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I think I have the same bike shorts, and if so, the padding is pretty minimal, but they do stop irritation issues for me. So the question is the problem from irritation or pressure / getting squashed? These Aerotech pads look pretty good, same as in our bike shorts, so they may have their use, but at the price you (IMO) are better off getting quality bike shorts when they are discounted. (I try never to buy retail price except REI - 'cause I like REI)
If the issue is from getting squashed, I doubt padding will help, and would work on the bike fit / saddle position / saddle type, even though you have already gone that route, maybe not far enough. There are split-leather saddles which might relieve the pressure more than a regular saddle.
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