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What is a good insole for absorbing moisture in a shoe?

Asked by gunther (113 points ) 1 month ago

I’ve had the same brand of boots for the past four years, and I never had a problem with my feet feeling damp at the end of the day. I recently got a new pair of boots from a different manufacturer, and while they are very comfortable, moisture does tend to build up, which I’m not used to and which is somewhat annoying. I was thinking there must be some kind of insole on the market that absorbs moisture during the day while you’re wearing the shoe, and then dries out during the night so it can do its thing again the next day. I’m not sure what brand to buy because all of these insoles seem to tout their odor-eliminating properties, which is irrelevant to me. I need moisture absorption. Any recommendations for a good moisture absorbing insole?

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Are you actually walking through water and snow? If so then the boot simply is not waterproof I am thinking and an insole won’t do anything. You can put your feet in plastic bags and then into the boot to protect your feet and socks from getting damp, but it sounds like the boot will continue to get damp.

gunther's avatar

No, I live in Arizona and there’s no water or snow at all. Just sweat building up inside the boot.

JLeslie's avatar

@gunther It must be the fabric they use in the lining. Look for an insert that doesn’t take up much room and hope for the best. Dr. Scholl’s is probably as good as any. I think they have displays in Walgreens. I don’t have a specific recommendation, but when you look at the selection it should steer you in the right direction. Or, you could google and call their customer service.

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