I should have bought these the minute I purchased my new work boots. The boots I bought had a standard sole that fell apart when I started using them, after about a year or so. If I had these a year ago, I would have enjoyed using my boots much more because they honestly make my boots feel like the ASICS I use everyday which have great soles in them and that I can wear all day without any foot fatigue. If you enjoy working, and you want your feet to feel great after work, these are the soles for you. I was surprised because they were the exact same size as the soles that came with my boots, to the extent of a tolerance of a 1/16 of an inch.
This is the first time I've tried a replacement insole of any sort. I walk 4-5 miles / day and after about 2 years of use, my ASICS sneakers began to give me blisters on the balls of my feet, plus making my feet sore for the rest of the morning. These new inserts - size 9-10.5 mens fit perfectly in my size 9 shoes (after I pulled out the surprisingly flat old insoles). I was uncertain at first, since they weren't as squishy soft as I had expected, but after walking with them this week, I'm amazed. My feet feel perfectly fine after each walk and there's no pain in the balls of my feet. Yay! I'm wondering how long they'll last, but even if I have to replace these insoles every 6 months, it'll be well worth it.
I was having problems with a new pair of shoes causing my feet to ache after wearing them for a full day. It was becoming an issue for me. I ordered a pair of these and they saved me from ditching this pair of shoes. I did not have to trim the insoles for them to fit. They fit well and the little grippy silicone portions seem to keep the insoles in place. The only issue created by using these insoles is that my feet ride high in the shoe and I get some tightness at the top of the toe box of the shoe. I could order the thinner version but I believe I need this thickness for the overall comfort I receive. I will likely buy another pair to put another shoe.
I absolutely love these, bought a pair for all my regular wear shoes and will likely buy more for all my shoes. Theyre foam but iv found they haven't broke even though i put them through 40 minutes of hill climbing every day and theyre very comfortable, a bit thick mind you. If you buy these dont expect to put them on top of your current insoles, they replace them completely but they fit my 10.5US size shoes perfectly with no need to cut or anything, and the slightly sticky gel pads on the bottom make it stick in place inside the shoes very well.
The orthotics I received from my podiatrist were destroyed by one of my foster puppies... I thought I would take a chance on these! I could not be happier! They are every bit as good as the ones I had, at a fraction of the price!! I see that I can get a dollar off on my next order, too!! So I will have TWO pairs of orthotic inserts since I am going to order a spare!!
I was experiencing some severe arch pain from working out in flat-soled wrestling shoes. Not sure if it was technically plantar fascitis but doesn't really matter. It sucked pretty bad. Then I put these to work inside the shoes, and within a week my pain was much better -- completely gone within two weeks and has been kept at bay for a few months since.
after using the same orthotics for ages much to the dismay of my PT she finally convinced to invest in a new pair. I've had ankle, hip, and knee surgery along with back problems. I have flat feet and over flexibility in my joints leads me to favor the ins of my feet. I've used these for the past 3 weeks just in the gym and the difference is incredible. I can get through a workout without my feet curling in pain and feel so much more stable.
I wear a 7.5 US in D (wide) due to my bunions. My second purchase to replace my first purchase back 3 years ago that I placed inside my casual trainer that I wear 3 times a week for 3 years . Its wearing out but hey it have been 3 years .For it's price definitely worth the buy. I have almost flat feet with bunions. It gives enough support without killing my arch. It takes about 2 weeks for my feet to adjust with this insole. Purchase a small size the bed is just few mm narrower than my foot but it's fine.
I have flat feet. The bones in my ankles formed wrong as a child. I was told the only way to fix it was to break my ankles and reset the bones. That's not possible at this point in my life. (38 yr old widdowed mother. Must work!) My ankles swell and hurt from a day on my feet. I iced my ankles almost every night. These inserts have taken the pain and swelling away. I even walk straighter after only a couple weeks. I am amazed. Ordering more.
