Best flips ever!
Best flips ever! I have been wearing these flips for several years and could not imagine living without them. They have changed my life. I suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis and fibromyalgia. They really help to relieve pain in my feet and allow me too actually go for a walk! I wear them all day, every day. They are resistant and I love the fact that they are so eco friendly. I highly recommend them.
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!
She loves them
Less morning pain and all day comfort
The Most Comfortable Flips
These are hands down the most comfortable and supportive flips I have ever had. I discovered them when I had plantar fasciitis. They really helped relieve the pain. I would even wear them in the shower for support. The metatarsal support in the front is amazing as well. They are great all around flip flops. This is my second pair, the first pair lasted for many years. I went 1/2 size up from my tennis shoe size and they fit great.
Got me running again
I developed a nasty case of Plantar Fasciitis. I was hobbling around until a friend recommended SOLE insoles 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.
Thermal Thick Wool footbeds
I've had issues with my feet for years and find the SOLE footbeds help relieve pain and and are very comfortable. I use these specifically in my work boots they really make a long day on my feet go by much quicker. 10/10 would recommend
Great thin footbeds!
I had a pair of (almost) new white leather sneakers that I couldn’t wear as they didn’t provide enough support for my feet and my orthotics were too thick for them. Decided to try the SOLE Performance Thin footbeds as a last resort before giving the shoes away - so glad I did! They worked perfectly in my sneakers and I can wear them for hours pain-free. Would definitely recommend!
Recommended by my Podiatrist
Love the arch height. Seems to make a difference in foot pain. Good product.
Lifesaver for Snowboarder with Morton's Neuroma
I've been looking for this my entire snowboarding life. I have been snowboarding for at least 9 years. In the last 5 years, I started developing metatarsal pain in both feet while snowboarding. The pain and occurrences got so bad that after two runs, I needed to remove my boots and rest for at least 30 minutes. On longer runs, I would start hyperventilating and wincing because of the pain. I tried on different boots, inserts, and even got the Step-On boots and bindings since I thought the "no binding" bindings would stop the pain. It didn't. Then I found SOLE and their products. This literally changed my life. I went on multiple runs on my last trip without stopping. There's some tightness but no pain! I could not believe it. This was my first time trying this insert. I wear size 7 Burton Step-On boots, so I ordered the size 7. I removed the original insert and had to cut some of the SOLE footbed to fit the boots. I wore the boots around the house for at least 30 mins to break them in. For anyone with Morton Neuroma (pain between your toes and balls of your feet) and loves to save their sanity while snowboarding, this is the SOLE for you!
finally relief from pain
I tried many different solutions at substantial cost. SOLE was by far the best and less expensive to alternatives.
I have been using SOLE footbeds for years; and because I have issues with my feet (plantar fascitis and no padding on the bottom), these make it possible for me to be on my feet all day without pain.
Love these footbeds!
My husband has these footbeds in his cross country classic boots and they’ve been great. His foot pain is reduced, perfect level of support.
I tore some ligaments in my ankle last year and have had trouble with pain there ever since. My physical therapist recommended this brand and it has helped immensely! I plan to get a pair for all of my shoes :)
Best foodbeds ever!
I've been wearing these for weeks and my feet love the difference. I spend much of my day on my feet and I have no more pain at the end of the day or the next morning when I awake. They do the job well.
The Best and at a Low Price
I have been experiencing foot pain for about a year and eventually went to The Good Feet Store. For $400 they gave me arch supports which really never solves my problem. BTW thy have. No return policy. For 1/8 the price, my SOLE sandals are incredibly comfortable, and my foot pain is gone.
Only footbeds I get!
I have flat feet and will get pain in foot/ankle or shin splints with support. I have these in every single pair of my shoes and they really make a difference. I can especially notice when I walk around bare foot too long. I wish there were sandal options with this exact support!
Finally found footbeds that work for me.
I've tried dozens of footbeds to alleviate or at least reduce my foot pain caused by years of working on old, hard concrete hangar floors. SOLE footbeds are the only ones that I've found that are durable, and help my foot pain. Good product.
Very comfortable footbeds. I have been wearing them about a month now and am very pleased. The extra cushioning has allowed me to walk further with no pain.
Great gift for those with foot pain
After much success with my footbeds, got a pair for my sister. They have relieved her foot pain and she tells me they are very comfortable too.
Solved my incessant foot pain
Had this pain along the side of my foot that I lived with for some time. Thought it was just how things would be. I saw a video of someone recommending these and decided to take the chance. Glad I did, pain went away almost immediately.
I've been using the thicker footbeds for well over a decade. Was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis back in 2002. Wear them in every shoe I own. But had my daughter's wedding coming up and using the thicker ones in the fancy dress shoes they got me made my foot feel very cramped. My wife suggested trying the thinner ones, and they worked awesomely! Would love to say that with the footbeds I was able to dance 'the light fantastic'. Alas, I still dance like I have two left feet but I was in no pain! Thanks again, SOLE Products!
I have bought 2 different thickness of these footbeds. I am dealing with foot pain and these have helped so much. I have put them in my dressier boots and they work great. I bought for my sandal type shoes but yet to use for that. Think they will be good.
Perfect fit and comfort
I bought these for some every day shoes I was finding hurt the soles of my feet when walking on hard surfaces - these footbeds have eliminated that pain. I thought they may make my shoes too tight as the original insoles were very thin, but they don’t.
Great footbeds for pain relief
Got these for my wife and it has helped her with her foot pain.
I've been wearing these for for at least 5 years now and they are fantastic. I am a diabetic and have problems with my feet and help relieve the pain. I'm a school bus driver and wear boot all day and if it weren't for these footbeds I wouldn't be able to.
Best footbeds ever!
I have been wearing these for 2 years now and got my husband 2 pairs for his dress shoes he wears to work. Both of us suffer from foot pain and the footbeds have allowed us to wear shoes comfortably, walk and hike without foot pain, and enjoy the gym again.
The answer to my foot problems
These have really helped with my foot pains. Years ago I broke a metatarsal, and these have made the discomfort and pain from that really disappear. Also, I have relatively flat arches. I chose the medium arch to help out. It felt unusual at first, but after 4-5 days it felt completely natural. Now I can't imagine not having these. Great product.
Foot pain cured!
Love these footbeds for their ease of installation into any shoe I wear, and because they have cured my plantar fasciitis when nothing else could!
These Footbeds are Great
I have these footbeds in my work boots and hiking boots They are so comfortable and relieve all my aches and pains. No more tired feet!!
I had plantar faciitis and suffered for more than a month A friend recommended Sole footbeds and after using them for only a week the pain went away and has never returned. I love this product!!!!
I have a Mortons Neuroma, I play pickleball, and the forward/backward and side to side motion make it very painful, these have really helped in alleviating that pain, - Thank you
Solve arch problem
I was having pain in my arches, so I started wearing these footbeds in everything I wear and now my feet don't hurt anymore.
Shoes With Poor Support Are Now Wearable!
I am thrilled with these footbeds. They have made several pair of shoes wearable again. The provide excellent arch support and relieve back pain that the shoes original liners used to create. One point is that it is important to get the correct thickness for the specific shoe that the footbed will be used.
Solved my aching feet problems
I have been using these footbeds for about a month and my feet are so grateful! My podiatrist recommended that I get insoles, and offered to sell my some for $100, but I got these instead. So glad that I did. I had been running daily but my feet were getting to sore, callused, painful to continue. after about one week of wearing these daily I am feeling much better and am looking forward to running again soon. thanks!
Serving their purpose well
Using these in my work boots. The flat sole heavy boots and walking in concrete all day were starting to cause knee pain. These have helped a lot
Good for my feet
These are a great brand. The comfortable design has made my life better as I was suffering from pain in the feet. Now I feel like my feet are almost back to normal. I am thankful for SOLE.
Very happy with the results
This is the second pair of "active thins with met pad" I bought. I found them to be extremely comfortable and have helped deal with my foot pain during exercises. I bought the thins because of the existing running shoes I have (i.e., not a lot of room). They fit well. Though I thought the break-in period might take a while, I found them to have shaped my feet within a few days of walking and running (after about 10-12 hours of activity).
These have eliminated all the heel pain I was getting wearing my hiking and winter boots. I want to buy a thinner pair for my dress shoes.
Absolutely love these! They are in my workout sneakers but I need to also put them in my regular shoes. Recommended them to my sister who had two surgeries on her foot and still in pain.
Helped my feet so much!
Within a week, I noticed my feet feeling so much better. I have foot pain related to bunions and flat feet. I've since bought pairs for my husband and son.
Never with out them
SOLE has given me my life back. Vicious circle, knee injury, gain weight, more problems, can’t walk without pain, more mobility problems, more weight gain, more problems. Thank you SOLE.
Relieved bruised arches and midsole
Jacked my arches and midsole in a pair of Hokas over a one day 36mile hike. A friend suggested the SOLE footbeds and I'm glad I got them. I put them into every shoe now and the comfort is immediate. Has helped me stay committed to daily long distance hiking by eliminating arch and midsole pain
Best foot beds for leg/back pain
My wife and I have been wearing these for the past few years. Have multiple pairs to satisfy all our footwear. Lower back pain and leg pain has been decreased to a bear minimum.
Shoes I can wear without pain!
After reading the previous reviews on this shoe and also the flip flops I had to try them myself. I have had Mortons Neuroma for 10 years and had not worn a flip flop or slide without pain for a long time. I was so happy to find that I can now wear these shoes all day with no issues. Thanks SOLE!
Finally no pain
After dealing with pain on the bottom of my feet, and after trying several pairs of shoes and different insole combinations, the SOLE footbeds were the only footbeds that relived the pain.
For Ski Boots
I bought these to use in ski boots. I trimmed them a bit. They molded during the process of molding the liner. They work great: no pain from Morton's neuroma!
I have HEDS, and my feet cannot stay in alignment on their own. I've tried other insoles before, but these are the first I've found that actually support my feet and keep my pain levels down
So far, great for large, flat feet and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
I have large (size 15-16), flat feet and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis in my right foot/leg. I have spent countless hours, appointments, and thousands of dollars going through the healthcare system, doctors, and podiatrists to ultimately get a single pair of custom made orthotics. It is a painful, frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive process each time I need another pair. Then I found out how many different companies have pre-made or custom made orthotics readily available. After researching many products, I found these SOLE orthotics to be a good quality and price point, and so far they have delivered. Having orthotics back in my life is night and day for comfort and working with my injuries. Highly recommend!
Easy to use and feel great
I've worn these now for the last couple of weeks and they've been great. I had this foot pain that I would get when walking for long distances and since wearing these, the pain is totally gone. These are great.
I have foot issues and these footbeds help with the pain in my feet and ankles and give enough support so when I'm not wearing shoes, my feet are in less pain. Customer Service is outstanding.
Best Customer Service
First I want to say I love my SOLE inserts. I have Mortons Neuroma in both feet and was heading towards surgery. My SOLE inserts have helped so much with the pain and discomfort I am no longer considering surgery. I can walk and hike without pain. While I love my inserts, I truly want to sing the praises of their amazing customer service. About 10 days before I fly to Iceland I see a sale on the Thermal Thick insole with wool. I immediately place an order and knowing I was expecting a miracle, I wrote a note and asked if they could possibly ship them out quickly, Not only did they get them out the same day but an amazing employee wrote on the envelope "Recipient going to Iceland on 11th, deliver soon" Well they arrived today, two days before I leave. Without their prompt service and note on my package I doubt they would have made it in time. They went from Vancouver to Los Angeles to Virginia in record time . THANK YOU so much!!!! You are the best!!!!
I wear these flipflops as I have plantars fascitis and no pain with these. Thanks
No more hip pain
I started wearing these right away and noticed that my hips no longer bothered me. I adjusted to them after a couple of wears. Can’t imagine not wearing them.
SUCH WARM COMFORT!
Ordered these Wool SOLE inserts and use them in my sneakers. Keeps my feet warm and comfy on the cooler days. Best inserts ever for my feet!! No knee pain or hip pain. Can wear these all day long.
These are awesome insoles
I was very skeptical of these at first, but since my doctor recommended the black ones I decided to give it a try. At first they hurt my feet, but when I did the oven trick for 2 minutes these insoles feel awesome. My plantar fasciitis pain is almost all gone. This things are gold.
I have been wearing SOLE for years for plantar fasciitis with great results. No more pain in my happy feet!!!
This is my 2nd pair and they definitely help with the pain I have in my back
Really helps with metatarsal pain
I have tried lots of orthotics including the Thick with metatarsal pads from SOLE as well as other brands. These work best for me for preventing foot pain. With the thick orthotics the metatarsal pad is too rigid and hurts my feet. I have bone on bone in the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal joint of each foot due to osteoarthritis and these pads in my rigid vibram-sole hiking boots and Hoka bondi tennis shoes have allowed me to keep walking and hiking. Some reviews say they wear out but I used to have custom orthotics and at the price of the SOLE Medium Performance with met pad inserts I can replace 2 pairs 4 times for the price of custom orthotics. Some may need custom orthotics but these work well for me. My hiking boots are Size 8 and my Hokas are 7.5. These SOLE inserts fit both really well and the heel cup is deep enough that my heel doesn't slide.
These are the best insoles I've ever used. I had a pain in my hip before using and a couple weeks after beginning to use them, the pain is almost completely gone.
Best footbeds for Work Boots
I purchased these for my work boots after I had already had some for my everyday boots. They help with my foot pain and stop the pain in my lower back from wearing work boots all day. Will buy again
Best Footbeds I ever Bought
I purchased these footbeds because I get pain in my foot and have drop foot. After putting these in my work boots ,the pain is almost gone while I am at work. Will be buying some for golf shoes.
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.
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.
Most comfortable insole I’ve purchased
I’ve been wearing these for a few weeks now and I’m noticeably more comfortable throughout the day. I have to be on my feet all day for my work and these insoles lessen my pain. I’m already looking to get more for my other shoes and sneakers!
Goodbye foot pain
I wear these in all my running shoes. They’ve taken care of the foot and ankle issues I usually encountered. The insoles are well-made, long lasting, and comfortable. Highly recommend for foot health.
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!
My Go-To for foot comfort
My feet have given me pain for years, and I've worn through a lot of insoles, trying to find something that works--and lasts. When a friend suggested I try SOLE, I thought, okay, I'll give them a go. That was at least 10 years ago, and I've never looked back. These insoles are by far the best I've tried, and they really do hold up well. I give them my highest recommendation.
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!!!
I've been wearing SOLE products for a few years and love them. Great for pain relief.
Super comfy flips
Finally! A flip that gives me metatarsal as well as arch support for metatarsalgia. From the first time I put them on I could walk around in them with no foot pain. I am usually a half size, and the recommendation to order the next full size up was a good one - they fit just right. I am very happy with the comfort, look and quality. I hope they hold up as well as I expect. You have a new fan, SOLE!
I bought these along with ones with Met Pads. I prefer the met style. I wear safety shoes 8-10hrs a day and I no longer have any pain while wearing my shoes. I hope my plantar fasciitis will eventually heal now that I have found great supportive insoles.
Saved my feet!!
I started having pain from Plantar Fasciitis about 6 months ago. I paid $500 for custom orthotics. After 3 months of constant pain and going back to the foot doctor after my ankles were hurting. I came across SOLE online. I figured I had nothing to lose!! I wear safety shoes 8-10hrs on concrete flooring. I felt immediate relief. I'm hoping eventually I will be pain free now that I great support. But these were a life saver and I have now bought a pair for all my shoes!!
I have been wearing my inserts for years. They are in my running shoes, boots and daily sneakers. I cannot imagine not wearing them, everyone complains about knee or arch pain…. Not me
I got a pair for my son and he liked them so much I got a pair for myself and have enjoyed both the comfort and reduction in foot pain.
My son was struggling on and off with achilles tendonitis and the Active Medium with met pad made a huge difference in his running comfort. He hasn't experienced the pain again since starting to use the insoles a year ago.
Loved these inserts. I have a Medium and a Thin. Bought the Thin one for my sneakers. They help me with the arch and relieve the heel pain.
