Help Me Identify These Awesome Shoe Inserts

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  1. ChicagoJack

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    Hi All,

    1. I've found these 3/4 inserts in a box in the back of my closet. I can't for the life of me recall where I got them, or what the brand is. They actually feel better than the two sets of inserts I paid big bucks for to have custom made thru a podiatrist office. There's no markings at all except on the underside it reads "5L" underneath what might be a company logo.They don't look custom, but they are for sure not neutral. They add enough arch support so that my feet don't roll in.

    2. Failing proper ID, any suggestions regarding some off the shelf inserts with lots of arch support would be greatly appreciated. I actually prefer full length rather than 3/4 length. For the inserts shown below, I tape the forefoot of my stock Barricade foot bed to the end to make it full length.

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  2. Gut4Tennis

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    they look like they were in an infomercial

    I bet you bought them " as seen on tv"
     
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  3. ChicagoJack

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    I went to a specialty running store, and was able to try on a dozen inserts. Superfeet Greens feel even better than my mystery inserts. I had some severe Achilles issues 5-6 years ago, which have recently re emerged as slight tenderness the morning after playing. I'm sticking to the basics, good warm up before hand, ice bath after playing, and using corrective arch supports. All of the above have really helped.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/sea...ucts&searchtext=insoles&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

    Jack
     
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  4. Devil_dog

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    "5L" may be a size designation and not the company brand... But in case you don't find the brand, I'd suggest Sole heat-moldable inserts. I started using them in my Nike Vapor 9s and have never looked back. No more pain in the feet!

    http://www.yoursole.com/us/mens/footbeds/thin-sport/
     
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  5. ChicagoJack

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    Hi Devil Dog, that sounds intriguing, how does the heat molding work?
     
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  6. Devil_dog

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    It's very simple process: put the inserts into an 200-degree temp oven and let them sit in there for about 2-3 minutes. Then take them out place them in your shoe, put the shoes on your feet and stand shoulder-width apart for another two or so minutes. And, viola, they're good to go!

    I was experiencing pain the metatarsal area of my foot and the inserts have essentially removed any and all pain. I even feel less foot fatigue after my hitting sessions. I'm really happy with them. Good luck.
     
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