Christine Rutledge

So happy!!!

This is the absolute best little boot ever! I have struggled for years with foot, knee, hip issues unless I wore my running shoes. Then I found SOLE! These cute little boots are heaven to my feet! Comfortable, easy to put on (zipper at the back) and look super with leggings, tights etc!

Great product

I was recommended these footbeds by my Physical Therapist for Plantar Fasciitis, I’m back to walking daily and love them!

Better Than Running without Them

I use SOLE's active medium footbed in my running shoes. I won't go back to running without them.

Recommended for everyone

did construction with these on and my back was saved

Work greats!

I've been using the thicker footbeds for well over a decade. Was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis back in 2002. Wear them in every shoe I own. But had my daughter's wedding coming up and using the thicker ones in the fancy dress shoes they got me made my foot feel very cramped. My wife suggested trying the thinner ones, and they worked awesomely! Would love to say that with the footbeds I was able to dance 'the light fantastic'. Alas, I still dance like I have two left feet but I was in no pain! Thanks again, SOLE Products!

So comfy

Honestly so comfortable and relieve any foot / back pain .

Shoes With Poor Support Are Now Wearable!

I am thrilled with these footbeds. They have made several pair of shoes wearable again. The provide excellent arch support and relieve back pain that the shoes original liners used to create. One point is that it is important to get the correct thickness for the specific shoe that the footbed will be used.

soothes back ache

My chiropractor suggested I get these footbeds, so I did! I'm very happy with the results. I have less back and knee aches. very good product!

Good for my feet

These are a great brand. The comfortable design has made my life better as I was suffering from pain in the feet. Now I feel like my feet are almost back to normal. I am thankful for SOLE.

Heidi Mater

Love These!

I ordered these boots as a back up to a pair I ordered a couple years ago. Super comfortable and easy on/off as well as lightweight for fall - spring. Though not super warm, they are great for milder weather.

Won't go back to any other insole!

These have provided me with so my relief! I had sworn off insoles, but these footbeds have truly made a different for me and are so comfortable!

Never with out them

SOLE has given me my life back. Vicious circle, knee injury, gain weight, more problems, can’t walk without pain, more mobility problems, more weight gain, more problems. Thank you SOLE.

Can't live without

I have been using these for the last 3 years and they make a world of difference. I have tried other brands but always come back to these.

Best foot beds for leg/back pain

My wife and I have been wearing these for the past few years. Have multiple pairs to satisfy all our footwear. Lower back pain and leg pain has been decreased to a bear minimum.

Love these

Put these in all my running shoes, hiking boots, snowboard boots, golf shoes... My feet always feel great. Even makes my back and hips feel good.

So far, great for large, flat feet and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

I have large (size 15-16), flat feet and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis in my right foot/leg. I have spent countless hours, appointments, and thousands of dollars going through the healthcare system, doctors, and podiatrists to ultimately get a single pair of custom made orthotics. It is a painful, frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive process each time I need another pair. Then I found out how many different companies have pre-made or custom made orthotics readily available. After researching many products, I found these SOLE orthotics to be a good quality and price point, and so far they have delivered. Having orthotics back in my life is night and day for comfort and working with my injuries. Highly recommend!

Most Comfortable I Found

Been using these for years. Used others only twice and immediately came back to this brand. Pretty much a lifetime customer.

Wife loves them

We are both Nurses and I turned my wife onto these a few years back and she’s noticed a difference immediately!! Now whenever I’m buying insoles she wants them too!!

Very satisfied

This is my 2nd pair and they definitely help with the pain I have in my back

Best footbeds for Work Boots

I purchased these for my work boots after I had already had some for my everyday boots. They help with my foot pain and stop the pain in my lower back from wearing work boots all day. Will buy again

My Go-To for foot comfort

My feet have given me pain for years, and I've worn through a lot of insoles, trying to find something that works--and lasts. When a friend suggested I try SOLE, I thought, okay, I'll give them a go. That was at least 10 years ago, and I've never looked back. These insoles are by far the best I've tried, and they really do hold up well. I give them my highest recommendation.

Very happy with my insoles

I’ve been wearing these for a few weeks and because of the thick build they are very easy to pop out and back in for drying.

Saved my feet!!

I started having pain from Plantar Fasciitis about 6 months ago. I paid $500 for custom orthotics. After 3 months of constant pain and going back to the foot doctor after my ankles were hurting. I came across SOLE online. I figured I had nothing to lose!! I wear safety shoes 8-10hrs on concrete flooring. I felt immediate relief. I'm hoping eventually I will be pain free now that I great support. But these were a life saver and I have now bought a pair for all my shoes!!

Awesome Footbed

Fits great, great support, back pain improved.

Back Pain Relief!

Been wearing these for my back pain for the last 10 years. It helps so much. Need to change every 4-6 months to get great results!


I've been wearing these for months while I work. I work long hours so I decided to try these out to help with lower back pain. Let me tell you this was the best thing I could have done.

Happy feet, clear conscience.

Referred by a colleague. Foot support is critical for well being in my profession (Paramedic). These are just as comfortable for my back, knees, legs, and feet as a different insole that I have used for years. But even better is that these last longer, and after a year of constant use seem to have zero foot odor whatsoever. The other kind I used could be washed, but also break down and need replacement by this point. I am converted! Take advantage of their rewards options and deals all year long to get your best value and to avoid paying the intimidating price.

AMAZING product saved my feet

I am very flat footed. Add to that I had MAJOR ankle surgery on my right ankle (all 3 sides opened up, bone removed, ligaments cut and re aligned, screws in heel area) so it’s safe to say I have daily foot pain. After working all day my foot is stiff and sore like a peg leg. For an active person like myself it wasn’t good. Tried all kinds of creams, pain killers, even other inserts and orthotics…. Today I wore my SOLE inserts for the first time in my steel toed work boots…. It was LIFE CHANGING! After 8 hours on my feet, ladders, hauling heavy items…. NO FOOT PAIN!!! I’ve been home and rested… went to get up and it’s honestly like I have been given a new right foot! I am so thankful for my friend referring me to your company!!! I only wish I would have done it about 4 years ago!!! I can’t even thank you enough for these SOLE inserts…. You have given me my full life back! Thank you doesn’t seem appropriate, I will tell everyone I know about your amazing inserts. Lifetime purchaser here.

So much better!

I have had issues with plantar fasciitis. It’s under control but on occasion, it flares up. I had issues while I was hiking. Thankfully my sister was with me and had experience with your insoles. I always listen to my sister (mostly). I started with one pair and was moving them between shoes. Quickly became tired of that and got a few more. I also have a friend who is on her feet for work all day and gets really sore feet and back. I ordered her a pair. Saw her the other day and she stopped, took off her sneaker and pointed at the insole. She said she does not wake up in pain anymore after a long day at work! I definitely recommend the product.

Great for big men

I have large feet (US16) and it's hard to find insoles that actually work for me. I got a pair of these for my work boots and love them. They molded perfectly to my feet and helped reduce my back pain.

Best Footbeds Ever!

These footbeds are comfortable from the get go! Used to wear superfeet, but there's no turning back now. All aspects of purchase from ease of informative website, quality product, customer service and shipping were top notch. Plantar fasciitis recoverer.

Best footbeds ever

Would never go back to custom orthotics. These are amazing.

Best footbeds ever

I have foot problems and spent $600.00 on custom orthotics. They never fit right or felt good even after many adjustments. I decided to try the SOLE footbeds and would never go back to custom orthotics again. They can be heated to mold to the shape of your feet.

Hunting Boots and Work Shoes

Started using these in all my hunting boots after a recommendation from a Crispi boot tech when I couldn't get a proper fit. Worked great and then began putting them all my work shoes and my back pain resolved almost immediately.

Awesome corrective insole

It's awesome. really helped with my stance and helped with back pain from all the walking and standing I do at my work. Yet to see if it helps on the way the heels on my boots quickly wore off on one side but so far so good.

He won't use any other insoles now

My husband LOVES these insoles, and will no longer use any other insoles. He sees a dramatic difference in how his body feels after a long day of walking around New York City on a daily basis. With his old insoles, he would come home and his body would be in pain. With these insoles, he has a bounce in his step, and his back doesn't hurt by the time he comes home.

Always awesome

Ever since I started using SOLE it's been a game changer for my feet, knees and low back. I tried other brands and they didn't do the trick but thanks SOLE for making my life better!!

Game changer

I have very high arches and am very active in the outdoors. Hiking and snowshoeing are my regular activities. A few years ago I was struggling and unable to do any walking activities without extreme pain until a foot specialist told me about SOLE inserts. I am back to my regular activities.

Great footbeds.

I've been using SOLE footbeds for several years after discovering them in a running store. I used to be an avid runner but was diagnosed with a physical condition and had to stop. I now use them in my casual shoes, keeps my foot balanced and less fatigue overall. I've tried other inserts, many didn't have longevity or were too soft. I always seem to come back to SOLE, especially since they have a variety of inserts for different shoes. My daughter, who is an avid runner now uses them too.

Shawn K

Nice chukkas

I was a little concerned when these arrived that they were a tad small. They were definitely smaller than my wool districts in the same size. Not sure if they build in more stretch in different materials or not. The leather definitely has stretched a little and is quite comfortable now. No blisters with these like I got in the heel from the shoes, because of how the back of the shoes were stitched.

SOLE Thick kicks butt!

My third pair of SOLE inserts, this Thick pair is in a pair of golf shoes that fit me a little big. The SOLE insert filled the void perfectly. What’s more, the cushion and shock absorption is exactly what I was looking for. I like to walk when I play golf and since I placed the Thick inserts in my golf shoes, my feet, back, and legs have never felt better coming up the 18th!

Can’t go without

I have knee and back pain due to flat feet. These insoles helps a lot. I have a 3 pairs. If you wear them every day, they will last a full year. These insoles never have a smell either.

Kelsey Mochid

Perfect in my husbands new boots

My hubby got a new pair of leather slim boots that have been making his back hurt, these fit perfectly inside and made an instant difference.

Back on my feet again!

Have been wearing SOLE insoles for a number of years. They are great! Haven't changed out the insoles in a while, put in a new pair and I can feel the difference. Recommended by my podiatrist, SOLE insoles have allowed me to be active again!


Best Flip for Support and Stability

I was diagnosed with mild planter fasciitis back in 2013, SOLE was introduced to me by my podiatrist. I bought by first pair back in 2014 and since then I only buy flips from SOLE. This flip-flop is magic, the stability and support you get from these flips is unparalleled. Not only it saves you from the high arch pain but the stability and comfort gives you so much confidence while walking. I would eyes closed recommend the flip-flops from this company, sharing my 8 years of experience, I have multiple pairs of SOLE flips. With these flips always go one size down if you are 7.5 or 8.5 or 9.5. I am size 7.5 and i always order size 7.

Yes! They work!

I love these footbeds - I walk a lot and need cushioning. These keep my joints and back happy, and prolong the life of my shoes.

Great for my feet and back!

I purchased SOLE on a recommendation from my brother (who wears Soles in all his shoes from work, dress, to house shoes). I do believe my feet don’t hurt as much or get as tired so quickly. I love my Soles!

Really help!

I bought these for my daughter who has been unable to get shoes that fit. Everything she tried hurt her feet and her back. She put these in a new pair of shoes and she was finally able to wear them without hurting! Thank Goodness!

Nice and light

I’ve been wearing these for months and have them in every configuration (almost). Thick to thin, mostly the cork ones but also the other version and with and without the met pad. I need the met pad but believe it’s really too far back and should be push slightly forward but still helps my issues All in all with the loyalty discounts it’s worth it to have these in all my footwear

Best Ones Out There

I’ve had these sort of soles for years now. I usually bought them at Marks but they stopped carrying them. So I tried different ones only to have worse back problems. Luckily, I found this site where they sell them. Before these footbeds I would constantly walk in pain from my flat feet and would need to see my chiropractor almost weekly. If it wasn’t for SOLE I’d be walking barefoot.

Kyle Vandaelle

Best foot beds on the narket

We bought these for our son cause he has a bad arch, what a difference. He doesn’t complain about sore back or feet.

Best foots beds for the money

I’ve been wearing these in my work boots, these foot beds have stopped my back and knee pains while I’m at work for 12 hrs. I bought more and now have them in my hiking boots.


The Best Footwear Ever

My husband first bought me SOLE wear in 2009. I work in health care and my feet were so sore. Walking on concrete floors all day have an effect. When the price went up, I admit, I stopped buying. I know regret it, as my feet are bad this last 2 yrs due to being on concrete flooring still. I have come back to them. They seem to be the only ones that ACTUALLY get me through a day. However, I just hope I'm not too late on saving my feet.

Perfect winter sport footbeds

I have used other brands of winter footbeds but always come back to my SOLE thick wool footbeds. They provide the perfect combo of additional warmth and volume in my ski touring and ice climbing boots and they don’t contribute to a smelly situation! After two seasons of consistent use they have proven to be durable. My wife has asked for a pair and I’ll be ordering a second pair for me as well!


Great support

This shoe is comfortable and supportive. The back of the shoe can rub, so be sure to break that in a little bit by stepping on it.

So great

I removed the shoe soles that were in my MERRIL'S and I put these SOLE's in. Easy to do and the SOLE'S fit perfectly!! I noticed the difference as soon as I put my feet into my shows now with SOLE's. I noticed my posture position shifted... for the better!!! I felt I wasn't leaning as forward anymore and that my shoulders and my bust were in the right position. My hip started going back into a limit after walking in them. And even my rupture disk neck started to feel relief. Thank you. I will definitely get more to put in my other shoes even my house shoes!!! So I can wear them all the time.

Mike Loney

Very comfortable

These are very comfortable and are my new sandals for walking. I like the orthotic footbed and my back doesn't hurt after walking for an hour. The straps are also comfortable and no chafing. Great product!


My brother recommended the sandals and inserts. I can understand why. They work great and helped my back issues. As good as custom orthotics.

Wicked great !

Bought sandals and footbeds after my brother highly recommended them. He is right, these are fantastic ! Helped my back issues!

J Lawrus

Glad to have the cork back!

Nothing bad to say about SOLE. Hope the previous cork issues have been solved. Thanks!

I can wear flip flops again!

