ENERTOR insoles review

Made with a layer of D3O material, but do they do the job?

ENERTOR insoles review

There are plenty of insoles on the market, but one pair I highly recommend are these ENERTOR ones. 

While they’re pricey at £39.99, they really do work. Much of their effectiveness is down to a material called D3O in them. If you’re a motorcyclist, you’ll know what D3O is as it’s used a lot in protective armour in biking gear.

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34% energy return because of the D3O material

The D3O is a classed as a ‘smart’ material because it starts off soft, but when it’s impacted, it absorbs and disperses energy, then becomes flexible again.

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Old insoles (top) and the new ENERTOR ones (bottom)

I popped the ENERTORs in to old faithful Saucony TR8 Excursion trainers and have spent the past month running in them. I even wore them for a six hour hike in the Brecon Beacons.

Plus points are I haven’t had to cut any material off the insoles like I have had to do with other insoles to make them fit inside my trainers. The only downside is that my heels do feel a little looser in the trainer because of the thicker padding underfoot raising my heel up.

However, this minor issue is far outweighed by the comfort and support they give.

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Dan putting the ENERTOR insoles to the test on a muddy trail in the Peak District

I’ve recently had issues with my left Achilles tendon and the ENERTOR insoles have made a massive difference to my recovery and to my flat-fleet, which are now much less painful, especially after I run 10 kilometres or more.

If you have any foot issues and want some proper support then the extra expense of the ENERTOR insoles are well worth the investment.