The best insoles

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Lynch aetrex l420 sports orthotics. Absolutely incredible. Pricey but much better than my custom mounded Foot balance or Sidas insoles. The customs seem stiff in comparison. Definitely preferred the Sidas over the Foot Balance
 

gino

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I will follow up once my new Footprint King Foams get in (tomorrow I think), they are supposedly the most impressive impact-protection insoles on the market.
 

nn

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#16
I will follow up once my new Footprint King Foams get in (tomorrow I think), they are supposedly the most impressive impact-protection insoles on the market.
video promise a lot on homepage...hope they make you feel great ..website is not well organize IMO
 
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Can't believe no one said "SUPERFEET GREEN" yet, I haven't tried them but in my insoles post people were all about them.
I've been using them for the summer season and they are great, especially for heel support. However, if you are looking for some extra cushion on forefoot, they don't have much, but I would think that is the case for most of the aftermarket insoles...
 
#18
Can't believe no one said "SUPERFEET GREEN" yet, I haven't tried them but in my insoles post people were all about them.
I use Superfeet Greens and I love them, but the OP wants cushioning. Greens don't give you much cushioning. I use them for support and rely on shoes with good midsoles for cushioning. The Superfeet Oranges are similar but have better cushioning. I didn't pick the Oranges because I wanted a firmer feel.
 
#19
Please share your minds, what's your favorite insoles for extra cushion.
I am being told over and over again, if you have plantar fasciitis,,,,,,,BEST insole out there is Superfeet green. what if you also need great cushioning as well ?? is there anything that has both qualities ??
 
#21
I use Superfeet Greens and I love them, but the OP wants cushioning. Greens don't give you much cushioning. I use them for support and rely on shoes with good midsoles for cushioning. The Superfeet Oranges are similar but have better cushioning. I didn't pick the Oranges because I wanted a firmer feel.
is superfeet Orange almost as good as Green for plantar fasciitis ?? I know you said cushioning Is much better
 
#22
I am being told over and over again, if you have plantar fasciitis,,,,,,,BEST insole out there is Superfeet green. what if you also need great cushioning as well ?? is there anything that has both qualities ??
If there is one that's great at both, it's probably very heavy, just like all cushioning insoles are. The SF Greens are lightweight so they don't slow you down. That's why always look for shoes with great cushioning in the midsole and get my support from the insoles.
 
#23
is superfeet Orange almost as good as Green for plantar fasciitis ?? I know you said cushioning Is much better
I never tried Orange in the court, only just walked in them at the store. They feel a lot like the Greens except your heel moves up and down slightly, which is why I went with the Greens. I'm sure the cushioning is better, but I also heard the heel cup cracks easily, probably because of that up and down motion.
 
#24
I use Superfeet Greens and I love them, but the OP wants cushioning. Greens don't give you much cushioning. I use them for support and rely on shoes with good midsoles for cushioning. The Superfeet Oranges are similar but have better cushioning. I didn't pick the Oranges because I wanted a firmer feel.
after you replace the normal insoles with superfeet greens, does the shoes feels shorter or is there still enough room. in other words: if i plan to replace my normal insoles with superfeet greens, should i buy my next shoes a half size larger ?
 
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I am being told over and over again, if you have plantar fasciitis,,,,,,,BEST insole out there is Superfeet green. what if you also need great cushioning as well ?? is there anything that has both qualities ??
Thank you, i check these insoles, seems they're great though quite expensive. My main problem with legs now is sick (injuried) knees. So i have to get some extra cushion. Never before i worried about cushion, all my tennis shoes are low to the ground with minimum cushion - i use New Balance 996.
 

chikoo

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#26
Are there insoles that provide forefoot cushion in addition to heel support?
Try Spenco Polysorb Runner. I use them with my Adidas Barricade Court and they work very well. Just remove the insole that comes with it and replace it with this.
• Deep Heel Cup
• SpenCore® Material Heel and Forefoot Pad
• Lightweight PolySorb® Arch and Heel Support
• Heel-to-toe Cushioning
• First Ray Drop Zone
• Metatarsal Dome
• Technical Topcloth
• Silpure antimicrobial
 
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Thank you, i check these insoles, seems they're great though quite expensive. My main problem with legs now is sick (injuried) knees. So i have to get some extra cushion. Never before i worried about cushion, all my tennis shoes are low to the ground with minimum cushion - i use New Balance 996.
I have 2 problems: sore knees if I don't get enough cushioning and sore arches if I don't get enough support. That's why I rely on the shoes for cushioning and insoles for support. Most of the light low to the ground shoes don't have enough cushioning for me. The Asics GR6 is borderline. I'm fine with it most of the time, but if I have a long match my knees start to feel it. Best cushioned shoe I've had is the Prince T22. I'm also having good luck so far with the Adidas Barricade 2015 Boost.

