Comfortable footbeds

I wear these in my winter boots that currently have no support at all from the manufacturer. It's like a night and day the difference felt when wearing them with these footbeds. Highly recommended to anyone feeling the lack of support

Great footbeds

Keeps my feet from feeling sore anymore halfway through the day. Can go 8 hrs or more pain free. Would recommend to anyone that wants comfort all day.

Best footbeds ever

I’ve been wearing them for weeks and I love them

Very good footbed.

These are really good for that certain shoe that won't fit the Medium Active with met pad.

Best footbeds ever!

They fit comfortably in my shoes and give me the support I need.

Awesome footbeds!

I have worn these footbeds (Active Medium) for five years now. I did try one other brand but there was no comparison. These were actually recommended by my podiatrist! Not only was my pain eliminated, but my feet feel refreshed.

Great Footbed

I have Morton’s Neuroma and love walking so I purchased a really wide running shoe and this footbed. I now can walk for hours! I love it so much that I have started buying more insoles so I don’t have to keep moving them from shoe to shoe. Thank you SOLE!


Outstanding construction and fit. Only slight trimming required to make for a perfect fit in two pairs of running shoes. I used the wear-in method for fit and took several days of wear to make the fit work just right. These are the best footbeds I have ever worn and will use more of them in other shoes, including everyday and dress.

The best footbeds on the market!

My feet have mild arthritis and I suffered with pain and discomfort until I was introduced to SOLE by chiropractor! My feet are so appreciative! Thank you SOLE!

I love SOLE

I've been wearing SOLE inserts for years - at least 10 - and continue to accumulate new ones so that there are now permanent footbeds in all my hiking and skiing boots, and some lighter wear too. They don't seem to wear out, and my feet are so happy with the support.

Awesome footbeds

I love there footbeds, they are slim enough to transfer to all of my shoes and boots. No more pain in my feet.

Finally found insoles that work for me.

I have tried dozens of different footbeds over the years. Trying to ease my foot pain from working on old, hard concrete hangar floors. I have stacks of ones that I have tried and did not work. SOLE footbeds are the only ones that have helped. They have deep heel cups to keep my foot stable while walking carrying a heavy tool bag. The arch is just right. Many of the high priced ones have too extreme of an arch. The bottom layer is firm, and keeps your foot from squishing around in your shoe, like some of the overly cushioned ones. They have just the right amount of cushion. Also, they are not overly tall at the heel. I need this. Because of the damage to the nerves in the balls of my feet. I cannot have the forward rake. It causes too much pain. I need as neutral a platform as possible. The material layer that your foot sits on is extremely tough! It has held up to very demanding work conditions that include a lot of walking and an active work environment. I am completely sold on SOLE footbeds. Also, they are more reasonably priced than many of the ones that i have tried and did not work for me. Plus, they give you discounts once you become a customer. I wish I would have had them years ago! It would possibly helped keep my foot pain from getting worse as time went on, and would have saved me a lot of money wasted on footbeds that did not work. Thank you!! ............ Also, the thick ones are good if you have a little extra room in your shoes. The mediums are good as a direct replacement in shoes that fit just right. ...... My search for good insoles has come to an end!!!

Thermal footbeds are awesome!

Great quality and warmth. Glad I bought them!

Best footbeds ever

My husband only uses SOLE. Best support and lasts. Uses for work and everyday.

Winter Footbeds

Bought this wool footbed to go inside my winter Blundstones. Gives me the support and comfort I need. Considering buying the wool insoles for my other winter boots. What a difference!

Warm footbed

Liked so much that I bought a second pair

Excellent product

I have a pair of these footbeds in every shoe/slipper I wear around the house or casual shoes. SOLE footbeds have helped my plantar fasciitis and allowed me to enjoy walking and everyday activities again.

Works great in ski boots

My friends said replacing the stock insole in my ski boot would make a big difference. (Most of them have custom insoles.) My boots fit fine so I didn't think it'd matter much. I eventually tried this SOLE footbed and was surprised how much it helped my skiing form. I could better feel where I was weighting my foot since it was now supported. Highly recommend.

Very good a bit narrow in the midfoot

I love SOLE footbeds, but I would really like them to make a wide model that is not only wide in the forefoot but also in the midfoot/arch section. I feel the wide versions have the exact same midfoot width as the normal ones. My foot goes a bit over the arch and is hence not supported on all its width. Still an excellent product. For the limited gain in space, I feel the Thin version is not worth it over the Medium because they are notably (and obviously) less comfortable. I think you can get away with using the Mediums in most footwear. Thanks to SOLE for making great products.

Game changer product

These footbeds saved me!! I am a PE teacher on my feet all day and was suffering from plantar fasciitis. These inserts make movement and standing enjoyable! I now have these in ALL my shoes. Highly recommend!

Love the Cork

I like all SOLE products, including the ReCORK Performance footbeds. It also helps to know they are from recycled wine corks

Awesome Footbed

Fits great, great support, back pain improved.

Solid Footbeds

Liked my first pair so much, I got a second pair for my muck boots. They make the boots fit a little more snug, which is awesome because less rubbing on the heel. Can't go wrong getting these if you're at all thinking about it.

Turn Shoes Around

I was skeptical that new footbeds would change my shoes around. But, I wasn't ready to throw in the towel on my current working boots. So, I got the footbeds and immediately noticed arch support and extra softness returning to my shoes (like when they were new). It was kind of gross taking the old original footbeds out, actually. How did I let them stay in there so long? Been using them daily now for a month and haven't had a single tweak go through my arch. Sure makes happy feet.

More Shoe Options!

Bought two pairs of these and have used them in dress shoes I have not been able to wear for years due to lack of support offered by shoes but thickness of most footbeds too thick. These offered support and adequate cushioning to wear boots and dress shoes that had not been options for years.

Great support and fit

I put SOLE footbeds in all of my shoes. They provide great support and comfort.

Best footbeds for running and hiking

I’ve been using SOLE footbeds for nearly 10 years. They have empowered me to keep up with long distance running and backpacking.


I wear them in all my shoes since my Podiatrist recommended SOLE footbeds to prevent the recurrence of plantar fasciitis and I haven’t had any foot pain in years!

The best footbeds

I've been wearing these for several years and they are the best footbeds, better than what the podiatrist offers. I have severe plantar fasciitis and these are the only footbeds that compare to custom orthotics in treating it.

These are the best shoe inserts!