The insoles had a Runner's World 2019 recommendation. According the the manufacturer (Marketing Manager), these insoles are designed for those with good feet looking for some extra comfort in their athletic shoes. These are NOT for those who have foot problems. Order specific to gender. Women's insoles are not smaller men's, but insoles designed for women's feet.I am 5'10', 195 lbs, wearing Saucony Cohesion 11 wide. I only pay $30-35 for these shoes. The medium size (11-12) insole slipped into my shoe without trimming. It's cozy, but not cramped. I put the new insoles in an older pair of shoes that still have life, except that the insole was barely good for walking. I have well over 200 miles on these shoes.I was going to test them out with a 7.5 mile run, but decided to do 13.2 miles. The insoles held up and worked just fine.
I got these for my husband and he loves them! He has been having a lot of trouble lately with Plantar Fasciitis and has to walk around on hard concrete all day, By the time he got home he was so sore and tired he didn't do much else. He has been using these insoles and and the relife is very noticeable! He has more energy and less pain~ he is back to himself hunting and fishing and just messing around outside after work!
I had severe pain in my feet for a long time. It was getting so bad that I considered surgery to remedy the pain. I decided to try these insoles for awhile instead. After a few months the pain caused by my Plantar fasciitis completely went away. That was last year. I wear these all the time and never have pain in my feet anymore. I have size 9.5 feet and these fit perfectly. I never even realize I'm wearing them. I highly recommend these and I have not been paid or reimbursed for this endorsement in any way.
The sole itself is great so I am just going to focus on sizing. Hopefully this will help someone out there who is not sure about which size to go with.My shoe size is 10.5 Mens. My feet are relatively short but otherwise very wide. Normal (e.g. regular/narrow width) Nike shoes off-the-shelf won't fit me. Same for something fancy like Florsheim. I have to spring for something like 3E or 4E (extra wide width) in addition to the 10.5 size.I bought these soles specifically as replacements for my Asics Gel Nimbus 20 Boston Men's Running Shoe. With Asics, I always buy regular width as I find their shoes naturally wide enough to be comfortable.Now that you have the background, let's get to soles.Prior to this, I used Spenco brand. The latest were Hypersoles. Anyway, the 9-10.5 Spenco's fit perfectly into my Asics shoes. Upon reading the other reviews here, I realized SofSoles probably run somewhat small; hence, I decided to size one up and purchase the 11-12.5 for these SofSoles. My understanding was that I would have to trim them (not convenient, but not impossible- YouTube has videos). Anyway, I was very surprised- these 11-12.5 fit my 10.5 Asics shoes perfectly. As in, absolutely front-to-end perfect fit. So long-story short, if I had purchased the 9-10.5 I would have had to return.Recommendation: If you are on the large side of things as a guy, either 10.5 or greater in shoe size, and otherwise wide feet in general, go up one size on the scale for the insoles.Hope this helps!
I can’t say enough about these!! I have been in physical therapy for 2 months for hip and leg issues. Lots of leg pain and horrible shin splints when I would walk on the treadmill. The FIRST DAY of using these....no shin splints. Not a single one. After wearing these for 3 weeks, I have completed physical therapy and showed a huge improvement just in the short time I have been using these. I am pain free for the first time in years and that is HUGE!!
Skeptical that anything would help my plantar fasciitis but was desperate for some relieve and the reviews were positive for the support I was hoping for. They fit perfect into my shoes (size 7 to 8.5 mens, and i wear a size 8 mens shoe). And almost immediately I felt relief. They support in all the right places for me and by the end of the day, I felt almost normal, which hasn't been the case for quite some time. I was worried they be too bulky in my shoe but it was not a problem, a tad noticeable but did not bring any discomfort or affect how my shoe fit. If they weren't so expensive i would buy more for my other shoes. For now I just move them to what ever shoe I want to wear.
I have been fighting with Plantar Fasciitis for a few weeks now, but have it quite frequently. I have bought special shoes, wore shoes that I had that supposedly helped prevent/alleviate it. All to no avail. I received these and wore them for 1 shift at work and my pain was finally gone!! It supports in just the right spots. Would highly recommend
bought these so create a bit more support in a new pair of shoes. Amazing. Liked them so much, I got a few more for my other shoes. Then my husband tried them and I got him a few in his size. Cannot recommend enough. Cost effective and a much needed addition!
