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Best Achilles Tendonitis Shoe Inserts To Buy In 2020: Top 5 Picks for Ultimate Relief

Achilles Tendonitis  is the clinical name for an injury caused by overusing the Achilles tendon (this is the band of tissue connecting the calf muscles of the lower leg to the heel bone). We rely on our Achilles tendons to walk, run or just use our feet in any way. The most common cause of Achilles Tendonitis is abruptly increasing the intensity/duration of running. This inflammation can result in hindrance in daily activities like climbing stairs, walking briskly and running are compromised heavily. 

However, you’re in luck as I have compiled a list of five shoe inserts specifically designed to relieve the pain from such injuries and provide your feet the comfort to function without any pain! These shoe inserts have been picked out on the basis of the type of shoes you wear as well! Podiatrists suggest that an ankle brace or a shoe with an elevated heel and a turned-up toe or even a rocker beneath the toe will mitigate the burden on the Achilles tendon, and hence relieve the pain. 

1. Powerstep Pinnacle Insole

Best Overall

  • Strong foot support
  • Double layer foam cushioning
  • Anti-microbial fabric
  • Heel cup starts protruding with time

Material: Polypropylene, Fabric | Size: Men's 10-10.5, Women's 12 | Arch Support: Yes | Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces | Package Dimensions: 13.3 x 4.3 x 1.9 inches

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Topping our list this time is the champion of relieving Achilles Tendonitis, the Pinnacle Insole by Powerstep! These premium quality insoles are made in the USA with the strong traits of being cost-effective, durable and also pain-relieving. 

These shoe inserts definitely pass for sturdy “medical-grade” foot support, as they are designed especially in a compact manner, sporting a semi-rigid shell which provides the flexibility that you need within a shoe. Moreover, these shoe inserts also provide full arch support for mild to moderate pronation in order to provide compression and cushioning to your feet and reduce pain. 

 These come with an impressive Deep Heel Cradle and the Double Layer Foam Cushioning that is designed especially to protect the heel during physical activities that can potentially put some sort of strain on the foot. This helps to reduce the intense impact of landing and provides greater stabilization for the foot. Moreover, the Anti-Microbial Top Fabric is designed to reduce friction, and ultimately heat, while during physical exertion, which means that your feet remain healthy and safe from microbes growing inside the shoe. 

Lastly, the only downside that exists to these shoe inserts is that the insole can eventually start protruding from the heel cup, but that happens over time, probably around when you’d need a replacement! 

Overall, the Powerstep Pinnacle Comfort are a pretty great deal packed with superior quality and comfort, cherry topped with value for money!

2. Heel Seats Foot Orthotic Inserts by Heel That Pain

Best Orthotic Results

  • Deep Heel Cup with 360 degree motion control
  • Fit any shoe
  • 120 days guarantee
  • May not work for some people

Material: specially formulated rubbers, Hybrid blend of gel and rubber and SEBS rubber | Size: Women’s 6.5-10, Men’s 5-8 | Arch Support: Yes | Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces | Product Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches

Last Update on 2020-07-06 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Ranking second on this list are clinically proven and patented Heel Seats Foot Orthotic Inserts by Heel That Pain! Made in the USA, these apply a “therapeutic acupressure” to the heel area, all the while employing an all-natural way. They are incorporated with an anti-slip mechanism as well which avoids moisture and sweat inside the shoe. 

These Heel Seat Foot Orthotics provide absolute support with 360-degree motion control for improved posture, comfort and foot structure during runs, walks or even just standing. They also easily fit into a variety of shoes, almost any shoe for me. I usually toss them inside the washing machine for convenient cleaning. 

By elevating the heel, these inserts do their job of reducing the forces causing tension  on your Achilles tendon, and further preventing you from the exertion and impact on the foot. The special Fascia Bar Technology is incorporated to protect the parts of the feet that are more sensitive or vulnerable to tensile forces. 

While it is true that I started seeing results within a week as well, these shoe inserts are not specifically best suited for everyone. So you better check your options out. 

All in all, these insoles are a must-have pair from the list because of the premium comfort they get you for such an accessible price

3. Green Premium-U Insole by Superfeet

Best Biomechanical

  • Great fit
  • Biomechanical shape
  • Odor control coating
  • Too much arch support for flat feet

Material: High-Density Foam | Size: Women’s 8.5-10, Men’s 7.5-9 | Arch Support: Yes | Shipping Weight: N/A | Product Dimensions: 4.38 x 1.63 x 13.63 inches

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Securing the third rank on this list are the Green Premium-U Insoles by Superfeet! These insoles are made of a High-Density foam and the sole is a synthetic material. The insoles are imported.

