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Superfeet - which one to get?(7 posts)

Superfeet - which one to get?Matno
May 9, 2003 4:30 AM
Both the blue and the grey are recommended for cycling. Anybody know the difference and why I should pick one over the other? I've got green ones in my hiking boots, and they're awesome. Thanks.
Hey, it's Matno (usually see you on the mtb board)!NatC
May 9, 2003 4:48 AM
Same guy I'm guessing?

As a budding healthcare professional, you should get to know a local podiatrist for cycling-specific custom orthotics. Check around to see who prescribes orthotics using Northwest Podiatric Labs. If your health insurance covers orthotics, you may end up spending not much more than you would for the OTC arch supports.

http://www.nwpodiatric.com/

An little secret is that they're the company that founded Superfeet.
Blue=Road & Grey=MTB/RunningTrekFurthur
May 9, 2003 5:24 AM
Blue is for low volume shoes--which qualifies most road shoes, while grey is for larger volume shoes--which is most MTB or running shoes. However, your particular foot volume and how it fills a shoe may change the choice you need to make.
Just got some blue ones--very nice.djg
May 9, 2003 6:23 AM
As another poster said, the different colors denote, among other things, different thicknesses, so there's always an issue how much is enough (or too much) for a given foot and a given shoe. The web site is somewhat helpful, and they'll answer e-mail.
m2¢coonass
May 9, 2003 6:53 AM
Years (>10y) ago when the soles weren't nearly as stiff as they are today, I used the Superfeet (Sf) inserts...they increased my comfort as well as pedaling efficacy. Today's shoes are so stiff, I began to use FULL Sorbothane (S) inserts, which I now prefer and are about the same price as Sf. (FWIW: Sorbothane has the reputation of being the absolute best shock-absorbing material ever) http://www.campmor.com/webapp/commerce/command/ProductDisplay?prmenbr=226&prrfnbr=5097. S.is a gel that thinks its a liquid, but spinning, sprinting or climbing on pedals for hours on end have left my feet needing just a little 'TLC' w/Sf, but not with S. Another plus is that the S. inserts are not nearly as thick as the Sf. inserts, which did have an effect on the overall fit of the shoe (I have a high-arch). A little info of Sorbothane @ http://www.lb-sorbothane.com/sport_outdoor/products.html. And don't worry about any punctures; this gel is solid and doesn't 'run'. [Reminds me of another use I have for S....see following thread.]
I use the green and the grays...DINOSAUR
May 9, 2003 9:04 AM
The greens have more padding and seem to work better for long rides (for me). The grays are thinner and are raised in the heel. I have not tried the blues. I don't have a major foot problem, I just need a little bit of support. I've also used Spenco 3/4 length arch supports and they worked o.k. You might want to try the green ones you already have and see how they work..
gray, hereDougSloan
May 9, 2003 9:20 AM
They made a big difference in my foot comfort for long, hard rides.

Doug