never been more satisfied with my decision

I actually purchased my SOLE sandals while vacationing. I was looking for a pair of Reef sandals when the sales representative suggested your sandals for a little more money. I took the plunge and have never been more satisfied with my decision. I have had problems with pain in the ball of my foot area. Since getting these sandals (which before this time I would not wear flip flops) I no longer experienced the pain while wearing my sandals so now I wear them daily. If I could get away with it I would wear them to work, but I can't so, I then decided to purchase some of your footbeds. The problem I had was that my shoes range from a 9.5 to a 10.5 (depending on the style and make). Fortunately I purchased the same size of my sandals (10) and they fit perfectly into the 3 different pairs of shoes. I have since recommended them to a couple of my friends who also purchased footbeds and sandals.


I just received my new exhales and I really love them!

I just received my new exhales and I really love them! The attention to detail is evident throughout the product, and they look great too. I'm a squash pro and I've been wearing the footbeds in my squash shoes for more than a year and it's impossible to overstate how helpful they've been for my game and the condition of my feet. Now I've got a pair of shoes with the same technology that I can wear when I'm off the court, and I couldn't be happier with them. The design reminds me of my favourite puma-brand shoes, but the exhale seems like it will be much more durable, especially the bottom of the sole and they cost less than half of what i pay for the pumas, with much better technology! I would definitely recommend the exhale to my friends and all readers of this review.


I have been a happy customer for about five years now

I am a family physician and also practiced in the Air Force for several years before going civilian. I suffered from plantar faciitis for six straight years. I found SOLE footbeds in my military uniform store around 2005. I bought a pair for my combat boots and they were amazing. I then went online and ordered some for my running shoes, my soccer shoes, and my casual shoes. I have been a happy customer for about five years now and with the combination of my SOLE footbeds and a little activity modification, I have been rid of my plantar faciitis symptoms for over two years now. I am always careful though, because I know the symptoms can return. One of the preventive maintenance things I always do is wear shoes indoors when I walk around on our tile flooring. After reading the great reviews, I am going to order my first pair of SOLE sandals and plan to use them when walking around on our tile floors as one more way to stave off any return of my previous heel pain symptoms. I can't wait until they arrive. SOLE has not failed me yet!

Jay W

For the last two years every practice and game has been a nightmare

I have really extreme overpronation and low arches and live a very active lifestyle. I play tennis and football for my college and for the last two years every practice and game has been a nightmare. I get really bad shin splints and for as long as I can remember Ive had to take 4 or 5 ibuprofen just to make it through practice and even then I was in pain. I tried these footbeds over my medical orthodics and miraculously have no pain almost instantly! These things are great and have me saying goodbye to the podiatrist and looking forward to practice!


These will keep me jogging on!

Immediate relief from foot pain. These will keep me jogging on!

Dave W in Mass

They gave me more relief from my plantar fascitis than the custom orthotics I'd tried

I bought Soles in preparation for a ten day hike on the AT last Spring. They gave me more relief from my plantar fascitis than the custom orthotics I'd tried. Yesterday, they really paid off again - I was clearing a friend's yard and stepped on a three-inch rusty nail sticking out of a board. The nail went through the sole of my hiking boot like butter, but didn't peirce my skin. I chalked it up to luck, but later on, when I took off my soggy boots and removed the inserts to dry, I found a nice little dent in the bottom of my right Sole - it had stopped the nail which would have gone through my foot for sure. Thanks for saving me from a trip to the doctors office, a tetanus shot, and a week of limping!!

Good Design but would like narrow option

These footbeds are wonderfully made. I have tried many of the different styles SOLE offers. My only complaint is that with the unisex sizing, they are too wide to fit in any of my women's casual dress shoes or boots. They also don't fit in casual women's tennis shoes. So, I am limited to wearing SOLE in my athletic shoes.


I have tried many other brands, but have never had the success that I had with Sole

After experiencing chronic foot pain (gout, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and cramping brought on by limping from a severe hamstring injury) my podiatrist recommended Sole inserts. It took a couple of months, but all my foot problems went away. This was about 10 years ago. I have tried many other brands, but have never had the success that I had with Sole. A lot people have recommended Superfeet and I have tried them. I don't think there is anything wrong with the other brands, its just that for me personally Sole is the most comfortable and gives me the best results. I buy enough pairs in different thicknesses to put in the shoes that I wear most often. And I have a couple pairs in different thicknesses that I transfer from shoe to shoe as needed. I should mention that I am a big hiker. I go 2 miles every morning and go on 4 to 8 hour hikes about once or twice a week. Depending on the hike and the weather, I use heavy duty Vasques, lightweight Patagonia, sandals from either Teva or Keen and hiking boots from Keen. I wear the inserts with everything except Chaco sandals. I have also worked as a lift operator at ski areas and have always worn inserts in my snow boots. Bumping chairs all day is really brutal on your feet. You stand on the ball of your foot and lift your heel. As the people sit down, you bump the chair and let it spin you around, so you see the takeoff. When you see that no one has fallen out you must spin back around for the next chair. This is repeated every 5 to 7 seconds. I never had one bit of foot problem.


I have been a runner since High School & as my body aged my feet hurt constantly to the point my plantar fasciatis was always a pain. Met these guys at a trade Show & put the insoles in & now I can run 6 miles daily with no pain. Not bad for 42 years old. Thank you guys for taking the pain away so I can enjoy my daily runs again!

VERY GOOD but . . .

I bought these because I felt I needed more support in my shoes for playing badminton. Since badminton is very intense on the knees and ankles, when you play at a high standard. Before I used these insoles I used to get knee pain every so often , but now since i got them, I haven't had it since. SO THEY WORK IN MY OPINION!! I do have a few small problems with them though They are quite thick, it may not sound like a lot on the page but trust me they will make a normal shoe tight to wear for a while untill the shoes break out a bit (especially badminton shoes). Also it may not be a problem for most people but in badminton these will only last as long as your shoes really i have burned through the cushioning down to the plastic on some parts. Lastly they weigh quite a bit for an insole, i measured them and one is 80grams, a normal insole is roughly half that. BUT. . . these problems are minor compared to what they give you in return (no pain). I will be trying the sole response next time.

Nathalie Clericy

I'm ecstatic about the results

First I'd like to say that your insoles ROCK!� I tore my plantar fascia a few years ago and in addition to that have always had foot pain of some kind when hiking, whether 5 miles or multi-day and I never thought I'd be able to hike without worrying about how my feet would feel afterwards.� I purchased the Signature EV Ultra footbed for my hiking boots that will take me backpacking this season and I'm ecstatic about the results as I was literally skipping after my last long hike. I also purchased a couple of Softec Response footbeds for my trail runners that I use for light hiking and general all day walking and a pair of Thin Casuals for my tennis shoes and so far I am amazed; no pain whatsoever.� The pain and discomfort I used to feel everyday from minimal to major is now gone but I do feel it when I don't use the footbeds.� In fact, it's so noticeable that my husband jokes about me having my footbeds when we go somewhere to make sure I can keep up. One comment I have though is that the footbed doesn't exactly fit the shoes.� The shoes and boots are size 6 as are the footbeds, but they're 4/16 short of the end.� I first noticed it on the heel when I slipped the boots on; the footbed had slipped off the back of the heel, so I brought it flush with the heel but then found that the toe now has space.� Since I wear my boots a 1/2 size larger it's not an issue in performance or comfort, but I was just curious if others had mentioned this? Either way I'm keeping all of my footbeds and will definitely purchase more in the future as well as recommending them to all my friends.� Thank you for a great product!

Thank you

Suffered from plantar fasciatis, 2 podiatrist,no remedy. Had Pt and the therapist recomended the product. What a difference. The price, the xperience and the comfort are worth every penny. My feet thank you. my podiatris's don't because they cannot charge me if I do not need to visit them.. great sole, great product.Thank you, thank you


Been to the foot doctors and had special orthotics made and they did not help me at all. I purchased these sole products and they are superior. It has helped me tremendously and I will be and on going customer. I just purchased a pair of the slide sandals.

Marcos L.

they have helped tremendously

I sware by these insoles. For the last nine months, I have been suffering with heel pain - plantar fasciitis. I tried several different insoles, even custom orthotics and the best pain relief I could get is by wearing the DK Insoles. While I won't say they have "cured" my problem, they have helped tremendously. None of the other insoles gave me the deep heel cup or the fit and comfort of your product. Thanks SOLE! You have a loyal customer for life.

Long Lasting cusion and high arch support.

In the last couple of years, foot and ankle pain have set me back. I'd been going back and forth to the podiatrist, getting new casts for custom orthodics, walking on the gel for a high tech casting for orthodics, etc. Everything always came back with the arch starting in the middle of my heel and giving me no arch support. I have size 14 feet and I think the shoe companies imagine people with bigger feet still have their arches in the same spot as little feet. Anyway, I got a new Podiatrist who is the favorite of the Northwest Ballet. He recommended Softec Ultras. They've made a huge difference. The arch started at the edge of my heal but it molded to me just fine. I didn't use the oven for fear the arch would fall a bit, I just let them mold to me over time, which they did nicely. They have the feeling of a brand new pair of Asics Gel Nimbus, but with a higher arch and more cushion. They last longer than the Asics standard 3 months. I've had these in my Asics for about 9 months and the Asics were about 3 months old when I put in the Softec Ultras. Which brings up the thought that the Asics don't wear out so fast, the Asic footbeds are what wears out. They really helped with my, sitting, standing, ankle-knee-hip board work, walking, and drumming endurance. Life is a lot better than I thought it would be by now.

Changed my life

I've tried and failed in the past to get into running due to knee, hip and pain caused by my over pronation. Having a pair of these into my various shoes, I'm feeling great, and on my way to running my first triathlon. I had various custom cast orthotics made for me during my teens, but these beet them hands down. A note on the customer service I have recieved: Excelent! They even replaced my first pair after I incinerated them (set oven to Celcius during an attack of stupidity).

Jim in CT

I have gained freedom from pain in my feet, hips back and neck

I tried these without any recommendation or knowledge of your company or product line. I have suffered for years from problems with foot alignment, a bad back, and even orthopedic surgery to correct back and foot problems. Doctors prescribed incredibly expensive orthotics which my insurance company will not pay for (they are a luxury item). When I stumbled across your website, honestly I thought to myself "what do I have to lose?" I have lost nothing. I have gained freedom from pain in my feet, hips back and neck for the first time in about ten years. I can't thank you enough. I am on my feet all day long and walk a lot. I am becoming your best, free advertisement and will certainly be a repeat customer. Thank you, from the bottom of my feet!


