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terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Shoe insoles Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:53 pm 

Does anyone use alternative insoles in their running shoes, such as those made by SuperFeet or Sorbothane? I purchased both of these and have tried them for a few weeks now. My longer runs seem a lot less painful on my legs, but I notice that my ankles and lower Achilles tendon have become very sore. I'm just wondering if anyone here has ever experienced this problem when using replacement insoles.

Terry


mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Shoe insoles Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:24 pm 

I always replace the manufacturer's insole with something else after the first week or two. I need more cushion that what the OEM insoles can provide. I've tried many different insoles but I tend to keep coming back to Sof Soles (www.sofsole.com).

With other insoles I too have experienced soreness in my ankle. I think this is due to the insole not being the right fit for the inside of the show and one side is higher than the other causing my foot to be out of balance as it hits the ground. It can be a very subtle difference but over a long run can cause problems.

My feet are size 10.5 and so I wear a size 11 shoes. So I try to get an insole that fits up to a 10.5 shoe (i.e. 9-10.5) so that I don't have to trim it to fit and thus it will fit inside the shoe wihout bunching on any edge. It's better to have an insole that is a slightly bit smaller than the inside of your show than one that is slightly larger.


Jsphsl4204


Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 22

Re: Shoe insoles Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:24 pm 

Well, I've never purchased or used shoe insoles, because, I don't think I've ever needed them... Nike Shox have excellent comfort and support, and those are the only things I've ever really run in... Some of their models are fairly-lightweight, too, so they make great all-around running shoes...

mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Shoe insoles Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 9:06 pm 

Ah...but you're a miler. Most Miler aren't concerned about cushioning and thus don't require much from their insoles. How long is your longest run in your Nike Shox? What's the maximum number of miles you run in a weak during peak training season.

I recall when I first started running a long time ago I was only running 2-3 miles a day. I wore very inexpesive shoes and never replaced the insoles, and my feet and legs felt fine. But as I progressed into longer runs I eventually found (through trial and error) that by wearing better quality shoes and replacing my insoles every so often I could cover more ground more comfortably.


Jsphsl4204


Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 22

Re: Shoe insoles Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 12:23 pm 

Well, you are right there... The farthest I've run in a pair of Shox was about 10 miles, and I've only pushed past the 5-mile mark in a pair of Shox 5 or 6 times... I didn't really consider that part of the equation before I replied... Thanks.

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