A local Certified Pedorthist introduced me to SOLE over 15 years ago, and I have been using their footbeds ever since. All of my shoes have a SOLE insert in them. Having been flat-footed my entire life, these allow me to stay on my feet all day, every day, and maintain my active lifestyle. I have worn both the Active and the Active with Met Pad and have been very pleased with both. Great customer service, incentives for us customers, free shipping on purchases when creating an account, and their environmental mission makes me a loyal customer for the years to come.

Best footbeds ever

I’ve been dealing with some plantar fascia issues recently and the Met Pad insole really helped with the discomfort.

You owe it to your feet!

I use these in my sports sneakers and dress shoes. Been using them for a few years now. The other day I wore a pair of “dress sneakers” with the original footbed in it. After 20 minutes in them I had to swap out the footbeds that came with them for these. Now I use these footbeds in all my footwear. (And I don’t have problematic feet). Once you get used to proper support anything else falls short. Don’t hesitate- get a pair and try them

Best Footbeds ever

I have been wearing these for weeks and they are great.

Best footbeds I have tried

I have several issues with my feet and these allow me to walk without tiring and helps my balance

Great footbeds

They are awesome. Great arch support but just make sure you have a bit of extra room in you shoes; they're a bit thicker than most stock insoles.

Felt like a new pair of sneakers!

I have had a number of special insoles made for me, and just about every other footbad in the market. Nothing beats SOLE! This one was a replacement for a thick footbed I had for years. When I stepped into this one, I couldn’t believe how much of a float difference there was. I also have the Medium for different sneakers, but this is the best one yet! I100% recommendation! Ordering another pair now for my multiple pairs of tennis sneakers. I primarily wear them to pickle ball. Note, I have multiple spine injuries, sciatic knee, plantar fasciitis and leg trauma. These are a lifesaver!

Save my feet

I have a difficult plantar problem compounded with weakening ankle ligaments- tried numerous otc and even custom options to no avail. SOLE footbeds have done wonders - feet are very happy now. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT and I will be buying some more of them.

These are my favorite!

I've been wearing SOLE footbeds for years and years! I think these Active Thin with Met Pads are my favorite, but it depends on your shoes and what you are looking for. The video SOLE provides that explains the differences between the various footbeds is very helpful. I have chronic foot pain and these are great.

SOLE footbed

I was recommended these to help with plantar fasciitis. Seems to be helping

Relief for tired, aging feet

Turning 50 and still an avid trail runner here in Durango, CO. I started to have problems with the resilience of my feet. They would tire and grow sore, especially in the arches and at the balls just before the toes. I thought maybe footbeds would help a little. I have been pleasantly surprised by just how much my SOLE footbeds have helped. My feet are no longer as tired or sore as they had been before I started using them; indeed, I wish I had started using them years ago. The support they provide just make running that much more enjoyable. Definitely recommend!

2nd footbed

This is my second pair of SOLE footbeds and I'm very satisfied. They were easy to mold and I was thankful to have them to use right away for a trip with lots of standing and walking.


Union electrician on my feet all day in work boots. Been using these footbeds for almost 9 years now. Used to deal with terrible foot pain until I discovered these. I tell every tradesman I know. Great arch support.

The very best ever

After trying every insole I could find for my husband to try, this one is it! He has a pair in all his shoes. He walks 5-10 miles every day in his work boots and is flat footed. SOLE footbeds are fabulous.

Randy Chenoweth

Feels good right out of the box

Love them right away, my foot seems glued into the cork inside footbed. A little apprehensive prior to seeing the outer sole but loving the grip on our wood floors and due to the style of shoe they will stay on sidewalks for dog walking but these soles and the general hug I get from wearing them will do great there. However, I will probably not wear them out in the garden ( yikes) because these will serve as my go to Sunday meeting here in Coastal North Carolina. Definitely not beach wear!

Truly the best footbeds

Been slowly getting a pair for each of my shoes. I now have like 9 pairs of assorted SOLE footbeds.

Goodbye Plantar Fasciitis!

I love these footbeds! Mainly swap them from my daily walking runners to my winter boots and it's easy to do so, but now each style has their own pair. Will look into their other styles for less roomier or dressier footwear I have. It's a nice option that they are heat moldable, but they were comfortable from the first time I tried them.

Best Footbeds Ever!

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

Quality footbed

I have $600 custom orthotics and my SOLE footbeds are way more comfortable!


Around 25 years ago I developed a foot problem that made walking painful. A podiatrist made some hard plastic orthotics that helped a lot and a few years later I could get by without them. Then my wife gave me a pair of SOLE footbeds and I've been using them every day since. I have them in all my shoes and my foot pain, caused by a malformed bone has not returned. I often go on 5-mile hikes by the way, without difficulty.

Awesome footbeds

I've been wearing these for weeks now and the pain in my feet has diminished considerably. They are very easy to mold, very comfortable, and easily transferable between shoes.

Met footbeds

Great for my pickleball shoes!

Perfect footbed for snowboard boots

I replaced the footbed of my snowboard boots with the Active Thick with met pad and they have never been that comfy and with a nice tight and precise fit! I recommend!


I wear these footbeds in boots and they are super. I am on my feet all day mainly in an outdoors enviroment and they provide great support and comfort. I will buy again!


These footbeds are really great. Super fit and comfort for all day relief. I will buy again.

Best footbeds

I love all SOLE products! These are the only footbeds I use since they are the only ones that make wearing steel toe shoes all day bearable.

Best footbeds ever

I have been wearing these for weeks now and my feet do not hurt any more. I love these footbeds and will never buy any others but these. It makes wearing steel toe shoes all day bearable.

Met Pad

My first footbeds were Active Medium and I liked them but these new ones I got with the met pad gives extra support that I enjoy even more.

Best footbeds ever

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

Best footbeds ever

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

Trusted Footbeds

Been using these for years after a bout of plantar fasciitis. They are highly recommended.

Great footbeds

These fit very well and I have no foot pain whatsoever when I walk which is usually at least 10k a day. Highly recommend

Derek M

Great Slide

I’m not big on slides but these are a stand out! Love the look, adjustability and of course the footbed. Highly recommend!

Solved my issues at a reasonable price.

I normally use custom footbeds to stabilize my foot and relieve foot pain. So far these seem to do the trick at a much more reasonable price point..

Best footbeds

I have to stand all day at my job and these provide great relief to my feet.


Great slides

Very supportive footbed. Great around the house too.

perfect footbeds

I use them in hiking boots and everyday boots. Couldn't be better.

Great orthotic footbeds for my running shoes

I've been wearing these for a few months and they are great, no foot pain.

