Best flip flops ever
This is my second pair of the Balboa flip flops (black) and I love them. They are sturdy and very comfortable - especially if you have a medium to high arch. I hate a flip flop that feels like its going to slip off your foot - not these! They are tight fitting - but not too tight that it is uncomfortable. You can wear them with jeans, shorts, swimsuits, and dresses. Yes, they cost a bit more than your typical flip flop, but well worth it. The ONLY reason I bought a 2nd pair is because my dog decided it was toy. Otherwise, these are long lasting. I also bought the Baja Flip (bone) and love these as well. Figured I'd try another type of flip (and color) and I was not disappointed. Buy your next flip flop from SOLE - great service and the product is 2nd to none.
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!
I wasn’t sure what type of footbeds I would need. So I bought one with the met pad and one without. Everytime I put on my shoes with the met pad my mind is blown with the comfort and support that I didn’t know I needed. To support my foot up front is something that truly is they best thing I’ve experienced in a footbed.
Best foot beds on the market!!
I have been wearing these foot beds since it got too cold for my sandals. They continue to provide me with the perfect support and have eliminated all foot ankle and knee pains. A must to try before spending hundreds on orthotics that did nothing for me!
I've been using these insoles for a few weeks now in my work shoes. They're great! I'm on my feet for at least 8 hours every shift, with a lot of walking. No more foot or hip pain. I highly recommend them.
Good quality, firm support where needed
I am very athletic and have a very high arch, along with plantar fasciitis and rheumatoid arthritis. These footbeds provide firm support where needed. Haven't had any pain or cramping since I started using them. Highly recommend to anyone with foot pain to try these.
Very comfortable in all shoes. May be different from the other soles, but still shape to my foot and provide great support. I use these in my casual shoes and have walked many miles in them.
They should call these Keystones…
Keystones are the most import part of an arch, taking on a lot of the work from the other stones. If the bones in my feet are the other stones then these sandals are the keystones. After a long run I immediately take off my shoes and put these on and walk around. They definitely have reduced my foot soreness. The only downside to them is, well, it’s Winter now! But that doesn’t stop me from putting them on anyway and driving home wearing them. Great sandals for people who are on their feet or run frequently. Good value. They also last a long time.
I have been wearing SOLE insoles for years now to combat a neuroma in my foot . . . with great success. As a physical therapist, I have also recommended them to multiple clients who need better foot support.
Terrific foot support!
I have "SOLE" inserts in most of my footwear/shoes. They have solved my arch/foot problems! I love the fit and comfort that "SOLE" products provide and I can again walk, hike and walk 18 holes of golf without pain or discomfort. I also love the variety of products available and I really like the value/cost of the "SOLE" products! I had previously tried many different arch support products but I am now sold on "SOLE"!
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.
Right out of the box fit!
Best thing about these foot beds for high arch feet is they work straight out of the box. I’ve used them for well over 10 years and love them!!
Performance Medium with Met Pad
I've used these for about a month and they really are very comfortable and I have no foot pain.
Greatly reduced my foot pain
I noticed that my big toe pain caused by walking eighteen holes was greatly reduced. My feet generally feel better. Strongly recommend this product!
I bought 2 pairs and so far they are doing what I needed! I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot and the footbed is helping me with my alignment along with stretching and exercises.
Real quality, unique design, subpar durability?
These were purchased to help with plantar fasciitis pain and right when I received them I knew they were different from any other insole I'd used before. These insoles have very prominent sections of padding that provide support to portions of your foot that would only be barely touched by most other mainstream insoles, especially along the arch and ball of foot. The design of these is very appealing and unique, and the cork material is very satisfying to the eyes and feet! I would definitely recommend these to people looking for more comfort or dealing with pain, as these really helped me. The only issue I have is that after about a week or two, the heel portion, which was initially nicely padded, of the insole compressed down to almost flat, leaving the heel mostly unprotected from impact. The cork material might contribute to this but I also tend to put extreme pressure on my heels. I got these on clearance but next time I'd go for the Active models as they're said to be more durable. But if you have even pressure distribution, definitely check these out!
Excellent work shoe
I’ve been wearing these for years due to plantar fasciitis Great arch support No more foot pain thanks to my soles. Runs about 1/2 size small-normally wear 7.5 and the 8 fits perfectly
Best Foot Beds Ever
I’ve been wearing orthotics for decades. Even had some made by Kieth Kleven who was the PT for all the major sports athletes, Shauquile, Tiger etc. I have to say, after my planter fasciitis that the SOLE foot beds are everything that Kieth would do and more. Kieth worked on me many years ago for my broken hip. The flip flops are equally amazing. When I get out of the pool, I always smile when I see what a great arch I have from my wet foot prints. I have recommended them to many of my friends and they love them as well.
I felt pain relief and greater foot stability after installing these in my new shoes, which are wide width.
I received a pair of the Performance Medium footbeds. Heated them to conform to my foot shape and put them in my worst fitting pair of boots. It was a pleasant surprise at how they changed the feel and comfort level of the boot. My feet are instantly warmer (which I believe is due to the insulating property of the cork), my standing posture is more natural and comfortable. I have been wearing them for two weeks now so durability is yet to be determined. So far so good! Nice job people!
Great foot support
A great insert for those shoes that lack support , I was easily able to walk long distances during my first use
Best foot beds for plantar fasciitis and comfort
Easy to custom fit, durable and the customer service is impeccable!
Perfect In Evey Way
Worked wonders for my foot pain. Since I started wearing them, my plantar fasciitis and metatarsal pain have been relieved. Thin insoles fit very nicely in low volume shoes.
Excellent foot beds
I’ve been wearing SOLE footbeds for years. When I order a new pair of running shoes I automatically order a new pair of soles and have had no foot issues since I have been doing this.
Best foot beds I ever bought
I have been wearing these regularly. Very comfortable and my feet don’t feel any pain anymore
I now have Soles in every thickness available and with both the active and the performance beds. I even tried a pair with the met pad (not needed for my foot). the performance pair are my favourite for sure (but slightly less durable if you are switching them in and out of multiple pairs of shoes).
My feet love ‘em
These are high quality insoles with the metatarsal pad. I am very happy getting premium product at an excellent price. The moulding process, which is simple to do at home, gives you a footbed specifically fitted for your foot.
Great for injury prevention while running
I started using these insoles and my foot related injuries/soreness have completely gone away without adding unnecessary bulk or weight to my shoes.
I was skeptical about buying sandals online but for the price (promo) I gave It a shot and am super happy. They're much more rigid than others I've bought resulting in more of a insole/shoe feel than a flimsy flip flop. I've suffered from plantar fasciitis and these have notable made a difference to improving foot pain/tiredness. I can actually wear these throughout the day whereas other brands would have my dogs barking within first hour! I'm a 12 and ordered a 12. 12.5 may of been better for me but hasn't affected product.
I suffer from flat feet + general discomfort when walking for long periods of time. I knew I needed some sort of insole and better foot support but didn't want to spend $600 on customized ones. I'm so glad I found these! Alex was sooooooo helpful in finding the suitable insole for what I wanted and needed - they almost feel customized! I've been wearing them for a month now and I feel so much more comfortable. I want to buy some for every shoe that I own.
Stops foot pain!
I put these in some flat canvas shoes and they made them so comfortable! Highly recommend!
They're the best
I have been wearing SOLE insoles for 2 years now. I'm 6 foot, 370 pounds walking on concrete all day. These are the best hands down they last all day and you don't go home hurting or barely walking.
Found them better then the Performance Medium foot beds for day to day. Will definitely get another set
No more foot pain
I’ve been wearing them for several years, and they were finally reaching the end of their life, so reordered them. Love, love love them
Perfect fit for All
Having not had foot issues in years past we were now faced with needing some extra support. The fit was great for myself, I used the "heat to fit" method for my husband ( found the instructions excellent & easy). We are both very happy with the support they are providing. We have also found it reassuring that the Podiatrist association has found these very well developed.
Still Loving These
I cannot imagine life without these after having them around now for almost a year. Walking around the house first thing in the am was soooo painful before I had these to ease my way into the day. They are also perfect for a rest from other shoes when my forefeet needs to spread out. I have a wide hyperflexible foot with a high (narrow girth) arch, dorsal bunions, Morton's neuroma and sometimes nerve entrapment.
Top quality at the right price
The foot beds I’ve used over the years for my work hiking boots have been long lasting. My recent purchases have been for other shoes. I’ve been very happy with the variety and availability to get them easily. Just invest in one pair and you’ll never buy anything but “SOLE”!
My new favourites
My usual summer flip flops were giving me lots of foot pain this year. I was already ordering the SOLE footbeds so thought I’d try these out too. Super happy I did. Look great and feel great!
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.
Top quality flips
The support these flips provide is unlike any others I have ever tried. I can actually wear these without worrying about foot pain afterwards like the typical flip.
I’ve developed a foot problem and proper insoles, like SOLE brand, have helped
I have been wearing SOLE for now 4 years exclusively after having a series of foot pains. The best pair of footbeds you can buy and rely on
I tried various off-the-shelf insoles to deal with ball of foot pain usually experienced when playing sports. I must say that the "Active with the met pad" model by SOLE has been the most effective for me in relieving pain and discomfort. I've worn these now for the past several weeks and the insoles seem to have molded well to the shape and contour of my feet and are very comfortable. Very satisfied!
The quality is great, they keep their shape and help significantly with my foot discomfort.
Best Insoles Ever
Used these for weeks at work and loved them. Relieved foot and back pain.
Over meldable-I used it to Ski
10 Years + Super high arch, fits my foot configuration. Super comfy. Materials stay the same after so much use, I’ll buy again.
Support the Arch
I’ve worn all the rest. To the beach, the public shower and to take the trash out. That’s because they were never anything more than a layer between my feet and the surface I was walking on. On the other hand(foot) SOLE Balboa Flips have stayed on my feet because of the arch support comfort, fit along with how they enhance my cadence. I’m Soled!
Good Arch Support
These shoes help with the pain from scar tissue near the arch of my foot. They are very comfortable to walk in and didn't take a long time to break in. I also like the color and style.
Fantastic Foot Beds
I have had a problem with plantar fasciitis this year - got a pair of these and wear them in the house and now I don't have the problem... YAH!
I have ordered multiple pairs of these sandals. I wear them all the time because of their excellent foot support.
I purchased these because I have neck pain from an old injury. I can't walk more than a 10 minutes without stopping from pain and headaches, but since I found these I can finally keep up with my wife shopping the Mall all day.
BEST footbeds EVER!
I've been wearing SOLE footbeds and flipflops for 15+ years and have had ZERO foot pain ever since my first pair! (Waaayyy better than my $400 orthotics!!!) I have these in all my shoes: work (5+ hrs, in an industrial kitchen on cement floor), everyday shoes & dress shoes. Thank you, SOLE, for saving me from a lifetime of foot pain (plantar fasciitis)!!
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.
I stand on my feet all day everyday for work, and these have been so helpful. My foot pain has gone away. Very comfy, highly recommend
My Only Flip
I have been wearing Balboa since fall of 2021 when I was searching for relief for my painful feet. I have multiple things going on - hallux rigidus, Morton's foot, high arch, hyperflexible foot and nerve entrapment. These flips allow me to walk around when I first get up without pain.....without excruciating pain. I don't wear them for hours as I need more support, but these have just the right contour and cushion for the first segment of my day. Sooo grateful to SOLE for this product as well as the insoles.
Excellent foot beds
I’ve bought several pairs of SOLE footbeds for all my footwear and love them!
Super comfy flip
As comfy as all SOLE flips but the straps are a little more casual and loose on the foot.
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.
Best footed ever
My wife has been wearing them for work and they reduce foot pain a lot.
I have worn SOLE sport flips for years. Upon exercising for a 5k (and not having exercised in years) I strained my foot and developed Morton’s neuroma. I purchased a pair of the SOLE inserts with the metatarsal pad and after about 1-2 months my neuroma disappeared.
Malibu vs. Laguna
I have 3 Laguna (2 purchased online, 1 from a retailer). This was my first pair of Malibu, which was from an online purchase. All my SOLE shoes have been purchased in size W8. I have narrow, high instep feet. I find my Malibu fit better than the Laguna I usually wear. Malibu's straps haven't stretched as much as the Laguna (Which fit me amazingly when new, but turn sloppy due to stretching, with wear). If you have a thicker foot, you may like the Laguna better as a fit. I still would purchase the Laguna, I just feel that if I have a choice I will stick with the Malibu; as it fits my type of foot better.
Comfortable, supportive and light weight!
Having had lots of foot issues, (plantar fasciitis mostly), flip flops are not generally a good match for my feet. Most of them on the market have no support in the food bed. However, SOLE flip flops offer a comfortable, supportive foot bed that allows my feet to do their job without any pain or issues. They are very lightweight and comfortable to walk in. The straps don't give me blisters either. To make them perfect for me, they would have a more durable outsole on them, however, I guess that might take away from their light weight.
These are the only sandals I’ve bought that do not flare up my foot condition. Well made and well supported.
Sole is always great, but those Met Pads are magical
I have been wearing SOLE for years as the only inserts that can support my high arches, but only recently did I buy the type with Met Pads, not really knowing what they are. They are amazing. I still don't know what they do, other than put support in a spot that makes my foot feel great during and after a run.
Greatest Foot beds ever
I have been using SOLE footbeds for weeks and they make my feet feel so much better. At the end of a long day on my feet I have no pain like I did before I tried them!!!
Best foot beds ever
My husband couldn’t walk far without them. Best ever! Thanks!
Changed my life
My foot pain is completely gone. I wear SOLE products in every shoe I own and I’ve never been disappointed. Canadian company with amazing shipping. If you’re thinking about it, just get some. You’ll be happy!!!
I’ve been buying SOLE products for over 5 years on the recommendation of my foot guy. Footbeds, slides, shoes, boots,,,, but who knew that they have the best socks ever??!! I’ve tried many dual layer socks but these are the softest I’ve worn. The only problem is that they’re so popular that they are sold out!!! Keep them coming SOLE!!!
My foot doctor recommend I try SOLE flip flops. What a great recommendation. I started with one pair January 2022 and now on five pairs. They’re awesome and whenever I feel I need to clean them up I toss them in the washing machine and they come out good as new
I've worn my SOLE insoles for about two weeks. After a few days, I noticed no foot pain or aching. I have no specific injury or pain, just aching. My feet feel good at all times. Very good product, and very comfortable.
The best flip flop
Flip flops are generally trash for those of us with plantar fasciitis. Not so this one. The footbed is supportive and grippy; the outsole is durable and grippy. You are not going to lose your footing in this flip flop unless you try to run long-distance in it. It has an aggressive footbed that emphasizes support and may feel slightly short; order true to size. After wearing a few times, I found the position was natural and in some ways superior to my Birkenstock Arizonas (specifically less sliding).
A unique take on the flip flop
This is not a casual flip flop. This is an aggressively supportive flip flop with a high level of comfort, suitable to wear for hours at a time with no fatigue. My wife enjoys the supportive footbed and the durable, grippy rubber sole. Foot positioning is not like that of any other flip flop. True to size, your foot feels almost like it's hanging off the back. But after wearing it a few times, that feeling goes away. My wife is a cosmetologist and spends every working day on her feet for at least ten hours. This flip is a good one for her to wear at work, or in the garden.
Excellent value . Bought for my husband who constantly complained foot knee and hip pains. He says his feet no longer hurt at days end and he is able to walk again in evenings. Very comfortable and excellent fit
Absolutely love these footbeds
I have been wearing SOLE insoles for 8 years since my foot surgery & they have been my saving grace. I can’t imagine not having them.
Foot and ankle savers
I was limping in my walking shoes. I went to Reno Orthopedic Clinic and got a shot of cortisone and the recommended SOLE inserts. I could feel the difference immediately. I bought new shoes and another pair of soles. I replaced all my shoes new shoes and bought new soles for each pair. Now when I buy a pair of shoes I order a new pair of soles.
Love this flip flop. After just a few wears the cork molds to your foot well. Great for just around the house, the beach or casual dinner out.
I have been wearing the medium performance insoles for several years now. I am on my feet about 14 hours a day at work and walk about 12 to 18,000 steps on an average work day carrying tons of weight. These are the best insoles I have ever owned I now have them in my tennis shoes too. They last a long time and don't seem to get worn out very quickly like other shoe insoles. But I do rotate them daily. I cannot work without them. I have a high arch and plantar fasciitis and have zero foot pain with these inserts. I love them.
Barbara M Badgley
The best insoles ever!
This insole with met pad has saved my feet when wearing my Rykas. They are in my exercise shoes, and while I no longer jump as high or run, my feet are supported and without pain. The met pad has been the key. All my shoes, whether for exercising, walking or just everyday wear have Soles. Soooo much better than what I got from the foot doctor!
I love this flip. It fits to the form of my foot and is very comfortable. Yes I will order it again
Very comfortable, supportive flip flop
I ordered the Malibu flip flops in navy and have been wearing them since mid-July. This is my first pair of SOLE flip flops with the cork footbed. I find them to be very comfortable, like all the other SOLE products I have. The cork has worn away a little bit around the ball of my foot, but that hasn't made them any less comfortable. I do put a lot of pressure on the ball of my foot, so I expected this type of wear. I have 3 pair of flip flops, a pair of shoes and numerous insoles from SOLE and I'm happy with all of them. I would definitely recommend SOLE to anyone who needs good, supportive footwear.
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!
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.
They are great! This is my second pair because I tend to think a good pair of sandals can replace trail shoes for light hiking...and these ones can. I live near a beach with lots of sharp rocks and barnacles. They hold up in the water and keep me from slipping on the rocks. They don't stink like other sandals do. They were a tad tight and uncomfortable for the first few days but shaped to my foot really fast.
