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Best Insoles for Trainers

15 December 2022

With so many different styles out there, what's the best way to choose the right insoles for your trainers? Whether you've got plantar fasciitis, high arches or you're a seasoned road runner, we've got you covered.

Take at our Best Insoles for Trainers to find the right choice for you, your condition, and your trainers.

What Does Our Guide Cover?

Because we've put together such an extensive guide, we thought it best to break it down for you. If you know what you're here for, click any of the quick links below.

Alternatively, keep scrolling to find a pair of insoles that work for you and your trainers.

The Best Shoe Insoles for Trainers

Winner: Superfeet Green Insoles

Superfeet Green Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Crafted using decades of experience and customer feedback
 The world's number one insoles worn by millions
 A supportive replacement for poor quality "out the box" insoles

Not the Best For...

 Playing competitive sport (see our solution)
 Really wide feet (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: It's no surprise to us that Superfeet Green Insoles are our most popular shoe insoles for wearing in trainers. A favourite the world over, they're a real all-rounder, providing support up and down the foot without impeding on flexibility. Whether it's walking, playing sport or running that you're into, they're our number one for a reason.

Customer's Verdict: "I have been wearing these super feet green insoles for a couple of weeks now pain relief has really improved. The insoles fit into trainers unlike my original ones. Cannot praise these enough". - Michael  ★★★★★ 

The Best Trainer Insoles for Sports

Winner: Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Lightweight and thin for trainers or sports shoes
 Reduces stress and absorbs stride impact on the pavement
 Tried and tested by customers for football, running and tennis

Not the Best For...

 Those with especially high arches (see our solution)
 Use in small trainers (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Pedag Viva Sport Insoles are perfect for sports, with special micro-air chambers that are designed to reduce impact and shock while running and partaking in activity. The insoles are thin enough to provide comfort during use, and can even tackle pain associated with aching feet, ball of foot pain and metatarsal pain.

Customer's Verdict: "Bought some of these to try and improve support and comfort when running. Happy with the insoles as I am not getting the pain in my heel which was becoming evident on longer runs. Definitely worth trying before replacing expensive trainers". - Andrew  ★★★★★

The Most Comfortable Shoes Insoles for Trainers

Winner: Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles

Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Improve comfort over long shifts or days out
 Full length design realigns the feet to prevent poor posture
 Provide added support to reduce pain over extended use

Not the Best For...

 Tackling plantar pain (see our solution)
 Serious toe deformities (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: We can't recommend Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles highly enough. They offer some of the best cushioning on the market and realign your foot to ensure good posture while on the move. Their soft underside means they're optimised for tackling a wide range of conditions, including ankle pain, Morton's neuroma and bunions. 

Customer's Verdict: "Bought these for my husband who was suffering badly with metatarsalgia. He put the insoles in his work boots and now has pain free feet at work, we will be buying more for his other boots and trainers". - Rosemary ★★★★★

Best Trainer Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Winner: Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Men

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles For Men

Why We Love Them...

 Gel pad provides excellent plantar pain support and relief
 Incredibly soft cushion lets the heel section of the foot rest
 Stabilises your foot when relaxed footwear like trainers are worn

Not the Best For...

 Children (see our solution)
 A full-length option (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Men are your perfect trainer insoles for tackling plantar pain, with a special gel pad that supports your heel while out and about. The insoles provide good pain relief and stability while you walk or run, making them ideal for not just general use, but sports too.

Customer's Verdict: "I tried them in my trainers and work shoes and they’ve made a huge difference. No more heel or calf pain. I’ve used them for a week and am considering getting another pair so I don’t have to swop between shoes" - Jonathon ★★★★★

The Best Trainer Insoles for Shin Splints

Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Full Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Full Strike Shock Stopper Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Perfect for cushioning against impacts and shock
 Tailor made for mitigating pain associated with shin splints
 Flat design seamlessly slides into any style of trainer

Not the Best For...

 Arch support (see our solution)
 Kids (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Sorbothane Full Strike Insoles are the perfect flat-bed insoles if you're after a cushioned base for your new trainers. Simply remove the poor-quality stock insoles from your new trainers and slide them right in. The benefits of their impact-reducing gel base will be felt right away.

Customer's Verdict: "I selected the Full Strike to give my feet more protection when playing badminton and training at the gym. They are very comfortable and fit inside my trainers without removing the original insole. Will buy again." - Martin ★★★★★ 

The Best Trainer Insoles for Flat Feet

Winner: Powerstep Original Full-Length Insoles

Powerstep Original Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 High arch cradles sore and fatigued feet
 Cushioned midfoot is raised to prevent "rolling"
 Our pick for individuals with flat feet

Not the Best For...

 Users after a flatter insole (see our solution)
  Plantar fasciitis (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Value products that are tried and tested? Look no further. We sell thousands of pairs of Powerstep Original Insoles every year and get a huge amount of overwhelmingly positive feedback. Their raised arch is higher than standard, making them perfect for users with flat feet who require that bit of extra support in their trainers.

Customer's Verdict: "I only wish I had known about these insoles a few years ago. I was born with flat feet and my right foot has always pointed at ten past two, which looked strange. Since using the insoles my foot is now between twelve and one when I walk. I have tried others but they always hurt the arch in my foot but these are very comfortable. I will be buying more." - Yvonne ★★★★★ 

The Best Trainer Insoles for Running

Winner: Superfeet RUN Comfort Insoles

Superfeet RUN Comfort Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Expertly formulated running insoles
 Extended heel cushioning also covers midfoot
 Brilliant impact-reduction rejuvenates old and tired trainers

Not the Best For...

