A good Adidas Insole Replacement should have a decent combination of cushioning, shock absorption, and flexibility. Bonus features include an antibacterial and moisture-wicking upper layer, breathability, numerous fit options and support for different arch types, heel cups for stability, and a contoured form.
I honestly do not know why, but my daughter loves running. She thinks the world will stop spinning if she sits still for a minute. Sadly, the one that has to pay for her addiction, is me. She has tried every brand there is, but Adidas has her heart. The only issue is that they wear out, and I am handed the next bill.
To give my pocket a break, I decided to undertake some research. I went into the deep dark web. For endless days and sleepless nights, I scoured the internet till I was exhausted. My first goal was to see whether Adidas itself sold replacement insoles.
Does Adidas Sell Replacement Adidas Insoles?
Unfortunately, Adidas does NOT sell replacement insoles. According to them, they make their shoes in such a way that they last for a long time, provide support to the feet, and give added comfort while walking.
What are the Best Replacements Adidas Insoles?
While the shoe might stay in good shape even after prolonged use, the comfort levels drop significantly if the insole wears out. According to my daughter, it feels like walking barefoot on dried cement.
Many companies focus more on the build and design of the shoe rather than the insole. The insole feels firm and supportive for a new pair but eventually wears out.
Rather than feeling a bounce in your step, the insides feel flat. This leads to people, namely my daughter, asking to get a new shoe because in her words, “When I stop feeling the squishiness inside, it means my feet are uncomfortable, and it is time for a change.”
I have a couple of theories about why companies like Adidas do not sell insoles separately. Firstly, they have a brand image of long-lasting shoes. If they start selling insoles separately, people might think there are defects in the original ones.
Secondly, they want people to buy more shoes. If one gets worn out, they sell a whole new pair to people trapped in this cycle rather than selling just an insole.
Lastly, it might just not be a priority for them. But, unlucky for them, I have found the perfect solution to my daughter’s woes. Adidas might not sell insoles, but many companies do. The following recommendations should also be your go-to solutions if you have a child like mine.
My Extra tip for Nurses: In my experience, I’ve witnessed many nurses wearing Adidas (or similar) sneakers. Read the article about choosing the best insole for standing or walking all day as a nurse to learn exactly what you need.
Superfeet GREEN Insoles
It should not come as a surprise, but my daughter started walking early. One moment she would be standing next to me, and the next, her tiny little feet would zoom her to the nearest breakable object. I swear, the amount of exercise I got running after her was substantial.
Do you know how hard it is to have such an active child when all you like to do is stay in bed all day? I wish she would have turned out more like me. As she grew up, her adventures increased as well. She is on her feet all day long and expects her shoes to aid her throughout.
The first insoles I got for her were Superfeet GREEN Insoles. There are several color codes for the Superfeet insoles, and they all have to do with the insoles’ thickness and level of support. I liked these ones because they have a pretty thick shape. They are made of foam, but this foam feels denser rather than mushy.
This is done so the insides can be firm to support feet. They are also shaped in a way that is meant to reduce pressure felt while walking and absorb any shocks felt. This also keeps your legs, ankles, and back in good shape.
At the bottom of the insole, there is a stabilizer cap meant to support the foam layer by acting as a base and a protectant. It is also meant to provide additional cushioning for the back of the foot. There is also a deep heel cup present in the design. As the heel is a major pressure point, this cup covers most of the area to reduce any negative impact.
Ever since my daughter has been using these, she says no matter how long she stays on her feet, she does not feel tired at the end of the day. They have also greatly reduced damage done to the shoe itself because of a worn-out insole.
Dr. Scholl’s Running Insoles
Now, you might think my daughter gets one pair of Adidas shoes and wears them 24/7. If that were the case, she would probably go through shoes like you do with a pack of tissues in flu season. She has four separate pairs at one time. One pair is for casual wear. One is specifically for running. One for sports.
