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Alternatives to Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles

Wednesday, 23 February 2022  |  Alex

The Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles are some of the most popular insoles that we sell, however some of our users find that they can be a little thick for fitting in every type of shoe. To help with this issue, we've asked our product experts to put together a list of Alternatives to Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles that can help you to find the perfect orthotics for your feet.

What Is Covered In This Guide?


Our Best Overall Double Strike Alternatives

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Single Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Single Strike Insoles

Why They're a Good Alternative...

Made from the same shock-absorbing material
Thinner design to fit more shoes
Same fantastic value for money

Perfect For...

Everyday shoes and trainers
Reducing stress on feet while walking and standing
Wearing during daily life and work


Editor's Verdict: The Sorbothane Single Strike Insoles are essentially just a thinner version of the Double Strike, making them the natural choice as a replacement. With a design that is 8.5mm thick at the thickest point (compared to 25mm in the Double Strike), the Single Strike Insoles pack a lot of protection into a small package.


Our Best Double Strike Alternative for Sports

Vionic Active Orthotic Insoles

Vionic Active Orthotic Insoles

Why They're a Good Alternative...

Similar stabilising heel with a thinner design
Better suited to sports shoes, e.g. football boots
Medium density EVA foam absorbs shock to prevent pain

Perfect For...

Use when playing sports
Sports shoes with less room
Supporting the arch and heel


Editor's Verdict: Keeping you running smoothly, the Vionic Active Insoles were designed specifically to protect your feet from repetitive impact caused by sports. These insoles are a lot thinner than the Sorbothane Double Strike and are available in sizes from UK Size 0.5 to Size 14, making them suitable for most people.


Our Best Double Strike Alternative for Boots

Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Why They're a Good Alternative...

Tough enough to put up with the rigours of work
Cushioning memory foam reduces the pressure on feet
Flat design without arch support is similar to the Double Strike

Perfect For...

Wearing in work boots and other boots
Cushioning your feet when standing for extended periods
Moulding to your feet for exceptional comfort


Editor's Verdict: Specifically designed for use within work boots, Airplus Ultra Work Insoles can help to absorb shock in the same way that the Double Strike Insoles do. This makes the insoles ideal for people who work on their feet, such as tradies and people working in warehouses.


Our Best Double Strike Alternative for Smart Shoes

Pro11 3/4 Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis and Over-Pronation

Pro11 3/4 Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis and Over-Pronation

Why They're a Good Alternative...

Shorter and thinner design fits in more shoes
Designed for similar cushioning to your feet
Also reduce pressure on the ball of the foot

Perfect For...

Correcting posture and improving balance
Narrow or pointed shoes
Cushioning and supporting the feet


Editor's Verdict: When you are looking for insoles that are versatile enough to fit into all of your shoes, a 3/4-length design can be a real boon. The Pro11 3/4 Insoles are one of the best about, and they make a fantastic alternative to Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles as they provide a lot of the same cushioning while being able to fit into a wide array of shoe styles.


Our Best Double Strike Alternative for High Heels

Superfeet Women's EASYFIT High Heel Insoles

Superfeet Women's EASYFIT High Heel Insoles

Why They're a Good Alternative...

Slender design suitable for fitting in a range of shoes
Cushioning foam construction to absorb shock
Brings foot pain relief to almost every shoe

Perfect For...

High heels and stilleto shoes
Other tight-fitting shoes
Helps to reduce pain on the ball of the foot


Editor's Verdict: High heels are notoriously one of the most painful types of footwear, and it doesn't help that insoles like the Sorbothane Double Strike are too big to comfortably fit in them. The Superfeet EASYFIT High Heel Insoles were designed specifically to use in these types of awkward shoes, allowing you to stay stylish without having to suffer.


While the Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike are a fantastic pair of insoles, they're not always the best choice for every user. Hopefully, this guide has shown you some alternatives that do a similar thing without you having to worry about the insoles not fitting into your shoes.

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