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Best Insoles for Ankle Pain 2024

1 January 2024

Whether you know it or not, your feet take a beating during the day. One of the major causes of ankle pain is poor support in key areas of the foot. If ankle pain is what you're experiencing, look no further.

We've put this clear and concise guide together to showcase our Best Insoles for Ankle Pain to save you time and money.

What Will This Guide Cover?

The Top Pick for Playing Sport With Ankle Pain

Pedag Viva Sport InsolesDon't let ankle pain slow you down. Whether you're suffering from shin splints or your calf muscles feel like they're being extended a touch too far when you run, Pedag Viva Sport Insoles are a great option. Designed with the full range of sports in mind, they're a catch-all for active individuals training through ankle pain.

What We Love:

Our most popular sports based insoles
Modified arch provides support to the entire ankle
✔ Metatarsal pad for improved support in an inherently weak area

Editors Verdict: Our number one for sports. The unique baseplate reinforces the central arch which mitigates pain in the shin and calf. 

Casual Shoe Orthotics for Reducing Ankle Pain

Superfeet Green InsolesA lot of people wear trainers or some other form of casual shoe on a daily basis. A lot of people also suffer with ankle pain. With this in mind, we can't recommend Superfeet Green Insoles enough. They're tried and trust by customers worldwide for a reason. Don't believe us? See for yourself.

What We Love:

Tried and trusted by millions of customers worldwide annually
Heel cup technology mitigates shock at the source
Orthotic arches stabilise the arch which calms tendons in the ankle

Editors Verdict: Our best selling insoles. A great all-rounder that couldn't feel more at home in a pair of trainers if they tried. 

The Best Ankle Stabilising Insoles for High Arches

Powerstep Original InsolesOne of the most common sources of ankle pain is high arches. If you have high arches, you're not alone. Thankfully, the answer couldn't be simpler. Powerstep Original Full Length Insoles support high arches, giving them a break to prevent stress and strain travelling up into your ankles.

What We Love:

Arch support is vital for relieving stress and strain on calves
Heel cup technology mitigates shock to prevent pain in ankles
High orthotic arches stabilise the arch

Editors Verdict: Brilliant arch support allows connective tendons in ankle to relax. The perfect orthotic for those with high arches. 

The Number One Orthotic for Combatting Shin Splints 

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch SupportShin splints can range from a dull stabbing to pain that incapacitates you completely. Caused by the flare up in the muscles, tendons and tissue surrounding the tibia, shin splints can stop you running, training and even walking. Thankfully, Pro11 Orthotic Insoles are tailor made for combatting them.

What We Love:

Impact reducing foundation fabric takes strain off of the tibia
Cushioned base ensures foot strikes gently
Arch support dually prevents overpronation

Editors Verdict: If shin splints are your issue, look no further. Soft fabric prevents impact flareups in the tibia and surrounding tendons. 

Our Top Choice for Injury Recovery and Calf Pain

Sof Sole Airr Orthotic InsolesIf your calves are tired, weak or fatigued, you'll know about it. Whether you're recovering from an injury or you're in the market for some extra support, Sof Sole Airr Orthotic Insoles give your calves the rest they deserve. They're perfect for absorbing the shock and impact that's generated by contact with the pavement.

What We Love:

Make post-surgery rehab and injury recovery a breeze
Innovative gel heel pad makes them essential for heel strikers
✔ Shock absorption gives calves a much needed rest when moving

Editors Verdict: Your calves will soon thank you for picking up a pair of these. Perfect for reducing impact and lactic acid build-up. 

Our Number One Orthotic for Overpronation

Rehband QD Pronation and Supination Foot Wedge InsolesPronation refers to the inward rolling of your ankle as you walk. It is a recurring factor in individuals with ankle pain as it means the ankle becomes unbalanced due to an unsafe transfer of weight as you walk. Rehband QD Pronation Foot Wedge Insoles cushion the side that rolls and are tailor made for mitigating overpronation.

What We Love:

Tailor made orthotic for treating pronation or supination
Simple to fit and secure in place
Cushions one side of the foot to prevent ankle rolling

Editors Verdict: Your calves will soon thank you for picking up a pair of these. Perfect for reducing impact and lactic acid build-up. 

Our Most Shock Absorbent Insoles for Ankle Pain Reduction

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike InsolesSometimes, a little (or a lot) of cushioning is just what you need. Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles are an incredibly thick insoles design with one thing in mind: shock absorption. If you slam your feet into the pavement and your ankles are tired of it, look no further.

What We Love:

Unrivalled level of shock and impact reduction
Designed for individuals after an incredibly thick brand of support
Dually great at reducing the impact of shin splints on your ankles

Editors Verdict: The thickest, most supportive insoles on the market today. Perfect for reducing the effect of shock on your ankles. 

The Last Word on Ankle Pain Orthotics

We understand that not all ankle pain is created equally, and that what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. We hope our selection of insoles and orthotics has something to offer you and your ankles, whether you're suffering with shin splints, overpronation or instability.

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