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post #1 of 28
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What do you guys think of these? : I just bought a pair of new boots and some green superfeet insoles. They seem to be alot better than the stock insoles that came with the boots. I'm sure I could get better footbeds from a shop that will make them but these really did'nt cost me much because they kind of threw them in with the boots.
post #2 of 28
You hit it on the head. And they may be enough for you, depending on your feet, your boots, your skills, and all those other variables...
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
You hit it on the head. And they may be enough for you, depending on your feet, your boots, your skills, and all those other variables...
I guess I should give them a couple of weeks to see how they work out. I have duck feet so I'll have to see how it goes. I had to take my boots off twice tonight because my feet were killing me while breaking in my boots.It was mostly my right foot that was the problem and after a couple of hours I was just flipping up the buckles on my instep and toe while on the lift. Overall I like the Mojo's eventhough they hurt for awhile I can tell their alot better than what I had.

Thanks for the reply.
post #4 of 28
Trekchick just had these done in her boots. Maybe we will see a report from her later.
post #5 of 28

Custom fit footbeds

I had the custom-fit cork Superfeet footbeds fitted with my Raichle Flexcomps when I purchased the boots 5 years ago, and I've never regretted the money that I spent on them. I can ski all day long and never touch my buckles.
I was so impressed with the footbeds that I had the hard sole ones custom fit for my hiking boots and dance shoes too.
I'd had custom orthodics made by a professional which never worked as well as the custom fit Superfeet.

So, if the regular green ones don't work, try the custom-fit ones. Did you say what kind of boots you had purchased?
post #6 of 28
I had the regular green ones in my ski boots for about 6 years or more. I've just changed to the cork ones. (and the green ones were moved to the shoes I'm wearing now)
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Hunki View Post
I had the custom-fit cork Superfeet footbeds fitted with my Raichle Flexcomps when I purchased the boots 5 years ago, and I've never regretted the money that I spent on them. I can ski all day long and never touch my buckles.
I was so impressed with the footbeds that I had the hard sole ones custom fit for my hiking boots and dance shoes too.
I'd had custom orthodics made by a professional which never worked as well as the custom fit Superfeet.

So, if the regular green ones don't work, try the custom-fit ones. Did you say what kind of boots you had purchased?
Head Mojo heat fits. I'll have to ask about the cork footbeds if these dont work out. I did'nt see any of them at the shop but I'm sure they can get them.

Thanks for the reply.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
I had the regular green ones in my ski boots for about 6 years or more. I've just changed to the cork ones. (and the green ones were moved to the shoes I'm wearing now)

How much difference is their between the two?
post #9 of 28
I've found the best for the price non-custom insoles (IMHO) are the ones made for ski boots by Shock Doctor. The Canadien national team strongly endorses them. They're under $30.00 US and come in a variety of sizes (even for really large feet.
post #10 of 28
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How much difference is their between the two?

The green ones are a generic shape, but the cork ones are heated and then vacuum moulded to your feet, so they are a precise and unique shape.
post #11 of 28
The green ones take up a lot of volume compared to the blue ones. That may be why your foot is hurting. I use the green ones in my backpacking boots and the blue ones in my ski boots.
post #12 of 28
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The green ones take up a lot of volume compared to the blue ones. That may be why your foot is hurting. I use the green ones in my backpacking boots and the blue ones in my ski boots.

MJB, if I remember correctly, the green ones are designed as a replacement for the existing insole, but the blue ones are to sit on top of the existing one.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by BBV13 View Post
Head Mojo heat fits. I'll have to ask about the cork footbeds if these dont work out. I did'nt see any of them at the shop but I'm sure they can get them.

Thanks for the reply.
If they don't have them, get them somewhere else. The art of molding the footbed is what matters. A badly molded cork bed will be worse than nothing at all.
post #14 of 28

I was just reading the Superfeet literature

Particulary with respect to the blue insoles.

http://www.superfeet.com/faq/blue.aspx#faqs

A) Anyone notice that these are getting harder to find? And am I the only one who remembers an 'Energizer' rubbery material?