I will never buy another brand

I love these inserts. I bought for work original because work 12-hour shifts, in safety-toe shoes, and I walk primarily on concrete for the majority of the shift. Finding good support had been quite challenging. Most shoe inserts are soft and cushion-y to the touch, which I would have thought would help with the impact, but they always lacked in support and my foot would still be sore by the end of the day. These are the best insoles (foot beds) I have ever owned and I will never buy another brand. I have recommended them to several friends at work, and I know at least one has ordered them and expect them to arrive shortly. I expect to continue recommending them for a very long time.

I love them but...

I love these, but they don't fit in all the shoes they suggest. I find that in some shoes my foot sits too high and my heel rubs in and out of the back of the shoe. I do take out the stock insole and that doesn't seem to help. I do LOVE how my feet feel when they do fit properly in some of my shoes, so I am buying the thin sport ones today in hopes they fit my running and walking shoes a bit better. I have also done the "orthotics" thing from the doctors and while they keep your feet in the correct position, these do not solve the cushion problem that I think most of us have. These do both!

What foot problem?

After using one pair of soles for only three weeks I am feeling better than I have in at least four years. I have been to two podiatrist's and six months of intense therapy and these have brought me more relief than anything so far. I recently ordered three more pairs for different types of shoes. You won't see me without them. "They are Great!" My wife and I love to square dance with these we may be able to return soon. Keep up the Great job. Can you please make them for western boots too.


They did what they were supposed to do

Was suffering from extreme pain on little toe, due partially to a previous surgery, and was referred to an orthopedic surgeon by my regular doctor. The orthapedic surgeon suggested that prior to another surgery I should try these orthodics from Sole, and a wider shoe. I did so, and after 6 weeks now, on my follow up visit this week; the place doesn't hurt nearly as bad.He suggest now that I should not have the surgery and keep on trying the orthodics. They did what they were supposed to do, and I have already recomended them to some friends and relatives. Thanks very much.

Red Wing re-badge

Wow. The regular insoles are pretty good to begin with, but these things are worth every penny of the fifty bucks I spent on them. I assume Red Wing charges another 5 bucks just to put their name on them, but I don't care. It's hard to go wrong here.


I am very impressed

A quick word to say thanks for SOLE footbeds! I’ve been using for 2 weeks training now and I have to admit I am very impressed!! Foot stability highly improved, might not make me a faster rider but the sensations awesome!!! ;0)


Happy to say they were love at first fit

I’ve been using Sole brand orthotics to correct my functional hallux limitus with associated exostosis (in other words – a painful bunion and flat feet). I’ve tried a variety of orthotics (orthopaedic insoles that go in the shoes to correct poor alignment) with varying success. A couple of expensive custom-made pairs – one from a physiotherapist and the other a biomechanical podiatrist – were both failures for me. I then tried a pair of Tulis but they weren’t quite right. I then was given a pair of Superfeet which I liked even more. I think this is a good brand for many people. And then along came Sole and another sample for me to try. Happy to say they were love at first fit. The Sole orthotics have a slim fit range which fit nicely into all of my shoes (of course they’re all roomy MBTs with removeable insoles which helps). Ideally, have them fit by a physiotherapist or podiatrist who can put the feet in the right position. In my case, I’ve been able to use them without the molding but probably would have an even better result with it. So now I carry Sole orthotics in my physiotherapy practice. For more complex biomechanical problems, I tend to send my patients to a local podiatrist.

Love Them

I was having so much problem with my feet and a friend of mind told me about this store in Walnut Creek. She said to over there and see Tim the owner of the store and he will fix me right up with shoes and insole. So that is what i did. I have been so happy with my insole that i just order a new pair! will always wear them!


Great insoles save 1 tiny thing

These insoles are incredible. They mold EXACTLY to your foot when you mold them as per the instructions and stand normally as you would daily. Do not attempt to correct your posture too much as you will cause some pain in your knees etc, so remail natural. My only complaint, which isn't a complaint b/c I didn't think it through when I purchased them....they stink after a while. So if the stench of your feet is offensive, get the moisture wicking version (which I plan to buy next time)


I wish I had found them years ago

The Sole is simply fantastic and I wish I had found them years ago. A 140km ride and not a grumble at all from knees or hip. It's amazing. Usually after a long ride like that I have to take a couple of prescription anti inflammatories just to ease things along in recovery. But the Sole ensured a "perfect" fit and pedal stroke which meant, almost unbelievably, that neither during the session or once home and recovering I had no discomfort. Another big hurdle they've passed is the "killer" turbo sessions my coach has me doing. Sitting on a static bike for two hours is never fun and in fact has caused me even more discomfort due to the lack of all round movement. Once again the Sole seems to be the bit of magic I have been missing. I honestly could not think higher of them. This positive feedback is totally regardless of the great customer service etc. If they didn't work I would simply just chalk it up. What more can I say than it's a great product which works! I honestly don't know how I coped without them now.

G Mathew

The difference was night and day

The last few months, I've been experiencing the worst shin splints ever and recently started having plantar fasciitis every time I played basketball. I tried everything and my physio said I need to get orthos because my feet poronate too much. I didn't want to spend $400 so I tried out Superfeet, spenco etc until someone recommended soles. I just played my first game last week with the ultra softec and the difference was night and day. Where as I would want to get off every two minutes, this time i felt like I could play forever. Thank you SOLE.

M. Todd

The SOLE inserts far exceeded my expectations

When my son first started running Cross Country for BBMS, he had severe pain in his feet and legs from running. He had new AVIA running shoes and the coach said they were good shoes. She advised me that if the pain persisted, he would need to see a doctor. After putting the SOLE inserts into his shoes, the change was just short of miraculous! The pain was completely gone, even after 2 or 3 mile runs!! As a direct result, his times improved dramatically. The SOLE inserts far exceeded my expectations. I can't express my gratitude to you enough for making the inserts available


I first purchased these for my snowboarding boots

I first purchased these for my snowboarding boots as I the outside of my ankle had too much pressure in my boots. After I put in the footbeds, that pain went away almost entirely. I have high arches, and I don't even mold the footbeds. I feel like I could use even higher arches on the footbeds to make me even more comfortable.


Brought back the joy of running

A great product. Had recurring knee pain which then led to hip discomfort. I was skeptical but ordered the insoles based on comments on Am very glad I did! Received them yesterday, performed the heat molding, and had my second run in them this morning. No pain! Great support. Brought back the joy of running. Thank you!


I have worn my pair every day for a little over three years in a profession that keeps me on my feet and moving constantly and they are finally ready to retire. Absolutely recommend these without reservation. The only problem with them is that now that I live in Canada I can't find them locally! Cheers!

I dont wear my shoes without them

I bought a pair of these several months ago for my work boots and have taken to wearing them in all of my shoes. The pronounced arch support works and any pair of shoes become wearable with a pair of these installed. I transfer my footbeds into all of my shoes and remove the factory stock insoles. An excellent product.


What a difference!

Feet were sore, doc said to try arch supports. No big deal right? Wrong. Tried 7 (yes, 7!) different brands of arch supports over the past year. All of them had something I didn't like - too wide, too flat, no heel support, moved around, you name it. Finally I went to custom shoe shop locally and saw the Sole inserts. Salesman swore by them, said fully guaranteed if they didn't work. What can I say other than they feel great, actually fit in my dress shoes, and support my entire foot. I love the firm support under the top cushioning. I've found that if the support is not firm enough, I can really feel it after a long day. A negative would be that they are still slightly thick enough to mess with some dress shoes - making the shoes feel tighter. I had to "rip out" some of my stock inserts to get the Soles to fit correctly. None the less, I completely recommend these!


I am hooked

I have been using my Custom Footbeds for about 2 years now and I am hooked! I am a Volunteer Firefighter, and a full-time machine operator in a local factory. I have Footbeds in my work boots, my station boots, and my firefighting boots. Whether its the long hours on my feet in the factory, or the harsh conditions that we firefighters face, my feet are always the last thing to start hurting. I have talked to many of my friends and family, and everyone says the same thing, "Once my feet start hurting, I'm done!" I say the same thing, but now I'm able to perform for a longer time before I'm ready to take a break. Thank you for making such a wonderful product, and I look forward to the next generation of your SOLE products.

Best Insoles

I have had this insert for years, with this insert I'v had no problems with my feet or knees running at all. It is the best, ya gotta try it! Diane in Avondale, AZ


My legs feel fine and I can run even more

I only recently started running, and while I am in good shape from surfing, my legs were not completely up to the task. I would get shin splints and just generally various sore muscles and such. Since I started wearing your soles, my legs feel fine and I can run even more.

Plantar Fasciitis

I have never had foot problems my entire life; but recently have been diagnosed with the very painful Plantar Fasciitis. My Physio recommended custom footbeds; but I tried Soles first to see if they would help. All of my symptoms are gone in less that 3 weeks of wearing Soles. I have just ordered 5 more pairs for all of my shoes and a pair of flip flops - I dont want that pain again.

Urban streets, high altitude mountains or desert terrain, you can't go wrong!

I've owned 4 pair of your insoles and have used them in every conceivable environment to include the craziness you find in combat zones. They really do breathe new life into new and old footwear. Why pay big money for new shoes or boots when you can spend one quarter to one half the amount and renew your footwear to practically brand new status? SOLE insoles had me at hello....

Excellent Product

I have had problems with my high arches for many years now, with very tired feet after running and walking in general. Having had custom made orthotics over the years and not really addressing my problem I was somewhat sceptical trying the Softec Regular, but I was very impressed after following the instructions etc, I am now feeling the overall benefit and they have improved my gait as noticed when I train. I will definetely purchase another pair shortly


My foot pain has almost completely disappeared

I saw this in the base exchange, and thought the design would be great for my feet. I was very surprised at how much it helped. My foot pain has almost completely disappeared, and my feet are actually more comfortable when I am wearing my boots with the SOLE in it.

Tony Davies

The best thing I bought myself in years

i've just ended my first days work with my new sole innersoles in my steel toecaped booots and can hand on heart say there the best thng i bought myself in years,ive spent hundreds of pounds on other innersoles from shops and off ebay trying to ease the pain in my foot and knees, after having them in my boots for 8 hours iv noticed my left foot is not aching and i noticed my knees are not aching throuh them grinding, i ony hope the pain relief continues. i hope i can get a pair for my training shoes and 1 day be able to go back the gym pain free


It has been a pleasure dealing with the "SOLE" company

I must say that it has been a pleasure dealing with the "SOLE" company. Foot related problems will change your motivation, ability to train, your ability to play with your children. I am a rangemaster/swat operator for a police department in southern california. As a result of that I am on my feet alot during the day. After visiting several foot doctors in my town a friend told me about "SOLE" footbeds and how much he liked them. I bought a pair the next day and have to say I believe I will have a pair of these in every shoe I wear. Thanks.


