People from all walks of life are enjoying the added comfort and support SOLE has to offer. From world-class professional athletes to construction workers, from the military to the boardroom, SOLE is custom fitting the world's footwear, one SOLE at a time. Here are just a few of the many postive testimonials we receive regularly.
March 2nd, 2011
A few years ago, at the age of about 25, my high arches started to feel the strain of not getting enough support, even with $200.00 shoes designed to support all the areas of my arch. I had a sore arch and heel spurs from standing for 10+ hours a day, and spent hundreds of dollars and tons of time researching different inserts and learned all about what made my foot unique and how to solve my problems. The ONLY solution I was able to find outside of birkenstock cork-bed sandals was the SOLE heat-moldable inserts. Unlike any insert on the market that I could find, they not only have the ability to fit the TOTAL area of my foot's needed support like a custom glove, but are also stiff, therefore disallowing my foot's arch to stretch as I step (a major reason my arch becomes sore during standing/walking/running, etc.) They are the ultimate insert for my falling arches, much needed inside-heel support, and keep my foot stiff and firm, not allowing that arch tendon to stretch. Lastly, they really help keep my foot aligned well and not tilted at all, which can cause my left kee especially to ache. With the bulk purchasing on the website, I can regularly get a great deal on as many as I can pick up in a package deal at a time, making sure that each and every shoe I own has its own insole. I'm planning on being a lifelong customer for sure. I wear them out and buy more.
Joseph — SOLE Customer Survey
January 13th, 2011
I want to thank you for your inserts. I've been to 4 podiatrists over the course of the last 6-7 years, and have had orthotics made by all. None have helped my feet the way yours do. After years of pain ranging from neuromas, metatarsel issues, tendonitis, and various other lovely feet issues, I can say I've been pain free in the walking department for the last 6 weeks due to your inserts. I cannot thank you enough.
You are doing something very right.
be well, have a wonderful new year.. will continue to purchase inserts for everyone in our family..
Lisa G — Submitted Online
January 6th, 2011
I am a backcountry ranger who spends many, many hours on her feet walking/ hiking many, many miles. I have tried most other brands of orthotics, including the expensive, podiatrist recommended, custom molded type. SOLE has been the most customizable and comfortable every time, and for a reasonable price, too. It's worth it, to me, to pay a few extra bucks for something that is comfortable and lasts longer than a few months. I WILL be purchasing from SOLE again.
Unknown — SOLE Customer Survey
December 29th, 2010
Worked on concrete 10 hours a day. My dogs were screaming by the end of the day. By the end of the week I could barely take a step without pain. For 4 years I tried different shoes. The Redwing/Sole combination took care of the problem. Now my feet hurting aren't even in the picture anymore. Thanks.
Mike — SOLE Customer Survey
December 28th, 2010
Prior to using the SOLE Orthotics I was experiencing leg and knee pain after running long distances. After using them I do not experience pain anymore. A month after using SOLE Orthotics I ran in a half marathon, set a new personal record and wasn't even sore the next day. Before if I were to run a half marathon I would be sore for up to a week afterwards.
This year (2011) I am going to take my running career to a whole other level by running in Ultra Marathons. But with running these longer distances come with the potential for running related injuries. Therefore, to try to prevent most running related injuries I plan on purchasing a few more pairs of SOLE Orthotics. I would like to have a pair in every pair of my shoes (work and running). I don't know if SOLE has any kind of athlete endorsment programs but I would love to represent SOLE and spread the word about how great of a product they are.
Dylan — SOLE Customer Survey
October 27th, 2010
I actually purchased my SOLE sandals while vacationing. I was looking for a pair of Reef sandals when the sales representative suggested your sandals for a little more money. I took the plunge and have never been more satisfied with my decision. I have had problems with pain in the ball of my foot area. Since getting these sandals (which before this time I would not wear flip flops) I no longer experienced the pain while wearing my sandals so now I wear them daily. If I could get away with it I would wear them to work, but I can't so, I then decided to purchase some of your footbeds. The problem I had was that my shoes range from a 9.5 to a 10.5 (depending on the style and make). Fortunately I purchased the same size of my sandals (10) and they fit perfectly into the 3 different pairs of shoes. I have since recommended them to a couple of my friends who also purchased footbeds and sandals.
Richard — SOLE Customer Survey
October 21st, 2010
The SOLE Lightweight Sports were great as sock liners on my recent trek to Everest Base Camp, in Nepal. Lots of miles and no blisters at all!
Alan — Submitted Online
October 18th, 2010
I am very picky when it comes to socks, then I find a pair and I wear them out. These are by far the most amazing socks I have ever worn! I wore the black ones on a hilly trail run and they were great! Highly impressed, have my new fave.
Matthew — SOLE Athlete
September 21st, 2010
I just received my new exhales and I really love them! The attention to detail is evident throughout the product, and they look great too. I'm a squash pro and I've been wearing the footbeds in my squash shoes for more than a year and it's impossible to overstate how helpful they've been for my game and the condition of my feet. Now I've got a pair of shoes with the same technology that I can wear when I'm off the court, and I couldn't be happier with them. The design reminds me of my favourite puma-brand shoes, but the exhale seems like it will be much more durable, especially the bottom of the sole and they cost less than half of what i pay for the pumas, with much better technology! I would definitely recommend the exhale to my friends and all readers of this review.
Ron — I would definitely recommend the exhale to my friends
September 5th, 2010
I am a family physician and also practiced in the Air Force for several years before going civilian. I suffered from plantar faciitis for six straight years. I found SOLE footbeds in my military uniform store around 2005. I bought a pair for my combat boots and they were amazing. I then went online and ordered some for my running shoes, my soccer shoes, and my casual shoes. I have been a happy customer for about five years now and with the combination of my SOLE footbeds and a little activity modification, I have been rid of my plantar faciitis symptoms for over two years now. I am always careful though, because I know the symptoms can return. One of the preventive maintenance things I always do is wear shoes indoors when I walk around on our tile flooring. After reading the great reviews, I am going to order my first pair of SOLE sandals and plan to use them when walking around on our tile floors as one more way to stave off any return of my previous heel pain symptoms. I can't wait until they arrive. SOLE has not failed me yet!
Jamie — Submitted Online