B)
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Originally Posted by Superfeet
The support ridges in the bottom of the Blue cap can grind into the Gore-Tex boot lining. It is recommended that Superfeet be trimmed so they move 2mm inside the shoe, and this friction eventually makes the ridges slice through the lining.
Superfeet are supposed to be trimmed so they move 2 mm? : :
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by MJB View Post
The green ones take up a lot of volume compared to the blue ones. That may be why your foot is hurting. I use the green ones in my backpacking boots and the blue ones in my ski boots.
I think they are probably worth a 1/2 size. They will be ok after they pack out a little bit.
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by BBV13 View Post
I guess I should give them a couple of weeks to see how they work out. I have duck feet so I'll have to see how it goes. I had to take my boots off twice tonight because my feet were killing me while breaking in my boots.It was mostly my right foot that was the problem and after a couple of hours I was just flipping up the buckles on my instep and toe while on the lift. Overall I like the Mojo's eventhough they hurt for awhile I can tell their alot better than what I had.

Thanks for the reply.
I have experienced very similar things. After over two years in a pair of Rossi Free X (with green Superfeet), I still feel the pain during the first run or two each time. Then the pain subsides (with the buckles loosened while riding in the chair) and the benefits of the insoles kick in and the rest of the ski day go without much pain at all. My suggestion would be to deal with the pain so long as it's temporary.
post #17 of 28
I've got 141 days on my green Superfeet, and they do what they're meant to. I plan on buying another pair for my back-up boots.

I heard it said, both that custom orthotics are better because of being formed to the skier's foot, and conversely, that customs can actually impare the natural ability to balance and compensate for changes in terrain. Whatever the case, the trim to fit Superfeet do fine for me.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by chanwmr View Post
I have experienced very similar things. After over two years in a pair of Rossi Free X (with green Superfeet), I still feel the pain during the first run or two each time. Then the pain subsides (with the buckles loosened while riding in the chair) and the benefits of the insoles kick in and the rest of the ski day go without much pain at all. My suggestion would be to deal with the pain so long as it's temporary.
I'm going to take my daughters skiing this weekend and see how they feel after getting a little break in the other night. My left foot probably is a little smaller because I had surgery for turf toe about 6 yrs ago.I think that the Mojo's will fit really good after they pack out a little. Tight is fine but if my right foot hurts like it did the other night I'll have to get more room in the toe box. I only get about 20 days on the slopes a year so I'll give them the rest of the season befor I do anything to them.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
I've got 141 days on my green Superfeet, and they do what they're meant to. I plan on buying another pair for my back-up boots.

I heard it said, both that custom orthotics are better because of being formed to the skier's foot, and conversely, that customs can actually impare the natural ability to balance and compensate for changes in terrain. Whatever the case, the trim to fit Superfeet do fine for me.
So far all I've heard about them has been positive. Thanks for the reply.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
MJB, if I remember correctly, the green ones are designed as a replacement for the existing insole, but the blue ones are to sit on top of the existing one.
I've never heard that so I checked the REI website. REI describles the blue insole as "low volume" and the green insole as "high volume". REI recommends the blue insole for tighter fitting low volume footwear, ski boots in my case. REI confirmed my understanding of the differences.
post #21 of 28
MJB, yes, that makes sense.

Here's what Superfeet says...

