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Best Arch Support Insoles 2023

27 April 2023  |  Sharman

Our arches are hugely important for flexibility, balance and weight distribution. While having high or low arches can cause pain and chronic conditions, even those with neutral arches can suffer, especially if they lead an active lifestyle or spend a lot of time on their feet. Regardless of the reason for your arch pain, the right pair of insoles could really help.

For this Best Arch Support Insoles guide, we spoke to insole experts and collected reviews from our own customers to make sure you can find the perfect arch support for you.

What Does This Guide Cover?

What Kind of Arches Do I Have?

Before finding the right arch support insoles for you, it's important to know what kind of arches you have. This is because the arch support provided in a pair of low arch insoles will differ from the support provided by high arch insoles. Below are the three types of foot arches and how to identify them, as well as some handy visual guides. 

  • Low Arches: When your feet lie flat or close to flat on the ground. They're also known as flat feet or fallen arches

low arch foot
A Low Arch Foot

  • Medium Arches: When the arches of your feet have a slight curve. This is considered the neutral arch position

neutral arch feet
A Medium Arch Foot

  • High Arches: When the arches of your feet have a distinct curve, so do not touch the ground when your foot is flat

High arch foot
A High Arch Foot

If you're still unsure about what arches your feet have, why not try our easy test below.


Best Overall Flat Feet Insoles

Sidas 3Feet Everyday Insoles For Low Arches

Sidas 3Feet Everyday Insoles For Low Arches

  • Everyday arch support designed especially for low arches
  • Soft gel heel pad to give optimal cushioning and shock absorption
  • Can help to combat heel pain, rolling of the ankles and over-pronation
  • Also available in Medium and High Arches
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£30.99
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Customer Verdict: "These insoles are great. I have very low arches so chose the low arch option. They are not too firm like other makes - just right." ★★★★★ Karen

We Spoke to Sidas, Who Said: "The Low Arch model of the 3Feet Active Insoles features robust medial reinforcement to control and slow down pronation, easing stress placed on low and fallen arches. The firmer build contours to flat feet and cushions the impact of running."


Best Flat Feet Insoles for Running

Superfeet Blue Active Insoles

Superfeet Blue Active Insoles

  • Superfeet's most versatile and easy-to-fit insole
  • Thin, high-performing and flexible, can fit almost any shoe
  • agION antimicrobial finish keeps insoles clean and fresh
  • Available in both adult and junior sizes
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£29.99
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Customer Verdict: "I find the Superfeet blue insoles give just the right amount of support for my flat feet, and for me, they are very comfortable and can walk for hours in them. Best price I’ve seen too!" ★★★★★ Ian

We Spoke to Superfeet, Who Said: Great for low arches and tight-fitting shoes, Superfeet Blue Insoles use a deep heel cup to cradle the heel and rebounding foam, both of which boost shock absorption and compensate for the impact of running on a flattened arch. They also features a carbon fibre-reinforced stabilizer cap for added strength combined with a layer of durable, high-performance foam for comfort. Also, the low-profile shape helps stabilize and support the foot, which can help reduce stress on feet, ankles, and knees."


Best Flat Feet Insoles for Work Boots

Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx Full Length Orthotic Insoles

  • Stabilising heel cup and platform
  • Hypurcel foam for plush cushioning and comfort
  • Micro thin, mildly angled heel platform for ultimate support
  • Helps with rolling ankles, over pronation, supination and more
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£32.99
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Customer Verdict: "Very happy with purchase. I stand all day at work and these are nice and squishy and give very good, comfortable arch support as I have flat feet. Would definitely recommend this product." ★★★★★ Maria

We Spoke to Powerstep, Who Said: "The rear foot of the Pinnacle Maxx sits at a 2 degree angle to tilt the heel inward, pressing down the arch contour for firmer support. This also helps maintain the profile of the arch and prevent further lowering. The EVA foam and double-layer cushioning offer height and lift to ease calf muscles and better spread impact to the arches."


Best Flat Feet Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles

Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles

  • Full-length orthotic insoles for support and comfort
  • Designed to add support to flat feet and fallen arches
  • Re-align over-pronation to reduce foot and body pain
  • For plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and other conditions
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£8.99
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Customer Verdict: "THEY REALLY WORK - Great price, received earlier than expected. Has really eased the pain in my heel as well as supporting the arch of my foot. Thank you" ★★★★★ Sharon



Best Overall Medium Arch Support Insoles

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support

  • Orthotic insoles with arch support
  • Correct foot posture and over-pronation
  • Pads to cushion the first metatarsal bones
  • Ideal for daily use and impact sports
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£7.99
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Customer Verdict: "Excellent insoles, reasonably priced, giving good arch support. Easily trimmed to fit" ★★★★★ Bill


Best Medium Arch Support Insoles for Running

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for Medium Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for Medium Arches

  • Flexible arch support designed especially for medium arches
  • Soft gel heel pad to give optimal cushioning and shock absorption
  • Can help to combat heel pain, rolling of the ankles and over-pronation
  • Also available in Low and High arch variations
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£29.99
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Customer Verdict: "Very pleased with these insoles. They match the quality and depth of arch support of my hospital prescribed pair." ★★★★★ Dianne

