My go-to sandals

These are the best sandals I've ever owned. I have problems with plantar fasciitis and hip pain. But with these sandals, I can walk all day pain-free. Will be buying another pair next summer!


Really pleased

I've been using these insoles for a few weeks now in my work shoes. They're great! I'm on my feet for at least 8 hours every shift, with a lot of walking. No more foot or hip pain. I highly recommend them.


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


SOLE insoles

Excellent value . Bought for my husband who constantly complained foot knee and hip pains. He says his feet no longer hurt at days end and he is able to walk again in evenings. Very comfortable and excellent fit


Love Love Love!

Although I have owned several pairs of rubber SOLE Sandals, this was my first pair of Cork SOLE Sandals. And let me tell you... these are amazing! All the support my feet need, pain relief for my knees and hips... with just a little bit of dressier appearance. I can still wear them casually, but even pull them off at work! I've been caught in a rain shower and both the cork and fabric strap have dried perfectly fine. You definitely need to try these!


Nothing short of magical

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

Karen luzny


Flatfoot style

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


GREAT!

I have fallen arches. I know when it's time to either buy new shoes or replace the arch support. In the most recent case, it was both. The signals that my body produces so that I realize that "it's time", I start to get pain that radiates to my right knee and then the right hip, if I wait too long to replace. Once I do make the correction, the pain dissipates within a day or two. I have been using SOLE products for over 10 years and I have tried other products! For-me, these are the best.


BEST on Market

I was suffering from PTTD and Plantar fasciitis along with knee and hip pain. After wearing the Baja Sandal for one day there was an incredible difference. This sandal did what 10 weeks of physio couldn't do. I am the proud owner of 5 pairs and have now ordered inserts for my winter footwear. THIS WAS DEFINITELY THE BEST SHOE EVER. I have encouraged many people to try it out and not one single note of negative feedback.


One word- Amazing!

I love running and working out but have flat feet. For months my hip and knee have been hurting. I decided to give these insoles a try and can’t believe how amazing they are. They provide the perfect arch support to align my body. No more pain! I bought three pairs!


Exponential Improvement

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


Why I recommend Sole

I walk on concrete floor all day and my feet were so sore at the end of the day. Since finding SOLE insoles, my feet feel fabulous. The way they mold around my feet, I can spend the entire 8 hrs walking and my feet, knees and hips are not in pain. There is cushion, comfort and end of day relief. They last longer than my shoes do, I have used them consistently for over 3 yrs and would (and do) recommend them to anyone who needs comfort on their feet!


Excellent for running

This is my third pair of Active Medium which I have been using for the last 3 years. I am a regular runner but overpronate when I run. These soles provide excellent support, particularly on longer runs (over 10km) and I find I have less hip pain after the run. They fit perfectly in my running shoes and it didn't take long before I had forgotten that I have inner soles.


THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRODUCT!

PRICE IS MY FIRST CONSIDERATION WHEN CONSIDERING A NEW PURCHASE. SOLE ACTIVE THICK WITH MET PAD PREVENTS MY ANKLE SPRAIN, PATELLA FRACTURE, AND HIP REPLACEMENT PAIN! MY PODIATRIST RECOMMENDED YOUR SOLES TO ME 20 YEARS AGO! I HAVE BEEN BUYING YOUR SOLES FOR 20 YEARS! I STARTED PURCHASING SOLE INSERTS WITHOUT MET PADS. I HAD SUCCESS WITH COMFORT AND NOW I PURCHASE ACTIVE THICK WITH MET PADS! TOTAL COMFORT AND SUPPORT! I LIKE THE CORK SOLES THE BEST! WITH SOLE ACTIVE THICK WITH MET PADS I CAN WALK AND HIKE FOR MILES!


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.

Francie L Patterson


Save the Day with SOLE

I have been wearing SOLE for over ten years, ever since I was introduced to them at my favorite running store in Bend, OR. Each time I bought new running shoes they sold me a new pair of Soles. When I came up with hip pain I went to them, they analyzed my stride on a treadmill w/camera and recommended a level up on my Soles and my go-to running shoe. My problem was solved and saved my planned walking tour of Spain. I've been sold on SOLE ever since, they're worth the price! They fit so well, and offer different levels of support so as you age you can increase your level of comfort by upping that support.


I can run!

Every time I'd try to run, I'd end up with terrible knee pain after about 1/4 of a mile that would last for several days. I was trying knee and hip exercises with no relief. I finally looked towards my feet and found an over-pronation. With these insoles, I can run pain free! They also make my everyday shoes more comfortable. Thanks SOLE!


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.


Fantastic!!!!

