The Absolute BEST Basketball Shoe Insoles Ever! (In my opinion)

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BEST EVER may be an understatement. They are by far the best I have ever used and I am very passionate about sharing them with every basketball player I meet.

I remember like it was yesterday: I went to my nearest FootLocker looking for equipment (ankle braces, shoes, etc) to help avoid ankle sprains which I was prone to. Little did I know I would be leaving that store with the best product I had ever purchased. That product; was basketball shoe insoles.

I was kind of shocked honestly. I had no clue that they could make such a difference but the lady working there told me that all the local D1 college players came there to purchase these insoles at the start of the season. She really sold it to so I said hey, might as well give it a shot and see if they’re as good as she says they are.

I put them in the basketball shoes I was wearing that day and walked around the store. I felt a different kind of support I hadn’t felt in any other shoe insole that I had tried (and I had tried several of them up until that point but had no clue a certain kind were made for ankle support).

So after my short in-store trial, I took out my wallet and shelled out the $55 for them which is how much they cost at the time. I was slightly apprehensive but excited to see how they would perform on the court…

And my goodness, they did NOT disappoint.

I remember we had a tournament 3 days after I purchased them. I had worn them in a few practices feeling like they helped, but wondering if it was just a placebo effect since we weren’t practicing as hard because we would have to play 3 games that weekend. What I thought may happen, did happen…

The second game, third quarter with roughly 5 minutes left. We were on defense and the other team shoots a three. I box my man out, jump up to get the rebound, and come right down on someone’s ankle.

Guess what: I was okay! This was just one of several instances they helped me refrain from spraining an ankle but as many basketball players are aware of, coming down on someone else’s foot is typically the biggest reason for sprained ankles. I literally recommend these to everyone I meet because I am living proof that these things are the real deal.

You can check these insoles out on Amazon by clicking here.

The Amazon reviews speak for themselves. I am very certain anyone who tries these will know they are a game changer and won’t be disappointed. You only get one body, so do your best to take care of it.


24 thoughts on “The Absolute BEST Basketball Shoe Insoles Ever! (In my opinion)

  1. Gail

    Thanks for your review and for testing out the insoles. Do you think these would be good for other sports as well as basketball or even for other things like dance where my feet can often take a pounding? Would be great to know what you think. Thanks for the information and I look forward to reading more on your site in future.

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  2. Gary

    Who would have thought that insoles could help you avoid ankle sprains? I could have used these back in the day. I too was prone to ankle sprains. I turned my ankles so many times it’s ridiculous. I don’t know how many times my ankle was actually sprained since I never went to the doctor. I just know it hurt like hell. If I was still playing, I would buy these for sure. Thanks for the info.

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  3. Louis

    Partaking in sports can be very demanding on the body, more especially the feet. As a soccer player, I used to have this pair of boots which was so uncomfortable, and always gave me blisters after every game. I bought some insoles for my soccer boots too and the comfort I feel while running on the ball is an extra confidence boost. It’s best to use insoles as an advantage over your competitors.

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      Exactly! I’ve always been a firm believer in insoles for athletes and non-athletes alike. They’re just a great thing to have and your feet and body will always thank you in the future.

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  4. Buck

    I had no idea that insoles could help with ankle sprains like that. I’m like you in that I’m pretty prone to foot injuries. No idea if it’s because I’m clumsy or just unlucky (I’m going to plead the 5th on that one!) but it seems like these could help me out a lot even off the court, as in for general use. I do walk a lot, so I just might give these a go.

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      I linked some insoles that would actually work better for you if you’re just buying them for work in another comment. They’re from the brand “Sof Sol” and I’ve had a pair in all my work/casual shoes for YEARS. As far as the clumsy/unlucky part, I guess I’ll have to plead the 5th too 😂

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  5. Yormith96

    Hello there, I will like to agree with your information and review on this insoles shoes for basketball based on you are writing from personal experience with them and not just a blogger trying to review a product he has not even tested before to confirm all what he claimed to have review about the products. Thanks for dropping this review, I will check them out and do a, little research on it. 

