I was sent a package of Sof Sole insoles and performance socks many months ago after complaining about how my old running shoes had given me massive blisters after running my first half marathon. They were kind enough to send quite a few products for me to try out, hopefully eliminating any more blister breakouts on my next race. By replacing the worn out, paper-thin insoles on my running shoes and wearing real running socks, I have not experienced any new blisters and it may have also played a vital role in keeping me injury free as well, which is important for all runners.
I’ve only had the opportunity to use the Sof Sole Athlete™ Insoles, but have been very happy with it so far. When I first took out my old insoles, I was skeptical that it would even fit in the first place since the insoles were made to fit a range of shoe sizes. But once I removed the current insoles in my running shoes (which were very light because it was so worn out, and very beat up), I was able to slip the insoles in quite easily. The bottom of the Sof Sole insoles is made of this gel that (in addition to other features) keeps the insole from slipping around your shoe. With the first use, I definitely noticed a difference in comfort and support. Knowing that I had the protection I needed for my feet was very reassuring and allowed me to run worry-free and just enjoy the run.
I have never thought twice about how certain socks affects a runner, so I had always just worn the cheapest ones I could find at Walmart or Target. But after getting all of those blisters from my race, I felt that it was definitely time for a change. The Sof Sole performance socks that I received were the CoolMax Runner and Anti-Friction running socks. Both pairs were definitely more comfortable than the ones I had been running with before. The mesh venting at the top of the socks allows the feet to breathe and helps wick moisture as well. Washing the socks brings the sock back to the original shape that it was when I first wore them and still provides the same comfort and protection for me on my run. The pricing for these performance socks aren’t too bad and whatever extra I would have had to pay for these socks instead of the cheap ones are worth it if it will keep blisters off my feet!
The following is additional information about the Sof Sole insoles and performance socks found directly on the website.
All Sof Sole performance insoles reduce foot pain with unsurpassed technical features including:
- Full-foot IMPLUS foam sock absorption
- Hydrologix™ moisture management system
- Anti-microbial odor protection
- One year warranty
Sof Sole Athlete™ Insoles
The Sof Sole Athlete™ Insoles is quite simply the finest cushioning insole available. The Athlete features a neutral foot position perfect for most foot types and adds additional gel cushioning in the heel and forefoot. Built with our exclusive IMPLUS® foam, the Athlete provides superior shock absorption without bulk.
- Gel heel and forefoot protection – parts of your feet absorbing the most impact do not get worn down.
- Hydrologix™ moisture management system – keeps athlete’s feet dry, preventing bacteria and blisters.
- Max cushioning – for longer lasting protection during high-impact activities.
- Medium arch
Sof Sole Airr® Insoles
The Sof Sole Airr® insole is the first insole to combine an air cushioning system with moisture control technology. The Airr features an encapsulated air chamber for maximum cushioning and Coolmax top cover to provide climate control for the surface of your foot. Simply put, the Sof Sole Airr is the best performance insole available.
- Air chambers in heel and arch provide exceptional comfort while maximizing shock absorption
- Coolmax® fabric cover absorbs moisture and provides breathability for climate control
- Polymer gel forefoot cushioning
Sof Sole Custom™ Insoles
Completely moldable performance insole that provides personalized fit for spectacular performance comfort. Orthotic wearers and foot pain suffers alike can benefit from the support and cushioning offered by a customized fit. You simply heat it in the oven for a few minutes, place it in your shoe, then step in your shoe. The result is a customized fit with cushioning and support right where you need it!
Sof Sole Coolmax Runner Socks
Fine-knit, medium weight performance socks with Coolmax to wick away moisture to keep feet dry.
- Deep heel pocket
- Seamless toe
- Banded instep
- Mesh venting for breathability
Sof Sole Anti-Friction Socks
The Anti-Friction sock is designed to inherently limit motion of the sock on the foot. Selective bottom cushioning feels like a cushion sock with the low profile design of a sock liner. Integrated arch support and seamless toes make the Anti-Friction the most comfortable sock ever.