Top 10 Insoles and Shoe Pads

Put a spring in your step with these comfort-inducing insoles and shoe pads

Put a spring in your step with these comfort-inducing insoles and shoe pads

Let's be realistic: breaking in a new pair or shoes (or even wearing some styles at all, to be honest) can be an exercise in sadism. Every woman knows that exquisite, searing pain that comes with shoe-related injuries, so let's all pause for a collective shudder and think of ways around this. Helpfully, we've compiled a list of the best insoles and shoe pads that'll have you starring in your very own production of Happy Feet. Making everything from high heels to your everyday shoes all the better, these insoles and shoe pads will have you sighing with relief. Because not all products are created qual, we used our algorithm to comb through all the user reviews and top selling products out there to bring you the very best. 

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July 15, 2015

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High Heeler Heel Protectors
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High Heeler Heel Protectors

Keep your heels from sinking into the ground at outdoor weddings with these discreet high heel protectors. No one wants to look like they're lurching around the wedding as your pointy heels continually sink into the ground, so play it elegantly and safe with these. 

Pedag Stop Padded Leather Heel Grips

Adhere these puppies to the back of your high heels to prevent telltale sores on the back of your ankle. They'll also keep your feet from wobbling around in your shoes, which everyone knows looks pretty silly. 

Dr. Scholl's Dreamwalk High Heel Insoles

This seriously soft gel arch sits works to shift pressure off the balls of your feet, and they're designed to work well on bare feet, so use them when you're about to break in your new pair of platform wedges and continue gallivanting as you normally would. 

Superfeet 'Performance Green' & 'Active Blue' Insoles

Green with envy over those whose footwear offers them no problems? Us, too. Join the ranks of the comfortable when you slip these little beauties in when you've got some running, hiking, skiing or snowboarding on the agenda and concentrate on your performance and not pain. 

Spenco Polysorb Cross Trainer

Ideal for the sports enthusiast, these cross trainer insoles have four-way stretch, which is of the utmost importance and provides the optimum cushioning for when your feet are about to meet lots of impact-- think cycling, rock climbing and other intense physical activities. 

Foot Petals Tip Toes Combo Pack

If you're kind of allergic to life (hey, it happens) this adhesive pads are made of non-latex, are hypoallergenic and are eco-friendly. The cushioning is virtually invisible but the effect is not: Soon you'll be striding around pain-free. 

Apara Women's Gel Sandal Softie

Never fear – we didn't forget about sandals. Adhesive backing ensures that your strappy sandals stay exactly where you want them to as you rush through your summer days and evenings. 

Foot Petals Killer Kushionz Triple Pack

If your shoes are just slightly too big, throw in these foot petals that work to stop feet from sliding forward, so you can have a more natural gait with all of the confidence of someone whose shoes fit perfectly. 

Profoot Care the 2oz. Miracle Custom Molding Insoles

Give your aching, tired feet immediate relief with these insoles that helpfully mold to the curve of your arch. It has two layers, with the bottom layer absorbing shock and the top features memory foam, which learns the shape of your feet as you walk so within an hour your'll have your very own customized insole. 

Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles

Specifically made to help combat high heel pain, these lifesaving insoles will give you immediate comfort, perfect for wedding season when you want to be dancing your butt off and not wincing in pain. 

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