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Best Thick Insoles 2021

Monday, 28 December 2020  |  Alex

A good thick pair of insoles can really help take some of the strain off of your feet and transform uncomfortable shoes into your new favourite pair. With so may insoles on the market, you might be wondering which thick insoles are best.

Thankfully, our experts have scoured the world to bring you our guide to the Best Thick Insoles, helping you to find the perfect pair for your feet!

What Areas Will This Blog Cover?

Best Overall Thick Insoles

Our Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Super-thick and cushioning design
Absorbs shock to prevent foot pain
Design is thickest at the heel to reduce strain

Ideal For...

A range of shoes including boots and trainers
People looking for a neutral, shock-absorbing insole
Preventing impact from affecting your feet

Not the Best For...

Flat feet (See our solution)
Reducing shoe volume (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles are our most popular thick insoles and if you try them, it's easy to see why. Their thick design cushions your feet to increase comfort while reducing foot pain.


Best Thick Insoles for Work Boots

Our Winner: Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Designed specifically for work boots
Thick memory foam construction cushions your feet
Built to stand up to the rigours of a busy work day

Ideal For...

Most styles of work boots (including steel-capped)
Use in professions that keep you on your feet
Reducing the pain at the end of the working day

Not the Best For...

Hiking or sports use (See our solution)
People with flat feet (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Memory foam provides really comfortable cushioning, whether it is being used to make a mattress, a pillow, or a pair of insoles. The Airplus Ultra Work Insoles are made with a thick layer of memory foam, allowing you to use them in your boots to greatly improve their comfort.


Best Thick Insoles for Hiking Boots

Our Winner: Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles

Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Designed to support your feet on the longest walks
Thick at the heel but thin at the toe for a better fit
Anatomical shape specifically for Men or Women

Ideal For...

Making hiking boots more comfortable
Improving the fit of large boots
Cushioning and supporting your feet when working out

Not the Best For...

People looking for very thick insoles (See our solution)
Steel-toed boots and other work boots (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Available in two versions for Men and for Women, the Superfeet Trailblazer Insoles allow you to walk, hike, stride and stomp without worrying about your feet. Our customers love how comfortable these thick-heeled insoles can make their walking shoes or hiking boots and they quickly became a favourite among all hikers and mountain walkers.


Best Thick Insoles for Shoes that Are Too Big

Our Winner: Sidas Outdoor Volume Reducer Insoles

Sidas Outdoor Volume Reducer Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Designed simply to make shoes fit better
Available in 2mm or 4mm thicknesses
Simple to use and effective

Ideal For...

All different types of shoe or boot
People looking for insoles without any support
A low-cost solution to making shoes fit better

Not the Best For...

People wanting cushioning (See our solution)
Sufferers of flat feet (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: A product that simply does what it states, the Sidas Volume Reducer Insoles are ideal for improving the fit of your shoes. Available in 2mm or 4mm thicknesses, the Sidas Insoles raise the footbed of your boots, giving them a better level of fit.


Best Thick Insoles for Flat Feet

Our Winner: Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Thick design with in-built arch support
Suitable for exercise and everyday life
Supports the arch to reduce foot pain/fatigue

Ideal For...

People with flat feet
Use while exercising
Supporting the arch and cushioning the sole

Not the Best For...

Just improving shoe fit (See our solution)
Work boots and industrial use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Pedag Viva Insoles can breathe new life into flat feet, supporting the arch to provide unparalleled comfort. Equally suited to both sports use and everyday life, the Viva Sport insoles are a versatile option for all sunken arches.


Best Thick Insoles for Cushioning

Our Winner: Diaped Duosoft Plus Insoles

Diaped Duosoft Plus Insoles

Why We Love Them...

Super soft and comfortable cushioning insoles
Manufactured with two thick layers of cushioning
Shock-absorbing heel improves comfort on the back of the foot

Ideal For...

People with sensitive feet
Diabetics and arthritis sufferers
Anyone looking to cushion their feet

Not the Best For...

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

Editor's Verdict: Last but by no means least, the Diaped Duosoft Insoles have been designed to provide excellent cushioning to the soles of your feet. Suitable for people with sensitive feet, such as sufferers of diabetes, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, these insoles are comfortable for ever the most troublesome feet.


While thick insoles are not for every shoe (for example, you can forget about using them in your favourite pair of high heels), the benefits that they can have in roomy shoes is immeasurable. With our above choices, hopefully there is something that can help you get the comfort that you crave.

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