Comfort for summer
These shoes are well designed and have helped my foot pain improve over the weeks I’ve been wearing them. I wouldn’t wear anything else because of the difference they’ve made.
I’ve been wearing them for a couple of weeks and I love them. They’ve reduced the pain below my foot. Very comfortable!
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!
Bought another pair after having such good results with first pair. They have helped my metatarsalgia pain greatly. Slowly wear into them; don’t expect them to be comfortable right away.
Relieved food pain
I had been having pain in the ball of my foot after working all day, or going on long walks. I purchased my first pair in December and have been very pleased. They really have helped give my foot the support it needs to alleviate the pressure on the ball of my foot. I will be buying more.
I have been wearing these insoles for my metatarsal fallen bone arch for close to three weeks. I am being totally honest when I say I have NO more pain, I'm walking without a limp, and walking at my normal pace! I am thrilled. Thank you so much. Now I don't have to go to a foot clinic and dish out 450.00. Love my insoles.
Back Pain Relief!
Been wearing these for my back pain for the last 10 years. It helps so much. Need to change every 4-6 months to get great results!
I have been struggling with severe foot pain for months. A friend of mine recommended these SOLE inserts and they have helped a lot.
I have plantar fasciitis and this footbed is the only insert that relieves the pain and keeps the fasciitis from becoming severe. I take the sneaker insert out and put the SOLE inserts in. They fit perfectly in the sneaker and have a great arch support.
I've been wearing these for months while I work. I work long hours so I decided to try these out to help with lower back pain. Let me tell you this was the best thing I could have done.
Dressy without feeling flashy.
Once in a while I need to step up my work attire to something a little more business casual. But I can't wear the traditional dress shoes I used to be able to wear 20 years ago. Age and a brutal career have damaged and widened my feet. I needed something that would go with the skinny legs of pants these days and these are perfect. I was a little skeptical but definitely not disappointed. The first time I wore them, EVERYONE noticed and complimented me. It was so unexpected! They aren't even a flashy shiny shoe. My feet felt supported, but I still experienced some fatigue and pain by the end of the day (a chronic condition I deal with). But it was far less then if I'd worn a traditional store bought shoe. Because of my experience with the SOLE Flips, I bought these a size bigger than my usual size to avoid the need for an exchange and this was definitely a smart move as they do fit small. I did notice very quickly that the sole of these shoes (black) DO mark floors which is too bad. Maybe there's a way they could improve them to be non-marking. They also have the traditional sound of a dress shoe. You won't be sneaking up on anyone if you wear them (but at least you'll look great!)
Sturdy and comfortable
After 20 years wearing work boots my feet have taken a beating (metatarsal fractures to prove it). I can't get away with cheap flimsy flip flops anymore (outdoors or around the house). I bought these to use as "house slippers" so I could still enjoy the comfort of bare feet but have the support for all the things that busy mothers have to do. These are serving me well! Although historically I prefer a soft bottom to avoid noise while everyone else is sleeping, the comfort of these flips make up for that one downside. I'm able to wear them to work all day in the kitchen and to clean the house top to bottom without any of the pain and fatigue I would normally experience. I did have to contact the company to exchange these for one size bigger as they fit small, but they were super responsive and fast. I wouldn't hesitate to try their other products either.
AMAZING product saved my feet
I am very flat footed. Add to that I had MAJOR ankle surgery on my right ankle (all 3 sides opened up, bone removed, ligaments cut and re aligned, screws in heel area) so it’s safe to say I have daily foot pain. After working all day my foot is stiff and sore like a peg leg. For an active person like myself it wasn’t good. Tried all kinds of creams, pain killers, even other inserts and orthotics…. Today I wore my SOLE inserts for the first time in my steel toed work boots…. It was LIFE CHANGING! After 8 hours on my feet, ladders, hauling heavy items…. NO FOOT PAIN!!! I’ve been home and rested… went to get up and it’s honestly like I have been given a new right foot! I am so thankful for my friend referring me to your company!!! I only wish I would have done it about 4 years ago!!! I can’t even thank you enough for these SOLE inserts…. You have given me my full life back! Thank you doesn’t seem appropriate, I will tell everyone I know about your amazing inserts. Lifetime purchaser here.
SOLE has been with me for more than a decade
I first began using SOLE as a foot support in my running shoes when I saw that ultra-endurance athlete Dean Karnazes had a signature footbed and endorsed them. I've utilized them inside my daily work boots for healthy foot support in recent years.... if you have lower extremity foot or joint pain this could be your ticket (without a podiatrist). I must emphasize, I only use the rubber bottom footbeds (the cork/biodegradable bottoms just fall apart too quickly). I've used them in military fitness wear. I once wore a pair during a grueling SF selection course.... which included a 25 mile trek with 45lbs pack for time. Along with multiple other long mileage ruck distances. These footbeds held up in flawless fashion, supporting my movement, and overall training health in noticeable ways over the rest of my class. If you are on your feet regularly occupationally, many times we forget about the critical nature of ensuring foot support is renewed and effective physiologically. It effects the entire day, and I'm so pleased to have found this brand a decade+ ago, and that they're still around!! SOLE has a world class product, and I see why Dean endorsed their gear. Thank you for contributing to overall health of Day in/Day outers everywhere!!!!
Alleviates foot pain
I have metatarsalgia, and many of my shoes were becoming too painful to wear. The pain was so persistent that it became difficult to live an active lifestyle. After a quick self-evaluation on the SOLE website, I found the appropriate insert for me. So far, it’s been super helpful and allowed me to return to my active lifestyle without any pain or discomfort. Highly recommend!
The Met Pad has resolved my chronic foot pain
These footbeds are thicker than most footbeds sold in footwear. You may need the thinner version. The met pad has made activities like skating, skiing and hiking fun again!
I’m wearing these slides as my indoor slippers. If you suffer from foot pain, the metatarsal support is excellent. You can wear socks to keep your toes warm.
Sole Performance insole
My recent purchase is for my wife as she was complaining about having foot pain and discomfort on her plantar fascia because of being on her feet, working for 12 hours. As soon as we put the SOLE Performance insole on her working shoes, the first week, she already noticed a big difference. From scale of pain of 10, to 5. She continues using the SOLE insole and it has been about a month now and the pain and discomfort is about 2-3. This insole is a great product, I like that it is heat moldable to customize to the contour of your feet. I myself is using this product in my cycling shoes. I highly recommend this product and thank you for developing a product that serves the purpose and works good 😊
Immediate plantar fasciitis relief
I have been wearing these exact insoles for 5 years since stumbling upon them! I was soo lucky…. At that time I was struggling with severe plantar fasciitis… was directed to an insole online store… typed in my ailment… and this product from SOLE was the first to appear. These insoles were stiff, supportive, and immediately reduced my pain by 90%. I ordered another pair immediately and rotated them through my running, work, and lifestyle shoes. Within 2 to 3 weeks my fasciitis was cured. Try these before you spend hundreds on custom orthotics…
I am a 30 year retired veteran, with many injuries to my feet and knees. These insoles have provided immediate relief to my pains and recoveries. I was very skeptical. I would absolutely recommend the SOLE insoles to anyone who experience feet and knee pains.
I have a lot of foot pain, probably the result of 40+ years of jobs standing all day on hard floors, running, trail running, and playing soccer. Gave up running and soccer a few years ago. I put these in my cycling shoes. They provide excellent support, pain reduction, and my feet no longer cramp while cycling (which was a nuisance). I have a custom orthotic from a podiatrist. The SOLE insoles provide a similar amount of support at a fraction of the price. They are not quite as comfortable as the custom insoles, but the comfort definitely improves as they mold to your feet. .
So much better!
I have had issues with plantar fasciitis. It’s under control but on occasion, it flares up. I had issues while I was hiking. Thankfully my sister was with me and had experience with your insoles. I always listen to my sister (mostly). I started with one pair and was moving them between shoes. Quickly became tired of that and got a few more. I also have a friend who is on her feet for work all day and gets really sore feet and back. I ordered her a pair. Saw her the other day and she stopped, took off her sneaker and pointed at the insole. She said she does not wake up in pain anymore after a long day at work! I definitely recommend the product.
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.
Great for big men
I have large feet (US16) and it's hard to find insoles that actually work for me. I got a pair of these for my work boots and love them. They molded perfectly to my feet and helped reduce my back pain.
Better than my custom orthotics!
I have a pair of these in almost every shoe I wear. They last a long time, keep the knee and ankle pain away and are much more economical than my custom orthotics were. I even have picked up a few pairs of their sandals over the last couple years.
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.
Best flips I've worn
I have bad plantar fasciitis pain, I find I need to wear insoles to prevent my feet from being in excruciating pain. I bought these sandals to use as slippers in my house as I find shoes tend to be too hot when lounging. I have really liked them and they seem to fit to size really well and most importantly they help keep my pain low. My only dislike is that I hate the piece that goes in between my toes, I find it very uncomfortable and wish I had spent a little bit extra on the slide-style sandal. If you are okay with a piece of fabric between your toes these sandals are perfect.
THEY HAVE KEPT ME ON MY FEET
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.
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.
I have bad arthritis in both my knees. I recently bought a new pair of boots recommended by a drill instructor. Of course I also wanted great insoles. I had a couple of pairs and bought a couple of new ones to try. Then I got my SOLE inserts. I can say that my great new boots now have phenomenally comfortable and supportive inserts. And while my arthritis didn't miraculously disappear, these inserts greatly reduce the pain. My boots are wide width. I ordered the wide inserts. I had to trim them slightly. But better to have to trim them than not have them wide enough.
Can’t Do Without the Catalinas
I have terrible metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) which is completely alleviated by wearing these. I discovered them in 2012 and I’ve worn them daily since. ❤️
Best flip flops ever
I have been wearing these for weeks now and they are very comfortable and very supportive especially if you suffer from foot pain. These are now my everyday indoor shoes. I love them!! Please never discontinue these.
These fit very well and I have no foot pain whatsoever when I walk which is usually at least 10k a day. 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..
Love em! Ultra comfortable and helps my foot/knee pain. I put these in any and all shoes/boots I wear. Love the arch support and just amazing when I put them on.
Great orthotic footbeds for my running shoes
I've been wearing these for a few months and they are great, no foot pain.
No pain, comfortable
I often get sore on the bottoms of my foot while on a training run. Since I started using them I haven't had any issues. I was able to complete the 70mile race without pain. I am very happy with the product:)
Very happy with my purchase
I have developed mortons nureoma and its very painful sometimes. By using the Performance Medium with met pad, I can run forever without any problems. Highly recommend
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
Custom Orthotics Step Aside
I was experiencing heel and other pain in my right foot. I am assuming this was caused by wearing my custom orthotics well beyond their expiry. They cost about $400 each. My Physiotherapist suggested SOLE, before considering getting fitted for custom orthotics. My pain is almost completely gone. They feel great each and every time I put them on. I don't know how long they will last (it has been about a month now), but they are a fraction of the cost of customs. I couldn't be happier with them.
Performance Thick with Met Pad
This product deliverers to relief pain from metatarsal inflammation. Unfortunately didn't fix the problem but helps.
They help so much with foot pain
I have sesamoiditis in my left foot it and it really helps with the pain. This is my second time wearing this particular item and it's changed my working out for the better, substantially.
After owning a pair of SOLE shoes, this was my first time getting the inserts and I LOVE them!!. The cork absorbs impact and cushions great and the met pad and arch support keep my foot pain at bay. Looking forward to trying other styles.
Without these insoles I never would be able to run pain free and as many km’s per week that I do. Couldn’t live without these SOLES.
Hunting Boots and Work Shoes
Started using these in all my hunting boots after a recommendation from a Crispi boot tech when I couldn't get a proper fit. Worked great and then began putting them all my work shoes and my back pain resolved almost immediately.
Awesome corrective insole
It's awesome. really helped with my stance and helped with back pain from all the walking and standing I do at my work. Yet to see if it helps on the way the heels on my boots quickly wore off on one side but so far so good.
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.
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...
Finally pain free
I have been wearing my SOLE insoles for almost a year and love them. I have many pairs in all kinds of shoes. For someone that dealt with planter fasciitis for over a year and a half these SOLEs were a savior! I still wear them everyday.
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!
The Flip Flop for Plantar Fasciitis
I wore my first pair out last year, only because I wore them all the time. It was the only flip flop that alleviated my heal pain. Great design!
SOLE inserts make my workday less painful
I discovered SOLE Active Medium inserts about 15 years ago in the outpatient pharmacy of the hospital I use worked at. I was desperate for foot relief and by the time I started using the SOLE brand I wasn't so sure if I could continue to work the 12 hour shifts that I was assigned. At first I kept replacing my shoes and that did not work, then tried some inserts from nationwide retailers and I still pretty severe foot pain at the end of each work shift. One day In was in the hospital outpatient pharmacy and noticed the SOLE inserts and I also noticed what to at the time seemed to be premium prices for shoe inserts at $42 a pair. The pharmacy staff didn't know much about the SOLE brand ,but when I read the package product description and noticed the way the inserts were nicely packaged, I figured that the company must stand behind their inserts and truly believe in it seeing how they invested in the packaging also. I guessed right and it was night and day from the very first day I started wearing these . I trim them to the same size as the inserts I pulled from the new shoes and use my daily walking to mold them to my feet. That was 15 years ago and I've never had work shoes that did not have SOLE inserts in them. They are awesome! Lifetime SOLE customer,
Great insoles for work
I’ve been buying these for a few years now. It usually lasts for about a year. I use them for work everyday in an industrial work area. I’m on my feet for most of the day. I was looking for insoles because my feet would hurt from standing all day. Once I got these, the pain went away. I usually replace them once a year and they keep working!
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!
He won't use any other insoles now
My husband LOVES these insoles, and will no longer use any other insoles. He sees a dramatic difference in how his body feels after a long day of walking around New York City on a daily basis. With his old insoles, he would come home and his body would be in pain. With these insoles, he has a bounce in his step, and his back doesn't hurt by the time he comes home.
Great support for tired feet
I have high arches, and love to hike. I have been using these insoles for over five years and replacing them every six months, and I have no foot pain, even with long hikes
I have very high arches and am very active in the outdoors. Hiking and snowshoeing are my regular activities. A few years ago I was struggling and unable to do any walking activities without extreme pain until a foot specialist told me about SOLE inserts. I am back to my regular activities.
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 :)
Best insert with met pads
I have been wearing these for few months. Initially had one pair but ordered two more pairs. I have experienced no forefoot pain since started wearing.
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!
On concrete and steel all day these make huge difference in fatigue and pain.
Had many of these. Last you about 6 months at 5 days last week say good bye to foot pain.
No more foot pain!
Since buying 4 pairs at a great price and inserting them in my work boots, casual shoes and hiking footwear all have resolved my plantar fasciitis.
Replaced $800.00 Orthotics!
I bought these for my wife, who has been dealing with severe foot pain for years. Even her $800.00 prescription orthotics had stopped helping. I convinced her to try SOLE, and bought her both the Active Wide Thick, and the Active Wide Thin, to fit her various shoes and boots. It has been about a month, and her foot pain has improved significantly!
I have forgotten how many pairs I have worn out ( which takes years). I have tried a lot of other inserts and these are the best by far.
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!
Best insoles available.
Great product. I replaced my insoles every three months and it helps my knee pain to stay away.
Great support and warmth
These are my first SOLE insoles. They are extremely warm in my winter hiking boots. The support took a week to break in for my feet to be comfortable, but now are absolutely fantastic. I have no pain and can walk for hours.
Pain free hiking
As a hardcore, hiker/backpacker, the pain in my knee and outside calf grew with every downhill step. I was turning to orthotics next when the salesperson at Valhalla Pure recommended SOLE. After reading, the pain relief section on SOLE's website I bought a pair immediately. Now after many months hiking and snowshoeing in my met pad soles, I am pain free. I will be purchasing more soles for all my footwear and am looking at purchasing SOLE footwear too.
