I feel that they do help with the arch support. I would prefer a little MORE cushion with your product.
I had pain in my little toe and with these it went away. I had to wear them a few times to really get the full experience but I love them!!!
Tested two pairs. Kept the one I liked. It all worked great. Thanks!
I have struggled with PF issues for years and was looking for a different insert for my running shoes and came across Tread Labs. I have run in them about a dozen times already and they just don't seem to fit as well as the Superfeet I have used in the past. The arch support doesn't seem to be in the right place and they make a squeaky noise. It almost feels more like it's irritating my PF more rather than helping to reduce it. I will give them a few more tries and hope they break in a little more since they're so expensive. Crossing my fingers I didn't waste my money.
7 August 2017
72 years old male with Chronic Left Iliotibial Band Syndrome. Unable to jog, since 2015. Lately, unable to row, jump rope, squat, deadlift or walk more than 2 miles. First day of use 28 July 2017. I took an intentionally hilly 2.4 mi test walk without a problem. Now, resuming deadlifts and squats, carefully. Optimistic about resuming all activities. Quite positively impressed. Hopefully, my overpronation issue will be completely resolved. Don't know why Tread Labs. orthotics aren't sold via Amazon Marketplace. Could not find with search on that site.
Great communication, great product!
I got the extra high, I barely feel them and I have very flat feet. They have helped my ankles from collapsing inward and helping my knees. Very pleased so far! I would definitely buy again. Im 5 11, about 160 lbs so I'm not heavy, but it has definitely helped my legs and feet.
I love them and will be ordering another pair.
The actual arch support is great but the foam insole’s heel cup is too small. I put a Dr. Scholl’s gel insole on top of the arch support.
Best insoles for my high arch. No break-in time. Started feeling a difference with my first day. Highly recommend.
I highly recommend this product. My foot pain is almost 100% better since using these inserts.
Very happy with the short stride, though I wish shipping to Canada was through different postal service. Like UPS or purolator, took forever to get to me and then I was charged a bunch of duty.
I've worn them daily for several weeks, have gotten plenty used to them in my shoes and have grown to be quite attached to them. I have extra high arches and these are the only OTC insoles tat have ever met my needs. I was slightly underwhelmed with their appearance at first sight. I don't know what I expected or why it would ever matter, but they're just clear plastic with a replaceable sock liner attached to the top with hook and loop. That's not really my problem though. The only reason I took one star away is because they SQUEAK! They are so loud when I walk. I have kind of an ongoing joke at work because they are so loud. It's the plastic rubbing against the inside of my shoe. I've tried several hacks to rid myself of the squeak but to no avail. So far, the best way to combat this is by strategically wrapping cloth bandaids in the areas that rub the most. That lasts a day or two, then it rubs through the bandaids and starts squeaking again so hopefully someone can find a more permanent solution.
When I first used them they felt awesome then and few days later they started to hurt a little bit. I still used them, they are better then some of the store bought ones. But still does most of the job. Had them for about a month now
My shoes needed replacement insoles right away. The second I put these in I felt the arch difference right away! I don't have muscle spasms in my feet and legs anymore!
...and excellent advice over the phone. I ordered the max height and couldn't wear them so I ordered the next one down and it was still too high so I ended up with the medium and am very pleased. The quality is better than any of the other ortotics you can get and they last forever...just change the tops when they need it.
I've have a pair of the stride and stride short inserts, both are excellent and have made a world of difference in my heel pain. I used a number of orthotic inserts to try and remedy, but these extra high have been the best - actually the ONLY thing that has helped me because i have such a high arch. I ordered the replacement top covers because I want to have them on hand since i wear both inserts (full sneakers and short in sandals) all the time. I actually haven't replaced the top covers yet because of the durability of the ones that came with the inserts, but I've gone through the replacement procedure and it is very easy. Quite frankly, the products are such high quality I would recommend them to people with any level arch. They don't have the faulty characteristics of cheaper (and these are not expensive) attempts at general orthotics and they last. I'm 265 pounds and wearing them every day is a great test for this product, they don't fail and they are great. I can't recommend them enough and I'm praying they don't ever go out of business. Sorry for the long review, I'm just so thrilled with these because they've solved my plantar fasciitis issue which has been plaguing me for a couple of years and preventing me from walking for exercise. And they are great to work with, call them if you need anything.
Arch supports worked well
I am unable to use these insoles as they did not fit in the intended shoes. I trimmed the edge where I could, but they still were too large to fit. Very frustrating. :(
I have had for a week and they are comfortable. I do like the arch height options. Most I have tried previously only had one option
Easy to order and very comfortable. I did have to order a shoe a half size larger, but, well worth it!!!
Tread Labs makes excellent inserts. I requested an exchange and it happened very fast and easily.
I wear the Stride Short in shoes that do not have a removable insole. I found that the medium arch worked better than the high arch. I wear the high arch size in shoes with a removable insole.
These help. I can actually walk when I have these in (I was hobbling there for awhile) but I still have foot pain. In all fairness these are only in my work shoes, I tend to wear flip flops or barefoot a lot of the time. I work 4 tens so I'm not wearing them three days a week.
My inserts work great. They fit in most shoes and have really helped manage foot pain.