Helen Kroeker

Very nice boots and comfortable

I bought theses boots predominantly because they were a great price for Black Friday. I love these boots. They are comfortable, look great and they have the SOLE footbed right in the design of the boot.

Pleasantly surprised

I started to have heel pain when my work boots were weren’t tight enough. I figured I developed plantar fasciitis but usual treatment didn’t work. I bought SOLE footbeds and I found the heel pain has improved. This can be a result of time, usually treatment and using SOLE footbeds. I’m pleasantly surprised by the feel and advertising by the Darkhorse podcast

Stellar Footbeds!

As a past alpine and mtb racer, I have had many footbeds … both aftermarket and custom made. This is the first off the shelf footbed that I found to be great! Out of the box, they are good, but after heat molding, these are nearly as good as a custom made. Incredible deal for the money! I’m using in my bike shoes for cold days, and in my ski boots. Getting a second pair so I don’t need to swap. They do take up room, so be sure you have it or like a tight fit. Thank you SOLE!

Comfortable footbeds

I've been using for several years and they keep my plantar fascitis from acting up.

SOLE is Solid!

I've been wearing these footbeds for weeks and find they are the perfect amount of support to compliment my health and wellness improvement routine. I liked them so much, I ordered a pair for each of the family members in this house! Instructions are easy, good quality and arrived quickly.

The only footbed I wear

I’ve been wearing SOLE footbeds in my walking shoes for a number of years. I recently switched to the ones with met pads. They have made my 5 mile walks so much more comfortable and even extended the life of my shoes. The best inSOLE.

Save your feet with these footbeds

Added these to my winter boots and it made all the difference. Recommended!

Fantastic footbeds

I purchased these for my skates. I have tried at least 5 types including custom footbeds, Superfeet, Dr. Scholls and Bauer heat molded speed plates. Given that the SOLE footbeds have all the foot relief remedies built into the sole, topped with the pad for comfort makes these the best yet for my skates. The pain I used to suffer starting half way through my ice times is gone! Now I can skate for hours.

Great Flip flops

It’s currently winter here in Canada, but I have been wearing these around the house in preparation for a trip to Australia and New Zealand. The footbed feels really good, handling my heel and metatarsal issues. They feel quite a bit better than my Reefs.

Fixed a boot that was too wide

Due to the thickness and shape of this footbed I am now able to comfortably wear a pair of boots that had been too wide. My feet had been sliding and causing hot spots. That problem is now fixed.

Fantastic upgrade

I decided to try these out in a pair of shoes that I found uncomfortable. I'm glad I did. As soon as I took out the original footbeds, I understood why the shoes didn't feel very good. The materials and shape were vastly inferior to the SOLE footbeds. I should note that the shoes were not cheap either. I now wear the shoes regularly.

Helped me achieve a perfect fit.

I used these in my work boots and hiking boots that were just a bit loose fitting. The thickness of the footbed was enough to make up for a less than perfect fit. I have found them to be very comfortable as well.

Excellent footbeds!!!!

I recently went from regular Active SOLEs to Active MET Pad SOLEs. I like the hump in the middle of my instep. I can't quite describe the sensation/feeling. I also have other SOLEs without the MET Pad and I like to rotate between them in different types of shoes. I'm a runner and have many pairs of runners that I rotate depending on conditions, terrain, mood and pain. I currently have Active Thin, Active Medium and Active Thick. My feet do get wet from conditions which have steered me away from the Performance models. Depending on how your shoes fit, it's a little trial and error for which thickness you choose. I try and buy 2 thicknesses at a time as I want the ultimate fit in my shoes. On a side note; I purchased a pair of ON Trail waterproof runners and found that both 10.5 and 11 were too tight. Normally, I'm a 10.5, but in waterproof they want you to 1 up in size. I should have gone with 11.5, but found that with size 11 my toes were crunching the top of the shoes. After inserting the Active Thin SOLEs, my toes pulled away slightly and now touch slightly giving them the perfect fit! I finally have a pair of SOLEs in every shoe I own, including my boots. Some have MET pads some don't. I prefer it that way my feet get a fresh feeling every time I lace up a pair. I decided not to switch my SOLEs from shoe to shoe as every time I did, I felt I had to adjust them ever so slightly to get them to fit just right(personal preference). As I see it, every shoe is different and that's what makes up the difference in adjustment. For some, that may not be important, but for me, it's a matter of whether or not I can continue to run and stay away from injuries. I don't want to count how many I have, but I'm sure well over 10 pairs and counting!!!! Enough said...


Bought these to replace cheap footbed that came with a pair of leather boots. They fit great and are very durable.

Excellent support

I love the SOLE footbed with met pad. The arch support is really great - much better than other after-market footbeds I’ve used. Very high quality too.

Very Best Footbeds

I ordered the SOLE Active Thick with Met Pad for my husband’s work-boots and he has found tremendous relief from his plantar fasciitis!! He has tried many other insoles but none helped the pain! He is so happy with the SOLE insoles that I am going to order and try them for my bad ankle and knees!

Great quality footbed

These are the best footbeds I've found. I walked on these all over Bolivia, and I'm really glad I had them with me. They made hiking much easier on my feet.

Love these footbeds

I have been wearing these for a few weeks and my feet feel much better. I highly recommend them for anyone with plantar fasciitis. I like them better than the expensive custom orthotics I have.

Best footbeds

I love the Active footbeds. I hike a lot and also do a lot of walking. These help my posture so much that I don’t get the leg aches that I used to get prior to using orthotics. Are used to have three-quarter length orthotics made specifically for me, but needed new ones and my doctor recommended these rather than having ones molded specifically for my feet. They work every bit as good as the molded ones made specifically for me in and are less expensive.

Really enjoying these!

New to the footbed world after dealing with posterior tibial tendonitis (and unknowingly needing the support). Tried a few other brands in stores and never felt comfortable. These just hit the spot for me.

effective footbeds

More than lived up to expectations

A great footbed!

I was tired of switching out my one pair of custom orthotics. I tried these on a whim and I am convinced they provide superior support for a fraction of the price.

Best Dress Shoe Footbed

Purchased to replace in dress shoe without any arch support, shoes were much more comfortable after replacement.

Best Replacement Footbeds

All day comfort walking on concrete and black top.

SOLE footbed review

My husband has been using these for years. I surprised him with four new pairs for Christmas. He was very pleased!

Great SOLEs - footbeds!

