Sole Thin Sport Moldable Footbed

Reviews

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Whether you are hiking 5 or 500 miles, these Sole…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35

Summary

Whether you are hiking 5 or 500 miles, these Sole insoles will provide your feet the needed support to avoid injuries and get you where you want to go.

Pros

  • Support
  • Ease of use
  • Washable

Cons

  • Cost
  • Not available in natural foot style

Whether you are hiking 5 or 500 miles, these Sole insoles will provide your feet the needed support to avoid injuries and get you where you want to go.

These insoles come in a variety of sizes, but it is also super easy to trim the toe edge to get the perfect fit. What is more important is that you buy the correct volume and correct arch support for your needs. If you purchase these insoles from a reputable running store or REI, the staff should be able to advise you on the proper fit.

Once inserted these insoles might feel a bit stiff—that means that they are offering you support. If you've never used high quality insoles you might find them uncomfortable. But once you get used to the feel you will better understand the benefit. I would recommend breaking in the insoles with some daily wear or a 1- to 3-mile hike before using them on an extended hike.

These insoles are easy to use. You can insert and remove them easily enough to switch between shoes. Or you can buy multiple insoles for each pair a shoes. 

I have owned these insoles for about 4 years and used them for casual hikes, but have also used them to hike the John Muir Trail 200+ miles and the Camino de Santiago 500+ miles. They have held us well and are easy to maintain. To clean them I simple throw them in the washing machine and then air dry them. For me they do not retain moisture nor odor. I highly recommend them.


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Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review, Troy!


1 month ago
troyfromtexas

Cheers


1 month ago
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This moldable footbed has ENTIRELY saved me from blisters…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39

Summary

This moldable footbed has ENTIRELY saved me from blisters on the bottom of my feet.

Pros

  • Easy to mold process
  • Various thicknesses available
  • Durable!

Cons

  • Pricey (about $40)

After using these for the first time 6 years ago I had purchased three more pair for other hiking/hunting boots and shoes. 

Follow the directions:

-> Trim them (if necessary) by laying the boot's original insole against the SOLE footbed. TRIM JUDICIOUSLY, a little at a time.

-> place in pre-heated 200°F. oven until the circle on the arch area of one of the insoles turns black (about 3 minutes)

-> Place insoles fully into your boots/shoes

-> Immediately get into your boots/shoes and lace them up.

-> Stand with feet shoulder width apart for about 5 minutes then remove footwear.

These insoles are truly amazing for their excellent support but mostly for their ability to prevent foot sole blisters—even if you haven't conditioned your feet to hiking or backpacking.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, 300winmag.


1 year ago

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