Superfeet Sliding??

Centryx

Semi-Pro
hey anyone else have any issues with their Superfeet Insoles sliding in their shoes? I was playing in my cb's last nite after switching the insoles to the orange superfeet insoles and I could literally feel my feet sliding in the shoe with the insole.

any tips on how to prevent this?
 

GPB

Professional
I put Superfeet Blue into my soccer cleats, and the heel was WAY too wide... my heel was sliding all over the place!

In my tennis shoes, though, I haven't had that problem.
 

rk_sports

Hall of Fame
It does to me as well.. what works for me is.. insert the SuperFeet under the existing insert that comes with the shoe
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I could literally feel my feet sliding in the shoe with the insole.

any tips on how to prevent this?
for the sake of asking...are the insoles the right size? did you trim them down too much? did you use them in a different shoe before and poss trim them down for that shoe and now a bit too big for your current kicks?


It does to me as well.. what works for me is.. insert the SuperFeet under the existing insert that comes with the shoe
this works for me too. if the stock insole is thin it should be fine. if it's a thick stock insole you might end up sitting too high in the shoe.
 

banter

Semi-Pro
Centryx: They should slide with your feet to some degree. The instructions say to leave a 1-2mm gap from the end of the insole to tip of shoe.

If they slide too much, which might be the case, then you are just going to have to get new ones if you are not comfortable.

I wouldn't jump to conclusions just yet, though. Give it some time, and play a little bit longer because these insoles will mold to your feet. The sole of the shoe will then mold to your insoles as well. I use the green superfeet in one of my running shoes. They are about 3 years old and the superfeet and shoes feel like one.
 

banter

Semi-Pro
djNEiGht, well it's just what the directions say. In some of my shoes the insoles slide, while in others they don't. I sometimes would like to think that Superfeet says that they should slide to account for the human error of over-trimming.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
banter - IMO sliding can cause blisters and an inconstant placement of support. I would suggest getting different insoles for shoes that fit larger or smaller.

step 3 is where I think one would account for sliding as acceptable. But excessive sliding would be uncomfortable. key word...sliding.

cheers

STEP 1
Remove the insole that came in your shoe (Fig.1). To work properly, your Superfeet insole should lie on the bottom surface of your footwear. It should not rest on any additional insole, arch pad or heel cushion material. These items should be removed.

STEP 2
Place the original insole over the top of your new Superfeet insole, lining up both the heel (Fig. 2) and inside edge (Fig. 3). With a marking pen, trace the original insole pattern onto the new Superfeet insole (Fig. 4). Trim the insole by cutting along the inside edge of the tracing line (Fig. 5). Care should be taken not to trim too short. Trim it, try it. Trim it, try it.





STEP 3
Fit your insole into your footwear, resting it properly on the bottom. The insole needs to have minimal back-to-front movement inside the footwear (about 1/16" or 2mm) to ensure the insole moves with your foot and is not jammed heel-to-toe (Fig. 6). This is very important. Properly trimmed, your insoles will fit easily into your footwear without a struggle, and will not curl up in the toe area.




http://www.superfeet.com/users-guide/
 

AllLeague

Rookie
Try running a little bit in your tennis shoes with the Superfeet in them. I never used Superfeet in my tennis shoes, but I used the Green ones in my running shoes for track. When I first put them in, it felt a little weird and not adjusted correctly. I dealt with it for a few days and it seemed to adjust itself(maybe mold itself) into the shoe and it felt fine after that. Just a thought. =).
 

banter

Semi-Pro
@djNEiGht: Thanks for putting up the diagram.

"The insole needs to have minimal back-to-front movement inside the footwear (about 1/16" or 2mm) to ensure the insole moves with your foot and is not jammed heel-to-toe"

That was what I was trying to get at when I said "slide".
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Banter. No prob. As ling as we all hv happy feet! Today I didn't.
Still breaking in the new shoes as well as finding out if I like the light blue or the black insoles w the new pair of kicks. My feet kept cramping early on but as the game went on I felt better.
 

Cyclone

Semi-Pro
Reviving this thread! I like using superfeet while playing for extra support, though the surface of the insole feels slick and my socks slip on it more than they slip on stock insoles... which leads to less sure footing and less aggressive footwork.

Any ideas on how to roughen up the surface/enhance grip?

Thanks!
 

dave t

Rookie
After having a few pairs of the blues - I now much prefer the flex series insoles. They’re cheaper and lighter but still have great support for me. The top cover is a different material that does not slide like the blue, green etc. They’re basically half the price so might be worth a shot.
 

Cyclone

Semi-Pro
After having a few pairs of the blues - I now much prefer the flex series insoles. They’re cheaper and lighter but still have great support for me. The top cover is a different material that does not slide like the blue, green etc. They’re basically half the price so might be worth a shot.
Ah very interesting! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is having issues with the Blue (and Black) top cover. Which one of the Flex series do you find most closely matches the Blue?
 

dave t

Rookie
Ah very interesting! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is having issues with the Blue (and Black) top cover. Which one of the Flex series do you find most closely matches the Blue?
I'm just using the standard flex insole - I believe they make a thin, normal and max (thicker) version. The normal middle one is just slightly thinner/less volume in shoe than the Blues. Don't notice any loss of cushioning.
 

Cyclone

Semi-Pro
I'm just using the standard flex insole - I believe they make a thin, normal and max (thicker) version. The normal middle one is just slightly thinner/less volume in shoe than the Blues. Don't notice any loss of cushioning.
Thanks!

I took a pair of scissors and scratched/roughed up the surface, it seems to have made a difference with traction, not as much slipping, could be worth a try!
 
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