SOLE just makes insoles (footbeds) right. I have been using Superfeet for a long time. For several years now I have been wearing SOLE and love them. They are sturdy, provide excellent support, and look good.

Choice of footbeds for Nordic walking!

I bought these for the metatarsal pad and they are amazing! Great support, great pain relief and fit true to size for my shoes. I wear a size 10.5 Altra and bought the 11 to trim it down and to have it a little wider. Just wish there was a bigger market for wide insoles with the metatarsal pad!

keep your balance

While these footbeds don't last nearly as long as the thick ones, they help stop foot fatigue in tight fitting shoes

go the distance

These footbeds help keep my feet in good shape and help me run and hike thousands of KM a year

Best footbeds for me

Since using these footbeds in regular footwear, ankle discomfort, due to an old injury has been GREATLY reduced. The arch support is so good for my feet.


I use these footbeds in my boots and they provide great support all day long. Really like them and I will buy again.

Love the footbeds

My Pedorthist suggested them years ago when I had plantar fasciitis. I have used them ever since. I am on my feet a lot a work and they make a difference.

Great Purchase

I have purchased a few different insoles and love them all. I can’t be without a pair in all of my shoes. These are my footbeds of choice after trying many other products.

I thought I was going to need orthotics :(

A sudden & very painful onset of metatarsal-area pain prompted me to look for a solution...even if just a temporary one. I bought two different (and less expensive) metatarsal foot pain relief products and both failed miserably. The SOLE Met Pad footbed provided instant relief...but more importantly, lasting relief. It hasn't eliminated my problem - obviously I have a structural issue that needs to be addressed, but when I'm wearing shoes with the SOLE insole inside, the pain instantly drops by about 50% and once I start walking, after about 50-100 steps, the pain drops another 25-40%. Sometimes it goes away completely. On a related note, if you are a DIY kind of person, I have also started the first set of exercises in the book - The Foot Fix: 4 Weeks to Healthier, Happier Feet by Yamuna Zake - and they have made a big difference too. But first, buy a couple of pairs of SOLE insoles...I have recommended them to two friends already :)

Great footbeds.

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

Truly superior footbeds

After being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis many years ago the podiatrist told me that after I left her office I should go straight to Ted's Shoe and Sport and buy a pair of SOLE footbeds (and never to go barefoot!), so I went there and bought my first pair. They were just what I needed. Over time I found it easier to have a pair of soles in each pair of my shoes, rather then switching one pair of soles between shoes. I now have soles in each pair of shoes I own - so no more switching - including in the nice, warm slippers I'm wearing right now. And oh yeah, haven't had plantar fasciitis since.

Nothing Better

I've been using SOLE footbeds in shoes since a 2004 thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. They've been in my shoes hiking over many more long trails as well as my everyday use. They're easy to mold, fit the shoe perfect and make my feet happy. I recommend them all the time.

Quality footbed at a great price!

I've been using these products as suggested by my doctor for the last few years. Great product and works well in all of my shoes.

Excellent footbeds

Excellent footbeds I am a physician and have been using and referring these foot beds for many years. They are especially good for plantar fasciitis and flat feet. The company also gives tremendous customer support.

Footbeds are the best

Had first pair, were awesome so ordered two more pairs. Wear in running shoes, shoes and boots.

Affordable and works well

These footbeds molded quickly to my feet and were exactly what I was looking for to put in my Blundstones. I ordered the same size as my shoe and there was no trimming required. I still find the medium cushioning to be on the thin side, so if you have the space I would definitely suggest going with the "thick" for more comfort (I just couldn't be bothered to ask for an exchange). I have also had some issues with corns on the ball of my foot so I got the met pad, and the corns have greatly diminished. The met pad felt a bit weird during the first few wears but now it isn't at all noticeable. After looking at many options I'm so glad I went with SOLE! Their customer service team is awesome and very responsive.

Best footbeds for all feet types!

As a physical therapist and runner, it’s hard to find solid and sturdy footbeds that last. Well, these insoles are the best! I wear them in my running shoes, work shoes, and kick around shoes. No pain and excellent arch support! No more pain equals happy feet! Recommend these to all my patients and friends!

good footbeds

Extra thick. Insulates pretty good. You will need loose fitting boots, or thinner socks though. I wish they were available with met pads.

Work footbeds

On concrete and steel all day these make huge difference in fatigue and pain.

Work footbeds

Had many of these. Last you about 6 months at 5 days last week say good bye to foot pain.

Mark Abrahamson

Fits snug footwear!

I use Signature CD Thin footbeds in my Olukai shoes. They fit perfectly!

Solid arch support footbeds

Instantly my arches and feet feel rejuvenated, and it's as if I have new feet. They are thick, so make sure your shoes can handle it. I've put mine in my rubber boots and they are excellent.

Hiked the Appalachian Trail with my Soles!

I used my SOLE footbeds on a 900 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. The product gave support and comfort the entire hike. While other hikers complained about their foot pain I remained pain free and happy!

A hard-to-find shape with typical SOLE quality

SOLE is one of the two brands I use as replacement footbeds. For shoes that I wear for extended periods, nothing is better than SOLE. This particular footbed has the very wide toe box that you find on some shoes. It provides a unique opportunity to get SOLE comfort in every shoe I own.

Footbeds and flip flops

I was referred to these from a orthotics specialist for my plantar fasciitis and purchased first the flip flops. When I noticed such a difference they had made, I purchased two sets of footbeds. The best purchase I made. I no longer suffer from plantar fasciitis.

Start and end here. ;)

Wanted to take a moment and share my experience with these insoles / footbeds. After trying many other brands and styles, I’ve finally found the footbeds that work perfectly for my foot and shoe. I work retail and am on concrete all day long. These footbeds provide superb support with great cushioning. They fit true to size. I was able to use the Men’s W10 in a Danner 9.5 Bull Run boot without any trimming needed. Give these a try and you’ll probably love them too.

Excellent footbeds

Use the active thick footbeds in all my shoes and boots. Like them so much I gifted them for Christmas this year.

My go-to for foot comfort and arch support

I have accumulated a good number of these footbeds because I use them in every pair of shoes I own. I started years ago with one or two, pairs but after years of using other footpads and being disappointment, I didn't want to buy too many of a new set. But then, they turned out to the BEST I'd ever worn, and one order led to another, etc. I do highly recommend this SOLE!

Best footbeds I’ve ever used

I’ve tried expensive custom made footbeds, and several of the best over the counter ones. SOLEs are the most effective and long lasting ones I’ve experienced for backpacking, long walking, and everyday use. Love them.