I was suffering from Morton's Neuroma

I was suffering from Morton's neuroma, and a running shoe store in Oregon recommended your footbeds. That was 4 years ago and I now buy a pair of soles at least every 6 mo. My husband now uses them and I recommended them to my sister, who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a triathlon coach. Thanks a ton!

Mark McNally

I decided to try SOLE and since I did I never looked back

As a bike racer I strive to get everything out of myself and to do this I look at every detail from what I eat to what equipment I use, so I decided to try SOLE and since I did I never looked back I went from my foot collapsing over the arch which is quite common in bike riders to having a well supported instep which in turn helped me get that little bit extra out of myself which is what every bike rider should want!

Mark McNally

Winner: Under 23 National Series Bike Racer

As a bike racer I strive to get everything out of myself and to do this I look at every detail from what I eat to what equipment I use, so I decided to try SOLE and since I did I never looked back I went from my foot collapsing over the arch which is quite common in bike riders to having a well supported instep which in turn helped me get that little bit extra out of myself which is what everybike rider should want!


My physical therapist recommended these Sole footbeds while treating me for arthritis in my knees. He noted that I have high arches, and felt that these inserts might help with my foot pain as well as my knee pain. I was very skeptical as I had been fitted for custom orthotics by a podiatrist several years ago, and those inserts only added pain to the balls of my feet, for a cost of $300! But I tried these Sole inserts anyway. Unbelievable! The relief was so immediate, and has continued on. We just took a three week trip, and spent much time walking in New York City. Unforgiving pavement no problem. I am recommending Sole footbeds to my two children who are runners and to my sister who also has foot and knee pain. Very grateful, Sue from Santa Fe


I desparately needed some lasting and quality support

I was waiting for my custom orthotics to be refitted but trying to walk without any support caused my arches so much pain! I had tried the drug store variety insoles but nothing worked. Having Marfan's Syndrome ( genetic ligament disorder), I desparately needed some lasting and quality support. When I was shown the SOLE product I was hesitant, but once I had them in my shoes I could not have been happier! They are so wonderful and amazingly great for personal foot/arch support. I can not tell you how much pain relief they truly delivered for me!! Thank you.

Jonathan Pope

Years of use

Many years ago I had an accident on a motorcycle and injured my foot. I used to regularly visit my chiroprator to assist with issues caused from the injury and had medical footbeds prescribed. The sole ones are as good if not better than the prescribed ones and do a brilliant job of keeping my feet in shape and comfortable on those long working days. I chose these because I wear dress shoes and these fit well but provide the necessary support without intruding into the shoe space available. The other major benefit for me is I can put soles in all my shoes rather than having to swap insoles all the time. Well done Sole keep up the good work!


The only Flips that I will wear!

ALL my shoes and boots have Sole inserts and the only flip flops that I will wear are my Soles! I have tried other kinds of inserts and none come close to the comfort of my Sole inserts.

Chuck Lennon

Best Flips

I have bought several different brands of Flips over the years and Sole Flips blows them all away from a comfort perspective. And they look great too. Wish you folks made shoes or "Keen" like products. I was just diagnosed with Plantar Fascitis and I wish I could wear my Sole Flips with suits every day!! Thanks!


I am like a preacher when I tell everyone about your products!

I have to add that my friends and co-workers laugh that my 'new religion' has SOLE! I am like a preacher when I tell everyone about your products! I have been in constant pain for over 5 years and, while I am not pain-free, my feet felt better leaving work than they did going in to work on the first wearing! After about 3 weeks I cut my pain meds by half and had enough energy to DO things with my grandkids without having to rest every few minutes or take more meds. You are WONDERFUL!


I thought my days of being active were over

I cannot believe the pain relief i got after the first run I did with the SOLE Dean K. heat moldable insoles, I am a Disabled veteran from the United States Marine Corps, and wearing 2 special back supports ( 3 major spinal operations and shrapnel in my leg) I thought my days of being active were over, trying all kinds of insoles(too no avail)I tried these Insoles and WOW,I don't limp back home after a run, I smile alot-I mean ALOT less pain, my morale is higher and my activity level is awesome, Thanks Again SOLE,but sorry I must put the Credit to my GOOD LORD First, but you came thru with and Blue Ribbon Also !!! AWESOME-!!!!!!


His feet feel much better

I have already reccomended them to a co-worker at work because we work 12 hour shifts on concrete floors and he was having foot problems. He has already received his footbeds and is wearing them at work now and tells me his feet feel much better.


With your footbeds I can play tennis, hike and just enjoy my active life

I Have your soles in ALL MY SHOES Without your product I can not even walk without foot pain and other related pain up my leg and into my hip. With your footbeds I can play tennis, hike and just enjoy my active life. Before discovering SOLE I had tried every footbed I found but was always in pain as they did not work for me. I Bless the day I found you!!! I am so thankful for your footbeds. THANK YOU so much


I was at first very skeptical. Not any more

I love your product. As a future podiatric physician with a specialty in biomechanics and sport medicine, I was at first very skeptical. Not any more. Sure, they may not be able to correct the most extreme of foot biomechanical problems, but they're very, very good none the less. If you ever need a podiatrist to consult or just to spread the good word, I'd be honored. We have a trail marathon coming up soon, and then a few mountains to climb this winter. Can't wait to put my Sole's into those boots!

Mike Graziano

Thanks to SOLE products and our good LORD in heaven and DK+ insole I CAN COPE!!!

Thanks to SOLE products and our good LORD in heaven and DK+ insole I CAN COPE!!! Today I received me Dean Karnazes custom insoles, I did mold them perfectly in the oven and fit them into my running shoes- very easy to do! I am a disabled Marine Corps Veteran (shot in the lower back, and received shrapnel in my legs in 1982 in Beirut Lebanon). After years of feeling sorry for myself and letting depression take hold of my life 2 years ago I set out to start running again. I started out slow with 3 back and hip supports, and tried hundreds of insoles- they really never made my run fun. BUT TODAY... I ran 90% pain free 12 miles to be exact! SOLE inserts are awesome! My feet didn't kill me, my back was okay, and my knees were good too! You have a great product which I would endorse to any athlete or anyone who just walks around. I almost cried when I got back from my run, I can't thank these DK+ insoles enough. Your product brought back a sense of pride and hapiness to do what I really enjoy- running! My two sons who are in high school shake their heads in disbelief that I go for a 10 mile runs now. My wife and my boys mother is serving in the US Army and is deployed in Iraq, and I write her and tell her that the running is going great. My running also helps me cope with her being deployed in a dangerous place. I have been spreading the word about your great product. Thank you and keep up the great insoles! Regards Mike

Woodworker (Las Vegas)

Imagine my surprise when the pain in my back went away after just a week or two of using your insoles

I'm a woodworker, in fact, I just started a woodworking school here in Las Vegas. That means I'm in steel-toed boots, walking around on concrete floors, for much of my day. I've had problems with my back when I awake each morning for years. As the shoes I'm wearing get older and the soles wear, this pain gets worse. My partner suggested I try your insoles in my work boots. Wow! Imagine my surprise when the pain in my back went away after just a week or two of using your insoles in my shoes. I've experienced that pain for years, and just thought it came from having a "bad" back. Now I realize it originated from something completely different.


Have definitely improved my cycling

SOLE custom footbeds have definitely improved my cycling. i can go on long (greater than 50 mile) road rides without fear of uncomfortable foot pain. i can also tighten my cycling shoes properly, resulting in less movement of my foot inside the shoe, allowing me to pedal and climb much more efficiently. Thanks for making these footbeds!


I have had custom orthotics from my foot surgeon but they only provided minimal relief

I have had chronic foot pain since 2001(due to a broken navicular that refuses to heal & fallen arches). I have had custom orthotics from my foot surgeon but they only provided minimal relief. Your product is the ONLY insole that I have found that not only lessened the pain but actually has made my foot feel progressively better each day I wear it. I gave the insoles 2 weeks of constant wear before I contacted you, just to make sure they were really helping. Now I have been telling everyone at my job about them! I have been able to cut back on my pain medications (otc & perscription) and even contacted my GP and foot surgeon to let them know about you. I just wish I found you sooner.

Best I've Found

I have had a pair of these for my hiking boots for quite a while. They eventually wore out so I decided to get new insoles. I have very low arches and my feet get sore easily. Well, I tried out some of those Superfeet deals and they didn't even come close to these heat form ones. These insoles doubled the mileage I am capable of in a day. Just ordered my second pair.


I have been running for over 15 years and just recently been diagnosed with plantar Faciitis. I started running in Soles mediums and now run pain free and was able to train and complete a marathon. Won't ever run without them again. Great product


Excellent footbeds

I've had foot issues for many years and about a year back I bought some new cycling shoes. Well the insole that is provided is not worth much so I began the search for a good cycling footbed. I was looking at custom footbeds, but didn't want to pay the high price. While shopping at a LBS I came across Sole and am so happy I did. These have been the greatest footbeds I've ever used in my cycling shoes. They work perfect and the simple molding process is a huge plus. With over 6000 miles on these I'm enjoying the ride more than ever.

I Love These

I've tried a couple different SOLE footbeds including the Softec Regular. These insoles definitely work well (they are more comfortable than my custom orthotics) and they look pretty cool too. My shoes tend to stink and I'm a little skeptical about how well the antimicrobial properties work, but for the price they are a great deal and I highly recommend them to anyone with flatfeet or a low arch.


I am a Naval Flight Officer, and bought these inserts to put in my flight boots. By far one of the betrter footwear decisions I've ever made. The inserts got me through a deployment to Afghanistan and are about to go for a second. The inserts made my boots infinitely more comfortable and have virtually eliminated my foot and knee pain from walking on unfinished surfaces. I just got another pair of flight boots and plan on getting another pair of inserts to go in them.

Simply amazing!!!

I am a mail man who walks 5 to 8 miles a day. I recently bought these because I had heard so many good things from my brother about this product. I was skeptical at first, factoring how much wear and tear I put on my feet daily. But let me tell you, I am amazed how much better I feel through the coarse of the day, DAY ONE of placing these into my shoes. I will tell everyone I work with to purchase these!

Scott Peterson

Great alternative to the Nike+

I use these in my Asics 2140's and I don't have to wear Nikes! Feel NO difference in the footbed from my other YourSOLE product (Sport Slim). This concept is both obvious and brilliant at the same time! Perfect alternative to Nike+ shoes or wearing the damn thing in your laces...

Better than custom

As a Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer in the US Army I see soldiers with foot pain and overuse injuries everyday. With these footbeds I have gotten soldiers back to full activity faster than with custom orthotics costing 4-5X as much. I wouldn't use any orthotic myself than sole. Curtis Driver PA-C, ATC

Na I can't believe it

I work in a busy Emergency room, these inserts have eliminated back pain and foot pain. I am a big man, without pain..thank you very much

Sole footbeds

my fisrt Sole footbeds is approx. 3years old, since that time I put Sole footbeds in every boot for my sports activies- alpineturing, mountain runnig. I especially apreciated them in hard plastic boot, last 3 years I dont feel the pain sole even after 8-12 hour of skiing and climbing, I'm very satisfied and recomend Sole for my friends in our community.

