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Best Shoe Insoles of 2022

Sunday, 17 October 2021  |  Paul

Millions of us suffer from sore feet every single year but do little about it. Well, thankfully there is a solution! Shoe Insoles represent a great way to tackle all kinds of pain. Whether it's plantar pain due to weak ankles, sore feet due to standing all day, or ball of foot pain due to sports, our wide selection of Shoe Insoles are sure to provide a solution to your problems.

Shoe Insoles Relieve Foot Pain
Shoe insoles can alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of foot conditions

In this guide we've got the experts in to trawl through our large range. Below, we've outlined our best insoles for different types of foot pain, hopefully helping you to make your choice.

Find the Shoe Insoles for You

Below, we've outlined the areas that we're looking to cover in this guide. Click any of the points below to head on down to the perfect insole for you, or scroll down to view each insole individually.

Best All-Round Shoe Insoles

Winner: Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Exceptional all-round shoe insoles for many conditions
 Provide a combination of comfort, arch support and ankle stability
 Deep heel cradle and double layer ensures comfort
 Friction reducing for preventing irritation

What They Are Good For...

 Medical grade comfort and support for aching feet
 Improving comfort during sports, shopping or work
 Plantar pain, supination, pronation, ankle pain, flat feet and more

Not the Best For...

 Work boots (See our solution)
 Higher foot dexterity (See our solution)
 Preventing foot fatigue (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Powerstep Original Full Length Insoles are medical-grade insoles that use a double layered, low profile casing to ensure superb cushioning comfort, that helps to prevent arch pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain and more. Suitable for all kinds of shoes, these insoles can be used for shopping, walking, working and sports.

Best Shoe Insoles for Sports

Winner: Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Micro-air chambers reduce impact while running
 Designed to tackle ball of foot pain through a metatarsal pad
 Reduces stress on the ankle and ball of foot
 Anatomical shape prevents issues such as fatigue

What They Are Good For...

 Playing all kinds of sports and suitable for all sport shoes
 Reducing foot fatigue by improving comfort
 Tackling arch, ball of foot, plantar and general foot pain

Not the Best For...

 Working (See our solution)
 Day to day use (See our solution)
 Extended walking (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Pedag Viva Sport Insoles are all about shock absorption, giving sportspeople the cushioning to run fast without discomfort to the feet. The heel, ball of foot and arches are all supported by thousands of air chambers while a metatarsal pad ensures further protection where you need it most. Suitable for trainers, football boots, hockey shoes and more.

Best Shoe Insoles for Standing All Day

Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Heel cups and arch support reduces stress for all day standing
 Designed for any activity where the forefoot and heel are under strain
 Mimics human skin by pushing stress sideways
 Anti-bacterial and anti-odour sheet for reduced odours and perspiration

What They Are Good For...

 Dispersing stress for all day use
 Suitable for walking, shopping and more
 Tackling foot, arch and heel pain

Not the Best For...

 Work boots (See our solution)
 Using during sports (See our solution)
 Tackling flat feet (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles target all day foot pain by invoking moulded heel cups and arch support that can reduce stress on key areas. By mimicking the actions of human feet, these insoles disperse pressure by moving it outwards towards the stronger parts of your feet.

Best Shoe Insoles for Work Boots

Winner: Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Memory foam that moulds to the foot for superb all day comfort
 Ideal for wearing in work boots and work trainers
 Designed specifically to tackle sore feet while walking on hard surfaces
 Can be trimmed for most users

What They Are Good For...

 Working on hard surfaces
 Providing all-day comfort, arch support and heel protection
 Wearing with heavy and steel-capped work boots

Not the Best For...

 Sports (See our solution)
 Casual use (See our solution)
 Lightweight shoes (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles are designed to reduce aches and pains while working on hard surfaces such as concrete or a factory floor. The insoles can be used with thick and heavy work boots such as steel toe-capped work shoes.

Best Shoe Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Winner: Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Men

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Men

Why We Love Them...

