10 Best Sof Sole Insoles and Inserts Reviewed

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Pain tolerance is can play a role in improving your running performance, but it can also  signal that damage is occurring. Running is high impact sport on your feet and legs, so taking care of these areas is crucial. Sof Sole has been providing runners with high-quality sports accessories since it was founded in 1991, and the insoles they sell are a great choice for sport and everyday use.

You may have to experiment with different insole products. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” shape for feet. Some people need more cushioning, while others need a special gel in the insole. It’s a very individualized choice, and an appropriate insole can really improve your comfort level as you run. The products below are designed to meet a range of needs and price points. Give one a try,  your feet will thank you.

Last Updated: August 23, 2018
By Eve Anderson:

In this edit, we simplified our list to help you focus your purchase on the best of the best. We have also included a new product for you to take a peek at: the Athlete Comfort Neutral Arch.

Fit Neutral Arch
  • Fit Neutral Arch
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  • 3.3cm Arch Height
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Fit High Arch
  • Fit High Arch
  • 4.7 out of 5
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  • Deep Heel Cup
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Fit Low Arch
  • Fit Low Arch
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Fits in all types of Footwear
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10 Best Sof Sole Insoles

 

Fit Neutral Arch

Fit Neutral Arch
This is the Sof Sole Neutral Arch entry. It comes in Sof Sole’s usual two women’s and four men’s sizes. The toes are trimmable for fit.
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Application
Sof Sole puts their best technology into these flagship insoles. They vary a bit in contour to accommodate the three levels of arch support; Sof Sole puts their best technology into these flagship insoles.

Features
The Fit line incorporates the Sof Soles’s best stuff; high rebound foam on a nylon plate for stability, with the usual moisture wicking and anti-odor features.

Value
The Sof Sole Fit is the company’s best effort and priced accordingly. These insoles try to address a variety of foot problems, and reviewers report considerable success. Compared to a lot of other investments you can make in running gear, these are a comparably inexpensive way to be kind to your feet and legs so they can continue to serve you for miles to come.
Pros
  • Good for what ails you
  • Top materials and construction
  • Clever arch fit measurement available
  • Solid long lasting build
  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-odor treatment
Cons
  • Top of the Line pricing
  • Many squeak until broken in

Fit High Arch

Fit High Arch
The next Sof Sole Fit series entry is the high arch which come in Sof Sole’s usual two women’s and four men’s sizes. The toes are trimmable for fit.
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Application
These are general use insoles built to last mile-after-mile.

Features
The Fit line incorporates the Sof Soles’s best stuff; high rebound foam on a nylon plate for stability, with moisture wicking and anti-odor features.

Value
While not very expensive in the world of technology for runners, a pair is not cheap. These insoles try to address most possible problems, and reviewers report considerable success so we suggest giving them a try; they could yield significant returns.
Pros
  • Good for what ails you
  • Top materials and construction
  • Clever arch fit measurement available
  • Solid long lasting build
  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-odor treatment
Cons
  • Top of the Line pricing
  • Many squeak until broken in

Fit Low Arch

Fit Low Arch
We enter the realm of the Sof Sole Fit series. There are three entries in the Fit line, varying mainly in arch height.
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If you are unsure which is best for you, stores carrying the Fit line have boards that measure which would suit you best. If you are buying online, check out this video to figure out which one you need: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZmutlScD4I . They come in Sof Sole’s usual two women’s and four men’s sizes. The toes are trimmable for fit.

Application
These are the top of the line insoles by Sof Sole. They vary a bit in contour to accommodate the three levels of arch support: The low arch is 2.8cm. Sof Sole puts their best technology into these flagship insoles.

Features
The Fit line incorporates the Sof Soles’s best stuff; high rebound foam on a nylon plate for stability, with moisture wicking and anti-odor features.The

Value
The Sof Sole Fit is the company’s best effort and priced accordingly. While not very expensive in the world of super technology for runners, a pair is not cheap. These insoles try to address most possible problems and reviewers report considerable success. These could yield significant returns if the outlay fits your budget.
Pros
  • Good for what ails you
  • Top materials and construction
  • Clever arch fit measurement available
  • Solid long lasting build
  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-odor treatment
Cons
  • Top of the line pricing
  • Many squeak until broken in

Performance Airr Orthotic

Performance Airr Orthotic
The Performance Airr Orthotic is a variant on the Airr. For a few bucks more, it adds arch support and heel stability as well as the superior cushioning. It comes in the usual 4 men’s and two women’s sizes.
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Application
The Airr Orthotic seeks to add good stability and arch support to the max cushioning of the Airr, resulting in a strong all around package. These are generally Sof Sole’s best sellers, which is impressive considering they at the top price point in Sof Sole’s medium group.