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


Restaurant worker

I wear these for work and I stand for long hours. It will form to your feet but still provides the support. The material is good too!! Durable material and cool designs! Would recommend the met pad for problematic foot people like myself!! It helped with the other leg pains bad support caused to knees, ankles, or hips.


Game changer

These custom heat-molded insoles are by far the best product that I'm aware of for my collapsing arches and uneven pronation. In fact, a shoe expert in North Carolina recommended them when I was attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2016 (but was having a lot of ankle and hip pain and didn't know if I could continue). After I got SOLE insoles, I was able to backpack another 1,500 miles with none of the same pain I'd had. Now, after a few years of wear (and many more miles of use), that pair wore down and I ordered these for everyday urban use, and they're just as amazing. I feel so much relief, all the way up to my neck, when I wear these. It's well worth the few extra dollars for these. I wish more podiatrists and sports retailers knew about just how much of a game changer SOLE heat-molded insoles can be. Thank you SOLE! - Ben (Pittsburgh, PA)


SOLE inserts

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


Foot problem corrector!

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


Incredible

I've suffered from hip pain and tarsal tunnel syndrome for years. Then I read about supination, which is walking on the outside of your foot. I realized I did that and looked up ways to correct it. SOLE's website came up and I ordered what was recommended. After just TWO DAYS my hip pain had receded to the point where I barely noticed it. I also found that my tarsal tunnel syndrome symptoms (caused by nerve compression in the ankles) were drastically reduced. When I took off my shoes and socks to go to bed, I was amazed that I could actually feel the texture of the carpet under my feet for the first time in years. AFTER TWO DAYS! I immediately ordered a second pair. It's rare that I've been so satisfied with a product, especially one ordered online. THANK YOU SOLE!!!


Great for sneakers; too thick for Crocs

I am recovering from hip replacement surgery and have learned that I need arch support to correct my leg alignment from "duck-footed" to straight ahead. This Active Thick SOLE with Met Pad is perfect support for my daily walks when placed inside my sneakers. I first tried them inside my Crocs, my "inside shoes," and this was painful, as the Crocs have surprisingly little give. So now I know I need a Medium thickness with Met Pad for Crocs, Thick with Met Pad for sneakers. I don't know how I managed without this support for so long! Thank you, SOLE.


Don't Leave Home Without SOLE

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

Sophianne Lalancette


Love them

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

Lori Roter


Happy Joints and Happy Feet

I am flat-footed (and pronate), and while I love thongs, they simply don't do the bottom of my feet and rest of my body any good. I usually end up with lower joint problems from my hips down to my ankles when I would wear traditional sandals. The arch support in the Costa Flip allows me to comfortably wear them (and actually walk long distances) without any pain during or after. It is such a nice change. I wear them often on walks that are often a good hour or so -- not just to wander around in! The bed has a nice amount of cushion, and I never experienced any blisters! Not even after my first wear.


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!!


Pleasantly surprised

I have had a lot of shoe inserts promise to relieve foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain. None ever delivered. It was a pleasant surprise to realize that after a few weeks of using the SOLE inserts, I was walking further and enjoying it more. I'd love to be able to get SOLE inserts for every pair of shoes that I own!


Insoles

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


Best insoles ever

Have been using these for a long time. Eliminates my hip & knee joint pain. Use them in every pair of shoes

Christine Rutledge


Amazing

These are beyond amazing! Sole flips allow me to walk again without pain in my hips, knees, or feet! They have changed my life! I now have two pairs for inside and three pairs for outside. I will continue to purchase SOLE products. I cannot wait for the boots!


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!


Happy Troops

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


Long Lasting cusion and high arch support.

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


Changed my life

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

Jim in CT


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

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

Zac


Brought back the joy of running

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

Priscilla Herdman


Happy feet, back & knees!

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

Mary


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

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

Mike Graziano


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

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

Sheila


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

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

Karen M


Your feet and legs will thank you

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

Bobby G. Tindal


A great product that can be worn out of the box

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

Sharron Burnard


These insoles are better than sex

I wanted you to know that these insoles are better than sex. In the past year or so my feet have been killing me, my face probably looked like a prune with the pain, due only in part to high arches and insteps and over pronation of the left foot, due to poor fitting and non supporting athletic shoes by inexperienced shop staff. However, I had tried spenco and superfeet, the latter being ok, but not having any metatarsal cushioning. Now to sole orthotics, I bought a pair 3 days ago, and the relief was immediate. I now find myself running up stairs rather than creeping up like a crab to the hip pain; Enough said. "The best and better than sex" should be your slogan. Of course, just for people with foot problems. Thanks.

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