Love these footbeds

I have both the active thin and active medium both with met pads (3 pairs of each). I love them! I don’t wear shoes without them. The thin ones work in dressier shoes or my Converse sneaker collection. The medium are perfect in my Keen sneakers and Blundstones.

Great Footbed

Been wearing for a few weeks and so far durable and comfortable. Initial customization takes some work

Outstanding support

SOLE footbeds are the best. I use these and other footbeds in all of my shoes.

Great product for great price

Really happy with the footbeds at a price that compares favorably to the non-moldable ones

Low-cost customer footbed

Great footbeds for the price - much better than Superfeet / Sidas / others at a similar cost.

Best footbeds I've ever tried.

I've had these footbeds for at least 4 years and they are still going strong. Got some for another pair of boots and another for a friend (who loves them too).

Best footbed I’ve ever worn

Been suffering from plantar fasciitis and other foot pains to the point where I would call in at work because I wasn’t able to walk and my foot would be swollen. I decided to finally give this footbed a try. I’m in steel toes and on my feet all day. Second day wearing these, my plantar and foot pain is starting to go away and I’ve been able to start walking properly again without limping . I would recommend these to everyone and will purchase more for all my shoes.

Best footbeds ever

I was recommended these by my foot doctor as I have a plantar fibroma. I bought one for my hikers and one for my daily shoes. They work!

Planter Fasciitis no more

These footbeds have totalled cured my planter fascitis - virtually gone! So pleased, I ordered 2 more pairs so I don't have to switch them out constantly. thank you!

Andrew Dolder

Best footbed

Sturdy and good fit in the shoe without adjustment.

Best footbeds

I have tried the competition and these are the best.

Nice , casual footbeds!

These footbeds are good for more casual wear. They keep my feet happy!

Great footbeds!

These footbeds are great for hiking!

Love these footbeds!

I have been wearing these footbeds everyday for years now, I could not survive working on concrete floors without them.

Great upgrade for my wife's snowboard boots.

My wife's snowboard boots were a bit large to start, but the thick footbed with met pad made them fit perfect. She says they are very comfy. Bought some for my kids snowboard boots too.

Amazing footbeds

I have 6 pairs now and I put them in all of my important footwear: ski boots, hiking boots, firefighting boots, running shoes. The consistency from style to style is nice. They are also trim to fit if they are slightly to long or wide you can trim them to fit your shoe or boot perfectly. They are supportive, but not rigid. Your foot splays throughout your stride, so I prefer a supportive footbed that is a little soft. I have both the cork and the original and they are great! Will definitely continue to buy.

Best footbeds

These are great! Wearing them for over a month, just got two more pairs.

Fantastic footbeds

I've had my footbeds about a month, and they keep my body in alignment which helps with my feet and knees. I liked them so much that I've purchased more of them. A fantastic product!


Really helps provide the support and comfort I need.

Excellent footbeds!

Added these to my hiking shoes and ice skates - Foot Heaven! Highly recommend!

David Foreit

Great footbeds!!

I have Soles in every pair of shoes I own. Cannot go without them. They feel great and at a fraction of what the podiatrist charges

Absolutely the Best Footbeds

I have worn these for years because they have a met pad. Without them I have so much foot pain I can barely walk. Thank you, SOLE!

Love the footbeds

I’ve been using the footbeds with metatarsal pad for several years. They are essential and alleviate my pain from metatarsalgia.

The Best!

We have tried various footbeds over the years and always return to SOLE - they are the best.

Great footbeds!

I started using them for pain relief. They are so comfortable, I now use them all the time!

I love my footbeds

I have been wearing the footbeds for at least 5 years. They have helped my feet so much. I would and have recommended them to anyone who have issues with their feet.

Awesome Footbeds

I've tried all kinds of custom footbeds from various manufacturers, but these footbeds from SOLE are the only ones that I would recommend.

Best footbeds I’ve ever used.

I’ve been using SOLE footbeds for years, in my hiking boots and in my everyday walking shoes. They've helped my high arch problems and have provided excellent support resulting in more comfort and fewer foot pain. I’m hard on my shoes and put a lot of miles on them every month. SOLE footbeds are my go-to footbeds, and have performed better than my custom made ones for way less money. And they last a long time.

Red SOLE footbed

This was highly recommend to me & I thought to give it a try. Why not. I’ve used other ones but find these are the best. My feet never hurt.

Great footbeds

Very nice footbed and good support. Using them in my ski boots. Heated them in the oven as recommended due to low arch. Only negative is the cork crumbles a bit when inserting into boot liner, especially when heated.

The best footbeds period!

Honestly I buy a 1/2 size up for shoes that feel like there might be a bit tight just so I can get these guys in there because they comfortable while at the same time fixing my plantar fasciitis. I've bought in 2 pairs of these and will probably buy a 3rd soon.

Andrew Simpson

Perfect everyday footbeds

These footbeds are great for switching in-and-out of shoes while maintaining a good amount of comfort.

Amazing footbeds for shoes with low ceiling

These are great for shoes that already fit quite snug and don't have a lot of room for footbeds.

Andrew Simpson

Amazing footbeds

These are perfect for snowboarding.


Ideal footbeds

They fit in my vans and are super comfortable, cut them down to size 9 and heat molded in the oven. The deep heel cup keeps your foot where it should be. Digging these for sure.

Must have footbeds

I been wearing these insoles for a year now, I have mild Planter Fascitis and play active racquetball. The difference with and without is quite significant, the arch support and stability I get with these insoles is remarkable. Since my first purchase I have purchased few more insoles and have been using them for all other shoes (Casual, Winter Shoes). Eyes closed would recommend this product based on personal experience. Also these insoles give you same output as the custom ortho for which most of us pay over $300.


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 footbeds ever!

I have purchased many footbeds with no luck until I found SOLE! We will be a customer for life. My feet say "thankyou"!

Sylvia Hernandez

Best footbeds ever

Been wearing these and found that they are the best that I have found yet. My chiropractor recommended and did not disappoint.

Yes! They work!

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

Works great

This is the second time I had bought a SOLE footbed. First one was the Active model for my runners which fit nicely. I wanted a second pair (thinner) to fit my dress shoes. These fit perfectly and even though they are thinner they provide the right support for my feet and are very comfortable.

Cozy and comfortable

Great footbeds, love the support and they make my blundstones so much more comfortable and cozy. They are definitely thick though so make sure you have enough room in your shoes. I'm wearing thinner socks to make it work (which is fine since they are nice and warm with the insoles)

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.