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      You’ll love them man I can guarantee it. And if you have any follow up as to how they worked for you (liked or disliked) please come back and let me know! I really do believe everyone who tries them will benefit.

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  6. Ron

    Insoles are everywhere and many claims are made. I have used orthodics for years and for my everyday needs, work, play and other activities it worked well. I now have different insoles on trial in my work boots designed for stability and reduction of pain. I am not sure of the results yet, however the product you have tried and reviewed seems to perform the claims. Nicely done.

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      As I tell everyone, I will not recommend a product I haven’t used myself. I used to work outside in a pair of Wolverine boots (not sure if they’re the best quality or not but I liked them) and the insoles defiantly made a difference in those. I didn’t use the Spenco insoles used in the article, I actually used Sof Sol mid rise insoles “which i will link -> here

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  7. Jay

    The description you gave to this sure has me sold. When I play basketball trying to avoid an ankle injury sometimes takes my focus away from the game. Coming across this shoe insole can be a game changer for me. The one I currently have isn’t that great and I was not able to play well with it. This shoe insole in this post sure looks like something I would like to give a try.

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      The cheapest part of the shoe when it is manufactured… is the insoles. Not sure if I mentioned that in the original post but it blew my mind when I first learned it. If you’re playing sports you HAVE to be good to your body because it takes a toll on you as you get older. I don’t want to deal with the pain of past ankle sprains when I’m older and I just wanted to get the word out there and help out other athletes like yourself!

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  8. Fortune

    Good review on on the best basketball ball insoles. No doubt this would be perfect for me to do my sporting activities. I like the fact that it prevents ankle strains. I am going for this shoe straightway. Please can you share the link to make an order and if possible let me know the price. Thanks 

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  9. Adamu2

    This article is a review of best basketball shoe insole, your post gave have me more interesting about the product and the price is so lovely and friendly. I would not hesitate to get this on amazon through your website link. I will bookmark this post and get back to you .

    Hope the shoe will be good for my daily walkout? Thanks for the information. 

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      I think it would be find for daily workouts but there are other I would recommend over it. I used to play basketball and then lift afterwards (or vise versa) and would just wear the same shoes with the same insoles but if we’re talking exclusively for working out, there are other options I would go with. After working at the sports store for nearly a year, I’m pretty much an expert when it comes to insoles and foot health so if you’re thinking of any specific workouts ie: running, weight lifting, hiking etc., get back to me and I can give you a better recommendation 🙂 

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  10. Vapz

    I totally agree with you that basketball shoe insoles are the absolute best. My brother who plays Basketball has been using them for a few months now and he absolutely loves them.  He too is prone to ankle injuries and says they are the absolute best. Unlike when I used to be on the edge at every game hoping he doesn’t sprain his ankle again. I now relax and watch the game whenever I am able to go see him play and if I am not, I don’t get as worried anymore. 

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      Great! That’s the main reason I suggest these. Not sure if I mentioned it in my post but I wore these a lot after dealing with some ankle sprains myself (and a torn ACL but that’s an entire different beats) and I recommend them to any and everyone who has dealt or is dealing with nagging injuries.

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  11. enrique vanegas

    Thank you for sharing ¨The Absolute BEST Basketball Shoe Insoles Ever! (In my opinion)¨.I agree with you 100% .They seemed were designed exclusively for basketball players, thanks to their unique design and features. They aren´t heavy or too thick for your shoes, which is often, I find, an issue with insoles. They do an excellent job of absorbing impact, which makes them ideal for jumps and transitions. They also work for women too.My daughter plays basketball and had complained of sore feet after each game for many months. We had tried every insole on the planet and then I ran across these, thank god. She has been wearing them for about two months now and hasn´t complained about her achy feet since I bought them for her. These insoles seem to have support in all the right places and add the comfort she so desperately needs

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    1. Corey Hilton Post author

      I always wore these in my CP3 10’s back in high school. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was before I knew much about insoles and a lady that worked at Foot Locker told me the local university’s basketball team all wore them so I thought well, if they’re good enough for the players at one of the best D1 colleges in the NCAA, they’ll definitely be good enough for me. I’ve loved them ever since.

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