Gear Review: Improve Fit, Boost Comfort

These after-market insoles control motion, fill excess volume, and more.

Sole Softec Response

> Pros Heat-moldable (up to 5 times) for a custom fit; deep heel pocket and high arches improve leg and foot alignment for hikers who overpronate or supinate; excellent underfoot rock protection

> Cons High arch support may be overkill for flat feet

> Price $45


Superfeet Orange (men’s) and Berry (women’s)

> Pros Firm support specifically designed for pronators; high-density EVA and cushy rubber forefoot padding for shock absorption; thin profile is well suited to medium- and high-volume feet

> Cons Not moldable; give feet time to adapt to the arch support

> Price $45


Spenco Polysorb Flow Cool

> Pros Venting channels and perforations cool feet on hot days (especially in boots that have breathable side panels); low profile leaves wiggle room

> Cons Minimal arch support and motion control

> Price $25