How many of us use an insert?

JEDBERG1

Rookie
Sole Ultra's for me, they last and are comfortable. I the past I have used Super Feet orange a good product, but keep cracking the heel cup. For me those products along with Yonex shoes have helped alleviate knee pain and leg fatigue. The Super Feet greens did not supply enough cushion for me.
 

mikeler

Moderator
How long do your shoes last?
Probably a total of 3 months before I punch a hole in the little toe. That may increase now that I use Asics Wide at times too. I typically rotate between 3 and 4 pairs at a time to allow them to air out.
 

Fintft

Legend
They are always wider in my case. For whatever reason the non sport last much longer for this player.
Well than I can see how the margins of the Dr. Scholl's active inserts might get chewed, if you step on them in your wider shoes...I almost never had a problem with a tennis shoe being too narrow (so I don't destroy the inserts either) + I always buy the shoes with sole warranty. A good store like TW (and front I heard even Nike/Asics) would also replace shoes for you under manufacturer defect, say in case of broken eyelets and such (or if you get injured b/c of new shoes).
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
Not familiar with your Spencos but do you happen to know how do they compare to Dr. Scholl's active?

Anyhow I've ordered the Total Max Support version for both me and significant other, to see for ourselves...
To me the Spenco full length orthotic insole beats Dr Scholl’s easily and is better than any insole that I have tried.
 

Fintft

Legend
To me the Spenco full length orthotic insole beats Dr Scholl’s easily and is better than any insole that I have tried.
I've tried some Spenco (not sure which ones) but I wasn't impressed. Are you sure you tried the "Active" series of Dr Scholls? B/c the rest are so and so...
 

antony

Semi-Pro
Will report when they arrive
I've only had Superfeet hunting insoles to compare but these are thicker than stock insoles and comparable with the hunting Superfeet I had. Maybe a little thinner because there is no wool lining.

my shoes feel SOLID now. much more cushioning and support. my feet are happy with the superfeet carbon. recommended. The Superfeet size D fit my ASICS Gel Resolution 8 in size 8.5 perfectly without modification. Makes my shoes even better. the stock insoles suck compared to the Superfeet
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
I've only had Superfeet hunting insoles to compare but these are thicker than stock insoles and comparable with the hunting Superfeet I had. Maybe a little thinner because there is no wool lining.

my shoes feel SOLID now. much more cushioning and support. my feet are happy with the superfeet carbon. recommended. The Superfeet size D fit my ASICS Gel Resolution 8 in size 8.5 perfectly without modification. Makes my shoes even better. the stock insoles suck compared to the Superfeet
Heavy?
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
I've tried some Spenco (not sure which ones) but I wasn't impressed. Are you sure you tried the "Active" series of Dr Scholls? B/c the rest are so and so...

You probably did not use the full length spenco orthotics, ive tried a lot of insoles like superfeet and Dr Scholls and spenco inserts are much better for preventing planters and protecting the balls of my feet.
 

Fintft

Legend
You probably did not use the full length spenco orthotics, ive tried a lot of insoles like superfeet and Dr Scholls and spenco inserts are much better for preventing planters and protecting the balls of my feet.
I did use full lenght Spenco, but from Dr Scholl's I prefer "Active" ones.
 

antony

Semi-Pro
If they fit your shoes nicely then do you need the custom ones?
If they are longer, you can cut little bit from the toes area of the insole to fit.
I don’t. The Superfeet carbon in size D fit my 8.5’s perfectly, no cutting.

Some people have more complicated feet where custom orthotics would benefit.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
I don’t. The Superfeet carbon in size D fit my 8.5’s perfectly, no cutting.

Some people have more complicated feet where custom orthotics would benefit.
First custom orthotics I saw were clear, hard as glass, no way they would give or compress. Ultimate control
 

Diablo XP

New User
I use DonJoy Arch Rival. The recessed area under the 1st metatarsal allows the plantar and achilles to remain totally relaxed and prevents/relieves plantar fasciitis for me.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
You guys wouldn't believe it, but these insoles are quite incredible. They're $4,99 at Walmart. I've used them in both of my pairs of Nike Vapor Cage 4's and they feel amazing.
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
I did use full lenght Spenco, but from Dr Scholl's I prefer "Active" ones.
The 'Active' insoles are now called 'Running'.
They are excellent - great cushioning along with firm arch support and a deep heel cup. I think people confuse it with the 'sport' model which is cheaper and doesn't offer the support.
Superfeet are great but don't give near the cushion of the Dr scholl's active/running - but the Superfeet are a lot lighter (because they don't have much cushion). I've been using the Active/Running for years and they are great.

edit: @mikeler - are these the ones you used? Can't imagine tearing these up in a couple months, they are quite durable.



 

Fintft

Legend
The 'Active' insoles are now called 'Running'.
They are excellent - great cushioning along with firm arch support and a deep heel cup. I think people confuse it with the 'sport' model which is cheaper and doesn't offer the support.
Superfeet are great but don't give near the cushion of the Dr scholl's active/running - but the Superfeet are a lot lighter (because they don't have much cushion). I've been using the Active/Running for years and they are great.

edit: @mikeler - are these the ones you used? Can't imagine tearing these up in a couple months, they are quite durable.



Exactly! But I'm not sure if they are called running now, as I've tried a couple of the new models (not called Active) and eventually found "Active" on Amazon.
They don't tear appart, even if playing daily, but I do replace them after one year anyhow, in my tennis shoes, b/c they lose some cushioning.
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
I use Superfeet in all my athletic shoes.

I used to favor the Black but now I find the Carbon is best all around.

If you want more contour and thickness, look at the Blue then the Green. I also have a couple of pair of the Blue, which is what I used to use in my Shimano cycling boots.

/Acey

fwiw, "arch support" does not mean "a big hump under the medial center of your foot—it means rigidity (think, steel bar) under that area so your PF doesn't get over-stressed from flexion. Take a good shoe and try to bend it in half. It shoud flex behind the ball of the foot and not in the geometric center of the shoe—that's "arch support."
 

Conan

New User
Superfeet green, I keep going back to those.
If the shoe is too low volume, nothing beats Aetrex Speed
 
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