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Best Insoles for Heel Spurs 2024

4 January 2024

Heel spurs are one of the main culprits for painful heels. If you're experiencing stabbing pain when you get up in the morning, or inflammation and swelling at the front of your heel, chances are you're suffering from a heel spur.

So what exactly are heel spurs, what causes them, and what can you do about them? Read on to learn the answers to all those questions, and find the perfect insole for your heel pain.

Heel Spurs

What Are Heel Spurs?

A heel spur is a calcium deposit at the bottom of your heel bone, and can cause pain, inflammation and swelling on the front of your heel. Around 50% of us suffer from heel spurs and feel no symptoms, however more severe cases can lead to extreme levels of discomfort and pain. Heel spurs can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bruising of the heel
  • Excess body weight
  • Other foot conditions
  • Poorly fitting shoes
  • Walking gait issues
  • Worn-out shoes

Best All Round Insoles for Heel Spurs

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance InsolesOften described as the world's favourite insole, Superfeet Green Performance Insoles are the perfect choice if you're looking for support that would not only help with heel spurs, but also align your body, ensuring your leg and feet joints can function free from strains and aches. You can continue to wear these insoles even after your issues with spurs have resolved, making sure it never happens again.

Key Features: Contour to the foot for total support; deep heel cup helps with natural shock absorption; organic, odour-control coating

Best Heel Spurs Insoles with Arch Support

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch SupportThe Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support support the heel with a unique pad, which can reduce shock on the heel which ensures that heel spurs can be prevented. These insoles are perfect for anything heel based, ensuring that not just heel spurs are prevented, but plantar fasciitis and aching arches too. Finally, these insoles can be trimmed to fit most shoes, perfect for sports, walking, working and more.

Key Features: Heel pad ensures heel spur prevention; perfect for all kinds of shoes; can reduce pain associated with fallen and high arches.

Best Heel Spurs Insoles for Comfort

Sorbothane Sorbo Pro Total Control Insoles

Sorbothane Sorbo Pro Total Control Insoles Designed to provide outstanding levels of comfort, the Sorbothane Sorbo Pro Total Control Insoles  use a heel cup to provide superior comfort, while a stabilising arch is ideal for all kinds of arch issues. The insoles tackle heel spurs via their padded heel, while good realignment, arch support and shock impact protection ensure outstanding levels of comfort. The insoles ensure that your feet are supported, aligned and comfortable.

Key Features: Provide superior heel support with a heel cup; support, align and provide comfort; antibacterial top keeps the feet fresh.

Best Heel Cups for Heel Spurs

Proheel Heel Elevators

Proheel Heel ElevatorIf you don't like the idea of using some bigger insoles, then the ProHeel Heel Elevator is perfect for you. The elevators are designed to provide excellent support to your heel, with a special antibacterial microfibre top cover keeping your feet fresh during use. The ProHeel supports your heel to provide better gait and less shock, perfect for reducing the impact of heel spurs.

Key Features: Simple heel cup provides excellent heel support; fits into your shoe if you find insoles uncomfortable; anti-bacterial for reducing smelly feet.

Best Heel Spurs Insoles for Sports

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Full Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Full Strike InsolesOur final option, the Sorbothane Shock Stopper Full Strike Insoles are perfect for tackling heel spurs while playing sport. They are designed to reduce impact on all parts of your foot, meaning that your heels won't be under the same level of stress while playing sports such as running, aerobics, tennis, football and more. The insoles can fit in sports shoes like football boots, and include a slim and flat design for an easy fit.

Key Features: Designed to provide total support to the entire foot; suitable for high impact sports; thin and flat for fitting in most sports shoes.

Tackle Heel Spurs Today

You don't have to suffer with heel spurs. By using shoe insoles you can quickly relieve discomfort and give your foot the time and space to heel. If you haven't found the insoles that you are looking for, then take a look at our Insoles for Heel Spurs category for our full range.

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