Top 5 Work Boots Insoles for Your Foot’s Comfort

You would think that purchasing an expensive, name brand boot means that your feet will still be comfortable at the end of the day.

This, however, is not always true for a number reasons. Some companies may try to cut costs of the boot by using cheaper insoles because they are something that is often overlooked when publishing a book.

Other companies may include insoles that are not as soft or as durable as you would also like because people have different preferences for the thickness of their insoles.

Finally, you may need more or less arch support than the boot offers and this can usually be fixed with an insert.

You will want to do as much research when choosing your insole as you did when choosing your boot. The right orthotic can last a year or more and make it so that your feet are not fatigued or in pain at the end of the work day. Read on to learn more about the best insoles for work boots.

Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel$$4.9 out of 5
Gel Comfort$$4.8 out of 5
Timberland PRO Men's Anti-Fatigue$$4.7 out of 5
BeyondComfort$$4.8 out of 5
Superfeet Black Premium$$4.8 out of 5

Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Work

These insoles have a rubber and gel construction that leaves them thick, but supportive. Despite the thickness of these inserts and their heavy construction, they have enough give that they will not damage your feet.

These insoles add a layer of comfort to your feet, while the rubber does well to absorb the impact. There is also a pattern that can massage your foot enough to be soothing for some people, though others say this feature does not work well.

You shape these to your shoe by cutting to adjust the size. This is easy because there are markings on the insole to use as a guide. Finally, they offer good support around the ball of your foot, as well as the heel.

There are a few considerations to make before purchasing. Some people found that the entire insole was not thick enough, while others found that the toe area was thin. Additionally, the thickness means that it does not work well if you have existing insoles in your boots.

Verdict: These insoles are a little on the thick side, so you will need to replace the entire insole in your boot. The toe area is too thin for some, but these are a good insole that absorbs impact well and helps your foot stay comfortable throughout the work day. 

Gel Comfort

These soft insoles offer good support but also high levels of comfort. It is constructed of foam middle layers, a honeycomb gel area to absorb shock and reduce fatigue when you are on your feet, and a polyester top layer that helps hold your foot in place, so it does not slide around in your boot.

The polyester layer also has an antibacterial treatment that will prevent odors and bacterial growth. Some other benefits include the ventilation holes near the front that add breathability, a deep heel cup area, and an easy-to-follow trim-to-fit guide.

The only downside is the incredible thickness. Unfortunately, this comfortable insole will not fit in every boot.

Verdict: These insoles are comfortable and do great things for your feet. The ventilation holes, antibacterial lining, and “sticky” top layer make it a wonderful choice. 

Timberland PRO Men’s Anti-Fatigue

These insoles are made with an anti-fatigue design and a OrthoLite top layer that works hard to regulate the temperature of your feet and control odors and bacteria. The design allows it to cradle your foot, while the arch is designed to adapt to any type of arch for maximum support and comfort.

When you wear these work shoes, you will find that your feet are not tired or fatigued at the end of the day. They are wide, so they are a good option for people with wide boots but you can also trim them down to make them fit.

There are a few downsides of this shoe. First, they are thick so they may not be compatible with all boot fits. You may also find that the size is not as true to size as you would like.

To prevent problems, always order large because you can trim them down to fit.  Finally, these are a good choice for work boots but not for activities requiring a lot of lateral movements or jumping, which can cause the insole to tear.

Verdict: This insole does have some downsides, mainly with sizing. They will make a great insole because they are cushioned, absorb impact well, and stand up to hard work for the long term. The uniquely designed arch of this shoe is also a great feature that will help make this insole perfect for your foot. 


These orthotic insoles use high-quality gel to absorb impact when you walk and reduce the amount of pressure felt by your feet. It is designed to cradle your foot, has extra gel in key impact areas, and offers plenty of padding under the heel. These can support a high arch, however, they will also accommodate someone with flat feet.

The foam and gel combination of materials used by this shoe work well to leave your feet relaxed at the end of a long day. They feature clear ridges so that you can trim them to fit in your boots and a sticky bottom that prevents them from sliding around in your shoe.

In addition to these features, these insoles are washable. They also come with a 3-year warranty and a bonus pair of gel insoles. The extra gel insoles are cooling so your feet do not get hot in the summer and they offer regular arch support, while the main pair offers support for higher arches.

The downside of this shoe is that the cut to fit does not work for people with small feet. This includes women’s sizes 5-8 and smaller.

Verdict: If you do not have small feet, these insoles make the perfect companion for your boots. They absorb impact from standing and walking, are padded for comfort, and support both high and regular arches. The warranty is also a great bonus. 

Superfeet Black Premium

These inserts offer light support for your boot and they are thin enough that you can put them on top of your factory issued boot insole or inside of non-roomy boots. They are made of dual layers of high-density foam and feature an outer coating that is free of latex, 100% vegan, and covered in a natural anti-bacterial coating.

The heel cup provides some comfort and support, while a stabilizer cap found at the rear of the shoe holds it in place so that it does not slide around in your shoe. This is a good choice for people with a low arch, no arch, or a high arch.

While this insole is lightweight, it also does not have the padding or support that some people need. The toe area is especially then and some people find that the material shifts as they walk, which is very uncomfortable.

Verdict: This insole is a good choice for the worker that needs just a little extra padding in their shoe or who needs to add an insole to make their boot tighter. It does provide some cushioning and support, but not the level that you find in most other insoles. 

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Some of the most important features are durability, support, and level of comfort. For that reason, the chosen best is:


These insoles are the best for many reasons. Starting with their incredible level of comfort, their long-term wash and wear durability, and their 3-year warranty. They cradle your foot well, have gel in high-impact areas to stop your foot from feeling the impact as you work, and can support a high (or low) arch.

While these are not the best choice for anyone with especially small feet, anyone else should try out these orthotics. You can even trim them if necessary to fit your feet for a customized fit.

As you seek out the best orthotic inserts, be sure to keep a few things in mind. First, choose an insert that can provide the arch support and level of comfort that you need. Second, be sure that the insole you choose will fit inside of your current work boot. Be cautious of the height.

Finally, make sure that you choose the best insole for your own foot’s comfort. The same insole will not work for everyone so don’t be afraid to spend money shopping around until you find what is right for you.