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Our Top 10 Best Insoles of 2020

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Shoe insoles can provide one of the quickest and cheapest ways to relieve pain, provide support and make your shoes more comfortable, but you'll only feel their true effect if you choose the right pair. While you'll often see claims of one pair or the other highlighted as the very best, the truth is that each insole will have its own strengths and weaknesses, and it's important you choose the pair that will do the most for you.

Our Top 10 Shoe Insoles as Selected By Our Experts

To cut through the noise, we've had our insole experts at ShoeInsoles.co.uk select their Top 10 Insoles for 2020, highlighting the main strengths of each to show you where they really shine. Accumulating the knowledge from some of the best articles from our team of experts, each one of these insoles is our first choice for its use, ensuring you choose the right insole for your needs.

Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can't be ignored, causing burning pain emanating from the plantar fascia. This is something we have plenty of experience with, and we've found the Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles to be the best solution, available in both a Men's Version and a Women's Version to suit different foot shapes. Offering support, stability and pain relief, these are our #1 choice for plantar fasciitis.

Key Feature: Support the arches and metatarsals for relief from plantar fasciitis

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis


Best Insoles for Overpronation

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic InsolesThese are some of our most popular insoles, and for good reason. The Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles have been developed for stabilisation, helping your feet stay in a more natural position as you walk. A heel cradle keeps the feet securely in place and a semi-rigid arch support gives your feet even more support to ensure a healthy gait, which is why they're our top pick for overpronation.

Key Feature: Align the feet to correct gait and cushion for foot comfort

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Overpronation


Best Insoles for Supination

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Similar to the overpronation issue mentioned above, insoles for supination need to focus on providing stability and correcting gait. The Superfeet Green Performance Insoles are an ideal option, designed to align the foot to provide a more comfortable walking pattern. Their deep heel cup provides maximum support, helping to align the walking pattern to naturally reduce the inward rolling of the ankle as you walk.

Key Feature: Biomechanical shape reduces strain on key areas while correcting gait

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Supination


Our Best Insoles for Morton's Neuroma

Spenco Ironman Flexalign Neutral Arch Support Insoles

Spenco Ironman Flexalign Neutral Arch Support Insoles

Made with a Flexalign construction, the Spenco Ironman Flexalign Neutral Arch Support Insoles are designed to take most of the shock away from the balls of your feet, making them our top pick for reducing pain related to Morton's neuroma. The Pwr-Gel base provides even more shock-absorption, and an anatomical shape supports your arch to make these an ideal all-round insole for Morton's neuroma.

Key Feature: Flexalign construction cushions while anatomical shape supports the arch

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Morton's Neuroma


Best Insoles for Metatarsalgia

Pedag Viva Sport Insoles

Pedag Viva Sport InsolesDesigned to relieve metatarsal pain in active users, the Pedag Viva Sport Insoles offer excellent cushioning combined with arch support. From arch pain to back pain to metatarsal pain, these insoles use their thousands of micro-air chambers design to provide great protection and reduce foot stress while the wearer is playing sports, or just going about their day.

Key Feature: Provide cushioning with thousands of air chambers for forefoot relief

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Metatarsalgia


Best Thick Insoles for Height Increase and Comfort

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike InsolesWhether to increase your height or make your shoes more comfortable, the Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles are our top choice when thickness is key. With a thickness of 25mm at the heel and 7mm at the forefoot, these insoles are the best of both worlds, offering comfort, support and height. These insoles feature a heel cup at the rear for stability and ergonomic arch support, making them thick insoles that do it all.

Key Feature: Cradle the heel to properly align the foot and correct gait

Click here for our entire list of the Best Thick Insoles


Best Insoles for Knee Pain

Superfeet Blue Active Insoles

Superfeet Blue Active InsolesReducing knee pain requires proper alignment and cushioning, making the Superfeet Blue Active Insoles an ideal choice. These orthotics have been designed to help you move with comfort while alleviating the knee and back pain that can be caused by a lack of support and constant stress on your joints. Working to align the body and maximise shoe comfort, they're a great choice for a range of foot conditions that can cause or worsen knee pain.