These insoles worked as advertised, my foot pain diminished after about a week.
I originally purchased this product on the recommendation of my podiatrist to assist with planter fasciitis and it has been a game changer for me. The Costa Flip has allowed me to continue wearing flip flops during the summer while providing the support my foot needs. They have worked so well that I have purchased them in other colours so I have options for my various summer outfits.
Joseph F Dolowy III
My order was shipped promptly and as soon as I fitted the SOLE insoles to my shoes, my feet are much less painful and I am much happier: I could not recommend any product higher. If you need support I hope you find the fit and comfort that I have with SOLE insoles: I now have 3 pair distributed between my riding/walking shoes and hiking boots. Cheers and I hope each of you reading this can achieve more miles with more smiles from such quality foot support .
Foot pain relief
I was suffering from Morton's Neuroma for years & finally decided to go see a podiatrist. They suggested I try SOLE footbeds before anything else. Wow, what a difference in my day to day! I love them! I even got a second pair & recommended them a few times already.
Eliminates foot pain
Got these to help with my metatarsalgia, and they have worked wonders! I wear can hike all day now without any pain. Would recommend!
Work Great in Runners
I had tried the medium version of these in my runners but found that my foot was just too packed in for it to be comfortable. (This will depend on your particular foot in your particular shoe - someone else's experience may be quite different). I have been using the thin version now for a few weeks and my feet are happy. The insole is of typical high quality for SOLE products and the fit is true to the information on the SOLE website for my Asics runners.
I'm so flat-footed that I could step on a dime while barefoot and burn my insole. But, I do like to wear sandals, and these fill the bill for arch support. My 1st pair lasted almost 5 years (wow!). The re-purposed cork is an environmental plus.
I have happy feet again!
My foot pain is gone. I purchased this product for my low profile sneakers and casual shoes. I already own SOLE insoles for my sport runners for jogging. They just didn't fit my other shoes for work (retail). I gave these insoles a chance and they didn't disappoint. I have been wearing them everyday for approx a month now. I am impressed with the cushion from the cork.
Kevin W Cumby
Great Foot Support!
This insole is a great foot support! Have them in my workshoes and feet feel really good! Will definitely buy another pair!
Fashion and function
These are my third pair of sandals and once again they are beautiful and very comfortable. Helps greatly with plantar fasciitis and I highly recommend them for alleviating foot pain.
Anne M Wood
The Best Insole ever
I have worn this medium product before and it wears great especially if you follow the instructions of putting in the oven a short time and then having it mold to your foot . I buy new insoles every time i buy need sneakers .I have yet to find an insole that fits my fancy shoes a low pump . I recommend this insole to all people who are on their feet most of the work day
I cant say enough how great thes flips are for my foot pain! They did what $600 in orthotics failed to do! Customer service is outstanding! They are quick to sort out any problems that may come up, and make ordering so simple! Gold Star rating
Derek G Musey
Not all sandals are the same
I have peripheral neuropathy and it is a terrible problem with so many unpleasant symptoms revolving in & out through the day. SOLE sandals are a great choice for me since my feet prefer an orthotic style sandal. I have a pair for outside and a pair for inside. Highly recommend if you have any type of foot problem. Thank you SOLE!
These are my hang out in the sun flips. I suffer from plantar fasciitis. When I wear these flips my feet don't hurt like other flips. The cork feels great on the foot. Great flips worth every penny!
Sarah e guenette
Great practical flip flop
I needed flip flops due to falling arches and wanted something simple and not too clunky. I couldn't wear 'flat' ones anymore. It took about a week for them to break in, but now they help tremendously and don't look like typical orthotic foot wear.
Got them earlier this year & using them in my running shoes. I walk quite a bit & they are very comfortable. I need the met pad and the pain in my foot has subsided because of these insoles. I have a wide foot size 6 1/2 & ordered a size 7. They fit perfectly. I will buy them again.
Love the footbeds in these flips! They are ideal for me with the met pad. They do fit a narrower foot, so if you have a medium to wide foot, opt for a different style.
I suffer on and off with planters fasciitis. I need the extra support for my foot, but in the summer I want a shoe that will keep my feet cool. These are perfect. They fit great, and are so comfortable.
Tina M. Marquez
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!
Dream Come Shoe
Perfect house shoe. Will not absorb sweat. My feet are in great shape, and wearing these will keep them that way. The red ones are cute/casual, and I like to sneak the black ones into more formal looks. I purchased my first of 3 pairs at the beginning of spring, almost 3 months ago. The Baja flips were significantly easier for me to break in than the Catalina Sport flip (which hugged tighter to the top of my foot for longer). I sized up for my first pair, and they weren't comfortable until the 2nd day. When I sized down, it took a few days.
Paul A Boeker
Straighten Up Those Ankles
My new Asolo walking shoes almost fit my very narrow feet. But when I realized that my ankles and feet were rotating inward, I tried some SOLE Active Medium footbeds. But they were too thick. So I ordered a pair of SOLE Active Thin footbeds. The heat fit formed these to my feet, but kept the arch high. My ankles and feet are straight again, and my shoes fit so much better. I've walked many miles in them over the last six weeks both over rough terrain and on concrete paths with no foot pain. If these Thin footbeds are as tough as their thicker siblings (and I think they are), they should last for years.
Fantastic product and service!
I bought these on the advice of my foot specialist who suggested I use them while waiting 2 weeks for my expensive orthotics. (I needed the arch support.) They came quickly, fit my running shoes perfectly and provide great support. They are a good width but I wish they came in a narrow version for my flats. (They can be trimmed but…) Customer service was quick and helpful when I had a couple of questions. If you need arch support I highly recommend these. I bought all 3 thicknesses for various shoes..
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.
You should try it -
I have used SOLE products for 11 years - I use the Active Thick Met Pads because the ball of right foot needs a little extra protection - I use them mostly in New Balance model 608 9.5 4E width. I got the SOLE men's size 10 and it fit the shoe without having to trim the pad. I wear them in slowly instead of doing the oven method.
Great for hiking and yard work
I've been using the Performance Medium with Met Pad soles for about two months now. I wanted something for my hiking boots to help eliminate blisters and provide better support for my feet overall. So far, I have only good things to say! The soles for my boots perfectly and quickly molded to my feet. I broke them in by wearing my hiking boots for yard work and I haven't gotten a blister yet. Foot health is definitely something worth investing in and the sustainable materials of the product elevate it in the market, in my opinion. Definitely recommend.
Susan H Smith
I discovered your company while recovering from my latest foot surgery a couple months ago, and have already ordered 3 different styles of sandals, the Catalina being my favourite. A metatarsil pad in my shoes is a "must", and your sandals are a true blessing. Thanks so much!
W. Michael Junge
I use SOLE products exclusively and have for the last several years. I don’t have any foot problems anymore and they make my shoes more comfortable. I am a fireman and sometimes am in my shoes 18 hours. I also have them in my Fire boots as well.
Very satisfied with Active Thick insole
I've now tried 3 insoles and my preferred is Active Thick without Met pad. Better to order the larger size and it's easy to trim it down to fit perfectly. Relieves foot pain for outdoor work boots.
Best insole I've found
I'm on my 3rd pair of SOLE Active Wides & they're definitely the best insoles I've come across. I run 30 miles a week, mostly on the road, at paces from 5:30-8:30/mile. I wear Altras for both road & trail, and I use one pair of these insoles for every 2 pairs of shoes. The Good: A problem I've always had with running footwear is compression in the ball of the foot leading to weirdness in my stride or lots of discomfort over time. These insoles are so dense that the above compression isn't an issue. I'm putting 400-500 miles on each pair of shoes (800-1000 miles per pair of insoles) now without any stride-altering compression in either the shoe midsole or the insole itself. I'm considering using them for a 3rd pair of shoes actually, because after 1000 miles the biggest sign of wear is discoloration where my foot contacts the insole, rather than deterioration of the insole itself. The Bad: They're really hard. If you like a cushy running shoe experience this is NOT that. But if you're looking for a great springboard to push off of mile after mile after mile, these are your insoles. 10/10 would recommend.
Fantastic Relief and Comfort
I am an older retired male who hikes almost daily in the local hills and mountains near Vancouver, BC. I was finding the one foot in particular was becoming progressively more painful and required icing after my hikes. It was getting to the point where I was starting to wonder if my hiking and backpacking days were coming to an end. I can't say enough about the SOLE Active Thick insert with the built in met pad. Over the past 2 months my condition has dramatically improved and continues to do so the more I use this product. I also purchased a second set for another pair of shoes as well as the flip flop sandal with the met pad so that my foot is supported even when I am not hiking. I am now looking forward to a coming summer filled with a number of multi-day backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island. Thanks for providing such a brilliant product line.
Kimberly A Kelsey
Impressed with the cork footbed!
I was really impressed with how the cork foot bed formed quickly to my foot and how comfortable they became. I chose the Monterey because it seemed a bit dressier and I wanted a comfortable and nice looking sandal for evenings out and the like. I do not recommend these for longer walks, while the footbed is extremely comfortable, the strap doesn't have any forgiveness and caused a blister, but my bad for not changing shoes first! I will definitely explore some of the other options they offer to find a sportier sandal, overall very impressed with these.
Robert A Durma
I have been using SOLE inserts for many years. They really help with my plantar fasciitis. I used to use the fully cushioned ones, but switched to using the thin (Active Thin) version in conjunction with foam cushioned insoles from the store. I actually put the store insoles over the Active Thins on the opposite foot. Putting them opposite places the high arch of the cushioned insoles to the outside of my foot giving support across the whole front of my heel, not just the inside. Took a day or two to get used to, but it works great in preventing the fasciitis.
I have been searching for a while for a flip flop with good arch support. For years I’ve dealt with foot and knee pain from having flat flip flops. I was excited to come across these when I bought insoles. These are comfortable to wear, my feet don’t slip around when wet and they have good traction on wet ground. The only setback would be the hard plastic piece that goes between your toes, that might be more comfortable if it was fabric. But it was only the start of the season and my callous hadn’t formed yet. I would definitely buy these again. Thanks
I have been wearing SOLE for years. My doctor recommended them for me because I was having a lot of pain in my foot (arches). When it came time to replace my old pair I was able to purchase them online. Which was much easier than trying to get an appt at the doctors office lately.
The Monterey flip fits well, and I love the cork sole. It is very comfortable and helps with my foot problem. It is much better than the regular black rubber. I hope you continually produce them. I had a similar pair a few years ago. When they wore out, I could not find replacements. These new ones fit the bill. Thank you
kathleen w metcalf
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 .
Peter C Saxon
Learning to walk again
Three months ago I had spinal surgery (a laminectomy for L-2 to L-5). This was followed by physical therapy to correct foot drop, parasthesia and weakness to both legs. Among numerous defects in my gait, flat feet and pronation was especially problematic. My therapist recommended SOLE inserts. The inserts have dramatically improved my balance and posture.
This product was recommended to me by my sports medicine physician. It has delivered a great experience all around, mitigating foot pain due to a neuroma and keeping me on the right track to good foot health. Thank you.
I got these sandals because I was experiencing discomfort and tightness in my feet and calves at the end of the day. After a couple weeks of wearing these sandals, the discomfort and tightness has been significantly reduced. The soles of my feet felt comfortable since day 1 of wearing these sandals, but it took about a week for the tops of my feet to feel comfortable. At first, the straps/pads that go over the tops of my feet were very uncomfortable, but that goes away completely after the sandals have been worn in a little. Suggestion for improvement: Change the Velcro on the adjustment straps of the sandals to have the "hooks" on the strap (i.e., facing downward) and have the "loops" on the pad that goes over the top of the foot (i.e. facing upward). Currently, because the "hooks" part of the Velcro face up, they are always exposed when the Velcro adjustment straps are loosened. This means that the "hooks" are available to pick up lint, hair, and other debris and get the sandal caught on carpet.
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!
This is a great product. I use them in my hiking boots and they are very comfortable. I struggled with foot problems before using SOLE insoles. They have allowed me to return to normal activity and I am enjoying hiking again. Thanks for a great product.
pain no more
These insoles eliminated the foot pain I experience while cycling from Morton's Neuroma. I highly recommend these for anyone else suffering from foot pain.
Carter B Powell
Sometimes a product comes along that just changes the way you view a product. I have tried many different shoe inserts to help with pain in my feet and I have never found anything that totally stops pain in my feet the way that the SOLE inserts do. These inserts made me wonder if I was in my 20s again. If you have ever had foot problems and need to feel pain free from your shoes I would encourage anyone to give these inserts a try. I am not one who usually gets on the band wagon touting a product but these inserts are the closest thing to forgetting about foot pain I have ever experienced. MAGIC.
These are by far the most comfy flips I have ever owned and they don't hurt my feet. Was suffering from planter fasciitis, that is now a thing of the past with these shoes and several of their insoles in every other shoe I own. Its comfort for my feet from now on. My foot is wide as well and the flexible bands on these are perfect. Tried the Balboa but sadly don't fit my wideness.
Not for wide feet
I purchased a pair of Costa flips and LOVED them so much. The straps are flexible so they move with you. I then purchased the Balboa and the straps are not flexible and unfortunately don't fit my wide foot. Better to go with the Costa if you have wider feet like me. Too bad cause I love these products. Also love the insoles. I have purchased several sets for all of my family. Great products for comfort and the environment.
James H Adams III
I have used SOLE inserts for many years, mostly in my running shoes. Recently I had a bad case of plantar fasciitis and decided to order some inserts for all of my shoes with the MET pad. Glad I did, they work really well and my foot problem has gone! Highly recommended!
Awesome - Helped heal a foot injury
I got these at the recommendation from my physio because of a foot injury due to over-walking (ridiculous injury.. I know). I couldn’t get my feet to heal for months until I got these to help with support when I’m on my feet. Could not recommend more.
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!
Ronald R Beland
Made a difference
Had weight bearing episodic pain in ball of foot in proximal third metatarsal joint. The Thick met pad Sole reduced the pain when used with a wide toe box shoe. Can't notice a difference from heat shaping the pad as instructed.
I’ve been using these since April 2, 2022 and find the sandals are comfortable to use despite bunions on my feet. These wear-moldable, water-friendly sandals made of Bloom Algae Foam makes it light and the surface feels good on the feet. The cushioning is sufficient plus the padded microfiber strap is super comfortable. As advertised, the METATARSAL SUPPORT PAD relieves pain and pressure in the ball of the foot by lifting toe bones into natural alignment.
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.
These are great!
I’ve been using these for a couple years. I’ve always needed shoes with extra support but hadn’t found the right inserts. I had some pretty significant foot and ankle pain a couple years ago and saw a podiatrist who recommended these. These help a lot with my pronation, yay
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!
I started using SOLE insoles when I started having foot problems from lack of arch support at least 10 years ago. They have been 5 star the whole time, relieved all my pain. I have worn SOLE sandals as well and they worked great for me. I highly recommend SOLE products and have been in my shoe repair shop as well as sharing them with friends and family. Thank you SOLE!
I use these insoles in all my shoes: runners, boots, dress shoes because since I've been using them for at least 4 years, my Nortons neuroma has not bothered me. Metatarsal pads in your shoe inserts and removable metatarsal pads can also offload the ball of your foot where you are having pain. They are comfortable & I use a variety of thicknesses depending on the shoe and activity.
Best fit best value EVER!
I have been wearing these in ALL my shoes for 5 years. I have 6 pair that stay in each set of shoes. Dress shoes, hunting and fishing boots and cross training shoes. These SOLE inserts have saved me from years of aggravated foot pain. They fit my foot and shoe size perfectly. They are comfortable - I have had custom made inserts from other companies, made for much more money (thousands $$), and they didn't work and they weren't comfortable or durable. I tried these out of desperation and now I wouldn't leave the house without them. Thank you! SOLE!
Neil H. Nelson
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.
Great for snowboard boots
I bought these specifically for my snowboard boots after my old foot beds were making my feet hurt incredibly bad. My issue with the old foot beds was lack of arch support, despite buying ones that matched my arch perfectly. However, when I snowboarded the beds would push down and provide zero support. That's when I did some research and found out about SOLE, and bought a pair online. They took a little getting used to but I could immediately tell that my issue with arch support was gone. The SOLE foot beds kept their form and relieved the pain that I had dealt with before. Great product for snowboard boots
Joy E Hopkins
Nice looking Sandle
I have feet that lean inward and when wearing flip flop's I was a little worried that it would get worse. The sandal is made of cork and is comfortable once you get use to the position your foot is in as it is correcting the foot. It fits true to size and is made very well! I really like this sandal.
Joy E Hopkins
From working from home as a result of covid-19, I was in slippers all the time and my feet were not getting the support they needed. As I walked with my husband he noticed how bad my foot leaned to the inside and I realized that my right knee especially was sore all the time. I realized I needed to get an insole that could help me correct the problem. That's when I ran across SOLE. I really like the thin insole as it fits into any shoe. It offers amazing support and is comfortable to wear. I have been wearing them them for several months and they are still are holding their shape beautifully!
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.
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.
LOVE THESE FLIP FLOPS!
This is my fourth pair of SOLE Sport Flip Flops. They have great arch support and hug the foot snugly. I am able to walk long distances in them while travelling where my previous footwear would cause the arthritis in my hips/knee to flare up. I stand on my feet all day for work and I wear these as they provide shock absorption on the hard ceramic floors. Highly recommend!
-I bought the product because I have had flat feet my whole life and would like to avoid any issues with pain down the road as I get older. -2 Months Daily -I like how the sole forms around the foot and offers daily support -The sole fits perfectly around my large feet -I think the materials used were combined for a perfect design -The sole is very comfortable!