So happy I found these! They make my feet better. Even wear them around the house because walking barefoot is back for my plantar fasciitis

Lightweight and durable

I got these for my husband after having mine for over a year and loving them. He picks them to wear over any of his other sandals now. He says the arch support has helped his lower back when walking lots

Great Flips

Very comfortable, great support. It’s hard to go back to any others after wearing these.

Great little boot!

The back zipper makes these fun little boots easy to slip on and off. They are warm and comfy and have the great SOLE insole. I can wear these all day and stay comfortable with a spring in my step!

Gregory Doty

Only footbeds that work

I have had trouble with my feet my whole life, these are the only ones that gave me my life back!

Excellent thin option

Great to have a wide/thin option for actual orthotic support. I really prefer the cork at this thickness because by its nature, there's very little thickness in the toe area, and the cork option is very forgiving while the rubber/eva option at this width has a fairly rigid backing. At the Medium thickness I like either, but really prefer the cork, probably, regardless. Very form-fitting.

I have 5 pairs!

I have hip, back and foot issues and was told I couldn't ever wear flip flops again! I sure showed them! These give me the stability I need while still having a pretty look.

Great footbeds!

I bought an expensive pair of shoes that were very uncomfortable and gave me back pain. After buying my Sole's and wearing them in these shoes, no more back pain.

Best Insoles Ever

Used these for weeks at work and loved them. Relieved foot and back pain.

Clyde Pence

Different but still comfortable

Love the leather look and feel these feel great, except the blister they rubbed initially on the back of my foot. I have a pair of the wool version that did not do this and I still like these. I just wear thicker socks now.

Best ever!!!

A friend of mine is an EMT. He told me about SOLE and I haven't looked back yet. Being a big guy and walking on concrete all day in boots, these have said my knees and back. I have done nothing but said great things about these inserts. They definitely have a customer for life!!!!

Goldilocks Flip Flop

I have tried a least a dozen other flip flips/sport sandals to find some that didn’t cause pain to my back and legs after walking and standing. This was it! I have had lumbar surgeries and my back, legs and moderately arched foot are just cranky with the wrong support. I’ve sworn loyalty to SOLE inserts in my athletic shoes for years and don’t know why it took me so long to realize they also made flip flops. I put this on and it was perfection right away - not too hard, not too soft, arch placement was supportive but not aggressive and the straps were soft yet keep the shoe right in place. I have since purchased the Baja (slightly harder sole, very stable) and Monterey cork (firmer yet) but the Catalina is my favorite for putting on in the morning and wearing all day.

So comfortable

I've been wearing these nonstop. Now that the weather is getting cooler I just ordered a bunch of inner soles. I really feel these have helped me with my back and feet problems and hope the inner soles do the same. I am on my feet for work and notice the difference not wearing my sandals.

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.

Alexander Ignatiev

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.

Necessary Flip

I bought these last fall as I was working my way out of a bad nerve entrapment issue causing pain in my heel that stopped me from walking, SOLE insoles have been very important and time on these Balboa Flips is essential, especially first thing in the morning. I have a high arch. These fit perfectly and give just the right amount of support and cushion to get my foot used to the transition into the day, I hope that this sandal will still be represented in the new line up! Thank you SOLE for getting me back on my feet!

great insole

I had foot surgery and didn't need my custom orthotics anymore. My physical therapist helping me with foot rehab recommended these insoles for cushioning and some support. They have served my feet well. They have helped get me back out on the trails. My feet are happy.

Life Saver

I work in construction and walking on concrete really does a number on my back. If it wasn't for these pads I don't think I would be able to survive, literally. I now use these pads in all my shoes even for casual use.

Nothing short of magical

I work in the events industry, so I spend an average of 8 hours standing in dress shoes - and it’s usually on concrete. By the end of an event my feet are killing me, and that translates all the way through my hips, and my lower back too. I’ve had these for about 2 months now and can truly say they are life changing, and make my dress shoes feel like runners. The pain is gone after a long event, and it sure beats ugly looking supportive dress shoes. Thank you SOLE!

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.

Great insoles

Great fit. Feel fantastic. One of the only insoles I will use in my work boots. On my feet 12 hours plus a day and my feet, knees, and back feel great. Break in period about a week if you’ve never used them before because the support they give your feet is very different then other insoles. Highly recommend

My Favorite Sole Flips

I’ve worn SOLE sandals for years and tried several different styles, but always come back to the Catalina Sport Flip. It’s well balanced and comfortable, provides the support I need for metatarsalgia, and looks great too. Thanks SOLE!

I love it

I love the met pad active! I suffer from knee injuries, plantar fatigue and back pain. I've been using SOLE for several years now they are a game changer! I can walk my dogs with more confidence and less pain. I love them so much, I have them in all my shoes and boots. I also have metatarsal foot pain and the met pad really helps that. I used to use those sticky pads and never could get them adjusted right, the sole with met pad is perfect for me! Thank you so much for easing my pain.

What's Not to Like?

These were recommended by my podiatrist. They are easy to slip into my shoes and provide comfortable support. I've been wearing these for about a year now. No more foot problems or trips to the doctor and my back feels much better as well. I now own 3 pair, all different, and always have a pair in my shoes. They wash easily and dry very fast. These are rock solid and will last!

Awesome product

The product was recommended to me by a friend due to plantar fasciitis. I was a little hesitant and skeptical but it has made a significant difference. After wearing SOLE for a couple of weeks I did not feel my heel anymore. Being a trainer and dance coach, I can now get back to all activities, pain free. This will not be my last pair!

These Really Work

I had the painful condition of PTTD (acquired fallen arches). I needed very major and specific support for my feet. I had heard about this product on a podiatry blog and decided to try it. I followed the instructions on heat molding, creating the future shape that my foot required to return to functioning. I could feel the relief on the very first walk with them. I showed them to my podiatrist, who gave her full approval to the shaping. They are lightweight, cushy, yet offer amazing support. I bought several more pairs to have them in all my shoes. If you need more support than you get from standard inserts, these are for you. If you need a custom made orthotic, you may want to try these first. They really work. Now several months later, my foot is no longer painful and I am back to running - shorter distances this time. Very satisfied customer.

Keeping me moving

I have been using these inserts in my hiking boots for about five years. I buy a new pair of Oboz boots every year and a new pair of SOLE inserts to go with them, as recommended by my podiatrist.Just before getting my latest pair, I had begun to notice back pain when walking. This went away immediately when I began wearing the new boots with inserts..I'm 76 years old, over weight and walk one to two miles per day. This combination of boots and inserts are vital to keeping me moving. I and my dog thank you.

Exponential Improvement

I can't believe how much difference these Active Thins w Met pad have made. Huge improvement in hip pain. History of injuries, twice broken right heel, never did knit back together properly, the arch dropped and basically the whole foot changed shape and function, been awful. Affected the entire right leg. The SOLE insert is the only one since 2007 that's given me any relief and stabilized my foot. It allows me to have a normal heel to toe roll on the bad foot. Used the size chart to order correct size women 10 and fit is perfect .

Catalina Flip

I was suffering from plantar fasciitis about ten years ago when a friend told me about SOLE. I bought a pair of your Catalina flips and have never looked back! That's the only flip I wear and I order two at a time, so that I don't get stuck without, if you run out of stock. They are perfect for the beach as they are waterproof. Don't ever stop making them.

Virginia Abraham

Orthopedic comfort & support

I found these after two purchases of insoles. Love the eco-materials but needed help with sore feet! Dealing with multiple foot issues- Morton's Neuroma, Ingrown big toenail, Spring gardening rush after being on my feet in home healthcare a long time. These allow no-pressure on the sore foot forefront, and cushion for working without having to deal with water in shoes! I even brought them to work. Now looking for a sandal with a back so I never slip out of it!

Jill S.

My feet appreciate these slides

These slides are great for around the house. I cannot walk barefoot (or just in socks) because my arches will scream at me and spread their anger to knees, hips, back, you name it. I like to have these for around the house, especially in winter, and I can easily wear socks with them. In homes where people like visitors to take off outdoor shoes, these are great to throw in my bag so I don't have to walk barefoot or without the support I need. The arch support I get with these slides is super helpful.

Thank You SOLE for giving me my life back

I have numerous issues with my feet. Ball of the foot pain, heel pain and bad arches. I had tried many different products in the past with very limited results. Then I discovered the SOLE products. Instantly after inserting these into my shoes I got some relief. As the insole wore in some more, they got more and more comfortable. I was never able to spend many hours on my feet before getting the SOLE product. This product allows me to function again! I was so pleased with the results that I ordered some more for spares, as I now know that I can't survive without them!

Dance shoes that feel good!

I'd already owned a number of pairs of SOLE insoles and since I'm a fella that has way too many shoes it was time to expand the number of shoes I could wear while keeping my feet and back happy at the same time. This pair got trimmed down to fit a number of pairs of dance shoes I have. The shoes don't have insoles normally and while the thin ones have changed the heel cup feel a bit by adding the extra height, the small loss on heel lock is by far made up for in standing and movement comfort. Comparing them to the non-cork SOLE insoles I don't know if I notice a difference however I also haven't tried each in shoes of similar construction to see if the cork ones gives any extra cushioning. Either way I'm still very happy with the purchase.

Perfectly comfortable

I love this flip!! The past several years I have looked for quality in a flip flop to usher in Spring. This is my main slide on, kick back, be able to do light walking anywhere…. I have been wearing SOLE flips on and off for the last 2 weeks and highly recommend them. Instantly comfortable, shaped for the sole of a foot and well made. They also seem like they will last the season and not stretch and get loose.

Always Impressed

I have used SOLE products for the last 5 years and have always been impressed with the product. I used to wear orthotics, my Physio recommended SOLE and I've never gone back. I have recommended this product to friends and family who also have enjoyed ending foot pain. Every pair of shoes I wear has SOLE insoles

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!

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.

All about the forefoot

From a tiny functional foot clinic serving Yukon Territory and northern BC, SOLE Active Medium is the only insole recommended. Recently purchased 5 pairs to have on hand for clients. Bonus dollars will directly benefit remote harder to reach clients. :) I no longer wear the product - which is a good thing b/c my foot, with the assistance of SOLE, is now barefoot. I like SOLE b/c it helps people's feet, lower limb, pelvis and lower back regain function after years of foot binding. SOLE provides the heal cup, active arch support and the vital forefoot needed for people to regain mobility while comfortably supported. Specific injuries and pain I recommend SOLE treat are the forefoot - which is stabilized when the heel, in the heel cup of the SOLE anchors the foot allowing the forefoot (metatarsals) to regain their beautiful full function - all the way to the tips of each straight toe - which is why I often recommend the wide.

very comfortable

I had two ankle surgeries and was advised by my physical therapist to get inserts. I was wary of the SOLE inserts because they were a little pricier, but it was worth it. They are so great I went back and bought 3 more for my different needs (and because I'm lazy and don't want to switch them between shoes).

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.

Performance Thin Soles

I purchased two pairs of these insoles for use in ski boots. I purchased one for myself, and one for my wife. My wife and I have put about 20 days and a few short tours on these insoles since buying them in the middle of February and we both love them. My arches have a tendency to hurt after a day of staying on my feet, these insoles have alleviated a lot of that arch pain. My wife broke her ankle a few years back and sometimes complains about pain and the feeling of instability in that ankle especially when we are doing tours. Since using this insole she feels much more supported and a lot of that pain has gone away. As far as performance goes these insoles are a giant leap over the stock insoles we were using in our current boots and not nearly as expensive as custom insoles. They were also easy to install and form, and as you can imagine the more days you put on these the more comfortable they become! Since using these in my ski boots I have plans to buy a pair for my work-boots. Due to the nature of my job I often times end up walking several miles in my work-boots inspecting job sites, which often leads to very sore feet at the end of the day.

Worth it!

These are worth every penny. I used to run the Active versions in my military boots which really changed my life. I didn’t know anything about flat foot or plantar fasciitis back then. I have had issues my entire life with shoes. With these, I no longer have issues just walking. The Thin version is perfect for my dress shoes and some sneakers. It really depends on your shoe design what you want between the low profile and medium. Some might cry about them being hard, but you need to break them in. I run with these Thin soles and they feel perfectly fine. I have invested in a few different soles just for convenience to not constantly change them out of my shoes. Invest in yourself!

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!

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.

Decreases my foot knee and back pain!

I have been using SOLE supports for years,because they help control my pronation and plantar fasciitis. In turn my knee and back pain are reduced by 80% and 40% respectfully. They keep me active and I can't thank you enough.

Alex Truong

Wow just wow

I have had jumper knees for now 7 years and this has helped me SO MUCH. It’s not healed, but I feel like it might one day. Standing long hours isn’t as bad as before (still bad though). I have more energy and stamina in my legs and back. It’s very subjective, but I would say a 20% increase in stamina in my legs, and a 10% increase in stamina in my back! Which is a lot considering these are off the shelf orthotics. Since they are moldable, I actually think they rival the EVA prescription orthotics. They just wouldn’t last as long as the plastic prescription orthotics. Those are THICC, it only fit my Black Air Force 1. Honestly I would recommend molding them with time, and not with an oven, it’s just less risky. I have done mine with an oven but the sides has been a bit damaged, and I used a lower temperature than the one indicated on the soles. Thanks, this was my ted talk.

best sandal

I have been using this brand of sandals for almost 10 years. They offer great support for my arches. They are also good to keep my big toes separated from my other toes as I have bunion. I use them for long walks and even hiking. Because of the arch support they also provide protection for my lower back,


Love SOLE inserts. So comfortable and easy to fit. I am extremely flat footed and used to have to spend $ 800 for lift but my doctor recommended SOLE inserts, I love them and no longer have back or knee pain.

Great for injury recovery and prevention.

I bought these after a heel pad contusion. They provide great arch support and the deep heel cup is great for heel related issues. It definitely sped up the recovery process. I've continued wearing them as injury prevention and honestly can't imagine ever going back. I've been using them for 5 months now. They are comfortable and the fit is perfect. I use a size 11 for a size 11.5/12 shoe. I also bought the Active Thin for my cleats and the Performance Medium for my running shoes. Very satisfied with all of them.