Near instant relief of foot pain
I have been wearing this product in my hiking boots for about five weeks. The “home baked” heat molding process was easy and shaped the insert for a custom fit to my foot and my boot. The wool liner provides warmth in the extreme cold that I hike in. Excellent product. I was also pleasantly surprised by the company’s exemplary customer service when we had a size issue with another of their products. When I requested a return authorization number, SOLE responded quickly and with complete satisfaction beyond my expectations! Great product, great company!
Love these in my winter boots!
I put a pair of these Thick with met pad insoles into my big ass winter boots and they've made them become actually comfortable to wear! I also do not feel my bunion pain by the end of a day of wearing then anymore! Superior win!!
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.
Had foot pain. Started wearing these insoles. Wow, amazing! Relieved the pain. I’m on my feet all day. I’m a nurse. I bought insoles for all my shoes.
They sure help, no pain under the heel and muscles don't tighten anymore.
A game changer!
I have worn these soles for a few weeks and truly have been enjoying the comfort and pain free lifestyle I haven’t had for over a year. I wish I had these on months ago.. Thank you SOLE!
Best Insole Ever!
I had foot surgery 3 years ago and I will not wear any other insole. SOLE has saved me from foot pain.
Best for forefoot pain
I use in runners, shoes and boots. Great for forefoot pain. Paid much less for this product.
Can’t go without
I have knee and back pain due to flat feet. These insoles helps a lot. I have a 3 pairs. If you wear them every day, they will last a full year. These insoles never have a smell either.
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.
my foot was suffering from plantar fasciitis and these have greatly alleviated the pain
I started using them for pain relief. They are so comfortable, I now use them all the time!
These have helped tremendously with my right heel pain! Very comfortable and effective.
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.
Help with plantar fasciitis
I’ve been wearing these for a few weeks. Last year I had plantar fasciitis in one foot and it took a long time to resolve. When the pain started in my other foot I ordered these. I follow Philip Carcia on Instagram and he had recommended them. I figured if a guy hiking all those miles liked them then they would be worth a try! I still need to do a lot of stretching to help with the pain but I find these help - they are very comfortable and feel good in my feet. I wear them in all my shoes (running, hiking, and casual wear). They fit great.
Transformed my footwear
These soles made a great looking but painfully unsupportive pair of sneakers to my favourite sneakers! My feet feel so rested after putting these into my shoes.
I've been using these for over years which has allowed me to enjoy pain free 15k daily hill hikes
Best Flip for Support and Stability
I was diagnosed with mild planter fasciitis back in 2013, SOLE was introduced to me by my podiatrist. I bought by first pair back in 2014 and since then I only buy flips from SOLE. This flip-flop is magic, the stability and support you get from these flips is unparalleled. Not only it saves you from the high arch pain but the stability and comfort gives you so much confidence while walking. I would eyes closed recommend the flip-flops from this company, sharing my 8 years of experience, I have multiple pairs of SOLE flips. With these flips always go one size down if you are 7.5 or 8.5 or 9.5. I am size 7.5 and i always order size 7.
Best foot beds on the market!!
I have been wearing these foot beds since it got too cold for my sandals. They continue to provide me with the perfect support and have eliminated all foot ankle and knee pains. A must to try before spending hundreds on orthotics that did nothing for me!
I've been using these insoles for a few weeks now in my work shoes. They're great! I'm on my feet for at least 8 hours every shift, with a lot of walking. No more foot or hip pain. I highly recommend them.
Good quality, firm support where needed
I am very athletic and have a very high arch, along with plantar fasciitis and rheumatoid arthritis. These footbeds provide firm support where needed. Haven't had any pain or cramping since I started using them. Highly recommend to anyone with foot pain to try these.
Terrific foot support!
I have "SOLE" inserts in most of my footwear/shoes. They have solved my arch/foot problems! I love the fit and comfort that "SOLE" products provide and I can again walk, hike and walk 18 holes of golf without pain or discomfort. I also love the variety of products available and I really like the value/cost of the "SOLE" products! I had previously tried many different arch support products but I am now sold on "SOLE"!
Best 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.
Best foots beds for the money
I’ve been wearing these in my work boots, these foot beds have stopped my back and knee pains while I’m at work for 12 hrs. I bought more and now have them in my hiking boots.
Performance Medium with Met Pad
I've used these for about a month and they really are very comfortable and I have no foot pain.
Greatly reduced my foot pain
I noticed that my big toe pain caused by walking eighteen holes was greatly reduced. My feet generally feel better. Strongly recommend this product!
I have very flat feet and spend a lot of time in work boots. Replaced the original insoles that came with my everyday boots with the Work Medium SOLE and I haven’t had knee pain in weeks.
Real quality, unique design, subpar durability?
These were purchased to help with plantar fasciitis pain and right when I received them I knew they were different from any other insole I'd used before. These insoles have very prominent sections of padding that provide support to portions of your foot that would only be barely touched by most other mainstream insoles, especially along the arch and ball of foot. The design of these is very appealing and unique, and the cork material is very satisfying to the eyes and feet! I would definitely recommend these to people looking for more comfort or dealing with pain, as these really helped me. The only issue I have is that after about a week or two, the heel portion, which was initially nicely padded, of the insole compressed down to almost flat, leaving the heel mostly unprotected from impact. The cork material might contribute to this but I also tend to put extreme pressure on my heels. I got these on clearance but next time I'd go for the Active models as they're said to be more durable. But if you have even pressure distribution, definitely check these out!
Excellent work shoe
I’ve been wearing these for years due to plantar fasciitis Great arch support No more foot pain thanks to my soles. Runs about 1/2 size small-normally wear 7.5 and the 8 fits perfectly
Relieved my pain
Had tried adding key pads to other inserts. Never fit or felt as good as these do. Relieved pain on bottom of feet and along top of toes.
They work for me
Tried one pair as recommended by a friend. Took a while getting used to them as expected. Happy with relief of pain while wearing the pads. Bought a few more pair and likely getting a few more.
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.
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.
Outstanding flip flops
I’ve had nagging plantar fasciitis for months. I recently took a trip to San Diego and wore these flip flops the entire time (which involved 34 miles of walking over 3 days). I had zero pain and very happy feet.
I felt pain relief and greater foot stability after installing these in my new shoes, which are wide width.
Best Insoles for Flat Feet
I have been wearing these for more than 10 years. They were recommended to me by a physical therapist. I have flat feet which causes pain in my shins and knees, these insoles give me the support that I need and take away the pain.
Perfect In Evey Way
Worked wonders for my foot pain. Since I started wearing them, my plantar fasciitis and metatarsal pain have been relieved. Thin insoles fit very nicely in low volume shoes.
Really nice and soft but helps with foot pains
Best foot beds I ever bought
I have been wearing these regularly. Very comfortable and my feet don’t feel any pain anymore
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
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!
I've used SOLE Active Thick for over 15 years and continue to use them in every pair of sneakers I own. It works great and took away my pain from plantar fasciitis.
The go to flipflops!
As a repeat purchaser these are my go to sandals for everyday else. Always help with my flat feet pains!
Stops foot pain!
I put these in some flat canvas shoes and they made them so comfortable! Highly recommend!
Fixed my knee pain
I couldn’t believe all I needed was inserts to fix the pain I had in my knee. They are exceptional inserts and I’ll be using them the rest of my life.
I have mortons neuroma. Very painful. These insoles support my feet perfectly to almost eliminate any flare ups. They are very comfortable and long lasting. Highly recommend.
No more foot pain
I’ve been wearing them for several years, and they were finally reaching the end of their life, so reordered them. Love, love love them
Still Loving These
I cannot imagine life without these after having them around now for almost a year. Walking around the house first thing in the am was soooo painful before I had these to ease my way into the day. They are also perfect for a rest from other shoes when my forefeet needs to spread out. I have a wide hyperflexible foot with a high (narrow girth) arch, dorsal bunions, Morton's neuroma and sometimes nerve entrapment.
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!
Use them every day due to my flat feet and feel less pain in ankles and knees. Very comfortable.
Top quality flips
The support these flips provide is unlike any others I have ever tried. I can actually wear these without worrying about foot pain afterwards like the typical flip.
I 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.
Great boot inserts
I had been suffering from plantar fasciitis for months. I put these insoles into a recently purchased pair of Blundstone boots and they helped reduce the pain tremendously.
I have been wearing SOLE for now 4 years exclusively after having a series of foot pains. The best pair of footbeds you can buy and rely on
I tried various off-the-shelf insoles to deal with ball of foot pain usually experienced when playing sports. I must say that the "Active with the met pad" model by SOLE has been the most effective for me in relieving pain and discomfort. I've worn these now for the past several weeks and the insoles seem to have molded well to the shape and contour of my feet and are very comfortable. Very satisfied!
I have been wearing these as my around-the-house pair of sandals to try to lessen walking around barefoot too much. I am an active runner and have had plantar fascia issues off and on over the years. Along with more stretching, switching to SOLE flip-flops has significantly helped relieve those issues. I haven't had any re-occurrence of my previous pain, so I have increased my wearing of SOLE flip-flops and am very happy about it!
Best Insoles Ever
Used these for weeks at work and loved them. Relieved foot and back pain.
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!
Great Support in a Flip Flop
The Baja Flip sandal has been my go-to shoe all summer long! The arch support is TERRIFIC on my flat-ish feet - enough to keep me from pronating, but not so much that it causes me pain. I have very narrow but long feet and generally wear about a 10-1/2 in closed shoes - but the Women’s size 9 in the Baja Flip is perfect. I’ve ordered them in 4 different colors!
I bought my first pair of insoles about six years ago to releive plantar pain and they really did the job! Since then I have purchased four more pairs and use them in all my shoes. So far, no more plantar problems.
Good Arch Support
These shoes help with the pain from scar tissue near the arch of my foot. They are very comfortable to walk in and didn't take a long time to break in. I also like the color and style.
Saved my training
I was struggling with chronic knee issues. My doctor did an analysis and said something like SOLE would change my running life. And it has. It helped prevent ITB pain. If you’ve been recommended orthopedics I highly recommend these!
I purchased these because I have neck pain from an old injury. I can't walk more than a 10 minutes without stopping from pain and headaches, but since I found these I can finally keep up with my wife shopping the Mall all day.
BEST footbeds EVER!
I've been wearing SOLE footbeds and flipflops for 15+ years and have had ZERO foot pain ever since my first pair! (Waaayyy better than my $400 orthotics!!!) I have these in all my shoes: work (5+ hrs, in an industrial kitchen on cement floor), everyday shoes & dress shoes. Thank you, SOLE, for saving me from a lifetime of foot pain (plantar fasciitis)!!
I stand on my feet all day everyday for work, and these have been so helpful. My foot pain has gone away. Very comfy, highly recommend
Besides my four legged best friend basenji Lucy, my insoles are my second best friends! Taking walks is no longer painful, I can keep up with her for her daily two long walks! Thank you SOLE both Lucy and me!
SOLE saved my life
I was suffering from PTTD (Posterior Tina Tendon Dysfuncttion) and was told by one podiatrist that I need to have surgery. I saw another orthopedic doctor for a second opinion who said that there was another option. I saw a PT who gave me some exercises and I bought the SOLE inserts for my tennis shoes that he recommended. I could not believe the change in my pain since I starting wearing them. I no longer run around barefoot or in flip flops. I ordered a pair of the Malibu sandals. It is the first thing I put on my feet when I get out of bed. It is amazing. No more pain!! They are cute too! Thank you for keeping me from having a very long recovery from a surgery. Your product is life changing!!
My Only Flip
I have been wearing Balboa since fall of 2021 when I was searching for relief for my painful feet. I have multiple things going on - hallux rigidus, Morton's foot, high arch, hyperflexible foot and nerve entrapment. These flips allow me to walk around when I first get up without pain.....without excruciating pain. I don't wear them for hours as I need more support, but these have just the right contour and cushion for the first segment of my day. Sooo grateful to SOLE for this product as well as the insoles.
The only flip flops where my heels don’t hurt after wearing!
I have worn many flip flops over the years and after hours of walking around in them, my heels would be in pain. I can wear these Catalina Sport Flips all day long and not have any pain the following morning. Truly amazing product.
Goldilocks Flip Flop
I have tried a least a dozen other flip flips/sport sandals to find some that didn’t cause pain to my back and legs after walking and standing. This was it! I have had lumbar surgeries and my back, legs and moderately arched foot are just cranky with the wrong support. I’ve sworn loyalty to SOLE inserts in my athletic shoes for years and don’t know why it took me so long to realize they also made flip flops. I put this on and it was perfection right away - not too hard, not too soft, arch placement was supportive but not aggressive and the straps were soft yet keep the shoe right in place. I have since purchased the Baja (slightly harder sole, very stable) and Monterey cork (firmer yet) but the Catalina is my favorite for putting on in the morning and wearing all day.
Best footed ever
My wife has been wearing them for work and they reduce foot pain a lot.
Comfortable, supportive and light weight!
Having had lots of foot issues, (plantar fasciitis mostly), flip flops are not generally a good match for my feet. Most of them on the market have no support in the food bed. However, SOLE flip flops offer a comfortable, supportive foot bed that allows my feet to do their job without any pain or issues. They are very lightweight and comfortable to walk in. The straps don't give me blisters either. To make them perfect for me, they would have a more durable outsole on them, however, I guess that might take away from their light weight.
Best flip flops ever
For my feet, these are the best flip flops ever. I have had bunion surgery and have nerve pain. I wear these year round because they are the only shoe that works for me. The metatarsal pad is incredible.
Since I have plantars fasciitis- I have been able to wear flip flops without pain. These have provided me with the support I need.
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!
I'd purchased 'better' shoes to try to alleviate the knee pain from a slight pronation, but it wasn't until I added these that I finally had shoes that fit comfortably. I have purchased several additional pairs.
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!!!
Changed my life
My foot pain is completely gone. I wear SOLE products in every shoe I own and I’ve never been disappointed. Canadian company with amazing shipping. If you’re thinking about it, just get some. You’ll be happy!!!
I've worn my SOLE insoles for about two weeks. After a few days, I noticed no foot pain or aching. I have no specific injury or pain, just aching. My feet feel good at all times. Very good product, and very comfortable.
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
Jenny A Moffat
My favourite sandals
I have been wearing these for several weeks now. I love them! They are super comfortable and because of the met pads I do not have pain from Morton’s Neuroma. I really like the materials used. Took a few days to break in but I can definitely recommend them. Thanks!
I have been wearing the medium performance insoles for several years now. I am on my feet about 14 hours a day at work and walk about 12 to 18,000 steps on an average work day carrying tons of weight. These are the best insoles I have ever owned I now have them in my tennis shoes too. They last a long time and don't seem to get worn out very quickly like other shoe insoles. But I do rotate them daily. I cannot work without them. I have a high arch and plantar fasciitis and have zero foot pain with these inserts. I love them.
Barbara M Badgley
The best insoles ever!
This insole with met pad has saved my feet when wearing my Rykas. They are in my exercise shoes, and while I no longer jump as high or run, my feet are supported and without pain. The met pad has been the key. All my shoes, whether for exercising, walking or just everyday wear have Soles. Soooo much better than what I got from the foot doctor!
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!
I bought these last fall as I was working my way out of a bad nerve entrapment issue causing pain in my heel that stopped me from walking, SOLE insoles have been very important and time on these Balboa Flips is essential, especially first thing in the morning. I have a high arch. These fit perfectly and give just the right amount of support and cushion to get my foot used to the transition into the day, I hope that this sandal will still be represented in the new line up! Thank you SOLE for getting me back on my feet!
These insoles worked as advertised, my foot pain diminished after about a week.
Joseph F Dolowy III
My order was shipped promptly and as soon as I fitted the SOLE insoles to my shoes, my feet are much less painful and I am much happier: I could not recommend any product higher. If you need support I hope you find the fit and comfort that I have with SOLE insoles: I now have 3 pair distributed between my riding/walking shoes and hiking boots. Cheers and I hope each of you reading this can achieve more miles with more smiles from such quality foot support .
Foot pain relief
I was suffering from Morton's Neuroma for years & finally decided to go see a podiatrist. They suggested I try SOLE footbeds before anything else. Wow, what a difference in my day to day! I love them! I even got a second pair & recommended them a few times already.