Ryan Roberts


Even though I just use these in my casual shoes, they are awesome. They provide great support and comfort in all my shoes, regardless of the activities I'm doing. I've been using SOLE footbeds for years and these are just as great as all the others.

Footbeds with metpads

These are my favourite insoles because of the met pad! The cork is an added bonus.

Best Ones Out There

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

amazing footbeds

the met pads make these foot beds perfectly comfortable

Best Footbeds ever!

I’ve been wearing these for a month after noticing my ankle was supinating. This was causing numbness and unsteady gait. These insoles have replaced the insoles in work and casual shoes. They are a great thickness! Love them! True to size in sneakers but had to size down for casual shoes.

Great Footbeds!

I've used these footbeds for years. They have literally "saved" my walk. My arches needed support and they got it. I don't need to worry about aching feet anymore.

Extremely supportive and yet comfortable footbeds.

Hello, I’ve had a chance to use these Performance Thick footbeds for about a month already and have found them to be extremely supportive while still being cushy enough to be very comfortable as well. I use the men’s size 10 in a Danner 9.5 bull run work boot and they fit perfectly with no trimming necessary. The cork really helps on those long work days. These are a must for work boots, imho. Give them a try and I’m sure you’ll be impressed too.

Bruce Meli

ANOTHER pair of shoes now made more comfortable!

I have a number of SOLE footbeds, and they all make my incredibly fancy, but not always comfortable, shoes feel GREAT! Thank you SOLE!

John Daly


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.


I visited a podiatrist around the same time I ordered the footbeds and they’ve made a great deal of difference for a slightly fallen metatarsal splay

Very comfy

Basic flips that are way more than basic. Bought mainly for showering at public campgrounds. Easy on and off when wet, the footbeds are a huge step up from flip flops. Very supportive and comfortable for walking

Best footbeds ever

I have been wearing these for years. I spend a lot of time on my feet working in a large truck dealership. Worth it

Julia Spragge


This were suggested by my physiotherapist and they are amazing

Good footbeds

I have a fallen arch and these have improved the pain in my foot.

Best footbeds ever

Great products, have been using for years

Major upgrade over original footbeds

I’m going to need a few more pairs of these footbeds because I’m always swapping them into every pair of shoes and boots I own! I can no longer stand to use stock footbeds after experiencing the comfort and stability that my SOLE Performance footbeds provide. There is no comparison.

Perfect winter sport footbeds

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

Thin footbeds with arch support

Most footbeds take up too much room in my shoes. The arch support of these is decent, and they are quite thin.

Excellent footbeds

I have metatarsalgia and was prescribed orthotics which were hugely expensive. I find these just as effective and much more affordable. I have them in all my shoes now - for biking, skiing , running, hiking, and everyday wear. It is so good to be able to do all my regular activities again without painful feet.

excellent footbeds

I have metatarsalgia and was prescribed orthotics which were hugely expensive. I find these just as effective and much more affordable. I have them in all my shoes now - for biking, skiing , running, hiking, and everyday wear. It is so good to be able to do all my regular activities again without painful feet.

lilian Chung

Best footbeds

My friend recommended me this product. I ordered a pair and found it fit and supported my feet very well so I turned around to recommended it to my family and friends.

Very Nice!

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!

Gerardo Suarez del Real

Great everyday footbeds

Great all-around footbeds. The right support/cushion balance.

Good footbeds

I put these into a pair of boots that I wear regularly that were starting to feel clunky. The footbeds did what they needed to and are making the boot more comfortable


Great for Work

Through long hours of standing and walking on hard surfaces at my job, SOLE footbeds give me more energy at the end of the day and help keep my feet feeling good all day long. For years now, I add a pair of SOLE footbeds to each new pair of work shoes. They upgrade any pair of shoes and are worth the price.

Namrataben Shah

Best footbeds

Best for casual wear

Best footbeds

I love them

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 footbeds

I have these in all my runners and my rubber boots. They are just as good as the orthotics I paid hundreds of dollars for!

Best footbeds ever

These footbeds are awesome, so comfortable and supportive.


Great Footbeds

The Softec Ultra footbeds provide excellent support.

Very comfortable

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

My 3rd pair of SOLE footbeds and not the last

I am still not sure if I prefer the cork version or not but they are well made and ship quickly. I like the wide selection of thickness and materials.

First time user 😀

My husband has been using SOLE footbeds for several years and swears by them. I finally decided to check it out and am very pleased with the result. I could hardly believe the comfort when walking but in my feet overall. I’m converted.

David Foreit

Great footbed and even better value!

I have all my patients with foot/knee/ hip pain put these on their shoes with great results. Great value. Much better than going to the podiatrist for “custom” and VERY expensive footbeds

David Foreit

Great footbeds!

I have these in each of my work boots. I threw out the ones from my podiatrist. These are much more comfortable.

David Foreit

Terrific footbeds

It really doesn’t get much better. These are in all my work boots and have made a huge difference in how my feet feel at the end of each day.

Terrific footbeds

Why see a podiatrist when SOLE footbeds are all you need. I have a pair of these in every shoe I own. Even my cycling shoes feel better with them inside.

Now my shoes are comfortable

I struggle finding shoes that don't irritate my morton's neuroma but with these footbeds I have more options.

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.

Comfortable footbed for running

The cork footbeds are very comfortable! I have very flat feet, and I don't have any pain after a good jog! Recommended!

Great footbed !

Excellent support !

Best fit, higly durable, great suppot

SOLE customers for 2 years. Use them for constant support as replacement to standard footbeds in Asics high end shoes. Love them!

Amazing Footbeds

I bought these to put in an older pair of shoes that I wear to work everyday. Not only have they made my feet feel better, but they have extended the life of my shoes!

Wicked great !

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

Most comfortable footbeds

I’ve tried many orthopedic footbeds, even other models from SOLE. This is the most comfortable ever.

Solid Footbeds

Very supportive in every pair of shoes.

Minimalist footbed

Does exactly what you need it to, support the metatarsals, without adding extra bulk

Great footbed

The "Performance" cork version is still supportive but with more flex, suits casual sneakers well

by far the most supportive comfortable footbeds

been wearing for a couple of months now, have SOLE insoles in all footwear, highly recommended. Personally like the met pad versions in particular.

Best footbed ever

My feet don’t get sore at all anymore when using these!

John Garratt

Well made and comfortable.

