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FP Insoles Gamechangers Custom Orthotics

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: FP Insoles Gamechangers Custom Orthotics insole

These are by far the best Insoles I have ever owned, and I have had most on the market! You cannot beat these for customizable foot and back protection!

Pros

  • Customizable
  • Comfortable
  • Not expensive for a custom orthotic!
  • Absorbs impact very well

Cons

  • Instructions are vague, had to hunt for a video on YouTube for clear instruction
  • Website is scattered and confusing

The Gamechangers by FP Insole Technology (fpinsoles.com) were primarily designed for sKate and snowboarders to help absorb impact of trIcks from higher elevations. So when I ran across these looking for insoles for my new trail running shoes I thought, “are these really what I am looking for?” Well, after 10 miles in these, I will unequivocally say ABSOLUTELY!

These insoles are customizable, made possible by baking them in your oven at 235 degrees F for 10 minutes, throwing them in your shoes, and walking around in your shoes for 20-30 minutes. So essentially it’s a custom orthotic, for not-the-custom-orthotic price tag.

Now ”baking“ technology is not new. Some ski boots and hockey skates have been using this technology for years, and it’s amazing this hasn’t been done on consumer level orthotics in the past. But if Tony Hawk and NASA (tech used on the ISS) can endorse this product, I have to try them out…

FP Insoles have several different styles available based on your particular needs, but I opted for the Gamechangers due to the molding technology.

When you get them, they are pretty unassuming, and in fact a little odd because they are just flat. But then when you follow the videos that are available on YouTube, they are transformed into an orthotic that, in my opinion, are far superior to Superfeet, SOLE, Aetrex, and many others that I have been paying a premium for in the past. 

I am ”all in” on this product, and have since ordered two more pairs for my hiking boots and my daily shoes so I don’t have to switch my orthotic between my footwear.

Background

How to custom mold Gamechangers: https://youtu.be/i7a5ELw2KKU

Link to insoles I purchased:
https://fpinsoles.com/shop/insoles/custom-arch-support-shock-absorption/gamechangers-custom-orthotics-test/

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55

Gamechangers live up to their name.

Pros

  • The website explains well why to pick between their two main insoles, the Gamechangers or the Kingfoam.
  • Heat moldable
  • Very comfortable

Cons

  • It's hard to figure out when/why you'd need the company's other products.
  • They feel "hard" when you first put them on.

I was having a really hard time getting my snowboard boots to feel comfortable. My feet would hurt and I was getting numbness in them. I looked up videos and it was suggested changing the insoles, and I read about FP Gamechangers. The very first time I used them, I had no pain. They really lived up to their name! I love that I could heat mold them to my feet, so there was virtually no breaking in period.

I'm a barefoot believer. I don't like shoes much, and I prefer to strengthen my feet instead of relying on support. So I don't like too much support, but these provide just enough to absorb impact without making me feel disconnected from my board. If you like a ton of cushion, these aren't for you (although I still recommend trying them because they're probably what you actually need!). I feel like the impact absorption of these is really what makes them so great, rather than the feeling of actual support.

Side note, I have medium to low arches. The FP Kingfoam would be better for those with high arches. This is another thing that makes me a fan of FP—they encourage you to not over support high arches, and give low arches just enough support to protect your knees and back.

Another note, they feel a bit hard when you first put them on, but they soften up as they warm up while you wear them. This is each time I put them on I notice this, but then forget almost immediately. 

I'm getting a pair for my hiking shoes, too.

Background

I've been using these for about two months, for snowboarding. Probably 60+ runs with them.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50

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Specs

Price MSRP: $54.00
Reviewers Paid: $50.00-$55.00
Thickness 3 mm or 5 mm
3mm version designed for dress shoes or running shoes with paper thin stock insoles
5mm version fits in most shoes. Can be trimmed down up to one full size. Excellent for snowboard custom boot fitting
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