I wear a 7.5 shoe normally. Went with 7 in these flips and they fit like a glove. Foot comfort is excellent. I've been wearing around the house (winter) but look forward to some spring/summer outdoor wear soon.
Dolores A Kaplon
Ball of Foot pain
Bought these insoles to see if they would help with pain in toes and ball of foot. They have helped a great deal and have now purchased three pairs to keep in different shoes. They are comfortable and fit perfect in my shoes.
Relieves foot pain
My podiatrist recommended these insoles and they help with foot pain . I need to get more for the rest of my shoes as currently I am just using them in my hiking boots. I wore deck shoes today without the insole and my feet really hurt!
Foot pain is gone
I purchased these insoles several weeks ago after having significant foot pain for many months. The discomfort when walking was gone after one week of wearing these insoles. I have purchased two more pairs for my other shoes as well.
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!
Solved my foot pain
I’ve been using SOLE footbeds for a few years now for pain related to over-pronation. Recently I began to have pain on the ball of my right foot. After doing some research I discovered that this was likely due to metatarsalgia. I decide to look to SOLE for help and found these Performance footbeds with built-in metatarsal support. I’ve begun using them regularly and my pain has disappeared. I’ll continue to buy the footbeds with Met Pads from now on.
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!
I have had two different SOLW products. Both have been amazing and have helped me tremendously. The first was before foot surgery and without it I would not have been able to work the way that I did. After surgery I did not need as much support and they had something for that as well. The met pad is a life changer and it fits perfectly to my foot even without heating in the oven to form it. I will have to have insoles for the rest of my life and this will definitely be the place I will get all future insoles for myself and family!
Thomas M LeBlanc
I had been dealing with foot pain for quite some time and tried a few products but the problem was never truly resolved. Then I heard about SOLE from the Darkhorse podcast and I have faith in their endorsements so I went for it! It was a great call. I have been using the footbeds for several weeks now and the results are very noticeable. The foot pain is basically gone and I'm on my feet for hours at a time. Also, they're very easy to transfer from shoe to shoe. Highly recommend!
Denise M McConville
Best inserts EVER!
I started with one pair of these, you know they're pricey so I wanted to make sure...Well, I made sure and I've ordered more because they are great and I need them for each pair of shoes that I have! I am flat footed and pronate, I have spent 10x this much on inserts that don't work or don't last. These are totally worth it, do yourself a favor and get them now!
My wife and I are both using the Medium with met pad and they really help with foot pain. We normally walk 4 miles a day and found that SOLE has helped with eliminating foot pain. We are wanting to try the Thick next.
Just buy them!!!!
My son has plantar fascitis and could hardly walk after practice. We have tried many different insoles and finally tried these. I can honestly say that these were the only ones that worked. With in a week he could go to practice without foot pain afterwards. We are getting ready to order him more for his other shoes!!!! He wears a size 8 basketball shor and the size 8 insoles fit perfectly with out trimming. They do not slide around and he has zero complaints!!!! Trust me.....we have tried them all and these are the only ones to help him.
No more evening foot rubs
I am impressed by my SOLE inserts. My husband bought them for me because he saw how sore my feet were after my 12 hour shifts. I really felt a difference in how my feet felt. They were not as sore and the fatigue I felt in the arch seems to have gone away. I would recommend this product as would my husband who does not have to hear me complaining after each shift.
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.
Really love these insoles. The Met Pad is a nice addition and adds a nice "bump" in the middle of the pad that supports the padding of my foot. Super durable and super form fitting. Great value!
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 resting 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.
No more ankle pain when snowboarding
I was getting horrible ankle pain in my front foot while snowboarding and my trainer told me it was because of my flat feet. The SOLE thin beds fit in my boots perfectly and now I ride all day with no pain!’
Great fit for high arches!
I bought this product after I realized the old orthotics in my shoes had caused my foot to have plantar fasciitis. The SOLE inserts have been a significant part of my recovery and I will definitely be able to keep running now! The custom fit that you are able to do was great and my foot doctor didn’t even require me to get custom orthotics!
COMFORTABLE SLIDE SLIPPERS
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE COMFORTABLE SLIDE SLIPPERS. I WAS TOLD BY MY DOCTOR TO WEAR AN ARCH SLIPPERS, AND WHEN I ORDERED IN INSOLES, I SAW THE SLIPPERS OFFERED, I ORDERED AND IT HAS BEEN MY ONLY SLIPPERS I WEAR. VERY COMFORTABLE AND HELPED MY FOOT PAINS
Rocky F Comberiati
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.
Great purchase! They fit well in my shoes and eased my foot pains. They are very comfortable and significantly decreased my flair-ups with plantar fasciitis.
Thomas J Hauser
Wanted more support in my running shoe and this footbed was highly recommended by several sources and the footbed finder suggested the Active Medium. I found this footbed to be too thick and it raised my foot too much and caused a lot of rubbing around my heel and I couldn't get my shoes to fit comfortably any more. I swapped to the cork thin footbed and it helped a lot.
Great insoles. Super customer service.
My Podiatrist recommended SOLE orthotic inserts. He said they were as good as the custom ones his office could order. He knew the price and told me which model to order. He also told me to not go barefoot. He said SOLE had a flip flop with the orthotic built in if the inserts worked. I ordered just the inserts at first. They came within 3 days They were easy to adjust to. I have been wearing them for 2 months. It seems to be correcting my foot issues. So I ordered another pair of inserts and the flip flops. They took longer to arrive. I emailed the company about the order. They responded right away. I am very satisfied.
Todd B Beagle
No SOLE means no foot comfort!
I have been using the SOLE Active Medium w/ Met Pad for years. I have always been extremely satisfied with this product. I did venture "off course" and tried the ReCORK prior to my latest purchase and, while comfortable, they were noisy (squeeky), so I returned to the Met Pad and 100% satisfaction!
Love this product
I wish I knew about these sooner! I can run long distances again without any discomfort on the bottom of my foot.
Love my Soles
I have been wearing my soles for a month or so. I have them in my Ugg boots and sneakers. I'm on my feet all day at work and they really help. The soles are so comfortable, I love how they mold to your foot and the arch helps so much... If I could afford it I would buy the soles for every shoe I own.
Laura M Szilier
This was my first purchase of SOLE insoles. I heard about this company by doing a Google search for ski boot insoles for metatarsal foot pain. I've been suffering from foot pain in the balls of my feet for a number of years and my ski boots exacerbate the pain. I've tried other insoles in my boots which has helped a bit, but I still experience some pain after a day of skiing. I purchased these insoles prior to this year's ski season and so far, they have helped tremendously! I just returned from a 4-day ski vacation, which normally would cause a lot of foot pain, and I was so impressed with how comfortable these insoles are in my ski boots and that I was able to ski for multiple days in a row with hardly any discomfort. I plan on purchasing another pair of insoles for my street shoes as even regular shoes cause discomfort when walking.
I hurt my foot a couple of months ago and couldn't find an orthotic that was tolerable. SOLE provides great support without being too hard or soft. I have tried everything from $5 gel inserts to $100+ orthotics and I must say that these are noticeably better than anything I've used in the past.
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 insoles. Super customer service.
My Podiatrist recommended SOLE orthotic inserts. He said they were as good as the custom ones his office could order. He knew the price and told me which model to order. He also told me to not go barefoot. He said SOLE had a flip flop with the orthotic built in if the inserts worked. I ordered just the inserts at first. They came within 3 days They were easy to adjust to. I have been wearing them for 2 months. It seems to be correcting my foot issues. So I ordered another pair of inserts and the flip flops. They took longer to arrive. I emailed the company about the order. They responded right away. I am very satisfied.
gary w payne
I'm always looking for insoles for my boots. I have high arches, narrow heels, and am prone to plantar fasciitis. I have spent a lot of money on custom insoles throughout the years for my boots, with mixed results. I have been very pleased with these insoles. These fit the boots well, size wise. I have purchased them in thick, medium and thin thicknesses to accommodate different sock thicknesses for warm to cold seasons. I use these in my mil spec boots, my hunting boots, and my hiking boots. I haven't had much luck with heating them to form to my foot faster, but I just break them in with a few miles walking, and they seem to form to my feet pretty quick. These are new for me, so I can't speak for durability yet. Very pleased with them so far. Get some!
Solved some issues
Have been wearing these for several months and has resolved some Met pain issues in my foot. Comfortable and fit well in hiking boots that I have with almost no trimming and adjustment. Would like to see different Met levels. Could use a bit more Met padding for me personally. All in all, a good investment for foot comfort.
Firm, supportive yet comfortable
I have been a SOLE product user for 10+ years. Recently bought a couple of new pairs. Me and my wife love them. I think they really help with my asymmetrical foot pronation and reduce my neckpain. They are made with quality materials, comfortable to wear and most importantly orthopaedic grade as I prefer good stability and support.
I have loved SOLE Flips for over 13 years. I first began using their footbeds a short time later. I just found their Active Wide Thins last year. They fit beautifully inside of my Keen summer and winter shoes. The are comfortable right out of the box. Of course heating them and fitting them to my foot is even better. My whole family of five is now using them.
Corrine Y Stout
Cork feels great!
I had a torn tendon in my foot. My podiatrist prescribed me orthotics which were too aggressive and hurt my foot. I researched inserts and realized that cork, a more natural element, would give my feet support but yet give some "give" for the natural walking movement. I decided to try SOLE and I am very pleased. They are thin, give support and the "give" I need to keep my tendons flexible.
SOLE is the best product for your feet
Starting from the beginning, about five years ago I got plantar faciitis on both my feet. Having to deal with the pain while working on feet for 8 hours a day was rough. Almost a year later I found SOLE products through a foot specialist. My life changed and I was cured of this issue within 6 months of using your insoles and sandals every time I was on my feet. Now with these clog style shoes I use for work everyday I feel confident my feet will never have any issues ever again. I highly recommend SOLE to anyone who works on their feet for any length of time. These shoes are made with high quality materials, the pair of sandals I wear only when I'm home I've wearing for 6 years and it's still in great shape. Extremely comfortable and fit very well.
If you’re looking for an insole for cycling shoes the Performance Thin with met pad is your answer. These fit great in several different pairs of shoes without taking up a lot of volume. I have noticed a significant reduction in ankle/ foot soreness during long rides over the winter. The lightweight cork is great to keep the weight down as race season approaches. Every level of cyclist should own a pair of these!
Works great for Mortons Neuroma and tendonitis
The Active Wide Medium insoles have helped me with Morton's Neuroma and foot tendonitis a lot. Even before I did physical therapy, which cemented my recovery and as soon as I put these in my sneakers or shoes my foot felt much better. With the therapy and Soles my foot issues are practically gone. I use these insoles for everyday walking, running, and extremely challenging hiking in Drakensberg.
Comfortable and supportive
I bought the Men's District by ReCORK for my grandson who requires orthotics due to extra-wide, flat feet. He absolutely loves the shoes. He doesn't have to have any additional support structures with the built-in footbeds. The contemporary style gives him the opportunity to have support without the obvious "orthotic shoe" look. Unlike previous shoes we've tried, he hasn't experienced any foot pain or fatigue during long wear use. I'm very happy with the quality, value, and durability of these shoes.
Very comfortable shoes! Despite what seems like a lack of padding in the foot bed it’s shape and contour maximizes the natural padding of your feet.. I have one fallen arch and one that’s not so bad, but they’re comfortable and both of my feet with no additional insole. The fit is a little snug, but I prefer that, you may go a 1/2 size up if you like your shoes a little loose.
David M Smith
Great for all day
I have been using the thick foot beds for at least three years. I am a big guy and my feet would get tired and sore by the end of the day. Before I started using this SOLE product, I would frequently have issues with plantar fasciitis. Now, going for a two mile walk is no problem. My feet are not sore the next day. I have a couple pair of these. They are easy to get them into my shoes and to conform to my feet. Also, I know this might revoke my man card but, I even have a pair in my house shoes.
I'm blown away how great these footbeds are and they have exceeded my expectations. Way better then any you will find in the shoe stores. I'm using a pair of Active Thin insoles in my Wolverine 1000 mile boots and my 8 year old boots are now oh so dreamy to walk around in and feel brand new again! I have a fairly narrow foot and medium high arches. I lean towards going barefoot a lot ( I do a lot of yoga) and actually love the arch support which has become more subtle after the break in period. these soles get better the more I wear them so do give a bit to break them in properly.
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
Best I've found hands down.
I've been wearing these for a month or two now in my work boots, and a pair in my big rubber boots. I'm size 15 almost 16 and these are one of the few arch supports I can wear that actually fits my foot size. These last about a year or so with constant daily usage around the farm. Much easier to get used to than the hard inserts, and I have no arch pain since I started using them years ago when they were made for Redwing. I can't live without them. Does take about two weeks to get your arches used to some real support though, and if your arches are shot, wear them for an hour a day for the first week. Once I got used to them, my arch pain stopped and my knee pain got significantly better.
Red Sole inserts
I have used SOLE products for about 4 years . They were recommended by a foot doctor. I usually purchase the black SOLE inserts. The shop where I purchased them closed so I used the online site and did the online help for selection . It recommended the red SOLE Inserts because I have pain in the ball of my foot and need arch support. I've been wearing the red inserts for about 2 weeks and they do help with arch support and metatarsal pain. Since I do most of my walking in my neighborhood sidewalks & streets, sometimes I wish I had the added cushioning of the black inserts.
First Time Buyer
I was recommended this brand by my podiatrist. Bought these (my first insole purchase from any company) for the first time, put them in my hikers, and instantly foot pain receded. Every day there was less and less foot pain. until I have not had any problems now for months. I will be a lifetime user for sure!
WENDY J BERNSTEIN
Better than the old plastic soles!
I was a long time user of SOLE inserts for correction of over pronation associated with flat feet. They have made a huge difference for me as far as foot pain and allowed me to walk and jog comfortably for years. I was so excited to discover the they now have a recycled cork product - it's such a great model to have people return their wine corks to stores for re-use. I find that the new ReCORK soles feel springier and more comfortable that the old soles that I relied upon. I have been using them in my Saucony running shoes for 2 months now and they feel great. I wear size 8 1/2 or 39 shoes and found that the size 7/9 insert fit perfectly without trimming. I hope that more companies will follow this model of using recycled materials to create an excellent product.
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
I have been using SOLE insoles for about 5 years now. I used to spend hundreds on orthotics. I liked them so much that when I purchased a pair of winter hikers I wanted a pair for them. I purchased the medium thickness as the thicker ones fit a bit tight. They are a perfect fit and give me the familiar support I need for my high arches. I would recommend them to any one with foot problems.
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.
Nishtha C. Sanghani
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.
I had a foot issue and was awaiting an appointment to get an orthotic made. Since the pain was increasing and I had an upcoming backpack trip, I needed something for the interim period that might alleviate this pain when hiking. I took a chance on some SOLE Active Medium inserts and couldn't be more pleased. When I showed them to my Podiatrist, she was very impressed and told me to continue using them until the orthotics were made. Well, eventually the orthotics arrived, felt extremely uncomfortable, had to be modified several times, and eventually were abandoned. I have since bought 5 pairs of SOLE insoles over the past year and couldn't be happier. They have eliminated my foot pain, are super comfortable, and are very affordable when compared to custom orthotics.
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.
Returning to the ice after COVID, I was suddenly dealing with constant foot pain every time I put my skates on and I tried different things. I’ve been using Medium SOLE inserts in my field hockey turf boots for about 10 years and started wearing a pair in my everyday shoes about two years ago. I decided to try out the Thin, hoping they would fit comfortably in my goalie skates. With the added foot pain in the sole and forefoot, I also tried the met pad for the first time which only took a little getting used to. The Thin soles fit just fine in my skates and have definitely helped the foot pain. I do remove them after every ice time so the skates dry properly and the rivets don’t rust, which is the only issue as it’s a tight fit around the heel and arch, so it can be a little hard to remove them. I worry a bit that the friction will speed up the wear on the skate liner and/or the insole. I’m trying to figure out an easier way to pull it out with a tab or something, but the pros definitely out way that one con.
Adrian J Ferrera
Love them x5-6!!!
I have flat feet and the insoles gave me the support that I needed. I initially purchased one pair and now I have purchased approximately 5-6 pairs in 2 years. Once I wear a pair out (3-4 months) I slide in a new pair. They fit great with minimal cutting. I also love that my foot does not slide around in my shoe.
I have been diagnosed with Mortons neuroma on my right foot. My chiropractor has the same issue and recommended your insoles with the met pad. It has kept me from having the surgery to sever the nerve on my fourth toe. I wear them 24/7 and it has been miraculous. They are holding up well and are easy to slip in and out.
Bought for work
I have a wide foot and have difficulty with finding work clogs. I been wearing them for several months they are comfortable, the material strength is great and easy to form with the foot. I will purchase another pair in future.
Saved me from years of pain
Highly recommend the SOLE products. After years of off and on pain on my left foot, a friend recommended SOLE to me and I decided to give it a shot. After only a week of using the Active Mediums, my pain went away. I’ve now been a loyal customer for three years and I have been pain free for three years :)
I even use these in my clog slippers
I had developed uncomfortable nerve tingling in the side of one foot beneath the ankle. My podiatrist said I needed to use insoles with support for high arches virtually all the time. I started using SOLE Softec Response insoles not only in my sneakers and boots when I'm outdoors but also in my clog slippers (which fit snugly at the arch with room in the toe box) when I'm at home. The Softec Response insole cover material is comfortable and durable, and the insoles support my feet/arches well and comfortably. They appear to be very well made and look like they will last a long time. After about a month of wearing these insoles, the nerve discomfort went away. I have now been wearing them for three months, and the relief has held up. The SOLE Softec Response insole sizes match my footwear sizes. They have the roomy toe boxes I need for my broad forefeet yet hold my narrow heels in place. I'm going to keep buying the Softec Response soles and wearing them pretty much all the time. What a relief!
