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ProView – Superfeet Work Cushion Review

You know those delightful squishy mats for standing in a kitchen, at a cash register, or at a work bench? Now imagine that that mat just walks around with you. That’s what it’s like slipping the Super Feet Work Cushion insole into your shoes.

Superfeet Work Cushion

Product Name: Superfeet Work Cushion

Product Description: Lightly structured, durable support that works as hard as you do, delivering long-lasting cushioning and comfort that stands up to the stress and strain of a long shift.

Offer price: MSRP: $54.99

  • Quality
    (5)
  • Features
    (5)
  • Fit
    (4)

Summary

If you’re looking for an insole to upgrade your work boot, puddle stomper, town-toodler, or apres-activity slip-on, I can’t recommend the Work Cushion enough. Just remember that the Work Cushion will likely be thicker than your stock insole and tune your shoe-volume expectations accordingly.

Overall
4.7

Pros

  • Instantly more comfortable than whatever you were wearing before (in anything but performance-fit shoes)

Cons

  • High volume, so shoes need a bit of extra space

A couple years ago I started wearing the thickest Altras I could get to help with standing around on a concrete floor at work. I just happened to be wearing those plush Altras when I received the Work Cushion insole. Of course I immediately swapped the new insoles into my Altras and… wow. The difference was startling, in the most comfortable way.

Performance/Fit/Features

I wear a women’s US 10 and ordered the Super Feet size D. Their size chart seems spot on. I tried the Work Cushion in a few different shoes – 2 pairs of Altras, some Xtra Tuffs, some Forsakes, and an unmentionable injected foam slipper. I found the high volume of the insole to be a little much in the Altras – my heel felt too high in the heel cup in an oh-no-chaffing sort of way. But in the Xtra Tuffs and Forsakes (and, heaven help me, the Crocs) the insole felt great. Now the Work Cushion lives in my Xtra Tuffs, which is my go-to shoe for working around my winter job at some slope-side condos (ok ok it’s also my go-to shoe for almost everything non-ski boot related in winter).

As Spring got hotter, I even found myself appreciating what started as a joke: the insole+Croc. That comfort and breathability combo… wow. The face fabric of the insole is smooth and soft (I’d almost be tempted to try it without a sock if I wasn’t morally opposed to such things). There’s a nice rigid heel donut situation that beckons for your heel to settle in and relax as it does the work of holding up your skeleton. I didn’t have to trim the insole at all, but I imagine that you’d need a nice burly pair of scissors to get the job done (don’t try it with a multi-tool or Swiss Army knife… you know who you are).

I received the insoles just at the end of my winter work season so I wasn’t able to put them through the toughest of paces, but in wearing them every chance I had I feel pretty confident that my feet will thank me when I use these for long summer days of work and personal projects. I also really enjoy them in my apres-ski shoes (those Xtra Tuffs). I have some nerve pain that’s increasingly aggravated by long days of ski touring and it’s nice to have a luxurious place for my feet to land after I liberate them from ski boots.

What sets this product apart?

In the past, I’d used the Super Feet Copper Memory Foam insole as my comfy/work shoe go to. It was comfortable, but nothing compared to the magic of the Work Cushion. I compared the thickness of the Work Cushion to a few stock insoles. Turns out the thickness matters so much less than whatever mystical materials science exists in the Work Cushion insole. I don’t understand it, but I’m here for it.

Who is this product for?

Use these insoles if you’re on your feet a lot at work, or even if you’re just on your feet at the grocery store. While I’d love to shove these into every piece of footwear I own, the thickness that lends itself so wonderfully to comfort in a “town” shoe would spell certain doom for blood flow and nerve endings in any sort of performance-fit footwear.

The Final Word

If you’re looking for an insole to upgrade your work boot, puddle stomper, town-toodler, or apres-activity slip-on, I can’t recommend the Work Cushion enough. Just remember that the Work Cushion will likely be thicker than your stock insole and tune your shoe-volume expectations accordingly.


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About the Gear Tester

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Cori Bucherl
Crystal Mountain

In 2014 Cori diverged from an engineering career to pursue her passion of adventuring in the mountains. She spends her winters living, working, and skiing at Crystal Mountain, WA, and her summers riding bikes and slinging guidance at a bike shop in Hood River, OR. Shoulder seasons are for exploring the West on skis and bikes out of her 97 Astro Van, Gladys. When she’s not playing outside, you’ll find her baking, reading, and building a tiny house on wheels. You can follow her on IG @corilives.

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