A look at what’s new for run specialty in the growing insole category in 2019.
Active Imprints Customizable Insoles feature high-rebound, low-compression proprietary foam that’s antimicrobial and recyclable. Add-on parts, with guidelines on the base of the dual-density insole, can be applied for foot balancing under the heel, arch and forefoot. MSRP $49.95
Cadence Low Volume insoles offer durable, semi-rigid support with a comfort zone in the heel for shock absorption. It also has a wider forefoot shape to better accommodate a more natural footshape and toe box used by many shoe brands.
Aetrex Compete Orthotics L400 Series provides Aetrex Arch Support to help biomechanically align the body and prevent common problems such as plantar fasciitis, arch pain and metatarsalgia. MSRP $59.95.
Currex RunPro insoles, available in medium- (pictured), high- and low-volume profiles, allow for a customized fit and won’t add volume to the shoe. The de-coupled heel allows natural flexing, and a zero heel drop won’t change the shoe’s offset.
Tuli’s The X Brace, part of the Medi-Dyne family, targets pain associated with plantar fasciitis, Sever’s Disease, over-pronation and heel pain. The product mimics the low-dye taping technique to provide arch support in footwear that won’t work with traditional insoles. MSRP $30.
The new Powerstep Pulse Sport Full Length, exclusive to brick-and-mortar run specialty stores, has an exposed, semi-rigid polypropylene arch shell for support and stability in a slimmer profile, and dual-layer foam provides cushioning. MSRP $41.95.
The Spenco Ground Control insole, set to launch in the second half of this year, features a decoupled heel that allows the runner’s heel to remain stable while the arch and the rest of the foot move naturally.
The Sidas Run 3Feet Protect insoles give stability and control by providing support to the arch. Other benefits include a forefoot pad for propulsion, a shock-absorbing gel pad in the heel and dual-density foam for comfort. MSRP $50.
The Sole Active Wide Collection is designed for wide and natural-splay footwear, has accommodative arch support and a deep heel cup made from density-mapped EVA. The insole also has a zero drop design and is wear/heat moldable for customized support. MSRP $49.
The Sorbothane Ultra Plus insole has an Air-Infused Sorbothane Base for full-length cushioning, 150 percent more forefoot strike protection to help prevent turf toe, a lightweight integrated arch and a deep heel cup with impact protection. MSRP $59.95.
The Superfeet Run Comfort Thin insole offers a thin, versatile fit. It boasts Aerospring Rebound Comfort Foam for comfort, an Evolyte carbon fiber stabilizer cap, a deep heel cup and a H.I.T (Heel Impact Technology) pod that disperses impact. MSRP $49.95.