This is the first pair of SOLE footbeds I have purchased and I love them. They give me maximum support in my Hoka shoes. I have since taken advantage of special offers from SOLE and purchased a second pair.


Best footbeds ever

Love them

Met Pad is a must for me

SOLE footbeds with Met pads are amazing!

Must buy!

I bought these over a month ago. Best decision I’ve ever made. I wear these around the house and out everyday. They are the most comfortable and lightweight sandal I’ve ever purchased and I’ve tried nearly every “comfort” sandal due to having plantar fasciitis. These are awesome just like SOLE’s footbeds. Will be buying again.

Ruben T

Very comfortable flip

These are my first ever owned flips that have a cork footbed and they are very comfortable. They have molded to my feet very quickly. They are lightweight also. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is compared to the Catalina flip I also own they seem a little flimsy. Hopefully the Malibu will last for as long as the Catalina has. Overall I am extremely pleased with the Malibu flip.

Best wide fit footbeds ever

These footbeds are very true to size, but as important is the wide fit that they were rated as. This has been quite a problem previously, but these are terrific and very comfortable. Fit in my existing shoes too!

Awesome fit

I've recently been diagnosed with Hallux rigidus. Very difficult to not only find shoes that fit, but are actually comfortable. These shoes are both and look great as well. Thanks for making such great shoes, footbeds and footwear.

Gregory Doty

Only footbeds that work

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

Love my footbeds!

I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for over a year now. A friend of mine suggested SOLE footbeds so I ordered a pair and they have helped so much I ordered a pair of shoes as well! Can’t wait to get them in the mail!!!

Kristen Smith

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!

Footwear must have

Been using these footbeds for many years. I put them in all my shoes and boots. Excellent comfort and durability. Shoes fit better along with excellent arch support.

Happy Skeptic

Just as my review title suggests, I was skeptical of these soles. I've tried others and I've thought those were terrible to OK. These SOLE footbeds are wonderful. I knew within minutes I'd made the right choice. After wearing them for a week, I went to Greece for two weeks and walked nearly 100 miles cumulatively. Not once did my feet, including arches, hurt or give me issues. I would buy these again and recommend them to others.


The very basic best

Slim line and lightweight but with SOLE’s footbed so all the right support.

Great footbeds!

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

Better than expected

Who knew the SOLE footbed would be, well, not a life changer but so darn great and comfortable to walk in!

Best footbeds

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

Still my favorite!

I've been wearing these footbeds for years and still love every pair!

Great product

I find the quality and comfort of the footbed to be comparable to my expensive custom orthopaedic insoles for much less of the price!

Cute and reduce pain!

I absolutely love these shoes. Not only do they suit my style and are great for work or walking around the neighbourhood, but the footbeds really help with my alignment and reduce my lumbosacral/SI joint pain. Thanks SOLE for making attractive orthopedic quality footwear!

Solid footbeds

Very comfortable, I find them on the thicker side though and have them in my winter hikers, where they're great. If you're going to use them for everyday type shoes I'd probably go with the thins.

Great support in all my athletic shoes

I've been wearing SOLE footbeds for several years. Whenever I buy a new pair of athletic shoes I also buy a SOLE insole for them.

Flipping over your flips

Seriously, my feet love the footbeds of your flips. Got my first pair of insoles too. Need them in all my shoes.

Kevin Trick

Great Shoe!

Fit and look great! Fit true to size. There is no need for footbed inserts due to the cork insert. Very comfortable and great support. Going to order a second pair, in another colour. Definitely recommended.

More comfortable than my custom orthotics!

I’ve been wearing the cork footbeds with met pads for about 4 years and I now have them in all of my shoes.

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)!!

Game changer

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

Great flipin flip

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

Reliable footwear

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

Shirleen Burnett

The only flips I can wear!

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

As always, my expectations were exceeded

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

Excellent foot beds

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

Randall Stewart

Greatest footbeds

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


Best footbeds

Comfortable and elegant

Sheri Unrau


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

Great footbeds

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

Great for snowboard boots

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

Best Orthotics I Have Ever Owned

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


Best Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

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

Greatest Foot beds ever

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

Margaret Flanagan

Great footbeds

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

Who knew

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

Leigh Orser

Nice lightweight flip

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

Have to share this.

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

Best footbed ever. Helps with neuropathy.

Very comfortable.

Alexander Ignatiev

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).

Alexander Ignatiev

A unique take on the flip flop

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

Great Product

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

Always exceeds my expectations!

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

Absolutely love these footbeds

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

Shawn Kline

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.

Love these flip flops

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

Tammy N Perks

Cute Comfy Shoes

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


Love these footbeds.

Love these footbeds.

Super comfortable and great support.

Foot pain relief

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

Flatfoot style

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

Excellent Footbed

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

Narrow fit

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

Straighten Up Those Ankles

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

life changing...

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

Go to insoles

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

SOLE Met Pad Footbed... The Anecdote!

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

Impressed with the cork footbed!

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

Prayers answered

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

Marion Weitz

5 stars!!

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

Worth considering

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

Finally, relief from foot pain!

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

Plantar Perfect!

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

Perfect in winter hikers

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

Performs very well

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

Sport flips

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

SOLE saved me!!

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

Comfortable insoles

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

Sport flips

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

Thank Goodness!

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


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

Love cork

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

Solved my foot pain

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

Life-changing insoles

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

My Wife Loves Them!

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

Extremely Helpful!

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

Great for plantar fasciitis

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


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

Pain relief at an affordable price

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

Plantar fasciitis relief !

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

Too Thick

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


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

Kathleen Marvin

I love these

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

Comfortable, durable, and supportive

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

Claire Kunigonis

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.

Patrick m graves

Great shoe 10 out of 10!!!

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

Amazing footbeds!

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


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

SOLE is the best footbed brand

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

Aging Arches

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

SOLE Footbed

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

Aussie boots fixed

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

Great addition to my rugby boots

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

Great Purchase

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

SOLE footbeds

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

Perfect for flat foot

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


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

These are for you!!

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

Amazing foot bed

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

Good Footbed

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

Great footbed

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

GO to Footbed

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

The best flip flops

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

Jin Koh

Good for plantar fascia

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

Totally works!

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

Awesome product

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

Love it!

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

Great for Morton’s neuroma

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

Amazing Foot Support

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

The Bombdiggity of Flips

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

they work great

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

Knee pain

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

Best brand for flips!