Bro...I work an active job, and also run long distance and train boxing in my spare time (Youtube "Streetbeefs Uptime")Needless to say, I have all kinds of fancy boots, sneakers, and loafers for every occasion...New Balance is my favorite brand for running, especially the Minimus line for over a decade now.Anyways, over the years I have also purchased and swapped out dozens of aftermarket insoles into every shoe...always looking for the most comfort and support throughout the day.I only have one pair of these that I have been switching from shoe to shoe...and bro...they have changed my life!They are super tough, super comfortable, springy, and have yet to bottom out...even through pounding them during shifts at the airport, long distance running, and bouncing up and down during boxing.Its been about 2 or 3 months also...incredible! The dull ache I pretty much always have in my feet during the week is GONEAnyways, finally getting another pair, just to keep the good vibes going, lolthanks for this amazing product
This is my second pair. They are great. I have tarsal tunnel and have pain in my foot when there is any slight lateral or back movement. I've been wearing these for a couple of months, and I'm still doing my daily walks. The only issue is that they are thick so you will need adequate space in your shoe.
These came right on time and fit well in my shoes. I have really bad feet do I'm praying these help. So far the arches seem steep so we shall see. I will update in a few weeks.Update: well it's been a few weeks and I have to say these did nothing for my foot issues I'm still in immense pain.
This review is for the men's size 11-12.5I normally wear a men's 11.5D (Med), and these inserts fit perfectly in my Merrell's Moab2 Ventilators (hiking), my ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5 trail-Running shoe and my ASICS GT2000 street running shoes. I use the "Men's ATHLETE Performance " in all three, and I couldn't be happier.This model is the perfect blend of gel and foam, with the gel pads being nicely placed in the ares that helped me the most. Specially the "fat-pads." These also helped cushion the tips of my toes when I run up-hill. (However, it would be nice if they extended the front blue gel pad by one one more strip, so the forward fat-pads are better cushioned).I thought the arch was perfect for me, and I'd consider myself as having an average (medium) arch. I did not find them too thick, however I did have to adjust my laces in the running shoes to make a little room.The 11-12.5 size that I bought did not have to be trimmed at all, and it mirrored the original insoles from the above three shoes perfectly.I should add that I was so impressed with these inserts that I decided to 'upgrade' to the "Men's AIRR Performance" model, but I found the arches a bit too stiff, which made them a tab bit uncomfortable for me, so I'll be sticking with these. I've also compared these to some slightly cheaper brands, and although most were close, I found these to be of better quality.
This is my 4th pair of these I love them. Every shoe I buy now I buy these too. The soles that come with shoes are super thin and not supportive at all. These make a huge difference for your feet, legs and back when on your feet all day. I like this version because it's maximum cushion and normal arch. If your arch is a little low or a little high you may consider the other versions. I wear size 9 shoe and the 9-10.5 size fits my shoe perfectly.
I wear US11 men's shoes and bought the 11-12 for my Merrell Ventilators. These were a perfect fit and didn't require any trimming. While this was good news for me, it means it is too small for those looking for insoles in size 12. You will have to go up a size.The insoles are still too thick in my opinion. I can feel my heel rolling around a bit more versus the standard Merrell insoles (which basically are the paper thin styrofoam insoles that most shoes come with).I had to get new insoles because my Merrell insoles started to stink badly. I think they used cheap foam/fabric that wasn't treated or designed to fight odors. I don't want to sound like "my stuff don't stink" but I don't have body odors and never wear deodorant. I can wear the same socks for over a week, or run with the same pair of shoes for 800 miles and they'd still smell neutral. Yet, these Merrells were only less than 2 months old and stank to high heaven (sour/sweaty smell).The gel pads on these insoles provide some cushioning but it would have been better if it were half the thickness.Overall: 4/5 stars - a bit small for those looking to get a size 12, I didn't have to trim them at all for my US11 Merrell boots.
