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Sole Footbeds Insole Review: Active Thin

Sole footbeds have been in my personal arsenal for about 8 years now, more specifically the Active Thin version. Over the years, the image on the top of the footbed have changed but the the structure of the footbed has remained unchanged. I have very sensitive feet, ankles and knees when it comes to any big shift in footwear. Usually a new shoe I buy takes twice as long as usual to break in. At times I don’t put a shoe on my foot without the Sole Active Thin inside, at other times I cycle them in and out at random.

Sole Footbeds on ground by bicycle
Sole Footbeds on rock


  • Provides lightweight support
  • Reduces plantar fascia strain
  • Improves balance
  • Promotes natural foot alignment
  • Distributes weight and pressure equally
  • Heat and wear moldable for customized fit

How Was it Tested?

  • Backpacking GDMBR New Mexico – Wyoming
  • 9 Colorado 14ers
  • 50+ Days Skiing
  • Countless trail runs and mountain bike rides
  • Everyday footwear

  • Low Profile
  • Minor Support
  • Easily Trimmable
  • Easily Moldable

  • Breaks down over time
  • Takes a while to get the perfect fit

There isn’t a footbed that I have tried that I like more than the Sole Active Thin footbed. Size up the next half size if in between, you can always trim excess. Always make sure with the size you buy, the arch of the footbed hits in the arch of your foot.

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