I have used SOLE products for a long time. 7-8 Years with one bottom line: COMFORT without PAIN! I have had foot issues since I was 50 years old ! SOLE was the answer! If you are having any foot pain is good for anyone who is approaching a painful problem with one's feet! Best move I have made for my overall health
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!!
Great addition to cycling shoes
Put these in my Sidi road shoes. Thin enough to fit well, and a huge improvement in arch support over the stock units. Had to buy a larger size to ensure the arch support fell in the correct spot on my foot, which necessitated a fair bit of trimming to have them fit my shoes. Luckily I could try them on in a local shop, otherwise that trial and error would have been a pain. They’ve been brilliant ever since. Improved stability, power transfer, and no more hot spots or numb toes on longer rides.
Kevin John Trick
Looking for an insole with arch support. Surface area is very comfortable and moulds to the shape of my foot. Very light materials so they don't add appreciable weight. Highly recommend and will purchase again.
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.
Victoria Leah Dunton
I purchased these for my pre-teen son, his feet grow so quickly that this is a great cost effective way to provide him with the support that his growing feet need. They have been great and offer support to his high arches! The fit his shoes great and have really help to relieve his foot pain.
Will keep buying them
I’ve got a bunion on one foot and bad ankle on the other. After purchasing these soles years ago, the conditions finally became manageable. I have them in every pair of shoes. Pain free walking is a gift that you owe yourself!
As someone who occasionally suffered from foot pain, I needed a more sustainable solution than prescription orthotics that need routine replacement at a very high price. While perhaps not as precise in foot correction as a customized orthotic, the SOLE Active Medium was a perfect solution for me. A very reasonable price for an excellent product by an outstanding, thoughtful company. I can highly recommend these insoles for anyone needing greater support or an alternative to overpriced orthotics. They resolved my foot pain issues and I'm a happy customer for life.
Perfect for flat foot
I have flat feet and this footbed helped me to reduce the pain while wearing for long periods of time. I recommend this footbed as it has microbial and warm wool properties as well as the arch support.
MRS MANDY PLANTE
I ordered the Active Thin for my casual flat Bobs and they fit perfectly! I have metatarsalgia in my right foot and without my SOLE footbeds I can't wear them. I have been using SOLE products since early this past summer and have recently gave a gift of slides to my dad for planter fasciitis and he loves them.
Benjamin R Pauli
Fixed my feet
I was a little skeptical for the price, but I was pleasantly surprised. My arches were collapsed from years of flat insoles, so my feet were pretty sore the first couple times I used these. But after a week or so, the pain went away and my feet straightened out. I now can walk and stand for hours without foot pain.
Stacy L Sloan
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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! :)
Lorenda A. Polasek
Flat foot insert
This was a replacement. I am not sure it was the exact one I had before but my flat foot is not hurting so I am happy with it. It fits in my shoe correctly.
I wear them all year long!
I just love your sandals. I have gotten my 4 sisters to wear them too. I'm flat footed and used to wear orthotic sandals that were very limited in design. I just LOVE my SOLEs! I think I have been wearing them for about 7 years or so. I use to only buy 1 new pair a year. I use them like slippers during the winter. Great support and love the new colours. I wear a 9 and they always fit just right.
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!
Jivanjoti k khalsa
Every Pair of Shoes
I have a very high arches, arthritis in my feet and a tendency to get plantar fasciitis. I have to wear innersoles in my shoes all the time. I have used SOLE for years. They give me the best support and prevent any foot pain. Grateful.
I have been using inserts for decades. I have low arches. I have tried MANY different products including $500 custom orthotics. I am also a runner. 20-25 miles per week. Expensive customs wear out. Not unlike any other. It can become a money drain. Off the shelf insoles from various suppliers are very generic. Too spongy, not light weight, not enough arch support and wear out quickly. A friend passed along to me a recommendation from his podiatrist. "SOLE" insoles. I looked over a lot of info from the SOLE website as well as from other sources and decided to try the SOLE Active Medium. SOLE provides a wide variety of insoles, as well as other products, to suit MANY different needs and foot and body designs. This alone separates SOLE from other offerings. It is also very obvious that they have done their due diligence on R&D and have included some very smart and experienced people into the works to develop products for a wide dynamic of people and purposes. I have low arches and a knee that has had cartilage repair and a torn stretched to useless ACL. (Skiing injuries from my youth). The soles obviously won't repair these things but provide support and alignment that allow me to run comfortably and vigorously without pain. I bought my first pair, used them for about 2 months and then bought another pair. All total I have been on them for about 5 months now. I also played Hockey for decades. Skate providers went away from traditional leather outer shells quite a few years ago and adopted moldable outer shells. You warm up the skate in an oven, quickly put them on, lace them up tight and the skate adopts the shape of your foot. Providing a very custom fit. It took a minute but once I got used to them I fell in love with the technology. The EVA base in the Active Mediums is very much similar. I did not put them in the oven I just put them in my shoe and wore them to shape. It took running on them about 10 times until they formed to fit. This wear in period was a bit uncomfortable in the beginning but since then they have been awesome... Now they fit great and are beyond comfortable. They are super supportive, lightweight, and I can trust them to be perfectly in place with every stride. I love the product, I love the price point. Customer service has been excellent. I am absolutely a SOLE customer for life. You might think that I am just a shill for SOLE who is being somehow compensated. I assure you that I am NOT. I'm a very satisfied customer who is simply illustrating my experience with their product. This is a product that I truly need and very much appreciate. I am 61 years old. A life long athlete. This product allows me to continue to enjoy training and competitive athletics... Priceless.... Thank you SOLE
Taira Lee Murphy
I have very high arches, narrow feet and plantar fasciitis. I gave been told I am high risk for collapsed arches, told that's very painful, and have been going to physiotherapy for foot and related knee pain. Custom orthotics were quoted at $300 with Insurance only covering maximum 50%. I thought I'd give these a try first! I did not heat fit them as I was worried about getting it right, instead choosing to fit them by wearing. First few days were an eye opener, my toes clenched and I was uncomfortable wearing them for long periods if time. 2-3 hours at once was enough. I am on my feet, running after kids all day at work so I needed more support than drugstore insoles. After wearing them for a week my feet felt so much better at the end of the day! I really needed the extra arch support and my feet have relaxed, no more toe clenching! I will be getting another set for my ski boots and anticipate a much more comfortable downhill ski season this year. 100% would recommend trying these before getting expensive orthotics if you have high arches.
Made a huge difference
I had tried every non surgical / non drug solution for my planter fasciitis without success. I tried SOLE fully expecting it to not to make much of a difference but I was surprised. SOLE has reduced my foot pain by at least 75%. I would say that is a huge win. I was disappointed that the mediums wouldn't work in some of my shoes and so I ordered some thins and the problem is solved. I am totally pleased with my experience with SOLE
A very good buy
I bought from SOLE because I needed orthopedic mule for a problem I have with a foot for many years. The product fits my criteria : shoe support point, comfortable to wear every day at home. My previous pair lasted 2 years. Very good buy that I recommend.
Thomas J Frazier
I have suffered for a year with plantar fasciitis, and wasn't aware of these inserts until my daughter suggested I give them a try. What a relief! The support they give has remedied my pain and I can now walk distances never considered prior. I am in process of now ordering inserts for all my footwear, they are a lifesaver!
I have genetic flat feet. I'm 44, and have lived the "strenuous life." Very active - hiker, power lifter, stone mason, former Marine. Over the last 4 years I've developed pttd, and over the last 5 months it's gotten very painful. As someone who can usually physically do whatever I want, having to avoid simple things like stairs has been very difficult physically and mentally. I have tried lace up ankle wrap braces, custom rigid orthotics that cost 1000.00 dollars, special shoes, and been religious about foot strengthening- they all sort of work, but there's always some pain. I have routinely been told "otc" orthotics aren't effective. Regardless on a whim I bought a pair of SOLE insoles, and after I put them in my gym shoes -INSTANTLY - the pain went away almost completely. I bought a second pair for my Danner hiking/work boots, with the same result. I can't wrap my brain around how there can be such an immediate dramatic change, but running up and down my stairs without a second thought or wincing in pain is absolutely amazing. I haven't worn them long, but they seem durable. I hope they hold up, though for this level of regained mobility, I'd buy a new pair every month if I had to. My hope is, as they are clearly relieving the strain on my tibial tendon and over pronation, over time with continued wear and foot strengthening I can reverse some of the damage done.
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.
Before using these inserts, my feet hurt every day, all day long. After a few days of using these inserts, I have zero foot pain. Truly life-changing.
Kim L Teed
The SOLE Active Thick was comfortable from the 1st moment I slid my foot into my boot. It has remained comfortable. The cork helps keep feet cooler working on hot pavement. I purchased them for more support, and they deliver.
Del Mar Sport Flip
The flip has a metatarsal cushion which definitely improves my comfort. I experienced pain in the metatarsal area of my foot and the flip resolves this issue.
Comfortable with support
I got these for my work boots and regular shoes. They are both comfortable and supportive. The met pad also adds some extra cushion mid foot area
mark b burnell
I have previously used Superfeet, and custom orthotics. I tried SOLE, and found that they are as good or better than even the customs. As I am into my 50's, my arches have fallen, and my feet hurt. Occasional bouts of plantar fasciitis also cause me grief. I have put SOLEs in most of my shoes/boots. Depending on the fit of the boot, I have used thin to thick SOLEs with great success, and even improved fit. I also bought "slippers", the SOLE flip flops that I wear in the house as much as I can remember to. These made a huge difference in my foot pain, or lack of. Highly recommend to ease your foot pain.
aryn j roth
color of sole
Just looking inside my shoe to see the flash of red is fun. And the custom (heat-) molded sole works wonders in multiple shoes. This 'find' could have saved me from months of foot discomfort due to supination. The few times I have forgotten to insert the sole into the shoes I'm wearing, by the end of a couple of hours I'm not comfortable. I've worn the soles 2 months and counting. Too many choices: several price and material options concerned me at first, but were easily narrowed down with the SOLE online personal quiz. Glad I finally found the right shoe soles to make walking comfortable.
Best Sandal Ever
Catalina Sport Flip sandals are the best. They have an arch which gives your foot support. The material is comfortable. The look is classic. I have been buying these for years and need no other sandal.
Mary Kate Hedderman
Great inserts! I have been wearing them now for a month or more. My hard orthotics were uncomfortable. I wasn't able to stand for long periods, which my job requires. My feet were always tired and sore at the end of the day. These are very comfortable and my chronic foot pain has diminished significantly. It's like wearing the right shoe with the right amount arch support. They fit perfectly into any shoe. My old orthotics were very wide and stuck out from my instep stretching the shoe. These basically replace the shoe's original foot bed. I wear a 9.5 shoe and bought a size 9. i will be buying another pair for my hiking shoes but will get a size 10. I can feel the end of the insert in my sneakers. It doesn't bother me or cause any pain but I will get a size bigger and trim if need be. Price is right too considering the price of hard orthotics.
Kenneth M Kosmicki
I have had the Active Thick pads for a couple months and they have really helped me with my Morton’s Neroma. It is a quality product and really gave the area in my foot that neede the proper support exactly what it needed and it feels so much better. It was also a great experience on ordering and getting the product. Thank you sooo much!
I absolutely love my Catalina sport flips! I will wear them all year long. I had foot surgery and required orthotics but these saved me from having to wear closed in shoes all the time. They are not only comfortable but sturdy and supportive. So fabulous that I have to hide them when I'm not wearing them so that my daughter doesn't make off with them. I may have to get her some for Christmas!
Michael A Lynd
The best insoles available
These are the best insoles available anywhere. I started out using the SOLE DK Signature insoles and switched to these when they were discontinued. All of my SOLE insoles have been great, but these are my favorites. I have them in all of my shoes, boots and running shoes. Since I switched to SOLE from Superfeet I’ve had no more issues with plantar fasciitis, and no foot pain or fatigue. They aren’t cheap but they are worth every penny. Try them. You’ll be glad you did.
Margaret K Sparks
The SOLE insert with met pad has really eliminated my heel and foot pain. I could see a difference the day I put it on. That achy heel and painful feet feeling is gone. Thank you SOLE.
Great insole for cycling
I bought this product on the recommendation of my physiotherapist, to help with the “hot foot” syndrome I was experiencing during long bike rides. For this purpose the insole has been very effective, as I no longer experience the problem. The fit in a road cycling shoe is tight and requires some trimming of the insole. So far I’ve been very happy with this product. I’ve been using it for a month now on my bike trainer and outdoor rides. I liked it so much I bought matching insoles for my running shoes as well.
Love these inserts! I found out about them following a foot injury and now I wear them everyday. I keep these in my work shoes for long hours on my feet. Fantastic rigid arch support for those hard concrete floors.
Annette M Duval
Foot support indoors
My feet hurt on the top, much of the time. Although I have good shoes, I was going barefoot in my home. I had these same sandals years ago, still do, as a great outdoor shoe. When a supportive slipper was suggested to me, I thought of the SOLE sandal. They immediately felt great and my feet have been much better since I wear them all the time indoors. The support is fantastic. I would recommend them for both indoor and outdoor use. The material is very comfortable; my feet don't sweat in them as they do in others. I purchased black though I would have considered other colours.
Deanna Kathleen Zelinka
GO to Footbed
HI SOLE, Let's just say if you ever decided to discontinue this model of footbed, I would have to find a new "go to" SOLE product. The arch height, strength and forefoot thickness is ideal for a wide range of foot types and footwear options. Thanks SOLE for making such a great workable product Sincerely, Deanna Certified Pedorthist
Jason s mckay
Pad is in just the right spot
Needed a slider or flip for after a run or soccer game. Saw that these had a metatarsal pad and wanted to see if that would alleviate some of the post run abuse my feet suffer from. So far, so good. Solid construction, comfy padding (that included the bump for the metatarsal), the band over the top of the foot and between the toes is soft and comfortable as well.
Elizabeth K Finden
Great for golf
I now have three pairs of these thin insoles. I use them in my golf shoes, hiking shoes, and walking shoes. My first pair was a size 8 (my normal shoe size) but then a salesperson at REI suggested I place my foot on larger sizes to get a better fit on the arch placement. Size ten actually fit my higher arch perfectly. So now I buy size ten and trim the toe end to fit into my shoes. This also fits my wider toe box shoes well. I used to buy the “Super” brand, but only buy this brand now. I naturally pronate and have a neuroma and my feet feel great. The material lasts a long time and the thin version fits in most of my shoes.
Deanne C Snihur
love this product
This product gives great support to my high arches. As a woman with very large feet (12.5ee) I have a heck of a time finding shoes and work boots that will fit my feet correctly... I wind up buying mens sizes that fit poorly. Your product is a complete life saver to help adjust the fit to my actual foot. Keep up the good work, I am a customer for life.
I had foot surgery 3 years ago and have been wearing SOLE insoles ever since. This is not your regular flip flop. The sandals have excellent support and look good too. I can wear them all day and have no pain on my feet.
I have been wearing the Performance Wide Medium in my work shoes for over a month now, and they have helped my foot pain at the end of the day. I am 57 years old and average about 15000 steps a shift, so I needed the help. The only drawback is this model does make a significant weight increase to the shoe. I just put my Active Wide Medium into my New Balance walking shoes. Within my first walk I knew this was a massive improvement to the performance of these shoes. They give the same feel as the thick model, without taking away from the shoe’s cushioning and do not add a noticeable amount of weight. I am buying 2 more pairs right away. If you are looking to try SOLE, I think that the Active Medium is the best place to start.
I needed quality XL size insoles to stop my foot pain. SOLE was a home run for me. Easy to buy and exactly what I needed. Life is good when you find a company that helps supply what you need without a hassle. My feet thank me everyday.
steven n strom
Occasional foot pain was bothering me. I puchased the insole and it has helped tremendously. I can now enjoy golf and long walks with no discomfort
Ruth E Strohschein
Metatarsal Pad insoles
I bought this product because I had pain on the ball of my foot and the Dr. Suggested a metatarsal pad insole. I have been able to hike again without pain. I am so thankful I bought these! My runner is size 7 and the insole is a size 6 and fits perfectly into my runners and even into my Toms.
This was my first purchase of a SOLE insole, and I must say I am happy that I did. Admittedly, I was hesitant to spend so much on something I'd never actually seen or touched. In 2020, I've spent hundreds of dollars on trying to find a product that actually did what it said it would do. These insoles DO! Worth every penny. Im a bigger guy and have a habit of quickly wearing out the arch support that exists in my shoes. Over the past year, I have been doing a lot of regular walking (7-10km daily) and hiking. I purchased the SOLE insoles to help support my feet in the Altera Lone Peak 5s that I bought earlier this season. After nearly 1000km of use, I am a hard-core believer in how well they work and how durable they are. My feet feel GREAT- no more planar fasciitis, no more foot cramps. What's more, the insoles still feel and function like they did when I first pulled them out of the oven to custom-fit them to my feet. They perfectly fit the wide toe box of my Lone Peak 5's, too! These will easily outlast my shoes and I'll be using them in their replacement. Thank you, SOLE!
Best sandals ever
I have bought 3 pairs of these sandals. I have problems with my right foot and they are probably the most comfortable shoe I can wear. The met pad helps my foot. If I put a regular pair of flip flops on I cannot walk in them. So thankful that I found these.
Good for plantar fascia
I have diagnosed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. Especially, I have heel spurs. I have used two different brand footbeds (Dr. Scholl's and Trek Support) for my injury. My PT specialist suggested putting a SOLE brand footbed. When I put on it in my regular shoes and wear it, it gave pressure on my foot arch a lot and felt really different immediately. It did not give me any pain in my heel spur. I used it only for seven days. So far, it is really positive. I just ordered three more to put in my all shoes (two Thin for tennis shoes, one Medium for working shoes).