Patrick m graves

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

Alfred Aparicio

Nice style/tight fit

I really like these shoes! They look and feel great, and when I wear them I think it helps with my back pain. The only regret I have is that since the shoes are pretty rigid/stiff, I feel I should have bought a half size larger (like one does with sneakers). The fit is true, but the stiffness makes it feel too tight. I still wear them, and enjoy them!

My feet are smiling now

I recently visited the podiatrist 3 weeks in a row for a pain in my left foot right at the heel. They tried inserts, shots, wraps helped a little. But I was kind of shuffling around and not walking the 6 to miles daily as I had in the past. On the last visit one of the young ladies who assisted in my various treatments told me I should check out your website and buy the "Active Thick" version of their insert. I did and I was immediately better. I was so pleased I ordered a pair of your shoes and I am very pleased with them also. I am back to walking 6 to 8 miles per day with no pain. Thanks

Recovering from metatarsalgia

These insoles are helping my recovery from metatarsalgia. Dr suggested these in August, I took a month off from running and then slowly eased back into the miles. It took about 3.5-4 months to return to my pre injury mileage and the pain is now gone. I also have occasional post tibial flare ups due to flat arches and none of them has occurred since I started using these insoles. Forever a fan and will stick with these insoles.

Brian Rusche

Great for my tennis life

I play and teach tennis so I spend a lot of time jarring my joints on a hard surface. I’ve been replacing my tennis shoe manufacturer’s insoles with SOLE inserts for 4 years now. I immediately felt the difference and I’ll never go back. Softec Ultra works great for me.

Out on walks again

My husband has had foot pain for about 2 years now and it just stopped us from going on our walks. Although he still has some pain, the Active Medium soles have allowed him to get back to walking. He has a pair in both of his shoes and will definitely get more as needed. These slipped into his shoes perfectly after the heat up. After standing in them for the few minutes required to form he knew right away these were going to work. Comfortable enough he could wear them all day. No issues of any kind

Highly recommended

Really helped for pronation & knee misalignment. It’s all connected, so great for my low back pain as well. I have wide foot & high arch, the Thin insoles are ideal for most of my shoes & run true to size. I love that the heel is NOT elevated which can be common in other brands. It’s wonderfully comfy & I really appreciate SOLE getting on board with Eco friendly materials.

Overall a great flip

It's now well over a year that I've been wearing SOLE's Balboa flip on a daily basis. The three things that come to mind are: 1) No break-in pain. The straps are soft and comfortable and never caused blisters or pain. 2) The arch support is just right (for me) and has helped to keep my back issues at bay. I used to wear Havaianas and often deal with a sore back. 3) They are surprisingly durable. I usually chew through shoes pretty quickly and wear the outside of the sole. I guess because the back of the sole is sloped up it wears less. All in all I am very happy with them and would easily recommend them to anyone looking for flip flops with some arch support.

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.


Purchased these insoles (size 11 U.S. fit is exact), because my $200 pair of Asics AWL size 11 US, were causing extreme pain to my Achilles tendon. I needed a winter shoe and although the shoe fit great at the store when I purchased them, they certainly didn't after the first 10km. I was forced to go up a half size with my shoes because my right toe was feeling cramped. Decided to purchase both the Active Medium and Thick, because I wasn't sure which would be enough to fill in the extra room in my shoe and possibly elevate my foot to keep the back of the shoe from touching the upper rear portion of my foot. Ran 100 km in the Active Medium and my feet started to feel great after the first 20km, almost instantly (I didn't heat fit them to my feet). After 100km, I decide to try the Active Thick and they filled the extra space in the shoe that was needed and elevated my foot ever so slightly. First impression was a full shoe and feeling like I was 1 inch taller. At first, when I put in either insole, they felt lumpy. After about 20km, they tend to mold to your feet and feel very natural. You can, of course, heat treat them to fit, but I wasn't sure I was going to keep them, so I decided to try them, out of the package. I do get Achilles pain once in a while, but this is probably due to my running technique and not the insoles. I use my Active Medium Soles in my summer runners (Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 in size 10.5 U.S.), which fit me perfect before inserting the Soles and fit snug after installing. 450km now and still great. I'm sure my shoes will wear out before these Soles will; they will be going in my next pair of Asics AWLs. Overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase. Initially I found them to be expensive, now not so much because they work.

Sara Christon

These are WONDERFUL!!

I broke my foot many years ago. Years of pain and problems lead me to try the SOLE inserts and FINALLY, I am free of foot, leg and back pain. Thanks to SOLE inserts, I can walk and hike for miles and I'm back to a normal life. I have these soles in all of my shoes and because they're so comfortable, I have purchased them for my family as well. THANK YOU SOLE!!


Repel perfect footwear to combat neuropathy.

My Dad Karl loved these boots. He was unfortunately greatly impacted by the chemotherapy cocktail that was used to beat back his non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. He was left with a huge deficit in, what he called, “the feeling in the bottom of his feet”. The result was that he stumbled a lot and it affected his balance. Also he would have burning sensations that greatly agitated the soles of his feet. The Repel boots were lightweight and the contouring cork sole gave him a remarkable increased ability to stand and walk. An aging mountaineer, who loved to walk in the mountains, was again able to get outdoors and walk the suburban trails around his neighborhood gaining back some of his lost fitness. He wore them for a year and we just ordered him 2 more pairs. Thanks SOLE for the footwear that increased my dad’s comfort and fitness. I think every senior should give them a try.

Rosmal Seneviratne

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.

Game changer

I've been using SOLE insoles for over a decade. Love them and highly recommend. I use them for plantar fasciitis, and back pain

No More Plantar Fasciitis Pain

I have had plantar fasciitis over 30 years. Treatment has involved many pairs of custom orthotics, numerous steroid injections, and years of debilitating pain. I started wearing SOLE insoles a couple years ago. They are now in every pair of shoes I own. I wear them ALL the time and I'm pain free. To paraphrase James Brown, "I'm a SOLE man!" My wife recently visited a podiatrist for, guess what? Plantar fasciitis! He examined her footwear. She wears Hoka One One shoes which he said were great. She had a new pair of SOLE insoles I had insisted she try. He told her custom orthotics would be no better than the SOLE insoles. After one injection and daily exercises, she is now back on her feet.

Brenda Wong

Great insoles!

I bought these insoles to help with my knees and lower back as I do a lot of standing and walking at work. This is my second pair and I love them! Super comfortable.

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!


I can not write enough good things about my SOLE sandals! They are so comfortable and I no longer have back pain when I wear them. I actually love the men's sandals more but only because the straps are a bit looser than the women's and my foot isn't wide but more rounded on the top. I even have my family buying them and loving them! :)

My new flips

Very interesting flip flops. Once I got used to them, they have become my faves. They help my lower back when I walk.

Linda C. Levinson

great supportive sandal

My swollen feet love these sandals as the top is adjustable and the bottom is firm with great arch support. I wear them both with and without socks and have bought a couple of back up pairs.

Joyce Burrell

Women’s Mendocino slide support

Very comfortable fit. Purchased to help relieve foot and lower back pain. Works great, full support sandals that are adjustable. Thank you SOLE for your support!

Great Insole!!!

This insole has been a big part of me getting back to normal after some bad heel pain. Sometimes what seems like plantar fasciitis is nerve irritation. That was the case for me and the inserts I had been using since 2009 were irritating the nerve, I started working these inserts into my rotation in mid October. It wasn't long before I relied mostly on these. I have high arches and the Dr. tells me that can give me heel and forefoot pain. These inserts cover all the bases. Now I am on my feet again most of the day and enjoying walks around my village. Next season, I will be hiking again!


Best inserts ever!

Hello SOLE Team! I’ve used these black inserts for… over 10 years and there is no comparison for over the counter inserts! These carried me through my 20+ year active duty Army career, and I used them in my running shoes and boots, and now everyday in my post-military work, which I’m on my feet all day as a veterinarian! Way back when, I used to get custom made arch supports but these are essentially equivalent! Thank you for creating such an awesome insert!

Favorite insole on the market!

11/10 company, takes care of you and the environment at the same time. Been using these guys for years, I own a pair of SOLE for every shoe I wear! I cant walk the same with out them. I have narrow feet and pretty high arches, these are the best form fitting insoles i have ever used..and I've used more than half a dozen before I came to these, and haven't looked back since! Just now buying the "active" type, I always just went the cork "performance" option to save the world! ha. so time will tell how these do.. PS I own Kenetreks hardscrabble hikers size 10.5 (used SOLE 11's). and they fit like a glove, no need to reshape. Like whipping with velvet, amazing product! thx guys!!!

Metatarsalgia Improved!

My podiatrist recently recommended these inserts after suffering for many years with metatarsalgia. It took a month for my feet to get used to wearing as I gradually increased the hours I wore them. Now I can't go without them and am getting back to my old active self. Time to purchase a second pair. Would highly recommend.

I can feel my toes again!

I got injured wearing new hiking boots during a 35+km backcountry camping hike in the Spring 2020. Could no longer feel one of my toes! I changed footwear, and the situation improved - but for the next 18 months, the issue and feet aches kept coming back! I found myself trying different shoes, insoles, socks… even posture! Alas! It kept curbing my adventures and fitness goals :( Then finally, I discovered SOLE with Met Pad… and a REAL, lasting relief at last!!! 😃 Started with one pair… I now own 4x sets and am considering fitting all my favorite shoes with them - from boots to sneakers and even those toe-numbing cycling shoes !!!. I Love that the cork insoles are carbon negative (amazing!) and that I can pick different thicknesses! Plus, the customer service is great - with prompt shipping and a meaningful rewards program! I am SOLE’d for Life!

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.

Relieving pain

My podiatrist recommended this for metatarsalgia. It's relieving the pain and discomfort. I also rested for a month and cut back on the running mileage. The situation is definitely improving, and I know this process will take awhile. The arch support also seems better than my previous insoles. Will be buying more of these.


I bought these because I have metatarsalgia. They are very comfortable. My pain disappeared quickly and I have not looked back. My gratitude and highest recommendation to SOLE on a high quality product that does what it advertises.

Fabulous flips

I love these and need them. I am diabetic and have plantar fasciitis, I use these as house shoes so I have support. I also have a pair for wearing outside. However these used to come in more colors of which I loved as well and would love to see those colors come back.

Worth the purchase

I have collapsed arches from pregnancy and these insoles help a lot to support my arches and relieve pain and discomfort while I get back into shape. Glad I brought these and going to purchase more.

Sturdy and Looks Great!

I recently bought my second pair of Mateo Sport Slides. I love the comfort and support these sandals offer, and they look great, too. My first pair lasted over two years of wear (almost daily 8 months out of the year), being hosed off and tossed in the wash machine a couple of times because they were mucked up while I worked in the garden. These sandals are a value given how sturdy they are while looking fashionable while eliminating my back pain.


The SOLE Thin with metpad has been a game changer for me!! I’m a pronator who experienced back and hip pain when walking. I’ve tried every shoe you can imagine with no sustained relief. The SOLE Thin insert with the metpad has made a HUGE difference in resolving pain issues. I definitely will be ordering more. Thanks SOLE!!!!!!

Sooooo comfortable!

Comfort and support in one! I wear these inside from when I wake up to when I go to bed. Helps with my lower back, knee, and ankle pain. I can’t live without them!!!!

Just What I Needed

This is the second SOLE product I have purchased. The first pair were for my regular running shoes to provide more cushioning and arch support. This pair are specifically for my trail runners. They were much too neutral a shoe but with these insoles I have been able to do long trail runs and hikes. After chemo therapy affected the muscles in my feet I developed plantar fasciitis. I've followed all the protocols, doing all the exercises and stretches prescribed. These insoles provide the support and comfort I need to keep active and progressing in my journey back to fitness. After using them for a month I can feel such a difference! I won't be without them in any runners from now on!

great support for tired, achy feet

I bought a pair of SOLE flip flops years ago at the office where I got fitted for orthotics and wore them everywhere until they finally wore out. I wear orthotics in my shoes for bunions and back pain. I ordered 3 pairs of SOLE flip flops recently as I wear them for house shoes as they are far more comfortable than anything else I have worn. They look nice, are so comfortable that I look forward to putting them on after walking 18 holes at the golf course. The fact that they are made from algae blooms make me even feel better about my purchase.

Great so far!

I recently purchased a pair of Altra Lone Peaks and wanted to upgrade the insole with arch support. I ordered the wide insole. Fits perfect with the wide toe box of the Altras. Support was great! I have backpacked around 80 miles so far in them. The only draw back was that the combination of the cork insole and the material in the Altra made an annoying sweak. I had to take some duct tape mid hike and place it on the bottom of the insole to stop the noise. I have since lined the entire insole with duct tape and have solved the problem. Besides that, I think they are great.

Great support for marathon training

I switched from another popular insert to SOLE 3 years ago after a bout of plantar fasciitis & have not turned back. The Met pad provides an extra level of localized support other inserts lack. Even without performing the custom heat molding, the insert fits great! I use them in a stability shoe as well as a performance racing shoe for marathon training & racing. One down side, the cork base cracked across the ball of the foot region. Perhaps this is normal breakdown at the end of the inserts life (wearing period), but I continued to use them without a noticeable issue. Maybe time for another new pair!

Graham McDonald

Awesome flippy floppy’s

These are by far the most comfortable sandals in the world. I left them for a few other pairs that just didn’t live up, and had me crawling back for a new pair of SOLEs. The have a ton of support, which takes away any of my lower back pain when standing or walking around all day. I’d highly recommend them!

John R Davis

I Live In These Things

My wife bought me my first pair in 2014 for Mexico and I wore them almost every day until they wore out in 2021. As soon as I got home from work they went on and my back started feeling better right away. I stopped working in 2016 so they got constant use after that. I swear by them! They really help my back pain, sometimes completely, and are so comfortable. They improve circulation in my feet and eliminated leg cramps after exercise. I even walk my dog 2-3km each day in these unless it’s raining (I have SOLE insoles in my walking shoes too) but then they go back on as soon as I get home. My new pair are almost exactly the same and are molding to my feet nicely. I hope they last as long and work as well as the first pair!

John R Davis

Back Relief

I use these in my chore shoes for yard work, wood work, or standing in the shop. I can go at least twice as long before my back aches so I recover faster too after a long day.

