Aline Foot Suspension System
Men's and Women's sizes 4-14 (includes half-sizes).
The first week in these insoles was quite different.
Materials: unknown...ribbing & flexy stuff
Break-in Period: about a week and half
Price Paid: $59.99
The first week in these insoles was quite different. I could feel the muscles on the outside of my feet working, and I had to limit the wear time to avoid soreness. I am a moderate pronator and have a LOT of miles on my feet and legs, particularly for someone who isn't all that old yet.
But once I adapted, WOW. The difference is staggering. In a year I have not once sprained or even tweaked an ankle (this used to be a monthly occurrence), and my feet feel SO much better after epic hikes. Toe-bang on long downhills is a thing of the past, and even my knees feel fresher.
What I like most is that these insoles make your feet keep working, instead of just holding them in one position or cushioning them with a bunch of squishy stuff. So when I am barefoot now, my feet feet much stronger. And because they balance my feet and ankles, I can get by with a lowtop hiker now in most situations.
I am a big believer and will stick with this product...it is clearly way ahead of anything else out there.
Manufacturer's Description refers to the men's version
ALINE's technology is years ahead of the competition. Our patented Bilateral Foot Alignment Suspension Technology (BFAST) supports your foot's natural arches, reduces impact force, and guides your foot properly for total body alignment. The result? More power and control, with less wear and tear on your body.
Here's what other sites are saying:
ALINE's new and improved Footbeds are hailed by pro athletes from nearly every sport involving feet (yes, that's quite a few sports), and we can see why. An incredibly intricate system of suspension and support zones respond to your feet and gently hold them in proper alignment. And as any athlete can tell you, proper balance and body alignment starts from the feet up.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version