Best Running Insoles 2021
1 CommentTuesday, 22 December 2020
Running is one of the best things you can do for your health, both mentally and physically, but it can take its toll on your body if you aren't using the right gear. If your shoes aren't providing you with the stability, support and cushioning that you need, you could end up with a host of joint and foot problems. Aside from buying the right shoes to match your gait, the next most important thing is making sure your insoles, footbeds or inserts are giving your feet what they need. Below, we've had our insole experts lay out some things to look for, as well as their top picks.
Aside from buying the right shoes to match your gait, the next most important thing is making sure your insoles, footbeds or inserts are giving your feet what they need. Below, we've had our insole experts lay out some things to look for, as well as their top picks.
How Should I Choose My Running Insoles?
If you have a specific condition (plantar fasciitis, high arches, flat feet, etc.), choosing insoles that solve these issues should be your first priority. More generally, here's what our insole experts list as the top three things to look for:
Our Best Cushioning Running Insoles
When it comes to cushioning your feet as you run, the Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles are our top choice. Made with the Sorbothane's remarkable shock-absorbing compound, these are an ideal option for cushioning impacts to reduce pain and fatigue during long and short runs alike.
Our Best Running Insoles for Stability
Superfeet are at the top of their class in terms of anatomical shaping and stability, so we had to include the new Superfeet RUN Comfort Insoles. Ideal for serious runners, these long-lasting insoles feature Heel Impact Technology, Aerospring foam at the forefoot and an advanced biomechanical shape for one of the best running experiences we've seen.
Our Best Running Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common complaints we hear among runners, and no running insoles are better for this than the Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles, available for both Men and Women. These insoles provide excellent relief to the plantar fascia, and feature a deep heel cup for motion control and stability.
Our Best Running Insoles for High Arches
High arches can lead runners to problems like shin splints, plantar fasciitis and even stress fractures, and the Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches are our top pick to set your feet straight. As high-arched runners tend to supinate, these insoles combine shock-absorption with flexible arch support and heel stability to ensure a healthy gait while avoiding arch strain.
Our Best Running Insoles for Forefoot Pain
Forefoot and metatarsal pain are common among runners, and the Pedag Viva Sport Insoles are ideal for protecting this vulnerable area. Combining sturdy arch support with a metatarsal pad filled with cushioning micro-air chambers, these insoles provide an excellent heel-to-toe movement for an extremely comfortable stride.
Improve Your Run with Insoles
Whether you're looking to improve your fancy running shoes, or trying to extend the length of some older ones, we're confident these insoles can improve comfort, reduce pain and help boost your running performance. While these are the top picks from our experts, nothing will replace insoles designed for your specific condition, so if you have a chronic foot problem we recommend browsing our Insoles by Condition to find the perfect option for your feet.
Not convinced by our choices? Feel free to browse our massive range of Running Insoles to choose your favourite.
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