MHRS MANDY PLANTE
I was recently in a lot of foot pain at the ball of my foot and was informed by doctor that it was matatarsal and to see a foot specialist. Without medical coverage this can cost a min of 500$ for appointment and orthotics… I found this company and decided to try them… I get a lot of relief from my Active Medium with met pad insoles and would highly recommend them!!
Perfect for runners
The performance line is excellent - the cork molds nicely to the foot using the oven heat method. I found the medium thickness to be overly bulky in both my road and trail running shoes and so tried the performance thin instead - much better. The cork provides a bit of cushioning along the bottom of the foot and is not too aggressive into the arch. Sizing recommendation is spot on. I’m a size 9 in most casual shoes, a 9.5 in most runners, and the 10 fits without any trimming adjustment required. Bonus that the cork is recycled. A great product to promote sustainability.
wearing for years
I used the Active Thick for work for about 6 years for work shoes as a server and in winter boots, now I use them for walking shoes too. I get pain in my heel when I don't have enough cushion so I like these best for walking in, especially for long periods. With the right shoes I can walk for many hours with no pain, even on harder surfaces. Not as good as the Medium for running in because they are more rigid, but much better for when I'm not running. I need to size up tight-fitting shoes by a half size to allow these to fit as my usual size 9 runners made me feel like I was losing circulation with these in them but feels great with a 9.5. My boots still fit them fine with a 9. Immediate improvement when switching to a fresh set and then gets better in the next couple wears as it molds to the foot.
So comfy, even for "hard-to-fit" feet
These flip flops are amazing! It's my second pair (in a different color). They take a couple days to get used to the support, but it's just what I need! My feet are VERY difficult to find sandals or shoes for. A bunion on 1 foot plus high-aches. My feet hurt everyday. Not saying these completely alleviate the pain, but they greatly reduce it! Thank you, SOLE. I'm a convert!!
Love these shoes!
These are great supportive shoes for everyday. They are very comfortable and light. You wouldn’t think you are wearing supportive flip flops they are just like regular everyday shoes - but they stop foot pain and plantar fasciitis. These are the only flip flops I wear and have worn for several years. Definitely worth the money!
Mendocino slide for foot relief
I had purchased an earlier model of the slide that had a fixed neoprene top which had stretched out making the fit too loose. When I saw the Mendocino slide with adjustable Velcro straps I was delighted. I have been wearing them around the house on wood floors to give my feet orthotic support and they are pure comfort!
The Mateo Sport Slide is very comfortable and is helping my foot pain on the balls of my feet. I've been wearing them much of the day for about a month. It fits pretty well, though it's a bit long for my foot. I usually wear a size 8. It's light, which is nice, so my feet don't get tired when wearing them. I would like it to be available in other colours though, especially a light, white or cream colour for the summer months. Thanks SOLE!
Great improvement on the sport slide
Bought these for Hubby as he had an older version of the Slide but after many years they definitely stretched out due to the type of material ( neoprene). These are a HUGE improvement in that the material is more firm, and they have the 3 velcro straps which can keep them snug on your foot. He loves these so much I had to buy him a 2nd pair just in case they sell out ! He wears them with everything and great to even walk far in them as they do have the arch support! Well done on this design, SOLE!
After years of tortured feet I went to see a real podiatrist. She recommended these insoles, and I got a pair. They make the shoes fit my whole foot in 3D, not just the outline of the footbed (length & width). I spend whole days in those shoes, without thinking about my feet at all. Truly a personal breakthrough. Highly recommended,
The Active Thin insoles are incredibly useful for me. I started to use them 7 years ago after a piece of advice from a podiatrist as I am having a mild flat-foot and I was getting sole pain after walking or running. Since I used them, my problem disappeared completely. I am using them in all my shoes, whether classic ones or sports ones. I usually remove the original footbed and replace them with my SOLE insoles and once they are in place, I am comfortable with no walking issue. I did not have to mould them as I believe they should maintain their original curve to support the foot arch. At least this worked for me. I have bought 8 pairs up till now to cover all my shoes. Highly recommended product.
Great support and comfort!
I had pain in my foot for years. Nothing seemed to help it until my doctor recommended this insert. I wear them for every workout, and walking and hiking. My foot no longer hurts. I recommend them highly!
Helps My Plantar Fasciitis
I recently bought my second pair of SOLE Active Thick insoles. Plantar fasciitis causes me a lot of pain in my right heel. Along with proper stretching and ice, supportive and well-cushioned insoles help keep discomfort at bay. The thinner SOLE insoles support my foot in the proper position to avoid trouble, but these are even better because they cushion that tender area that gets battered with every step. I just wish I had a pair for every pair of shoes I own!
Been wearing these around the house instead of UGG slippers. I work from home so was wearing the UGGs all the time. The SOLE sandals help my feet feel more lively when I am playing tennis and minimize some foot ailments I had been developing.
Been using these for a couple years now. Get a new pair about every 6-9 months and put the old ones in my other shoes. New ones in my Tennis Shoes. Seem to help with support of my high arches and minimizes some foot problems i was beginning to develop from the jumping motion when serving i tennis. I'm 61 years old so need to take care of your feet!
Best sandals ever
I have bought 3 pair of these sandals. I have problems with my right foot and they are probably the most comfortable shoe I can wear. The Metatarsal pad helps my foot. If I put a regular pair of flip flops on, I cannot walk in them. So thankful that I found these.
Mary A Needham
I was pleased to find these Catalina sandals that also can provide the metatarsal support recommended to me by podiatrist this summer when experiencing foot pain. Found these to be very comfortable, enjoyed just slipping them on first thing in the am and hanging out with them. Had a momentary issue with strap rubbing one area, didn't wear for a few days, and now just fine. So glad to have a supportive option for summer wear.
Best Sandal Ever
Having a larger foot with a high and long arch that is in need of a stability, I use the inserts in my work boots and Adidas sneakers, I was excited to see the sandals and they surpassed my expectation in comfort, fit and support.
Jeremy JD Shibata
I wear these for work and I stand for long hours. It will form to your feet but still provides the support. The material is good too!! Durable material and cool designs! Would recommend the met pad for problematic foot people like myself!! It helped with the other leg pains bad support caused to knees, ankles, or hips.
Effective replacement for custom orthotics
After several ankle sprains, I consulted a doctor who prescribed custom insoles. As an active tennis player, foot stability, particularly ankle stability, is very important. Recently, I had worn out those custom orthotics and looked for replacement options. The SOLE deep heel cup, and excellent arch support (I have high arches) provide what I need. And at a fraction of the cost of going the custom route again, I’m very pleased. These insoles are excellent for tennis, and the cork provided some nice natural cushioning.
Attn: Fellow foot pain sufferers! I have for too many years, purchased prescribed shoe inserts at the cost of $300/pair plus and they never seemed to change the game. Let's face it, your feet grow and the prescribed inserts are supposed to be replaced every two years. That's $150/year for not much gain on the pain. I was just about to replace a pair (now $400 pandemic price) when I happened to walk into an REI store and was looking at shoes and talking about my feet and the salesperson recommended SOLE Performance. I will never buy another prescribed insert, full stop. My shoes feel completely different now. From the moment I pulled these warmed inserts from the oven and slipped them into my work boots I knew, this was/is the answer and at $60/pair a tremendous savings. After the oven treatment they formed to my feet and offered instant comfort, arch support and my general foot pain is diminished to an amazing degree. I now have 4 pairs in different shoes and could not be happier. At this price point I no longer have to switch one pair from shoe to shoe, I can now just slip on a pair and walk out the door. The comfort, form fit and sense that my feet are being hugged is invaluable, add to that I am recycling cork and it's a win all the way around. Thank you SOLE and REI salesperson for a life changing moment..
Laurie S Lannigan
I’ve been rehabbing low to moderate plantar fasciitis on my slender low arched pronated foot. These insoles along with a dorsiflexion sleeping splint are doing the job. Progress accelerated after adding insoles. Planning to try same brand flips. YAY! Note, I’m a PT, had same condition 20yrs. ago - I know of what I speak.
Anthony P Fay
Expect break in period
I am a runner/athlete. Have been for decades. I'm 60 years old and very fit. I run about 25-30 miles per week. I do not have flat feet but my arches are NOT pronounced. Without support under my arches my feet get sore quickly. I have used MANY different types of insoles to support my arches. I have had relatively good luck over the years with top line athletic Dr. Scholl's and also expensive custom orthodics. Dr. Scholl's are a bit heavy and a bit squishy, due to the Gel component and lack of a hardened bottom, but have been okay. Customs have all been a crap shoot and have all been costly. $500 range. A friend made me aware of the SOLE product. I did a lot of reading and photo gazing and concluded that this is a product certainly worth trying. I am a shoe size 10.5 so had to trim the front of the insole to fit. No problem. They cut relatively easily with a good scissor and because I've had to trim about a hundred of the Dr. Scholl's I did not mess it up. I have put approx 50 miles on the SOLE's. They are light weight and have not caused any chaffing or callousing. Although the first few runs there was a bit of instep and toe rub. At first they did not fit my foot shape and seemed VERY ridged. But they have done what SOLE claims and have molded to the shape of my foot. I played hockey for years. I understand how this material works as Hockey Skates also need to be oven baked a couple of times and then worn to adapt to your foot and ankle. At this point everything is great. They're light weight, provide great arch support, there is no squishiness due to them not having a gel component, no heel bruising or tenderness, no foot odor. All good... I've ordered a second pair as well for my daily walking around shoes. Thank you SOLE for a great product.... 5 stars...
Life saving insole
Love this insole. I’ve got a bad case of metatarsalagia and have been on the hunt for non-surgical relief without having to completely replace my sneakers, dress shoes, casual shoes, boots, running shoes and cycling shoes. This insole solved that problem. Easy to swap between shoes but always providing the net relief I need. I love the higher heel cup, the moment you put it in the shoe and lace it up you can feel your heel supported and hugged without being too tight. I cannot recommend the Active Medium with met pad enough!! If you have foot pain, pick a set up and watch the pain become more manageable and hopefully go away!
Really great pair of shoes
I have a very bad case of metatarsalagia in my right foot. I’m a runner and cyclist and have been desperate to find non-surgical relief. I had bought 2 pairs of SOLE Inserts (which I love) but wanted a solution for work where I didn’t have to constantly be trading insoles with other shoes. I came across these Districts and have them a shot. Wow! Very stiff at first but as they began to break in there become my go-to shoe for work and beyond. Comfortable as can be, super stylish, my boss even commented on how great they look. Great look while adding the net relief I needed so badly. It also made me happy to find vegan friendly, eco conscious shoes. I can’t recommend these shoes enough if you’re looking for all the foot support you need packed in a classy casual/dress shoe. I’m absolutely certain that I’ll be buying more products like the District shoe from SOLE. You should too!
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!
Steve Leroy Donaldson
I was skeptical at first as they were tight in the top where the velcro is to secure my foot. After a few times it loosened up a lot. These feel like having custom orthotics on. Worth every penny and sizing was spot on. I wear a 10.5 and went with an 11.
Susan I Gordon
I now have 3 pairs of these for my shoes and 2 pairs for my husband. These are fantastic relief for foot pain, very comfortable and hold your foot in place without movement
Best insole I have ever worn
This is the best insole I have ever had. I threw my doctor made ones away a long time ago. I have been wearing SOLE for about 20 years and have a local foot doctor that sends patients in to get these. I highly recommend them!
Great support for flat feet
I bought these to use in my 'barefoot' style hiking boots, as I tend to overpronate in these. I kept my foot in a proper arch (gripping the floor) while fitting the soles out of the oven to ensure a larger support through the medial arch. This worked great - feet didn't overpronate in the boots any more. The arch support could've been a touch more, and the midfoot support could've been a touch less to be perfect, but overall I'm happy with the insoles. Time will tell how long the insoles will last, but the materials are good and are flexible enough to not interfere with foot movement when walking, so they should be good for a while.
SOLE insoles are the only thing that have helped my plantar fasciitis. I have been using them—mainly the Active Thick—in all of my shoes for over a year now. I highly recommend them to anyone with foot pain.
Amazing Foot Support
My first pair of cork footbeds. I put them in my Rockports and have an amazing combination of foot support. I also wear the SOLE footbeds in my Dunnam Battery Park Shoes to help keep the pain away. I love them and absolutely recommend them.
Better than custom insoles
Due to an old injury I supinate on my left foot. I've tried all kinds of insole products from custom to store bought. With out a doubt, SOLE has been the best insole for the money, hands down. My first purchase was for my walking shoes but I'm going to purchase a pair of the thinner insoles for my athletic shoes, which have a tighter fit. Give them a couple of days to mold to your feet - you won't be disappointed!
Living Pain Free
I suffer with plantars fasciitis and as long as I wear these insoles with met pad support, my foot pain is gone. I have been using SOLE insoles for 4-5 years. They are great in any of my shoes. They fit perfectly and are so comfortable. I don't even notice them in my shoes. You have nothing to lose except for the pain! I highly recommend buying these insoles for anyone with foot pain or even if you don't - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Timothy R McAlpine
The Bombdiggity of Flips
These are the bombdiggity! I have been wearing them essentially everyday for the last 2.4 years. The algae foam is insanely comfortable and molded perfectly to my feet. The synthetic nubuck strap holds my foot in place without being too restricting. The strap fits snug at first, but after wearing consistently in my house for a couple weeks, they fit like a dream! I love the lower profile for my flat feet, as the SOLE footbed provides all the support I need. If you suffer from tired feet and sore knees, these are a must buy!
Thomas A Simmel
Perfect fit every time
I have plantar fasciitis and I purchased a pair of SOLE brand inserts. They can be warmed and molded to your foot. They worked so well, I bought two more pairs. I no longer have to buy those rubbery one size fits all inserts. My feet feel so much better and I know they are the perfect fit every time.
Amanda D Rogers
Good quality, thick and supportive sole
I have been wearing these Active Thick insoles for about 5 years now. They're my go to. I work on concrete floors in a retail setting so it's extremely hard on shoes. But these are amazing. I used to pay upwards of 400 dolllars for custom fit orthotics but tried these at a fraction of the cost and honestly, they last longer than my orthotics did. They offer amazing support and if you suffer from foot pain, or plantar faciitis, trust me and try these. You will not regret it. I recommend the Active Thick insoles as I have tried 3 other types of thinner ones. These ones just feel better. I tried the met pad ones this time as I usually get the ones without and I love them honestly. Will definitely buy again!
No more foot pain
I put the Active Medium with Met Pad in my indoor workout shoes to see if it helped with my foot pain and occasional numbness. It took a few days to get used to them as my foot was forming them but after that - they have worked great. I no longer dread doing my indoor workout! I have no more pain in my feet.
Gary C Stevenson
Walking on Clouds
If you want to feel like you are "walking on clouds".....this is the flip flop for you. I completely forgot I had foot pain(corns) when I slid into these shoes. Soft, flexible with just enough form....heaven. Wore them for 2 hours the first time and the next day for 6 hours....now that's comfortable. The soft "spongy" form fitting base provides all day comfort. I wear them as slippers indoors and sandals outdoors. This is my 4th pair of SOLE Flips and I love them.
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.
Terry L Bergen
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
My son's feet were hurting really bad after track season started and we were referred to a foot specialist who suggested SOLE. So glad he did because within one day of using Sole, my son was able to run again without much pain. We have only using SOLE for about 6-7 months and just had to buy a 2nd set but my son loves them as he has no pain when using these!!
Vinton E Gwinn
Great foot bed!
This foot bed is incredible. I have been running and ski touring with it and I am very impressed. Highly recommend!
Finally, I made the right choice this summer
I have been using SOLE inserts with a met pad for a few years. Having bought inexpensive sandals year after year I wanted better quality and a met pad to deal with metalargica (sp?) SOLE was an obvious choice and the Mendocino is perfect with adjustable width, super comfortable foot bed and a met pad! I use these every day, $$ well spent.
I would get discomfort and pain after standing all day for work. Since I started wearing SOLE Softec Ultra liners, I don't notice my feet at all. Not having to worry about foot pain is great!
Leah B Kimm
Perfect for my work shoes!
I’m a paramedic on a busy 911 service so I’m on my feet a lot. I purchased these for my work shoes because I was having horrible left foot pain to the point I was wondering if I had a stress fracture and needed to see a doctor. I placed these in my shoes as soon as they arrived and the difference has been phenomenal! I no longer have pain. I believe a lot of my issue was coming from a lack of support for my arches and these insoles provide the missing link. I wouldn’t be mad if it was slightly more “cushy,” but it’s great support and I love that I’m not in pain anymore. Thank you for helping me take care of my feet!
I had these for about 2 months. Wore them on vacation to the beach and it took a couple of days for my feet and the sandals to adjusts and conform. Now that they have they feel great and I reach for these over my Olukai’s. Now they just need to make a couple of versions of these in brown with a sweat absorbing foot bed!
Michael J Gibbons
I got these footbeds because I have incredibly flat feet and I get a lot of foot pain on my road bike. These are perfect! They give just the right amount of support and cushion. My knees track straight now instead of pronating. I'm using these in Shimano RC9 shoes and they fit perfectly.
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.
Wayne Earl Thomas
Most Comfortable Sandals
I have had problems with foot pain for years and the SOLE products has brought me much relief. I have 4 pairs of SOLE slides and unless it is snowing or unless I am going to church - I am wearing them. I use them on dry land and at the pool. Thank you
New SOLEs are comfortable. Just had hammertoe surgery and the new footbeds are helping rehab the foot.
