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Best Insoles for Work Boots 2021

Monday, 1 March 2021  |  Admin

Work boots can be big and heavy, especially if you wear steel toe-capped boots. If you wear these boots over 12 hour shifts, then you can quickly find that your feet become more and more sore towards the end of the day. If you don't act, this can quickly turn into common foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.

You can beat these foot conditions and prevent them from occurring by wearing shoe insoles, foot supports and foot pads, which all work by supporting certain areas of your feet. Find the Best Insoles for Work Boots with this handy guide.


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Find Your Ideal Insoles for Work Boots

If you know what you need your insoles for, then click on the below points and head on down to the insoles of your choice. Alternatively, you can scroll down and view all of the insoles in full.

Best All Round Insoles for Work Boots

Winner: Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Designed to provide superior support for standing all day
 Designed to prevent pain from surfacing by reducing shock
 Ideal for working on hard surfaces

Not the Best For...

 Those with especially high arches
 Running or sports

 

Editor's Verdict: The Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles are your ultimate work boot insoles, designed to provide optimal support to your feet during long shifts. They use targeted heel protection to absorb shock when working on hard floors, while memory foam improves comfort and antibacterial properties protect against odour on a long shift.


Best Most Comfortable Insoles for Work Boots

Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Combine powerful shock-absorbing materials with moulded arch support
 Ideal for boots that cause intense pain in the heels and forefeet after a walk
 Viscoelastic material provides intense cushioning to reduce foot fatigue

Not the Best For...

 Especially tight-fitting boots
 Those with serious foot or toe deformities

 

Editor's Verdict: If your main problem is foot fatigue or general pain across your entire sole after a walk, the Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles will be exactly what you're looking for. Absorbing shock while providing plenty of arch support and heel stability, these are the perfect option if your aim is cushioning rather than alignment.



Best Work Boot Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain

Winner: Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors

Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors

Why We Love Them...

 Padded support tackles pain, blisters and inflammation on the balls of your feet
 Absorbs impact which can relieve pain from existing injuries
 Reusable and ambidextrous for ease of use

Not the Best For...

 Plantar fasciitis support
 Support to your arches

 

Editor's Verdict: The Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors slide over your foot like a support, and provide shock absorption underneath the balls of your feet. This means that the balls of your feet stay protected against pain, blisters and inflammation, all common injuries associated with spending all day on your feet.


Best Work Boot Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Winner: Pro 3/4 Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis and Over-Pronation

Pro11 3/4 Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis and Over-Pronation

Why We Love Them...

Designed to tackle plantar fasciitis and over-pronation
 Cushioning effect reduces the pain caused by pressure and impact
 Three quarter design fits comfortably inside work boots

Not the Best For...

 Those with severe supination
 Those with serious foot deformities

 

Editor's Verdict: The Pro11 3/4 Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis and Over-Pronation can prevent and relieve the symptoms from one of the world's most common foot conditions - plantar fasciitis. They should fit in most shoes including bulky work boots, and provide medial arch support to correct your posture and enhance balance. The insoles allow you to continue working with your foot posture corrected, reducing the pressure felt on your plantar area.


Best Work Boot Insoles for Metatarsal 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 boots without discomfort.


Best Work Boot Insoles for High Arches

Winner: Sidas 3Feet Slim Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Slim Insoles for High Arches

Why We Love Them...

 Everyday arch support designed for relieving high arch pain
 Can also prevent heel pain, ankle pain and over-pronation
 Fit inside work boots thanks to the smaller design

Not the Best For...

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

 

Editor's Verdict: The Sidas 3Feet Slim Insoles for High Arches aren't just designed to tackle arch pain, but heel pain, ankle pain and over-pronation too. In fact, they are the ultimate pain-relieving insoles, perfect for anyone who's work shift always ends with their foot in pain. The insoles use a padded design to relieve pressure in the key areas of your foot.


Best Work Boot Insoles for Reducing Shock

Our Winner: Diaped Duosoft Plus Insoles

Diaped Duosfot Plus Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Shock-absorbing insoles designed for sensitive feet
 Soft design is kinder on tired feet in work boots
 Designed to support your arches to further reduce foot pain

Not the Best For...

 Tight fitting work boots
 People looking for a completely flat insole

 

Editor's Verdict: The Diaped Duosoft Insoles are designed for use by diabetics, and this makes them super comfortable and perfect for use in work boots. With a subtle arch support, these insoles are good for people that are looking for a relatively neutral, though not totally flat, pair of insoles.

Don't Let Work Boots Get You Down!

We hope that this guide has given you an idea of the kind of insoles you would like to buy. If you still haven't made a decision, take a look at our Work Boot Insoles category for our full range.

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