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Shoe fit- what should I use for insoles for more support?(8 posts)

Shoe fit- what should I use for insoles for more support?Larry Klassen
Jul 29, 2003 7:24 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!
I use Superfeet. nmNo_sprint
Jul 29, 2003 7:27 AM
Superfeet greywilsonc
Jul 29, 2003 7:47 AM
get the superfeet grey or blue. they have a much better arch support than most inserts.
REI has a big selectionSilverback
Jul 29, 2003 8:22 AM
I think mine are Superfeet, too (can't remember offhand). But I know I got 'em at REI, and they must have had six or eight different thicknesses and stiffnesses of insole.
Use a Jockstrap. nmeschelon
Jul 29, 2003 9:27 AM
re: Shoe fit- what should I use for insoles for more support?Broomwagon
Jul 29, 2003 11:59 AM
Go with Superfeet. The two predominant ones used in cycling shoes appear to be the blue and the green version. I use the blue as it appears to be slightly thicker than the green. Both provide arch support through the use of a molded plastic piece glued to the bottom of the insert. Both are full length inserts BTW.
re: Shoe fit- what should I use for insoles for more support?Spoiler
Jul 29, 2003 12:06 PM
I just bought a pair of Carnac innersoles. They're full-length, made out of the regular foam that normal inserts are made out of. They have a hard plastic form under the arch and under the heel for stability. I wear them in a pair of Carnac Legends.
They definitely made a difference in comfort. The only problem is that the additional heel height makes it feel like my heel is lifting up and loose.
They do make a difference in how the pedal stroke feels. I feel like my knees are aligned better with the arch support.
Love my Peterson Power beds.High Gear
Jul 29, 2003 2:25 PM
At $25 they may be out of your price range. They are very comfortable and have a great arch support. They also last a very long time. I'm sure they would outlast the Superfeet. I was considering the SF's but when I was taking one out of the box it came apart in my hand. The Peterson is more sturdy.