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Thin, do-it-yourself custom footbeds

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Hello,

 

Are there any thin, mold-it-yourself-at-home custom insoles out there?  I know there are thick, beefy ones, but not sure about thin ones?

post #2 of 7

I'm not positive whether thin or DIY but Aline is out there.

 

http://www.aline.com/sports/ski

post #3 of 7

A-lines are not thin nor are they moldable..

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So far it looks like my options are ZAPZ, and SOLE.  The former looks rather puffy and wide, plus some antiquated idea from the past that hasn't been updated.

 

The SOLE looks OK, but I question how well they actually mold to your foot.  Plus, it's a weighted molding process.  They have a "Chris Davenport" edition.  Haha, yeah right that guy actually uses these...

post #5 of 7

 

The SOLE looks OK, but I question how well they actually mold to your foot.  Plus, it's a weighted molding process.  They have a "Chris Davenport" edition.  Haha, yeah right that guy actually uses these...

Without making any comment on the value of DIY insoles, I will say that to his credit, Chris Davenport, does indeed use his signature insoles in his boots.

 

No fooling!

 

jl

post #6 of 7

sole molds to your foot.  They are thermo moldable, or you can just let your weight mold them over time, if you have time.  This is especially good if your arches on your feet aren't symmetrical.  There was just a recent thread on this same subject:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/113827/top-of-the-line-generic-insoles-super-feet

 

I happen to use Sole softec response.

What I took out of it is the end consensus was these off-the-shelf insoles depend on your foot, just like boots.  Some brands match and work well for some people, but other people hate them, and vice versa.  For the same brand, one person says too stiff and the other says too floppy, so th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Just be sure whatever off-the-shelf insole you do choose has sizing that matches your boot with minimal trimming.  The less modifications you have to do, the better.

post #7 of 7
Look at this site, at bd footbeds.
http://www.boot-doc.com/en/
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