Frequently Asked Questions
Before choosing the best insoles for cycling shoes you need to first of all, work out which category of cycler you consider yourself to be. For the more avid enthusiast and professionals, it’s likely that you use cycling cleats on a road bike and require cycling shoe inserts whereas, for the more casual consumer or BMX rider, your standard insoles will more than suffice. For the former, more serious riders, cycling insoles (or slim fit orthotic insoles) offer a much better experience. These insoles are Podiatrist-designed and shaped to contour footwear which is typically thinner than your average. A slim fit ensures rider comfort and insole effectiveness by fitting the shape of your cycling shoe/cleats and, the resulting arch support aligns your foot which can lead to improved muscle efficiency and reduced joint stress/impact reduction.
It goes without saying, the arch of the foot is one of a cycler’s body parts which receives the most amount of pressure and physical stress while riding. Movement inside of footwear, excessive pronation plus the tension of constantly pressing down against the force of the pedals/chain can very likely lead to pain, discomfort and even conditions like Plantar Fasciitis. In order to help prevent these things from happening due to overuse and the stress on your feet, the arch of the foot needs all of the support and stability assistance it can get to ease this added pressure.
The best cycling insoles should have the capacity to do both of these things! The added support and shock absorption provided by orthopaedic insoles in general (and cycling insoles specifically) can help with existing foot pain and can also prevent it from becoming an issue in the first place.
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Insoles provide support, stability and shock absorption. They can help improve performance while playing sport, as well as treat a variety of foot, knee, back, leg and hip conditions such as:
- General sore feet
- Flat feet or inadequate arch support
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Diabetes-related foot and leg pain
- Pregnancy-related foot and leg pain
Insoles have a lifespan and wear down over time. How often you should replace insoles depends on the quality, the level of activity they’re used for and how often you wear them.
Generally speaking, it’s best to replace insoles when they are no longer providing adequate support or have obvious visual signs of wear and tear such as compression, fading or odour. Browse our collection today to buy online, with Australia-wide shipping and international options.