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Old 07-05-16, 01:09 PM
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check your insoles!

Lately my feet have hurt after hard rides, and I ordered replacement insoles for my Sidis. (Got the comfort fit, which seem a little thicker but not much.) Wow, they helped. I'd probably had the same insoles for 3 years. Now I'll probably change them at the beginning of the season.

Maybe you're more on top of this than I was, but if you're not, consider the change. Huge difference for me.
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I like proper arch support insoles not the ones that came in the bike shoes .
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Powerstep insoles here. Feet kill without them. Need to be replaced quarterly, at least. But I swap them between running shoes and everyday shoes too.
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What are insoles?
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Bought the same Sidi insoles. They made a difference and I found them a to be better than the ones the shoes came with.
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What are insoles?
Things to be mended.
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I've replaced the Sidi insoles on my mtb shoes multiple times. Even the comfort ones are pretty thin. I can't say with any certainty that they make much difference. Next time I may look at other options. (or convince myself to buy new shoes! )
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I have Specialized insoles for high arches. They help a lot.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I like proper arch support insoles not the ones that came in the bike shoes .
Me too!

I use Sole Thin Sport insoles in my summer shoes, and they've been revelatory. I plan to get some of their insulated models for my winter shoes next season.

They were suggested to me during a fitting session at Fitmi! (Ann Arbor), when the fitter observed my arches collapse while standing. The insoles really improved my stability and connection to the pedals.
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Currex Bikepro for me was superior to specialized BG, few differe SOLE products, and any stock soles I've tried.
Haven't had numb foot since... (that includes 6-8 hours rides as well)
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I've used a lot of stuff after it was totally worn out.
I replaced the helmet pads in my Bell Sweep, and it was like getting a new one. I even glued the old pads together a few times. New ones were about $5.00. duh
As far as insoles go, I like the Specialized blue ones. They seem to really hold their shape, but I'd replace them immediately, if they started to fail.


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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Me too!

I use Sole Thin Sport insoles in my summer shoes, and they've been revelatory. I plan to get some of their insulated models for my winter shoes next season.

They were suggested to me during a fitting session at Fitmi! (Ann Arbor), when the fitter observed my arches collapse while standing. The insoles really improved my stability and connection to the pedals.

They look interesting. Sizing though suggests that one may need to cut to fit. Is it easy to do so?
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Originally Posted by bored117 View Post
Currex Bikepro for me was superior to specialized BG, few differe SOLE products, and any stock soles I've tried.
Haven't had numb foot since... (that includes 6-8 hours rides as well)
Oops, I replied to the wrong post before–meant to reply here.

These look good, but it looks like one has to cut to fit (because my size ranges from 10.5-12). Is it easy to do so?
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Oops, I replied to the wrong post before–meant to reply here.

These look good, but it looks like one has to cut to fit (because my size ranges from 10.5-12). Is it easy to do so?
Yes, all you need to do is just line up original insole and cut it accordingly... Most of insoles do cover few sizes
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Love the solestar!

Products | SOLESTAR - The Cycling Insole
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Originally Posted by profjmb View Post
They look interesting. Sizing though suggests that one may need to cut to fit. Is it easy to do so?
Yeah, with just household scissors. Use the old/original insole as a template; mine required a little trimming at the toe only.
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I have custom orthotics for my running shoes and I was thinking of getting another pair. The Pedorthist suggested fitting a pair to my cycling shoes. The difference between orthotics for cycling shoes as opposed to running shoes is that with cycling shoes forefoot correction is more important while running shoes need rearfoot correction. Whatever the difference they made a a big improvement in the interface between feet and pedals.
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Iv just started putting insoles in my shoes after getting plantar fasciitis.. These are the ones I wear they really arent anything super fancy but do the job for me atleast http://edunonline.com/product/orthot...tar-fasciitis/
I have worn superfeet insoles in the past and they sucked.. oversupported my feet way to much and were just uncomfortable to wear.

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What the catholic church says you are born with???
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I use the yellow Superfeet in my cycling shoes (Serfas carbon fiber three hole), and green Superfeet in my everyday shoes. They make a huge difference.
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