Nothing in this review should be taken as medical advice— we’d always recommend talking to a professional if you have questions about insoles and their effect on your feet and body. This post also contains affiliate links, and we may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking them.
As someone who often wears orthotic insoles, I found Fulton’s insoles to offer a good level of support for everyday walks. If you’re looking for a sustainable insole that offers great levels of support, Fulton’s are definitely worth trying.
|✔ Mold to your foot|
✔ Fully natural materials
✔ Handmade in Porto, Portugal
✔ Fit perfectly in most shoes
✔ Affordable compared to traditional insole options
|❌ The Cactus Leather upper is slightly slippery at first|
Fulton was started by Libie Motchan and Daniel Nelson— two entrepreneurs who were experiencing pain and discomfort everyday, caused by the shoes and insoles they were using.
We also had the chance to interview them, so make sure to check that out here if you’d like to learn more about Fulton and the founders’ mission.
What Makes Fulton’s Insoles Unique?
Fulton’s insoles are made from completely sustainable materials, which is a refreshing change from plastic and synthetic-based insoles.
The insoles are made from:
- Cork for the bottom layer
- Cactus leather for the top layer
- Sustainable latex foam for a comfy mid layer
The insoles are then hand assembled in Porto, Portugal.
Another unique factor is that it can cost hundreds for your own custom insoles. Cork naturally molds to the shape of your foot, providing support in all the right places. It’s affordable, natural, and effective.
Fulton Insoles Fit True to Size
When you first add your Fulton insoles into your pair of shoes of choice (I added them into my Allbirds Tree Pipers).
The insoles were the same size as the shoes, and they fit in snugly without issue. No need to trim them or bend the edges.
Truthfully, they don’t feel perfect at first, but, that’s to be expected.
Fulton’s website says the insoles need approximately 10 hours of wear before the cork fully molds to your unique foot shape and walking style.
How Cork Insoles Mold To Your Feet
Over time (and after about 10 hours of wear) the cork insoles mold to your feet shape.
For some people, there may be more movement than there is in others, so don’t worry if your insoles look different to pictures you’ve seen online.
While it’s tricky to see much from the photo, my pair have changed shape mainly around the ball of the foot. Despite pronating, the arch on the insole stayed solid and supportive.
I was initially worried that the arch section would mold downwards as I applied pressure to it when walking, but luckily, that worry was dispelled over time.
I’m looking forward to seeing if they continue to adapt to my foot shape, or whether they’ll hold their shape from here on out.
Are Fulton’s Worth The Money?
This is a question that’s difficult to answer.
If you’re looking for a comfortable insole that offers more support than the insoles that come with most shoes, they’re a great option.
Are they going to completely eliminate problems that poor insoles cause? It’s unlikely.
That said, we love that Fulton’s insoles are made from natural and sustainable materials, so they’re an excellent alternative to most insoles which are made using harsh chemicals and synthetic gels.
You can read up more on the insoles at WalkFulton.com.