I have extremely low arches. Until recently my health insurer covered the cost of my $600 custom orthotics I use to train for my marathons. I lost that coverage. Tread Labs inserts provide the same support, weigh less and are within my budget. Love them!
Me feet dont hurt as much
Terrific. great service with return policy. Just as good as customorthodics for me. And I will purchase again!
Got flat feet Get these now! Best I've found and I've spent many dollars on crappy insoles.
the sizes run small
Phenomenal! I called to ask a question on sizing and the staff was kind and answered all my questions. These orthotics feel like a custom pair
Fast service, came as described. Easy to trim to size, nice fit. I feel more arch support than anything, although I have purchased for plantar issues, hope to see a difference. Have not had any issues wearing for several hours immediately out of box. They are pricey, so hope they last and are effective! 4/5 as cannot speak yet to efficacy of my issue or length of time they last.
They are just ok so far. Still having some pain in my right foot after working a 5-9hr shift on my feet. They still may need some breaking in.
Overall I couldn't be happier with Tread Labs. The ordering process is very easy. The insoles arrived as promised. The instructions to ensure proper fit were right on point. (You may need to put a fabric softening sheet in between the insoles and the shoe to quiet slight squeaking. Worked perfectly). The insoles are truly the best around. I will purchase additional pairs for my dress shoes and boots.
Appreciate the flexibility of this team to allow exchanges and returns with no extra charge or hassle to ensure the fit and satisfaction are perfect. We are very pleased with the product and the company and will continue to purchase here when arch support products are needed. Thank you for your commitment to excellent customer service.
Purchasing was easy and the representative was very helpful. I have been using my 3 orthotic in my cross trainers for walking and playing Pickleball. This orthotic is superior to others I have purchased in that it provides the best support and I now have little plantar fasciitis pain after my activities. I'll be purchasing more of these for other types of shoes.
Thanks to tread lab I can wear my favorite shoes again Convenient
I've had a really bad case of plantar fasciitis. Using tread labs orthotics has really helped. I've also iced, done deep tissue massage and worn a Strasbutg sock at night. Other inserts just didn't seem to help. I highly recommend Tread Labs.
I am.totally flat footed, no arch whatsoever. I was recommended the lowest arch height. I needed support so I ordered the medium and they feel fine. I wonder if the high arch would work better. These are high quality rigid orthotics. I'm going to purchase the thin ones for my dress shoes. Thank you for offering this fine product at an affordable price.
Excellent company, easy to work with and fast shipping. I have extremely high arches- wet test reveals a complete break between heel and the pinky toe (pes cavus). These are the only insoles I have found that have a contour to support my foot. I wish I made enough money to justify buying multiples pairs but for now I switch them between shoes daily. If you are in between sizes like me (I wear a 9.5 or 10.5 depending on shoe, etc) they suggest buying the smaller size. I did this and have found that mine work great in all of my shoes.
I received the Replacement top covers. They didn't help me. I was able to purchase a off brand short replacement top that worked much better for me. Doesn't mean it won't work for you, just didn't for me.
Love the inserts. They are costly but worth the extra for a better feel for plantar fasciitis.
Amazing!! I only wish I knew about them sooner! I have really bad plantar fasciitis and I work 70-80hrs a week and I'm on my feet. My feet still hurt but no longer from my condition just tired feet! I can run and go on hikes now too without feeling bad about stopping every 5min for a break cause my feet hurt. This is the best $80 I ever spent. My only con is that I had to cut them down 1/4" as they where a touch to long for my shoes.
The Stide insoles have stopped my planters fasciitis pain. I cross train, run, sprints, bike, elliptical, weights. The water test showed a high arch, but after contacting Tread Labs I learned they do not make the Stride in size small with a high arch. I decided to try the medium arch and I'm glad I did. I now think the high arch would have been to much. The only down side is they 'squeak' in my shoes, but I believe the pain relief is worth it.
Making a Big Difference
I had to try a few sizes of arches and insoles, but Tread Labs made it very easy with free returns within 30 days.
Great experience with Tread Labs. I received the replacement covers quickly. My first pair lasted 6 months which I am very happy with. The sizing was good, I just needed to trim a little off - like I have to with all insoles. They were easy to replace. They are comfortable from the get go. I never got sores or anything on my feet. I've struggled with plantar fasciitis for about 7 years. I tried many treatments but the pain never completely went away. Sometimes it was very painful and I worried that I would have to have surgery. My husband bought me the Tread Labs insoles for Christmas and I only wore them in my running shoes, but I started to notice a difference within a couple of weeks. Now I have no more pain and it is glorious! I just bought the replacement covers because I will never go back to another insole - Tread Labs are the best!
I got the Stride with low arch. I use them in my military boots. Two things I don't like. 1) the insole slides around in the shoe! The bottom of the insole base is smooth plastic so it has no friction with the bottom of the shoe. So the insoles slide forward when I walk downhill. 2) the actual foam insole seems a little flimsy, not very high quality. I don't believe this is worth $75.
'-The insoles squeak with every step. -The arch height size guide didn't work well for me. Based on the shape of my footprint Medium or high arch should have worked but neither was a comfortable fit.