Catalina flip flops
I bought these flip flops as I have heel spurs and was in a lot of pain when walking. Have been wearing these for over a month and love the support and look of these and they fit perfect. They are well made and worth the money as I find them very comfortable and the pain in my foot has lessened so much that I wear them in the house and outdoors! I would highly recommend these for anyone suffering any foot pain,
These slides are comfortable, and fit true to size. They offer support and allow me to find relief from foot pain and swelling in my foot during the day. I like them so much I have one pair for inside and one for outside!
Incredible reduction I'm foot pain
The foot supports I bought are simply amazing. I work as a mechanic for heavy injection molding machines so I'm on my feet all day carrying heavy parts, driving bolts using my legs and feet for leverage and jumping and climbing onto machines. It put a lot of pressure on my feet and I would go home to pounding, swelling feet every day. After I tried these, it was instantly better with the burning pain replaced by only soreness as my feet adjusted to the mold. After about 2 weeks of my feet adjusting to the pads all my foot pain is gone and I go all week without them burning, swelling or hurting so bad they cause a limp anymore. Overall an amazing product especially for the price
I really like the feeling of comfort I get from the shoe, the foot is just right along with where the arch is,it gives me the support I need along with the balance. The reason I bought the product is I have plantar fasciitis and I was looking for a comfortable shoe for the summer. The material is just right for the summer weather. I found out about your shoes from the internet. Thank you
This is my third paid of SOLE flips and they are the answer to my foot problems. My plantar fasciitis is resolved wearing these.
Cory Wayne Roberts
Great replacement for the spongy factory insole.
Great product, needed more arch support than what came with my work boots. I did go with the met pad, which took some getting used to. Basically the met pad is a small bump on the insole between the arch and just short of the ball of your foot. If I order again, I will not order the met pad. It does not show up on any pictures on the website, it would be nice if the website offered some side profiles of the insole, showing the detail of the met pad option.
Excellent foot bed
I have been using these footbeds for years now. They fit both my shoes and my feet perfectly and are very comfortable. The arch shape is exactly right for my foot and allows me to stand and walk without pain. The material used to make the footbeds is the right combination of flexible and rigid. An all around good footbeds for me.
I love the support of these with the metatarsal pad. I don't have metatarsalgia or other foot pathologies, but these are quite comfortable. I wish these came in the wide as they're even more comfortable to me than the plain version. I bought these for my new hiking boots and they fit well within the boot after trimming. They bring my heel slightly out of the heel pocket, but as I'm breaking in these new boots, I don't expect to see a problem with rubbing.
Love these! Comfortable and good looking. Been wearing SOLE sandals over a year now and they are worth the extra price over cheap flip flops and sandals. Glad I got this flip flop style to add to my collection. The met pad makes a difference for me when it comes to alleviating foot pain from chronic osteoporosis and arthritis issues. And they wear well too. Been to the beach and all over wearing these beauties. Good quality material. True to fit. Purchased black but there were other cute color choices too.
I purchased these flips in June, and find them very comfortable. I wanted something I could walk into to go out to the garden, and kick off when I was done. They 're even comfortable to drive in. I have plantars faciatis and knee arthritis so I needed proper support. The cork footbed is very helpful and I am experiencing less foot and knee pain. I have even work them all day out running errands, and have much less knee pain than before.
I discovered these footbeds several years ago and loved them. I have high arches and these insoles are perfect for support. They shape to my foot. I have these in all of winter boots and the lifestyle model are in my shoes.
SOLE is number one
SOLE has delivered where others have failed. I have had foot issues for most of my life. One of my major problems is supination. Most insoles address overpronation. SOLE takes care of both. I have been using Performance Medium with Met pad (cork) for about 6 weeks. The medium works great in a pair of shoes I have that are very roomy. I then ordered 2 more pair in the Thin Performance for shoes where I needed a little more toe wiggle. My balance has improved and the achilles heel pain in my right foot is gone. I only wish I had discovered SOLE insoles years ago.
I can count on SOLE
I got my first pair of SOLE inserts maybe 10 years ago. I teach motorcycle riding, and when I do that, I'm walking about eight miles a day on pavement, and I have to wear boots. I got my first pair of SOLE inserts then, and what a difference they made. I actually felt like doing something other than sitting after teaching. A few years later I ended up with surgery for a Morton's Neuroma, and the doctor would tweak other inserts for me to use. Those worked for a little while, but I've had issues for a while with a metatarsal as a result of the surgery. Wearing any shoes that aren't made for problem feet doesn't work. Ahead of an important motorcycle event where I had to dress for the period, I purchased a pair of high top Converse, which I thought I'd wear once for the photo and that would be it. I purchased the Active Thin with Met Pad for the shoes. Perfect! I wore them throughout the week for the whole event and had no foot pain or discomfort. I never thought I would be able to wear shoes like that, but thanks to SOLE inserts, I can.
Husbands feet are happy now
I purchased these for my husband who was having pain in ball of foot. He has not had any pain in that area or his entire foot since the first day of use. He loves these insoles!
Christine M Searle
My husband developed plantar fasciitis; we stopped in a local running store and the owner highly recommended the Active Thin inserts. What a difference they have made for him! It takes a few days but with the inserts, stretches and exercise his feet are so much better. When I woke up one more with my feet feeling cramped and on fire, he told me to try the same inserts. Within two days, my pain was significantly less (plus no more bare footing for me). We both have custom inserts from our foot doctor, these Active Thin inserts work so much better for us and last several months. We’re definitely sold!
Christine M Searle
My husband developed plantar fasciitis; we stopped in a local running store and the owner highly recommended the Active Thin inserts. What a difference they have made for him! It takes a few days but with the inserts, stretches and exercise his feet are so much better. When I woke up one more with my feet feeling cramped and on fire, he told me to try the same inserts. Within two days, my pain was significantly less (plus no more bare footing for me). We both have custom inserts from our foot doctor, these Active Thin inserts work so much better for us and last several months. We’re definitely sold!
Andrew Ver Planck
Significant improvement in foot pain
These sandals are great for anyone who needs a metatarsal pad for comfort. The feeling is night and day compared to standard flat sandals which caused unbearable pain. Time will tell how durable they are, but so far I am very happy with them.
susan m lamirande
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.
Wayne J. Karl
I had been looking for these for a while, as my size wasn't readily available, so when I saw they were in stock, I didn't hesitate. I have morton's neuroma, particular in my left foot, and have to think about proper footwear constantly. I already use several pairs of SOLE customized insoles, so I knew the quality and effectiveness. I've been wearing the Mateo Sport Slides for about a month now, and they're excellent. Fit is perfect, support is exactly what I need, and the quality is great, so they should last a long time. The look is nice also. Very happy with my purchase.
Jame C Collard
I put these in some cycling shoes that had minor support and they were much improved. I have high arches and a weak right ankle from an old injury. I got the insoles with the hope of improving support for my bad ankle as the more I exercise the more discomfort I feel on it. So far it has helped. I am able to ride further and my feet don't go numb. I think the met pad is a great addition. I was not sure if it would help or fit in the small shoe but the people at sole are right. It just helps your foot conform naturally. It doesn't just take up space, it fills the space and helps your foot feel natural. They fit the small shoes well. The size ten insole required minor trimming to fit a 9.5 shoe. I think the cork is a great material. I am happy to use anything that is recycled or helps the environment in any way.
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!
I bought my first SOLE footbeds, heavily discounted, at a Sierra Trading. I had never purchased a footbed (that wasn't for ski boots) previously. I actually never even thought about buying footbeds for my regular shoes. I have a low arch and low volume foot so found that the first SOLES did a nice job of supporting the arch and also taking up some room in a slightly-too-wide dress shoe. Let me say that I'm in my 50s and drink a fair amount of wine, so the "ReCORK" initiative struck a cord with me as we're avid recyclers. Fast forward a year and I see an ad for SOLE and notice that my first pair are shot. now I buy TWO. And I love them! Great fit and support and I can rotate them in and out of various shoes. They make good shoes better. The title is "customer journey" and I feel that there are lots of people out there like me...who don't really consider paying a premium over the cost of the shoes for footbeds. But trying is believing. Anyway, great product! I like the frequency (1-2/month) of marketing outreach, and keep up the good work!
Best flip flops I ever had
I had a pair of balboa flip flops for several years without them breaking despite me wearing them every day and in rugged conditions. I hurt my foot a few years ago surfing so a stable footbed is important to me especially since I wear flip flops year round every day. Unfortunately my first pair got stolen at the beach. So I decided to get the same pair again as I was so happy with it. Doing so was a bit of a struggle as I am now living in Mexico and Sole doesnt ship here. As I was going to the states a few weeks later I just had them shipped there and waited a few weeks for them. I love that they use nuissance algae for the footbed, that way I can help clean up an environmental problem.
Worth the money
I just purchased my 2nd pair of these flip flops. The first ones I had, lasted about 3 years. I had originally purchased them to help get past my foot injury which required a lot of support. (Plantar Fasciitis). That problem is long gone & now I just buy them for the quality. I would recommend them for anyone that needs good arch support.
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!
Best garden boots ever!
I have pins and plates in my one ankle. Balance and spending lots of time on uneven terrain have been an ongoing issue for me all the years since my foot surgeries. Wet ground and garden beds are the most challenging areas for my feet to spend time. I bought these Repel boots to try and replace my rubber gardener boots that have been killing my feet. Mid way through life of my existing boots I had put a pair of SOLE inserts in them. This had provided some relief but because I had ordered thick ones to try and provide insulation from cold the boots ended up being too tight. These boots are water resistant and fabulously comfortable. I can spend a whole day in the garden and my feet still feel great! Much more stable so calf muscles, toes everything don't feel exhausted when I come in. Just wish I had got them sooner. Michelle
Liked previous version better
I have been a great fan of SOLE. I own a dozen pair of footbeds and have them in all my shoes, but favorites have been the Mateo Slides. I am on my 5th pair of them and recently purchased a new pair. I like the previous version better and the tops were more rigid and kept the foot in place much better. The new versions seems much more stretchy and more difficult to keep on my feet, especially when i am driving.
Super comfy, good support
My feet are impossible to find a comfortable, supportive fit for. But these sandals fit great! I have bunions and high arches. Often experience sore feet and sometimes arch cramping. When I first tried them on, they felt a little lumpy. But turns out, they are lumpy in all the right places. They provide me great support and keep my feet pain-free! My only complaint is that when my feet sweat or get wet, the sandals feel a bit slippery (where foot meets sandal, not where sandal meets the ground). Love them and highly recommend to others. Wish they came in more colors (light or dark brown, teal).
Benjamin J Shaul
I bought the SOLE inserts as I needed a full support insole following foot surgery two years ago. My feet have gone through a lot. I have a high arch and most shoes do not. I bought two pairs and have them in my most used footwear. The support is ideal and the materials used feel great. The SOLE inserts are continuing to prove a great purchase for me and as winter arrives I will be on them every day.
H M Hutson
Been using SOLE insoles for a long time, only insoles that I have. All my athletic shoes, hunting boots and casual shoes have them. They have prevented many potential foot problems.
Anne C Brown
Perfect for morton's neuroma
I was leery buying the foot bed with the built-in metatarsal support. I have never had any luck with shoes with built-in supports, so I was afraid these wouldn't work. (I generally buy a regular foot bed and add the support.) I've been wearing these for weeks, and they are wonderful! They are very comfortable and I have had no pain.
helped relive bottom foot pain
After carrying twins my foot shape changed. Barefoot shoes fit great but I needed more support. My arched were screaming by the end of the day. These helped relieve my foot pain right away.
Sarah M Kristy
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
Sarah M Kristy
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
I have been wearing orthotic inserts for 20 years. I have tried every other product out there, SOLE inserts the best by far. I have been wearing the Active Medium with Met Pad for 3 months and they perform VERY WELL. I have also worn the Work Medium insoles for 2 years, they are great! I have a collapsed arch in one foot. these insoles are made of very resilient materials. I highly recommend the product.
I am flat foot and my feet were hurting me so I decided to try SOLE to see how good they are. When I put them in my sneakers they were so comfortable and my feet didn't hurt. I love my SOLE footbeds and I am looking down the road to ordering more!
Saves my feet and ankles
The insoles work great. I have little cartilage in my ankles and my arches have fallen made walking sore. This the the 5 pair of these I have bought because they are so effective in mediating and managing my foot problems. I walk pain free after every meal 6 to 8 miles a day.
I have been suffering from pain and numbness in my middle toes and pad of my foot for a while now. I recently read that it may be Morton's Neuroma. I started looking around for a foot bed that would help and found the SOLE with met pad. I cannot believe what a huge relief they have brought me. I ended up ordering three pairs. for everyday walking shoes, golf shoes and hiking shoes. Since I go them, my right foot has gotten progressively worse so I have started the process of going to a specialists but it is confirmed as Morton's Neuroma. It is worse without shoes and, honestly, my only real relief is when my feet are up with no weight on them or in my shoe with the SOLE foot bed. I've now had them for about 4 months and they are holding up amazingly well. Besides helping with my toes they are comfortable in every other way. They make you really laugh at what comes with your shoes or what they sell in a pharmacy.
I have a broken bone in my foot that is always painful. It is attached to the outside foot tendon, which keeps it from healing. I have to give you all two big working mans thumbs up, Between your foot inserts and your flips, I have a very active life. I recently even ran most of a 5K . Thank you so much and keep up your excellent service also😃.
I find the SOLE insole with Met Pad provided relief for my foot issues. The insole sneakers with no trimming and seem to be of a high quality Shipping was reasonable and the company provided transactional feedback in a timely manner
The BEST flips in the WORLD!
I have bought SOLE flips ever since my accident that damaged my left foot. My Physiotherapist recommended them and I have worn them since 2009. Only recently both pairs finally wore out and I immediately ordered two more pairs. Unfortunately I couldn't see what size the old ones were as the number wore out so i guessed wrong and they were a 1/2 size too small. But they still kind of worked and in a week they felt fine. i still ordered the next size up and they were perfect. As a bonus , the smaller ones fit my granddaughter who also loves them! So 5 stars!
These insoles have been exactly what I have needed. I have battled several years of foot cramps while skiing and hiking. I learned from a foot specialist my metatarsal pad needed more support. He told me about SOLE company. I purchased the cork and non cork versions of the met pad-medium-and loved the cork. I liked the non cork but have purchased -a total of 4 of these. They fit perfectly in my ski boots and skates as well as, my hiking boots and tennis shoes. I swap them between lots of my footwear and will not go out without them. LOVE THEM!! Buy these!! GREAT company-they TOTALLY stand behind their product. I have told so many of my friends about them. Be active, be comfortable, be in SOLE products! The sizing is right on!!
Answer to foot issues
I had Plantar Fasciitis about eight years ago which is very painful. My daughter recommended SOLE products as it had helped her. I bought my first pair and my foot problems stopped. I wear them faithfully around the house and outside and highly recommend them to anyone who has problems with their feet. I have tried several different types and do like the cork soles the best.
Jose M Lobo
I love to wear the Beach flips at the end of the day, because the anatomical shape cradles my foot like a custom orthotic.
Sheila S Hampton
Can't do without these!
I suffered from foot pain for WAY TOO LONG. My orthopedic doctor recommended these many years ago and I absolutely can't do without them. If I go one day without, my feet, ankles and legs just ache. It's amazing that one little addition like this insert makes a HUGE difference in the best way possible.
These insoles feel like they would be great for someone with metatarsal pain. They're firm and very supportive. Sizing was accurate. This is a quality product. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis shortly after receiving these so I can't give a proper review on comfort. The firmness actually makes the pain worse but these insoles are not meant for rheumatoid arthritis pain. My mother has metatarsalgia and she swears by SOLE products. She has multiple pairs of sandals and insoles and she says they have helped with her foot pain immensely.
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!
I SWEAR by SOLE !
SOLE insoles are the best I've found for my particular feet: I've had a bunion since my twenties, 50 years. It was painful off and on but not now for several years. Since then I've developed a hammer toe and the start of overlapping toes. I recently declined a surgical option when it was revealed I would be off my feet for 10 months postop!! The foot surgeon referred me to a local store that carries supportive and orthopedic insoles. I DISCOVERED SOLE! and the rest is history. They make my feet comfortable in my shoes again. The ongoing changes in my feet have stopped. The bunion and hammer toe are easily managed with SOLE insoles. I'm ready to buy SOLE sandals next!
Jeremy R Jordan
60+ hours a week on your feet? These are yours!
I work 60+ hours a week in an industrial environment, and these have been a life saver. No they have never “saved my life”, but they have saved my feet. This is my third pair in almost 20 years and I wear them to the breaking point. I highly recommend these if you are having foot pains in a work style boot.
Thomas L Blakely
Liked the soles so much I got the shoes
These SOLEs, and l like both the thin and thin + meta pad inserts, are awesome for running. They fit easily in my shoes, and I didn't even need to trim them. My feet feel better as well as my knees after a 5 mile run. I'm an older runner, so support in the feet is needed. I liked the SOLEs so much that I ordered two of the ReCORK shoes with the same foot beds. I used to be a superfeet fan, but now will only get SOLEs for my shoes.
I love that the materials are not animal products. They fit like a kid glove. The footbed is very firm and gives a sense of enclosing your foot, but be warned that it is not a cushiony feeling. The sole has grip on dry surfaces, but I have a feeling I won't be using it in the winter. All in all a terrific ankle boot.