SOLE arch support insoles

One foot has a fallen arch as the result of an ankle injury a few months back. It was suggested to me by an athletic trainer to try the SOLE product before going the route of seeing a foot doctor. This might mitigate the pain in my ankle and across the top of my foot, and on the inside of my foot. There was also considerable swelling on the ball of the foot causing some minor numbness. I have been wearing this product for a month or so and can attest to the fact that the pain is negligible and most days the swelling is much decreased, which also lessens the numbness. It is by far the best insole I have ever used...very comfortable. In fact, I am going to order two more pairs for other shoes. Once you warm the insole, slide it into a pair of shoes, and step into the shoe, the insole is definitely shaped to your foot but also then seems to be shoe specific. Thank you for making such a good and affordable product.

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

james c wood

SOLE to the rescue

I found out about SOLE from the physical therapist I am working with at a local university hospital. For my everyday and walking shoes, I now wear custom orthopedic insoles. I asked my therapist about a water-friendly sandal source for times in the water or kayaking. The recommendation was SOLE. I have had them for about a month now. My SOLE slides are comfortable and supremely water friendly in salt water and along the ocean. They hose clean nicely and dry out quickly. My feet feel good and I walk with assurance of support. My only reservation is the lack of a back strap to keep sandals securely in place in a kayak or in rough water. But this is a pitch for another SOLE model!


I've been wearing the Performance Wide Thin insoles for a month and I'm in love. These insoles are so incredibly comfortable. it truly isn't exaggerating to say they've changed how I thought about all my shoes. I used to have no insoles in any of my shoes despite being someone who walks everywhere, and I don't think I'll ever be able to go back. The insole molds to my foot perfectly hugs it without making it hot.


I bought the product with crossed fingers, knowing that most products don't deliver on their promises. Well, I'm happy to report that this product pretty much did exactly what it said it's going to do. I FINALLY no longer have sore feet & back after my work shift.

randy black

orthotic flipflops

I love them I have been buying these flipflops for years. I wear orthotic insoles in my shoes for very high arch. My pedorthist who makes my insoles also removes the bottom pads of these flipflops and adds shims and glues the pads back in place. He has done this to at least 10 pairs of these flipflops. Fantastic I wear these all day everyday when not at work(steeltoed boots) Love my Catalina Sport Flip

SOLE inserts

I purchased this product after a suggestion from a podiatrist nurse recommended them. I suffer with metatarsalgia, bunions and fallen arch. I love these inserts. I was in constant pain. I had difficulty walking and standing because of the pain. With these I am pretty much pain free. I even feel relief from my back , leg and hip pain. They help align everything. Highly, highly recommend. I am on myfeet for 10 to 12 hours daily. I wish I would have had these inserts long ago. I have them in all my work shoes and also my everyday shoes. Love them!!!

Jon T. Wall

Love SOLE products!

Excellent orthotics that help with chronic back pain, and always help if I get plantar fasciitis (from not using them). I've sworn by SOLE for the past 20 years; very comfortable from the start for my high arches. Excellent, durable products!

Great value, great product.

Always had issues with flat feet, requiring some form of support. These insoles were perfect for my run racing flats and immediately remedied the pain and blisters I was getting. I will be coming back for more pairs!

Great sandals from a local company

I like how comfortable and waterproof these flips are. However, when I had the Raven Sport Flips, those provided more structure for my feet. In comparison, these are flat. I have bought many pairs of sandals from SOLE for myself and family. I keep coming back. I like supporting a Calgary company.

Best out there…

I have been purchasing SOLEs for years and tell everyone I know they are the only brand to buy for not just a good fit, but if you have any issues, back, hip or feet etc, they are the best for proper support. They last for years, so when I say I have been buying them for years, I just have many pairs. The quality is by far the best on the market and they mould to your foot and are so comfortable from the first time on you can wear them for long walks with no issues. Also, the customer support is fabulous.

L. Hodges

I love the Catalina Sports Flip. I just wish you would go back to making them in different colors for women, and with the white soles. I have bought so many of them when they were sold like that and now I cannot find them. Please bring them back. These flip flops are awesome and feel so good on your feet.

Foot problem corrector!

I had been having bad foot pain in my big toes when I went to bed after running. I have a high arch, and the podiatrist recommended a metatarsal pad, which helped a little. After adding these insoles to my shoes, toe pain and hip pain went away. I deleted the extra metatarsal pad since these had them built in (a plus for me). Pretty great, and a surprise as I had just accepted that the pains were to be expected with my advancing age (55). I've been using the Performance Thin with Metatarsal pad for about a month now, and it took about a week for me to normalize with them. They didn't have any break in period per se, they just worked fine out of the box. Had to do a little trimming to fit my shoe exactly, but no big deal with a pair of scissors. The cork base is good, and appears to be very durable (I have plenty of cork shoes that last well). The rigid nature seemed like it would be an issue for shoe flex, but I haven't noticed anything different. Glad to be back in the happy zone and out of the pain zone!

Terry L Bergen

Does the job

I was introduced to SOLE several years ago by a hiking buddy and they fixed the problem with my knee, due to pronation, as I got older I started having other problems, plantar fasciitis so I ordered some other soles online, I am impressed with the speedy delivery, and the reward systems. I have now been using the product for at least 12 years, my latest pair are for my back the other problems are history now...I swear by the SOLE and am a regular hiker....

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!

Comfortable flips

I wanted a pair of flip flops that could tolerate being worn at the beach and near water, but offered more arch support than cheap foam ones. (The cheap foam ones give me very bad back pain by the end of the day.). I ordered the Balboa and the Baja. First impressions were that they seemed well made and solid. I was unsure about the lower heel. I'm very happy with both pairs - they have solid enough soles that they keep their form while walking over gravel terrain, they slide on easily (Balboa seem to be slightly looser than the Baja), they can tolerate sand and water. And of course, best of arch the support is very comfortable and my back certainly doesn't ache by day's end. The lower heel is quite nice while walking, despite seeming odd while standing. I would happily order again, and refer the brand to anyone looking for more support than cheap foam flips.

The definitive answer to foot pain

After spending over $600 on custom orthotics that were horribly uncomfortable and frankly, brutal for athletics. Hundreds at the physio to sort out a neuroma and tendinitis- THESE INSOLES have me my sport life back! My job requires serious fitness and on my feet for hours- I have little to no pain thanks to these insoles. I am gobsmacked at the quality. if you are on the fence- GO FOR IT

The definitive answer to foot pain

After spending over $600 on custom orthotics that were horribly uncomfortable and frankly brutal for athletics, hundreds at the physio to sort out a neuroma and tendinitis- THESE INSOLES have me my sport life back! My job requires serious fitness and on my feet for hours- I have little to no pain thanks to these insoles. I am gobsmacked at the quality. if you are on the fence- GO FOR IT

great product

Since I need to wear shoes with arch support all the time I thought I would try the Mateo Sport Slide. So far they have been very comfortable as I stand a lot. Will go back on your site and look for a different style and try them also. thank you, Carole Whipple


Great to have a sustainable shoe

I am a teacher and always searching for shoes that look nice and will be comfortable while I'm on my feet all day. These shoes look great with both skirts and pants, and they don't aggravate my plantar fasciitis. The size I ordered was a little too big until I added some heel inserts to the back, and I wish the toe bed were a little wider--but overall I am comfortable wearing these shoes for several hours at a stretch and am pleased with the purchase.

Mitchell Stille

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.

Awesome Sport Flip

I recommend this sport flip to anyone. I have bought a few pairs now for my husband who suffers from plantar fasciitis and myself with lower back pain. The Catalina sport men and women's flip are very support, comfortable - just a great flip.

I love them

I suffer with feet and back issues and the Catalina Sport flip is my go to flip. I have bought 4 of this particular flip flop. I am able to walk for quite a distance with no issues. They are super comfortable, They help with my plantar fascitis as well. I love the material and happy they are environmentally responsible.

Best sandals for plantar fasciitis

I have been purchasing these sandals for many years. I suffered with plantar fasciitis in both feet for years prior to wearing both the insoles and these sandals. They have given me my life back. I can walk or stand now for hours where before could barely stand in the morning.

My inserts

I originally bought this product on the recommendation of an employee at the shoes store I used to buy my running shoes from. They carried them so I bought a pair. Previously I had a custom made pair of inserts from the podiatrist. While these worked perfectly fine, they were worn out and I didn't want to spend $400 plus to have a new pair made. The SOLE active inserts worked just as good for alot less money. They are my go to inserts now. I have tried a couple of different brands just to compare but I always come back to SOLE.

Its not the shoe!

I've had a pair of work boots that were the most comfortable boots I've ever had in my 20 year work boot wearing career. All day in the 115 degree summer heat and my feet were great. So good in fact that when I wasn't wearing my boots on the weekend I found my feet were aching by Sunday afternoon. This just furthered my obsession with my comfy boots. Fast forward one year later and its time for them to get them resoled so I sent them off and purchased a different brand of boot. I replaced the stock insoles of the new boots with the ones i purchased with my original boots. I was amazed that these boots were also fantastic and kept me going all day. I'm embarrassed to admit how long it took me realize the insoles were the key. Turns out back in the day Red Wing sold rebranded Sole insoles and after a quick call to customer service they recommended which one i should use and now all my shoes are amazing. I just need to figure a way to get these in my sandals.

Linda C. Levinson

Great shoes

I wear these both with and without socks. They are my favorite casual shoes. My favorite part are the soles which are super comfy and offer both support and give. The arch supports also make this shoe feel supportive to my feet. I have wide feet / edema so I bought the men's version which is a perfect fit for me. I also appreciate that I can adjust the depth by repositioning the velcro straps. Would enjoy alternative versions --a variety of colors and/or a back strap. Thanks for making a great shoe!

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.

Jennifer Zagar

Great purchase

I have Plantar Fasciitis. My feet were hurting non stop for months. If I sat down for five minutes I could barely walk when I got back up. I bought these inserts and wore them a few hours a day for a few days and then every day. I have NO foot pain. I am absolutely, totally amazed!!! If they are a little uncomfortable at first do not give up. These are life changing!

Dylan Von Doelln

SOLE is my insole

I have never changed insoles once I found SOLE insoles. I had heel problems growing up playing football, basketball and any other sport I could play. People told me to try some insoles in my shoes and I did but none were helping, until I tried SOLE. I had instant relief with support of my high arches, the back cupped my heel to distribute the weight into the whole heel, it wasn’t breaking my bank account, and they last a long time. I have been wearing them since 2011 and have bought 2 separate times since then. I will never switch to another insole ever again!!

Kerri Egbert

Love these!

I love these. Enough support to go for a good walk. The heel strap is key. I just had a family member ask for a recommendation and I wanted to share these. I would replace these every couple/few years if they come back too! Hint hint! :-)

Cute and comfy

I received my flips a month ago and practically haven't taken them off (I wear them like slippers around the house then outside in the yard) . They are casual, sexy looking, completely neutral and give a nude look to my feet! They stay on my feet quite well when I'm walking, but I would love another pair with a back strap so that I could do some serious walking with them. And most importantly - absolutely no foot pain!

Feet are in love

I purchased a variety of SOLE products for all of my shoes. Boots, running shoes, work sneakers, casual sneakers. I did the oven/heated custom fitting as recommended, and the SOLEs have formed to my feet perfectly (I have a medium arch). I'm finally at a place where I love putting on any shoe and moving around without pain and discomfort. I can finally purchase stylish shoes without looking like I rolled out of the foot doctor! My running game is back on, and the impact absorbing material doubles my recovery time. I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone.

Misty Burrows

Best insoles around

These are great for walking on concrete, my back and knees thank you! I've been wearing these for almost 5 years now and even got a few friends hooked on wearing them!

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!

Paul J Faulkner

Worth every penny

I feel Softec Ultra insoles have saved me from a lot of foot problems as I have gotten older. We have high arches and am on our feet a lot. We are in our 60's. I first bought them in a military clothing store. Many military members were using them during overseas deployments. I used them during my deployment. I have tried some of the other types, but come back to the SOLE Softec Ultra. It's been over 15 years and I have some of the original soles in boots that don't receive lot of use. Now my wife is sold on them. She had a pair of hiking boots ready to be thrown out. I replaced the factory insole with a Softec Ultra thick and she said they felt like a new pair of boots! We don't heat them, but let them form to our feet over time. They are expensive, but save money over the long run.


I originally ordered the Balboa Flip in a sz 10. Unfortunately it didn't fit at all, too short & tight , SOLE were awesome and sent me a new pair in a 11 , but they were to BIG... I sent both pair back and SOLE refunded me. I ordered the Costa Flip sz 10 & was nervous about trying them on, they slipped straight onto my feet , perfect length and fit !!! Now as soon as they are restocked I'll be getting them in every colour.... They are soooo comfortable I can't believe I didn't know about SOLE sooner . If you do order and they don't fit , try another style... I'm glad I did. They have helped reduce my footy pain dramatically. 10/10 Thank you !

Andrew Barnard

Great soles!

These soles really help me out with my back pain and being able to walk and stand longer with out increasing my pain. If you are on your feet a long time or want to walk longer without pain I strongly suggest getting a pair!


Love the insoles. I'm back to running and feeling great.

Unreal insoles, made the mistake of running in them.

Great insoles, they help with my low arches, big time.. awesome in casual shoes.. I made the mistake of wearing these for a 12 km run though. The suede fabric, which looks dope in my casual shoes, didn't work so good once my feet started sweating... had 2 savage blisters by the end of it caused by the wet suede fabric chafing, I think. I've gone back to my SOLE Active insoles for running but still love these bad boys for my casual kicks!

