Flat feet… yup, I’m the poster child. Since my youth, I’ve been wearing some sort of arch support–sometimes an over-the-counter solution and other times custom orthotics. For me, I’ve had great success with many of the latest generation of footbeds from Sole, Superfeet and now Spenco. Yes, Spenco… the company that makes all kinds of odds and ends that are found in your local pharmacy.
The Spenco PolySorb Total Support is a premium insole made to slip into athletic shoes with removable sockliners. I’ve used these head-to-head with Sole, Superfeet and stock insoles with much success. Trail running, hiking and pounding pavement have all been comfortable thanks to these surprisingly-good insoles.
About the Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles
Built to replace those basic insoles found in your shoes, the Spenco PolySorb Total Support Premium Insoles are built for proper foot alignment to offer support and cushioning during all types of athletic activity.
The insole consists of an upper layer molded to a supportive heel/arch skeleton with strategically-placed cushioning pads.
- 3-pod Cushioning System
- PolySorb Stability Cradle
- Optional Heat Molding
- Low-friction & Anti-microbial Top Cloth
- Metatarsal Arch Support
- Reverse Morton’s Extension
- Unconditional One Year Guarantee
- MSRP: $34.99
Spenco PolySorb Total Support Insoles Review
My feet are very, let me repeat, very flat. I have to select my footwear very carefully and typically need to wear some sort of supportive insole. I’ve tried many different insoles over the years and have been pleasantly surprised at the performance of the PolySorb Total Support insoles.
My podiatrist has me on the hook for orthotics, but I’ve found them to be 1) expensive and 2) not very performance-oriented. So, I’ve typically opted for aftermarket supportive insoles. For the most part, these aftermarket insoles have been as good or better than my expensive orthotics.
The Spenco PolySorb Total Support insoles are not your basic insole and come in at a lower pricepoint than the competition from Sole and Superfeet. Support seems to be on par with others in this category and cushioning is at the top. I also really appreciate the metatarsal arch support area that supports the footpad and spreads out the foot bones in a more natural position.
I haven’t heat-molded these and suggest you refrain from doing so until you wear them a handful of times. They break in rather quickly. My size 10 insoles slipped right into every pair of shoes I own without trimming.
- Excellent pricepoint
- Available at your local pharmacy
- Very supportive
- Excellent cushioning
- Metatarsal pad offers additional comfort
- Some may not like the Metatarsal pad
- Add thickness, which may inhibit shoe fit
The Bottom Line: Spenco PolySorb Total Support Insoles
Available everywhere and an affordable $35 pricepoint, the Spenco PolySorb Total Support insoles are supportive and comfortable for those in need of more foot support.
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