Bye bye foot pain
I’ve never used a met pad insole and was a little worried I wouldn’t like it. I thought I’d feel it and it would be uncomfortable. Boy was I wrong. Not only did I not really notice it but after a long day on my feet instead of being sore and tired my feet felt great. I can’t believe what a difference it made. Buy with confidence that you’re getting a great product 🤙🏽
Kevin E Naser
Days Without Foot Pain
Ordered 3 pairs of Softec Response to use in various casual shoes. Have use inserts by SOLE for years in work footwear (in response to planter fasciitis issues) & have been 100% satisfied. Have also used SOLE Hiking inserts in my hiking boots and have been very happy. Also, have worn their flip flops with wonderful success. However, am not completely sold on the results of my recent switch to the Softec Response for my work boots. Have experienced a little return of planter heel pain and am still trying to get it worked out. I will continue to remain a SOLE customer however because of all of my past successes. When you are 68 years old and have always worked on your feet, you realize that your days with out foot pain have far outweighed those with and applaud the reasons why.
No more pain
I am a barefoot girl, I like to exercise my feet, and I'm a stickler for posture including movement dynamics. In spite of all the care in my body alignment, and buying no heel shoes, I still experienced pain every time I wore shoes. Up until now! Since wearing SOLE orthotics (and SOLE sandals are now my house slippers) my feet feel amazing! I have tried all sorts of premade and custom made orthotics, foot taping, etc, and nothing helped until now. I might even try heels again, on occasion! SOLE gets my highest recommendation.
I SWEAR by SOLE !
SOLE insoles are the best I've found for my particular feet: I've had a bunion since my twenties, 50 years. It was painful off and on but not now for several years. Since then I've developed a hammer toe and the start of overlapping toes. I recently declined a surgical option when it was revealed I would be off my feet for 10 months postop!! The foot surgeon referred me to a local store that carries supportive and orthopedic insoles. I DISCOVERED SOLE! and the rest is history! They make my feet comfortable in my shoes again. The ongoing changes in my feet have stopped. The bunion and hammer toe are easily managed with SOLE insoles. I'm ready to buy SOLE sandals next!
Received the product in very quick time. The product is as advertised. The only problem was the fitting. First, it is very tight to get your foot in and once you manage that, the fitting is extremely tight, especially with your small toe being squeezed. Yes I did buy the right size and have not had any problems with other products that I have purchased. Unfortunately since it was bought on final sale I can not return it.
Dakota J Long
Walking in clouds
I use these for my military job and when I say it's helped my knee pain and foot issues, it's a complete 180 degree change. I was prescribed a pair during basic training and have finally bought new ones. They lasted almost 8yrs in boots for me and are extremely comfortable. You guys definitely saved my military career.
I really like these - I like these more than my 400 dollar custom orthotics. My favourite thing about them is that they make my gait feel more natural. I've always had foot/ankle problems, including overpronation, peroneal tendonitis, os trigonum issues, etc. I always feel awkward when I walk. These help my bad foot do that natural heel-to-toe motion properly. Overall, they reduce my foot and ankle pain a lot - I can't believe how affordable they are. Only problem is that now I hate walking without them.
Comfortable. Molded to my foot. No rubbing or red pressure spots. Made sneakers better than ever. Loved the materials. Durable.
Love Love LOOOVE
I work in a hospital and i spend up to 12 hrs a day walking on nasty cement floors , I have Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot, and these insoles have SAVED ME!! After only a couple of weeks of having them in my work shoes my pain level is DRASTICALLY REDUCED! If you suffer ANY foot pain you can't go wrong with SOLE, just give their products a chance. You WONT REGRET IT!
I have very flat feet and have struggled with foot injuries because of it. This insole with the met pad feels a bit different at first but ultimately relives my foot pain I have had for years. These insoles offers such great support. I have been fitted for very expensive custom inserts from my foot doctor but I hate wearing them. My custom made inserts are hard as a rock no padding and squeak like crazy. I have worn my SOLE inserts for a few weeks now and I'm sold on these. I love them. I have since bought two more pairs and sandals from SOLE. I hope they are all just as great. I'm so glad I found this company. Life changing.
My right foot has problems; a pronounced bunion and no arch at all. When I walk, it's like walking on my ankle, and is painful. At the end of the day, there's a huge swelling on the outside side of that foot. I have been through so many insoles I've lost count. None provide support where it's needed; they concentrate on being squishy, and what I need is firm support. I bought your insoles on a chance, fully expecting that they'd be the same as all the others. WOW! They weren't! They were firm at the arch and helped counteract the flatness. They're comfortable! The only thing missing is a wedge on the inside side of my heel, to tilt the whole foot outwards. Thanks people! I love them.
My right foot has problems; a pronounced bunion and no arch at all. When I walk, it's like walking on my ankle, and is painful. At the end of the day, there's a huge swelling on the outside side of that foot. I have been through so many insoles, I've lost count. None provide support where it's needed; they concentrate on being squishy, and what I need is firm support. I bought your insoles on a chance, fully expecting that they would be the same as all the others. WOW! They weren't! They were firm at the arch and helped counteract the flatness. They're comfortable! The only thing missing is a wedge on the inside side of my heel, to tilt the whole foot outwards. Thanks people! I love them.
I was given this information from a friend and decided to try SOLE as nothing else has worked for my constant foot pain. After putting the Active Thin Wide one in my loafers that I had not been able to wear for very long at a time, I can now wear when shopping, for longer stretches of time. My feet still hurt but at least I can walk with less pain. Thank you for your product.
Philip T. Dunwoody
Fabulous foot comfort
I really don't like squishy inserts. I have high arches and a narrow heal and these help cup my heal and support my arch. They are now in my running sneakers, shoes, and hiking boots. I won't wear shoes without them if I'm going to be on my feet for hours!
No More Foot Pain
I am very thankful to my co-worker that suggested SOLE insole. I was having terrible foot pain in my toe area. I tried wider toe boxes which helped a small amount but after wearing the Softec Response insoles for a week or so I no longer have any foot pain! I highly recommend them to everyone I know!
JANA M ANDERSON
no complaints here, this is my second pair [1st pair is still going strong, I just got sick of switching insoles every time I switch my shoes, and these have a little more cushion which is appreciated]. I have very high arches that lead to a foot injury last summer and stopped me in my tracks. My podiatrist recommended insoles all the time, not only while running. I'm able to walk/hike/backpack/run/race comfortably now, and I appreciate that SOLE is sustainably minded.
Versatile Insole for a Great Price
I've been buying SOLE foot beds for years now and have used them in a variety of applications : hunting, cross country skiing, mountain biking, trial running and hiking. I love the heat moldable feature as well. I am grateful for the quality of SOLE!
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!
I've suffered from hip pain and tarsal tunnel syndrome for years. Then I read about supination, which is walking on the outside of your foot. I realized I did that and looked up ways to correct it. SOLE's website came up and I ordered what was recommended. After just TWO DAYS my hip pain had receded to the point where I barely noticed it. I also found that my tarsal tunnel syndrome symptoms (caused by nerve compression in the ankles) were drastically reduced. When I took off my shoes and socks to go to bed, I was amazed that I could actually feel the texture of the carpet under my feet for the first time in years. AFTER TWO DAYS! I immediately ordered a second pair. It's rare that I've been so satisfied with a product, especially one ordered online. THANK YOU SOLE!!!
Great for running
I have high arches and was having pain under the ball of my foot. These insole fixed that immediately. Highly recommended.
I had purchased the red SOLE insoles on the advice of a foot Dr. (I needed met pads but not found on the red ones) I found them so thick that my shoes were tight. I had no clue that there were grey ones that were thinner so tried them and they work great! I would advise anyone that needs thinner and especially with met pads to try these out. They are comfortable and thin!
Philip L Bradshaw
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.
I have had foot and ankle pain for years. I was using expensive orthodics untill I found these insoles. When I first received them I compared them to my expensive insoles they were almost the same. The arch height was the same - the only difference I could see was the heel cup was not quite as deep. The thickness was a little softer. In my opinion these are better then the expensive ones. I have them in all my shoes and work boots.
Gail D. Gurney
Fallen Arch Saver!
Could not survive without these insoles. Showed them to my foot doctor years ago and he was even impressed. Keep up the good work!
Michaele S Rosen
I've been using SOLE orthotics for years and have not had a foot problem. Previously I suffered from plantar fascitis. The only question came from an orthopedist friend who questioned the benefit of stepping into the orthotic to mold it to your foot. She said that the right was to mold an orthotic was to create the correct foot stike, not just mold the misaligned one. But, so far, so good.
So far so good!
Originally I bought these to alleviate toe pain from an old turf toe injury. I liked that they are made from recycled cork and that they are molded to my foot. They fit great in my On Cloudboom runners without a need to trim them. I've had them for about a month and, granted I haven't done much for long distance, I haven't experienced any toe pain and really like the added support they provide. Only issue is I notice they make a low squeaking noise when I walk. Don't really notice it when I run though.
I have had several foot surgeries and have lived with foot pain for years. My SOLE inserts have been a game changer for me. My pain is much better and I can do more active things again!
Christine M Brewer
My name is Chrissy Brewer and I am a Certified Pedorthist and a Certified Orthotic Fitter and I love SOLE flips and slides. I have been a fitter for over 27 years and many people just want something easy to put on and lets their feet breathe, especially in the summer. The way SOLE supports the foot and the way it aligns the body is exceptional. I recommend them to anyone who wants sandals and I also recommend them to the diabetics I fit for shoes to help them stay compliant with wearing something on their feet, even when they get up at night to go to the bathroom. I wear them myself and have gotten them for all of my family. Make more, they run out of stock quickly and don't ever stop, I wouldn't know what to do without mine. :)
A MUST HAVE!
Love, Love, Love these insoles! Was recommended to them initially by a sports doctor for my son's bout with Sever's 2 years ago. They truly helped him get through that time, until he grew out of the illness. It didn't stop there for us, however. They are in every sneaker I own as well as my son's. I walk 5 miles or more a day, at least 3 times per week and my son is a very active teenager with baseball and other sports. They are well made and insure incredible comfort in our footwear but for us, also help with foot and leg fatigue due to our athletic lifestyles. I cannot recommend them enough. At this point, they are so crucial in our footwear, I stock up on them to insure they're here waiting in our home for any new sneaker purchases that come in, a MUST HAVE!
Heather E Galeotalanza
I have paralysis in both of my lower legs and feet. The insole provides arch support and stability. Otherwise I would stand and walk on a hard, flat carbon fiber footplate. The insole provides support arch support and decreases nerve pain. Also prevents my foot from moving side to side within my shoe.
Can finally walk again without foot pain. I now own six pairs of these in all the different styles. Will not walk out the door without them.
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.
just the right product :)
I needed some new insoles. My friend told me how her new pair of SOLE Active inserts way fixed her foot pain and showed me her pair. They looked exactly like what an active shoe insert should look like so I bought a pair. Wow! What a difference! New life to my old shoes. Better life to my hiking boots and way happy feet to my work boots, all from one new pair of SOLE Active inserts. I've had 'em for about 2 months. They're durability seems to be great (looking forward). The fit is good for 4 out of 5 pairs of my footwear. And yes, they are comfortable! My fifth pair is just a bit small for the insert so I have to stay with my old pair of inserts. Exceeded my expectations for comfort. In my opinion, BUY 'EM!! They work!
Product is very good. Really helped with my foot pronation. I have been wearing them every day for about 6 months. They are made of a pretty robust material so I think they will last for a long time
Charles D Dyke
A new beginning
I have suffered with a left foot Morton's Neuroma for years. I could never hike more than 4 miles (with or without backpack)....UNTIL NOW!! These inserts are no joke and there is absolutely no hype in the claims. Proof? I just returned from a backpacking trip to Sedona, AZ & the Grand Canyon with newly installed Active Thick with Met pad. It was trial under fire. Result? Zero foot pain....and I mean ZERO. Canyon hike alone was 16 miles with steep descent and ascent. That hike was followed up with long hikes in Sedona...again with zero foot pain SOLE is truly a game changer and I highly recommend them!! - Charles Dyke, Winthrop, ME
Works very well for my metatarsal pain
After an increase in snow shoeing and cross country skiing frequency, I began to feel acute pain in my metatarsal head when walking, especially barefoot on hard surface, but then it progressed to walking at all times unless I taped my foot to lift the metatarsal heads. It's tough to tape your skin daily so it was time to finally get orthotics. I bought a thin pair with met pad for my every day shoes and the thick ones with met pad for running. With the insoles I was able to KEEP running in spite of the injury (although I taped at the same time at first) but soon stopped the tape and the orthotics alone were enough to give me relief. After about 6-8 weeks it had healed enough that I could walk barefoot indoors occasionally without pain. I still prefer to wear the insoles on a daily basis as my transverse arch has chronically dropped and it is more comfortable to walk/run with them supported by the insoles. I am also a physiotherapist and I recommend these SOLE moldable arches as a first resort before spending hundreds of dollars on custom orthotics. Great service also!
The Best Foot Support
I have severe flat feet and this support is the ONLY one that actually works for me. I have been wearing this support for over 10 years now. I hope they never discontinue this GREAT support!
The Best Foot Support
I have severe flat feet and this support is the ONLY one that actually works for me. I have been wearing this support for over 10 years now. I hope they never discontinue this GREAT support!
A little hard
I have two pairs of the Catalina Sport flip and just love them. However, the cork sole for me on this pair are a little hard. I am older and need more padding for wearing all day at work. Nice and narrow footbed and stay on my foot well. Look great!
Allen E Campbell
These insoles for plantar fasciitis work great. I've had PF for over 5 years and have tried everything. Rested, stretched, iced, and even bought $300 professional insoles from the podiatrist office after they scanned my foot for perfect shape. These insoles worked just as good as the $300 pair for much less money. Buy them. Follow the instructions and heat them in oven before stepping in them for a perfect fit.
Kenneth Darcy Regehr
I'm on my feet a lot between work and activities. I've had knee and foot issues over the years so I've tried a few options including custom orthotics. I don't know that these will make all my issues go away but they have helped and they are more comfortable than my custom orthotics that cost 10x the price.
Madison R Allen
Love these SOLEs!
I've used my SOLEs for years and just reordered for my new sneakers. I love them, super comfortable, great support, easily fits inside any tennis shoe.. most importantly, I have plantar fasciitis and they save me from foot pain daily!!
D M SARRAZIN
No more foot pain
I have for many years used support insoles. I was using the Barefoot Science product and really liked it. The reason for the change was price. I decided to look around for an alternative support. I was looking for a Canadian product and the bonus was SOLE used recyclable material. I decided to try a couple or pairs and I am very satisfied. I walk to and from work with a backpack for about 2 Km each way. I've been doing this for about ten years. I started to suffer from foot pain (plantar F) because I was carrying more in the backpack. I'm happy to say that since using SOLE my the foot pain is almost totally resolved. The Performance Mediums I purchased for my golf shoes. I also purchased Thins for my dress shoes and about six pairs of Thick for walking shoes and snow boots. I also bought slip on shoes that I use for slippers, they are great. I recommend the product to all the sore feet. Thank you SOLE!
10 thousand kms and counting
Stumbled onto the Signature DK responses 8 years ago at the early stages of my appalachian trail thru hike. I had undergone an achilles tendon surgery and was quite nervous about my foot. Tried these on in North Carolina, fell in love with them, and walked the rest of the 4 million plus footsteps to the finish line, 2000 +miles later. I've now hiked well over 10 thousand + kms world wide since and every one of those footsteps have been with the support of SOLE foodbeds. I have size 9 wide feet that pronates on one feet and supinates on other due to my injury. To make it more interesting, one foot is slightly smaller and flatter in arch than the other. These footbeds are so perfect as they custom mold to my feet which changes in width throughout the course of a lengthy thru hike. The Performance Wide and Active Mediums work really well for me. I can't wait to test them out tree planting this summer in a totally different environment and footwear conditions.
Saved my snowboard boots
Had foot pain when wearing my snowboard boots. Replaced the old liners with these and the pain is gone! Super comfortable, I can't recommend them enough!
Focus on strength and support
If you are one of those people that, like myself, you can hear them before you see them because they walk so heavy on their feet then these are the perfect modality! They help with the heavy foot impact that can have just as heavy impact on the rest of the body. Just the right amount of strong cushioning and support for those of us that love to take long walks and enjoy the scenery without discomfort!
Susan c Nixon
Great for chef shoes
Bought them for my son who as a chef works 11 hours on his feet. Previously his socks would shred under the balls of his feet from all the pressure and cause a lot of foot pain in that area. After using the active medium pads he can't believe how much better his feet feel! He wants pairs for his non work shoes because his feet ache without them.
Bunion Suffering, Foot Care Nurse Recommended
I have had bunions since the age of 13 and am now 36 likely related to flat foot arches. I first purchased one of these insoles to place inside my K-Swiss shoes (which I purchase in men's sizes despite being a women due to the larger toe box) a few years ago. I absolutely love these insoles. LOVE. LOVE THEM! I have had virtually no bunion-related pain since using these in my work shoes when previously I was on the surgical wait list for bunion removal surgery. For more context, I am a nurse who works acute care; 12 hour shifts most of which is spent speed walking through the unit. I can't say enough good things about these insoles. My feet are no longer in excruciating pain by the end of my shifts -- and this has remained true through the 2-3 years that I have used them. I am still happily using my first purchased SOLE insole in my work shoes and ended up buying another pair for a video review and to use in a new pair of work shoes that I am currently breaking in. I tell EVERYONE about these insoles because I love them so much.
I broke my foot 6 months ago (Lisfranc mid foot multiple bone and ligament injury) and the recovery has been brutal. I tried many therapies, but the constant aches and pains have not yet gone away. The SOLEs made such a big difference for me, I no longer wake up with stiffness in my mid arch and toes, it helped tremendously! Very very happy I found these, thank you!