Let me tell you when I say that i practically have inner-ankles that touch the ground, baybee! It is rough. It doesn't help that I have been overweight since having children so I am sure that has helped tear down my ankles. PLUS, I used to dance and taught myself to walk without rolling me ankles but I think I made my foot condition worse by doing so. Maybe, maybe not but bottom line is I can't go terribly far without pain in feet, ankles and ultimately calves because of how I walkThen here comes these orthotics! Small enough to put in my cute boots and sneakers without feeling squeezed out. They are lightweight and just slipped right into my shoes. I did not take off the sticky pad cover because I am inter-changing the orthotics into other shoes. So far, and a few days in, I am in love. I look forward to my trip in June where walking will surely be a part of my daily activity. No more dreading those steps because of foot and ankle pain!
I use these in both my running and work shoes. They are a perfect fit into the size range described as well as being much better than the base insoles that I had in the shoes originally. They feel soft but firm and after 5 months are still the same amount of comfort. I stand/walk 8 hours a day at my job and my feet never get sore after using these shoes when before they would be killer in the insoles that they came with. For running/jogging these insoles increase the comfort of my jogs 10 fold than the insoles that were previously in my Asics RoadHawks.All in all great Insoles would definitely recommend.
**Update**I have worn these insoles in both my hiking shoes and my running shoes. Comparing them with the old ones, I see a drastic improvement in comfort. This could be because the old ones were warn-out. Either way not upset and would consider buying again if the price remains the same.————————————————-I have not yet worn these out yet, only installed them into my shoes. So I am a size 10.5 usually depending on the shoe. My girlfriend recommended me to buy insoles a size bigger then I needed; “better to cut down then be too short”. So I listened to her sound advice.CONS: They fit perfect in 2 pairs of size 10.5 shoes/boots. So words of the wise these insoles run small.PROS: Arrived 2 days ahead of time to Hawaii. I put my shoes and boots on with insoles installed and they seem comfortable.
I bought a pair of VIVEsole - Cross Trainer inserts. My family physician told me the shoe repair store to visit since he also has a problem with plantar faciitis. Cross Trainer inserts did not work for plantar faciitis. So I looked for tie right ones and found these. Everyday my foot feels better. These inserts do work and I am grateful that I found them. I highly recommend them.
These are great quality inserts. My reason for giving 4 stars is how thick they are. While this would typically be a good thing it makes my shoes (flats) much tighter. Would be great in an athletic shoe.
I’ve ordered 4 pairs of these at the time of review, and I’ll probably keep ordering them. I use them in all of my shoes (even my slippers!). I have knee pain due to severe over-pronation, and I couldn’t afford custom insoles so I tried these. Since wearing these insoles my pain in my knees has gone down almost 100%. They are very supportive and also a great reminder to focus on my stance.
These are definitely better than the insoles than come with most hiking shoes and boots. I can really feel the support, although only time will tell how much they help with my pronation. I don't have any pain or other symptoms from the pronation, it's just that my hiking boots sole crush down on the inner edge to a wedge shape, worsening the pronation. Only time will tell if these insoles help with that, but it sure feels like they're rotating my feet outwards! The main issue I have is that being 3/4 length they don't cover the forefoot area, so the balls of my feet rest directly on the inner sole, as you have to remove the old insoles to put in these ones. Depending on the shoe the inner sole can be hard and/or rough. If I get more of these I'd get the full length ones.
I have a very demanding job that is very hard on my feet. I wear very uncomfortable heavy work boots. Over time I have developed plantar fasciitis which caused some of the worse pain I have ever experienced. This condition left me immobile for the most part until I found these orthotics. In just a day of wearing them i feel absolutely no pain. I don't know what I would do if I did not find these orthotics on Calceus. They are absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you VIVE HEALTH!!!!!!!
