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Do you recommend Hoka's with insoles AND custom orthotics or should I remove their insoles and use only my custom orthotics?

Asked 3 years ago

Hello, I have been wearing my new Hoka's Clifton 7's for around 2 weeks now, finally feeling the comfort as in no heel pain but I was hoping they had more of a bounce as I am already flat-footed. How many of you wear Hoka's as they are or remove their insole and put your own orthotic in? Trying to find a solution that makes them feel less flat. Thanks


Upstep Staff

Upstep Staff

Monday, May 24, 2021

We do not recommend wearing both the insoles from your Hoka sneakers and custom orthotics.

If you were using OTC insoles, you'd probably need both sets of insoles for the best comfort. However, custom insoles are different. Custom orthotics factor in the exact shape of your foot, and they also factor in the shape and type of shoes you'll be wearing. This means the insoles from your Hoka sneakers won't be necessary.

It's best to buy custom orthotics for everyday wear or sports for optimum benefits. Upstep offers different custom insoles suited for each activity to offer targeted support and comfort.

Alexandra Black

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Yes! I recommend using custom orthotics with Hoka shoes. I have a pair, and I use Upstep custom orthotics to give me more support and comfort. Hoka insoles are removable and should be removed if you are going to insert Upstep custom orthotics. Hoka's insoles have plenty of cushioning, so if you don't take the original insoles out, the chances are that the orthotics won't sit well in the shoe. I suggest you take a look at some of the Upstep orthotics on offer. Here's a link to Upstep's shop: https://www.upstep.com/shop/all-orthotics

Abel Austin

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Are your Hokas Clifton 7’s stability shoes? Stability shoes are shoes that are meant to fix pronation issues by adding in a higher density material to the medial side of the shoe near the mid-foot or heel. Only that the support in them might not really fit you. Which is what Upstep custom orthotics do really well - the are made according to your feet needs. 

Imagine folding a napkin to balance out the leg of a table; now you can enjoy a nice meal, right? Well, if your friend tries to add another napkin to the same table leg that was already corrected, then the whole thing is thrown off again. Adding an orthotic to a shoe… same idea. You may have to remove the insole. I recommend removing the insole and replacing it with one of Upstep's custom orthotics because they are tailored specifically to help with your pronation problems. Take a look at their products made for flat feet: https://www.upstep.com/products/custom-orthotics-for-flat-feet

Harper Wilson

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Comfort is one thing. The springy feel you're looking for is quite another. While your Hoka shoe may help achieve the first quickly, it may not help with the second. The good thing is Hoka insoles are removable. You should insert your custom orthotics into your Hoka shoes for better effect.

Babafemi Adebajo

Babafemi Adebajo

Friday, October 28, 2022

You shouldn't remove the insoles of your Hoka's since it's already giving you result in some form. What you can do to get more out of it is to have a custom insole made. With a custom insert like Upstep insoles, for example, the type of shoe is also factored into the design.

Adeline Neal

Friday, January 19, 2024

It's recommended that you remove the insoles that come with Hoka shoes and use only custom orthotics for the best comfort. Ensure you choose the correct size orthotic that fits nicely inside the shoe, and select a Hoka model with a removable insole. Wearing both may compromise the comfort and effectiveness of the inserts.

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