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Best Insoles for Work Boots 2024

4 January 2024

Work boots tend to be bulky and heavy, especially if they're steel toe-capped. If you're wearing your boots for up to 12 hours a shift, you'll quickly find that your feet become more and more sore as the day goes on. If you don't act, this can quickly result in painful foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis developing.

Luckily, you can beat these conditions and prevent them from occurring by upgrading your standard factory insoles, or by using foot supports and foot pads, which all work to support different areas of the foot. See our picks and discover the Best Insoles for Work Boots in our easy-to-follow, handy guide.

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How to Find the Ideal Insoles for Your Work Boots

If you know what you need your insoles for, then click the links below and jump straight in. Alternatively, you can scroll down and view all our choices 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...

 Memory foam moulds to your foot shape for premium comfort
 Targeted heel protection to reduce impact shock
 Ideal for standing all day on hard surfaces at work

Not the Best For...

 Those with especially high arches (see our solution)
 Running or sports (see our solution)


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 prevent odour after a long shift.

Customer Verdict: "Great product, makes work shoes really comfortable and bearable to wear all day, when prior to the feet were aching and getting blisters!" ★★★★★ Mark

Most Comfortable Insoles for Work Boots

Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 They combine powerful shock-absorbing material with moulded arch support
 Ideal for boots that cause intense pain in the heels and forefeet when walking
 Viscoelastic material cushions entire foot to reduce foot fatigue when standing

Not the Best For...

 Especially tight-fitting boots (see our solution)
 Those with serious foot or toe deformities (see our solution)


Editor's Verdict: If your main problem is foot fatigue or general pain across your soles when walking, Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles are the pick for you. Absorbing shock while providing plenty of arch support and heel stability, they're the perfect, thick option if you're all about cushioning rather than alignment.

Customer Verdict: "I work in wellies all day, cover over 15 miles, my feet always hurt until I used these insoles, now they are so much better. Highly recommended." ★★★★★ Andrew

Best Work Boot Insoles for Ball of Foot Pain

Winner: Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors

Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors

Why We Love Them...

 Inobtrusive padded support tackles ball of foot pain, blisters and inflammation 
 Absorbs impact when stepping to relieve pain from existing injuries
 Reusable and ambidextrous for ease of use

Not the Best For...

 Plantar fasciitis support (see our solution)
 Support to your arches (see our solution)


Editor's Verdict: The Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors quickly and easily slide over your foot like a support, providing shock absorption underneath the balls of your feet. This means that the balls of your feet stay protected against pain, blisters and inflammation which are all too common when you spending all day standing or walking.

Customer Verdict: "100% effective at stopping heat transfer around the balls of my feet, I usually can only hike around 10 mile before I suffer with sore feet. First time out with the gel pads I went 22 miles could have done more. Would highly recommend, I have bought a 2nd pair already." ★★★★★ Alan

Best Work Boot Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

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

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

Why We Love Them...

Orthotic design helps tackle plantar fasciitis and over-pronation
 Cushioning effect reduces pain caused by pressure and impact
 Three-quarter shape fits comfortably inside any style work boot

Not the Best For...

 Those on feet all day for long shifts (see our solution)
 Those with serious toe deformities (see our solution)


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 are designed to fit inside any style of work boot and provide medial arch support to correct posture and enhance balance. These insoles allow you to continue working with correct posture, reducing the pressure on your plantar area for lasting relief.

Customer Verdict: "My husband has worn these insoles for a couple of weeks and so far so good. He had noticed a huge difference and the pain in the arch of his foot is much better" ★★★★★ Davina

Best Work Boot Insoles for Metatarsal Pain

Winner: Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Why We Love Them...

 Simple pads fit under the metatarsal for superior support
 Relieves pain by reducing pressure and impact under your feet
 Reduces fatigue in the ball of the foot over extended periods

Not the Best For...

 Providing support to the back of your ankle (see our solution)
Shock absorption across the foot (see our solution)


Editor's Verdict: The Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads are a comfortable and discreet gel pad that fits underneath your metatarsal, providing relief, support and reduced pressure on impact. This quickly leads to more comfy feet on those never-ending shifts, with lower fatigue too. The pads are also quite small, so should fit inside your work boots without any problem.

Customer Verdict: "Something so simple has given me total relief, thank you so much." ★★★★★ John

Best Work Boot Insoles for High Arches

Winner: Sidas 3Feet High Arch Work Insoles

Sidas 3Feet Slim Insoles for High Arches

Why We Love Them...

 Work-boot arch support insoles designed for relieving high arch pain
 Gel padding in the heel to absorb shock from impacts at work
 Anti-static forefoot strips meet electrical hazard compliance

Not the Best For...

 Those with metatarsal pain or splayfoot issues (see our solution)
 For tackling ball of foot pain (see our solution)


Editor's Verdict: If you have high arches, standing all day long at work can soon become a painful ordeal. Designed specifically to tackle high arch pain, Sidas 3Feet Work Insoles will help correct your foot posture for immediate pressure relief. They also come with extra padding in key contact areas to protect your feet from the continuous strain of the work day.

Best Work Boot Insoles for Reducing Shock

Winner: Diaped Duosoft Plus Insoles

Diaped Duosfot Plus Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Shock-absorbing insoles designed for sensitive feet
 Soft design is kind on tired and fatigued feet
 Designed to support your arches to further reduce foot pain

Not the Best For...

 Tight fitting work boots (see our solution)
 Acute metatarsal pain (see our solution)


Editor's Verdict: Diaped Duosoft Insoles are designed for use by diabetics, meaning they've been made to be super comfortable and perfect for use in work boots. With subtle arch support, these insoles are good for people that are looking for a relatively neutral, though not totally flat, pair of insoles.

Customer Verdict: "Purchased for my husband and have certainly improved his walking. He finds them very comfortable. The best insoles he's had." ★★★★★ Barbara

Don't Let Work Boots Get You Down!

We hope that this guide has given you a better idea of which insoles to buy for getting rid of sore feet. If you still haven't made a decision, there are more to choose from in our full range of  Work Boot Insoles.

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