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Sole Footbeds

snapdragen2010-05-01 09:13:17 +0000 #1
Has anyone here tried Sole: footbeds? These are the ones you heat in the oven, then they mold to your foot.

I saw a podiatrist today, I've been having some horrendous foot pain on my longer training walks. Besides having tight calf muscles, I have really high arches. I'm essentially walking on the balls of my feet, regular shoes do not support my arches. There isn't enough time before my half-marathon to get custom orthotics, so he built up a pair of Powerstep innersoles. One feels pretty good, the other feels a little high.

So, I'm thinking of trying the Sole Footbeds. Or carrying an extra set of innersoles when I do the marathon, in case the ones the doctor gave me don't work.

I'm trying my best not to panic.
Syndirelah2010-05-01 09:21:52 +0000 #2
Ive used them, I liked them. Theres also a kind called Arch Molds that are essentially the same thing..

I do not run without them in my shoes, they work well for me.

I know Knot and others like Superfeet.... but oh lord, they gave me the WORST plantar facitis pain (which ive never had otherwise).

What kind of pain are you having?
Mr. SR5002010-05-01 09:45:05 +0000 #3
I use them they work ok, but I don't think they make a huge difference. You might try a new podiatrist, a good one can work magic.



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