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Superfeet insoles

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
The local ski shop (we live in South FL with no bootfitters) is recommending Surefeet insoles to correct a pain in my Salomon Idol boots in my right arch (which is slightly high). What is the opinion of the experts as to the Surefeet insoles?

Thank you for your assistance.
post #2 of 8
Do you mean superfeet insoles? and if so, do they recommend a custom or a trim to fit?

jim
post #3 of 8
Do you mean Surefoot insoles? and if so, ..................................................
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Superfeet insoles

Sorry!!!!! I indeed meant Superfeet insoles. The recommendation is for the "maximum shock absorbtion/cold weather" trim-to-fit model.

Regards
post #5 of 8
Ok so it is the winter green product, which is an off the peg insert, you may as well try it as the product has a 60 day money back guarantee so you can't loose, we see loads of people who get on just fine with that product and have many happy days running, skiing or walking in them.

my only reservation would be your comment about 'high' arch, the superfeet product is not designed to support the arch, rather it supports the rearfoot and allows the arch to support itself, this may work really well for you or it may not and a custom product may be required, without seeing your foot it is impossible to say exactly what will work best

good luck
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you. What do you think of the custom fit products offered by Superfeet. I do believe I would be better served with the arch support. Would their Kork product support same?

Regards
post #7 of 8
their custom product will offer a much more intimate fit to the foot, the whole idea of the range though is to support the rearfoot [the heel bone] so that the arch can naturally support itself, pronation of the foot whcih causes the arch to lower is most often at the sub talar joint, which is the joint between the talus and the heel bone [below the ankle] it is the heel bone falling out of line whcih allows the bones of the foot to unlock and collapse, support the heel bone and you will allow the foot to function as it was designed... ignor the heel and push in an 'arch support' and the effect can A] be like standing on a golf ball, & B] weaken the structure of the foot..... by the time you get to the arch the pronation has already happened....and the arch is a self supporting structure [a very strong one at that]

now if you have a high arched 'stable' foot then a footbed which 'supports' the arch per say will help to distribute load over a larger area of the foot and may well work better..

best to let a good boot fitter decide or at least help you decide what your foot type is and how best to support it. if you have limited access to this type of service then you could do a lot worse than the original off the shelf device that was discussed YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUPPORT THE ARCH
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks again for the incredibly helpful response(s). I am off to the store to give the winter green product a try.

Regards
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