Heaven for my feet

I have used these for the last two years and can say i never even knew who made them. I bought them with a pair of casual shoes from a very popular boot company. Let me tell you from a guy who had crushed his foot and has horrible feet problems, that these are better than all four orthotics that I payed hundreds for. I thank you for a wonderful product that make my feet feel like never before!

Best Footbed on the Market!!

I am a Retired US Army veteran and Volunteer Firefighter/EMT-Basic and I suffered with Plantar Fasciitis for many years. I purchased a set of Spenco moldable insoles and they didn't work for beans!! While on a shopping trip to Mt. Home AFB I found these SOLE footbeds, I took them home popped them in the oven and fitted them for my feet. I am now pain free. Just like "American Express" I don't leave home without them!! These are The Best Footbeds on the Market!!

Brian Williams

Feel Great

I bought these about 3 weeks ago on a recommendation from fellow triathlete who also has been fighting PF. With great advice from the sales rep, I got the right size and they fit perfect in my bike shoes. It took a couple of rides to get the form to mold just right. I have worn the inserts now for about 300 miles and the support is just what I was looking for.

great for skiing

This past ski season I skied 120 days. They fit great in the boots and I have had no problems with my feet. I've used them for the past three seasons and am on my third pair of the insoles and will continue using them.


Hi, I have $500 custom orthotics amd they are not as comfortable as these insoles. I am really happy with the comfort I feel. I wish I knew about these awesome insoles before I purchased the custom made ones. I am ordering some extras, worth every penny.

Fallen arches from combat boots

After spending 10 years in the Marine Corps and wearing countless pairs of combat boots with no arch support, I could kick myself for not getting some proper supports years earlier... but in my last year or two in the service they did give me solid plastic supports. Once I got out, my brother introduced me to SOLE. They felt really good the first few minutes, and then they still felt good after several hours. I was blown away. I went on to work a job where I would regularly spend 10-12 hours a day on my feet climbing ladders, etc... and SOLE's went with me every step of the way. I never would have survived that job without them. Now I have a pair of these footbeds in every pair of shoes I own. They last longer than the shoe does, and my feet last longer than I could have ever imagined. Thanks guys. Keep it up.

Layne T. Oliver

SOLE Slim Casual is my number one choice

I first want to thank you for once again allowing me to test your fine products! Footbeds are such an important aspect of footwear that I can't help wanting to be part of the improvement process in some way! I can honestly tell you that I have tested virtually all of the major and minor brands Out there and have settled on several that really help me with comfort and support. I have had better than average performance with SOLE, Shock Doctor, Down Under (used in my backpacking boots) and Super feet (this brand did great in my ice climbing boots). Presently, the SOLE Slim Casual is my number one choice in my back packing boot and day to day foot wear (even over my Ed Viesters), the Ed's would be next For backpacking then Shock doctors then Down Unders. I chose to fit the Casual into my Cabela's 8" hunting boot, which by the luck of the draw allows them to fit my HI-Tech casual trail shoes. There is a internal volume difference however, but usually different thicknesses of socks are also employed, so this presented no problem! In fact, I found a comfort increase with 8" inch boot out on the trail Snow shoeing (no kidding)! I have been testing snow shoes and socks all this winter so I added the casual's into the mix and was surprised with a greater level of comfort and support than I have had in the past (nice)! I believe there is an achievable synergy between sock footwear and footbeds and the foot, and when that is found the user is a very happy camper. With the Casual, I found the fitting and molding process simple and straight forward- just follow the instructions! Durability is without question as snowshoeing puts a great strain on footwear etc and the "Casual" is still looking new even after many hours and miles of pounding and sweat. There are no signs of abrasion, wear, tears or break down. Odor and heat control is awesome as is friction control which must have something to do with fit and support as my foot maintains its position inside the boot etc . Bottom line I have no blisters or hot spots and my socks are not exhibiting unusual wear. I think one major benefit I the custom fit along with carefully chosen materials as the user's foot is properly supported and placed which aid in eliminating foot related injuries from improper support etc. Metatarsal support could be a bit thicker but, I have had none of the usual burning from neuromas etc, which was initially brought on by the lightning strike that exited my foot. Out on the town the Casual adds comfort and support as well As my feet don't get tired and wore out when I'm shopping with my wife (who has an endless desire to go to every store in sight and this always kills my feet! I wonder if you guy's actually did me any favors here!). The Casual will add the necessities to foot wear that may be missing support and cushion (this is some thing that a sock can only in a limited way help with). I recommend that everyone should experience the SOLE footbeds and see for them selves if they don't receive a higher level of performance from their foot wear. For me , it means I can get out to those distant backcountry lakes quicker, safer and feel like fishing instead of nursing my feet and I like that!!!

Dianna MacPhee

Very painful case of Plantar Fasciitis

I have had a persistent and very painful case of Plantar Fasciitis for almost two years. It got so bad that I finally gave in and had surgery a little over a month ago. The pain was back almost immediately so I began my regime of buying every product that promised to help. I am so thankful that my first purchase was a pair of Sole foot beds. I felt relief almost instantly, so much so, that I just bought another pair and a pair of sandals. Thank you is all that is left to say.

Javin Berg


I can not say enough good about sole footbeds. I am 41 and a triathlete. At my age my body has overcome some significant aches and pains from many miles of running. I have been using Sole footbeds for four years now and feel not problems from my feet on up which is a big change from previous years. I did purchase these footbeds with the ipod carrier and sadly to say I did not like them. I could feel the difference in the footbed with the port for the gadget and it was annoying. I returned them and traded them in for the signature series and am again very pleased. I think it is best to leave the gadgets out of your shoes however it was a good concept.


Fit and performance for the money

As a physical therapist with over 17 years experience, I am very pleased with the fit and performance of SOLE insoles. I have seen and used similar products in the past, but none compare to the fit and performance for the money. Well done!

Love Um

I work on concrete 10 hours a day and me feet hurt so bad I would just about cry when I would get home. I went and bought some Redwing boots and bought the sole insoles and my feet dont hurt at all anymore. I have bought 5 pair for all my shoes. These things are worth every penny!


I can work out, walk and be on my feet all day

Please explain your foot-related problems prior to purchase: A. I could hardly walk as my feet were putting out the alighment of my knees(and the rest of my body). I was sent to Poditarists and had more than one pair of orthotics made. some of them helped a bit but a lot of them made it so I could hardly walk at all and had so much more pain.This was very costly also. Then I went to a Chiropracter who works on pressure points. It is a total different way of alighning ones body. When I stated seeing my Chiropracter I stopped wearing my orthopics as I would just be put into balance and my orthopics would put me right out of sorts again. But I needed something and as I had been trying out the SOLE INSOLES, I started to wear them daily. It is hard to get the thinner insoles, as Work World's mainly sell the thick ones. So thanks to the staff from Sole in Calgary for mailing me out a pair of red Soles. I can work out, walk, and be on my feet all day and my legs get tired but I do not have the knee pain as the knee is getting stronger. The doctors kept telling me I was just getting old and to expect the pain and knees going. But I kept thinking NO they are wrong. There has to be something out there and it is such a simple thing, A insole that works. More people have to learn not to give up when they are in pain and in there heart know that there knees are turning in because of the way there feet are or there back or hips or neck or so many parts of the body hurt or you are taking pain killers just to get through the day. Begin at your Feet and if at first you are not getting any leadway, don't give up. Keep trying. Go to the Sole Site, or just try a pair, often the body has to be put into alighment first then with the insoles life will begin. And I feel the insoles should be sold in some shoe stores. Often the sales clarks get to know your feet. Find a establised store and get to know them like you do a Doctor.

Andrew Leibowitz

Couldn't Skate Without Them

These footbeds are tremendous! I have a pair in my CCM hockey skates and my K2 inlines, and I cannot imagine ever skating without them again. They have improved my ice skating by giving me more power and a much better feel for the ice; and have aleviated the foot pain I used to experience after only a few miles on inline skating. I can't wait for the coming spring as I plan to skate my first marathon in May.


I was having alot of pain in the arch of my foot for 7 or 8 months. I went to the docter and I was told that I had flat feet and was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. He wanted me to get prescription ortho's. After being looked at by the Physical Therapist he recommened that I give the Sole Softec Regulars a try. I was amazed at the relief that this product has given me. I ordered another pair along with a pair of your plantinum sandles. Awesome product.

Steve Gray

Game On!

This SlimSport footbeds turned out to be the ticket I needed to up my game in the local MTB Racing scene. I wore Sole's regular footbeds in my hiking boots, though never bothered to put any in my cycling shoes. And not doing so, with my flat feet, caused me serious pain after long endurance races. My knees would pay the price! Found these SlimSports to be the perfect fit for my high-end Italian made Sidi race shoes. I spinning is corrected and I haven't suffer knee pain since I started using these...a little bit of numbing in the big toes, though I blame that on the toe box of the shoe being a bit narrow. I'm constantly changing these out between my running and cycling shoes, so I definately need to pick up another pair. Thanks for a great affordable footbed that last. Not all of us have the insurance coverage to get custom footbeds made for us. -Steve


Huge difference after one week

I am very pleased with my SOLE purchase. My right heal was really beginning to be a problem. I bought two pair of SOLE footbeds and wear one in my work shoes and the other in my running/walking shoes and there was a huge difference after one week.


Working on Concrete Floors

I've had feet problems for years. I found your product locally and had been using them for a while. But with this place going out of business I thought I was sunk. I work on concrete floors all day long and was at a point of not being able to work much longer because of the pain. I found the guys home address and called him at home. He told me of the web site. And I'll keep on buying this product. Please don't change anything. With the soles and exercise I'm still going strong. Thanks.

Totally sold on SOLE!

My wife and I have jobs that keep us on our feet through most of our work day. We both invest in high quality shoes to make sure our feet don't suffer. Both of us have purchased 2 pair of shoes for work over the past 3 years and all of those shoes immediately have the standard footbeds replaced with the SOLE Ultra footbeds. There are no words to decribe the comfort provided by the SOLE Ultra. Thank you for the comfort and durability of this outstanding product.


I will be more than happy

I had a slight issue with the molding process, called customer service and no questions asked I was informed that a replacement pair would be shipped on the next business day. If the insoles are half as good as the customer service then I will be more than happy.

Tennis and Hiking

These are outstanding for my competitive tennis and rigorous hiking endevours. They have virtually eliminated the foot problems I was having - sore heel, sore arches, and sore feet in general. Thanks for a great Product.