 Everyday wear (see our solution)
 Children (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Thinking about throwing away your old running trainers? Think again. Superfeet Run Insoles are dedicated running orthotics designed to breathe new life into tired trainers. With a heel pad that extends to the midfoot, they're incredibly soft and impact-resistant when you crank up the tempo and get your stride going.

Customer's Verdict: "My trail shoes were nearly binned and was about to part with yet more money for different trail shoes as mine were not comfortable at all. My running buddy suggested these insoles and they are perfect, now I feel like I have more of a spring in my step and they are so comfortable from the first outing. Definitely made a difference." - Beverly ★★★★★ 

Best Trainer Orthotics for Ball of Foot Pain

Winner: Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Why We Love Them...

 Simple metatarsal pads fit under the metatarsals
 Relieves pain by reducing pressure and impact
 Great for long shifts at work where fatigue quickly builds

Not the Best For...

 Full-length cushioning (see our solution)
 Pronation (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: We know they're not an insole, but trust us, Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads provide unrivalled relief if pain in the ball of your foot sounds familiar. These comfortable and discreet gel pads fit underneath your metatarsal, providing support and reducing impact as you walk. 

Customer's Verdict: "Great product, comfy to wear and very effective in providing extra protection and comfort to the ball of the foot." - Heather ★★★★★

Best Trainer Insoles for Kids

Winner: Pro11 Children's Funky Orthotic Insoles for Arch Support

Pro11 Children's Funky Orthotic Insoles with Arch Support

Why We Love Them...

 Smaller insoles designed to fit in children's trainers
 Can tackle growth pain in the arch, knee, hip and lower back
 Cupped design promotes correct posture as they grow

Not the Best For...

 Adults (see our solution)
 Shin splints (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Children love running around, which can mean they suffer foot issues as their feet grow. The Pro11 Children's Funky Orthotic Insoles with Arch Support are catch-all insoles that can be used to tackle pronation, arch pain, plantar pain, ankle pain and more, while keeping your little one's feet fresh with an antibacterial cover.

Customer's Verdict: "Recently purchased these insoles. My daughter is easily able to put them in and out of her shoes herself. Will be buying more pairs now as they seem to be helping her low arches and don't seem to cause her any discomfort which I was worried about." - Katie ★★★★★ 

Best Trainer Insoles for Achilles Tendinitis

Winner: Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Correctly aligns bones to prevent feet rolling inward
 Soft inner cell is dually great for plantar fasciitis sufferers
 Brilliant choice if you play sport and have Achilles tendinitis

Not the Best For...

 Kids (see our solution)
 Acute ball of foot pain (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Designed with decades of experience, technical knowledge and customer feedback, Powerstep Pinnacle Insoles are our number one choice for Achilles tendinitis. The "Powerstep Pinnacle System" aims to create the perfect balance between foot control, spring and cushioning, while providing support to the weaker areas of the foot.

Customer's Verdict: "These insoles have really reduced my overall pain from Achilles tendonitis. They fit perfectly in my shoe, even though I’m a 6.5 UK and half sizes can be awkward. Wish I’d tried them months ago." - Elanor ★★★★★ 

Best Trainer Insoles for Wide Feet

Winner: Superfeet Green Wide Insoles

Superfeet Performance Green Insoles - Wide

Why We Love Them...

 Can be trimmed down slightly to accommodate trainers
 The only option if you have very wide feet
 The wide version of our number one selling insoles

Not the Best For...

 Feet of a standard width (see our solution)
 Dedicated heel cushioning (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you struggle to find insoles that fit your feet due to width constrains, look no further. Superfeet Green Wide Insoles are a wider version of our best selling Superfeet Green Insoles. Their wide forefoot ensures the entirety of the foot is cushioned with zero of that problematic overhang you may be used to.

Customer's Verdict: "I normally struggle to get insoles that are wide enough for my shoes but I had to trim down to fit - perfect. Comfortable and supportive too." - Geoffrey ★★★★★

Best Trainer Insoles for Arch Support

Winner: Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

Why We Love Them...

 Huge level of flexible arch support
 Includes a soft gel heel pad for optimal cushioning and shock absorption
 Can beat heel pain, over-pronation and ankle rolling

Not the Best For...

 Metatarsal pain or splayfoot (see our solution)
 Plantar support (see our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Finally, Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches are your perfect insoles if you're want to tackle arch pain. With a soft gel heel pad that can improve stability and reduce shock, these insoles provide firm yet flexible support in an inherently weak area.

Customer Verdict: "I’ve had these insoles for approx 1 month- I have a very high arch which can lead to pronation issues and at my age knee problems. These insoles have really helped alleviate pain and help build strength and mobility." - Paul ★★★★★ 

Take Your Trainers to the Next Level

These insoles will all help to significantly boost the comfort, stability, support and cushioning you get from your trainers, turning a sub-par pair of shoes into your favourite in the closet. Weigh up the strengths of our top picks, decide what you're looking for, and soon you'll be enjoying a pair of trainers that makes you excited to get on your feet again.

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