About Us

SOLESTAR – the Experts for Sports Performance Insoles.

With its high performance shoe insoles SOLESTAR has established itself in the professional sports world within only a few years. Today, the company is the insole supplier of choice for many professional cyclists and skiers.

What makes the SOLESTAR cycling insoles so innovative lies in the patented Stabilization-Delta design of their insoles that optimizes the ergonomics of the foot within the shoe and thereby enhances the athletes performance.

SOLESTAR invention

Behind the idea of an insole concept designed for specific sports stands the German sports scientist Oliver Elsenbach. Since 2003 he has been advising cyclists of all levels in areas of training plans, seat positioning, and insoles. 

Through his specialized work, he recognized the potential for insoles that are specially designed for a better performance in cycling.

Success based on experience

Elsenbach worked closely with professional athletes like the pro riders Gerald Ciolek, Christian Knees, Fabian Cancellara and André Greipel, coordinating several practical test series on a new insole concept.

This work resulted in the development of the patented design which is the basis of all SOLESTAR insoles. In 2010 the company SOLESTAR GmbH was founded with its headquarters in Berlin.

A subsidiary in Cologne focuses on athlete support and product development.


Team Lotto Soudal

LTDSHS (German Sport University Athletics Team) Köln

Leopard Racing Team

FES (German Sports Equipment Institute)

BDR (German Cyclists' Federation)

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Racing Team

Team CANYON//SRAM Racing

German Track Cycling Team Endurance