Green:
"Designed primarily for footwear with a removable insole, Superfeet GREEN provides maximum support and shock absorption.
Ideal for Medium to High arch shaped feet.
Recommended footwear: Ski, Snowboarding, Run, Hike, and Walking."
http://www.superfeet.com/products/Green.aspx

Blue:
"Designed primarily for tighter fitting footwear, Superfeet BLUE is our most versatile product.
Ideal for Low to Medium Arch shaped feet that cannot tolerate maximum support.
Recommended footwear: Cleated athletic footwear and all types of Casual and Dress shoes."
http://www.superfeet.com/products/Blue.aspx
post #22 of 28

superfeet

since you already have them, try them in your daily footwear and running shoes. you can also do a squat in front of a mirror and see what they do for your knee tracking.i would not call them highvolume...they are actually very thin and light and look like they cost 10 cents to manufacture,.....but the arch and the pressure on the inside anterior heel may be too much for some people.
post #23 of 28
I have med/high arch and have both blue and green models. I think key is fit to footwear room. I wear the green in my ski boots without crappy boot insert, fits great, heel is real tight. Blues in gym shoes and hiking boots. If I switch them, bad deal. Green irritates my arch because it is stiff in non ski boots, blue in ski boots, not "big" enough, heel isn't as well fit. So IMO, size of footwear and "room" in them is key for good fit of any style footbed. And I have tried quite a few, heat molded, off the shelf, etc. I think there is a style for everyone's feet and shoes, the bitch is trying to get it right without driving yourself crazy, and buying multiple pairs that go unused because they aren't right!!
post #24 of 28
No one else heard of cutting them with 2 mm of slip room?
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
MJB, yes, that makes sense.

Here's what Superfeet says...

Green:
"Designed primarily for footwear with a removable insole, Superfeet GREEN provides maximum support and shock absorption.
Ideal for Medium to High arch shaped feet.
Recommended footwear: Ski, Snowboarding, Run, Hike, and Walking."
http://www.superfeet.com/products/Green.aspx

Blue:
"Designed primarily for tighter fitting footwear, Superfeet BLUE is our most versatile product.
Ideal for Low to Medium Arch shaped feet that cannot tolerate maximum support.
Recommended footwear: Cleated athletic footwear and all types of Casual and Dress shoes."
http://www.superfeet.com/products/Blue.aspx
I've got the greenones in my new boots. Last season, my first trip out/last trip of the season with the new boots the inside of my arches (navicular?) cramped/burned. Eliminating the pain was what prompted me to buy new boots, but it had never been that bad.

I went in a few weeks ago to get the boots heat formed (the "tech" that sold them to me forgot this step) and we realized that the superfeet were not even trimmed to match the stock insoles! After neatening them up, and the heat forming, the boots felt awsome in the shop.

Apperantly, my arches are falling, and I suffer from slight pronation. I'm a little curious as to why the green insoles were recomended to me. I'll be heading out to make my first runs of the season & to decide if I want the shells punched. Any other ideas for the pain?

I have heard that you should have the same type of insole in your everyday footwear as your ski boots, that way your feet have the same support at all times, and they won't be "shocked" when you put your ski boots on.
post #26 of 28
I have green Superfeet in my everyday New Balance shoes and they're quite nice for walking around. I bought them when I had custom insoles made for my ski boots (Lange Powerfit system or something like that - use hard plastic under the arch). The idea was to "train" my feet to be able to get that kind of support, so that my ski boots wouldn't feel wierd. So far, the Superfeet in my shoes have helped my knees when I walk for extended periods, eliminating the pain I used to get. They don't have the most arch support, but they're better than nothing and pretty cheap.

The best trim-to-fit footbeds I've seen are the Comformable Snow orange footbed, which use hard plastic to support the arch. They're a bit drastic for those with flat feet, but work great for many people.
post #27 of 28
Note that the product you should really be considering (using) is the Superfeet Wintergreen for ski boots (in the trim-to-fit line). Although this version is still best suited to people with medium/high arches.

http://www.superfeet.com/activity/sk...ntergreen.aspx
post #28 of 28
I got Superfeet custom footbeds with my new boots. In the store there were custom black and custom green ones. They used the custom black for my racing daughter and the green customs for me. They feel great (fourth day was today). Each day in the heat-fitted boots has been better but the footbeds have felt perfect from day one.
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