Are there any good foam insoles? My knees are hurting after each match.

2ndServe

Hall of Fame
The original insoles on every shoe seem to be very cheaply made. Is there a foam insole that is sturdier and doesn't go flat so quickly.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
There are a ton of aftermarket insoles. I use New Balance Ultra Arch Insoles which provide a lot of cushioning and add arch support in my running shoes. I don't need them for my tennis shoes and they're only useful if you need arch support. SuperFeet is a common brand and they also make a variety of different arch supports. Dr. Scholls makes several though they aren't designed for sports.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I enjoy Dr Scholl’s, they work well for my shoes, but if I could I would take something a little more higher quality, but it’s nice because I can go to CVS and pick up a pair.
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
I've heard good things about Superfeet - but also, what shoes are you using? It's possible it's a midsole cushioning problem. My knees bother me if I don't have adequate forefoot cushioning in a shoe, and, unfortunately, that's a problem with a lot of tennis shoes these days.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I've heard good things about Superfeet - but also, what shoes are you using? It's possible it's a midsole cushioning problem. My knees bother me if I don't have adequate forefoot cushioning in a shoe, and, unfortunately, that's a problem with a lot of tennis shoes these days.
I think that they just assume that you'll get an aftermarket solution if you need more cushioning. My aftermarket insoles typically last for three pairs of shoes.
 

swizzy

Hall of Fame
i got orthotics when i realized my insurance covered them 100%.. nothing foamy about them.. extremely hard plastic and it has been transformative. i only where them in my tennis shoes and they are great... you would think they would be harsh on the feet and knees and hips even.. not at all. it is like they aren't there.. i coach high school and am 52.. i have always been able to out run and maneuver the 17 year olds i work with.. now it is without any pain the next day.
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
Looks like my prior post was deleted due to sharing a link to the Jeff Bezos mothership. In any case, I have used Kiwi Sport Insoles (<$10) with great results. They last as long as my shoes do (6-8 months; 5-6x/week), don't flatten, are cheap, and certainly much better than the crap factory insoles.
 

Hotpockets

Rookie
I use Dr Scholl athletic ones. You can pick those up from Amazon for under $20 bucks and they make a big difference for me.
 

Syfo-Dias

Professional
Superfeet makes a ton of different insoles. Any particular ones best for tennis? I’m looking for a high quality aftermarket cushioning insole that doesn’t raise the heel height at all.
 

mike schiffer

Semi-Pro
Cheap chinese gel insoles (2 in each shoe),hyalonuyric acid and Costco Glucosamine acid and chondroitin tablets will fix knees
 

London007

New User
Nike Cage 4 have an effective ‘zoom’ unit in the forefoot, which when combined with some Sorbothane Double Strike insoles give the best cushioning I’ve managed to achieve and that includes having used most current versions of tennis shoes as well as many basketball shoes.
 
Cadence insoles have worked magic for me when I’ve struggled with plantar fasciitis, patella tendinitis, and achilles tendinitis. They’re quite cushioned and take up a lot of volume, but the cushioned support has helped me stay on the court while recovering.
 
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