These shoe insoles come with a Deep Heel Cup which is a special agent for providing maximum support, cushioning, and shock absorption. Moreover, it especially positions the foot in such a way that the soft tissues are targeted through the biomechanical shape that these shoe inserts are made up of. In addition to the comfort they provide, these shoe inserts have an Odor Control Coating which is made up of “all natural” materials. This coating targets and diminishes bacteria that are responsible for causing foot-odor. 

The foundation of these inserts is energizing, and they are uniquely sculpted for support and pain relief. There is a Stabilizer Cap that lies on the base of the insole in order to provide support to the rear foot and adding structure and stability to the layer of foam beneath.

However, if you do have flat feet, you may find these a little uncomfortable as the arch in these inserts is pretty high. Otherwise, these are great value for money and provide the comfort that someone with Achilles Tendonitis might be looking for! 

4. Heel Cushions with Massaging Gel Advanced by Dr. Scholl's

Best Shock Absorption

  • All Day shock absorption
  • Money back guarantee
  • Responsive wave cushioning
  • The shoe insert might not stay in place

Material: High-Density Foam | Size: Women's 6-10, Men's 8-13 | Arch Support: Yes | Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces | Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.2 x 6.6 inches

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Successfully making it to this list of competent shoe inserts is the famous Dr Scholl’s Heel Cushions with Massaging Gel Advanced especially designed for those seeking relief from the prolonged pain in their feet. 

These shoe inserts provide an All-Day shock absorption and cushioning in order to provide the feet with the comfort that they long for. This is brought to you by Dr. Scholl’s unique composition of shoe inserts with a Massaging Gel Technology, which means that they also fit into any shoe that you put them in. I noticed that I didn’t have to trim them to fit into any of my shoes. There’s also a Money Back Guarantee if the product isn’t satisfactory.

This high grade gel reduces the impact on the Achilles Tendon and provides all day comfort to your feet. The surface of the shoe inserts is textured and kind of massages the foot soles to give you a longer endurance while you’re walking or running. The only issue in these incredible insoles is that they can move around inside the shoe, i.e. not stay in place, if you’re performing any extraneous physical activity.  

In summary, these slim designed inserts provide a raised profile, fit into shoes and help in distribution of weight. The Responsive Wave Cushioning at the back of the foot area has an even softer gel and gives extreme cushioning and more impact absorption while providing extended comfort. 

5. Adjustable Orthopedic Heel Lift Inserts by Dr. Foot's

Best Cushioning

  • Adjustable heel height
  • Washable
  • Self-adhesive and Moisture wicking
  • The insert layer can get stuck inside a narrow shoe

Material: High-Density Foam | Size: Women's 4.5-9.5, Men's 6-8.5 | Arch Support: Yes | Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces | Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 1.2 inches

Last Update on 2020-07-06 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Last but not the least, icing on the cake, our conclusive product which is just as packed with premium quality features: The Adjustable Orthopedic Heel Lift Inserts by Dr. Foot! As the name suggests itself, these shoe inserts are unique in the sense that they serve the quality of adjustable heel lift inserts. 

The best feature on these heels is the Adjustable Design as a result of the adjustable three layers which can allow you to elevate the foot by adding extra layers according to your preference (one, two or three). This is done through the help of a strong and reliable self-adhesive that is capable of attaching to the surface and staying in place strictly, for prolonged comfort of the feet.  

These insoles are composed of a high-quality, medical-grade PU gel to support the weight, and give you just enough support and space to keep your feet adjusted properly in place as you move around, walk or run. The fabric on these inserts is durable, breathable, moisture wicking and as mentioned before, washable.

In conclusion, at a low price these shoe inserts are your best bet to fit into different foot types while keeping your shoes comfortable to accommodate your feet and keep them safe from Achilles Tendonitis. The only downside is that at some times, the sticky layers would get stuck inside a sandal or a more narrow shoe. Otherwise, these are a great deal!

Nora Carter

Nora Carter is a a successful business lady as well as a passionate writer; with expertise in shoes, boots and related areas. She turns her personal experience into meaningful content that adds value in readers' life, helping in their buying decisions and solving related daily life matters.

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