The footbeds of my Encore shoes wore out rather quickly, although I do wear them regularly. I tried various versions of the Dr. Scholl insole type, but just got frustrated with the lack of comfort. I was about to just move on to another shoe when the bright idea struck me that there just may be replacement insoles for these shoes from the manufacturer. Well, lo and behold, there are and they are wonderful. The shoes now feel like they did when they were new, which were very comfortable then and are my number one go-to pair of shoes, socks or not. The $12 for the footbeds saved the $80 shoes.