Features
The Airrs Orthotics have the Airr air pocket chambers at the heel, gel pockets at the forefoot plus arch and heel structures to provide all around love for your feet. They have the Sof Sole wicking and anti-odor technology.

Value
If you have low or neutral arches, want lots of cushioning plus good arch and heel support, you might agree with a lot of other customers that the Airr Orthotic is the solution for you.
Pros
  • Orthotic support for arch and heel
  • Serious cushioning
  • Solid long lasting build
  • Moisture wicking

Anti-odor treatment

Cons
  • Not cheap
  • Quite thick insoles – they might not be compatible with your favorite shoe

Lifestyle Memory Plus

Lifestyle Memory Plus
Get yourself some comfort by putting these isnoles into the shoes.Check them out!
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Application
Well, if you don’t have any particular foot issues, you just want simply more comfort for work or while running, they’re a good option.

Features
There’s memory foam providing more cushioning while walking. The insoles will fit most type of shoes as they’re very flexible. The memory foam also lowers the fatigue of the muscles by reducing stress on them. It will definitely help you if you need to stand all day.

Value
Above the possibility of feeling very comfortable, price is the next factor that will encourage you to but these insoles. These are one of the lowest price from this brand. Comfortable and cheap at the same time.
Pros

Users said that they’re durable

Comfortable memory foam

Overall good quality

Cons
  • The insole is thick so when you put it into the shoe, it may be too tight

Performance ¾ Orthotic

Performance ¾ Orthotic
If plantar fasciitis is keeping you up nights, or you the word ‘pronation’ is cropping up a lot in your conversations, you might want to look into Sof Soles’s ¾ Orthotic. It is a hard, toeless insole specifically designed deal with these issues while offering good arch support and some impact absorption.
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Application
While these supports might benefit anyone, they are targeted to athletes with these particular issues: plantar fasciitis and over-pronation.

Features
This one is pretty simple: a hard core with cushioning that positions your feet to deal with the most common causes of plantar fasciitis or over-pronation.

Value
If you have these problems, these insoles are worth the investment.
Pros
  • Might deal with your particular issues ‘way cheaper than your orthopedist.
  • Solid long lasting build
  • Easily transferable between shoes
  • Since these are ¾ length insoles (no toes), there are less fit issues
Cons
  • If you don’t have these problems, look for a more general solution
  • Not cheap

Performance Thin Fit

Performance Thin Fit
The Performance Thin Fits come in two sizes for women and four for men. They are very thin compared to most, and light and breathable as well. Take into consideration that you cannot cut these to size like some insoles, so make sure you buy the right size.
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Application
These might be your cup of tea if you care about weight, or don’t have a lot of top room in your shoes. They have no extra arch support, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your personal preference.

Features
These insoles are ultra light weight (1.3 oz.) and flexible material that conforms to your foot. It also wicks away moisture. The very low profile might be the right one for your shoe, and makes for a stable run. Shock absorption is oriented to the forefoot and heel.

Value
The Thin Fits are at a moderate price point, but are definitely in the serious realm. If you like minimal and light, these might be the ones for you.
Pros
  • Affordable price – good value
  • Quite good shock absorption for this class
  • Thin and minimal profile
  • Moisture wicking
  • No intrusive arch bump
Cons
  • Only slightly size trimmable
  • No arch support

Performance Athlete

Performance Athlete
The Performance Athlete insoles are a very good all around aid to running comfortably. They are moderately priced, made for general use, and come in Sof Sole’s usual two women’s sizes and four men’s sizes. They can be trimmed to size.
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Application
These insoles provide comfort to any athlete, especially runners who want to cushion impacts. You can spend a small fortune on insoles and orthotics, or you can try these out first and see if they are sufficient.

Features
The Performance Athlete is a jack of all trades; they feature all around benefits without a particular emphasis. They have the Sof Sole wicking and anti-odor technology.

Value
If you are just getting into running, or are a runner getting into serious discomfort, these moderately priced insoles are a good first (and maybe only!) option for relief.
Pros
  • Moderately priced but serious level support
  • Solid long lasting build
  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-odor treatment
Cons
  • Not for you if you have specific issues like over-pronation, arch problems, etc.

Lifestyle Memory Plus

Lifestyle Memory Plus
Get yourself some comfort by putting these isnoles into the shoes.Check them out!
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Application
Well, if you don’t have any particular foot issues, you just want simply more comfort for work or while running, they’re a good option.

Features
There’s memory foam providing more cushioning while walking. The insoles will fit most type of shoes as they’re very flexible. The memory foam also lowers the fatigue of the muscles by reducing stress on them. It will definitely help you if you need to stand all day.