Couldn't live without them!

I have been using SOLES ULTRA for several years. They are awesome! I had bouts of plantar fasciitis for years. I tried two different custom orthodics- nothing helped. Since I am a tall gal (6'3") with long feet (13 women's/12.5 mens) I was finding it a challenge to find narrow supportive athletic shoes. Then I was introduced to SOLES several years ago when a friend suggested that I try wearing a supportive men's running shoe for everyday use as well as hiking. The people at Portland Running Company in Beaverton, Oregon suggested using SOLES. Since them, my feet have been feeling great! I don't even mold them with heat. I slip them in my shoe and away I go! They have not only saved my feet on a daily basis at home,SOLES have carried me MANY miles on jaunts through Europe.


Far Exceeded my Expectations

My company moved to a new building in June 2008. The floor are hard concrete. I began having foot pain(plantar fasciitis) in my right foot. After a few months I began to walk with a limp and by the end of my shift my ankle was swelling and in alot of pain. The price was reasonable. I felt I would try this before paying hundreds of dollars on custom orthotics. Having two coworkers highly recommend the product also played a big role. After wearing the footbeds for two weeks, I no longer was limping around at work. I could walk normal. Before I was trying to walk without my heel touching the ground because the pain was so great. After a month of wearing the footbeds, my ankle no longer swelled. After 5 weeks, I no longer had to wear my ankle brace. This product far exceeded my expectations.


Arch support that "gives"

I've had rigid orthotics for many years that provide great arch support that I need, but they are too stiff for sports and make my feet ache. The SOLE footbeds are the first ones I've seen that offer very solid arch support that also "give" somewhat for sports - they absorb shock much better than rigid orthotics. Plus I love the 3 different volumes that allow you to use them with many more shoes & boots

Better than Custom Orthodics

I have had several pairs of custom orthodics that run more than $400 a pair. But I keep reaching for the Soles I bought here. I even took the Soles to the Doctor to see if they could make the arch in their orthodics like the Soles. No luck. The Soles still felt better than the expensive custom ones. The deep heel cup keeps my ankle more stable than anything I have ever tried. I'm buying another pair. No more custom orthodics for me.


Recommended to help with lower extremity problems

I'm a physical therapist and have made orthotics in the past, your product is very good and I recommend them to most of my patients with lower extremity problems.


The best pieces of gear I own. They kept my feet happy walking 12-20 miles a night in Iraq. The boots were trashed when I got back but the Soles still had their shape. I own three pairs now and I'm going to order three more.

they feel great

I bought a pair of Softec Regulars for my husband 2/10/09. He loves them. As a soccer coach who is on his feet a lot, he can tell the difference with these new inserts. In fact, we have just ordered 2 more pairs.


The DKs are Awesome

i had sesamoiditis in my right foot... underneath my big toe. i'm addicted to tennis, so this was a serious problem, and it just refused to heal... i finally started looking into getting a custom orthotic, but i don't have the best health insurance right now, so the cost would have been a bit much. i did some research online, and your insoles were recommended on a message board. i order a pair of DK insoles and they were amazing. I ordered a second pair, and i don't wear shoes unless i have them in there. My foot isn't completely healed yet, but I've made a lot of progress since i started using the SOLE DK and i experience no pain or discomfort at all while i'm wearing them. i absolutely love your product. the DKs are awesome. i will definitely buy a few more and have wholeheartedly recommended them to a few people.

Cheryl Peterson

Thank you for such an incredible product

I was spending $40.00 per vist to the chriopractor once a week before I got my sole insoles. I have not been in 3 months now. I wear them in every shoe that I can, and I have the flip flops for the summer. Thank you for such an incredible product.


The SOLE Custom Footbeds have helped enormously

I could hardley walk because my feet hurt so much. My friend told me about SOLE custom footbeds and where to get them. I think my feet were hurting because I had my knee replaced in July after years of suffering with my knee out of place, so my feet probably had been compensating for it. Now that my knee is normal, my feet aren't. The SOLE custom footbeds have helped enormously. I still have heel pain and my feet tend to hurt when they are tired at night, but at least I can walk without the paid I had been experiencing. Thank you.

Andrew Rademacher

You Can't be Without

You cannot be without these flip-flops. I have done extensive research into shoes and sandals, I know this company has done their research also. They got these sandals right on: everything from the contours of the footbed, to the lightweight, to the tightness of the strap. I am recommending these sandals to everyone I come across because its a shame these aren't readily available everywhere! More sandals company's need to take notes from this particular one!


They have made my training and racing on the bike much better

I love the insoles, they have made my training and racing on the bike much better. I really like the customer service, and how helpful the staff is. I get a replacement sent to me at no charge before my RMA is received. Keep up the good work, as long as things stay the same I'm a customer for life. I've even purchased insoles for all my family members. Nice Job!


Love them!

I have plantar fasciitis and I had the footbeds. I love flip flops and that was one of the things I missed most. I had such great luck with the footbeds I decided to try the flip flops, and let me tell you I was not disappointed. I can wear those and my foot doesn't hurt at all. My Mom and Aunt also have plantar fasciitis and they bought a pair and had the same results. I highly recommend these!


No further issues with footpain

I have had plantar fascitis in the past. Initially I wore a custom orthotic, however, as soon as the Sole product became available I have been using the Sole footbed. I have had no further issues with foot pain since wearing the Sole footbed.

Vicki Elliott


I started with the footbeds. I researched online to see what nurses and people who stood for along time at their job liked as far as support. This is how I found the footbeds. Amazing! I stand 8 hours at my job. My heels used to get so painful, I couldn't stand on them. These footbeds made the difference. I have worn the same pair for a year now and thought they would "flatten" out after time, but they haven't. I ordered myself and my husband the sandals to try. I usually don't like the piece between the toes. Surprisingly, I don't notice that piece with these sandals. Same wonderful support as the footbeds. My husband will no longer wear any other sandal, only the Sole sandals. He was reluctant about the price of them, but now that he's worn other sandal will do! Be prepared to be spoiled and not want anything else on your feet.

Arnie James

Folks this product is for real

I am a veteran of 74 marathons who in 2003 ended up with Plantar Fasciitis through a non running injury. Thus began my long and slow healing and rehab process. After taking a couple of months off I was able to continue running marathons, but not as many in a year as I would like to. This I was able to accomplish by using half plastic arch support inserts. I also used them in my dress shoes. Of course they worked but the feeling of vulnerability was always there. My doctor also advised me to continue using them. Inside I dreamed of the day when I wouldn't have to use them. So I had been living with these since September 2003. On Saturday, two days before Boston marathon I had the good fortune to meet with Matt Chestnut and in a few minutes decided to buy a pair of these insoles. I noticed a sudden comforting and healing change just in the first 2 minutes while I was waiting for the SOLES to harden. It felt so good that I decided to leave them in and walked around the expo for a couple of hours in them. The more I walked the better my heels and legs felt, with the result that I bought yet another pair before leaving. Rest of Saturday and Sunday I kept these on. We all know that as marathoners we are not supposed the change anything like shoes, diet, fluids, etc. before a marathon. In other words "Stick to what has worked". Well my feet and legs felt so good that I decide to commit the Biggest Sin a marathoner can ever commit. No way in hell was I going to give up the therapeutic pleasure of these insoles. So 2 days after my introduction to these I ran Boston marathon with them. What a difference. I had a great discomfort and anxiety free race. You probably never saw me because I was a Bandit or because I was running on clouds. Folks this product is for real. I have since bought 2 more insoles, one for the dress shoes. Compare the price and healing power of this, you can't go wrong. Consider this the testimonial of a lost soul who is now healed through the SOLE and heel support of this great product. I could do better but I am not on David Letterman. Just trying to share a great product!!!!

Benjamin Stegner

Thank you for saving my feet on long runs

I am a lean fit guy that is 6' tall, weighs ~190 lbs, and enjoys running ultramarathons among other outdoor activities. I have been trying different shoe/insole combinations for the last year and could not find anything that provided the cushion required to keep my feet comfortable. That is, until, I found your insoles. I matched them up with my Montrail Hardrock shoes and now I can run all day on rocky terrain and my feet do not get sore like they used to do. Thank You for saving my feet on the long runs.

Juliet Farmer

I've already sent several friends your way

Your insoles have allowed me to run pain-free. Apparently the insoles I used to use didn't cut it and when I saw a podiatrist I found out why: unusually high arches. He suggested two things, custom insoles or (the next best thing) your insoles. I ordered yours, they came several days later, and I was off and running! I've already sent several friends your way...Thank You.

Jim Rabbitt

I couldn't be happier

The service and product I received is much better quality than I expected. I'll give you a little background. I suffered a bad sprain in my foot while joggin in october and had to go to the Sports Doctor for cortisone shots. That solved the immediate problem but I was told I would have to wear orthotics and he was glad to measure me up and order them. I had insurance and it was going to cost me only $20 for a co-pay. This involved two more visits at $20 a pop. He told me it would be 14 days. Well it was 5 weeks and still no call. When I reached him he told me he had a problem with the manufacture and just be patient. I cancelled the order and told him what I thought of his service. You were referred to me by a friend who just bought orthotics from a sports doctor and was not real happy with the product which I found to be chinsy. I did a little research on the net and thought you had what I needed. I ordered the thicker liners because not only do I run about 3 miles a day but I spend a lot of time on my feet at work. I have used them for about 3 weeks and couldn't be happier.


The SOLEs are way cool!

The SOLES are way cool! One of my pursuits is Adventure Racing, and I have always had sore feet from the hours of running/hiking on rocky trails. To make matters worse, I have wide feet with hight arches, so finding a shoe that fits correctly is difficult. The custom-fit of the SOLES really appealed to me, so I decided to give them a try. I just did my first Adventure Race with them installed in my shoes, and the results are FANTASTIC!!! After 10.5 hours of non-stop running/hiking/canoeing/biking, my feet are not sore at all. This is especially impressive because they were "marginal" on race day, from the previous week's 4 hour training hike/run (without SOLES install, and inferior shoes). The custom-fit makes all the difference, allowing my feet to work perfectly with the shoes.


Great product!

I have to tell you, I'm thrilled with your product. I got married about 2 years ago, and typically, I put on about 20 pounds. I've been a casual runner (about 10 miles a week), and since I've gained weight, I started to develop some Plantar's Faciitis in my right foot. I subscribe to Runner's World, and they had an article on your product, so I purchased a pair of them to see if they would help.... THEY ARE WONDERFUL!!!... my feet don't throb after my run, and with just a little stretching, etc. they are making a world of difference. Great Product! I plan to buy another pair in a few months when I purchase new shoes.