And the last one is just a funky-colored pair to brighten her outfits. Currently, her funky color is purple glitter. The same glitter usually falls off the shoe and gets into places glitter should never be in.
Because of the constant running, my daughter started to feel pain in her feet and knees. It is common for most athletes to develop some form of runner’s knee or plantar fasciitis. Both seem like very complicated medical terms, but essentially, they are just injuries caused by excessive movement.
Runner’s knee is pain caused in the joint between your kneecap and thigh. Due to constant bending movements, the joint gets damaged which results in an injury. Plantar Fasciitis is pain in the heel, aggravated when a person sits still for a while and then tries to walk again.
My daughter had started feeling the initial symptomatic pain of both these injuries. I wanted to tie her to a couch so she would sit still, but alas, that would damage her more. Instead, I got her Dr. Scholl’s running insoles. A few days after consistently using these, she said that her joint and heel pain had greatly improved.
The insole itself is designed in a way that it protects three zones: the heel, arch, and frontal toe area. She has run greater distances since she got these insoles. Whether that is a good thing or not, I do not know, but at least her feet are protected.
Physix Gear Sport Full Length Orthotic Inserts
Obviously, my daughter has to be an overachiever as well. Not only does she like running, but she also has to try out every sport known to man. I think she does this to get more shoes out of me. One pair for every sport. Can you imagine the closet needed for that many pairs?
Maybe it is time I tell her that we are not millionaires because I cannot afford that many specialized pairs of Adidas. Let us count the number of sports she has tried: football, rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, badminton, table-tennis and even rock-climbing (I do not know if that is even a sport). The point is, this girl needs to either slow down, or pick a manageable number of sports.
I would not call my daughter’s feet flat, but they do lack a complete arch. I got her Physix Sport Insoles to see if the shape of her foot would become more defined. These are made from a very high-quality material and can endure the rigor of any sport.
My daughter faced a problem with her Adidas: if the insole was moved once, it became very loose and would slip inside the shoe. This particular insole grips the insides of the shoe quite firmly. They also provide arch and heel support so that discomfort is minimized.
Since my daughter has been using these, her feet have started to gain a little more definition, and she can play her thousand sports in peace. If that is the case with you or your loved ones, you might want to check out this other article on my website on the best insoles for crossfit.
Because of the multidisciplinary reach of crossfit, you can be sure one of the insoles there will fit any sport you are into, whether it is weight lifting or simply jogging.
How Do You Replace an Adidas Insole?
Onto the most important part, you need to learn how to change an insole as well. You will probably need a pair of scissors and a marker (you can borrow one from your children, they will not even notice). Before ordering a new pair of insoles, make sure you order a size closest to your shoe size.
Now, grab the pair of shoes with the worn insoles and get to work. You need to check whether the insoles are placed inside or glued. Glued will make your work a lot tougher as you would have to either use immense strength to pull the insoles out, or be smart and cut them out.
Next, take the old insole and place it on the new one. Use your marker and trace the shape of the old one onto the new one. Cut along the marked edges to completely customize according to your size. It is important you thoroughly clean your shoes before putting the new insoles in as there could be dirt and odors left in place. Insert in the new insole, make sure it fits in right, and voila, you are done.
Gluing down the insole solely depends on you. If you only have one pair of shoes you regularly use, you might want to glue them. But if you want to shift insoles between shoes, place them in without any adhesive.
Looking for the right Adidas size?
Here you’ll find everything about the perfect size Adidas Size Chart for men, women, and kids Adidas shoes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are Adidas’ insoles removable?
Yes, you can take them off. However, it varies from shoe to shoe. I have a few pairs of Adidas sneakers, and whenever I wash them, I take the insoles out for easier cleaning. The insole on the Superstar and other training models is removable. However, the insole on the Stan Smith is stuck inside.
There you have it folks, you can thank me later when you realize the amount of money you were spending on Adidas shoes, and how much longer they will last because of this hack. Plus, you can pick the type of insole you need according to your problems. You can have the advantage of added comfort in stylish Adidas.
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