We Spoke to Sidas, Who Said: "The biomechanical construction of 3Feet insoles is adapted to your arch heights so that each wearer can get the required support. The 3Feet Active range is great for those ‘pounding the pavements and flatter surfaces’ looking for greater stability and control"

 


Best Medium Arch Support Insoles for Work Boots

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

  • Strong pair of insoles featuring medical-grade support
  • Deep heel cradle supports collapsed or weak arches
  • Double layer and low profile casing ensures long lasting support
  • Friction reducing top fabric enhances comfort
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£25.95
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Customer Verdict: "I needed a pair of insoles that gave arch support and supported my heel but didn’t take up too much room in my trainers and walking boots.. I chose these and they have been great. I can feel the arch support but it’s not uncomfortable and my heels seem to be held in the right position." ★★★★★ Susan

We Spoke to Powerstep, Who Said: With Powerstep Original Insoles, the arch raises from heel height to maintain a healthy arch profile. This controls pronation on feet with neutral arches, establishing the right timing and force of movement. Ultimately the result is better balance on a new contoured ground.


Best Medium Arch Support Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

  • Viva insoles designed for sport's 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
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£21.16
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Customer Verdict: "High quality, comfortable arched insoles bringing relief to my plantar fasciitis and neuroma. Can definitely recommend." ★★★★★ Diana

We Spoke to Pedag, Who Said: The raised lateral and longitudinal support of the Viva Sport limit stress on the arch, promoting more balanced and healthy landings. The cushioning foam also helps prevents impact and compression injuries on hard surfaces. When properly fitted they limit pronation, reducing pressure to alleviate pain related to plantar fasciitis.


Best Overall Insoles for High Arches

Pedag Viva High Insoles

Pedag Viva High Insoles

  • Foot support for extra high arches
  • Relieves forefoot, arches and heels
  • Active carbon filter to reduce odour
  • Fine leather
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£19.82
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Customer Verdict: "Out of a selection of three different models, this Pedag Viva High Insole is the only one that fits, and it work perfectly for my son, who has a high foot arch." ★★★★★ Christopher

We Spoke to Pedag, Who Said: The more dramatic curve of the Pedag Viva High Insoles is designed for high-arched feet. The extra length gives you more close-fitting support to the plantar muscle, easing the impact a high arch hitting the ground.


Best Running Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

  • Flexible arch support designed especially for high arches
  • Soft gel heel pad to give optimal cushioning and shock absorption
  • Can help to combat heel pain, rolling of the ankles and over-pronation
  • Also available in Low and Medium Arch varieties
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£30.17
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Customer Verdict: "After getting Achilles tendonitis when running my physio pointed out I had high arches. So I bought some of these which has helped a lot." ★★★★★ Matthew

We Spoke to Sidas, Who Said: "The 3Feet Activ High Arch model is shaped to the high arched foot morphology to stimulate a maximum number of touch receptors for better feel when running. The light support  allows the foot to move and flex naturally, while the EVA forefoot pad absorbs shock and boosts propulsion"


Best Boot Insoles for High Arches

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

  • Orthotic insoles for medical-grade foot support and stability
  • Suitable for sportspeople, workers, elderly and more
  • Reduces pain in the arches, heels, ankles, knees and lower back
  • Reduce effects of plantar fasciitis, arch pain, overpronation and more
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£30.90
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Customer Verdict: "Didn’t feel like they would help out of the box but under my feet they instantly gave support to my high arches and comfort to my heels. Fitted perfectly in my walking boots, highly recommend." ★★★★★ Mary

We Spoke to Powerstep, Who Said: With a higher arch profile, the Powerstep Pinnacle Insoles reduce pressure on the forefoot and heel, which offers more balanced weight distribution with every step. Critically, the raised arch is also flexible, as a rigid curve would put too much stress on the arch.


Best Plantar Fasciitis Insoles for High Arches

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

  • The world's most popular insoles with a deep heel cup
  • Crafted from shock absorbent foam for complete comfort
  • Can be used in sports shoes, boots, flat shoes and more
  • Superfeet 60 day money back guarantee
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£29.95
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Customer Verdict: "I walk about 10 miles a day and had been struggling with arch pain. Having purchased these a few months ago they have completely eradicated the problem with their high arch support. They are very firm and did take a few days to wear in but are very comfortable and lightweight in my work shoes." ★★★★★ Melissa


Testing Your Foot Arches

If you're not sure what type of foot arches you have, you can find out with this simple test. Just follow the steps below.

  • Step One: Submerge your feet in water, at least past your soles
  • Step Two: Step onto a dry piece of paper or cardboard and then step off 
  • Step Three: Have a look at the outline of your foot and match it to the types below

foot imprint normal arches
Imprint Made by Neutral Arches

foot imprint flat feet arches
Imprint Made by Flat Feet

high arch imprint
Imprint Made by High Arches

No need to worry if your imprints don't look exactly like the outlines below. You may only have slightly low or high arches. Just find your closest match and keep in mind that finding your perfect pair of insoles might take a little trial and error. 

Have Any Questions or Something to Say?

Do you have any questions about low arches or general foot pain? Just have something to say? Let us know in the comments, or find us on Twitter and Facebook!

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