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Best Insoles for Sports 2021

Friday, 11 December 2020  |  Eugene

When taking part in sports, either casually or competitively, our feet are often under intense pressure. Twisting, turning, running and jumping can really put our ligaments and muscles to the test, so it's important to make sure your feet are supported and cushioned to ensure the pressure is distributed properly for both comfort and safety. The right insoles can provide all the support you need, so we've had our insole experts select the best options for the job.

The Best Insoles for Running Provide Cushioning and Arch Support While Reducing Fatigue

What Can a Sports Insole Do for Me?

The right sporting insole won't just help rejuvenate your current footwear, it can actually help to improve your overall performance. Most importantly, insoles for sports can:

  • Cushion Your Feet: The constant impacts between your feet and the ground can send shockwaves up your legs, and exacerbate joint issues. Sports insoles absorb this shock to reduce pain.
  • Support Your Arches: Pain while you run is often be due to a lack of arch support, which can in turn reduce your foot control. Supportive insoles lift your arches and increase control.
  • Reduce Fatigue: If you find your feet get tired and achy during exercise, your footwear are likely to blame. Insoles provide better biomechanical control, reducing fatigue.

Our Best All-Round Sports Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

While many of our insoles focus on either support, cushioning, control or fatigue, we rate the Pedag Viva Sport Insoles as an ideal choice on all fronts. With impact-reducing air chambers, excellent arch support and a forgiving metatarsal pad to reduce foot fatigue, you can't go wrong with these insoles.

Key Features: Micro-air chambers reduce impact with every step

Best Insoles for Football Boots

Superfeet Blue Active Insoles

Superfeet Blue Active InsolesWe're singling out football boots here, but the Superfeet Blue Active Insoles are ideal for all sorts of tight-fitting sports shoes. Providing stellar biomechanical support with a versatile shape, these insoles can increase comfort and provide gait-improving support for a range of foot and arch types.

Key Features: Versatile design for tight-fitting sports footwear

Check Out Our Full Range of Insoles for Sports

Best Cushioning Insoles for Sports

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Impact absorption is the first thing to consider if you're experiencing foot pain after exercise, which is where the Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles really excel. A unique shock-absorbing in the forefoot and heel provide remarkable cushioning with each step, while the heel cup and arch support keep your feet stable.

Key Features: Viscoelastic materials disperse impacts away from your heels and forefeet

Best Sports Insoles for Arch Support

CurrexSole RunPro Dynamic Insoles

CurrexSole RunPro Dynamic Insoles

If your arches aren't supported, it's nearly impossible to achieve a healthy gait as you walk, run and jump. The CurrexSole RunPro Dynamic Insoles are available for Low, Medium and High arches, allowing you to customise your support to perfectly suit your feet and arches, and are designed to provide lightweight, cooling shock-absorbing comfort.

Key Features: Available with three arch shapes for custom support

Best Sports Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic InsolesThe burning pain of plantar fasciitis is a common complain among athletes, and the Sof Sole Plantar Facsiitis Orthotic Insoles are a custom-built solution. Available separately for Men and Women's feet, these insoles support the feet while cushioning the entire foot, providing relief from plantar fascia pain while helping to boost performance.

Key Features: Designed specifically to combat plantar fasciitis during activity

Best Heel Pads for Sports

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pads

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel PadsOur heels often bear the brunt of the impact as we run and jump, making heel pain one of the most common sporting complaints. The Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pads are an ideal choice if your heels hurt and you don't want to disrupt the fit of your shoes, providing targeted viscoelastic cushioning to the heel area alone. 

Key Features: Provide targeted cushioning to the heels without affecting shoe fit


Give Your Feet a Sporting Chance

While reaching your peak in a sport will often need you to push through your pain threshold, nobody needs to add extra foot pain on to their ailing muscles. With the right foot support provided by insoles, you can give your feet all the opportunity they need to help you reach your goals and leave the competition behind you. If you'd like to see all the insoles we have that are suited to sports, feel free to browse our entire range of Insoles for Sports.

Do you have a favourite pair of insoles for sports? Let us know in the comments below, or find us on Twitter and Facebook!

Tags: Foot and Ankle Pain, Football, Insoles, Running

Shop Sports Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles
  • Viva insoles designed for sports shoes
  • Features micro-air chambers to reduce impact
  • Metatarsal pad relieves ball of foot pain
  • Available in 13 sizes and suitable for both men and women

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles
  • Features targeted Sorbothane protection with moulded heel cups and arch support
  • Ideal for any activity where the forefoot and heel are subject to the most impact
  • Suitable for all sports, hiking, walking, leisure activities and everyday use
  • In-built arch support prevents and alleviates arch pain and fallen arches

CurrexSole RunPro Medium Profile Dynamic Insoles
  • Running insoles with lightweight design
  • Specifically designed for medium/normal arches
  • Provides a high level of shock absorption for protection
  • Available in six size to allow a better level of fit

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Women
  • Pair of insoles for plantar fasciitis pain relief
  • Comfortable solution for women with plantar fascia pain
  • Relieves heel spur pain thanks to gel in the heel
  • Fits most footwear types thanks to a ¾ length design

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pads
  • Provides pure shock absorption at the heel
  • Ideal for light sport and everyday use
  • Easy to fit in all types of footwear
  • Provides firm support and comfort