Love them

I have been using this product for over 15 years. I went for a bicycle fit and I realized that my feet were hurting when I cycled. Apparently my arches are very high since I was a dancer and I needed support. I've never looked back Now I'm in a new pair of shoes and I had to order a new pair of supports. I'm so glad I have them, it really helps

Danny Ceacon


A couple of years ago my brother started telling me about how much he enjoyed both the SOLE insoles and some of their footwear that he had started wearing. Since that time he has made repeated purchases and continued to rave about how much better his legs felt when using/wearing their products. I have suffered with serious back issues for half of my life and finally decided to give your insoles a try placing them in a good sturdy pair of Salomon hiking shoes. While my back issues continue I have to say I find I'm able to walk further and with less discomfort than was previously the case. I did purchase 3 pairs of insoles and will be using them in my other footwear. I like that I am able to heat the insole making it more pliable and better able to conform to my particular foot dynamics.

proven quality

I'm a UPS driver, on my feet, lowering and lifting and on my feet all day. I've been using SOLE inserts for about 10 years. I'm a firm believer of proper footwear. With footwear industry standards being substandard I realize the need for a substantial "Insert". By using SOLE inserts in my shoes; I create a stronger-firmer-more ergonomic platform, for my body to be making contact with the surface I'm walking on. SOLE inserts reduces fatigue of the legs. Helps to keep proper body alignment, therefore reducing stress of lower back muscles. "TO ALL WITH FEET ON THE GROUND;USE "SOLE" INSERTS FOR EVERY STEP YOU TAKE" ,

Fantastic support in my bike shoes

I was recommended by my bike fitter to put these in my biking shoes. I'm happy I spent the money. My feet feel fantastic after a big ride and I feel like I'm putting out more power because my feet don't get sore, I'm not holding back.

These Boots Were Made for Walking!

I have a pair of beautiful boots I love to wear, but my back hurts after a while when I have to walk much in them. I ordered the Thin insoles with a met pad to support my high arches and presto! My boots are now perfect for walking in comfort and style. Thank you!

Like Having Brand New Shoes!

I'd been having back and heel pain and I have high arches, which sometimes makes my feet hurt too. Once I slipped these into my running shoes, not only did my shoes feel like they were brand new, but within a couple of days, my back and heel pain was gone! Such an awesome product. I'm telling everyone!

Lorna Conner


I have had 3 surgeries to my I am in constant pain in my neck...back and feet. I purchased these and they are by far the only thing that keeps my neck and back aligned feet are the most comfortable they have been in years. I wear them all day long...I wish you would make running shoes out of this material...I would buy them. I have just purchased the cork insoles and fingers crossed they are going to help....I unfortunately can't wear sandals outside in the winter time. I highly recommend these....I just ordered another pair lol

I love these insoles

I have been a loyal user of SOLE insoles for years now and I buy them for my elderly father, who too swears by them. The sizing always fits, it takes the pressure off my feet, my ankles and enables me to take some great back-country hiking trips. A must-have for anyone who spends their time on trails, work, I never leave the house without wearing SOLE insoles.

Majid Goodarzi

Great product

Amazing product I don't get back pain like I had before and no cramp foot and legs i highly recommend this product I got 3 insole and 2 sandals and can not be happier . Thank you SOLE!

Best orthotics ever

My doctor recommended these orthotics a few years ago because of my plantar fasciitis. I went online and saw the price and thought, Wow, my last pair I bought was over $300". For the price alone I was willing to give them a try. I'm so glad I did. They are so comfortable, I am pain free in my feet and I have never looked back. If you are trying to decide if you want to buy these, look no further. Buy these and you won't regret it.

Don't Leave Home Without SOLE

I have worn SOLE in every pair of shoes for several years. I grew tired of moving 2-3 pairs around between shoes so I recently purchased 2 pair of thins for my dress shoes, 2 pair of mediums for tennis shoes and a pair of thick for my work boots. I moved my old ones to my golf shoes and snow boots. I believe so strongly in the product that I purchased 2 pair for my wife, 1 for my child and 1 for a coworker with some lower body pain. Taking care of your feet impacts several parts of your body up to your neck (ankles, knees, hips, back and neck). SOLE are money well spent.

Life changing

After living with pain in my tendons and Morton's Neuroma, I have finally been able to get back to normal walking and activity! These met pad insoles have given me my life back!

Niral Merchant

Excellent Product

As a long term sufferer of flat feet and plantar fasciitis, foot pain used to be my norm. I then discovered custom orthotics but with limited application and use. When I discovered SOLE my life changed! I could go back to doing all of the things I loved. And wear multiple types of shoes and sports equipment! SOLE products are amazing and my go-to now! Thanks

Excellent Support

Excellent support for the feet with knock-on benefits for the knees, hips and back


I absolutely love these. I have feet and back issues. And these met pads have made life so much easier.

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.

Tamara Levitz


These are simply the best house shoes I have ever bought. They are fantastic for plantar fasciitis. The sole is very sturdy. The fake fur inside makes them unbelievably comfortable: I never want to take them off. And I love the feature that the back of the shoe can fold in so I can wear them as clogs. I bought multiple pairs in the hope I can wear them for the rest of my life. I cannot recommend them enough!

Jennifer OBrien


I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee. I bought these and the first time I wore them I felt the difference immediately! I bought two pairs so I wouldn't have to switch out as often. I had to trim them a bit to fit just right & I did warm them in the oven before first use as suggested. I never work without these in my footwear. A few years ago I bought insoles at The Good Feet Store for plantar fasciitis and those did nothing to help my knee. These, were far less expensive & helped my knee immediately. I had back surgery a few months prior to getting these and this allowed me to keep up active to help me heal! It's a no brainier! GET THESE!!!

Made such a difference!

I am a daily walker and have significant lower back pain or leg aches if I am not wearing support on my feet. I have high arched and found that the SOLE insole helped to support my arch from collapsing. The met pad is a must for metatarsal pain. Its subtle enough that it almost feels like it isn't there but has all the benefits of a met pad. Highly recommend these insoles!

Comfortable! Squishy but firm

Came back to buy these for myself after getting a pair for my husband! Got him a second pair and two for myself. I've purchased every pair of flip flops by SOLE and these are my favorite by far. They are so comfortable with a soft, squishy top and bendable bottom that has made these into my everyday walking flops. Get a pair! I have three now.

Comfort in my trainers

I was impressed these fit perfectly into my name brand (swoosh) trainers, and they went on a trip to Puerto Vallarta that involved a lot of walking and hiking. These helped my back and kept me energized. I did follow the easy instructions to mold them to my feet. I will never leave home without them!

Jennifer OBrien


I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee. I bought these and the first time I wore them I felt the difference immediately! I bought two pairs so I wouldn’t have to switch out as often. I had to trim them a bit to fit just right & I did warm them in the oven before first use as suggested. I never work without these in my footwear. A few years ago I bought insoles at The Good Feet Store for plantar fasciitis and those did nothing to help my knee. These, were far less expensive & helped my knee immediately. I had back surgery a few months prior to getting these and this allowed me to keep up active to help me heal! It’s a no brainer! GET THESE!!!

Even better than the rest of my SOLE sandals

Due to back and foot issues, I have been wearing SOLE flip flops exclusively for over 10 years, which explains why I own more than 10 pairs! These are sleeker and lighter than the ones I normally wear and I love them so much that I am wearing them inside instead of slippers. I have one leg slightly longer than the other, so my shoemaker fits the right one with a lift - not something you can do with cheap sandals. They are sporty yet delicate enough to wear with a dress. I have already ordered another pair! I am so glad my best friend, who was dealing with a foot injury, turned me onto these. My sister, who also has foot issues, is now a fan thanks to me. I bought her a pair for Christmas this year, because she wears the ones I bought her exclusively as well. All this style, and the reduction of pain makes life super sweet.

Stephanie Ross

Sole review

I have a disintegrating disc in my lower back which results in chronic pain. Plus I have some issues with my feet and wear orthotics in my shoes. I used to go barefoot at home but it was suggested to me that it would help if I wore shoes at home as well. I didn't want to have to wear socks and shoes at home, so I tried the SOLE slides and have never looked back. I've been wearing them for about 6 years now approx. I actually have been stocking up on them since the inventory is usually low, and also ones that I've liked in the past have discontinued. I also have some SOLE flips that I wear in the summertime, which are a great option when it's hot out. They are very light and uncomfortable.

Niral Merchant

Awesome - Comfortable and Stylish

I used to hate wearing Flip sandals. My feet would ache due to a lack of support. This sandal is amazing because it is minimalistic and supports the arch of my foot very well. Thank you SOLE for another awesome product! I wear your products everyday in all of my footwear! My feet and hips and lower back thank you!!

Premium Flip Flop

My wife and I live in flip flops most of the year. We have tried every type of flip flop known, and none compare to SOLE. I am pretty hard on my flip flops and the majority of the competition end up falling apart. A number of years ago, I begin getting a numbness in my legs. After a visit to my doctor, he told me it was my flip flops causing the problem, and he was actually the one who recommended to give SOLE a try because of their superior support. Within a couple of weeks the numb legs were gone and never been back sense. I highly recommend SOLE, not only for proper support and comfort, but they are made to last.

Life saver

I have an injured back and walking too much really hurts my back. With the active wide thick SOLE I can stay active longer and wouldn't wake up with pain in the morning.


Back Savers

I taught a Motorcycle Safety Course for six years. After spending 16 hours wearing biker boats on asphalt all that time, my back was killing me. A friend suggested SOLE in my first year. My friend them and I loved them. To this day, I am an ambassador for these insoles. They saved my back and made my bike boots SOOO comfortable. I love these things! Buy them!

Sophianne Lalancette

Love them

I was having a lot of knee hip and lower back pain, so I decided to look for "healthy" shoes. They are great! I was worried at first because the sole is quite hard, and there is a weird bump in the middle, but it is very comfortable and did help with my pain. I added a heel wedge for pronation and my pain is gone when I wear these shoes. I cut off the heel part because it made the shoes difficult to put on and take off, and folded down it was quite uncomfortable. I use these as house shoes because of my knee hip back pain so taking off and on easily is important. They stay on well even without the heel part, however I need to wear thick socks otherwise the shoes rub and it hurts. I measured my foot according to size guide and it fits fine, I think even for feet the are a bit wide they should be good

Sophianne Lalancette

Very nice

I bought these for my boyfriend as more formal shoes than his running shoes. They are very nice. He hasn't worn them much yet, a bit around the house to mold the shoe. He finds that the back of the shoe digs in to his ankle. We will buy the cushions you can stick in and it should help, it is what I did with the wool flats in women's section and it solved the problem for me.

SOLE Flips

I love the SOLE flips as they provide a good arch and support. As I don't have a lot of arch, I cannot find flips that will provide the support I need in "everyday stores". Most flips are flat. With the SOLE flippers, I can walk and wear them all day without knee and back pain. The only thing I regret is that when I ordered another pair, I made an error an ordered the wrong size (ordered 7 instead of size 6). I love SOLE flippers and can't wait to try shoes. Thank you! Francine

Very comfortable

I've been wearing this product for about 4 months now and they are very comfortable and helps with support on my feet to my back. It fits perfect and feels amazing and is super comfortable!


Amazing fit and support!

Just got the brown ones delivered. Man ... that brown has to go ... a bit too orange. HOWEVER ... as soon as I laced them up I couldn't believe how great they feel. The support is unbelievable, it's like wearing a great-fitting ice-skate. So I put a bit of Minwax on them to darken them up and ... boom ... a nice darker brown that'll go with all jeans and a wider range of casual pants. I suffer from planter fascia and metatarsalgia and so far these are, excuse the bad pun, footing the bill. I'll definitely be ordering others in the future. P.S. I had ordered plastic sandals from SOLE in the past and they immediately hurt my feet as soon as I put them on; back they went. I took a chance on the cork footbead this time as I'm getting desperate to find good fitting shoes. You won't be disappointed, plus they have great customer support with a good return policy. I know this may sound like an ad for SOLE, but if you're like me and can't find a good pair of comfortable shoes, you'd be very positive too.

Worth every penny

I have always used some sort of arch support in my shoes. My chiropractor suggested because of the super cool way your soles support the back of the heel and the arch way. Your description of using an Active Wide for a work boot was spot on. They fit my steel toed boots like a dream. Walking 10K steps a day in these is heaven. Thank you so much for turning my flat foot syndrome back to healthy arches.

Jana Anderson

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!

comfort + support

I'm a distance runner coming back from a foot injury, and my podiatrist doesn't want me in non-supportive footwear all summer! So any time I'm not running or sleeping, I've been LIVING in my Costa Flips, NON-STOP! [walking the dog, running errands, cooking/cleaning in the house] After 5 weeks of everyday use, I must say they are light, comfortable, and supportive. My only complaint is that the arches are not high enough for my super-high arches! There's still a gap, but they're a huge improvement over flat sandals/flip flops. I was afraid I'd be stuck in orthopedic shoes for the rest of my life, I was pleasantly surprised to find SOLE shoes are pretty cute and look forward to buying a closed-toe option this fall for the cooler weather.

SOLE flip flops & inserts are the BEST

I have been wearing SOLE footwear for a few years now, and over the past few months, I wear SOLE flip flops almost exclusively. I have a lot of problems with my feet (bunions) and the SOLE metatarsal support is second to none. When I have to wear shoes, the sole inserts is about the only thing that makes that possible for me. I find them more comfortable than my orthotic inserts and a heck of a lot cheaper. I love SOLE products because they have given me back my summer!

Highly recommended

My bodyworker, who makes orthotics, recommended the red Sole inserts to me as the best alternative to expensive handmade orthotics. I have now used them for several years, and recommended them to a friend who said they lessened his lower back pain.

no other like that

This must be my 7th pair of SOLE. I have very troubled feet (metatarsalgia, Mortons Neuroma, Bunions... long list) , and can't wear anything else. When my pain comes back when I wear a different shoe i just need to wear at home for some time my SOLE, and the pain is gone. I am retired and on a very fixed income and SOLE is not cheap for me but if not for the SOLE I won't have my walks which i love. I always worry what will happen if SOLE stops making them. I think this is the only company of flip flops that has metatarsal pad in the shoe. For my runners I buy their insert but have to add the pad but... it all works. Congrats Sole Bella Kaszta

John A Kershaw

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.

These shoes!!!

This is my second pair of these. My others lasted 3 years and only gave up a strap with my dogs thinking it was a toy! Excellent buy and helps with my back pain all day. Goes with all outfits as is neutral in tone. Definitely recommend!


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 ..

austin armstrong

They convinced me

I bought this insole for my teenage daughter. I had noticed while walking behind her that her ankles caved inward each step to the point that it was disturbing for me to watch. I asked her if it hurt, and she said her knees and back hurt when she jogged. After some research I bought these for her. She told me that she can definitely feel the difference with these insoles, and that her knees and back no longer hurt. That convinced me enough to buy a set for myself.

