The best insoles

Frisbeepop

New User
Sidas are OK. Daughter swears by the red ones for figure skating. I've used the blue sports ones and thought they were great until I used the Lynco L420.

Foot balance custom are way too stiff. Maybe I had to break them in but didn't feel right after lynco so they sit in my tennis bag unused. £45 down the drain. However my son had foot pain cured by them. Horses for courses, I reckon.

Anything better than the garbage in most shoes out the factory. If Under Armour launch a tennis shoe, this maybe tricky as they normally have an embedded insole you can't remove. Luckily tend to have decent arch support and 4d foam in the Currys and higher end running shoes.
 

Crie

Rookie
Are CurriexSole ok? I just bought them (flat arch - red) without doing any research in insoles. Lol get the joke? :D
 

chikoo

Hall of Fame
Interestingly, I am not so sure that impact dampening is what I am looking for. I don't jump like Federer while I hit my shots.
 

Demented

Rookie
Every lunge, hop, strong step causes shock on your ankles and joints. I find the accumulation hurts more than the big infrequent leaps. The artilage insoles pretty much erase the minor wear and tear and significantly reduce the big shocks.
 

Ramon

Legend
artiladge licenses their tech to Footprint, who makes kingfoam insoles. Essentially, Footprint insoles are the only way to get artilage in the USA
Interesting. Did you heat them in the oven and stand on them (or sit down and put your feet on top of them)?
 

Ramon

Legend
artiladge licenses their tech to Footprint, who makes kingfoam insoles. Essentially, Footprint insoles are the only way to get artilage in the USA
Those Footprint insoles must really be popular. I can't find any on the internet in size 10-10.5 and 9.0-9.5 is rare. They must have problems keeping up with demand.
 

Chas

Rookie
Are CurriexSole ok? I just bought them (flat arch - red) without doing any research in insoles. Lol get the joke? :D
I've worn a pair of Currex ActivePro insoles since Feb this year. They weren't cheap, but have been great so far.

I previously had Super feet and I think these offer a bit better cushioning, similarly good support and are looking a bit more durable. So, on my limited experience I'd recommend them .
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
I have to say, the artilage insoles are next level. I won't play in anything else likely ever again. Low profile (5mm) and great imapct protection:


How much thicker feeling are these than the original insoles? The issue I have with replacement insoles that have good cushioning is the substantial reduction in space inside the shoe. SofSole Athlete's make shoes that were perfect with the original insoles fit too tight. So, using these (or similar well cushioned products) requires the commitment of purchasing shoes in larger sizes to accommodate them. This can result in fit issues elsewhere in the shoe (like the heel). Is there anything that fits like the originals but provides cushioning like the better aftermarket products?
 

Crie

Rookie
I've worn a pair of Currex ActivePro insoles since Feb this year. They weren't cheap, but have been great so far.

I previously had Super feet and I think these offer a bit better cushioning, similarly good support and are looking a bit more durable. So, on my limited experience I'd recommend them .
Thanks man!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I have to say, the artilage insoles are next level. I won't play in anything else likely ever again. Low profile (5mm) and great imapct protection:


why is bowling ball not bouncing back up Good ???????????????? lol. in Powercushion test the Egg bounced back up 5 stories and they said that was GREAT. this video is just Opposite ??? lol
 
why is bowling ball not bouncing back up Good ???????????????? lol. in Powercushion test the Egg bounced back up 5 stories and they said that was GREAT. this video is just Opposite ??? lol
I can't find any local dealer to try out...online orders are hassle to return (TW is exception retail)
 

chikoo

Hall of Fame
why is bowling ball not bouncing back up Good ???????????????? lol. in Powercushion test the Egg bounced back up 5 stories and they said that was GREAT. this video is just Opposite ??? lol
I wonder how much that bowling ball bounces if there was no insole. My guess is almost zero.
 

FerociBH

New User
My right heel was hurting real bad this week. Desperate to find a solution, I walked into a Walmart and picked up this
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Airplus-Men-s-Plantar-Fasciitis-Orthotic-1-pr/33887307

I was shockingly surprised at how much it helped me recover, fast.
What these pictures don't show is that the heel is crowned with some nice foam, and that helped a ton as compared to the flat gel insoles.



How would you use this half lenght sole? Put it right on stock insole?
 

oble

Hall of Fame
I have to say, the artilage insoles are next level. I won't play in anything else likely ever again. Low profile (5mm) and great imapct protection:


You and @Justin Yesso have convinced me to check them out, and I've finally found an online retailer in Australia that sells them. Can't wait get my hands on a pair of them now.
 

PigPen

Semi-Pro
Justin and Gino, which Artilage model do you have? As Ramon said, I cannot find the insoles in my size. The shopping section of the website is down as well.
 
I am interested in artilage insoles but can't find any local shop in my area carry or heard of it (they got many brands in stock)

also online not a single reputable site offer it. If they are really that good as promise in video why they are not available to purchase (spenco is available almost everywhere)
 

gino

Hall of Fame
How much thicker feeling are these than the original insoles? The issue I have with replacement insoles that have good cushioning is the substantial reduction in space inside the shoe. SofSole Athlete's make shoes that were perfect with the original insoles fit too tight. So, using these (or similar well cushioned products) requires the commitment of purchasing shoes in larger sizes to accommodate them. This can result in fit issues elsewhere in the shoe (like the heel). Is there anything that fits like the originals but provides cushioning like the better aftermarket products?
I'd say it's typical of a regular orthodic. I've noticed that my Vapor 9's are much less roomier in the toe box, but for the added cushion and impact protection - it's definitely worth it ... I wouldn't recommend them if you're having issues with toe box room with stock insoles. If have a good to insole and don't experience any issues with impact protection, maybe stick with them
 

Readers

Professional
artiladge licenses their tech to Footprint, who makes kingfoam insoles. Essentially, Footprint insoles are the only way to get artilage in the USA
Nope, it's all made in China by Foshan Linzhi Polymer Materials Science And Technology Co., Ltd. who owns the tech and the artilage brand, somewhere in southern China, I found them on Alibaba selling Sh18 to Sh48 foam sheets that's used to make these insoles. The material is PU. FP/Kingfoam either get material or finished insole from them.
 

