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Shoe insoles- what is the best fit for more support?(4 posts)

Shoe insoles- what is the best fit for more support?Larry Klassen
Jul 29, 2003 7:23 AM
I just purchased a pair of Nike Hautecams (OCLV sole)and would like to fit them as best I can. They are the right size, but don't have any arch support, and I am prone to plantar fasciitis. Anyone know of a budget-oriented (ie. cheap) insert that will take up a little bit of room (I have a little room in these shoes to be taken up with soles to make them fit perfect, at least towards the front) and provide good arch support? I would prefer something that is the full length of the shoe so some space it taken up in the front, but minimal space in the rear taken up. Thanks in advance for any assistance!
re: Shoe insoles- what is the best fit for more support?Mike Prince
Jul 29, 2003 7:42 AM
SUperfeet - 30 bucks. I use them in my SIDI's and they work great. However, they have most of their mass at the heel as they cradle you heel quite nicely.
re: Shoe insoles- what is the best fit for more support?kenyonCycleist
Jul 29, 2003 7:45 AM
Sole makes a good one that can be molded to your foot.....johnrg
Jul 29, 2003 3:26 PM
I looked at Superfeet, Spenco and lots of others. I also have some custom made soles but they were too thick for my Sidis. Anyway I needed arch support and a couple of mm thickness up front so my foot would fit the shoes perfectly. I found the Sole Brand at a New Balance Store after reading about them. They are a solid moldable plastic with a nice topsheet that can be custom fitted by placing in a 200 degree oven for a couple of minutes. I'm very happy with them, and they do have an excellent warranty if you are not happy with them. They can be returned and money refunded. They are $40 so more than the others but good quality and much less than custom. I found the size 43 Sole matched my 45 Sidis so beware if you do mail order. Best to match to the current insole you have.