Running Accessories Reviews
Mar 9, 2014
from Portland, OR
I do not have arch issues (I actually have very good arches), but I actually have a different and overall worse set of problems. I have low volume feet and weak foot structure, causing my ankle to collapse downward upon impact each step. This results in knee pain, poor balance, etc. I have custom orthotics that correct this by providing angle and structure that my foot does not have. However, those custom orthotics do not work well in all shoes. For example, in my dress shoes, I get a lot of heel slippage. I have two pairs of these sole insoles. They are relatively thick, so they help to fill the shoes I put them in. Since I have low-volume feet, I generally have a lot of space leftover in all of my shoes. The support these insoles provide is great. I use them in running shoes and dress shoes. If you have higher volume feet, I may hesitate from buying these, as it may add too much volume to your shoe. Sole sells thinner insoles which should work if these do not. To sum up, here are the pros: - great support - can be heat molded (but do not have to be) - can be trimmed easily with scissors to fit a particular shoe - much less expensive than custom orthotics - add to the volume of the shoe, which is useful for people with low-volume feet (potentially a con) Honestly I do not really have any cons. If you are like me and need some kind of support in shoes, and your orthotics do not fit or work in though shoes for any reason, try these out.
Mar 9, 2014
from Southern Oregon
Lightweight, well stitched, and a good fit. I use it for cycling and cross-country skiing where I need a hat that won't overheat my head.
Mar 9, 2014
Very comfortable insole! It helps a lot (with comfort) if you take the recommendations that I did to get an appropriate fit, as it proved to be excellent advice. And that is, don't necessarily go with your shoe size when choosing a size. If you have a long arch, as I do, I went up a size and the arch area of the insole completely "cups" my entire arch without any gaps at all, making them "form-fitting". Try them on in a store first before you order them online, if you are not sure of what size you will need. If I went by my shoe-size, Women's 8.5 - 9, that would be the "D" size. But I chose a size "E" and just trimmed off the 1/2 inch or so of extra at the end and it was perfect. Very good cushion and firm, solid arch support...this coming from someone who cannot go without either! These are great, too, for the woman with a wider-than-average foot. Mine is C/D width and these are a perfect fit.