Key Feature: Align the feet while cushioning to reduce stress on joints, including the knees

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Knee Pain


Our Best Memory Foam Insoles

Pedag Magic Step Plus Memory Foam Arch Support Insoles

Pedag Magic Step Plus Memory Foam Arch Support InsolesFew insole materials can reduce pressure and cushion impact like memory foam, and the Pedag Magic Step Plus Memory Foam Arch Support Insoles are our favourite example. Made with a combination of leather and memory foam, these insoles are exceptionally breathable and comfortable, supporting your foot in the right places while providing a satisfying cushioning effect with every step.

Key Feature: Cushions to reduce fatigue; ideal for heel pain, splayfoot, fallen arches and more

Click here for our entire list of the Best Memory Foam Insoles


Best Insoles for Hiking Boots

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for HikingIf you're an active hiker and enjoy extended walks , you'll understand that any level of foot pain can disrupt your day. The Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches combat this problem by providing a soft gel heel pad to provide optimal cushioning and shock absorption. They prevent heel pain, rolling of the ankles and over-pronation, while their non-slip design prevents the pain and blisters that are associated with hiking.

Key Features: Flexible arch support prevents heel pain and blisters during long walks

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Hiking Boots


Best Insoles for Achilles Tendinitis

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic InsolesReducing pressure and strain on the Achilles tendon, the Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles utilise a Powerstep Pinnacle 4 Step System to provide perfect balance between foot control, spring and cushioning. In reducing uneven balance, pressure and shape, they let your Achilles tendon to do its job without any unnecessary stress. These insoles will also cradle your foot while supporting you in the weaker areas for maximum comfort.

Key Features: Reduce stress on the Achilles while improving walking posture

Click here for our entire list of the Best Insoles for Achilles Tendinitis


An Insole for Every Need

As we've hopefully demonstrated, insoles will vary in their attributes, and not every insole will fit every need. Our experts have put this list together to make choosing the perfect insoles for you as easy as possible, but we can't cover everything in one article. If you haven't found what you're looking for, we encourage you to browse our Top 5 Guide Section, filled with all of the insole guides that these choices are based on, helping you choose an insole, no matter your need.

Do you have a question, or something to add? Why not let us know in the comments, or find us on Twitter and Facebook!

Shop Our Best Insoles

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Women

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles for Women

  • Pair of insoles for plantar fasciitis pain relief
  • Comfortable solution for women with plantar fascia pain
  • Relieves heel spur pain thanks to gel in the heel
  • Fits most footwear types thanks to a ¾ length design
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Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles For Men

Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles For Men

  • Pair of insoles for plantar fasciitis pain relief
  • Comfortable solution for men with plantar fascia pain
  • Relieves heel spur pain thanks to gel in the heel
  • Fits most footwear types thanks to a ¾ length design
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Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Original Full Length Orthotic Insoles

  • Strong, medical-grade support
  • Deep heel cradle to increase stability
  • Ideal for Plantar Fasciitis, Arch, ankle and knee pain
  • Friction reducing top fabric
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Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

Superfeet Green Performance Insoles

  • Heel cup technology contours to the foot for total support
  • Crafted from shock absorbing foam for complete comfort
  • Ideal for any sports shoe
  • Superfeet 60 day money back guarantee
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Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Double Strike Insoles

  • Features targeted Sorbothane protection with moulded heel cups and arch support
  • Ideal for any activity where the forefoot and heel are subject to the most impact
  • Suitable for all sports, hiking, walking, leisure activities and everyday use
  • In-built arch support prevents and alleviates arch pain and fallen arches
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Pedag Viva Insoles

Pedag Viva Insoles

  • Foot support for demanding feet
  • Relieves forefoot, arches and heels
  • Active carbon filter to reduce odour
  • Fine leather for lasting quality
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Footactive Workmate Insoles

Footactive Workmate Insoles

  • Provides cushioning and support for those on their feet all day
  • Helps correct balance and stability, aiding the rest of the body
  • Reduces strain on ligaments and muscles
  • Minimises pain and discomfort
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OrthoSole Max Cushion Shoe Insoles for Men

OrthoSole Max Cushion Shoe Insoles for Men

  • Completely customisable men's shoe insoles
  • Aid in easing various ailments, including plantar fasciitis
  • Unique support for the feet and body
  • Can be worn with various different shoes
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Clearly Adjustable Leg Length Discrepancy Insole

Clearly Adjustable Leg Length Discrepancy Insole

  • Combats leg length discrepancy where one leg is shorter than the other
  • Fully adjustable in 1mm height increments
  • Can elevate foot height and leg length by up to 18mm
  • Fits most shoes and can be trimmed to fit perfectly
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