What are the Best Insoles for Golf Shoes?

best golf insoles

Take a look inside your golf shoes.  Do they have poor arch support? Are you using a supportive insole in your daily shoes but don’t have any insoles for golf shoes?

When I discuss custom insoles with my patients who enjoy golfing, I like to bring up three points when answering the question “what are the best insoles for golf shoes?”  A good insole for any sport should address the following:

Good Arch and Heel Support

With every step, your arch should feel solid and your heel should be supported.  A thin, cushy insole isn’t the answer. Your foot needs rigidity and structure or it may continue to lead to instability.

Comfort in Walking

Do your feet feel comfortable after walking for 20 minutes?  If not, then you need to address the shoe or find a custom insole that is comfortable.

Stability and Consistency

Consistency in feet placement affects consistency in your golf swing.  When you begin your swing sequence with a stable footing, you give yourself the best chance for a great shot.  Poor alignment can lead to inconsistent movement patterns and decreased balance and stability.

If you’re lacking in any one of these three areas, you need to reconsider your current golf shoe insert is providing the right support.

Best Insoles for Golf Shoes (in my opinion!)

Before you throw out your current golf shoes, consider one of these golf specific insoles.

TreadLabs Golf Insolestread labs golf insole

Another popular option for golfers includes the Tread Labs Ramble Insoles.  These are removable, semi-custom insoles that provide increased stability for improved biomechanical support.

From the TreadLabs website:  “Improve your stance, your swing, and your comfort with Tread Labs arch support insoles. Perfect for golf shoes with removable insoles, Tread Labs golf shoe insoles feature a molded polypropylene arch support and a cushion foam top cover. The arch support provides biomechanical support. This keeps your feet comfortable while improving alignment and stability. The resilient foam top cover puts a spring in your step and adds comfort to any shoe.”

ProTalus Golf Insolesprotalus golf insole

The ProTalus insoles focus on three key elements:

  • Alignment
  • Support
  • Stability

All three are critical for top performance on the golf course.  These insoles were designed to improve alignment and positioning of your lower extremity in order to set you up for improved posture.  The focus on stability leads into better performance of a consistent weight shift and rotation in order to provide a more powerful golf swing.

Which Golf Insole is Best?

If you’re starting your search for the best golf insoles, I would check out these three options.  You will likely find a dozen different options for golfers, but your focus should be on finding an insole that provides stability and realigns your feet into better overall posture. 

For about $100, these insoles are not cheap, but you think of your feet as cheap?  If you put value on your health, then consider the importance of your joint health and comfort by giving your feet the support they need while you’re playing 18.  

Tim Fraticelli, DPT Physical Therapist

Tim Fraticelli is a Physical Therapist, Certified Financial Planner™ and founder of PTProgress.com. He loves to teach PTs and OTs ways to save time and money in and out of the clinic, especially when it comes to documentation or continuing education. Follow him on YouTube for weekly videos on ways to improve your financial health.