I. Sanchez


My daughter has a fused spine from L3-T3 and is on her feet all day. She had used SOLE in the past and went on to try other brands. She asked that I order her a pair of foot beds for her new shoes (cheap walmart non slips). New foot beds were inserted into her shoes and her back pain from standing all day has gone away. Strongly recommend these inserts.


Gave my Life Back

The title might sound dramatic but it's true. This sport flip saved my feet. I don't have pain while walking or night. Had to wear a walking shoe with orthotics. My feet were so hot especially the summer.

Patrick Harrop

great support!

My doctor gave me a SOLE insole when he diagnosed the fallen arch and before my surgery. My feet love the arch support and so does my back. Thanks to all of you for such a fine product.

Marissa Frana

Can't go wrong!

My family has been a long time purchaser of SOLE sandals, when you need support, but want to wear a sandal, they are the only way to go. These were purchased for my aunt whom had to have her foot fused. It took some convincing, because she was sure she would never be able to wear sandals again. Now, she wishes she would have had them sooner. They provider exactly the support she needs, but she also loves that she can adjust them to fit each foot. As her fused foot is much larger. They are true to size and are so comfortable, she can spend more time on her feet without paying for it. I've since purchased 2 additional pairs, so that she can wear one inside, one outside, and have a back up pair...that's how good they are!!

Forever satisfied

This is my third pair of SOLE inserts. They have become an essential part of my proactive plan to relieve back pain that originates from not having good foot support. They are lightweight, fit easily into my shoes, and are very comfortable. I will continue to trust and use this brand.

Sole has saved my feet

I have been using SOLE insoles since 2002 after developing plantar fasciitis. I have them in literally every pair of footwear I own, including the slippers I wear around the house. They have made an incredible difference to my life. As little as two hours walking in shoes without the SOLE insoles and I am in pain. With the SOLE insoles I can hike all day. When SOLE started making flip flops I was so excited, as since you can't put an orthotic insole in a flip flop I had been unable to wear them for years. I now own the SOLE cork flips (which I love) and the navigator sandals (which I love even more) and I recently bought the Grace shoes to wear as dress shoes. This means I can have SOLE insoles under my feet all day every day. The other thing I want to note is that these insoles are basically indestructible. I still own, and still use, the first pair I ever bought back in 2002. So when you look at the price, keep in mind that you will be using these for years.

Active insoles

A few years back I was having right arch and heel pain, so I went to see a podiatrist. He fitted me for orthotics but they were cost prohibitive so he recommended I try out SOLE insoles first. After I purchased my first pair, I haven't looked back! No heel or arch pain anymore and I'm able to maintain my 20-30 miles of running per week with no problems. I wear them in all my shoes, slippers, etc.

Great comfort!

I love this new pair of flip flops! I have been suffering with plantar fasciitis this past year and a few months back I tried some of SOLE insoles and I was able to start taking walks again everyday, summer was approaching and I decided to try these flip flops, they are great, comfortable and just what I needed for summertime in Colorado!

Love these!

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

Love these!

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

Will never run without them.

I can't say enough positive things about my SOLE insoles. I developed plantar fasciitis and after trying everything I could think off, I remember Dean Karnazes talked about these insoles so I decided to give them a try. I contacted costumer service to help me decide what I needed best and they went above and beyond to help me. I slowly got back to running but never without my SOLE. My pairs pair has about 500 miles on them and they're still in good shape. Do yourself a favour and get a couple so you're not switching from shoe to shoe!

Excellent Quality

I started using this companies inserts 4-5 years back while in the Royal Canadian Navy. My foot pain brought on by poor arch and heal support while wearing sea boots and combat boots transversing steal decks, hard cement and pavement during my daily work routine. The pain became severe. I was eventually issued a set of SOLE inserts. The inserts definitely increased my quality of life. I eventually equipped all my footwear, civilian and military, with this companies inserts. The quality of the inserts are superb with excellent arch support and heal support with the cupping action at the heal. I swear by this company. Now that's myself. My wife has been suffering from foot pain as well for years, and kept buying cheap inserts. I ordered her a set of these inserts, we moulded them to her feet. She tells me that they have made a massive difference due to the support provided. They are expensive, but you get what you pay for. they do last quite a long time. Ive sanitized them and they come out nice and clean.

Jenifer Hummer

Best Insoles on the Market

A physical therapist recommended SOLE to me about 20 years ago. I had repeat ankle sprains and tendonitis in my Achilles tendon. Some of that was due to sports injuries, but I also have high arches. I needed better foot support. I was also an undergraduate student, so I had very little money. Thankfully, the student health center sold SOLE insoles. I have been using them ever since. If you have any type of joint pain, including back pain, you need these insoles. Since I have multiple pairs of insoles, they tend to last me for about five years. The benefits far outweigh the costs of SOLE products.

Jenifer Hummer

Best Insoles on the Market

A physical therapist recommended SOLE to me about 20 years ago. I had repeat ankle sprains and tendonitis in my Achilles tendon. Some of that was due to sports injuries, but I also have high arches. I needed better foot support. I was also an undergraduate student, so I had very little money. Thankfully, the student health center sold SOLE insoles. I have been using them ever since. If you have any type of joint pain, including back pain, you need these insoles. Since I have multiple pairs of insoles, they tend to last me for about five years. The benefits far outweigh the costs of SOLE products.

Jenifer Hummer

Best Insoles on the Market

A physical therapist recommended SOLE to me about 20 years ago. I had repeat ankle sprains and tendonitis in my Achilles tendon. Some of that was due to sports injuries, but I also have high arches. I needed better foot support. I was also an undergraduate student, so I had very little money. Thankfully, the student health center sold SOLE insoles. I have been using them ever since. If you have any type of joint pain, including back pain, you need these insoles. Since I have multiple pairs of insoles, they tend to last me for about five years. The benefits far outweigh the costs of SOLE products.

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!

Best investment I've made

I work on my feet 8-10 hr shifts running around in retail. These insoles are fantastic, I have tried other brands but it hasn't ever done anything for me. I got these and instantly felt supported and don't have burning feet anymore after work. Well worth the money and I'll be grabbing a bunch more now for every pair of my shoes. I'm a SOLE lover for life! PS. After having a baby these have helped my back from slouching and holding baby. No more pain!


I love my Costa flips! They're the most comfortable sandals I've ever worn. The support is amazing. As someone who is constantly on my feet running around these have helped my knees and back get back to normal where I don't need to see the Chiro as much. I had a figure skating injury when I was 15 to my lower back so I'm always in pain. The fit is great, the way it hugs my foot Is just right and love the mulberry color as it's my fave. I bought one pair and had to go back for 3 more!

Mens Exhale shoe

Most comfortable shoe ever! I am on my feet all day and this shoe is wonderful! The fit is perfect, so it's true to size! I should have bought a back up pair just for inside! Love it!

Men's Exhale shoe

Most comfortable shoe ever! I am on my feet all day and this shoe is wonderful! The fit is perfect, so it's true to size! I should have bought a back up pair just for inside! Love it!

Very Supportive

These insoles are on par with my custom orthotics. They support my arches through a long day of walking and standing. They may take a little getting used to for someone unfamiliar with orthotics but it's worth the adjustment period. Your feet, ankles, hips and lower back will thank you. Definitely worth the investment.

Good option for off size shoes

SOLE! has helped fix my back and knee problems . I do like how they can extend my day by taking away my pains. I work on my feet and it doesn't stop when I get home. I like the thin option for boots and fancy shoes I use as well. It can make that half size difference in shoes.

Stephen M Antonelli

great footwear.

Excellent shoe! I bought multiple pairs. Very comfortable, looks good and supportive. I use them at my work in recreation therapy all day walking around at an acute hospital rehab. I have high arches, narrow small feet size 9 for a 6 foot tall body. With wrong shoes or shoes that don't fit well I end up with lower back pain and cramps that radiate up my shoulders into my arms and fingers, triggering fibromyalgia. With good shoes like these I do not have any pain or inflamation. Thank you!

Paul J Faulkner


I've been using SOLE products for over 10 years. I finally wore out my flip flops. I wear my sandals most days in the house during winter and outside other seasons. My go to insoles are the Ultra thick for boots and thin for athletic shoes. Some are over 10 years old. I have a high arch and these provide plenty of support. I have them in all my footwear. I'm trying the work medium, but it hasn't been long enough to see how they stand up. I've tried others brands, but come back to SOLE. Worth the money.

Two thumbs up

The only insole that works for me when I had Plantar fasciitis. I still use them to keep it from coming back.

"Form" over "foam"

I've had my SOLE orthotic shoe inserts for about a month, and they are by far the best I have ever owned (I've tried sooo many). The typical insoles with cushion, memory foam, gel, etc. never relieved my pain (kinda like putting foam on a hammer, but still continuing to hit your foot with the foam-covered hammer). The SOLE inserts are different. They are not soft (I have the cork version). They are firm, but their shape restores my arches and puts my feet back into the form and shape they are supposed to be in. After just an hour of adjusting to them, I had significant relief of my plantar fasciitis, which no other insole was able to provide me. This brand is a bit pricey, but well worth it. I wish I hadn't wasted so much money on all the other insoles that didn't work before discovering SOLE.

I love these insoles!

I have been a fan of SOLE insoles for nearly 15 years. Got into them when I first started running ultramarathons and have never looked back. I use them in all of my running shoes instead of the factory insoles and they really make a difference. These specific insoles I have installed in a pair of zero drop Brooks pure flow shoes. Pulled the OEM insoles out and replaced with the SOLE ones - perfect fit. I have sometimes heated and shaped them per the directions, however for this pair I just used them out of the box and they are working great. Did not even have to trim them at all. For the past couple of years I have not been heat shaping them, really did not notice a difference so I skip that step. This particular is a little too thick for my racing flats, for that application I used a set of SOLE thin insoles. Extremely comfortable, helps me keep going on really long runs, and for some reason they really minimize any lower leg soreness that I typically get when I do not run with my SOLE insoles. Highly recommended, particularly for anyone running long distances (marathon +). They are durable, comfortable, and an essential part of my running gear.


After my knees and lower back hurt for weeks.I had tried to just buy new shoes and the uncomfortable pain was a little better but not gone. I finely bought a pair of SOLE inserts and my pain subsided and was gone. I will always buy the SOLE inserts from now on.

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!

Ivan Rodrigues

Boots or Slippers?

I purchased a pair of Repels as an impulse buy and I have no regrets. I am currently using them as indoor slippers and around the house on the patio. As a chronic sufferer of lower back pain and plantar fasciitis, SOLE insoles have been a game changer and a life saver. I have no less than 15 pairs for all of my shoes, boots and even my slippers. I also have the sandals, flip flops, and Repel chukkas. All products are of great quality, I frequently recommend them to friends, co-workers, and even strangers while shopping. I just purchased a set of the 198 cork blocks ... a little yoga could only be good for my back! Thank you SOLE!

Game Changer

As a chronic sufferer of lower back pain and plantar fasciitis, SOLE insoles have been a game changer and a life saver. I have no less than 15 pairs for all of my shoes, boots and even my slippers. I also have the sandals, flip flops, and Repel chukkas. All products are of great quality, I frequently recommend them to friends, co-workers, and even strangers while shopping. I just purchased a set of the 198 cork blocks ... a little yoga could only be good for my back! Thank you SOLE!

Jeffrey S Ammons

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.

Donna Monks


I love my flip flops and I have many pairs. Needless to say the first thing I do when I come home at the end of the day is put on a pair of these. I am so happy the weather is finally melting the snow and I can get back to wearing all the different colors I have. They are so comfortable and mold to your feet.


I have 2 pairs of these and I switch them back and forth, depending what footwear I am wearing at the time. I love them and without them I have so much pain in my back and hips. I wish I could afford to buy a pair for all my footwear.

Outstanding inserts for your boots.

I work in home renovations and on my feet all day. By the end of the day my feet and knees would be aching. Using the SOLE inserts in my boots make them incredibly comfortable. They last a long time, fit great making my boots feel like a running shoe on my foot. I've tried other insoles but these are by far the best ones in my opinion. I've been wearing these now for about a year and half and will not go back to any other brand. I do not have sore feet or knees any longer. Highly recommend SOLE!

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.

Can't live without these!

This is about my 10th (and counting) pair of SOLE insoles and to tell the truth, I can't wear anything without one of these. I started using the Performance Thick in my hiking boots. From there, I thought I'd try the Performance Medium in my trail runners, and the Active Medium in my everyday workout and walking shoes. I have a pair of ski boots that were getting a little too much play, so this winter I purchased a pair of the Sport Medium for my ski boots. Perfect! I thought I had to buy new boots, but not now. SOLE insoles have not failed me yet. I was so impressed, I went back and added some cork flips for the beach. So happy with SOLE!!

The best flips ever!

My husband bought some SOLE slides several years back and told me I had to try out the brand because they were so good. For a long time, I put it off because they were so much more expensive than the cheap flip flops I was used to wearing. Eventually I gave in an ordered a pair and immediately regretted putting off the purchase for so long. My husband was totally right and these flips are the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn! Months and months of comfort was squandered because I hesitated purchasing these. These are the BEST flip flops around, and I have tried a bunch. My first pair finally wore out after about three years of daily wear, and they've been replaced with several new pairs in different colors. Love, love, LOVE these. Do yourself a favour and pick up a pair...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.

James F. Aziere

When Cork Met Concrete

I spend up to 6 hours a day coaching high school swimming, walking on concrete and I have been doing that for the past 45 years. During this career, I have tried multiple types of sandals and flip flops and spent up to 100 dollars a pair trying to reduce stress on my legs and back. I purchased them from sporting goods companies and some of the expensive department stores. I happened to buy this pair at a shop in Ft. Meyers, Fl that were made of cork. I have some pretty nice sandals in my closet that I have not worn since because of the superior comfort level I have when I wear my SOLE flipflops.

Love then

I have struggled with plantar fasciitis for 20 years due to an old ankle injury. Once my podiatrist introduced me to SOLE, there was no going back--I only wear SOLE flip flops, and all my regular shoes have SOLE inserts in them. These Monterey flips are no exception--I love them. I can wear them all day and my feet never hurt. They fit my feet perfectly and run true to size.

Best insoles

I was using these insoles when they were suggested by a trainer. I then switched to a company that made a lot of promise's. I had to switch back because the other product could not help with my planter fascitis and they were inferior in quality. I will not be switching ever again. These are the best fitting and lasting insoles that I have ever used.

