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Best Insoles for Walking and Standing All Day 2021

Tuesday, 17 August 2021  |  Alex

For a lot of people, sore feet are a daily occurrence due to the fact that they have to stand or walk all day. Whether you're a nurse, a server in a restaurant, or a warehouse worker, there are many occupations that ensure you'll be spending a lot of time on your feet.

Many shoes are not designed to provide comfort and cushioning for longer spans of time, but fortunately the right pair of insoles can make a huge difference. Our experts have created a guide to the Best Insoles for Walking and Standing All Day, helping you to find the perfect insoles to soothe your sore feet.

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Best All-Round Insoles

Our Winner: Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Popular insoles designed to combat general foot pain
Suitable for a wide range of different conditions
Biomechanical shape cradles the foot comfortably

Ideal For...

Use by a wide selection of people
Most styles of shoes including work boots
Fighting general foot fatigue and tired feet

Not the Best For...

Hikes and long walks (See our solution)
High heels or court shoes (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Superfeet Green are one of the most popular pairs of insoles that we sell, and it's not hard to see why. They may not be as specifically targeted as some of the other insoles in this list, but they are comfortable and they will be of benefit to most people.


Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Our Winner: Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support

Pro11 Orthotic Insoles with Metatarsal Pad and Arch Support

Why We Love Them...

 Designed to protect against plantar fasciitis pain
Feature arch support and metatarsal padding
Inexpensive yet effective

Ideal For...

People suffering for arch/heel pain
Testing if insoles are right for you in a low-cost way
Adding cushioning to key areas of your shoes

Not the Best For...

Heavy-duty work boots (See our solution)
Slim-fitting shoes such as formal shoes (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Proving that quality products don't always need to break the bank, the Pro11 Orthotic Insoles are great for preventing the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that a lot of waiters and nurses get, and it manifests as a pain in the arch and heel, typically worse in the morning. The Pro11 insoles can help ensure that you're not dreading the start of your shift by lessening the pain of plantar fasciitis.


Best Insoles for Work Boots

Our Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Designed to absorb shock, saving your feet from pain
Thick design is perfect for roomy boots
In-built heel cup helps stabilise your feet

Ideal For...

Work boots and steel cap boots
Reducing foot strain throughout long days
Other shoes with a fair amount of space

Not the Best For...

General footwear (See our solution)
Tighter fitting shoes (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: By preventing the transfer of shock from the ground to your feet, the Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles are a great choice for work boots. Whether you're working on a factory floor or wearing steel-cap boots on a worksite, these insoles are a boot's best friend.


Best Insoles for Hikes and Long Walks

Our Winner: Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for Medium Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for Medium Arches

Why We Love Them...

Combat heel pain and ankle rolling
Designed specifically for sports
Also available in Low and High arch versions

Ideal For...

Long walks or hiking – even on uneven ground!
People with a medium arch (i.e. not high or low)
Comfort when playing any sports

Not the Best For...

Everyday use (See our solution)
Work boots (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Designed for a range of sports, the Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles allow you to trek for longer without having to worry about sore feet getting in your way. They are available for high, low and normal arches too, meaning that you can find an insole with a more tailored level of support for your needs.


Best Insoles for Nurses

Our Winner: Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Designed to steady the foot to prevent pain
Anatomically designed for maximum comfort
Evenly distribute pressure to reduce strain

Ideal For...

Long days walking the wards
Conditions like plantar fasciitis and pronation
A higher level of stability and support

Not the Best For...

General foot fatigue (See our solution)
Long walks or sports use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Another one of our best-selling and best-reviewed insoles, the Powerstep Original Orthotic Insoles are a tried and tested product for reducing pain. With a more supportive shape, the Powerstep Original are great for targeting specific conditions like plantar fasciitis and over-prontation.


Best Memory Foam Insoles

Our Winner: Airplus Ultra Memory Plus Full Foam Insoles

Airplus Ultra Memory Plus Full Foam Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Memory foam material conforms to the shape of your foot
Provides exceptional cushioning
Flat design with no heel or arch support

Ideal For...

Increasing comfort in most shoes
Distributing stress evenly across the foot
Stopping feet from feeling tired

Not the Best For...

People looking for an anatomic insole (See our solution)
Sports use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Memory foam pillows and mattresses are all the rage, and this level of comfort also translates to your feet. The Airplus Ultra Memory Foam Insoles utilise memory foam to mould to the shape of your foot, helping to evenly distribute pressure across the sole of your foot.


Best High Heel Insoles

Our Winner: Pedag Lady Metatarsal Support Insoles

Pedag Lady Metatarsal Support Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Slim design fits in a wide selection of shoes
Provides excellent support to the ball of the foot
Available in multiple sizes for a precise fit

Ideal For...

High heel shoes or court shoes
Fancy events with formal dress
Protecting the ball of your foot

Not the Best For...

Everyday use (See our solution)
Biomechanical support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Standing all day is difficult; standing all day in high heels can be torture. The Pedag Lady Metatarsal Insoles can provide relief against foot pain, especially in the ball of the foot (the area worst affected when wearing high heels).


Hopefully this guide has given everyone at least one solution to their foot pain, whether you're on your feet all day at work or just trying to enjoy a long walk or holiday. Do you stand on your feet all day and have you found insoles that work for you? Let us know in the comments below or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook!

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