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Anyone use aftermarket insoles for cycling?(8 posts)

Anyone use aftermarket insoles for cycling?lampshade
Jun 26, 2003 6:20 AM
After they have broken in, I feel like I have a little too much room in my Genius 4's. Has anyone used an aftermarket insole to improve the fit of their shoes or for extra comfort? Are there cycling specific insoles, or should I just use normal athletic (running) ones?
re: Anyone use aftermarket insoles for cycling?overtrained
Jun 26, 2003 6:31 AM
My feet used to cramp up in my Sidi until I bought some insoles. I got them at the Running room. They even had some that are recommended for road shoes.
Ditto. Sidi's too. Made biking a lot more fun. nmBrianNYC
Jun 26, 2003 6:42 AM
I've used Superfeet insoles. They come in different thicknessesbill
Jun 26, 2003 6:43 AM
although they recommend, I think, grey (?) for cycling shoes (their thinnest), I've used green, which is, I think, the thickest, for shoes that have broken in to where there is a little too much room. Blue is in the middle, I think.
Never tried anything else, because these do the trick.
Thanks, I will hit up a sporting goods store at lunch (nm)lampshade
Jun 26, 2003 6:52 AM
If you have an REI, they carry a bunch of 'em...retro
Jun 26, 2003 7:57 AM
I got a gift cert from REI for Christmas, and I already have one of everything I need from there. The shoe guy talked me into buying a couple of pairs of insoles (cycling shoes and some old hiking boots). Made a big difference in both.
Yes: Peterson'scommuterguy
Jun 26, 2003 9:20 AM
I have Genius 3's (mega for my EE feet). I was just happy to have bike shoes wide enough for my feet, but felt there was still room for improvement. (Also, I have 45s when 44s might be a better fit.) Once the insoles were broken in (they slowly morph to conform to your feet) the shoes became perfect.

At $210 combined, this is by far the most expensive pair of shoes I have ever bought, but I think it was worth it.
I like superfeet.djg
Jun 26, 2003 9:24 AM
Using the blue ones presently. I put the green (thicker) in an older pair of shoes that had gotten a little too big.