Tyce Kootstra

Very nice quality

Shoe is exactly what I wanted and expected. Very comfy and stylish. Very nice build quality it seems. I think I need to break in the shoe a bit still. It's a very stiff rigid back of shoe.

Cherie Garcia

Please bring these back!

Best flip flop ever made! Why why why did you discontinue these? Please please make these again.

THE best flip flops

I have issues with my feet due to a genetic disease so it's difficult to find a pair of flips that not only fit my feet but also support them. Living in the desert and being a boater my SOLEs are worn daily and for all day long. I first started wearing them years ago when had flat foot issues and have worn them since. I've tried many other expensive brands but keep coming back to SOLE!

Best Ortho Flip Flops on the market!

I've been wearing SOLE brand flip flops for the past 8 years! I suffered horribly from plantar fasciitis and was looking for a shoe that would help and also provide some good options in place of my less comfortable flip flops for summer. Since that time I have purchased 10 pairs and I'm never without them on my feet and the plantar issue has long since gone away! For winter time I wear the SOLE inserts in all my boots to keep my feet nice and comfy and to avoid getting back the planter issue! I recommend these to everyone and have gotten my husband to start wearing them as well. Can't say enough!

No turning back!

It's been 4 years now since I began to use SOLE insoles and I've tried several different styles for my needs. Each style has a place in my shoe arsenal. My go to is the Active Medium which lives in my running shoes, my gym shoes, and my every day shoes! There is no turning back now! No new pair of shoes goes without SOLE, and my favorite shoes always get a new pair of insoles when the time is right. I put 'em on my Christmas list every year, and luckily Santa provides! Thanks so much SOLE!



I own three pair of SOLE flips, the Del Mar is my latest purchase. This product came recommended by my physiotherapist as I had an ankle injury a few years back. These flips are of top notch quality and support my feet in every way. I like the new fabric and the tasteful colors in the Del Mar flip. The employees at this company go out of the way to be helpful and courteous. These people honestly want you to have the best fit. And, I really appreciate the excellent customer service provided. We are a SOLE family as hubby owns more pairs of sandals and insoles than I do!

back home

My feet are happy to be back home in SOLE again.


Wonderful shoes

I have been wearing the SOLE flips for many years per recommendation of my Physical Therapist and LOVE them. I was panicked last year when they went out of stock. So happy they are back. I've recommended them to lots of other people because of their great support of the feet.

back home

back to wearing sole , my feet appreciate being back home

Walking on Clouds

I love sole! Before using these I experienced back pain everyday. Now I'm feeling like a spring chicken cause of sole.

back home

good to be back in Sole products, feet thank me

Lonny Smith

I have a BUNCH of Sole and Love Them All

I started wearing and using SOLE products in 2011. My first purchases were insoles and a pair of Sport Flips, then every year or so I purchase some more insoles. I have also purchased a pair of Exhale shoes that I still wear to this date. I turned my wife on to SOLE a few years back and she wore out a pair of the Cork Flips, she also wears the insoles. So here's the deal. I have extreme over pronation of one foot. SOLE products allowed me to survive 4 years without surgery. I had corrective surgery, terrible, terrible surgery for PTTD. It was brutal. My foot is somewhat better but still painful. SOLE products continue to provide the support that I need to continue living an active life. I would not be without my SOLE footwear or insoles. As I write this I have a pair of Sport Slips from 2013 (that are just about wore out) that I am wearing, and in a bit when I put my hiking boots on my feet will sit on some SOLES. Really, if you want great support and comfort, buy some SOLE products. I am a believer, my wife is a believer, and anyone that asks us gets a strong testimonial from us.

A Godsend

I'm a lifetime flipflop wearer, having grown up on the beaches of South Florida and now going on 60 years old. I've seen every style and support methodology come and go. I can honestly say SOLEs are the best I've ever owned. I have over a dozen pairs in my closet now, from Rainbows, to Chacos, to Reefs, but the SOLEs are the only ones I'll ever wear again. What really sealed the deal was when I fractured my back in a freak accident a year and a half ago. My shoe choice became a real issue after recovery, there were some shoes I just couldn't wear anymore, and no flipflop had enough support to make them even a consideration. Then I found SOLE. I have no idea how you can engineer so much support and comfort in such a lightweight flip. I can wear flipflops again! Thank you! Now I'm working on adding SOLE insoles to all my other footwear.

Mateo Sport Flip

My Mateo Sport Flip is the most comfortable sandal I've ever owned. In fact, I think I have purchased 3 pairs over the past years. One pair I leave in the closet at my daughter's place in Alberta to wear when I visit. I wear them year round as a slipper. The support is fantastic. I have back issues and this sandal gives my back no grief whatsoever! I own other SOLE sandals and they are all perfect for my back issues. My physiotherapist daughter bought me my first pair of SOLES. I recommend SOLE to my friends all the time.

Great Insoles

I bought a pair of SOLE insoles to put in a pair of my favorite walking shoes. I took them on a trip to Portugal and walked everywhere in them. Total comfort. I won't be going back to expensive custom orthotics anytime soon.

Terrific product

Been using SOLE brand insoles since 2008. I only trust them to protect my feet, legs, and back. Great product and highly recommended.

Chris Lemke

The best!!!

I started using SOLE a couple months ago after coming back from injury and also suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. This product has enabled me to resume training and properly manage my PF pain on a daily basis. Without these insoles I would definitely NOT be running and probably not walking very well either. Thanks SOLE much!!!!


Best product ever

I shattered my lumbar back in the day and i am highly particular about my shoes. I have been using these baby's in all my work boots and have zero problems walking upwards of 20 miles a day on concrete. And these things last about as long as the boots you put them in. I have purchased several pairs and will never buy anything else as long as these guys stay in business. (Thanks guys, i appreciate your product!)


Best product ever

I shattered my lumbar back in the day and i am highly particular about my shoes. I have been using these baby's in all my work boots and have zero problems walking upwards of 20 miles a day on concrete. And these things last about as long as the boots you put them in. I have purchased several pairs and will never buy anything else as long as these guys stay in business. (Thanks guys, i appreciate your product!)

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!!!

Highly Recommend

I just wanted to share my amazing experience w/ sole insoles. I have had plantar fasciitis for 10 yrs. My old podiatrist retired 5 years ago. Each year I keep getting custom made orthos and each year they are made wrong. I have been suffering and relying on steroids. My feet got worse and then I developed achilles tendonitis & extensor tendonitis. Even my gastrocnemius muscle started to spasm. I went back to another foot dr & and did 3 months of PT and the new custom made ones hurt even more. I could barely stand in the shower or make it through the grocery store. Then I bought SOLE, it was instant heaven. I know have 3 pairs. I started 2 weeks ago but I am 98% percent pain free while wearing them. I'm sure it will take more time to fully recover. I am in love with SOLE and cannot live without them. THANK YOU

Eco-friendly and oh so comfortable!

I was just shocked at how comfortable they were, while at the same time feeling like I was hardly wearing anything. Honestly, I would've worn them to bed they were so comfortable. I think it's a great concept to have a shoe like this that's giving back to the planet and also comfortable.

Best insole i ever tried

I have been a runner all my life. i am now 60 years old. Due to long distance running and a job which requires standing all day my feet have become flat. Almost no arch at all. These insoles have changed my life. After trying various insoles that cost more than three times the price of these I finally have found the best insole on the market. Even better than the ones I had custom made from my doctor. I was told at the shoe store that my podiatrist recommended that she had never seen such feet as flat as mine. She couldn't believe I did not have an arch. It is a result from running on pavement and standing on hard cement floors. These insoles support my feet like i have an arch again. it has also helped my back and knees although I never thought i had a problem with either. Thank you for making such a superior product and please continue to do so. i don't know what I would do without your product.



Just got back from a week in Mexico with my new flips and I have to say I love them! Wore them everywhere I went. They immediately took away the pain from the plantar fasciitis in my right foot caused from other flat sandals. I am really digging the new sleek look too. And the recycled cork story is so cool! I'll drink to that. Love love love. Highly recommend.

judy reber

best ever!

I wear these sandals year round. I am a vendor at the Minnesota State Fair and no other shoe gives me 12 hour a day, 12 day straight comfort like these...they are absolutely amazing! I sell skin care for the feet and my heels can take a beating in regular sandals...these do not dry your feet out and along with my skin cream my feet always look great! Cannot say enough about them...oh and did I mention my feet never hurt after a long day on know how trade shows can be. My foot Doc friend suggested these to me and I've never gone back. Once I needed some sandals for Hawaii and needed them on the spot...went to Nordstroms and purchased the $80. a pair of the Hawaiian brand they were selling. They were black on black. Not only do they not give the support they suggested they did but the black sole would stain my heels...really bad! And to have spent $80 for them? Thank you Sole for making an incredible product. I take pride in my products and have been selling them for over 25 years so I really appreciate great quality and a product that says what it does and does it! Take good care, Judy Reber Owner Merino Skin Care USA & The Crack Blaster!

Life Changing

I suffer from foot pain and these are the only orthotics or inserts that have ever helped. Without them I could not do my job which requires many hours hiking with a full back pack. It is a miracle to be mostly pain free! Worth every single penny.


HAPPY FEET - Best Sandals for Foot/Back

BEST SANDALS EVER! SERIOUSLY! I have had two foot surgeries which caused me back pain due to posture instabilities so wearing supportive shoes/sandals is VERY important to me. These sandals were recommended and now these sandals go everywhere with me! They offer the perfect amount of support and help to ensure proper alignment of your foot and back. You can wear them comfortably for hours and hours of walking. Will tell anyone who has back or foot issues who will listen to me how great they are! The customer care team is lovely, super responsive and stand behind their products. Can't recommend enough how great these sandals are. So happy I was able to find them. You won't regret one bit purchasing them.


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!!



I'm absolutely delighted with these. They are wonderfully comfortable & supportive, & very shock absorbing when walking on hard surfaces. Over the years I've been so impressed with the whole SOLE range. Looking back, my last pair of SOLE orthotics have lasted me over 6 years! What an incredibly well designed & durable product.

Dan Meyer


I purchased these insoles after my old, off brand, insoles wore out. These insoles are by far the Best! I run Ultra's and find that my feet are still smiling when I come home from a long training run or race. Buy these insoles and your feet will love you back!


Since 2007

As a female I have large feet so nice shoes that fit are hard to find, but I have always loved flip flops. That was until I developed planters fasciitis. One of my team mates recommended Sole, I was a bit taken back by the price at first, but WOW, they were worth every penny! I have had so many pairs now that I have lost count. The first few pairs wore out after a couple of years of hard wearing, which just gave me an opportunity to buy more. I own the winter boots, shoes, sport flips, cork flips (my favorite), slides, and the new navigator. Other then when I have to dress up, Sole it is all I wear. I have been a very satisfied customer since 2007. PS the planters fasciitis was gone within a month. I wear them for 12 hour days at trade shows and never have sore feet, knees, back or hips. They are magic!!!!


the awesome products

I bought this product at Marks and they are amazing! I use to get back pain, also sore feet and these totally took my pain away. I really recommend this if you work on your feet or if you wear steel toe boots. I would say a really good buy for the price.

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.

John Russell

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.


Softec Ultra

I have been fighting back pain since I broke my back a year ago April. A month ago I came down with plantar fascia strain which I have had 4 times in the last 10 years. The last two weeks I could hardly walk without excruciating pain. A week ago I had an appointment with my dermatologist and the subject of plantar fascia strain came up and he told me about your site. He tried to explain what the insole was and suddenly he took off his shoe and handed me one. How many doctors today would do that? I ordered a pair of your mens softec ultra and they arrived in 2 days. I tore out the insole of a pair of running shoes and they fit perfectly. I tried on the shoes and I have not had one bit of pain from my plantar fascia strain. Before I was wearing a gel cup for the heel given to me by an orthopaedic foot surgeon. Your product is every thing it claims, I have recommended your products to friends and my on call nurse.

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.

Lisa Charles


I hurt my back about 4 1/2 years ago. Since then I have spent more $$ than I care to share trying to find comfortable shoes. Alas, I tried these at the referral of a friend. OMG, I LOVE THESE SHOES. I put these on the minute I arrive from the office and they feel great! Purchasing my second pair now. Thanks Sole!

Lena Odie

None Other

Since a knee injury several years back, I looked into orthotics but came across a store where they sold these sandals. Since than, I'm on my 4th or 5th pair of women's sandals and wear them day in day out! I wish they were more affordable, though are worth every penny!! They are truly the best, there is none other!

Brian M Smith

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



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.

Geoff Liddy

freedom of wearing flops

Ever since I tried on a friends pair of SOLE Flips few years ago, I've thrown out every other flop I owned. From a car accident, I suffer the remnants of a right-ankle injury and your flops arch and support are wonderful. They literally gave me back the freedom of wearing flops comfortably. And I can assure you , as a South Florida outdoor enthusiast I live in flops J.


No Back Pain!

I cook for church ladies monthly. The church kitchen floor is hard tile. If I wear regular shoes my back starts hurting about an hour into cooking. If I wear my cork flips my back doesn't hurt at all even after 3 or more hours of cooking. I love these flips!

David H.

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.

Jorge Pena

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!

Kara Swanson

Perfect for those with orthodics

I was walking with my sister up and down the rows of one of the expos and we came upon this store, and myself, having orthodics from a fallen arch, just stood to the side as my sister shopped. Used to the fact that I would have to buy custom made sandals to address my need of orthodics, I figured I'd never be able to wear these. But the gentleman that served us started talking to me and answering my concerns... I ended up buying a pair of she slip on flip flops as I'm one that can't stand something between my toes. These were fanTAStic!!! My feet don't get sore when I'm in them wearing them around all day.. I was estatic. I normally have to wear full on shoes all summer, and everyone else gets to wear flip flops.. which sucks when you go on a picnic near water and you have to take off your shoes/socks then dry them and put them back on every time you want to dip your feet in the water. I can't thank you enough for making these with such quality that people like me can wear them. I wore them most of last summer, and so far (other than when we were flooding here) all this summer, and they are STILL looking fantastic!! I recommend them to all!!

Trish Scott

Sole sport flips

These are the best slide on sport sandal I've ever worn and worth every penny. With a bad back and have always worn an orthodic,I am very pleased with the results.

