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Best Insoles for Standing

Do you work on your feet? Are your feet sore and aching at the end of the day? Choosing the correct insole or orthotic could change your long, painful day into something much more comfortable. But how do you know which insole is right for you?

When you choose an insole for standing, you want to find an insole that will provide comfort while at the same time providing you solid arch support. Wearing the right cushioned insoles can offer you shock absorption, additional circulation, and arch support for added comfort.

Do you currently work in one of the 5 worst jobs that cause foot pain when standing all day?

  • Teachers
  • Foodservice
  • Retail
  • Medical Professions
  • Construction

If you are, you could be an Individual who is experiencing some of the following injuries:

  • Plantar fasciitis / heel pain
  • Metatarsal pain / ball of foot
  • Heel spurs
  • Back pain

Many people experience foot pain, no matter what their profession. Taking care of your feet is important. Not taking care of your feet or wearing incorrect footwear can cause long term damage. Here are some great insoles for cushioning and foot support for your long days on the job.

New Balance Pressure Relief Insole 3020

Designed to heightened balance and stability to the foot, with specifically located cushioning at the heel and forefoot for maximum shock absorption and comfort.

Archmolds Maximum Heat Moldable Insoles
Works to provide maximum cushioning and allow you to swap between your athletic and casual shoes or roomier shoes that allow for extra cushioning.

medi footsupport Active Insoles

The medi footsupport Active insole offers the perfect balance of support and cushioning for active lifestyles. Designed with excellent arch support, these are great insoles for flat feet.

Sole Softec Ultra
These inserts offer the thickest Softec cushioning available. Their full arch support works well for high arches, and the heat moldable nature of every insert makes them customizable for all foot shapes, making these equally good flat foot insoles.

What are the best inserts for standing all day?

We don’t have to look far to see the negative impact that sitting all day is having on those who work sedentary jobs. Most of us know someone who has a health condition that could be improved if they were more active during their day. It is not uncommon for those who have to stand all day to experience problems as well. Mailmen, beauticians, teachers, nurses, sales clerks, chefs, waitresses and others working in similar careers experience problems related to being on their feet all day. Concrete flooring is unforgiving and negatively impacts feet and posture. The most ideal work situation would be one of alternating between standing, walking and sitting or lying. It’s hard to think of many jobs where the ideal is reality. Thankfully, we have some of the best inserts for standing all day.  


It is difficult to find shoes that provide the kind of cushioning and support needed for standing over an extended period of time. When pain caused by standing all day is experienced, our bodies compensate by putting additional weight on the opposite parts of the feet, which can cause misalignment of the spine and add back pain to foot problems. The best shoe inserts for standing all day provide cushioning, comfort and support.


Repetitive strain injuries occur from activities that harm the body. Work that requires standing all day adds uncommon stress on the back, hips, legs, knees and feet. The best shoe inserts for standing all day relieve discomfort and fatigue in feet, knees, hips and lower back, increasing productivity as you feel better and more energized. Finding the best shoe inserts for standing all day can prevent excess stress and strain on the body.

What to consider when selecting your best shoe inserts for standing all day

  • Pay attention to where you are experiencing the most pain.  
  • What are your primary daily activities? Sitting, standing, walking?
  • Any foot conditions you may suffer from like dropped arches, corns, bunions or calluses.

An assessment of your answers will assist in selecting the best insert for you.

The best shoe inserts for standing all day provide:

  • Cushioning
  • Shock absorption
  • Better balance
  • Prevent blisters
  • Prevent sweating
  • Lessen muscle fatigue
  • Limit excess stress on lower back, hips, knees and feet

Inserts are more art than science and depend greatly on individual comfort. Consider Insoles and Beyond your art gallery and let us help you make the selection that best suits your tastes and needs.  

Here are some of our recommendations.

New Balance 3810

New Balance 3030

Archmolds Ultimate

Powerstep ComfortLast

Sof Sole Airr Orthotic

Sole Softec Ultra.