Value
Above the possibility of feeling very comfortable, price is the next factor that will encourage you to but these insoles. These are one of the lowest price from this brand. Comfortable and cheap at the same time.
Pros

Users said that they’re durable

Comfortable memory foam

Overall good quality

Cons
  • The insole is thick so when you put it into the shoe, it may be too tight

Athlete Comfort Neutral Arch

Athlete Comfort Neutral Arch
This full-length, foam insole is replaceable and designed for athlete use. The neutral arch fits most foot types and is a good general use choice for customers to feel support. Ideal for running, walking, or cross training.
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Application
The neutral arch foam design is a good option for most general users without a diagnosed condition. The insoles can be trimmed in the toe to fit inside your shoe. However, do not trim the sides of the heel, as it might disrupt the heel cup placement. This is a good insole for athletes, and those suffering from sweaty feet. Can be worn in athletic and casual shoes.

Features
Neutral arch, gel pads in the heel and forefoot for added cushion, and are treated with hydrolix mooisture management treatment.

Value
It is a well-priced item for those that do not require specialized insoles to treat a condition.

Pros

Highly rated for comfort and support

Good for athlete or wearers with sweaty feet

Well priced

Can be trimmed in the toe to fit

Combination of gel (in heel and toe) and foam

Neutral arch its most customers

Cons

Not appropriate for those customers that require high or low arch support

Criteria Used In Choosing The Best Sof Sole Insoles

Sof Sole provides customers with a variety of insoles that can be used to improve comfort quickly. When faced with a challenging task of picking the right insoles, please consult your physician first to know exactly what your needs are.Below are some of the factors that drove us to pick the above list as the best of the best.

Foot Arch Type

Foot arches, can be grouped into three categories: high arches, low arches, and medium or normal arches. Products are available for these three categories, so knowing your foot arch type is one of the things that you will need to know before you make your purchase. Without the correct arch support, you are likely to experience pain.

Insole Footbed

There are four footbed types that you will need to choose from to fit your foot: cushioned support arches, flat cushion arches, rigid arches (orthotic), and semi rigid arches. Your choice will depend on how your foot will bend and move as you run, and what level of support is most appropriate. You will know what your needs are after your meeting with your physician.

Insole Sizing

Insole sizing is often similar to shoe sizes, but each manufacturer will be a bit different. If the insoles fit a bit large, they can be trimmed before using. Because of this, typically it is best to purchase insoles that are one size larger than your normal shoe size, then trim them if they don’t fit quite right. Consult the company’s sizing chart for more information, or shop in-store if you would like to try them on in person first.

Material Used

Materials used range from: cork, gel, leather, and foam. Each material will have advantages for different people based on needs. Typically, foam is a good option for most people as it provides moderate cushioning, a good level of support, and is the best at relieving pressure. It’s the best all around option. Cork provides the highest level of support, but less cushioning. Gel is best for shock absorption, but is less competitive when it comes to support. Leather provides cushioning and comfort, but may increase the price point of what you’re purchasing.

Other Factors to Consider

Moisture Wicking and Anti-Odor Properties

If you are a runner that has sweaty feet, many insole products have features that wick moisture away from the foot, and mask odor. If these features would benefit you as a runner, be sure to check out the specs of the products before buying.

Value

Sof Sole insoles are generally moderately priced compared to other brands. Although they aren’t the cheapest option out there, the quality is unmatched by other brands. They offer superb cushioning that functions well in many different environments, and they come in wide range of colours, styles, and fits that are sure to suit any customer’s needs.

Overall Comfort

Comfort is important, as getting the right fit will help to prevent further pain while running. We encourage you to purchase your insoles in store to make sure that you are getting a comfortable fit that will work for you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How should I be cleaning my insoles?

A: Insoles should be treated with utmost care and should not be washed in the washing machine; they should be washed by hand, or for extreme dirt, by a soft toothbrush or sponge that will not damage the material.

Q: How often am I to change my insoles?

A: These will depend with how often you are on the run. If you are a frequent runner ,our advice would be to change them once you feel discomfort while wearing them. We also encourage our runners to own more than one set of insoles, as this prolongs their service life.  .

Q; How do I know my size fit of insoles?

A: It is important to check the sizing chart of your insoles as the insole size might be different than your shoe size. Sizing also varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, so be careful. We encourage you to make your purchase in-store to ensure that they fit properly, and can ask for assistance from store employees. If you do buy online and they fit a bit large, you can trim them to make sure they fit appropriately.

Q: For How Long Will My Insoles Last?

A: The durability of these insoles depend on your maintenance. Generally Sof Soles produce great insoles that have the ability to take care of your feet for a long period of time, but also this will entirely depend with how well you want to take care of them. Regular maintenance involves washing your insoles according to care instructions.


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