John Burba

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.

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.

Tambra Crecelius


My back and feet were killing me.i work ten hour factory shifts on concrete floors night after brother turned me on to your insoles after trying countless others.thank you for this awesome back and feet no longer hurt me.

Helen Read


Both my hubby and I bought a pair of Exhales while enjoying the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Wish I'd bought two pair for myself-one for indoors and one for outdoors. I will wear them primarily back and forth to Canmore, to choir, to X-C skiing. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!!

Dania Howard

Fabulous Flip flops

Actually they really don't "Flop" like most flips but they are the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned. I bought a pair on sale through a different company for my trip to Cancun and now I won't wear anything else. I just got back from my trip and bought another pair in brown so I can wear them with everything. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. They have just enough support and look so nice I even wear them with my sun dresses. GREAT PRODUCT! Great price when you can find them on sale as I have. More colors Please!!!!!!

janet hobson

My favorite sandals

I have been searching for an orthopedic sandal for a long time. I googled ortho sandals in the uk and came upon these. They are fabulous. I have worn them almost constantly since I received them and they are soooo comfortable. I have ordered another pair in a different colour and am sure I'll be back for more. I would love to have these in a clog with a cork insole. The company are very helpful and delivery was very quick too. A pleasure to do buisness with. Thank you

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.

Dan S.

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!

ibai Demirdache

Can't live without them!

I love my Sole Exhales. I wear them around the house with the back flipped down and they're so comfortable! I even use them to exercise - I have a cross country ski machine and my feet will slide out of the foot straps when I wear my runners on the machine. Can't do it bare foot because I have flat feet and it hurts too much. One day I got on with my Exhales and it was amazing. They don't slip and provide great support!

Ben G

Florida Ben

I have a bad lower back and wear orthopedic inserts. Unfortunately, I can't wear the inserts with flip flops on the beach. The sole sport flips are a perfect sandal for someone who needs great arch support and still wants to look stylish for the sunny weather. They may seem a little pricey but my first pair lasted me 2 years and I wear sandals almost daily. Best flips ever!

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!!!!!!!!

Laura Brads

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!!!!!!!!


Suffered with plantar fasciitis for several years, got so bad I couldn't walk. Finally went for PT and other treatments with the possiblity of surgery if pain did not improve. Purchased $500 orthotics, but still suffered some discomfort, with tightness in the heel/foot every morning and intermittent discomfort/pain while up. Recently, I started to get severe pain in both feet again, somedays it hurt so bad it was difficult walking, and this was with my custom orthotics. I was ready to go back to the doctor and PT, when I remembered I had bought these SOLE soles just before I got my orthotics so I never really used them. I put the SOLES in my work boots and within three days my pain was almost completely gone. A month or so later, I am 100% pain free in both feet and absolutely no pain/stiffness/tightness in the morning. I have to believe these SOLES gave me this relief. I would recommend these to anyone suffering from any kind of foot problem. I will be buying a couple more pairs to put in my other shoes...Thank You SOLE!

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

Rachel Russell

so great

I bought these in purple after I read the reviews. I have a high arch and nothing but my custom orthotics give me this much support. The first day I wore them I was not that impressed but by the third day, they molded to my feet and I really do look forward to them on. I wear them out shopping or running errands, as well as around the house. I love them! I am going to get another pair. Try them if you have back pain or your feet hurt after being on your feet all day. You will get hooked!

Tevita Taufa

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..

Brian johnson

Get These

12 hours on my feet running around a very busy ER and no more back/ foot pain. I've tried many pairs of insoles over the last 20+ years but these are by far the best. I was starting to get plantar fasciitis, bought these my feet stopped hurting. Then i noticed that my low back wasn't hurting as much. Now no more back pain in part due to improved posture when standing. Being pain free and able to work is worth every penny.

Lara Sees

Love, Love, LOVE These!!

These are the best pair of shoes I have EVER owned! I have a bad back and ankles that have been broken/sprained numerous times. These SOLE Flips (bought with a Groupon) were the best money I have ever spent! I even got a pair for my husband and he loves his too! My Chiropractor was even asking me about them since she was the one who suggested I look into an orthopedic-type flip. I never want to take these off! If you could make a dress shoe that fits as well as these and as comfortable, I'd get one in every color!

Luanne M

Need the Black!

I guess everyone loves these flips as much as me. I've been wearing them pretty much nonstop since I got my first pair in March, I wish I could wear to bed sometimes, as that is mostly the only time my feet hurt now. I was told I have plantar fascitis, and the orthotics just hurt my feet worse. But these flips are heaven for sore feet, sore legs, sore back.... Only one thing would make the perfection complete, Black in size 7?

Keith Fitzsimmons

Best Insoles ever

Hi I had a mid foot fusion some 10 months ago, and as a Physiotherapist who knows which insoles should work and not only help my problem but other patients problems, I was blown away at how much pain relief and support the sole insoles have given me. I can now walk 4 miles in minimal pain after only 6 weeks of using them in my neutral trainers. I have now started issuing them at our military base for service personnel and every user had come back and made exactly the same positive remarks. I would highly recommend these insoles to anyone.

Dr. Mandy Lee

Professional and Personal Fan of SOLE Flip Flops

I love the SOLE Flip Flops and own 2 pairs myself. They are great for anyone that has to stand for work (especially in the summer)and I am always encouraging my patients to buy them! My patients always come back and tell me that they can feel the difference right away and that they will never go back to regular flip flops! I am ordering a pair for my mom right now for her birthday! :-) Dr. Mandy Lee Chiropractor


Hands down the best socks I've ever used

Hands down the best socks I've ever used. I've finished over 75 marathons and ultras and have yet to get a blister in these socks. A couple years back I ordered a couple pair of black socks to use for a 50-mile trail run. Got them on Friday, did the 50 on Saturday and didn't have a single foot issue the entire way. Keep up the great work!

Incredible socks

Hands down the best socks I've ever used. I've finished over 75 marathons and ultras and have yet to get a blister in these socks. A couple years back I ordered a couple pair of black socks to use for a 50-mile trail run. Got them on Friday, did the 50 on Saturday and didn't have a single foot issue the entire way. Keep up the great work!


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.

Amanda H

Wish I knew about the before!

I was told to get these shoes by my foot doctor after a stress fracture. My $2.00 flip flops were not the cause of my stress fracture, but did not help either. Thanks to a good doctor, and great groupon in December I got a pair. Now I am back to order another color for summer. Best flip flops/sandals ever. Your feet deserve it and they are worth it!



Sixty-two years ago I was born with flat feet so I've always needed arch support. All the products that I tried, over the years offered varying degrees of service life with a max of say... 3-months! I bought my 1st pair of SOLE's over a year ago. Within hours of using this product, sciatica and low back pain disapeared! Whats-more? I get 3-times more service life out of my footwear AND the original pair of SOLE's are still in service! I love these things...they have saved me $$$ too.

i D

Love love these!

They are soooo comfortable! I prefer to wear mine without socks otherwise my feet get too hot. I used to wear Birks at home as slippers and now I wear these. Once you've stepped in them, there's no going back!

Teri Roy


I work 12 hour shifts on a busy nursing floor. There are days I do not get to sit down! I'm also a runner. My feet take a beating. Coming home to my Exhales is something I look forward to every day. Confession: I even wear the suckers to work occasionally when I'm on nights or weekends (yeeees, I disinfect before bringing them home). My Exhales are, without a doubt, the comfiest, cosiest thing my feet have ever encountered. I have orthotics in every pair of footwear that I own but there is something particularrily comforting about the combination of the support, sheepskin foot pad lining and soft sides. My back, hips, knees, bunions and feet THANK YOU.

Brandon Wood

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!

Marian Morrissette

5 years + and still working.

I bought these inserts because I was diagnosed with plantar faciitis. It was very painful and the doctor recommended these. I molded them to my feet and immediately felt relief. I have had the same pair for the last five years and they are still working. I put them in whatever shoes or sneakers that I am wearing after removing the inserts that come with the shoes. I am on my feet all day working and walking back and forth on cement floors. These inserts saved me from constant pain. The top layer is finally wearing thin after all these years so I am going to get another pair. I highly reccommend them to everyone with foot or knee pain.

Andreas Holzberger

"acclimated to the sole"

A year ago I had severe knee pains along with discomfort in my lower back. The job I worked for at the time required me to be on my feet a lot. So eventually I visited an Orthopedic Specialist for physical therapy and the Specialist recommended these insoles for both work and leisure. Since then the pain has gotten a lot less severe, I’m also not standing as much at work anymore. The arch and heel of my feet have acclimated to the sole. So overall I’m impressed, I think anyone who might be experiencing any sort of back, knee or feet pain should give them a try.


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.

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!

Jeremy Frix

Happy Troops

I am a Physician Assitant deployed to Iraq right now and we have a stock of Sole inserts and they have been a Godsend. I have seen more plantar fasciitis over the past months than in the past 5 years of practice. I tried some insoles because I was having some foot pain and I fell in love. We have gone through over 100 pairs for our troops and we keep ordering more because word got out and they are helping everything from foot, ankle, knee, hip and even back pain. I can't say enough about these insoles. Every other PA and Doctor here also has a pair in their shoes after hearing me and my patients rave about them and they are all in love now too.

MJ Thomas


Most orthopedists will tell you that they will get rich as the flip-flop craze is ruining young peoples feet and backs; wearing something with zero support 24/7 that were designed for wearing at the beach. I’m so glad my Orthopedist turned me onto Sole flips. For someone with pretty flat, pronated feet, your flips actually support the foot; give you an arch, etc. It’s like a flip that’s an orthotic – but the great part is they look like regular flip-flops – not like ortho-flips! I think Sole could do a little better with the color combos, they seem to either be a big bore, or they are “too out there”. I don’t know a lot of guys who will wear bright green and white, the blacks are just too black. I think you are on the right track with the more recent different grays. Keep up the great work! They are pretty expensive for a totally synthetic shoe. How about some leather straps? Even some leather foot beds would be great too.

Ned Smith

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.

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!

karen wernert

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!

Sam Brown

Thanks to these, I'm finally healing

After hiking for months with a heavy pack, I developed a pain in my left sole so extreme I thought I was walking on a broken foot. The doc diagnosed me with a plantar fasciitis, and said it would heal on its own as soon as I kept weight off it. But it didn't. It got better, it got worse, time and again, even after I got rid of the pack. Normal day to day walking was enough to set recovery back. I put these in my daily-wear boots and within the week I was certain that the healing had finally started. The arch support these provide made the difference. It's been a month now and most days I forget that anything had ever gone wrong. It might be another two months before the wound is completely repaired, but I haven't had a single bad day with it since getting these.


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!

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

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!

Priscilla Herdman

Happy feet, back & knees!

I have wide feet with high arches and insteps and I have always had trouble with shoes fitting properly. I've had long time lower back pain and a bad knee that's recently made my hip joint act up. My sister was visiting (see Susan from Santa Fe review below) and showed me her ultra insoles and raved about them. I ordered a pair which arrived last week and I'm completely sold on them! I've just returned to your web site and ordered two more pairs for myself and one for my husband to try. After one week of wearing your ultra softec insoles my stiff knee is much better, my back ache is nearly gone and I noticed yesterday that my hip doesn't hurt any more! Thank you for a great product!


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-!!!!!!

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.


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.


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.


These sandals work better than anything I have tried before

Awesome product. I am in Rome Italy on vacation now and walking 10 miles a day in these flips - I am walking on concrete, cobblestones, and many uneven surfaces. I have low arches, mortons foot and these sandals work better than anything I have tried before. My back feels great - no knee issue and I am a big 300lb guy! WOW!

Curtis Driver

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


Best $$ spent on flip flop sandals to date

I was diagnosed with sesamoiditis in addition to being completely flat footed. Therefore most shoes without backs or without sturdy bottoms irritated my toes. My condition improved over the last few months by wearing support shoes (e.g. Danskos), but I was going to need something for summer. I am a flip flop wearer, without a doubt, and was having a hard time deciding if I was going not wear flip flop sandals all summer or suffer through the pain. Luckily, when I read about your sandals, I decided that it was worth the $70 to try them. Best $$ spent on flip flop sandals to date. :)

Rich Guerra

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

Robert Chatillion

I will never go back to flat sandals again

I will never go back to flat sandals again. My feet and back love the support of the Sole design. Well done! Nice logo too.

Emma Beasley

Oh my word, lovely flips!

I ran the London Marathon a few weeks ago, and promptly placed my feet into a pair of cheap flip flops. That, was a huge mistake that caused me extreme anguish, and a flash back to the shin splits and PF I experienced during last summers running season. The only regret I have is that I didn't buy the Sole flips sooner, and have them to wear after the London Marathon. Thank you for making such a comfortable flip that I can wear all day, and not take away from my summer of running.

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.


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.

Oliver Barnyak


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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Kathy Livingston

We can now do things that involve walking

My Husband doesn't type, so he told me to send this. Your insoles have been a God send. I prayed for him to get help. He could only work about 2 hours a day. His foot hurt so bad in the morning that he almost had to hop. Now he can work 5+ hours and doesn't hardly limp. It is night and day different. He used to say his foot was killing him. Now I hardly ever hear him complain. The doctors had x-rayed his foot and said there was nothing wrong with it. Our insurance is terrible so he didn't want to go back. He is a different person now. We can now do things that involve walking. It had hurt for several years and he was resigned to living with the pain. Now he doesn't have to. He has told everyone about your company. Thank you so much.

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.

Mike Mannion

Thanks for an outstanding product!

I am 66 years old and every day go on 6 - 10 mile walks. A while back I developed a case of plantar fasciitis/heel spurs on my left foot. I tried everything - rest, ice, stability shoes, motion control shoes - but nothing seemed to help. Then I read in Trail Runner's Magazine about the Dean Karnazes moldable insoles that your company makes. I decided to try a pair. And after about two weeks of using them in my walking shoes (actually I walk in running shoe and trail running shoes) the plantar fasciitis/heel spur problem has all but totally disappeared. I liked then so much and they worked so well that I just purchased my second pair. They are everything that you say about them - they deliver as promised, and I will continue to use them on all my walks to prevent more foot problems. Thanks for an outstanding product!

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.


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