Return to Play Carbon Fiber Insole

Return to Play Carbon Fiber Insole

Regular price $48.00 Sale

PLEASE NOTE:  The inserts are designed to fit in either the right or left shoe.  When ordering for either the right or left foot, you will only need to select the appropriate size to fit your shoe.  Since these are sold as a single unit, you will want to order two if needing for both feet.

RTP carbon fiber inserts were developed as an off-the-shelf insert for either the right of left shoe to make the shoe more rigid. They were designed to replace the heavier spring steel inserts that are prone to rusting and damaging shoes. The carbon fiber inserts are a ¼ of the weight of the spring steel inserts.

The RTP carbon fiber insert is very light and extremely strong. They are also known as carbon fiber plates or foot plates. RTP carbon inserts are used successfully for acute and chronic injuries to reduce fore-foot and mid-foot stress while walking or running by minimizing the range of motion. This RTP carbon fiber insole is used directly under the removable shoe insert, or under a full length custom orthotic for protection of the foot after injuries or surgery.

The RTP carbon insert is perfect for common foot injuries such as turf toe, metatarsal stress fractures, toe fractures, metatarsal fractures, Lis franc injuries, Jones fracture, mid-foot sprains and post-op foot surgeries that require a rigid supported insole.

The RTP carbon insert is primarily used by injured athletes. The inserts allow athletes to play by providing support to injured foot and are also recommended by physicians for patients with foot injuries which allows them to wear normal shoes after injuries or surgical procedures. The carbon fiber insert is placed directly under the sock liner in the shoe or under the orthotic. It is a universal foot design (works for either the left or right shoe) and currently comes in three densities.

  • Semi-rigid Flexible carbon fiber shoe insert used for foot injuries that need additional support. Often used for turf toe, mid-foot sprains, metatarsal stress fractures, toe fractures, prevention of recurring chronic injuries, and transition from rigid insert to semi-rigid as injury improves.

  • Rigid The rigid carbon fiber insert is used for more acute injuries that need more rigidity. Injuries such as Lis Franc, metatarsal fractures, acute turf toe, and transition from walking boot to shoe. Usually athletes are started with this insert when they return to play

  • Arthritic Arthritic is used primarily for mid-foot arthritis or other conditions requiring minimal movement of the foot. Not recommended for athletes to compete in

These come individually - not sold as a pair.  


To properly size the insert, stand barefoot and measure foot in cm and that converts to proper size.