Janet M Lorenz
Substitute for average custom orthotics
I've been wearing 3/4 custom orthotics for 15 years. Many of us who have them, got them for arch lift/support to address plantar fasciitis or mild to moderate pronation, or general foot soreness and fatigue with activity. There's nothing that special about these $500 custom inserts (unless you have a very specific, hard-to-correct problem) that a thoughtfully designed, non-custom insert cannot help with. SOLES are it. I have Active Med, Thick, and Thin for different shoe types with Met Pad. They work for all my activities - hiking, walking, jogging, or just standing in the kitchen. The quality is excellent, no fraying around the edges, resist odors. Once in my shoes, I forget about them. Met Pad: it's minimal. I can't tell the difference between a SOLE insert I have without it and the ones with it. For a reference point, the German shoe maker Finn Comfort makes cork orthotic inserts for their shoes (standard) with a metatarsal hump that is more substantial and you can feel the difference.
April l solomon
My sole inserts
I have been wearing SOLE inserts for a few months now. I stand all day at my job and the inserts seem to conform to my foot and take a lot of the pressure off. They are very durable and hold up in my shoe. I play tennis and they don't slide around and help with protecting my heel.
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.
I am a cyclist and I have been having knee and metatarsal joint pain for over a year. When walking my left foot tends to land on outside edge first and then collapses towards inside. This puts a lot of stress on my left knee and met joint especially when I am on the bike. I read about cycling shoe insoles and SOLE was highly recommended. I decided to try and ordered a pair of Active Thins with Met Pad. What a difference they made in a week. I wear them in my cycling shoes and metatarsal pain has decreased a great deal. My knee also tracks straight as opposed to making an elliptic travel during up and down strokes. Met Pad in my case helped a lot. Despite my left leg being the stronger one I was only able to push 32% on the bike. It's almost at 50% right now. I guess my foot was all over the place. I ordered a medium ones for my walking shoes and they work great also. It has been only 10 days but the difference is big. Custom molding them is very easy, great soles at very affordable price. I highly recommend this product.
Glenn P Hodgson
Foot pain no more
I have purchased 2 SOLE cork foot beds now and I will never buy another brand. Last year when I was experiencing foot pain in my functional fitness shoes I decided to give them a try. I was sold nearly immediately. They confirmed to my foot and soon after all of my pains and aches had disappeared. There was no question in my mind when the insoles of my beloved boots folded up that I replace them with the Thin footbed. Nothing short of amazing. I could stand all day without issue. I only wish I could have these in every pair of shoes I own. On the fence? Don't be. You'll be glad you tried these.
Michael B White
Can't live without them
I have really high arches and having to wear steel toe work boots for 10 hours a day is excruciating. I've been using SOLE insoles for years now and I can't imagine wearing my boots without them. I recently tried the Met Pad version and it helps with the pain I would occasionally get in the outside area of my foot right below the toes. These insoles are thick so make sure there is plenty of room in the toe box if you plan on using them.
Great for sneakers; too thick for Crocs
I am recovering from hip replacement surgery and have learned that I need arch support to correct my leg alignment from "duck-footed" to straight ahead. This Active Thick SOLE with Met Pad is perfect support for my daily walks when placed inside my sneakers. I first tried them inside my Crocs, my "inside shoes," and this was painful, as the Crocs have surprisingly little give. So now I know I need a Medium thickness with Met Pad for Crocs, Thick with Met Pad for sneakers. I don't know how I managed without this support for so long! Thank you, SOLE.
Met Pad is awesome
Tried a SOLE with Met pad this time - it has really helped with my foot neuropathy. It has gone from frequent to occasional since I started using it.
Best walking SOLEs
I had been wearing my Thick SOLEs for about a month now, unbelievable. I have 2 dogs so I am walking twice a day 7 km total, no foot pain, it all resolved. Prior to Thick SOLEs I had good runners on but always had heel etc .pain, these SOLEs are life savers, I also have slim ones for my flat shoes and medium for my high boots, I love them all and they all work for a different shoes.... very well made. With the thick SOLEs I will order half size bigger my runners... the comfort is so amazing for my walks... love my SOLEs!
I work 8 hours a day on my feet on concrete floors and at the end of the day my feet and legs are tired! The SOLE Work insoles fit easily into my shoes and molded to me foot shape perfectly (I used the warm oven method they recommend). They definitely support my arches and help my feet and legs to feel a little springier at the end of the day! Great value for insoles that work just as well as my orthotics.
Relief from pain
I was already feeling metatarsal soreness which would be relieved with a taping technique I used. I was considering orthotics since taping my feet regularly was starting to irritate my skin. Then with winter boots and a cross country ski day, I further irritated my left foot and was feeling sharp pain at my first metatarsal head. I ordered the Active Thin with Met Pad and instantly could walk without the pain. This is helping me walk more normally again. Customer service was AMAZING when I had an issue with the medium thickness pair I ordered. Definitely recommend this product! The shaping of the orthotic in the oven was actually very easy to do also. Happy customer here!
Glenn P Hodgson
Foot pain no more
I have purchased 2 SOLE cork foot beds now and I will never buy another brand. Last year when I was experiencing foot pain in my functional fitness shoes I decided to give them a try. I was sold nearly immediately. They conformed to my foot and soon after, all of my pains and aches had disappeared. There was no question in my mind when the insoles of my beloved boots folded up that I replace them with the Thin footbed. Nothing short of amazing. I could stand all day without issue. I only wish I could have these in every pair of shoes I own. On the fence? Don't be. You'll be glad you tried these.
Exactly what we needed! So happy we found these :)
Bought these for my mom as she's been using SOLE inserts since she injured her foot/leg. The local shoe store she usually gets them from recommend her the medium active & price gauged them. Active Medium have been working for her, but coming straight to the website we found so many different options & she herself picked these Thick ones out. Got them quick & she loves them. We will continue to order these from here for now on. Even though she has surgery in March to correct her foot issues, we're ordering a second pair for my house. She NEVER takes her shoes off (her arch is really bad) due to the pain, so we're putting them in some recovery sandals and then she'll have a pair for inside and outside. Very satisfied with the quality, fit, and quick delivery.
These boots are super waterproof. I have foot neuropathy and the souls provide great comfort. Lightweight and very easy to slip on, make these my go to wet weather boot. Liked them so much, I bought a second pair.
Greet insole for cycling
I use these for cycling and they've turned a once so-so pair of shoes into very comfortable shoes that i can use on 3+ hour rides. I used to get pain on the outside side of my foot after a few hours but this insole has helped get rid of it. Plus my higher archer know feel nice and supported.
Best insoles ever
These insoles are excellent. I had to give up my daily 8 Km walks for 8 days and ride the stationary bike because of extreme pain from metatarsalgia in my right foot. This condition had been undiagnosed but getting worse over the last few years and I googled the symptoms, which brought me to your website. I followed the oven instructions and fitted the insoles in place of the factory insoles and began using them that day. The met pad made a 100 percent difference and I am now pain free when I walk or hike. I have a pair in my hiking boots and my trail shoes. My only regret was that I had not found your company 5 years ago when the metatarsalgia started.
I was on the hunt for a shoe that has no latex in them. I have foot psoriasis. These shoes are the most comfortable with cork soles. I can wear them all day with no flair up. You've got to try them! I was skeptical at first but no doubt SOLE shoes are worth every penny!
Roy R Plana
Good boot to provide support when outdoors
Bought the boot since I needed stability support for my flat feet and one I could use outdoors in the winter. I have the SOLE shoe and because of the support quality, using the boot will allow me to use it during winters in Wisconsin. SOLE shoes have shown to last long as far as continuous foot support and keeping its wear and tear quality.
Cycling Shoes and Ski Boots
I have these in my road cycling shoes and they've eliminated any discomfort and keep my feet feeling good on century+ length rides. My 11 year old son complained of foot pain in his ski boots so we inserted a pair and he's commented on the comfort ever since. The Met Pad is particularly important for me and not something I've been able to find in any other option. Great products I will continue to buy well into the future.
Gloria B Gunther
Best non custom footbed!
I am a retired Physical Therapist and this is the best foot bed I've ever purchased!
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!
Diana M Myers
Thank Heavens for these insoles!
Oh I'm so happy to have found these insoles! I've struggled with plantar fasciitis pain for the last year or so. I've tried wearing a walking boot 24/7, wearing a variety of different night splints, and have tried a couple of different insoles, and these have made the most difference! I love that the SOLE Active Thin w/Met Pad fit into more of my shoes than the other insoles (the size 8 pad fits perfectly in all my size 8 and 8.5 shoes), and after wearing them for a little more than a week, my foot pain is GREATLY REDUCED! While I can't speak to the longevity/long term use of these insoles, I'm optimistic and I've planned on order a couple more sets so I don't have to take them in and out of different pairs of shoes.
I have plantar fasciitis and it was bad enough that even my running shoes didn't feel good after a few hours. I got these insoles about a month ago and my foot pain is gone! Unbelievable, been fighting this for two years and wish I'd pulled the trigger and bought them sooner. Totally worth every penny.
Adrienne E Roussel
Morton’s Neuroma Reflief
I've been trying different insoles from different companies for over a year trying to find one that worked. This one does! It fits in my runners perfectly without filing them up with too much padding on the bottom. The metatarsal pad and arch support really improve the discomfort of the neuroma. I've been exercising in them for 2-3 weeks and I've noticed a huge improvement in my foot pain lessening. Easy to break in.
Dr Kent W Fruson
Happier feet healthier pets
We offer a pair of SOLE to dog owners who commit to a weight control program for their pet. We are excited to help improve foot comfort so that the owners are not inhibited from exercising their dog. Our dog owners and their dogs are getting healthier one step at a time. Thank you SOLE!
Emma Rose Patrick
Joint pain went from a 7 to a 1
I've had lower extremity joint pain for years (I'm only 19), including patellofemoral syndrome and foot supination. Putting these in my work shoes has changed the game for me, truly: I noticed an immediate difference and my pain has subsided in the two months that I've been wearing the inserts. I chose to let the inserts mold to my feet over a few days and they worked perfectly. They give the shoe more of a firm footbed, which I like. 100% would recommend and would buy again.
narrow but crazy comfortable
i was surprised at how narrow these were in the toe box. even for my Nikes that run on the narrow side my big toe slips off the edge. that being said i will not be taking them out of my Nikes any time soon. they are so comfortable! I feel like my foot is being hugged. I originally bought them for my Altra hiking boots but I'm glad they found a home in my other shoes. I will be ordering them in wide for the boots soon.
Absolutely love them. I have had problems with my feet for a few years now, and found it a pain to switch my orthodics which are very expensive from show to shoe. I have SOLE insoles in all my footwear now and have no issues with foot pain any longer.
Christine E. Gemas
I had surgery for a torn posterior tibial tendon which caused my arch to drop. I needed something that would form to my foot while having solid arch support. I've been wearing SOLE inserts for my shoes for about 2 years now. I absolutely love them! They are so comfortable. I like that I don't even need to trim them down to fit my shoes. I have recommended SOLE to family and friends.
I have an arch problem and subsequent foot pain. This cork based support provides good cushioning and has reduced any pain I formerly had. I would buy again
I have arch problems and foot pain. This Active Thick product is nicely cushioned and provides excellent support. I have had no pain since wearing them. I would definitely buy them again.
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I use SOLE foot beds for a variety of applications and now own several pairs. I appreciate their support and heat molding capabilities.
Arlene M Wilson
Why pay 500.00 dollars when you can wear SOLES
I have had plantar fasciitis and achilles problems. After trying many things the doctor decided that I needed to see a foot doctor. I then purchased insoles at 500.00 dollars which in a bit of time worked. The sad part is before my 500.00 expense I had purchased your product but did give your SOLEs enough time to work. The foot doctor asked me what I had tried and I told him SOLEs and he asked how long had I used them for. I then knew I could have saved me money and pain I have recommended them to my sister and friends. I recently bought a pair for my son as a Christmas gift, (he wears the 500.00 ones! and I told him SOLEs where as good) I have purchased them from a couple of stores in Winnipeg (Canadian footwear and Legacy) before buying direct from you. I like the thin SOLEs because they fit nicely in my shoes with great support as I wear them in all my shoes every day. Great product
I suffered from plantar fasciitis for almost a year. I would limp in pain when I got out of bed in the morning. I would hobble when I walked. I had tried other insoles but they only gave me temporary relief. Then I tried these insoles. They saved my feet! Within 2 weeks the pain was gone. I could walk and move without pain. The insoles fit like a glove. I can now walk 18 holes of golf and suffer no pain that day or the next. I have them in all my shoes and now I can say goodbye to foot pain. For over a year now. They work!
Saved my feet
I have had orthotics made for me, I found them so uncomfortable and my foot slid around on them. These SOLEs saved my from so much pain. My feet and knees have never felt better. Not only that but they fit in most shoes so easily because they aren't big and bulky. I don't leave home without them now and will use them forever. Highly recommend!!
I purchased these for cross country and downhill skiing, as I have flat feet and suffer arch pain. Since the first time I wore these I have not suffered from arch pain or cramping. Bonus is that my feet are less tired; I no longer have pain radiating from my heels and under the ball of my foot after skiing. Absolutely transformative experience
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
Laura M. Smith
Saved my feet!
I have been a SOLE wearer for about 15 years. During my first pregnancy, I had the worst Plantar Fasciitis and could barely walk. A local store recommended that I put a pair of sole insoles inside every pair of shoes...and it worked. Completely cured my foot pain. Thanks SOLE!
MAry Lou Van Teylingen
I love the SOLE products. I have high arches and find these inserts to be support my feet perfectly! As my foot changes or I change athletic shoe, I can also adapt the sole to my needs. I highly recommend this product for all active activities. My feet are so happy!
Cork is the way
I've tried many of the SOLE products now and I found the cork footbeds to be the best. I'm not sure why exactly, but I have much less foot pain with this bed. I feel a little spring back with them, a little shock absorbing. Cork is unique and none of the other pads feel this way. Sadly I see REI is closing them out, I hope that doesn't mean this product is EOL.
My second pair
I purchased it at the recommendation of my dr for my foot issue! These are the first real soles with a good enough arch to support my arches! My foot is getting better, especially when I'm wearing my SOLE footbeds! This is the second pair I bought and since it work so well for me I bought them for my son and husband, my son is a wear house worker so they were good for his work boots!
Colleen Burke Thomas
First time and feels great
With a recent foot injury, I was recommended SOLE products. In discussions it was found these would be best fit and value. I find them comfortable and am happy to support a Canadian company with high values in ethical products
Michelle Erika Lange
4th Pair - Love Them!
I love these flip flops, and have bought multiple pairs over the years. I wear them every day (I'm in a warm climate) and they hold up pretty well. They REALLY help with my feet (bunions) and ankle problems. Since I've purchased SOLE products my foot pain is a thing of the past. I was super skeptical when my doc said I should wear supportive footwear only. I really didn't believe it. But now I do. SOLE is the ticket!
Comfortable and functional
I have terrible foot pain if the ball of my foot is constricted at all and these slides are super comfortable and cause me no pain. Yet they stay on well even though they are not constrictive. I am very happy with them.
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.
My favorite shoe
I was at a bicycle race in Big Bear CA several years ago. I needed a pair of flip flops and saw a retailer selling SOLE flip flops. I thought they were fairly expensive compared to what I have paid in the past. I tried them on and decided to make the purchase. They were so comfortable I decided to challenge myself. How long can I wear them day after day. I wore them to work, weekends for three months. Unbelievably comfortable. I bought a second pair. My first pair is tan and do have a different foot pad then the second pair. My favourite is the tan pair I am finding them harder to find. None the less, I am sold on SOLE flips flops.
Custom orthotic hiller
After a diagnosis of low arches by a podiatrist I was putting $350.00 orthotics into my shoes. This meant romoving the original insole and buying larger shoes to get my foot and orthotic into the shoe. I compared the arch height and support of the orthotic to the SOLE product. They were the same! So my first purchase were in my work boots for one year. The same support as the ororthotics but with a more comfortable fit. These things are great. Easy to trim to match the "footprint" of the original insole. Super comfortable. Super supportive. Great price.
They beat custom inserts
I have been wearing SOLE inserts for 3 years now. I am very flat footed and have tried many different kinds of custom inserts, never getting the relief I have found using SOLE. I am on my feet many hours of the day, on a cement floor and uneven grounds. My feet are much happier using SOLE than my custom inserts. This time I tried the Met Pad and it is even better! I bought 2 more right away. If you haven't tried SOLE inserts yet, you should definitely give them a try. You won't regret it.
Amanda L Nash
I bought these for my boyfriend who has struggled with foot pain due to having flat feet. It's been two months since he started wearing them and they have done wonders for his pain. They fit great and seem to be holding up very well. I was hoping they would help even just a little bit but they've helped a lot and I'm very pleased with this purchase!
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!!
I had went to my foot doctor for a yearly checkup and had talked about the fatigue and pain of being on my feet all day and climbing ladders at work. My doctor recommended I check out the SOLE site and recommended the insole I should look at. I went on the site and ordered a couple of pair of insoles. Since wearing them for a couple of months my feet and legs are feeling much better. I could not believe the difference! I am very happy with the product and the difference it has made in my life.
Denise A Arnette
Great solution to a painful foot problem
I've been using SOLE insoles for years and they have been great. I now walk over 30 miles per week and over the past 18 months, I've started to have foot pain. I do have Morton's toe and suffered with a neuroma. I tried several different approaches to support and cushion my metatarsal area but all were problematic - slipping pads, pads that didn't conform to my foot, etc. I discovered the SOLE with built in met support about two months ago. They have been a lifesaver. I have them for my walking shoes and also for my everyday shoes and they have completely erased the foot pain. I also bought a pair for my husband's walking shoes and they have worked for him as well. I highly recommend these SOLE footbeds to alleviate ball of the foot and toe pain.