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Best Insoles for Travel 2024

4 January 2024  |  Alex

Going on holiday is supposed to be a time where you relax and put your feet up, but many people find the opposite – by the end of your holiday, you've been left with aching feet and even blisters. Sight-seeing, trudging around airports and exploring new towns and cities can keep you on your feet for longer than you're used to, and this can leave you feeling sore.

Fortunately, you don't have to suffer! Here at ShoeInsoles.co.uk, our insole experts have gathered a list of the Best Insoles for Travel, allowing you to protect your feet and enjoy your holiday as much as possible.

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Best Overall Insoles for Travel

Our Winner: Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Comfortable insoles that cushion the feet and support the arches
Discreet and low-line design can be used in a wide selection of shoes
Extremely popular, helping most people regardless of foot type

Ideal For...

Avoiding pain after spending long days on your feet
Most types of shoes including casual shoes and sports shoes
People suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis

Not the Best For...

Open shoes or sandals (See our solution)
People that don't need arch support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you want an insole that provides anatomical support for your feet, the Powerstep Original Insoles are a brilliant choice. One of our most popular insoles, the Powerstep support your arch and heel to prevent undue stress on your feet and represent fantastic value-for-money, costing a fraction of a pair of bespoke orthotics!

Runner Up: Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Best Insoles for Walking Holidays

Our Winner: Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles

Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Tough insoles designed to cushion your feet on long walks
Designed for use specifically in walking boots and shoes
Available in Men's and Women's styles to better suit your foot

Ideal For...

Supporting your feet on serious hikes
Adding more comfort to your walking boots
Reducing pain on rough or uneven terrain

Not the Best For...

Casual sight-seeing (See our solution)
Slim or more fashionable shoes (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: One of the most enjoyable aspects of travel is getting out into nature and hiking around the countryside, though this is less enjoyable when you suffer from foot pain afterwards. When you're hiking on uneven or hard terrain, your feet are put under a lot more strain than normal and the Superfeet Trailblazer Insoles can help to improve your overall comfort and reduce fatigue afterwards.

Runner Up: Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

Best Cushioning Insoles for Travel

Our Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Flat insole designed to absorb shock
Reduces the amount of strain placed on your feet
Low cost without compromising on quality

Ideal For...

Walking or standing all day
Stopping general fatigue after long days
Use in a number of shoe styles

Not the Best For...

Supporting your arch (See our solution)
Tight-fitting shoes (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you're not suffering from flat feet or high arches, you might find the more orthotic style of insoles uncomfortable. The Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles are the perfect antidote to that, as they're designed for one simple purpose: to absorb shock so that your foot doesn't have to. The Double Strike insoles can be a little thick, so they are best used in shoes with a lot of room, but there is also the Sorbothane Single Strike Insoles for tighter-fitting shoes.

Runner Up: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Single Strike Insoles

Best Insoles for Sandals

Our Winner: Airplus Gel Ball-of-Foot Cushions

Airplus Gel Ball-of-Foot Cushions

Why We Love Them...

Self-adhesive for secure positioning in your sandals
Clear design allows discreet use
Cushions the ball of your foot – an area prone to soreness

Ideal For...

Protecting your feet while allowing them to breathe
Use with sandals, flip-flops and sliders
Cushioning metatarsals by the pool or on the beach

Not the Best For...

Protecting your whole foot (See our solution)
Heavy-duty use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Worrying about foot pain shouldn't hold you back from enjoying your holiday to the max, and what's more enjoyable than feeling the breeze on your feet as you take a walk along the beach? The Airplus Ball of Foot Cushions protect your feet and can be placed discreetly and securely in basically any type of shoe!

Best Insoles for Open-Toed Shoes and High Heels

Our Winner: Powerstep Slenderfit Fashion Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Slenderfit Fashion Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Suitable for thinner shoes including high heels and open-toed shoes
Three-quarter design is discreet and won't spoil your outfit
Cushions the ball of foot, which can hurt in high heels

Ideal For...

Going out on the town without your feet suffering
Thinner shoes that bigger insoles won't fit
Supporting the whole foot including heel, arch and ball

Not the Best For...

Long walks throughout the day (See our solution)
Preventing blisters from developing (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Holidays are a great excuse to dress up and get out on the town, but high-heels can be some of the most painful shoes to wear. The Powerstep Slenderfit Insoles are perfect for thinner shoes, allowing you to get the support of a regular insole but with enough versatility to suit the most stylish shoes.

Runner Up: Superfeet Women's EASYFIT High Heel Insoles


Next time that you go on holiday, you might want to consider packing a pair of insoles, especially if you are prone to sore feet. We hope that this guide has helped you find the perfect product to keep your feet happy and healthy, but if you're still unsure, why not leave us a comment below? Alternatively you can contact us on Twitter or Facebook with any questions you have and we'll be happy to answer!

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