I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot that has been bothering me for some time. The first set of insoles I ordered were for a high arch and these did not work. Sent them back for med. arch and received replacement right away. It took about 4 wearing during high impact exercise before I was sure they were good but now they feel great and my plantar fasciitis is going away. Definitely recommend.
I sent a scan of my feet, made at local Walking Company Store where I buy some of my shoes. I was recommended a medium or high arch insole. Started with the medium arch but just wasn't enough to provide much added comfort. Sent them back without any difficulty and exchanged for the high arches. Well, I would highly recommend these insoles for plantar fasciitis pain. My pain is gone after a couple of weeks wearing these (along with Dansko and Abeo shoes, ice packs to insole, and PF exercises.) The improvement in my foot pain was almost immediate, the service was excellent, and the size was right-on. I can't compare them to any other insoles since I bought these first, after researching "best non-custom insoles" online. Haven't tried any others, and don't imagine I'll have to, if these turn out to be durable. Time will tell on that score, but I believe they're high quality and should endure.
I am female, wear a size 9, D width shoe. I have high arches with high insteps, and ongoing foot pain from inadequate support and a Morton's Neuroma in one foot. Using the Tread Labs fit guide, my footprint put me between "high" and "very high." So, I bought one of each. The sizing was accurate and the arch heights were exactly as I expected. The heel area of the insole seems a little narrow, but that did not affect proper fit and is not uncomfortable. The insoles were easy to trim for exact fit in my shoes. I did some testing in various shoes, since I had purchased two different arch heights. I found that the "high" works well in my walking shoes, gives great support for walking several miles on pavement. No break-in period needed for me. The "very high" insole was a little too high for miles of walking, but I tried those in other shoes and found that in the shoes I wear most often for running errands, etc., they work great and at the end of the day my feet aren't tired and don't hurt. So, I am keeping both. Regarding the "squeaking" that some customers have mentioned, I think whether you get this depends on the shoe you are putting the insole into. Most of my shoes have cloth lining inside the shoe, and the insoles don't squeak. However, I tried the insoles in a pair of tennis shoes, and they squeaked really loud. The lining of that shoe is some kind of rubberized material, which apparently causes squeaking with the hard underside of the insole. However, as mentioned by others, a dryer sheet under the insole solves the squeaking issue. I've only had these insoles a few weeks, so can't comment yet on durability, but they are exactly as advertised and appear well made. I am extremely happy to have found comfortable insoles!
The buy experience - 100% and enjoyable
The product experience - N/A - not for my foot. (extra high arch, just did not fit)
The return experience - 100% and painless.
I bought these insoles about a year ago. These insoles and a good pair of shoes got rid of my shin splints. I will recommend them to anyone who is prone to running injuries like myself.
Recently, the bottom of my insole cracked. I called up customer service and they're already sending me a replacement set for free. Awesome product and awesome customer service. Thanks Tread Labs. Keep it up.
The replacement covers worked as well as the originals that I had bought close to 8 months ago. I had to trim it to fit my work boots. I'm flat-footed. The replacements worked faster than the originals did. The original ones took a few weeks to a month to break-in without feeling pain but, these replacements worked as soon as I took the old ones out and put the new ones in. I've tried all the other brands that you might get from Amazon and Tread Labs are the only ones that I work for my feet.
As someone who has struggled with high-arches all of my life, these thin insoles are worth every penny. A few years ago as a broke grad student I sprung for the a pair and would swap them out of my shoes. Now I have a pair for each of the shoes I wear regularly. Thanks so much!
Pricey yes but does really work!
The insoles feel great, fit nicely, and meet all product specifications. Only minor thing is that they squeak a lot, not sure if I am using them wrong
I thought they would hurt until i got used to them, but that was not the case. As soon as o used them, my feet felt better. It wasn't a cure, but they feel a lot better than they have in a long time. The purchase was definitely worth it.
Makes a day on my feet much better
They actually were uncomfortable...and further aggravated my plantar faciitis....so I have returned them and applied for a refund.
I wanted to wait to post a review because my immediate impression was fantastic. Like the pain I was feeling from my plantar fascia had completely gone away only minutes after switching insoles. But three weeks later, the soles are still working really well. I stand for several hours a day, and tend to run several hours a week, so there still is some understandable discomfort from that, but I don't experience anything like the debilitating plantar fasciitis I had for six months two years ago. All that and they're good for life (with the $15 replacement soft sole). It's a great deal!
Stride Thin - Replacement Top Covers
Something wasn't working with my Super Feet insoles, so I started looking around. Read about Thread Labs in Runners Magazine review. I'm not a runner, but liked what I read. So I called Thread Labs first and spoke to Dan, who was exceptionally nice and helpful. He also reminded me to give the insoles some time to feel 'right'. In my first outing, I thought I would return them. But then I remembered what Dan said, and sure enough, everything fell in place and these are the only insoles I'll be wearing from now on! I was suffering from a stress fracture in my right foot and as soon as I switched insoles, things gradually got better and now I'm pain free.
They have great customer service, but both the extra high and high insole were painful for my feet. It felt like the arch support was too forward. I bought the 8-9.5 size, my foot is size 9.5. My doctor told me I had high arches so I thought these would help
Helped my problem a lot
I'm really liking the arch support so far, I hope they're durable and continue to provide it, time will only tell! I was somewhat surprised to find I needed the high arch, I always thought I had flat feet. I ordered a medium and high and immediately knew the high was correct. I have long narrow feet and am very flexible and have developed a bunion after pronating for my whole life. I am hoping this arch support puts my foot in the right position and the bunion doesn't get worse. I've used Superfeet for the past few years and like these better because the arch is higher. Maybe the occasional knee pain will go away too!