Update 6/20/17:I'm knocking off a star because the more I used these, the more my feet hurt. They're cheap and an improvement at least for basic tasks such as walking, an upgrade over the stock insoles in my shoes. For the high intensity higher impact stuff, they just ended up not being adequate.----So just over a month ago I committed to working working out everyday and losing weight, and I've stuck to it and have been successful so far.Anyway I figured, I'm going to get some great shoes for running and exercise in general. So I bought these expensive Nike airmax shoes that I figured would be great and everything be amazing.I like the way they fit, and they feel good enough to walk in. But as I did more intense activity my feet would absolutely kill me part way through the workout and after. For awhile I thought I had a mild sprain in my foot.Then i realized the insoles were a super extra firm thin piece of foam/rubber. I thought that was surely the weak link.So I ordered these and they're basically the exact same size (so direct replacement, I'm a size 12 mens and got the size 11-12.5 ones)Long story short, they're amazing. The shoes are so much more comfortable and no more foot pain agony whenever I do higher impact activities. Money well spent!The main difference between these and the originals is there's a lot more material (thicker) in the heel area and it's softer.
These have helped me so much with my chronic foot pain. I only have one pair and switch them from shoe to shoe. For the first hour or two that I wore them, they felt weird because I was not used to this kind of support. I continued use and experienced significantly less foot pain. That being said, now that I have used them for almost 2 months, they seem to not be working as well. I am not sure if I wore them down quickly or if the product just has a short life.
My feet have never felt better. I used Dr. Schoels all day work from Walmart and those worked okay for a little while but my feet still hurt at the end of an 8 hour shift. I didn't have any trouble with these after a couple weeks. Takes a couple days to break them in but definitely will continue to purchase these.
My wife loves these. She is a nurse and these have made all the difference in the world for her feet at the end of a 12 hour shift. For the price, we can easily replace them on a regular basis as needed. Give them a try if you're interested. I think you'll be happy.
Transformed my cheap Fila sneakers into decent exercise shoes. These soles have excellent padding on both the heals and the balls of the feet. I jump rope for exercise, and these are perfect. One thing to be careful of: my cheap sneakers had soles that were so thin that when replaces, the shoes felt a little tighter than before. Still perfectly comfortable. Also, these soles in comparison to the old soles keep my shoes less smelly. My shoe size is 12 an size these fit perfectly.
So far my 14 year old son likes them. It is too early to know the long term result this is why I gave it 4 stars. Otherwise, they are made very well and serves the purpose for my son's issue with his open growth plate in both heels of his feet due to rapid growth spurts. It causes him pain similar to plantar fasciitis so he really needs reliable products.
Great Price and perfect fit - Wear them almost daily along with some others and my feet feel so much better. Being on my feet all day long, running around I used to get tired and sore a lot - but not anymore. Thank you.
I have to walk long time everyday due to my job, so a pair of good shoe insoles means a lot to me. The product is comfortable and works well, they just stay in the right place without slipping. May get more pairs in the future, coz I have many other shoes need them. 😉
These are the most comfortable insoles I have ever worn. They are tied with the Medear Memory Foam insoles with Anti-Fatigue Core when it comes to reducing fatigue and pain due to plantar fasciitis. I work at a fulfillment center and am standing most of my 8-10 hour shift working a receiving line. Plus, I may walk a mile or two during the workday. I use these on a pair of cheap Skechers Stamina Cutback that I picked up at a Sam’s Club for under $20. The combination of those Skechers and these insoles give me more comfort than any other model of Skechers, UA or New Balance that I’ve tried.Really happy with these insoles and highly recommend them.
I frequently have foot pain, so I purchased the plantar fasciitis insoles to cushion my feet and support my arch. They slipped easily into my shoes. At first the pronounced arch support was a bit difficult to get used to, but now my feet hurt less, so I would have to say this was a good purchase.
I was informed by a Doctor that I had Plantar Fascitis and I purchased these to see if they would assist. One word AMAZING, I've ordered another 2 pairs so I can put them in more shoes. I love walking and these have helped me to get rid of the pain.
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