Heel pain gone
Put these in my golf shoes. Heel pain went away and scores improved.
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!
Eliminates foot pain
Got these to help with my metatarsalgia, and they have worked wonders! I wear can hike all day now without any pain. Would recommend!
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.
I have happy feet again!
My foot pain is gone. I purchased this product for my low profile sneakers and casual shoes. I already own SOLE insoles for my sport runners for jogging. They just didn't fit my other shoes for work (retail). I gave these insoles a chance and they didn't disappoint. I have been wearing them everyday for approx a month now. I am impressed with the cushion from the cork.
I have had multiple surgeries on my knees and walking proved painful most days. Since I have started using SOLE insoles the pain is minimal, which is wonderful. I buy quality shoes and quality insoles and they are worth every penny spent. I switch the insoles out every 4-5 months and keep on truckin. Thanks SOLE
DAVID J MILLETTE
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.
Life changing inserts
Avid golfer, had significant plantar fascia strain in my left heel due to pronation and high unsupported arches. Since wearing these in my daily shoes I have zero fascial pain. Highly recommend
Charles T Boyle
FOR ME, THE BEST OF THE BEST
I have SOLE shoe liners in all of my all-day shoes, about a half dozen pair. They make pain free days for my feet, and that's a major upgrade for me. My wife gave me my first pair maybe eight years ago and it made quite a difference for me. This is my first pair with met pads and I believe they are a little better than the regular thick ones for my feet. Your results may vary.
Fashion and function
These are my third pair of sandals and once again they are beautiful and very comfortable. Helps greatly with plantar fasciitis and I highly recommend them for alleviating foot pain.
Glad I got the thin size
I’m exclusively a barefoot shoe wearer but was getting a lot of knee pain from walking so ordered insoles for my barefoot shoes before a trip to New York. So glad I ordered ‘thin’ as these were tight getting into my barefoot sneakers. I also didn’t think the ‘wide’ size was really wide enough for my monster feet but once they were in the shoes it was fine. I can’t really say whether these helped with my knee pain as it was still very much present during our trip but I think they helped a bit, and we did a lot of walking!
I have Morton's Neuroma and these insoles work just as well as Birkenstocks with no pain at all! I had hoped it would be a little narrow to fit in some of my flats. They do say you can cut it to size but I was nervous about doing that and I usually have to switch the insoles between shoes I'm wearing so that isn't ideal. But still, they do the job of getting rid of the pain, so I am happy!
I cant say enough how great thes flips are for my foot pain! They did what $600 in orthotics failed to do! Customer service is outstanding! They are quick to sort out any problems that may come up, and make ordering so simple! Gold Star rating
Comfy and fashionable
I love wearing sandals but with my arch I needed sandals with support. I got my first pair of SOLE 10 years ago and I can wear them all day, pain free. Just like everything in life, you get what you pay for.
Got them earlier this year & using them in my running shoes. I walk quite a bit & they are very comfortable. I need the met pad and the pain in my foot has subsided because of these insoles. I have a wide foot size 6 1/2 & ordered a size 7. They fit perfectly. I will buy them again.
I bought this shoe because I have flat feet and after wearing a flat sandal for a full day, my feet ache. Wore these for a 2.5 hr walking tour and no pain. Only negative is that the shoe looks large where my smaller toes are. It's almost like it should have more of an angle cut. Hard to explain. Arch support is in the correct spot so I know it's not too big. Otherwise very comfortable and worth the investment.
I have had SOLE insoles for many years now. The SOLE insole features that works for me are: 1) Rigid - I hate soft insoles. They are hard to put in and have no support. SOLE insoles is just perfect going in. 2) Support - It took awhile but once the insole got molded to my feet, it feels so good. No more feet pains.
Tina M. Marquez
I love it
I love the met pad active! I suffer from knee injuries, plantar fatigue and back pain. I've been using SOLE for several years now they are a game changer! I can walk my dogs with more confidence and less pain. I love them so much, I have them in all my shoes and boots. I also have metatarsal foot pain and the met pad really helps that. I used to use those sticky pads and never could get them adjusted right, the sole with met pad is perfect for me! Thank you so much for easing my pain.
Best Sandal Ever
Just purchased my second pair of SOLE sandals. Love them!! These sandals are so good for relieving pain for planter fasciitis and bunions which I have both. The cork that is used to make the Women's Laguna Flip is very cushioning but great support. These sandals will last, and will only get more comfortable with age. I highly recommend these sandals
These seem to work well and have helped my standing and walking posture. I made a mistake on the order and immediately emailed them and they adjusted correctly, so good customer service on that. I've never used orthotics before and found some lower leg pain. I asked the person who recommended them (my yoga instructor) who said that I should "ease into them", wearing them only a little each day and building up to more time. So I've taken to that and still only wear them for short walks. I do hope to wear them for longer periods. But even with the short walks, the improvement regardless of what I am wearing on my feet is evident. so, good stuff...
The product was recommended to me by a friend due to plantar fasciitis. I was a little hesitant and skeptical but it has made a significant difference. After wearing SOLE for a couple of weeks I did not feel my heel anymore. Being a trainer and dance coach, I can now get back to all activities, pain free. This will not be my last pair!
Paul A Boeker
Straighten Up Those Ankles
My new Asolo walking shoes almost fit my very narrow feet. But when I realized that my ankles and feet were rotating inward, I tried some SOLE Active Medium footbeds. But they were too thick. So I ordered a pair of SOLE Active Thin footbeds. The heat fit formed these to my feet, but kept the arch high. My ankles and feet are straight again, and my shoes fit so much better. I've walked many miles in them over the last six weeks both over rough terrain and on concrete paths with no foot pain. If these Thin footbeds are as tough as their thicker siblings (and I think they are), they should last for years.
These Really Work
I had the painful condition of PTTD (acquired fallen arches). I needed very major and specific support for my feet. I had heard about this product on a podiatry blog and decided to try it. I followed the instructions on heat molding, creating the future shape that my foot required to return to functioning. I could feel the relief on the very first walk with them. I showed them to my podiatrist, who gave her full approval to the shaping. They are lightweight, cushy, yet offer amazing support. I bought several more pairs to have them in all my shoes. If you need more support than you get from standard inserts, these are for you. If you need a custom made orthotic, you may want to try these first. They really work. Now several months later, my foot is no longer painful and I am back to running - shorter distances this time. Very satisfied customer.
Cured my tendonitis
I have suffered with posterior tibial tendonitis for YEARS, and these shoes have been a life saver. I wear them as slippers in the house and they have cured my tendonitis. For the first time in years I can walk pain free.
Steven T Orr
Very effective ! Say good bye to heel pain!
These insoles work great! I have them in every pair of my shoes. The heel pain from plantar fasciitis has not reoccurred since using them, which is huge because I am on my feet all day.
Keeping me moving
I have been using these inserts in my hiking boots for about five years. I buy a new pair of Oboz boots every year and a new pair of SOLE inserts to go with them, as recommended by my podiatrist.Just before getting my latest pair, I had begun to notice back pain when walking. This went away immediately when I began wearing the new boots with inserts..I'm 76 years old, over weight and walk one to two miles per day. This combination of boots and inserts are vital to keeping me moving. I and my dog thank you.
Pamela A Bartsch
For years I've had massive pain in my feet due to fallen arches. Working 10 hour shifts became a nightmare. Honestly I'm not even sure how I came across SOLE insoles..but I thank the Lord above that I did! They are true to size. The Thick has firm padding which I love. And sturdy arch support that does not hurt my arches (flat feet). If you ave pronation problems you really should try these.
Very satisfied with Active Thick insole
I've now tried 3 insoles and my preferred is Active Thick without Met pad. Better to order the larger size and it's easy to trim it down to fit perfectly. Relieves foot pain for outdoor work boots.
Pretty and practical
I have wide feet and these sandals are perfect. The support is wonderful and difficult to find in a pretty flip flop. I have ankle pain from injuries and wearing these support sandals lessens the pain. Some of my other sandals feel fine when wearing but my ankles hurt after taking them off. That does not happen when I wear these.
Fantastic Relief and Comfort
I am an older retired male who hikes almost daily in the local hills and mountains near Vancouver, BC. I was finding the one foot in particular was becoming progressively more painful and required icing after my hikes. It was getting to the point where I was starting to wonder if my hiking and backpacking days were coming to an end. I can't say enough about the SOLE Active Thick insert with the built in met pad. Over the past 2 months my condition has dramatically improved and continues to do so the more I use this product. I also purchased a second set for another pair of shoes as well as the flip flop sandal with the met pad so that my foot is supported even when I am not hiking. I am now looking forward to a coming summer filled with a number of multi-day backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island. Thanks for providing such a brilliant product line.
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!
I have been searching for a while for a flip flop with good arch support. For years I’ve dealt with foot and knee pain from having flat flip flops. I was excited to come across these when I bought insoles. These are comfortable to wear, my feet don’t slip around when wet and they have good traction on wet ground. The only setback would be the hard plastic piece that goes between your toes, that might be more comfortable if it was fabric. But it was only the start of the season and my callous hadn’t formed yet. I would definitely buy these again. Thanks
I have been wearing SOLE for years. My doctor recommended them for me because I was having a lot of pain in my foot (arches). When it came time to replace my old pair I was able to purchase them online. Which was much easier than trying to get an appt at the doctors office lately.
kathleen w metcalf
I can't believe how much difference these Active Thins w Met pad have made. Huge improvement in hip pain. History of injuries, twice broken right heel, never did knit back together properly, the arch dropped and basically the whole foot changed shape and function, been awful. Affected the entire right leg. The SOLE insert is the only one since 2007 that's given me any relief and stabilized my foot. It allows me to have a normal heel to toe roll on the bad foot. Used the size chart to order correct size women 10 and fit is perfect .
Comfort and pain relief with cork SOLE flips
I bought and wore out 3 pairs of cork SOLE flips years ago. I was crushed when SOLE stopped offering them. I have bought the EVA SOLE flips but never liked them quite as much, so when I saw the cork SOLE flips were once again available I instantly ordered a pair. The cork does feel a little different than what I previously ordered, although it’s been so long I’d be hard pressed to say in what way. Regardless, I’m happy to have them!
This product was recommended to me by my sports medicine physician. It has delivered a great experience all around, mitigating foot pain due to a neuroma and keeping me on the right track to good foot health. Thank you.
shaun c murphy
These insole products have corrected a problem with my daughters walking and alleviated pain. I am delighted. This was why we ordered a second pair and will order more for each of her pairs of shoes. When ordered, they arrived two days later. Great work. Thank you!
pain no more
These insoles eliminated the foot pain I experience while cycling from Morton's Neuroma. I highly recommend these for anyone else suffering from foot pain.
Carter B Powell
Sometimes a product comes along that just changes the way you view a product. I have tried many different shoe inserts to help with pain in my feet and I have never found anything that totally stops pain in my feet the way that the SOLE inserts do. These inserts made me wonder if I was in my 20s again. If you have ever had foot problems and need to feel pain free from your shoes I would encourage anyone to give these inserts a try. I am not one who usually gets on the band wagon touting a product but these inserts are the closest thing to forgetting about foot pain I have ever experienced. MAGIC.
Thank You SOLE for giving me my life back
I have numerous issues with my feet. Ball of the foot pain, heel pain and bad arches. I had tried many different products in the past with very limited results. Then I discovered the SOLE products. Instantly after inserting these into my shoes I got some relief. As the insole wore in some more, they got more and more comfortable. I was never able to spend many hours on my feet before getting the SOLE product. This product allows me to function again! I was so pleased with the results that I ordered some more for spares, as I now know that I can't survive without them!
I have had a nagging ankle sprain for quite some time now, and I finally got around to getting some SOLE inserts, as my doctor explicitly recommended SOLE. I wish I had gotten them earlier! I'm on my feet for all of my time at work and they really alleviate a lot of pain that I didn't realize I had for so long. My feet in general aren't as sore after my shift and my ankle hardly has any pain. I, of course do ankle exercises to also help but there was drastic change and relief after having started to use the inserts in my work boots. I would recommend these to anyone that needs arch support for sure!
Ronald R Beland
Made a difference
Had weight bearing episodic pain in ball of foot in proximal third metatarsal joint. The Thick met pad Sole reduced the pain when used with a wide toe box shoe. Can't notice a difference from heat shaping the pad as instructed.
I’ve been using these since April 2, 2022 and find the sandals are comfortable to use despite bunions on my feet. These wear-moldable, water-friendly sandals made of Bloom Algae Foam makes it light and the surface feels good on the feet. The cushioning is sufficient plus the padded microfiber strap is super comfortable. As advertised, the METATARSAL SUPPORT PAD relieves pain and pressure in the ball of the foot by lifting toe bones into natural alignment.
Little things in life make a big difference
I have been wearing these for quite a while and love them. I recently purchased a pair for my 72 year old mother. Mom was experiencing heal pain. The pain was at its worst first thing getting out of bed, or after sitting for prolonged periods of time. Once she was up walking the pain would get better, but never completely go away. The pain in her heels caused her to walk with a wobble. I bought these insoles for my mom, and had them shipped directly to her house. Mom called me a few minutes after receiving them. Within a few minutes of wearing them she felt some pain relief and more stable walking. After a few days of wearing them all day the heal pain has completely gone away. I will be ordering a second pair, so that she has a pair for her house shoes, and outside shoes. Thank you to the people who designed these insoles.
These are great!
I’ve been using these for a couple years. I’ve always needed shoes with extra support but hadn’t found the right inserts. I had some pretty significant foot and ankle pain a couple years ago and saw a podiatrist who recommended these. These help a lot with my pronation, yay
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!
These things are great. I've had these insoles in for about 45 days. I'm walking on concrete floors for 12 hr+ a day and my feet don't hurt one bit. Use to have heel pain about 2/3 through my work day and now none.
I have used SOLE products for the last 5 years and have always been impressed with the product. I used to wear orthotics, my Physio recommended SOLE and I've never gone back. I have recommended this product to friends and family who also have enjoyed ending foot pain. Every pair of shoes I wear has SOLE insoles
Finally, relief from foot pain!
I am one of the numerous sufferers of peripheral neuropathy. For years I have endured foot pain that has taken me from an active runner to rarely going for walks because of constant foot pain. I prefer to stay clear of the pharmaceutical pain relief strategy, and decided to try a set of SOLE footbeds. Not sure which product to purchase, I used the SOLE Product Guide to determine which product was best for my condition. Sure enough, the Active Medium with Met Pad was suggested. I purchased the product and it was delivered to my home in just a few days. Following instructions on how to form the footbed to my foot shape, I set the footbeds in the oven at low temperature for a few minutes. Next, I placed each footbed into a pair of my shoes, put the shoes on and waited for the material to conform to my personal foot shape. Skip forward two months, and I can say that after years of foot pain, I am much relieved. Not only can I now go back to long pain free walks, but I have more energy, because I am not in constant pain. These soles are great. The Actives with Metpads easily transfer from one pair of shoes into another. Now that I am satisfied with how well they work, I plan to order another pair for my runners. Relief is a great thing!
I started using SOLE insoles when I started having foot problems from lack of arch support at least 10 years ago. They have been 5 star the whole time, relieved all my pain. I have worn SOLE sandals as well and they worked great for me. I highly recommend SOLE products and have been in my shoe repair shop as well as sharing them with friends and family. Thank you SOLE!
I use these insoles in all my shoes: runners, boots, dress shoes because since I've been using them for at least 4 years, my Nortons neuroma has not bothered me. Metatarsal pads in your shoe inserts and removable metatarsal pads can also offload the ball of your foot where you are having pain. They are comfortable & I use a variety of thicknesses depending on the shoe and activity.
What a difference!
I tore my arches over a year ago, and they've caused near constant pain since. I figured I'd try the met pad souls. At first they didn't feel right, and I figured I was just gonna have to suck it up. I kept wearing them in hopes that they'd do something eventually. (Kind of like a painful massage) Within a couple weeks, the pain that has been haunting my arches had subsided. I am in awe! Truly didn't think insoles could make this kind of difference! I am beyond grateful! Truly appreciated!