Readers

Professional
I knew that site. Is artilage and footprint are same insoles? I don't see any local dealers carry them. Also selecting insoles without trying cost me few times in the past.

sorbothane material also makes such bold claims (94.7% impact protection). I am going to try the sorbothane maximum duty impact protection (tried out in store)...let see..

http://insoles-sorbothane.com/insoles/maximum-duty/
Looking at it, there is no sorbothane at all under entirety of your big toe, that just make no sense for tennis.
 
Looking at it, there is no sorbothane at all under entirety of your big toe, that just make no sense for tennis.
Sorbothane is under heel & front for impact protection. If you want entire length of sorbothane material checkout classic insole. I like ultra version (popular in running) but maximum has sorbothane under heel area as well (try in shop and you would know the difference).

I will update the thread once I use them few times (currently using spenco cross trainer..like it)
 
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Ihatetennis

Hall of Fame
Justin and Gino, which Artilage model do you have? As Ramon said, I cannot find the insoles in my size. The shopping section of the website is down as well.
Nope, it's all made in China by Foshan Linzhi Polymer Materials Science And Technology Co., Ltd. who owns the tech and the artilage brand, somewhere in southern China, I found them on Alibaba selling Sh18 to Sh48 foam sheets that's used to make these insoles. The material is PU. FP/Kingfoam either get material or finished insole from them.
I was about to insert the king foam insole brand

But yeah, King foam does the same thing for skateboarders and did basically the same test.

I just ordered king foam insoles to test out since I am suffering with shin splints
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
I'd say it's typical of a regular orthodic. I've noticed that my Vapor 9's are much less roomier in the toe box, but for the added cushion and impact protection - it's definitely worth it ... I wouldn't recommend them if you're having issues with toe box room with stock insoles. If have a good to insole and don't experience any issues with impact protection, maybe stick with them
Thanks Gino!
 

PigPen

Semi-Pro
I'd say it's typical of a regular orthodic. I've noticed that my Vapor 9's are much less roomier in the toe box, but for the added cushion and impact protection - it's definitely worth it ... I wouldn't recommend them if you're having issues with toe box room with stock insoles. If have a good to insole and don't experience any issues with impact protection, maybe stick with them
Which model do you have?
 

chikoo

Hall of Fame
I have the 5mm low profile. I've noticed just like @Justin Yesso that the foam is starting to deteriorate. I am not sure if this trend will continue, but I am a bit frustrated by it.
You win. I just ordered the Arti-Lage brand insoles from amazon for $33 (gasp). I will give an update next week.

 

NE1for10is?

Semi-Pro
I had all kinds of problems with Plantar Fasciitis and achilles pain until I started using the green Superfeet. I've been using them for years now and I never have any issues anymore. There is not as much cushioning as the orange ones, but the orange ones don't support the same way. I thought I needed more cushioning in the ball of the toe area, because I was getting some pain there, which is why I looked into the orange ones, but eventually the pain went away and it hasn't been an issue since the first pair. I replace them about once a year and have a spare pair for my everyday street shoes.
 


I got this heavy-duty version put in babolat propulse and so far no pain while running. I don't buy separate shoes for tennis and running. It has better cushioning or support compare to spenco cross trainer. Let see the durability (not much hopes either...heavy sweater)
 

Crie

Rookie
I think I am going to get a Footprint. Should I get Gamechangers or Kingfoam Orthotics? I'm really not sure which one to get. I have a flat/low arch foot.
 

Readers

Professional
Sorbothane is under heel & front for impact protection. If you want entire length of sorbothane material checkout classic insole. I like ultra version (popular in running) but maximum has sorbothane under heel area as well (try in shop and you would know the difference).

I will update the thread once I use them few times (currently using spenco cross trainer..like it)

I got the classic, played in them, the are only a hair better than stock yonex insole at 4x the weight,

Right now, my ranking goes from

FP high profile >>> GR6 stock insole >>>> sorbothane classic >= Yonex PCD/Fusion Rev stock insole.
 
I got the classic, played in them, the are only a hair better than stock yonex insole at 4x the weight,

Right now, my ranking goes from

FP high profile >>> GR6 stock insole >>>> sorbothane classic >= Yonex PCD/Fusion Rev stock insole.
Classic insole is not for heavy users like us (hard courts max impact).

So far max duty is working well. Cadence insole is next one if max duty won't work. I tried cadence in store and like the cushioning apart from high arch (need few days to adjust if decide to buy)
 

Readers

Professional
Classic insole is not for heavy users like us (hard courts max impact).

So far max duty is working well. Cadence insole is next one if max duty won't work. I tried cadence in store and like the cushioning apart from high arch (need few days to adjust if decide to buy)
Still no excuse that GR6 stock insole is so much better...

As for heavy duty, like I said, key material not under my big toe then what's the point? Maybe it's OK for you, but not for me.
 
Still no excuse that GR6 stock insole is so much better...

As for heavy duty, like I said, key material not under my big toe then what's the point? Maybe it's OK for you, but not for me.
Still no excuse that GR6 stock insole is so much better...

As for heavy duty, like I said, key material not under my big toe then what's the point? Maybe it's OK for you, but not for me.
It was suggestion. I am not salesperson for any insole. We use what work for us and inform others when they need help.
 
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