Order insoles in the same size as the shoes they will go in.
Choose between low, medium, high and extra high arch heights by comparing your wet footprint to the chart below.
|What Does Your Wet Footprint Look Like?||Describe Your Arch||Your Best Tread Labs Insole Height|
|My arch is flat when I stand or sit.||Low|
|My arch is flat when I stand but appears when I sit.||Medium|
|My arch is close to but doesn't touch the ground.||Medium|
|My arch is high off the ground when I stand.||High|
|No one has higher arches than me!||Extra high|
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I've worked in commercial construction for 35+ years and lived with a burning pain in the soles of my feet from walking on uneven ground and concrete floors all day long. At times it was painful enough that I would sit in a Lay Z Boy and keep my feet up every evening and all weekend long. Sole, Red Wing, and Superfeet insoles in new $200+ boots bought yearly only lessened the pain, never eliminated it. I bought the Dash insoles with the high arch in July 2020 and tried them out. There was some improvement while wearing them during the 30 day risk free guarantee but felt that I still wasn't supporting my arch completely. I contacted Tread Labs and talked to Dan. Asked him if I could trade my high arch for extra high arch insoles. He said absolutely not a problem and he would send me a return label. I questioned if I would be stuck with the extra high arch insoles if they didn't work out and Dan said it wouldn't be a problem to go back the high insoles. In the end, the extra high inserts have been a godsend to my foot pain. 3 months later with the extra high arch Dash insoles I no longer have any pain in my feet. I love that the carbon fiber arch is still rigid and hasn’t flattened out like all of the other insoles I’ve spent countless amounts of money on. Thanks Tread Labs!
I recently added a pair of Dash Insoles to a couple of pairs of Stride Insoles that I've been using for a couple of years. My primary use is for running. I'm 6'1" and weigh around 180 lbs during non-pandemic times and apparently about 195 during a pandemic. I'm 50 years old and a neutral runner running 50-60 miles/week, but started having some plantar fasciitis and hallux limitus a few years ago. The Stride Insoles resolved both issues for me. I've been using the Dash Insoles for a couple of months now and I've noted the following improvements:
1. Fined-tuned sizing: my foot is about size 10. My arch is 10.5. I run in size 11 with a large toe box. The 10-10.5 Dash fits my arch much better than the Stride 10-11.5. The Stride arch caused a slight callus to develop on the front half of my arch as the support peaked a little forward of my actual arch peak. The Dash arch, in constrast, lines up perfectly with my arch.
2. Weight: the Dash insoles are noticeably lighter weight than other insoles (including the Stride).
3. Silent: these are silent in my shoes. Wet, dry, dirty, etc., they remain pleasantly silent!
No downsides that I've notices yet!
We bought the Dash insoles for our 9 year old son who plays sports and was having heel pain. These helped sooo much!! He was back to 0 pain within a week. Highly recommend!
During most of my interval/tempo runs I was experiencing tight calves after I finished.
Decided to try out Tread Labs performance insoles. It took a mile or two to get use to them but after that they felt fine.
I noticed my calves didn't get that tight feeling after running in them, felt more of an energy return allowing for a smoother transition and efficient stride/cadence/pace.
I now rotate that pair into every shoe when I run for comfort and increased performance.
About ready to order a few more pair so that I don't need to rotate and just keep them in every shoe.
Good fit but would like a little more cushioning.