Best thing since sliced bread!
I’ve been using these products for about 2 years now. I had these new work boots and They killed my feet. I’ve tried everything i I could from stores and nothing. My buddy told me to check out SOLE. I was skeptical about the price but, I gave it a go. It relieved my pain right away. I bought some new daily shoes and replaced the sole with a new one with the met pad. Took a bit to get used to but, I love it. SOLE saved my feet!
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.
Kim J Wozniak
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.
Best fit best value EVER!
I have been wearing these in ALL my shoes for 5 years. I have 6 pair that stay in each set of shoes. Dress shoes, hunting and fishing boots and cross training shoes. These SOLE inserts have saved me from years of aggravated foot pain. They fit my foot and shoe size perfectly. They are comfortable - I have had custom made inserts from other companies, made for much more money (thousands $$), and they didn't work and they weren't comfortable or durable. I tried these out of desperation and now I wouldn't leave the house without them. Thank you! SOLE!
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.
Neil H. Nelson
This review is on the "Performance Wide Thick" I also bought the Active ones, but I haven't used them yet. I suffer from lower back pain (sciatica). This pain hit me pretty hard. I see doctors about my lower back. That's all they are focused on: my lower back. I started to think about my childhood and how I needed arch support in my shoes. Knowing general construction and basic biology, a improper foundation leads to a poor construction relying on that foundation. I started looking at arch support inserts. Most are just a heel cup with a partial sole. The ones that were a full footbed were gel or memory foam as padding. Gel leave your foot in it's own sweat. That creates foot rot. Foam collects the sweat and grows bacteria. I came across a "SOLE" ad online. It caught my interest. I started to read these reviews on most of the different styles to order from. I did the fitting questionnaire to find what I might be looking for. I ordered both that came up being that they have the return policy also they are both different materials. When I received them I looked at both and felt the cork ones would be more cushion. I work on my feet 6-8 hours straight per shift. I heated the cork ones in the over per instructions and I haven't looked back. It's been a couple months now and from day one of wearing them my back pain has subsided. I still need surgery on my back, but I believe with these "SOLE" inserts I'll have a better foundation to help strengthen my frame during healing. Yes I would recommend these inserts to those looking for comfort and support. Also those looking for lower back pain relief. I wear a whole size in shoes so I just order that size of inserts. They fit my shoe like it belongs. Nice bed for my foot to sit on. The cork is very comfortable they seem to form to your foot and hold it in your shoe.
I have trouble with metatarsalgia and pain on the top of my feet along the my toes. I have a pair of custom orthotics for my work shoes but needed something for all my other shoes to keep my feet in check all day long. These give my feet relief now. I also ordered flip flops because these insoles work so well
Great for snowboard boots
I bought these specifically for my snowboard boots after my old foot beds were making my feet hurt incredibly bad. My issue with the old foot beds was lack of arch support, despite buying ones that matched my arch perfectly. However, when I snowboarded the beds would push down and provide zero support. That's when I did some research and found out about SOLE, and bought a pair online. They took a little getting used to but I could immediately tell that my issue with arch support was gone. The SOLE foot beds kept their form and relieved the pain that I had dealt with before. Great product for snowboard boots
Recommended by a podiatrist, these are the best insoles I've found, for relieving my plantar fasciitis. Love them - they are super comfortable, and make a huge difference in pain level of my feet.
A lot less pain
I have been using to product for 3 months. I can now stand up for several hours like a normal person. Being able to walk is a matter of mental health for me. This is a very sturdy product and comfortable.
All about the forefoot
From a tiny functional foot clinic serving Yukon Territory and northern BC, SOLE Active Medium is the only insole recommended. Recently purchased 5 pairs to have on hand for clients. Bonus dollars will directly benefit remote harder to reach clients. :) I no longer wear the product - which is a good thing b/c my foot, with the assistance of SOLE, is now barefoot. I like SOLE b/c it helps people's feet, lower limb, pelvis and lower back regain function after years of foot binding. SOLE provides the heal cup, active arch support and the vital forefoot needed for people to regain mobility while comfortably supported. Specific injuries and pain I recommend SOLE treat are the forefoot - which is stabilized when the heel, in the heel cup of the SOLE anchors the foot allowing the forefoot (metatarsals) to regain their beautiful full function - all the way to the tips of each straight toe - which is why I often recommend the wide.
Kim J Wozniak
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.
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 bought the product because I have had flat feet my whole life and would like to avoid any issues with pain down the road as I get older. -2 Months Daily -I like how the sole forms around the foot and offers daily support -The sole fits perfectly around my large feet -I think the materials used were combined for a perfect design -The sole is very comfortable!
These insoles are as good as my custom orthotics. I use them daily running or walking! Great arch support and nice padded heel cushion. Definitely helps my plantar fasciitis pain.
I love my insoles
This is my second set of SOLE Active Medium Wide insoles and I have been using them for the past year. I walk and hike a lot and have ongoing issues with soreness in my feet and my knees. These insoles have reduced the pain in my feet and I can walk even farther these days and not take so many rest days. The insoles are comfortable and the fit is true to size so they slip into my shoes like they are made for them.
Dolores A Kaplon
Ball of Foot pain
Bought these insoles to see if they would help with pain in toes and ball of foot. They have helped a great deal and have now purchased three pairs to keep in different shoes. They are comfortable and fit perfect in my shoes.
Performance Thin Soles
I purchased two pairs of these insoles for use in ski boots. I purchased one for myself, and one for my wife. My wife and I have put about 20 days and a few short tours on these insoles since buying them in the middle of February and we both love them. My arches have a tendency to hurt after a day of staying on my feet, these insoles have alleviated a lot of that arch pain. My wife broke her ankle a few years back and sometimes complains about pain and the feeling of instability in that ankle especially when we are doing tours. Since using this insole she feels much more supported and a lot of that pain has gone away. As far as performance goes these insoles are a giant leap over the stock insoles we were using in our current boots and not nearly as expensive as custom insoles. They were also easy to install and form, and as you can imagine the more days you put on these the more comfortable they become! Since using these in my ski boots I have plans to buy a pair for my work-boots. Due to the nature of my job I often times end up walking several miles in my work-boots inspecting job sites, which often leads to very sore feet at the end of the day.
Happy feet and calves
I use these in a pair of otherwise useless and painful leather loafers. Unfortunately, I like the quality leather and look of them. Decided to try some SOLEs to see if I could salvage them. I was 100% right. I can now use these loafers like a regular everyday shoe. I've been using these now for 1 month now with much success. I am now in the process adding SOLEs to all my shoes and runnners.
Relieves foot pain
My podiatrist recommended these insoles and they help with foot pain . I need to get more for the rest of my shoes as currently I am just using them in my hiking boots. I wore deck shoes today without the insole and my feet really hurt!
Foot pain is gone
I purchased these insoles several weeks ago after having significant foot pain for many months. The discomfort when walking was gone after one week of wearing these insoles. I have purchased two more pairs for my other shoes as well.
Michael D Young
Work Boot Perfection
I bought these for my work boots. I have to wear rubber boots that have no support for my job. These basically made my feet feel like I was wearing a pair of sneakers. I can easily make it through my long work days with no pain. Great insoles.
Solved my foot pain
I’ve been using SOLE footbeds for a few years now for pain related to over-pronation. Recently I began to have pain on the ball of my right foot. After doing some research I discovered that this was likely due to metatarsalgia. I decide to look to SOLE for help and found these Performance footbeds with built-in metatarsal support. I’ve begun using them regularly and my pain has disappeared. I’ll continue to buy the footbeds with Met Pads from now on.
I've always had a problem with foot pain wearing shoes, ever since I was young; I just thought it was normal to have aching feet after spending a day in shoes. Sneakers, flip-flops, dress shoes, boots, it didn't matter; everything hurt. When a shoe sales person at The Right Shoe in Vancouver suggested in 2016 that I try SOLE footbeds, I was skeptical because I didn't really believe they could help. She told me to trust her, that they had a return policy if I wasn't satisfied, and that she thought the "aggressive arch support" design would really help my tired, aching feet. So I listened to her and got a pair of Active Thicks for my Bluntstones and I was converted overnight. Those Bluntstones went from being those cool boots that I really liked but always avoided because of fatigue and pain, to becoming my daily shoes. No pain or fatigue, even after hours and hours of walking in them, day after day! Transformative and life-changing. I went back and got a pair Active Thins for my Cons too, and when I started spending more time in dress shoes, I got some for those as well. Now, every single pair of shoes and boots that I own has a pair of SOLE footbeds in them—Thursdays, AEs, Clarks, Vessis, chukkas—and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love that SOLE is designed locally (I'm in Vancouver, BC); I love their company philosophy of reduced environmental impact, carbon negativity, wine cork recycling (I make and bottle my own wine too, so it's a real plus for me), planting trees, giving to charities, donating to the needy, and social and ecological responsibility in general; I love the fit and the design; I love love love the comfort. They literally transform any pair of shoes from being totally insane torture devices into comfortable, meaningful footwear that reasonable people can actually wear, walk around, and stand in. Amazing! I mean, what's the point of even wearing footwear if it makes your feet worse and causes pain? And why did it take so long for me to discover SOLE? Seriously. Just get them. Thank you, SOLE, for making my foot life pain-free! I will always be grateful, and I will always have your footbeds in my shoes!
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.
Thomas M LeBlanc
I had been dealing with foot pain for quite some time and tried a few products but the problem was never truly resolved. Then I heard about SOLE from the Darkhorse podcast and I have faith in their endorsements so I went for it! It was a great call. I have been using the footbeds for several weeks now and the results are very noticeable. The foot pain is basically gone and I'm on my feet for hours at a time. Also, they're very easy to transfer from shoe to shoe. Highly recommend!
carla o. hornseth
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!
My wife and I are both using the Medium with met pad and they really help with foot pain. We normally walk 4 miles a day and found that SOLE has helped with eliminating foot pain. We are wanting to try the Thick next.
Just buy them!!!!
My son has plantar fascitis and could hardly walk after practice. We have tried many different insoles and finally tried these. I can honestly say that these were the only ones that worked. With in a week he could go to practice without foot pain afterwards. We are getting ready to order him more for his other shoes!!!! He wears a size 8 basketball shor and the size 8 insoles fit perfectly with out trimming. They do not slide around and he has zero complaints!!!! Trust me.....we have tried them all and these are the only ones to help him.
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.
Michelle B Glickman
No more sore feet!
My arches are falling and it’s painful. These inserts improved my situation dramatically. The pain is gone. Plus, I can walk and stand for longer periods of time. Best of all, they fit a number of my shoes. Get them! You have only to gain.
Baljinder Kaur Gill
The amazing woman’s Catalina sport flip
The women's Catalina Sport Flip was absolutely amazing. I've felt very comfortable in them and just love how good quality it is. It just seems so good for me that my heel pain went away. I highly recommend this to anybody who is buying this product.
Mario A Verduzco
SOLE Arch Supports
My wife and I run 4 miles/day 6 days/week and so it's critical we have the best support possible. We purchased our first pair of SOLE arch support inserts 6 years ago upon noticing a bit of arch pain and just purchased new sets via their website. The inserts eliminated any and all tenderness, they are comfortable, supportive, and durable; they fit like a glove, and the materials of the inserts keep our feet cool and dry. If like us you need added support, you can't go wrong with SOLE.
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.
Son Inner soles
My son requires inner soles for his feet. We tried different inner soles, and he could it wear them for 4 hours. Today we bought this brand and he can wear them all day long, plus he doesn't have any more pain in his feet.
No more ankle pain when snowboarding
I was getting horrible ankle pain in my front foot while snowboarding and my trainer told me it was because of my flat feet. The SOLE thin beds fit in my boots perfectly and now I ride all day with no pain!’
Susan Ferrell Davis
Best insert ever!
I have high arches and I was having pain in them. I decided to get SOLE inserts to see if they would help, and I was amazed of how they supported my feet. My arches do not bother me any more and my feet feel more stable in the shoes because of the SOLE inserts!.
COMFORTABLE SLIDE SLIPPERS
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE COMFORTABLE SLIDE SLIPPERS. I WAS TOLD BY MY DOCTOR TO WEAR AN ARCH SLIPPERS, AND WHEN I ORDERED IN INSOLES, I SAW THE SLIPPERS OFFERED, I ORDERED AND IT HAS BEEN MY ONLY SLIPPERS I WEAR. VERY COMFORTABLE AND HELPED MY FOOT PAINS
Rocky F Comberiati
Decreases my foot knee and back pain!
I have been using SOLE supports for years,because they help control my pronation and plantar fasciitis. In turn my knee and back pain are reduced by 80% and 40% respectfully. They keep me active and I can't thank you enough.
Great purchase! They fit well in my shoes and eased my foot pains. They are very comfortable and significantly decreased my flair-ups with plantar fasciitis.
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!
Laura M Szilier
This was my first purchase of SOLE insoles. I heard about this company by doing a Google search for ski boot insoles for metatarsal foot pain. I've been suffering from foot pain in the balls of my feet for a number of years and my ski boots exacerbate the pain. I've tried other insoles in my boots which has helped a bit, but I still experience some pain after a day of skiing. I purchased these insoles prior to this year's ski season and so far, they have helped tremendously! I just returned from a 4-day ski vacation, which normally would cause a lot of foot pain, and I was so impressed with how comfortable these insoles are in my ski boots and that I was able to ski for multiple days in a row with hardly any discomfort. I plan on purchasing another pair of insoles for my street shoes as even regular shoes cause discomfort when walking.
Love SOLE inserts. So comfortable and easy to fit. I am extremely flat footed and used to have to spend $ 800 for lift but my doctor recommended SOLE inserts, I love them and no longer have back or knee pain.
Ryan t howard
Best Inserts Ever!!!!
Title says it all. Best insoles I've ever had, and I've probably tried over 20 different brands to help with plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia. Within just a few days, almost all the pain was gone. Will never buy another brand of insoles, a customer for life!
Worth a try!
I bought the Performance Thick to insert into my Manitobah mukluks so I would be able to enjoy them again! They have been amazing! My leg pain aka shin splint ache at night has all but disappeared. I wear them all day as my slippers! After the first week I noticed the change and then after 6 weeks, it is no coincidence. I like them just as much as the custom orthotics that cost 10 times the price. Highly recommend!
Solved some issues
Have been wearing these for several months and has resolved some Met pain issues in my foot. Comfortable and fit well in hiking boots that I have with almost no trimming and adjustment. Would like to see different Met levels. Could use a bit more Met padding for me personally. All in all, a good investment for foot comfort.
I have used these insoles in my winter boots for about 6 weeks. The are super comfortable and supportive. Previous pain I had wearing these boots is gone. The insulation on the bottom of the insole is a nice touch. These are quality insoles.
Susan I Gordon
great support slide
I previously bought the Mateo sport slide and liked the support and comfort it gave, but not fond of how the material stretched out after a couple of months, making them slip off easily. After reading a review about the Mendocino Sport Slide where the person said you could adjust as they stretched, I decided to give these a try. They do help a lot with my ankles as I have broken then several times over in the past and my doctor told me I need to wear support shoes at all times and not to go barefoot. We have hardwood floors at home and before I started wearing these support shoes my ankles always hurt when I wore other types of slippers, now I don't have any pain. I have been wearing a few months and like how they feel on other than the material gets a bit hot like the others did as well, but I would rather have my ankles happy so I will continue with these. I bought my husband a pair of the Mateo Sport Slides he likes to wear around the house.
SOLE is the best product for your feet
Starting from the beginning, about five years ago I got plantar faciitis on both my feet. Having to deal with the pain while working on feet for 8 hours a day was rough. Almost a year later I found SOLE products through a foot specialist. My life changed and I was cured of this issue within 6 months of using your insoles and sandals every time I was on my feet. Now with these clog style shoes I use for work everyday I feel confident my feet will never have any issues ever again. I highly recommend SOLE to anyone who works on their feet for any length of time. These shoes are made with high quality materials, the pair of sandals I wear only when I'm home I've wearing for 6 years and it's still in great shape. Extremely comfortable and fit very well.
