Although out of sight, the insole in the running trainer is one of the most important components of the shoe. From experience simply changing the insole in my trainers a few years ago to an off the shelf orphapedic type, gave me relief and help solve an achillies injury that had plagued me a while.
I was interested and curious in reviewing the Sole insulated footbed. An insulated orthapedic insole would be perfect especially as we are in the middle of Winter and I benefit from all the support I can get with my running.
The orphapedic qualities of the insole become very much personal to the user, because after popping them in the oven for a couple of minutes (yes in the oven!) putting them in place of your old insole, and then standing in your trainers, the footbed cools down and moulds specifically to your foot....Genius!
And it felt really comfortable, but how would it respond on the run?.....the result was excellent, I went out for a speedy 6 mile road run and I have to admit I noticed how comfortable my feet were feeling ( a lot more comfortable than my breathing!!)
I'm guessing that I won't really feel the benefits of the insulation until I'm running either on a cold wet trail run or when out in the snow.
The RRP for these may seem pricey at £45 but if you've been suffering any foot injuries, especially plantar fascia strain then these may be of benefit and you can pay way above this for specialist orthapedics.
I'm a size 8.5, the footbeds only come in whole sizes, so I received a 9 which I had to cut down to size. It's important that you only cut the toe piece and not the heel when resizing. This was an easy exercise.
Definitely a thumbs up from me, and they will be staying in my trainers, especially through the winter months.
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