 Relieves heel spurs and plantar pain through special gel in the heels
 Fits most footwear types thanks to a 3/4 length design
 Motion control reduces unwarranted movement in the foot
 Reliable support designed using nylon for use after use

What They Are Good For...

 Reducing plantar and heel spur pain
 Using with all kinds of shoes and trainers
 Suitable for walking, running, walking and more

Not the Best For...

 Using with work boots (See our solution)
 Flat foot pain  (See our solution)
 Tackling odour (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles are designed to tackle plantar fasciitis pain and heel spur pain by using a special gel pad that reduces the strain that your heel is under. The insoles come in a 3/4 length, meaning that they should fit most users.

Best Shoe Insoles for Flat Feet

Winner: Pedag Viva Mini Insoles

Pedag Viva Mini Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Mini insoles alleviate the pain that is caused by splayfoot
 Designed using fine leather for excellent longevity
 Shock absorbing heel pad for further protection to the heel
 Temperature regulating for use in warm weather

What They Are Good For...

 Alleviating pain caused by flat feet
 Using on hot days by alleviating temperature
 Using with most shoe types due to smaller design

Not the Best For...

 Use with work boots (See our solution)
 Tackling plantar pain (See our solution)
 Tackling Achilles pain (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Pedag Viva Mini Insoles are narrow tight-fitting insoles that are designed to tackle flat foot pain. These short insoles include a heel pad and a ultra thin footbed that can help to alleviate not just splayfoot pain, but heel and ball of foot pain too. They are designed with fine leather, meaning that they will last long after purchase.

Best Shoe Insoles for Achilles Tendonitis

Winner: Powerstep Pinnacle Full Length Original Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Full Length Original Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Prevent the rolling of the foot to tackle Achilles pain
 Thicker heel absorbs impact in key areas
 Extremely comfortable for all day use
 Four step system can eliminate foot pain

What They Are Good For...

 Best suited to tackling Achilles pain
 Eliminate pain in the ankles, knee and lower back
 Being used by sportspeople, workers, elderly and more

Not the Best For...

 Use with work boots (See our solution)
 Use to eliminate odour (See our solution)
 For high contact sports (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Superfeet Blue Active Insoles are outstanding, comfortable insoles that can be used to tackle Achilles tendonitis. That isn't all they are good for, with their four step system proving perfect for beating ankle, knee and back pain.

Best Shoe Insoles for Comfort

Winner: Superfeet Blue Active Insoles

Superfeet Blue Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Designed to offer comfort during all day use
 Come with a 60 day return comfort guarantee!
 Antimicrobial technology for reducing foot odour
 Offers good arch support for further foot protection

What They Are Good For...

 Providing all-day comfort
 Use with all types of shoes
 Reducing pressure on the arches

Not the Best For...

 Sports (See our solution)
 Work boots (See our solution)
 Tackling plantar pain (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Superfeet Blue Active Insoles are versatile and easy-to-fit insoles that have a focus on comfort, with AgION antimicrobial top cover treatment to reduce odour, while the arch support ensures comfort during use. If you don't believe us, the 60 Day Comfort Guarantee means that you can return them in 60 days if you feel that they don't provide the level of comfort that you're after.

Honourable Mentions

We are proud of our collection of Shoe Insoles and unfortunately we can't showcase them all here, but there are some that we feel are too important to miss out. Firstly, the Clearly Adjustable Heel Lift offers exceptional comfort during use, with an adjustable level of lift. If you suffer from leg length discrepancy, then this is the first insole that we would recommend.

Alternatively, the Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles offer total comfort and control, providing comfort for the workplace and in everyday life. Their double layered shell protects the foot, while a stabilising heel cradle that provides comfort even after all day use is what makes them highly popular. As a result, they offer some of the best ankle support and foot support that money can buy.

Shoe Insoles for Everything

Here at Health and Care we have shoe insoles for everything. If you haven't found what you are looking for here, then check out our Foot Supports and Insoles category or Shoe Insoles category, where you're bound to find the insoles for you.

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