Originally Posted by tlm
Well I think it is good at absorbing shock considering that they make bullet proof vests out of it.
I thought the advantage of Kevlar in a vest is that it doesn't tear and let the bullet through and is very strong for the weight. If you get shot wearing a thin vest, you're going to be bruised unless you have a trauma plate under the impact point.
I'm not certain that's the same sort of shock absorption we expect with a footbed that flexes and dissipates impact given I don't have any really pointy pressure points on the bottom of my feet. I guess it won't tear or stretch.