Ergon IP3 Solestar insole review

We’ve tested the Ergon IP3 Solestar insoles, designed specifically for use in cycling shoes

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ergon IP3 Solestar insoles are a good way to sort out a pair of cycling shoes that you find painful. Ergon claims that they’ll help with your pedal stroke too. But they’re quite expensive and aren’t easily washable.

Reasons to buy
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    Helps stabilise the foot through the pedalling stroke

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    Rigid central structure helps with pedalling efficiency

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    Adds comfort and support over cheaper insoles

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Reasons to avoid
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    Can’t machine wash

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    Toe vents are a bit sharp-edged

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If you suffer from hot foot, heel lift or aches and pains in your feet or legs when cycling, it might be worth swapping out your shoes’ insoles for a more ergonomic footbed like the Ergon IP3 Solestar.

Many cycling shoes come with pretty low budget insoles that don’t support the foot well, particularly if you have a higher arch. This can let it slip around during the pedalling stroke, allowing your ankle joints to move from side to side.

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