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.
Bought these to use in my bike shoes. While the met pad isn't as pronounced as others, its thinness and support overall makes this a great insole. I've ridden for over an hour with them in the shoes without any pain with them and couldn't say that about the shoes before these insoles.
Nice style/tight fit
I really like these shoes! They look and feel great, and when I wear them I think it helps with my back pain. The only regret I have is that since the shoes are pretty rigid/stiff, I feel I should have bought a half size larger (like one does with sneakers). The fit is true, but the stiffness makes it feel too tight. I still wear them, and enjoy them!
My feet are smiling now
I recently visited the podiatrist 3 weeks in a row for a pain in my left foot right at the heel. They tried inserts, shots, wraps helped a little. But I was kind of shuffling around and not walking the 6 to miles daily as I had in the past. On the last visit one of the young ladies who assisted in my various treatments told me I should check out your website and buy the "Active Thick" version of their insert. I did and I was immediately better. I was so pleased I ordered a pair of your shoes and I am very pleased with them also. I am back to walking 6 to 8 miles per day with no pain. Thanks
Recovering from metatarsalgia
These insoles are helping my recovery from metatarsalgia. Dr suggested these in August, I took a month off from running and then slowly eased back into the miles. It took about 3.5-4 months to return to my pre injury mileage and the pain is now gone. I also have occasional post tibial flare ups due to flat arches and none of them has occurred since I started using these insoles. Forever a fan and will stick with these insoles.
Best I've found hands down.
I've been wearing these for a month or two now in my work boots, and a pair in my big rubber boots. I'm size 15 almost 16 and these are one of the few arch supports I can wear that actually fits my foot size. These last about a year or so with constant daily usage around the farm. Much easier to get used to than the hard inserts, and I have no arch pain since I started using them years ago when they were made for Redwing. I can't live without them. Does take about two weeks to get your arches used to some real support though, and if your arches are shot, wear them for an hour a day for the first week. Once I got used to them, my arch pain stopped and my knee pain got significantly better.
Short of custom-made insoles, this is the best insole I've ever worn. Comfort-wise they are equal perhaps SOLE insoles are more comfortable. Custom insoles provide more arch support. I wear it in tennis and running shoes. 5 stars for comfort, 5 stars for support. Heating and molding is a great way to shape it to your feet. Since started wearing met-pad insoles the pain I used to experience in balls of my feet after playing tennis is pretty much non-existent. I don't have anything negative to say. Great product all around.
Red Sole inserts
I have used SOLE products for about 4 years . They were recommended by a foot doctor. I usually purchase the black SOLE inserts. The shop where I purchased them closed so I used the online site and did the online help for selection . It recommended the red SOLE Inserts because I have pain in the ball of my foot and need arch support. I've been wearing the red inserts for about 2 weeks and they do help with arch support and metatarsal pain. Since I do most of my walking in my neighborhood sidewalks & streets, sometimes I wish I had the added cushioning of the black inserts.
First Time Buyer
I was recommended this brand by my podiatrist. Bought these (my first insole purchase from any company) for the first time, put them in my hikers, and instantly foot pain receded. Every day there was less and less foot pain. until I have not had any problems now for months. I will be a lifetime user for sure!
WENDY J BERNSTEIN
Better than the old plastic soles!
I was a long time user of SOLE inserts for correction of over pronation associated with flat feet. They have made a huge difference for me as far as foot pain and allowed me to walk and jog comfortably for years. I was so excited to discover the they now have a recycled cork product - it's such a great model to have people return their wine corks to stores for re-use. I find that the new ReCORK soles feel springier and more comfortable that the old soles that I relied upon. I have been using them in my Saucony running shoes for 2 months now and they feel great. I wear size 8 1/2 or 39 shoes and found that the size 7/9 insert fit perfectly without trimming. I hope that more companies will follow this model of using recycled materials to create an excellent product.
Out on walks again
My husband has had foot pain for about 2 years now and it just stopped us from going on our walks. Although he still has some pain, the Active Medium soles have allowed him to get back to walking. He has a pair in both of his shoes and will definitely get more as needed. These slipped into his shoes perfectly after the heat up. After standing in them for the few minutes required to form he knew right away these were going to work. Comfortable enough he could wear them all day. No issues of any kind
Heel pain relief
My heels and ankles were killing me. I tried a pair of these and it relieved my pain almost completely. I saw such great results I ordered three more pairs for my other shoes. I also appreciate that they are eco-friendly.
Really helped for pronation & knee misalignment. It’s all connected, so great for my low back pain as well. I have wide foot & high arch, the Thin insoles are ideal for most of my shoes & run true to size. I love that the heel is NOT elevated which can be common in other brands. It’s wonderfully comfy & I really appreciate SOLE getting on board with Eco friendly materials.
Overall a great flip
It's now well over a year that I've been wearing SOLE's Balboa flip on a daily basis. The three things that come to mind are: 1) No break-in pain. The straps are soft and comfortable and never caused blisters or pain. 2) The arch support is just right (for me) and has helped to keep my back issues at bay. I used to wear Havaianas and often deal with a sore back. 3) They are surprisingly durable. I usually chew through shoes pretty quickly and wear the outside of the sole. I guess because the back of the sole is sloped up it wears less. All in all I am very happy with them and would easily recommend them to anyone looking for flip flops with some arch support.
Nishtha C. Sanghani
SOLE is the best footbed brand
I have been SOLE customer for 15 years I am also a physical therapist and not only use SOLE myself but also recommend to my family and patients. The arch support and the level of comfort helps with any routine walks, runs, work outs, long standing activities and makes it all less painful. I have recommended SOLE to patients with knock knees, pes planus, plantar fasciitis, foot pain and also knee pain and back pain. They are very comfortable and not to forget, durable too.
I had a foot issue and was awaiting an appointment to get an orthotic made. Since the pain was increasing and I had an upcoming backpack trip, I needed something for the interim period that might alleviate this pain when hiking. I took a chance on some SOLE Active Medium inserts and couldn't be more pleased. When I showed them to my Podiatrist, she was very impressed and told me to continue using them until the orthotics were made. Well, eventually the orthotics arrived, felt extremely uncomfortable, had to be modified several times, and eventually were abandoned. I have since bought 5 pairs of SOLE insoles over the past year and couldn't be happier. They have eliminated my foot pain, are super comfortable, and are very affordable when compared to custom orthotics.
Purchased these insoles (size 11 U.S. fit is exact), because my $200 pair of Asics AWL size 11 US, were causing extreme pain to my Achilles tendon. I needed a winter shoe and although the shoe fit great at the store when I purchased them, they certainly didn't after the first 10km. I was forced to go up a half size with my shoes because my right toe was feeling cramped. Decided to purchase both the Active Medium and Thick, because I wasn't sure which would be enough to fill in the extra room in my shoe and possibly elevate my foot to keep the back of the shoe from touching the upper rear portion of my foot. Ran 100 km in the Active Medium and my feet started to feel great after the first 20km, almost instantly (I didn't heat fit them to my feet). After 100km, I decide to try the Active Thick and they filled the extra space in the shoe that was needed and elevated my foot ever so slightly. First impression was a full shoe and feeling like I was 1 inch taller. At first, when I put in either insole, they felt lumpy. After about 20km, they tend to mold to your feet and feel very natural. You can, of course, heat treat them to fit, but I wasn't sure I was going to keep them, so I decided to try them, out of the package. I do get Achilles pain once in a while, but this is probably due to my running technique and not the insoles. I use my Active Medium Soles in my summer runners (Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 in size 10.5 U.S.), which fit me perfect before inserting the Soles and fit snug after installing. 450km now and still great. I'm sure my shoes will wear out before these Soles will; they will be going in my next pair of Asics AWLs. Overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase. Initially I found them to be expensive, now not so much because they work.
Debbie V Mason
NOTHING BUT SOLE
I've been wearing SOLE inserts for several years now, and I will admit that I have tried other brands in between. I've always had to ditch the other brands--nothing but SOLE helps my feet with plantar fasciitis pain. I simply put them in my shoes and allow them to mold to shape naturally. These are the most comfortable inserts I've ever used, and I've decided I won't try anything else again.
Returning to the ice after COVID, I was suddenly dealing with constant foot pain every time I put my skates on and I tried different things. I’ve been using Medium SOLE inserts in my field hockey turf boots for about 10 years and started wearing a pair in my everyday shoes about two years ago. I decided to try out the Thin, hoping they would fit comfortably in my goalie skates. With the added foot pain in the sole and forefoot, I also tried the met pad for the first time which only took a little getting used to. The Thin soles fit just fine in my skates and have definitely helped the foot pain. I do remove them after every ice time so the skates dry properly and the rivets don’t rust, which is the only issue as it’s a tight fit around the heel and arch, so it can be a little hard to remove them. I worry a bit that the friction will speed up the wear on the skate liner and/or the insole. I’m trying to figure out an easier way to pull it out with a tab or something, but the pros definitely out way that one con.
Saved me from years of pain
Highly recommend the SOLE products. After years of off and on pain on my left foot, a friend recommended SOLE to me and I decided to give it a shot. After only a week of using the Active Mediums, my pain went away. I’ve now been a loyal customer for three years and I have been pain free for three years :)
I have used SOLE products for a long time. 7-8 Years with one bottom line: COMFORT without PAIN! I have had foot issues since I was 50 years old ! SOLE was the answer! If you are having any foot pain is good for anyone who is approaching a painful problem with one's feet! Best move I have made for my overall health
These are WONDERFUL!!
I broke my foot many years ago. Years of pain and problems lead me to try the SOLE inserts and FINALLY, I am free of foot, leg and back pain. Thanks to SOLE inserts, I can walk and hike for miles and I'm back to a normal life. I have these soles in all of my shoes and because they're so comfortable, I have purchased them for my family as well. THANK YOU SOLE!!
Great addition to cycling shoes
Put these in my Sidi road shoes. Thin enough to fit well, and a huge improvement in arch support over the stock units. Had to buy a larger size to ensure the arch support fell in the correct spot on my foot, which necessitated a fair bit of trimming to have them fit my shoes. Luckily I could try them on in a local shop, otherwise that trial and error would have been a pain. They’ve been brilliant ever since. Improved stability, power transfer, and no more hot spots or numb toes on longer rides.
Ive been wearing these insoles for about a month now in my sneakers and Blundstones and they are great! My feet feel supported and I can walk much farther without pain than when I've used Superfeet in the past. Already ordered another pair (Thick) for my hiking boots!
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.
Victoria Leah Dunton
I purchased these for my pre-teen son, his feet grow so quickly that this is a great cost effective way to provide him with the support that his growing feet need. They have been great and offer support to his high arches! The fit his shoes great and have really help to relieve his foot pain.
Will keep buying them
I’ve got a bunion on one foot and bad ankle on the other. After purchasing these soles years ago, the conditions finally became manageable. I have them in every pair of shoes. Pain free walking is a gift that you owe yourself!
Great for Golf!
I have been struggling with plantar fasciitis so thought I would give the SOLE Active Medium insoles a shot. Game changer! Great support, comfort and full relief of any pain! The fit is perfect and the quality exceptional. Certainly could feel the difference right away and they just get more comfortable every time I wear them!!
I've been using SOLE insoles for over a decade. Love them and highly recommend. I use them for plantar fasciitis, and back pain
Gerald A Pond
No More Plantar Fasciitis Pain
I have had plantar fasciitis over 30 years. Treatment has involved many pairs of custom orthotics, numerous steroid injections, and years of debilitating pain. I started wearing SOLE insoles a couple years ago. They are now in every pair of shoes I own. I wear them ALL the time and I'm pain free. To paraphrase James Brown, "I'm a SOLE man!" My wife recently visited a podiatrist for, guess what? Plantar fasciitis! He examined her footwear. She wears Hoka One One shoes which he said were great. She had a new pair of SOLE insoles I had insisted she try. He told her custom orthotics would be no better than the SOLE insoles. After one injection and daily exercises, she is now back on her feet.
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
Megan St. Marie
My Daily Soles
I put soles into just about every pair of shoes I wear because they’ve helped me totally get rid of with chronic ankle/instep and leg pain. The Active Medium are perfect for my day-to-day shoes that I use to walk to and from work.
Megan St. Marie
Perfect Soles for my winter boots!
I put Soles into just about every pair of shoes I wear, and they have helped me totally get rid of chronic ankle/instep and leg pain. I was thrilled to find these wool soles, cozy and perfect for my winter boots!
Achy breaky heart
These inserts are the best I have found. All of the SOLE met pad versions have made walking a pleasure for me after years of searching for pain relief.
As someone who occasionally suffered from foot pain, I needed a more sustainable solution than prescription orthotics that need routine replacement at a very high price. While perhaps not as precise in foot correction as a customized orthotic, the SOLE Active Medium was a perfect solution for me. A very reasonable price for an excellent product by an outstanding, thoughtful company. I can highly recommend these insoles for anyone needing greater support or an alternative to overpriced orthotics. They resolved my foot pain issues and I'm a happy customer for life.
Perfect for flat foot
I have flat feet and this footbed helped me to reduce the pain while wearing for long periods of time. I recommend this footbed as it has microbial and warm wool properties as well as the arch support.
Sylvia K Estey
I was originally diagnosed with a fallen arch three weeks before a planned 5 day hike on the Camino in northern Spain. I was new to SOLE insoles but I completed the 120km hike with no knee pain at all. Recently I developed a metatarsal issue and my pedorthist added a little egg shaped bump to reduce the impact in the affected area. Then I ordered these new Met Pad insoles and they are a joy to walk and hike in. Cannot live without them!! Great company and customer service too!! Thanks SOLE!
Benjamin R Pauli
Fixed my feet
I was a little skeptical for the price, but I was pleasantly surprised. My arches were collapsed from years of flat insoles, so my feet were pretty sore the first couple times I used these. But after a week or so, the pain went away and my feet straightened out. I now can walk and stand for hours without foot pain.
Allen E Campbell
Plantar Fasciitis Relief
I’ve had to deal with plantar fasciitis for years and even purchased expensive orthopedic inserts for $400 a piece. But the condition was never relieved. Always searching for something that worked I stumbled onto the SOLE inserts page. Within a few months of wearing these inserts (Active Thick with met pad) I finally starting feeling relief. Now after a few months of wearing these inserts I can say I have no more plantar fasciitis pain. I ended up buying a pair for all of my shoes so I didn’t need to keep taking them out and putting them in other shoes. Thank you SOLE. For the first time in 7 years my feet have no pain.
Stacy L Sloan
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I can not write enough good things about my SOLE sandals! They are so comfortable and I no longer have back pain when I wear them. I actually love the men's sandals more but only because the straps are a bit looser than the women's and my foot isn't wide but more rounded on the top. I even have my family buying them and loving them! :)
Absolutely worth it
I had an old pair of SOLE from high school (10+ years ago) that I forgot about. More recently, I'd been experiencing sinus tarsi pain from running/overuse that persisted despite PT, cortisone, and other non-surgical treatments. I decided to dig up the old insoles, and after wearing them for about two weeks, couldn't believe the difference. I decided to buy a second pair so that I could rotate them between runnings shoes and regular street-shoes. Overall, wearing them consistently has probably cut my pain down to 10% of what it was originally. They are true to size and fit into my shoes no problem. I wish I had started wearing them sooner (or never stopped wearing the pair I got in high school)!
David M Hunter
Great for golf
Great insole for my golf shoes. I walk the course and these help support my high arches for a pain free round. Great product and value.
MARK E LARSON
Got rid of Metatarsal Pain
Have off and on metatarsal pain and had gotten away from wearing insoles for a bit. Then I started in on a hiking challenge and soon my metatarsal pain returned. Ordered a new set of these and instantly it felt better and after a couple days I was basically pain free. These fit shoes perfectly, have great arch support and you can trim them if needed. Highly recommend!
Thomas J Frazier
Great for your feet!