I used the same Stride insole arch support for my new shoes and bought replacement top cover insoles. Fits perfectly and comfortable.
I have worn custom orthotics - in both running and everyday shoes - for decades, and I have benefited tremendously from their use. Lately, however, as I have started to lose a little weight, the custom orthotics have started to feel a bit too aggressive in arch height. Before returning to the podiatrist for another round of casting, I decided to give the Tread Labs Stride a shot. I purchased one pair in medium and one pair in large. The medium was a much better fit for my foot type, so I'm using those and I returned the large pair for a full refund. The product, the customer service, and the return policy have all been exceptional. The insoles appear to offer all the benefits of the custom solution at a fraction of the price. In fact, I will be purchasing one or two additional pairs for several other shoes that I own. Nicely done!
I bought these to try to relieve my PF pain. They did not help.
It took me forever to review these because I wanted to try them good and long now after a month or more I have to say these are the best pricey but worthwhile my feet feel so great
Tried several different kinds of insoles and the Tread Soles did the trick. Although they are pricey I thank you!
I ordered my insoles with the 'high' arch support but wishing I had ordered the 'high arch'. Can't afford a second pair :(
I have Plantar Fasciitis and I have tried many inserts in the past. The stride extra high is the closest over the counter insert to match my custom made inserts. I reserve the custom made for my golf shoes. I do wish they made an XX Stride that would be even better for me. But I am happy with the X stride. I am able to get in a full workout without foot pain. I have since tried the X Stride thin for my various daily shoes. They work fine but you do have to have patience inserting them. I also bought the X stride short but I am not as comfortable with them. I put them in my shoe but they felt so uncomfortable that I took them out within minutes. I will give them one more try. I plan on ordering another pair of X stride for my work shoes and another set of X Stride Thin so I don't have to switch them for shoe to shoe so often.
Extra high arch support for my somewhat collapsed arches has done wonders!
Didn’t work for me, but they seem like a nice support. Customer service was excellent throughout the purchase, exchange, and then refund.
I purchased the XThin Insole after trying the XStride in my workout shoes. Not bad for off the shelf insoles but I wish they made an XX. I have a high arch. I also tried the X Stride Short. I don't like the short. The Shorts felt like I had sand in my shoes and they slipped around.
I am a bit of a perfectionist and when it came to trimming the inserts I found it difficult to do a good job. Why? Some shoes don't have removable inserts and some have cupped inserts...makes it really hard to get a precise outline to cut. It would be nice to have outlines printed on the insert to use as a guide, for instance an outline for a 10.5 size. I have seen this on other inserts and it works quite well. I plan to return the short and buy another XStride and another XStride Thin when I get a chance. Maybe they will have a XX by then. I hope!!
These are clearly very high quality, but I can't add too many specifics because my podiatrist wanted me to try his custom orthotics instead.
They fit great and have helped with my plantar factitis!
Have greatly relieved my plantar fasciitis.
Fits perfectly in soccer cleats, give him great support, helps with his arch pain.
Highly recommend. The initial $75 is steep, but a great investment since you can replace the insoles for $15 dollars.
These were supposed to cradle the heel to help with heel pain. I’ve tried these for 2 months and have felt any different in my feet. I would send back but I’ve had them to long.
I have very bad plantar fasciitis in one foot. The podiatrist suggested custom insoles that would've cost me $350. I took a chance and ordered the Strides instead and I'm glad I did. The insoles have saved my feet! There were shoes I could no longer wear because they weren't supportive but with these insoles, I can wear any shoe I own. I plan on buying additional pairs.
I found the inserts to be very squeaky and not quite the right fit. Aggravated my arch rather than supported it.
I bought the short stride to wear with my shoes that do not have removable inserts. It feels a little uncomfortable to put them on top of another pair of insoles. I also have the regular stride, which took me awhile to break in. I bought the high arch in both purchases. I run my heels over to the outside on my shoes badly. It’s genetic. I didn’t think I would have any problems with the short stride, since I was already wearing stride. But OMG, in the beginning of wearing the short stride, just like in the beginning of wearing regular stride, every part of my legs, the calves, knees, thighs, and hips had hurt like the dickens! I haven’t read in the reviews where as anyone else has had this problem. (??) But once I had gotten use to the insoles they are golden! :) This product has helped my plantar fasciitis tremendously!! I have bought many, many, MANY different insoles over the years and none have worked as well as these.
These offer good support however they flex slightly inside the shoe and make a squeaking noise that is quite annoying to your fellow playing partners on the golf coarse. I guess I'll try putting in a dryer sheet because I do like wearing the insoles.
Orthotics helped out great !!
Should have never spent $600 at the orthopedic surgeons office for
I ordered the "High Arch Support", and I have to agree with other customers that the insole arch support is too soft for my 250lb body. It has worked better than a regular insole, but it's really not as nice as it could be for $75. I would still buy it again, however I may also purchase another brand to compare the difference. It would be nice to have more support so that I can workout a bit longer without so much pain.
Tried the low arch insoles for about a week. They were mostly fine for the first few days but started squeaking horribly and rubbing against my Brooks so hard that some seams started to fray. Even after trying baby powder, coconut oil, leather conditioner, and moleskin, the soles wouldn't stop squeaking against the shoes, and I suspect it's actually the upper part of the insole rubbing against the orthotic insert. The actual orthotic insert actually started to hurt my feet by the end of the week because it was so hard and inflexible. A $12 insole I bought on Amazon was more comfortable, didn't squeak, and didn't hurt my feet even after standing and walking in them all day.
Loving my stride insole!
New insoles were easy to change and work great.
I weigh 300lbs and I have to be on my feet for 8+ hours a day. These things took all the pain away.