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Has anyone tried eSoles insoles?

Old 11-02-09, 09:49 AM
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Has anyone tried eSoles insoles?

I'm considering purchasing eSoles eFit insoles, but I'm interested to know if anyone here has tried them, and if so, what your experience has been. I like the fact that they can be tailored to one's particular foot by choosing amongst the different arch support and metatarsal pads it comes with. At present, the ePro version is a little outside my budget, but I'd be interested in hearing of experiences with them as well. Thanks!

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Old 11-02-09, 10:36 AM
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I have them and like them, for around $40 you cant go wrong.
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PSR215, did you purchase them for any particular reason (i.e., toe numbness, hotspots, etc.)? If so, did they alleviate the issue? Thanks
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I was researching these things last night, and if I'm not mistaken, the custom soles cost something around $250 or more. (It was hard to find a firm price.)

But then I was thinking--if you add in the cost of shoes, these things are pretty pricey. I've read about Shimano custom or semi-custom shoes for a price in that range.

There's a shop local to me that has these; I think I'll give them a call.
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Bacana, You're right regarding the ePro version of the product. It's 100% custom, requires a foot scan using their specialized equipment, and runs around $250. The eFit product can be purchased on their website, does not require a scan, and costs $59. I'm interested in the latter, as $250 is frankly outside my budget at present. The only thing that's keeping me from pulling the trigger is that I'm not sure what their return policy is. I'm expecting a call from one of their sales reps with this information shortly and will update the thread as soon as I know.
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The only thing that's keeping me from pulling the trigger is that I'm not sure what their return policy is.
Just heard back from them; 30 day return policy.
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Originally Posted by bmunroe View Post
I'm considering purchasing eSoles eFit insoles, but I'm interested to know if anyone here has tried them, and if so, what your experience has been. I like the fact that they can be tailored to one's particular foot by choosing amongst the different arch support and metatarsal pads it comes with. At present, the ePro version is a little outside my budget, but I'd be interested in hearing of experiences with them as well. Thanks!
i have a couple pair. i like mine. they can actually cause hot spots if they are too thick in places. but they can grind them down in hot spots.

the place is right in north scottsdale....why dont you go in person and talk to them. ask for Wolfgang, a very knowledgeable PT over there.

http://www.endurancerehab.com/about/...ang-oswald.php

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That $250 has been one of my best purchases. custom insoles really work and worth the money.
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I was researching these things last night, and if I'm not mistaken, the custom soles cost something around $250 or more. (It was hard to find a firm price.)
Not if they're done by a doctor and you have good health insurance. Mine were $50 out of pocket. Well worth it.
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I need to go see a podiatrist about insoles.
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I've been wanting to try some out but haven't found any that will fit in my Sidis. Shoes are pretty narrow, but still a normal width (made narrow, not actually a narrow width)

I have tried Soles cycling insoles and Specialized BG insoles and neither would fit into the shoe. I know I could trim them down, but kind of silly to spend decent money for something I need to cut down. I'd rather I could buy a narrow pair.
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Originally Posted by bmunroe View Post
PSR215, did you purchase them for any particular reason (i.e., toe numbness, hotspots, etc.)? If so, did they alleviate the issue? Thanks
Yes Hotspots and numbness and on recommendation of my poditrist who after looking at them claimed they work ass well as the $250 ones he sells. My numbness and hotspots have lessened but not completely resolved themselves.
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