I absolutely love your product

I absolutely love your product and will continue to use them for many years to to come. My first pair of soles were actually second-hand, but I was actually able to remold them after heating them up in the oven again. My newly purchased soles fit perfectly after activating them and I plan on using them in my shoes to run the NYC marathon in about a week. I will gladly recommend your product to friends and continue to buy in the future as soon as I wear through the 5 pairs I just bought. Thanks for everything.


I'll buy more soon

The soles are great and I run a lot. I don't wear my running shoes without them! I'll buy more soon.


No IT band pain!

I wanted to let you that I got these orthodics because of serious IT band friction syndrome. Prescription orthodics were just way out of my price range , and SOLE footbeds were recommended to me. Well, I put them to the ultimate test this past Sunday, running the Mardi Gras Marathon with the. I had NO IT band pain! It was fantastic! Thanks for your great product. I was talking about them with runner throughout the whole course, and I got an email today from one of them saying she had placed here order already.

Cristina Winsor

More flexible than other orthotics

I had these in my shoes when I ran outdoors on the road as well as some trails and also indoor on a treadmill. These were more comfortable and more flexible than other orthotics I've used before. I liked how I could mold them after taking them out of the oven.

Eric Silden

Run longer and pain free

I now run longer and pain free thanks to SOLE Custom Footbeds.

Jeremy Kuhlen

I think they're great

Thanks Kevin. I think they're great. I put a pair into my running shoes and also a pair in my cycling shoes. They have really helped in my running shoes and can definitely tell the difference between a normal insert and one from SOLE. I will certainly promote your products to fellow athletes. Best of luck and thanks for your email.

Robert Turbyfil

They feel great

These are incredible insoles. I have run with Sorbothanes, Sofsole, Powersteps and Spenco. Your SOLE provides the best cushioning of all those. I have only run about 20 miles so far...but they feel great. Thanks.

Karen M

Your feet and legs will thank you

A must for anyone who is on their feet! I'm a runner and started having foot pain in various areas. This SOLE Custom Footbeds solved the aches and pains. My hip problem also disappeared. I own 2 pair and wear one for my workouts and one for everyday wear. Your feet and legs will thank you.

Erik Kaitala

SOLE Custom Footbeds beat custom made orthotics

I have two pairs of custom made orthotics - neither of which I wear anymore because my SOLE Custom Footbeds beat them for comfort, cushion, and support. I can replace them almost ten times for the price of custom orthotics.

Gary Davis

I'm back to order a second set

I purchased my first set last week. After molding the orthotics and running once, I'm back to order a second set. Love 'em! Also, fast order filling and shipping. Thanks.

John W. Norris

I am now pain free once again

I am a 52 year young runner here in the desert of Arizona. I have been running since high school and still enjoy the competition of road, track and trail running. I win or place in my age group most of the time. Yes, I have had my down times. Some due to over training and some due to "I'll just sleep a little longer." Recently I developed a Metatarsal injury on my left foot. I went through the routine of resting, icing and stretching without success. I thought for sure that I would have to take an extended time off from running. I tried various inserts to provide more protection for the foot. I even had a custom insert made by an orthopedic doctor. None of these attempts provided the protection I needed. On a visit to my local Performance Footwear running store, I noticed the "Your SOLE" display. I thought I had to give them a try. Not only did SOLE Custom Footbeds allow me to resume my normal training routine, it also allowed my metatarsal to recover and I am now pain free once again. Thank you "Your SOLE" for helping me to continue doing the sport I have loved for so long."

Geoff Prescott

The sense of relief was virtually immediate

I'm an active 53-year-old living in beautiful British Columbia. I overdid it on a couple of extended hikes this past summer and developed significant foot arch pain, something I had never experienced before. Being an avid hiker, skier, and mountain biker, I was pretty bummed out. I had resigned myself to a period of enforced rest and the purchase of expensive orthotics when the folks at my local Valhalla Pure store suggested I give the Sole footbed a try. I did, and I'm not making this up when I tell you the sense of relief was virtually immediate. I installed the footbeds in my running shoes on Friday, wore them around the house Saturday, and went golfing with my son on Sunday, pain free! I plan to get another pair for my ski boots as well. Thank you."

Jeanne Doherty

SOLE really excels!

My husband had been having heel pain while running and had tried several different types of heel pads, gel soles, but had not had relief from the pain. Then another friend told us about SOLE, and we immediately ordered a pair. He noticed a big difference right away, and was so improved after a couple of weeks, that he ran in the St. Patrick's Day 10K here in D.C. and was really pleased with how he felt afterwards. I can't thank SOLE enough for helping him stay on track with his goal. He was ready to stop running, and now he's closer to accomplishing his dream of running a marathon next year. From the ease of using your website to the quality of the product, to follow-up service you provide, SOLE really excels!

Vicki Leafgren

Thanks for introducing a great product

I'll be 45 in a few weeks. I began running when I was 20. Like many, running has become my focus, obsession, daily routine. I currently have a 13 year streaking going of not missing a day. A few (20 - 30) of those runs were 3 miles or less due to injury/sickness, having to get my run in before an early morning flight, or dangerous weather (electrical/hail storm or -25 temps with -50 wind-chill) Most of my weeks average 45-55 miles a week. Most of these miles I run alone. I go at different times of the day due to work, travel, family events or pace, since I train at a 7:15 pace and most of my friends average 8:30 - 9:00's. I get sore if I run too often at a pace other than my own. Now you're wondering why I'm boring you with the details of my running obsession. 2003 was a difficult injury year for me. I pulled my left hamstring which resulted in aches and pains all winter. Later that summer, I strained my left thigh and soon after that I sprained my left ankle on acorns in the dark. I continued to run every day, but I felt achy and out of balance. I had been using Spenco insoles for years and decided maybe it was time for orthotics. I had stopped into Runner's Edge in St. Paul, Minnesota, and noticed your product. The feedback from the salesperson was that he had tried Sole insoles and they were great. I knew him for a while and I felt I could rely on what he said. I decided to give them a try for $40 before spending $100's on orthotics. After all, I still need to keep my streak going and the aches and pains were making it hard to get motivated. Well, needless to say, I've been using them since October '03 and I'm feeling better than I have in years. I feel more balanced and my aches are now the result of hillwork or increased distance changes! I've worn them all winter and into a second pair of shoes and they still feel good! I'm hoping to get back to my 43:00 - 44:00 - 10K times this spring (if aging the additional year doesn't slow me permanently!). Your insoles have given new life to my running and I am looking forward to a much better summer than last summer! Thanks for introducing a great product! Best wishes for a long and prosperous business for you!

Daniel Govern

I love your product

They work fantastic. I am a distance runner who is training for Boston. I also am 5' 9" and 200 lbs. I have a lot of strain on my arches. Before I started using the SOLE Custom Footbeds I had problems with Plantar fasciitis in my left arch. Since I put the Footbeds in I have had no problems what so ever. I am averaging about 40-50 miles per week in them. I did a 22 mile training run yesterday without any problems. I love your product and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Denis Mitchell

I am so very pleased with them

I want to tell you that those insoles went like hotcakes; they are truly what you said they would be. I am so very pleased with them that I cannot wait for the next season to start so that I can train with them. I'm very interested in using your insoles with my team next year.

Scott Gala

I have been running pain free ever since

I am a ultrarunner and after trying just about every footbed made my search was over after being introduced to Sole ultra softec custom footbeds in 2005. I have been running pain free ever since. Sole footbeds provide the perfect combination of cushioning, arch support and excellent stability due to the low heel cup. A very durable and well designed product.

Tom Coleman

SOLE results in less fatigue

Wobble-naught CAD fitting & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish use Sole as a bio-feedback device. We want all our dealers to use them. Misaligned joints are very common in fitting business. Sole assist our CAD to correct alignment issues, providing pain relief & wear and tear to the body. With the correct bike setup, Sole footbeds allows the cyclists to get on the pedal stroke early and stay on it longer. We suggest the Sole due to its ability to mold to the needs of many different shoe types. You get a better inteface of shoe and human foot. The advantage is it is not made by just standing or sitting in a static position, but like "Speed balancing tires", while you pedal. After we have the cleat correct and the bike dialed to the human to the milimeter, then we have them mount the bike while in a trainer and mold the Sole while they pedal. It's that simple! The Sole footbed improves performance as it reduces the lag time of getting on the pedal storke. Using our Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish, we teach pedaling from the arches rather than the toes or heel and the only way you can get the feedback to the brain is by having a footbed making contact w/ the arch. The skeletal muscle system is a voluntary system; that is, it needs an intact nerve supply to contract, and does so mostly as a result of conscious direction from the brain. If you can't feel your arch, you can't determine how to move your best! By using our Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish, we can see the difference a Sole footbed makes. The electrical activity of muscles responding to nevous stimuli during human movement can be monitored with our technique call electromyography (EMG). We measure in millionths of a volt (microvolts)! The greater the intensity of contraction, or tension, the greater the electrical output. The sEMG can also reveal the declining output as muscular fatigue takes place. Without Sole, the muscles don't fire as well, and faster fatigue is the result. With the Sole, the results are the muscles start firing better and fatigue less, and pedal performance comes forth!

Pete Jefferies

Your customer service is awesome

I have 3 pairs of DK's and I love them. They offer a lot of stability - so much so that it required more care when selecting shoes. I've stepped down a notch - from a moderate stability shoe to a mild-stability in my road shoes, and went to neutrals in my trail shoes (I was getting over corrected in some cases). This ROCKS, because I've obtained better protection and even pressure disbursement from the DK's while using lighter weight shoes allowing me to safely go longer distances in comfort and without hot-spots or blisters. I was previously relying on Superfeet, but those don't come close to the support and comfort offered by Sole customs. BTW, your customer service is AWESOME!

Erin Schroeder

This is the best product I've ever seen

This is the best product I've ever seen, after having run six marathons I had to stop running due to severe knee pain. With SOLE Custom Footbeds I can now run again... pain free. In fact, I can't run without them. I wear them in all my shoes and all the staff wear them and swear by them.

Sharla Crawford

These footbeds are not a hard sell

I find that these footbeds are not a hard sell. All you have to do is let them try one and they buy it. Your staff will love selling this product because it sells itself...

Rob Kaufman

Adding footbeds to our shoes, enhances the customrs experience

Many customers come to our store to have a problem solved. The correct shoe is critical but the right insole as a partner can make a huge difference. Our ability to modify SOLE Custom Footbeds while the customer waits enhances the outcome and the customer's experience.