Love the flip as much as my inserts, I wear them around the house when I don't want shoes on, and they are helping my foot/plantar fasciitis pain tremendously. Besides the pain relief, they look great, can't wait to wear them this summer on the beach!
Women’s Mendocino slide support
Very comfortable fit. Purchased to help relieve foot and lower back pain. Works great, full support sandals that are adjustable. Thank you SOLE for your support!
Jivanjoti k khalsa
Every Pair of Shoes
I have a very high arches, arthritis in my feet and a tendency to get plantar fasciitis. I have to wear innersoles in my shoes all the time. I have used SOLE for years. They give me the best support and prevent any foot pain. Grateful.
This insole has been a big part of me getting back to normal after some bad heel pain. Sometimes what seems like plantar fasciitis is nerve irritation. That was the case for me and the inserts I had been using since 2009 were irritating the nerve, I started working these inserts into my rotation in mid October. It wasn't long before I relied mostly on these. I have high arches and the Dr. tells me that can give me heel and forefoot pain. These inserts cover all the bases. Now I am on my feet again most of the day and enjoying walks around my village. Next season, I will be hiking again!
I have been using inserts for decades. I have low arches. I have tried MANY different products including $500 custom orthotics. I am also a runner. 20-25 miles per week. Expensive customs wear out. Not unlike any other. It can become a money drain. Off the shelf insoles from various suppliers are very generic. Too spongy, not light weight, not enough arch support and wear out quickly. A friend passed along to me a recommendation from his podiatrist. "SOLE" insoles. I looked over a lot of info from the SOLE website as well as from other sources and decided to try the SOLE Active Medium. SOLE provides a wide variety of insoles, as well as other products, to suit MANY different needs and foot and body designs. This alone separates SOLE from other offerings. It is also very obvious that they have done their due diligence on R&D and have included some very smart and experienced people into the works to develop products for a wide dynamic of people and purposes. I have low arches and a knee that has had cartilage repair and a torn stretched to useless ACL. (Skiing injuries from my youth). The soles obviously won't repair these things but provide support and alignment that allow me to run comfortably and vigorously without pain. I bought my first pair, used them for about 2 months and then bought another pair. All total I have been on them for about 5 months now. I also played Hockey for decades. Skate providers went away from traditional leather outer shells quite a few years ago and adopted moldable outer shells. You warm up the skate in an oven, quickly put them on, lace them up tight and the skate adopts the shape of your foot. Providing a very custom fit. It took a minute but once I got used to them I fell in love with the technology. The EVA base in the Active Mediums is very much similar. I did not put them in the oven I just put them in my shoe and wore them to shape. It took running on them about 10 times until they formed to fit. This wear in period was a bit uncomfortable in the beginning but since then they have been awesome... Now they fit great and are beyond comfortable. They are super supportive, lightweight, and I can trust them to be perfectly in place with every stride. I love the product, I love the price point. Customer service has been excellent. I am absolutely a SOLE customer for life. You might think that I am just a shill for SOLE who is being somehow compensated. I assure you that I am NOT. I'm a very satisfied customer who is simply illustrating my experience with their product. This is a product that I truly need and very much appreciate. I am 61 years old. A life long athlete. This product allows me to continue to enjoy training and competitive athletics... Priceless.... Thank you SOLE
Taira Lee Murphy
I have very high arches, narrow feet and plantar fasciitis. I gave been told I am high risk for collapsed arches, told that's very painful, and have been going to physiotherapy for foot and related knee pain. Custom orthotics were quoted at $300 with Insurance only covering maximum 50%. I thought I'd give these a try first! I did not heat fit them as I was worried about getting it right, instead choosing to fit them by wearing. First few days were an eye opener, my toes clenched and I was uncomfortable wearing them for long periods if time. 2-3 hours at once was enough. I am on my feet, running after kids all day at work so I needed more support than drugstore insoles. After wearing them for a week my feet felt so much better at the end of the day! I really needed the extra arch support and my feet have relaxed, no more toe clenching! I will be getting another set for my ski boots and anticipate a much more comfortable downhill ski season this year. 100% would recommend trying these before getting expensive orthotics if you have high arches.
Made a huge difference
I had tried every non surgical / non drug solution for my planter fasciitis without success. I tried SOLE fully expecting it to not to make much of a difference but I was surprised. SOLE has reduced my foot pain by at least 75%. I would say that is a huge win. I was disappointed that the mediums wouldn't work in some of my shoes and so I ordered some thins and the problem is solved. I am totally pleased with my experience with SOLE
I could not be more happy with both the price and the overall performance of SOLE inserts. I have had issues with my plantar fasciitis for years that have now produced heel spurs. I am close to needing surgery and as a PE teacher and coach I'm on my feet all day! I had custom-made orthotics that just were not helping me get through the day. An athletic trainer friend told me about SOLE. I didn't believe her that at $50- a pair they would work. I was wrong! I noticed a difference after 2 days. I no longer get shooting pain up my leg from my arch issues. I have two pairs of sneakers with SOLE inserts and rotate my shoes daily. What a difference! I have tried everything, trust me, these work! -Jen S. Albany NY PE Teacher and Coach
Thomas J Frazier
I have suffered for a year with plantar fasciitis, and wasn't aware of these inserts until my daughter suggested I give them a try. What a relief! The support they give has remedied my pain and I can now walk distances never considered prior. I am in process of now ordering inserts for all my footwear, they are a lifesaver!
I am a very active person who needs arch support. I had special orthodics and they were uncomfortable and painful to use. I tried SOLE Active medium a year ago and it made a great difference. The Met Pad is slightly different than SOLE Med but both work well.
I have genetic flat feet. I'm 44, and have lived the "strenuous life." Very active - hiker, power lifter, stone mason, former Marine. Over the last 4 years I've developed pttd, and over the last 5 months it's gotten very painful. As someone who can usually physically do whatever I want, having to avoid simple things like stairs has been very difficult physically and mentally. I have tried lace up ankle wrap braces, custom rigid orthotics that cost 1000.00 dollars, special shoes, and been religious about foot strengthening- they all sort of work, but there's always some pain. I have routinely been told "otc" orthotics aren't effective. Regardless on a whim I bought a pair of SOLE insoles, and after I put them in my gym shoes -INSTANTLY - the pain went away almost completely. I bought a second pair for my Danner hiking/work boots, with the same result. I can't wrap my brain around how there can be such an immediate dramatic change, but running up and down my stairs without a second thought or wincing in pain is absolutely amazing. I haven't worn them long, but they seem durable. I hope they hold up, though for this level of regained mobility, I'd buy a new pair every month if I had to. My hope is, as they are clearly relieving the strain on my tibial tendon and over pronation, over time with continued wear and foot strengthening I can reverse some of the damage done.
Ann C. Larsen
I think it's working!
I believe these insoles are helping with my metatarsal pain. I have a nerve that is bothering me and impeding my ability to walk. With these soles, I can still enjoy walking because of the excellent support they give my feet. I have been using them for at least a month now and need to put them in every pair of shoes I own.
My podiatrist recommended this for metatarsalgia. It's relieving the pain and discomfort. I also rested for a month and cut back on the running mileage. The situation is definitely improving, and I know this process will take awhile. The arch support also seems better than my previous insoles. Will be buying more of these.
Before using these inserts, my feet hurt every day, all day long. After a few days of using these inserts, I have zero foot pain. Truly life-changing.
I bought these for my grandson who is 12 and his achilles hurt every day all day even if not moving. After the first day he wore them the pain was gone. Thanks to my father for telling me to try them. He has been wearing them for a while now as well. Will definitely be buying more.
I bought these because I have metatarsalgia. They are very comfortable. My pain disappeared quickly and I have not looked back. My gratitude and highest recommendation to SOLE on a high quality product that does what it advertises.
Del Mar Sport Flip
The flip has a metatarsal cushion which definitely improves my comfort. I experienced pain in the metatarsal area of my foot and the flip resolves this issue.
mark b burnell
I have previously used Superfeet, and custom orthotics. I tried SOLE, and found that they are as good or better than even the customs. As I am into my 50's, my arches have fallen, and my feet hurt. Occasional bouts of plantar fasciitis also cause me grief. I have put SOLEs in most of my shoes/boots. Depending on the fit of the boot, I have used thin to thick SOLEs with great success, and even improved fit. I also bought "slippers", the SOLE flip flops that I wear in the house as much as I can remember to. These made a huge difference in my foot pain, or lack of. Highly recommend to ease your foot pain.
I have used SOLE insoles for years. The met pad is a awesome, a well needed touch to relive pain in the ball of your feet
Mary Kate Hedderman
Great inserts! I have been wearing them now for a month or more. My hard orthotics were uncomfortable. I wasn't able to stand for long periods, which my job requires. My feet were always tired and sore at the end of the day. These are very comfortable and my chronic foot pain has diminished significantly. It's like wearing the right shoe with the right amount arch support. They fit perfectly into any shoe. My old orthotics were very wide and stuck out from my instep stretching the shoe. These basically replace the shoe's original foot bed. I wear a 9.5 shoe and bought a size 9. i will be buying another pair for my hiking shoes but will get a size 10. I can feel the end of the insert in my sneakers. It doesn't bother me or cause any pain but I will get a size bigger and trim if need be. Price is right too considering the price of hard orthotics.
Steve R Greenwood
Really improves my day in work boots
I was referred to try non-Rx insoles for plantar fasciitis. Started with the less aggressive ‘Work’ soles. After a while felt I could go with the higher arch of the ‘Active’. Heat-molded them this time. Even less heal pain with these. Can go all day with my feet in work boots. Ordering another pair.
Outstanding product I've had plantars fasciitis for years. I stand on hard concrete at work all day and within the first week I could tell the pain and fatigue going away. I've had them maybe 2 months will definitely be buying more. Love the cork and the price is definitely fair as well
They work! They fit into all of my shoes and I no longer have pain from plantar fasciitis! I love the fact that they are made from a renewable product. I will be buying more of these!!
Michael A Lynd
The best insoles available
These are the best insoles available anywhere. I started out using the SOLE DK Signature insoles and switched to these when they were discontinued. All of my SOLE insoles have been great, but these are my favorites. I have them in all of my shoes, boots and running shoes. Since I switched to SOLE from Superfeet I’ve had no more issues with plantar fasciitis, and no foot pain or fatigue. They aren’t cheap but they are worth every penny. Try them. You’ll be glad you did.
Margaret K Sparks
The SOLE insert with met pad has really eliminated my heel and foot pain. I could see a difference the day I put it on. That achy heel and painful feet feeling is gone. Thank you SOLE.
SOLE was recommended to me by a friend, after confiding in her about my recent diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. I purchased these to wear around the house to help with the pain, and they have been life changing! Finally I have supportive, perfect fitting sandals that have made walking painless and has helped me make great progress in healing! Thank you SOLE!
I had foot surgery 3 years ago and have been wearing SOLE insoles ever since. This is not your regular flip flop. The sandals have excellent support and look good too. I can wear them all day and have no pain on my feet.
Three family members use the SOLE medium in our sneakers, we've had them for at least 3 years. I had heel pain and they were recommended by a Doctor. Since using the SOLE inserts I no longer have any pain. They are comfortable and fit well. I certainly will keep using them, as will my husband and son. Thank you, Cheryl
Worth the purchase
I have collapsed arches from pregnancy and these insoles help a lot to support my arches and relieve pain and discomfort while I get back into shape. Glad I brought these and going to purchase more.
I have been wearing the Performance Wide Medium in my work shoes for over a month now, and they have helped my foot pain at the end of the day. I am 57 years old and average about 15000 steps a shift, so I needed the help. The only drawback is this model does make a significant weight increase to the shoe. I just put my Active Wide Medium into my New Balance walking shoes. Within my first walk I knew this was a massive improvement to the performance of these shoes. They give the same feel as the thick model, without taking away from the shoe’s cushioning and do not add a noticeable amount of weight. I am buying 2 more pairs right away. If you are looking to try SOLE, I think that the Active Medium is the best place to start.
Best sandals ever!
These are the best sandals I have ever worn. I wear them all day everyday (indoors in winter). Because of these sandals, I don’t have pain in my arches, Achilles or calves (which I usually do). The material is amazing, not sweaty or hot, and they handle water like a dream! I’ve worn this model of sandal for over 6 years and will continue to repurchase them as long as possible.
Sturdy and Looks Great!
I recently bought my second pair of Mateo Sport Slides. I love the comfort and support these sandals offer, and they look great, too. My first pair lasted over two years of wear (almost daily 8 months out of the year), being hosed off and tossed in the wash machine a couple of times because they were mucked up while I worked in the garden. These sandals are a value given how sturdy they are while looking fashionable while eliminating my back pain.
Best flip ever
I have high arches and suffer from severe nerve pain in both feet. Since I started wearing SOLE Catalina Sport flips 10 years ago, my pain has disappeared. I put them on as soon as I get out of bed and wear them all day when I can. I have different shoes for work and walking but I have worn my SOLE flips on my hour long walk in the morning and they are great. They mold to your feet and provide firm but comfortable support to your arch. They are very well made and last forever. The only reason I have purchased new ones is because I wanted a new color or I got my white ones really dirty doing yard work. I still wear my first pair purchased in 2010. I hope they expand their line into athletic shoes because they are a great company with great products. I called customer service because they were only carrying black. They explained the supply chain issues they were experiencing and then they sent me an email months later letting me know they had new colors in stock and gave me a coupon to use. Outstanding customer service.
Barbara J. Walbrink
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!!!!!!
I needed quality XL size insoles to stop my foot pain. SOLE was a home run for me. Easy to buy and exactly what I needed. Life is good when you find a company that helps supply what you need without a hassle. My feet thank me everyday.
steven n strom
Occasional foot pain was bothering me. I puchased the insole and it has helped tremendously. I can now enjoy golf and long walks with no discomfort
Ruth E Strohschein
Metatarsal Pad insoles
I bought this product because I had pain on the ball of my foot and the Dr. Suggested a metatarsal pad insole. I have been able to hike again without pain. I am so thankful I bought these! My runner is size 7 and the insole is a size 6 and fits perfectly into my runners and even into my Toms.
After not being able to run for months this year due to the dreaded neuroma, I am excited to say I am running pain free. I couldn’t understand why numerous pairs of shoes did not eliminate the pain. Odd to say, it’s not about the shoe - but more about the sole! The soles fit perfectly in my shoes, no blisters, just ready to go. I love the cork material, a sustainable product, and a quality product too!
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).
CINDY J YARASCAVITCH
Love the Bajas. Have 3 pairs of them and find them to be the best fitting and most comfortable of all my SOLE flips (have 9 pairs total of various models). I have fallen arches, plantar fasciitis and wear orthotics. I can wear SOLE all day without pain. Have got 3 pairs for my husband and a pair for my sister too!
MHRS MANDY PLANTE
I was recently in a lot of foot pain at the ball of my foot and was informed by doctor that it was matatarsal and to see a foot specialist. Without medical coverage this can cost a min of 500$ for appointment and orthotics… I found this company and decided to try them… I get a lot of relief from my Active Medium with met pad insoles and would highly recommend them!!
Everyone needs it.
Great product, Fits my needs for the arch support, eliminating knee pain. I actually got 2 pairs: one I use at home and one is always with me.
No pain anymore
These are the ONLY flips I can wear. I have problem feet /back surgery/osteoporosis and I have no pain in these flips !! The best.
wearing for years
I used the Active Thick for work for about 6 years for work shoes as a server and in winter boots, now I use them for walking shoes too. I get pain in my heel when I don't have enough cushion so I like these best for walking in, especially for long periods. With the right shoes I can walk for many hours with no pain, even on harder surfaces. Not as good as the Medium for running in because they are more rigid, but much better for when I'm not running. I need to size up tight-fitting shoes by a half size to allow these to fit as my usual size 9 runners made me feel like I was losing circulation with these in them but feels great with a 9.5. My boots still fit them fine with a 9. Immediate improvement when switching to a fresh set and then gets better in the next couple wears as it molds to the foot.
