I bought these for my bicycling shoes. The insoles made my feet feel squeeze tighter in the shoes because they rubbed up a bit on top of my shoes more than I would like. My hope is that they will compress a bit. However, other cyclists would like a tighter fit for more efficient pedaling. The problem with rating insoles in that everyones' feet and preferences are different. I like having a bit more movement than most in my feet, so my advice is to go to a Moosejaw store and bring the shoes with you to try on.