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

So wonderful to be able to wear flip flops again

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

Huge improvement

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


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

Works well

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

Excellent foot bed

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

Robert Wiebe

Very comfortable

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


Perfect soles

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

comfy but more minimalist

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

Supports high arches

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

customer journeys

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

Best flip flops I ever had

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

Able to Hike Again

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

Don Meidinger

Liked previous version better

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

Craig Smith

These are good

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

The only brand I buy

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

So comfy!

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

These make all my shoes comfy!

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



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


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

Nearly perfect

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

Gilles G Beauchemin

Not for sweaty feet!

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

Great insert post-surgery

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

Lawrence Cherniack

Wonderful shoe!

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

Lawrence Cherniack

Comfortable shoe!

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

A Normal Fit for Narrow Feet

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

David Tetley

Always Buy SOLE Footbefds

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

William C Smith

Life changing

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

Take no steps! Without this.

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

Ski boot footbed

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

A little hard

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

Plantar Fasciitis

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

10 thousand kms and counting

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

Fantastic support in my errand shoes

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


work medium

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

Foot pain no more

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

Foot pain no more

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

Best non custom footbed!

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

Outstanding for my feet!

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

Joint pain went from a 7 to a 1

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

Quality footbed

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

Cork is the way

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

My second pair

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

Great SOLE

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

Tamara Levitz


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

Awesome flip flops for Plantar Fasciitis

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


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

Great solution to a painful foot problem

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

Great Choice

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

Kim J Wozniak

SOLE Sandals and Footbeds

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

Doing the JOB

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

SOLE for my Soul

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

Better for slender feet

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

Good support, too thick for my running shoes.

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

I love this flip!

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

John A Kershaw

My first nonCork SOLE product

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

Best Orthotics

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

Love my Santa Cruz Flips

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

Really nice looking shoes

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

Margaret R Davidson

SOLE has saved my feet

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


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

Love my Santa Cruz Flips

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

Great Flip Flop

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

Relieves foot pain

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

Happy Feet

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

Mark Rivkin

Mendocino slide upper hurt toes

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

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

decent insole for high arches

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

Scott Wilson

Great option for support

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

What a Savior!

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

Jason Koldewijn

Recovery & rehab

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

Amazing Customer Service

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

Almost perfect!

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

SOLE family now

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

Marlene A Everett

Feet are happy

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

True comfort

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

Good combination of support & comfort

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

True comfort

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

John A Kershaw

a fantastic shoe

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

SOLE footbeds = No more pain

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


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

Ryan OReilly

Amazing comfort

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

Met Pads

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

Great Sole

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

SOLE Active Wide Medium for knee pain

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

Audrey Yank

Knee problems solved

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


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

Super Comfortable and Durable

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

John Kershaw

Almost perfect fit out of the box

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

Love these!

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

Shawn McGrath

Great for Running

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

Dallin Dance

Every day use!

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

Meredith Hutchison

SOLE is the Best!

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

The best insoles - keep my feet healthy

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

Longtime use

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

Longtime use

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

Ann Hatch

Happy feet, Happy me!!

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

Donald W Roeseke Jr

All day support

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

Donald W Roeseke Jr


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

Eric C Young

Stylish flats

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

Best yet

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

They work awesome

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

Overweight/Post Hip Surgery Win!!

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

Mrs Michelle maras

Best flip/orthodic/sexy shoe ever

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

Fantastic Soles

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

Love this product

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

Love these!

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

Jeffrey S Ammons

Used sole since active duty military

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

Fantastic Inserts

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

Love this product

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

Gilles lebeault

Body aches

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

Jean-Francois Gaudreau

Repeat customer

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

Costa flip

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


Sweet Flip

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

SOLE Performance Medium Footbeds

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


Comfort, Value, Style...Worth It!

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

Glad to be Back

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

Excellent fit for my hockey skates!

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


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

Really enjoy the footbed

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

Laura barnes


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

Great for being on your feet all day

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

Women’s Del Mar Sport Flip

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

Great for pain relief

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

Supportive and protective

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

Zero Drop - SOLE Gets it Right

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

Wife loves them

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

SOLE Active Medium Footbed Review

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

So far so good

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

Affordable alternative to orthotic footbed

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

Happy feet!

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

and I used to hate Flip Flops...

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

Curtis Pauls

Great service!!!!

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


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

Amazing footbeds!

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

Comfortable and fashionable

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

Tim Simmons

Great product

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

Excellent footbeds

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

Active Medium for achilles

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

Liked it but...

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

Shawn Stanyar

Life Saver

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

Great insole

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

Randy Froese

My SOLE Flips!

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

I recommend this brand

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

Sandy Courtney

life saver

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

Helps with pronation

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


SOLE insoles

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

Sara Buffel

Adorable sport flip

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

Love these foot beds!

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

Kim Wozniak

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


Love this footwear!

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

As expected

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

Great insert for running

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

Amazing "Soles"!

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

SOLE insole

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

I can walk again!

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

Scott Moore

Sole Footbeds are a Godsend.

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

Jim Wright

Amazing flips

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


Great flip

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

Great foot beds / insoles

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

Just like custom orthotics

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

Great fit, Durable insole

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

A happy runner once again!

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

Altra fit SOLEs!

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

Comfort Update

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

Life changing

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


Amazing footbed, but they broke...

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

Saved my feet

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

Colleen Harland

Love these!

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

All Star

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



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

Got me running again

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


Ultra luxe comfort!

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


Made my running comfortable

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

Awesome footbeds

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

Great for women's shoes!

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

Great all around footbed

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

Good padding for backpacking long miles

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

Just like my 400 dollar orthotics

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


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


Best ever

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

William DeLorie

Great for Soccer

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

Riley Mullin

Would Recommend

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

Kelly Babcock

Super comfortable sports sandals

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

Carmen Sanders

Foot pain

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


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

Neil Gallaway

Trail ready!

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


Love Sole

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

Glenda Martin

Great holiday no Blisters

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

Great Footbeds

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

Sole for me

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

Byron Baker

Sole is great

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


Best ever footbeds

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


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

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

John Russell

A Lifesaver

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

Just the best

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


Great insert

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



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

Heel pain gone away!

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


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


Foot pains

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


The best flip flop - ever.

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

Ian Thornton

Thank you!

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

Best for what I do

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

Zackary Andriuk

Built to the same high standard

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

I love them

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


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



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


long distance runner.

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

rick rogers

run with the best

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


Healthy Shoes

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

Excellent Product

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

Excellent Product

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

Brian M Smith

best possible option

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

A great sole

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



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

Best Insoles Ever!

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

David H.

No Competition

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

Jorge Pena

Best Product in the market

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


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