Each year in early Spring and Fall, we typically receive an onslaught of customer inquiries about the best children’s insoles for sports activities. Soccer, Baseball, Track, Football, Basketball and Hockey often generate the most buzz. Whether your kid’s feet need extra cushion and/or orthotic arch support, there are a plethora of options for foot pain and various foot-care conditions.
Our children’s feet endure a lot of stress and strain in everyday life, add the abuse of athletic sports, and problems become quite common. With kids ages 8 to 18, arch pain , heel pain, Sever’s disease, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and even turf toe, are the most common ailments. Most of the time, a good cushioned insole or orthotic arch support can both aid in preventing and treating common foot-care conditions and pain.
We carry a line of popular children’s cushion insoles that are specially made to fit children’s athletic, casual, and dress shoes. The line up of KidZerts Childrens Comfort Insoles consist of heel cups, 3/4 length insoles, and full-length insoles. The KidZerts offer great arch support and are designed for any type of activity and any type of shoe, but are ideal for tight fitting shoes and cleats. For those seeking extra cushion comfort, the Spenco Kids Polysorb Premium Insoles are built with a nice memory foam insole that will absorb the impact of weight and shock. For a good ‘in-between’ cushion insole that’s 3/4 in length, we recommend the Sof Sole Gel Arch Comfort Insoles (in a women’s size for kids ages 6 to 11) as they offer excellent heel and arch shock absorption with room to spare in the shoe.
There are times when the extreme stresses of sports require an orthotic arch support. For our children 7 and under (or a Youth Size 5 and under), we would recommend the Arch Angels, Pedag Bambini, and Birkenstock BirkoBalance. Our most popular orthotic arch support for kids is the Superfeet Blue Premium Insoles as they offer a full-length version that is available in adult sizes for a continuation of consistent support throughout life.
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, we do carry individual kids shoe insert pieces too, including heel cushions, kids heel cups, metatarsal pads, arch cushions, 2-degree heel wedges, and even solid arch support inserts. Please visit our Children’s Shoe Insoles page to view all of the products currently available.