Wayne Eden

Keep up the good work

As a running specialty retailer, I can say without a doubt that SOLE Custom Footbeds have filled a niche in my store. We have fit runners, walkers, and working people with very positive results. The fact that SOLE fits a wider variety of foot types and shapes than most other orthotics sets them apart. So far, we have had very few returns of your product and no problem getting credit from your company on those units. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

Kristy Frizzell

They are so damn comfy I never take my shoes off practically

I have the insoles in two pairs of shoes - the thinner ones are in my boots, and the thicker ones are in the new Etnies skate/bike shoes I just got...and they are so damn comfy I never take my shoes off practically.. I leave 'em on when I get home because I forget they are on my feet! I can't say enough about the improvements to my feet and back...these are awesome.

Kipp Carver

I have recommended SOLE footbeds to several of my customers

Before I tried SOLE footbeds, my right foot hurt so bad I had a noticeable limp. After using the SOLE footbed, the foot pain disappeared. My golf game has also improved. I feel much more solid over the ball. I have recommended SOLE footbeds to several of my customers. They too, seem to like SOLE footbeds as much as I do. I think all shoes should have SOLE. Thanks a lot.


I recommend your products to friends

Great footbeds, great service, and appreicate the follow up. Your footbeds were recommended to me by my doctor to alleviate my lingering plantar fasciatis. He said I could take the time and spend the money to go to a podaiatrist and get orthotics or try your footbeds. They worked. I haven't had problems with plantar fasciatis since I've been wearing them and have been able to begin a good running schedule again. The footbeds are in most of my work and recreational footwear now. I have got some for my family members and have recommended your product to friends.

Mike Kowalski

You have a great product

Because of a severe case of Plantar Fasciitis in 1989, I began wearing custom orthotics made by Dr. Glickman in Michigan. These are made out of a very stiff plastic material. These devices allowed me to continue to run 20-50 miles a week since 1990. During this time I completed 7 marathons including the 100th Boston. In 1999 I began look for an over the counter orthotics that would provide the same degree of protection and be more comfortable. I tried the Sorbothane full shoe insert and the SOF Flow full shoe insert with the arch support. Both were comfortable but neither provided me with the arch support I needed to run 20-35 miles a week pain free. Last November I purchased my first pair of SOLE Custom Footbeds and they have provided me the comfort and support I need to continue running pain free. From now on, any time I purchase a pair of running shoes, I will also be replacing the insert with the SOLE Custom Footbeds. This is the best my feet have felt since the mid 1980's.You have a great product that I would recommend to all my running friends.

John C. Bruner

Your footbeds have been helpful in relieving the pain from walking

I have been using your Sole Custom Footbeds since I got a free pair at the Olympic Oval. While refereeing indoor soccer this past season I developed plantar fasciitis. Your footbeds have been helpful in relieving the pain from walking. I put them in my soccer shoes and also sandals. And, I am using them in my outdoor soccer shoes. Also, while serving as a lap recorder for speed skating, I have to spend long hours standing on the ice. My sorels do not have good arch support and your footpads have enabled me to stand more comfortably in my sorels. Thank you!

George Iverson

You have a great product

I already own two pair of SOLE Custom Footbeds for my running shoes to help with plantar fasciitis. They have worked perfectly for me. You have a great product. I am branching out to use the orthotics in shoes I wear for other activities. Keep up the great work!!!

Melanie Elliott

I expect to become a continued customer

I already have a pair of the SOLE Softec Ultra, which has helped me with painful plantar fascitis and a broken big toe. I just ordered the SOLE Softec Regular footbeds. I expect to become a continued customer and will definitely share info on your product with my friends and family. Thank you!

Ronald Musket

Helpful in relieving my plantar fascia problems

I have been using your custom footbeds for more than one year and they have been quite helpful in relieving my plantar fascia problems.

Rudy Martini

After heat molding, the footbeds fit my feet perfectly

I recently purchased the Sole footbeds and placed them in a pair of walking shoes. I have a problem with Plantar Fasciitis of the heel. Since placing the Sole footbeds into my shoes and doing a few exercises the pain in my foot began to disappear. I heated the Soles in the oven at 200 deg F as per directions. The soles fit my feet perfectly..I would certainly recommend the Sole FootBeds to anyone having problems with Bone Spurs (Plantar Fasciitis)....Yours truly,

Rob Allen

I wish I had found these sooner

I just recently beat a bad case of plantar fasciitis using cortisone shots and rehab. I was also fitted for a pair of custom orthotics to help prevent a recurrence. However, due to their rigid composition, they don't fit in all of my shoes. As a result of this, I decided to buy a pair of the SOLE Softec Ultra footbeds to use as a substitute in those shoes. I've used SuperFeet, SofSol, and Hapad in the past in an attempt to alleviate general foot pain caused by standing or walking too much, but none of them ever seemed to help. Therefore, my expectations weren't very high for the SOLE footbeds...I figured I would be satisfied if all they gave me were some extra arch and heel support to help keep the plantar fasciitis at bay. However, after a couple of long days on my feet, I realized that not only had these footbeds given me the extra support I was looking for, but they also made a significant difference in the amount of general foot pain caused by too much time on my feet. I only wish I had found these sooner! Thanks!

Laura Johnson

I think I should be thanking you

I think I should be thanking you. I have Plantar Fasciitus in both feet and my doctor recommended SOLE Custom Footbeds instead of special orthotics. I was buying them from the "Naperville Running Co." but decided to go to your web site instead. I tell everyone I hear has a foot problem about them. I think they're GREAT. I will continue to use them.

Amanda Thalji

I recommend them to everyone I know

I love SOLE footbeds! I have been battling plantar fascitits for some time and they have helped tremendously! After wearing the SOLE Softec Ultra footbeds inside of my gym shoes for four months I am now pain and symptom free. My parents own a restaurant and are on their feet all day so I ordered a pair for my mother and father. They too have experienced a great reduction in their leg and back pain. In fact, they are such big fans of the product, that they had me order another pair for one of their employees. I recommend them to everyone I know.

Mark Penney

The most comfortable and durable pair of footbeds I have ever owned

I bought my first pair of SOLE orthodics more than 5 years ago and I am still using them. They outlasted nine pairs of workboots. They are by far the most comfortable and most durable pair of footbeds I have owned by far, including a prescription pair that cost hundreds of $$$.


I'd recommend this company to anyone

The footbeds are awsome! I have flat feet and have paid up to $400 for custom orthodics and I can hardly tell the difference between them and my SOLE footbeds. You guys have good customer service, very personal. Yes, I'd recommend this company to anyone.

Tony Watson

The best inserts I have had

Works excellent. The best insert I have had, and I have had $300 custom made footbeds.

Jeremy Rhoten

I am extremely pleased with my SOLE Custom Footbeds

I am extremely pleased with my SOLE Custom Footbeds. I have pronated feet and had used custom-made orthotics in the past, but they were expensive and somewhat uncomfortable. I lost them a few years back and couldn't really justify the cost of buying new ones. I was looking online for an inexpensive alternative when I stumbled onto your product. Although I was a bit skeptical, the money-back guarantee gave me the confidence to order. I'm sure glad I did. I think they are more comfortable and just as effective as the $300 orthotics my doctor had made for me. My feet and knees are feeling much better. I have been able to jog almost pain-free for the first time in years. Even long shopping excursions with my wife are less fatiguing. Thanks for creating a great product at a great price. I can even afford to buy a separate set for different pairs of shoes.

Steve Currie

I guess I just have to abandon the prescription orthotics

So yesterday, I went out to play, walking, 18 holes of golf. I wore my best golf shoes with the $275 prescription orthotics obtained through our podiatrist. By the 14th hole, the beginnings of my frequent plantar fasciitis pain began, and by the end of the round -- and for the rest of the day, I was quite uncomfortable. So today, I went back out for another round. I wore my back-up shoes with my Sole Slim Sport footbeds. From the first hole they felt much more comfortable. And the comfort lasted the entire round. This is a repeat experience, and I guess I just have to abandon the prescription orthotics. They just don't do the job as well as the Soles. Thanks for a great product!

Bobby G. Tindal

A great product that can be worn out of the box

I have used many off-the-shelf arch supports over the past ten years as an Orthotist for residents of Kansas. These people are soldiers and I see a variety of foot types. I average about 90 patients per week with approximately 70% having foot related problems. Most of these problems are associated with hyper-mobile joints of the foot causing a flattened arch. With most shoes or boots this flattened arch position is present due to inadequate insoles that are not conformed to every persons feet. Some of the problems are plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, shin splints, knee pain and sometimes hip and low back pain. SOLE has come up with a great product that can be worn out of the box or heat molded to fit a persons feet. These orthotics have proven to provide the contour that people need in their shoes and I often get requests for more than one pair. SOLE Custom Footbeds are a cost effective way to reduce the hyper-mobility of the feet comfortably without adjustments.

Toby Logsdon

That was one of the best decisions ever

I was a bit skeptical of your insoles at first, but when I read that I could return them with no questions asked, I figured why not. That was one of the best decisions ever. I am in the Army and quickly slid my new SOLE Custom Footbeds into my combat boots. I'm on my feet all day and the soles really provided the comfort they promised. Then one morning, I figured I'd try them in my running shoes. WOW! They provided the arch support that I had been looking for. I suffer from plantar fasciitis from time to time, but not since I started using SOLE Custom Footbeds. Your footbeds are awesome and I don't miss an opportunity to tell my friends about them.

Maurice Heisig

You guys totally rock!

You guys totally rock! Not only do you have one of my absolute favorite products on the planet, but you also have terrific customer service. Can't ask for more. Just got out of Special Forces Assessment and Selection course. In one 5 day period we humped approximately 200 kilometers, cross country and under heavy loads. Thanks to my SOLE footbeds, Wellco Jungle boots, and InGenius socks, my feet felt great and no blisters. I am prone to shin splints and developed none during this course. To clue you in on the intensity of SF Selection, I lost 20 pounds of muscle while there even though we had plenty to eat. Honestly, I'm 37 years old and have less than 10 products of any kind that I swear by, will stick with and recommend whole heartedly to anyone caring to listen. Sole footbeds made my list this year. I now bring my Sole footbeds and Ingenius socks with me when I buy new footgear. If it doesn't fit with my footbeds in, I don't want it! The other Sole guys in the course with me agreed and we tried not to look too comfy when everyone else without them were suffering from blisters, bruises, etc. Thanks!

Angela Shaw

I love my new footbeds not only for how they feel, but also for the price.

I am VERY satisfied with my footbeds. I paid $300 about 5 years ago for custom made orthotics and they were worn out and me feet hurt. I found SOLE footbeds while researching another expensive orthotic that I was thinking of ordering, buy they were so expensive. I read your guarantee and decided I had nothing to lose, and a lot to gain ($). My feet weren't instantly completely pain free, but they didn't hurt any worse, I feel strongly that if I hadn't had these new inserts that I would have really been hurting after that walk. Over the next week, the pain in my feet went away and it's been 6 weeks and the pain hasn't returned! I love my new footbeds not only for how they feel, but also for the price.