So comfy, even for "hard-to-fit" feet
These flip flops are amazing! It's my second pair (in a different color). They take a couple days to get used to the support, but it's just what I need! My feet are VERY difficult to find sandals or shoes for. A bunion on 1 foot plus high-aches. My feet hurt everyday. Not saying these completely alleviate the pain, but they greatly reduce it! Thank you, SOLE. I'm a convert!!
Love these shoes!
These are great supportive shoes for everyday. They are very comfortable and light. You wouldn’t think you are wearing supportive flip flops they are just like regular everyday shoes - but they stop foot pain and plantar fasciitis. These are the only flip flops I wear and have worn for several years. Definitely worth the money!
The Mateo Sport Slide is very comfortable and is helping my foot pain on the balls of my feet. I've been wearing them much of the day for about a month. It fits pretty well, though it's a bit long for my foot. I usually wear a size 8. It's light, which is nice, so my feet don't get tired when wearing them. I would like it to be available in other colours though, especially a light, white or cream colour for the summer months. Thanks SOLE!
Solved my knee pain.
The SOLE products were recommended by my physiotherapist for pain in the knee and the ankle. Not only do I have the insoles, I have 2 pairs of slides and I find them most comfortable and so convenient to wear both in the summer and in the winter inside.
These things are outstanding. I wish I had discovered them years ago. They allow me to run longer distances and with less fatigue and pain. They are also very well made and durable.
Everyone need it.
Great product, Fits my needs for the arch support, eliminating knee pain. I actually got 2 pairs: one I use at home and one is always with me.
No pain anymore
These are the ONLY flips I can wear. I have problem feet /back surgery/osteoporosis and I have no pain in these flips !! The Best
Comfort and support in one! I wear these inside from when I wake up to when I go to bed. Helps with my lower back, knee, and ankle pain. I can’t live without them!!!!
The Active Thin insoles are incredibly useful for me. I started to use them 7 years ago after a piece of advice from a podiatrist as I am having a mild flat-foot and I was getting sole pain after walking or running. Since I used them, my problem disappeared completely. I am using them in all my shoes, whether classic ones or sports ones. I usually remove the original footbed and replace them with my SOLE insoles and once they are in place, I am comfortable with no walking issue. I did not have to mould them as I believe they should maintain their original curve to support the foot arch. At least this worked for me. I have bought 8 pairs up till now to cover all my shoes. Highly recommended product.
Great support and comfort!
I had pain in my foot for years. Nothing seemed to help it until my doctor recommended this insert. I wear them for every workout, and walking and hiking. My foot no longer hurts. I recommend them highly!
Helps My Plantar Fasciitis
I recently bought my second pair of SOLE Active Thick insoles. Plantar fasciitis causes me a lot of pain in my right heel. Along with proper stretching and ice, supportive and well-cushioned insoles help keep discomfort at bay. The thinner SOLE insoles support my foot in the proper position to avoid trouble, but these are even better because they cushion that tender area that gets battered with every step. I just wish I had a pair for every pair of shoes I own!
Mary A Needham
I was pleased to find these Catalina sandals that also can provide the metatarsal support recommended to me by podiatrist this summer when experiencing foot pain. Found these to be very comfortable, enjoyed just slipping them on first thing in the am and hanging out with them. Had a momentary issue with strap rubbing one area, didn't wear for a few days, and now just fine. So glad to have a supportive option for summer wear.
I got my SOLE insoles recently and love them! They help reduce the leg and knee pain I was getting from walking and hiking, and now I don’t go out without them.
Dolores W JONES
Great for athletic shoes
I bought performance insoles recently to add to my other insoles . They provide excellent support helping to keep planter fasciitis and Achilles pain at bay. I have these insoles in my crossfit, tennis and running shoes. My athletic shoes always fit great with the insoles inserted. I go up a half size in shoes for a better fit.
Debra L Massicotte
great support for tired, achy feet
I bought a pair of SOLE flip flops years ago at the office where I got fitted for orthotics and wore them everywhere until they finally wore out. I wear orthotics in my shoes for bunions and back pain. I ordered 3 pairs of SOLE flip flops recently as I wear them for house shoes as they are far more comfortable than anything else I have worn. They look nice, are so comfortable that I look forward to putting them on after walking 18 holes at the golf course. The fact that they are made from algae blooms make me even feel better about my purchase.
Dolores W JONES
Great for athletic shoes
I bought Performance insoles recently to add to my other insoles . They provide excellent support helping to keep planter fasciitis and Achilles pain at bay. I have these insoles in my crossfit, tennis and running shoes. My athletic shoes always fit great with the insoles inserted. I go up a half size in shoes for a better fit.
Jeremy JD Shibata
I wear these for work and I stand for long hours. It will form to your feet but still provides the support. The material is good too!! Durable material and cool designs! Would recommend the met pad for problematic foot people like myself!! It helped with the other leg pains bad support caused to knees, ankles, or hips.
STACEY BANKS FERGUSON
Super. I will definately buy another pair. These orthotics fit perfectly into my running shoes. I didn't even need to adjust them! I have recommended this product to several people already. It has relieved the pain I had which was related to a bunion forming. I can wear them all day and my feet feel great after wearing them.
Attn: Fellow foot pain sufferers! I have for too many years, purchased prescribed shoe inserts at the cost of $300/pair plus and they never seemed to change the game. Let's face it, your feet grow and the prescribed inserts are supposed to be replaced every two years. That's $150/year for not much gain on the pain. I was just about to replace a pair (now $400 pandemic price) when I happened to walk into an REI store and was looking at shoes and talking about my feet and the salesperson recommended SOLE Performance. I will never buy another prescribed insert, full stop. My shoes feel completely different now. From the moment I pulled these warmed inserts from the oven and slipped them into my work boots I knew, this was/is the answer and at $60/pair a tremendous savings. After the oven treatment they formed to my feet and offered instant comfort, arch support and my general foot pain is diminished to an amazing degree. I now have 4 pairs in different shoes and could not be happier. At this price point I no longer have to switch one pair from shoe to shoe, I can now just slip on a pair and walk out the door. The comfort, form fit and sense that my feet are being hugged is invaluable, add to that I am recycling cork and it's a win all the way around. Thank you SOLE and REI salesperson for a life changing moment..
Customer - on my feet 12- hours a day!!
Had horrible pain in my heel-(tried everything) went to Physical Therapy and he recommended these. The best insole ever- have had about a month and from day one- so comfy-awesome insoles- will be ordering more really soon.
Just what I needed
I have very flat feet and tried out these books to help with my walking and some pain I have in my left ankle. I've had these for about a month and wear them most days and they've really helped in how I walk and how my feet and ankles feel. The leather is very stiff and has taken a while to soften up, and it rubbed against my legs a lot at first. But besides this, I'm very pleased with these boots.
Life saving insole
Love this insole. I’ve got a bad case of metatarsalagia and have been on the hunt for non-surgical relief without having to completely replace my sneakers, dress shoes, casual shoes, boots, running shoes and cycling shoes. This insole solved that problem. Easy to swap between shoes but always providing the net relief I need. I love the higher heel cup, the moment you put it in the shoe and lace it up you can feel your heel supported and hugged without being too tight. I cannot recommend the Active Medium with met pad enough!! If you have foot pain, pick a set up and watch the pain become more manageable and hopefully go away!
Love my insoles !
I was experiencing a lot of pain in the balls of my feet after months of long hours on my feet in steel toe work boots. Due to covid 19 I have been unable to see my doctor so I took it upon myself to do some research which in which it was apparent I needed insoles with met pads so I order the active thick with met pads and they have made all the difference in the world. I would highly recommend these insoles :)
This is my second pair; I have high arches the the sport flip allows me to walk without pain.
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.
Susan I Gordon
I now have 3 pairs of these for my shoes and 2 pairs for my husband. These are fantastic relief for foot pain, very comfortable and hold your foot in place without movement
SOLE insoles are the only thing that have helped my plantar fasciitis. I have been using them—mainly the Active Thick—in all of my shoes for over a year now. I highly recommend them to anyone with foot pain.
Amazing Foot Support
My first pair of cork footbeds. I put them in my Rockports and have an amazing combination of foot support. I also wear the SOLE footbeds in my Dunnam Battery Park Shoes to help keep the pain away. I love them and absolutely recommend them.
My experience of getting and trying these insoles was exemplary. They do not work for me. I have flat feet and am having trouble with metatarsal pain. The purchase through refund was completely painless - you can't go wrong to give them a try. The insoles appear to be very well made and they fit surprisingly well into my wide toe box zero drop footwear.
Living Pain Free
I suffer with plantars fasciitis and as long as I wear these insoles with met pad support, my foot pain is gone. I have been using SOLE insoles for 4-5 years. They are great in any of my shoes. They fit perfectly and are so comfortable. I don't even notice them in my shoes. You have nothing to lose except for the pain! I highly recommend buying these insoles for anyone with foot pain or even if you don't - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Helps a lot
Been using my insole now for a few weeks and it has helped a lot with my planter fasciitis. I do a lot of walking and it has been quite painful lately and I needed to try something to help with the pain. These have been amazing and I have now ordered a pair for all my hikers and work boots.
Awesome flippy floppy’s
These are by far the most comfortable sandals in the world. I left them for a few other pairs that just didn’t live up, and had me crawling back for a new pair of SOLEs. The have a ton of support, which takes away any of my lower back pain when standing or walking around all day. I’d highly recommend them!
I have been using SOLEs for the past six years and they are the best insole! I have them just about every pair of shoes I have. They helped with my knee pain and extend out the time until I needed knee surgery again. The cork makes the insole very comfortable.
Scott W Caesar
These are my favorite insoles ever. The only product that relieves my plantar fasciitis pain. Thanks SOLE!
Purchased for Son w/ Severs
I purchased these for my son who has been dealing with Severs for a long time now. He said they seem to help lesson the pain and he does not complain about his feet hurting after participating in various activities as often as he did before wearing the insoles.
I have noticed vast improvement with my Achilles pain after using my SOLE inserts!
Amanda D Rogers
Good quality, thick and supportive sole
I have been wearing these Active Thick insoles for about 5 years now. They're my go to. I work on concrete floors in a retail setting so it's extremely hard on shoes. But these are amazing. I used to pay upwards of 400 dolllars for custom fit orthotics but tried these at a fraction of the cost and honestly, they last longer than my orthotics did. They offer amazing support and if you suffer from foot pain, or plantar faciitis, trust me and try these. You will not regret it. I recommend the Active Thick insoles as I have tried 3 other types of thinner ones. These ones just feel better. I tried the met pad ones this time as I usually get the ones without and I love them honestly. Will definitely buy again!
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.
Can hike forever!
I bought the Active Thick with Met Pad insoles to use in my hiking boots. We do lots of hiking around where we live and also in the mountains and I always suffer from sore feet and can never do two days in a row. After putting these insoles in my hiking boots, I can hike for several hours and getting out the next day is no problem - I have no pain from the day before. I have bunions and mortons neuroma and these insoles have taken away the pain I used to have!
No more foot pain
I put the Active Medium with Met Pad in my indoor workout shoes to see if it helped with my foot pain and occasional numbness. It took a few days to get used to them as my foot was forming them but after that - they have worked great. I no longer dread doing my indoor workout! I have no more pain in my feet.
Gary C Stevenson
Walking on Clouds
If you want to feel like you are "walking on clouds".....this is the flip flop for you. I completely forgot I had foot pain(corns) when I slid into these shoes. Soft, flexible with just enough form....heaven. Wore them for 2 hours the first time and the next day for 6 hours....now that's comfortable. The soft "spongy" form fitting base provides all day comfort. I wear them as slippers indoors and sandals outdoors. This is my 4th pair of SOLE Flips and I love them.
John R Davis
I Live In These Things
My wife bought me my first pair in 2014 for Mexico and I wore them almost every day until they wore out in 2021. As soon as I got home from work they went on and my back started feeling better right away. I stopped working in 2016 so they got constant use after that. I swear by them! They really help my back pain, sometimes completely, and are so comfortable. They improve circulation in my feet and eliminated leg cramps after exercise. I even walk my dog 2-3km each day in these unless it’s raining (I have SOLE insoles in my walking shoes too) but then they go back on as soon as I get home. My new pair are almost exactly the same and are molding to my feet nicely. I hope they last as long and work as well as the first pair!
SOLE arch support insoles
One foot has a fallen arch as the result of an ankle injury a few months back. It was suggested to me by an athletic trainer to try the SOLE product before going the route of seeing a foot doctor. This might mitigate the pain in my ankle and across the top of my foot, and on the inside of my foot. There was also considerable swelling on the ball of the foot causing some minor numbness. I have been wearing this product for a month or so and can attest to the fact that the pain is negligible and most days the swelling is much decreased, which also lessens the numbness. It is by far the best insole I have ever used...very comfortable. In fact, I am going to order two more pairs for other shoes. Once you warm the insole, slide it into a pair of shoes, and step into the shoe, the insole is definitely shaped to your foot but also then seems to be shoe specific. Thank you for making such a good and affordable product.
Terry L Bergen
So wonderful to be able to wear flip flops again
Having problems with my back and with plantar fasciitis, I hike and have five acres to look after. So back and foot pain was really hard to deal with. Years ago I had got my first pair of SOLE footbeds for pronation and they fixed my pronation which in turn ended my knee pain which threatened to end my hiking. I have a lot of faith in the SOLE product,. Now SOLE is first place I look when I have problems. Two days ago I climbed crossover pass almost 2000 meters of gain 20 km with SOLE inserts and my body feels fine today, I wear the flip flops around the property I am constantly gardening, mowing, pruning, etc and I feel great, by the way I am in my 70’s . Thanks to SOLE I don’t have to slow down
Great product, Narrow
I really love these insoles, however, even though I ordered the right size they aren"t wide enough in the toe portion of my shoe and I often find my toe slipping off the side of the insole which causes some discomfort. The insole itself however has greatly balance out other pain that I was previously experiencing. I recommend ordering a larger size and trimming down if you have wider shoes or feet. otherwise great product. I've been wearing for a few months now with improved walking distance every day.
My son's feet were hurting really bad after track season started and we were referred to a foot specialist who suggested SOLE. So glad he did because within one day of using Sole, my son was able to run again without much pain. We have only using SOLE for about 6-7 months and just had to buy a 2nd set but my son loves them as he has no pain when using these!!
I would get discomfort and pain after standing all day for work. Since I started wearing SOLE Softec Ultra liners, I don't notice my feet at all. Not having to worry about foot pain is great!
Leah B Kimm
Perfect for my work shoes!
I’m a paramedic on a busy 911 service so I’m on my feet a lot. I purchased these for my work shoes because I was having horrible left foot pain to the point I was wondering if I had a stress fracture and needed to see a doctor. I placed these in my shoes as soon as they arrived and the difference has been phenomenal! I no longer have pain. I believe a lot of my issue was coming from a lack of support for my arches and these insoles provide the missing link. I wouldn’t be mad if it was slightly more “cushy,” but it’s great support and I love that I’m not in pain anymore. Thank you for helping me take care of my feet!
Michael J Gibbons
I got these footbeds because I have incredibly flat feet and I get a lot of foot pain on my road bike. These are perfect! They give just the right amount of support and cushion. My knees track straight now instead of pronating. I'm using these in Shimano RC9 shoes and they fit perfectly.
Wayne Earl Thomas
Most Comfortable Sandals
I have had problems with foot pain for years and the SOLE products has brought me much relief. I have 4 pairs of SOLE slides and unless it is snowing or unless I am going to church - I am wearing them. I use them on dry land and at the pool. Thank you
Danielle l wilkey
Husband was skeptical and now loves them
I already love this brand but my husband was skeptical. He was having knee pain with his new expensive work boots and wanted to buy another pair so I ordered him these inserts and he's great. Knee pain is gone and now he loves them.
Walking on air
Lifestyle Medium SOLES: I purchased these SOLES a few months ago since I have a flat arch and recurring heel pain. The medium support gives me enough room to wear with dress shoes or active wear, and the sole leather color blends well with almost any color of shoe. It fits like a glove, especially after molding the sole to fit my arch. It is support without effort, like walking on air, and I will probably be fitting my other shoes with more of these ...