I tried cushioned insoles too like the Sof Sole Airr Orthotic. It's one of those with a gel heel and soft all around. The cushioning was great but the support was minimal and the weight makes a performance shoe into a heavy training shoe. I would recommend it only if you can't find a shoe that does all the cushioning itself.


after you replace the normal insoles with superfeet greens, does the shoes feels shorter or is there still enough room. in other words: if i plan to replace my normal insoles with superfeet greens, should i buy my next shoes a half size larger ?
I don't have that problem because I have narrow feet. Thick insoles actually improve the fit for me. I think for most people the greens will only make the shoe feel slightly tighter without having to go up a size. If you have big feet, though, it might be a problem. They have other insoles like the blue that don't take up as much space.
 
#29
I have 2 problems: sore knees if I don't get enough cushioning and sore arches if I don't get enough support. That's why I rely on the shoes for cushioning and insoles for support. Most of the light low to the ground shoes don't have enough cushioning for me. The Asics GR6 is borderline. I'm fine with it most of the time, but if I have a long match my knees start to feel it. Best cushioned shoe I've had is the Prince T22. I'm also having good luck so far with the Adidas Barricade 2015 Boost.

I tried cushioned insoles too like the Sof Sole Airr Orthotic. It's one of those with a gel heel and soft all around. The cushioning was great but the support was minimal and the weight makes a performance shoe into a heavy training shoe. I would recommend it only if you can't find a shoe that does all the cushioning itself.
Thank you for your reply. So you recommend Sof Sole?


I don't have that problem because I have narrow feet. Thick insoles actually improve the fit for me. I think for most people the greens will only make the shoe feel slightly tighter without having to go up a size. If you have big feet, though, it might be a problem. They have other insoles like the blue that don't take up as much space.
 
#30
Try Spenco Polysorb Runner. I use them with my Adidas Barricade Court and they work very well. Just remove the insole that comes with it and replace it with this.
• Deep Heel Cup
• SpenCore® Material Heel and Forefoot Pad
• Lightweight PolySorb® Arch and Heel Support
• Heel-to-toe Cushioning
• First Ray Drop Zone
• Metatarsal Dome
• Technical Topcloth
• Silpure antimicrobial
do you think this is better than Dr. sholl's Sports Gel insoles ?
https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Scholls-Massaging-Replacement-Insoles/dp/B0039NN12E
 

BlueB

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after you replace the normal insoles with superfeet greens, does the shoes feels shorter or is there still enough room. in other words: if i plan to replace my normal insoles with superfeet greens, should i buy my next shoes a half size larger ?
When you get the insoles with good arch support, your foot actually goes shorter in weight-bearing mode, then without them. You'll have slightly more space for your toes. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but it is what it is....

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gino

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I will follow up once my new Footprint King Foams get in (tomorrow I think), they are supposedly the most impressive impact-protection insoles on the market.
Wow. I have been a Spenco Total Support Insole user since 2007. I am quickly reconsidering my insole of choice after my first hitting session in the Footprint Kingfoam insoles. The artilage foam is next level. Resilient, dense, and adaptable. You can feel it mould to your arch and forefoot the longer you play in it. I highly recommend grabbing a pair for 20-30 bucks
 

chikoo

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#38
Wow. I have been a Spenco Total Support Insole user since 2007. I am quickly reconsidering my insole of choice after my first hitting session in the Footprint Kingfoam insoles. The artilage foam is next level. Resilient, dense, and adaptable. You can feel it mould to your arch and forefoot the longer you play in it. I highly recommend grabbing a pair for 20-30 bucks
Can you link which one you got?
 

nn

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#39
Also do you think this spenco runner has better cushioning than Superfeet ? orange or green.
I have tried all of them in store. spenco runner has better cushioning than superfeet (any color) but I am not sure you get same stability.

In my case, I never worried about stability because never felt any tennis shoes I wore lack in that department.
 
#41
I suggested the footprint insoles(artilage) to Gino and they're absolutely the best material I've ever tried. They may wear out in a month but your feet will feel like they've been running on a fully cushioned surface the whole time. I had serious foot pain for 6 months prior to find those, while using other expensive insoles(with carbon fiber orthotic plates made by my orthopedist to match foot underneath) I still had to come home and soak my feet every night. I came out of a 2 1/2 hour marathon league doubles match last night and my feet weren't even top 5 on my list of sore parts.
 

chikoo

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I have tried all of them in store. spenco runner has better cushioning than superfeet (any color) but I am not sure you get same stability.

In my case, I never worried about stability because never felt any tennis shoes I wore lack in that department.
The runner has great stability due to the molded heel and arch
 

nn

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#45

if you look at the trainer insole from spenco it has thick layer of spencore (total 6 layers).

SpenCore® Material a 5/32” layer (full black layer above green bottom layer) of this material absorbs shock and impact to provide intense comfort and cushioning
 
#47
another user of spenco crosstrainer. I used factory insole for few months before they flat out I replace them with spenco trainer.



I don't like the small area popup in middle of the runner. Also heel is not as padded as trainer (which is important for high impact sports like tennis)

I haven't found any stability issues with trainer.
 

chikoo

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The Scholl's gel just seems squishy, and my heel always seems to be "on the move" within the shoe. That, and it never helped in comfort. Might be good if you are standing in the kitchen or behind a retail counter 8 hours a day.
 
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