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Best Insoles for Trainers 2022

Wednesday, 1 September 2021  |  Admin

For most of us, there is no more comfortable pair of shoes in our closet than our trainers. Trainers are great for walking, running and all kinds of exercise, but are also unbeatable for providing comfort and support on your walks to just about anywhere. With that said, trainers aren't always perfect for our feet, and sometimes a little bit of customisation with an insole can go a long way for the support, cushioning and comfort your trainers can provide.

Best insoles for running and walking in trainers
The right insoles can boost the comfort, support and cushioning your trainers can provide

With so many kinds of insoles out there, how are you to choose the right pair for your feet, and your trainers? At ShoeInsoles.co.uk, we're here to help, and we've had our insole experts pick out their choice of the Best Insoles for Trainers out there. These insoles are picked out specially to be the best for trainers, and focus on providing your feet with the shock absorption and support you need for walking, running, and just about anything else. Read on, and decide which insoles are the best fit for you.

Find the Best Shoe Insoles for Trainers

If you know what you need your shoe insoles for, then click on the below bullet to find the perfect trainers for you. If not, scroll down and view each trainer in full.

Best Shoe Insoles for Sports

Winner: Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Lightweight and thin for fitting into your trainers or sports shoes
 Can reduce stress and absorb impact while running around
 Will tackle arch pain, metatarsal pain and ball of foot pain

Not the Best For...

 Those with especially high arches
 Use in small trainers


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.

Most Comfortable Shoes Insoles for Trainers

Winner: Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles

Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Improve comfort during extended times on your feet such as shopping, commuting and working
 Full length design realigns the feet to prevent discomfort associated with poor posture
 Provide added support to reduce pain over extended use

Not the Best For...

 Tackling plantar pain
 Those with serious foot or toe deformities


Editor's Verdict: The Pro11 Plantar Series Orthotic Insoles offer some of the best comfort around, by realigning your foot to ensure good posture while on the move. This means that they can tackle a wide range of issues, including foot pain, ankle pain, Morton's neuroma, bunions and more. 

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...

 Uses a gel pad to provide excellent plantar pain relief
 Can also relieve heel spur pain by supporting the heel
 Stabilises your foot during moments of heavy activity

Not the Best For...

 Use by kids
 Support to your arches


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.

Best Trainer Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain

Winner: Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Why We Love Them...

 Simple metatarsal pads fit under the metatarsal for superior support
 Relieve pain by reducing pressure and impact underneath your foot
 Can also reduce fatigue in the ball of the foot over extended periods

Not the Best For...

 Providing support to the back of your ankle
 Those with severe supination and pronation issues


Editor's Verdict: The Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads are a comfortable and discreet gel pad that fits underneath your metatarsal, providing pain relief, support and a reduction in impact. This can quickly lead to far more comfortable metatarsals over extended shifts, with lower fatigue too. The pads are also quite small, so should fit in your work trainers without discomfort.

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 arch, knee, hip and lower back pain
 Includes an anti-bacterial cover to keep feet fresh

Not the Best For...

 Use by adults
 For severe foot problems


Editor's Verdict: Children love running around, which leads them open to suffering from foot issues. 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.

Best Insoles for Ankle, Knee and Back Pain

Winner: Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Medical-grade insoles for providing superior support to your foot
 Can prevent ankle, knee and back pain due to posture issues
 Deep heel cradle ensures stability during use

Not the Best For...

 Those with metatarsal pain or splayfoot issues
 For tackling ball of foot pain


Editor's Verdict: The Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles are some of our most popular ever insoles, in part, thanks to their deep heel cradle which can improve stability which can quickly reduce ankle pain, knee pain and back pain. By reducing shock, providing stability and improving posture, you can very quickly reduce pain.

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...

 Flexible arch support reduces arch pain during use
 Includes a soft gel heel pad to give optimal cushioning and shock absorption
 Can beat heel pain, over-pronation and the rolling over of the ankles

Not the Best For...

 Those with metatarsal pain or splayfoot issues
 Targeted pronation and plantar support


Editor's Verdict: Finally, the Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches are your perfect insoles for tackling arch pain, with a soft gel heel pad that can improve stability and reduce shock. These insoles provide firm yet flexible arch support, quickly reducing pain and improving your posture.

Take Your Trainers to the Next Level

Trainers are designed for comfort and support, so if you aren't getting what you need, it's time to take matters into your own hands. These insoles can 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.

Not convinced by our experts' picks? Take a look at our entire range of Insoles for Trainers.

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