I absolutely love my footbeds

I absolutely love my footbeds. These are the second pair I have purchased and for the first time in my life, my feet don't hurt after running or walking. I've had semi-custom orthodics made by a physical therapist due to my excessive pronation but they never could get them quite right and after 3 tries, I switched to my sole footbeds and have been very happy. I use them in my running shoes and casual shoes. Next I'm going to get a pair for my dress shoes and casual shoes. And I've told pretty much anyone that would listen to me about them and how much I like them. Before I used them , I didn't know that your feet didn't have to hurt!

David Herlihy

I am very pleased with my SOLE footbeds

I am very pleased with my SOLE footbeds. I had tendonitis in my left transverse arch from going too fast on a fairly steep downhill hike this fall. The pain, and fear of further injury, had me pretty much sidelined. I fitted the SOLE footbeds and immediately was back to walking 30 min. each morning and each evening without pain. Thanks for a great product.

Kipp Carver

My golf game has improved

Before I tried SOLE footbeds, my right foot hurt so bad I had a noticeable limp. After using the SOLE footbed, the foot pain disappeared. My golf game has also improved. I feel much more solid over the ball. I have recommended SOLE footbeds to several of my customers. They too, seem to like SOLE footbeds as much as I do. I think all shoes should have SOLE. Thanks a lot.


My foot doctor recommended your footbeds

I have/had tendinitis in both feet...don't remember the name of the particular tendon. It had been bothering me for MONTHS and my foot doctor recommended your footbeds. They have made a BIG difference! I still feel a bit of discomfort but if I had to give a number I'd say it's 90% better! THANK you!

Rocky Fugate

They are an excellent product

I have been wearing the same pair of SOLE heat moldable inserts almost every day since 2003. They are still in good condition (except for the fabric covering in a couple of spots) and provide excellent relief from my plantar fasciitis. They are an excellent product.

Marsha Voight

Thank you so much for this product

I purchased a pair of the heatable soles yesterday on the advice of my orthopedic surgeon. Here is some background about me. I have worked in a factory for 30 years. My feet are shot!! I have arthritis in both feet and ankles. I have fallen arches so badly that I have had to have foot fusion on the right foot. I now have a 3 inch screw from my heel to my ankle. I have had joint replacement on the great toe of the left foot. I also have had polio as a child. I have lived with foot pain for over 35 years....until NOW! I worked all day today and I have NO PAIN in my right foot at all. My left one is sore because I had surgery just four weeks ago. This is a real miracle for me. I have been thanking God all day for these soles. You may think I am exaggerating but you have no idea how much pain I have been in until now. I went to the store and bought a second pair right after work!!! Thank you so much for this product. I have told all my co-workers that have foot pain about these soles.

Cheryl Black

Thank you very much for making a difference in the way I walk and work!

I bought my first pair of Sole insoles to wear inside my new workboots for heavy, recreational gardening. I saw them in a store the day I bought my new boots, and I bought them because they were stiff enough to provide support but not so bulky that they changed the way my boots fit. The fit in the arch supports my heel and has resulted in my planter fasciitis improving to the point it has virtually disappeared and I have no more pain when I get up in the morning. Initially, I thought that the price was high, but compared to custom orthotics, the price was very reasonable and once I wore them for a full day the first time with no 'breaking in' time needed, I realized they are worth much, much more. I bought another pair to put inside the shoes I will be wearing to work as school starts up in September and will necessitate me being on my feet most of the day. I have a pair in my golf shoes, and will move them to my curling shoes when that season starts up! Thank you very much for making a difference in the way I walk and work!

Daune Neidilg

I am 65 years old and without the SOLEs I could not walk

I have flat feet. I am 65 years old and without the SOLEs I could not walk. My feet just crash. With them I am training for a triathlon. I walk every day(for exercise), bike, run and swim. My son gave me a pair for Christmas 2 years ago and they are the best thing that ever happened to me!

John Stetson

We have about 700 miles to go and I look forward to each step on my Sole footbeds

The Globalwarming 101 expedition just arrived in Qikiqtarjuaq after a rather arduous crossing through Pangnirtung pass. During our journey here, we encountered temperatures as cold as minus fifty fahrenheit and winds as high as seventy miles per hour. The terrain was as rough as we have ever seen for dogsled travel. We spent ten hours a day on our feet either skiing or running, depending on conditions. I am very thankful to have had my Sole footbeds in my Mukluks. The support they provide, in addition to the added insulation they give, are the perfect fit for serious foot care. After 100,000 miles of dogsled travel all over the planet it feels great to finally find the right footbed for traveling in some of the most extreme conditions on earth. We have about 700 miles to go and I look forward to each step on my Sole footbeds.

Jeremy Rhoten

I am extremely pleased with my SOLE Custom Footbeds

I am extremely pleased with my SOLE Custom Footbeds. I have pronated feet and had used custom-made orthotics in the past, but they were expensive and somewhat uncomfortable. I lost them a few years back and couldn't really justify the cost of buying new ones. I was looking online for an inexpensive alternative when I stumbled onto your product. Although I was a bit skeptical, the money-back guarantee gave me the confidence to order. I'm sure glad I did. I think they are more comfortable and just as effective as the $300 orthotics my doctor had made for me. My feet and knees are feeling much better. I have been able to jog almost pain-free for the first time in years. Even long shopping excursions with my wife are less fatiguing. Thanks for creating a great product at a great price. I can even afford to buy a separate set for different pairs of shoes.

Howard Shempp

I'm hooked

I have worn Superfeet for years in all my shoes. After trying your product for three days, my incipient plantar faciaitis pain literally disappeared. I substituted a brand new superfeet bed in for a few hours today, and the pain returned immediately. I'm hooked.

Carolyn Larson

SOLE Custom Footbeds are awesome!

I have suffered from fibromyalgia, ethromyalgia, planter facitis and knee/hip pain for over 15 years. I have spent hundreds of dollars on orthopedic insoles that have done nothing. I was just about to give up on even walking, when I saw your product advertised on the internet. The SOLE Custom Footbeds are awesome! I wear them in my shoes everyday! In fact, I have 3 pair of the SOLE ULTRA Softec so that I can leave them in my shoes and not have to keep yanking them out and replacing them in my other shoes. At 44 years of age, even my walking had been limited by my daily plantar fasciitis and knee pain during and following my short walks outside. I now have absolutely no pain in my arches. And, my knee pain is gradually getting better. Yet, there is no cure for my other disabilities, The SOLE footbeds have truly helped me get around the house and even walking around outside! P.S. They are easy to heat in the oven - and even if you don't, they are still comfortable just as they are right out of the package and into your shoes! Thanks!

Daniel Govern

They work fantastic

They work fantastic. I am a distance runner who is training for Boston. I also am 5' 9" and 200 lbs. I have a lot of strain on my arches. Before I started using the SOLE Custom Footbeds I had problems with Plantar fasciitis in my left arch. Since I put the Footbeds in I have had no problems what so ever. I am averaging about 40-50 miles per week in them. I did a 22 mile training run yesterday without any problems. I love your product and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Margaret Bausack

The "SOLE" was the only one that felt comfortable.

After suffering from Plantar Fasciitis pain to the point where I thought I might have to resort to a doctor visit, a friend suggested that I try the local running products store. The "SOLE" was the only one that felt comfortable. I have been wearing them for 4 months now and have been pain free for quite some time. What I consider the most dramatic result though, was that after only 2 or 3 days of wear, I could get out of bed in the morning and walk with only minimal pain and by the evening I could also walk comfortably. Thanks for the great product.

Melba Barcena

My feet would hurt so bad that I could hardly walk

My Doctor recomended your product and I have been very pleased with it. My feet would hurt so bad that I could hardly walk. On one occasion they were hurting so bad that I had to use a walker just to get out of bed and walk around. Then the Doctor suggested that I get your insoles for my shoes and they are working great. Thank you for your great insoles.


Your soles did save this grandmother a ton of money

My 12-yr. old granddaughter was having terrible knee pain. My son, who has been using these inserts, gave us the website address, and he helped my granddaughter heat & form them when they arrived. Fortunately, she finds the inserts so helpful that she switches the inserts each time she changes shoes. She plays softball and volleyball. Softball season, as the catcher, nearly killed her with knee pain; she received the inserts prior to volleyball and was much better. I believe the problem is hereditary in the shape and form of our feet. You will probably be getting more orders for sandals and more sizes over time! Your soles did save this grandmother a ton of money as my grandchildren are uninsured, and I have to pay medical bills for them. Thank you for the great product and the medical savings.


Wish we would have bought two pairs!

My daughter started having problems with her arches and her feet hurting. Our athletic trainer here at school suggested buying a pair of the insoles. The only problem---we wish we would have bought two pairs!!


I've developed a crunchy knee

I've developed a "crunchy" knee and was favoring it, causing altered gait. I saw a physical therapist who strengthened legs and sold me Sole footbeds to counter pronation. Just returned from a 2-week walking tour (~ 62 miles total) in Scandinavia where all moving parts held up great! I had footbeds (unaltered by heat treatment) in both walking shoes and hiking boots. The double socks were great too.


The SOLE footbeds have reduced the pain I feel by 70% to 90%

I'm a type II insulin dependent diabetic and have been for over 40 years so I have "very sensitive feet". Also while trail running last October I jumped over a down tree and landed on a broken glass bottle. I gashed the ball of my right foot. It took several weeks to heal and I still get some "burning and pain" on the ball of my right foot. The Sole footbeds have reduced the pain I feel by 75% to 90% dependent on the weather (worse when it's hot) and the surface I run on. I mix road, crushed cinder and trail. I run 25 to 45 miles per week and am training for my first trail ultra (50K) on October 5th, 2008.

Sarah Knudsen

They are just like a second skin

I've been using SOLE footbeds and socks while training on a variety of surfaces (e.g. sidewalks, roads, mulch trails) in mild as well as cold weather. The footbeds are supportive without feeling rigid, and with them I have not had the blister problems I sometimes developed when running with my shoes' original footbeds. Since they are so lightweight I can wear them for long training runs and not feel as much fatigue as I have with other footbeds I've tried. I've worn the Air-Flow Cooling socks for a couple of road races and like their "breathability." They are just like a second skin. The Dual-Layer socks are my favourites for winter running--I've been comfortable in temperatures down to -15C with them.


Found them to be as good as expensive orthotics

I have bone spurs on my heels and knee injuries in the past. I have used Sole innersoles for a few years, both for tennis and in my casual shoes and found them to be as good as expensive orthodics. I originally bought two pair and just purchased two new pair as well as the sandals. They are usual!


I wore out before my feet

I backpack in the Sierra Nevada for weeks at a time. The combination of pack weight and mileage always wore my feet out first. This year with my new EV Soles, I wore out before my feet.


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