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Old 02-07-15, 11:57 AM
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Insoles in shoes

anyone use different insoles in each shoe?
My left shoe seems to need more arch support and something to fill up to box space
Using Specialized red insoles now on both
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Old 02-07-15, 07:07 PM
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I use Superfeet carbon insoles; I have very low arches and these do the trick.

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I went with custom orthotics after trying the Specialized and several other insoles. With very high arches, only the custom orthotics provided relief from pressure points.
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A well designed off the rack insole (Superfeet, Masterfit, Sole, Sidas) will cradle heel and support the arch better than stock insoles for better shoe fit, as well as, better knee and ankle alignment. I am not familiar with the Specialized insoles, so I cannot comment on them.

However if you are looking for the best support, it is hard to beat a custom. Keep in mind that both of your arches are not the same. For example, my right arch is shorter and higher than that of my left. I'm currently using a pair of Quick Fits by Masterfit.

I rode in a pair of custom Superfeet (non-cork) footbeds. They performed very well. But I moved them to a new pair of ski boots and replaced them with Superfeet Blacks. Those fit my foot and shoe well, but I knew that the support was not as good as the customs. I just got some new shoes last December, and I installed the new customs. The support is very noticeable.

If you have a good ski shop around, ask the bootfitter about custom insoles. He or she could determine which insole and its components would fit your biomechanical needs.

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I tried getting some Specialized Greens, and they were awful. Unbearable pain the second I put them on. I should have bought blues. The greens are only for people with very high arches.

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Originally Posted by lennyparis View Post
anyone use different insoles in each shoe?
My left shoe seems to need more arch support and something to fill up to box space
Using Specialized red insoles now on both
It's pretty common for people to have one foot larger than the other. A half US shoe size difference is not uncommon. If you're one of those people, then switching out the left insole to something with more volume is perfectly reasonable.
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Old 02-08-15, 05:44 AM
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I use the Specialized blue insoles. Hadn't really thought about using different ones in each shoe, although when my arches were checked there was a difference. They feel comfortable, but I could swap the right out for a red (stock insole) if I wanted to try.
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I've used Superfeet for years but lately have been using the Specialized foot beds. My feet have a normal? to slightly high arch and no problems. The Spec beds provide the arch support I need and are very comfortable.
I'd love to give customs a try but whew more costly than I need to spend.
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Old 02-09-15, 07:41 AM
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just ordered the blues and some shims Specialized sells to try and work this all out. Did not even know they sold shims. Leave it to Specialized to figure this all out
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