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Excellent for pain reduction. Good for cushioning, less for stability. Update.
on 23 May 2015
I use these insoles in my New Balance 890v4. These shoes have quite a bit of cushioning of themselves. Due to a sore hip I tried to make as less impact as possible when running.
The run is very plush when using these in my 890's. Remove the insole provided with the shoes since these insoles are quite thick. Running in a straight line on a hard surface is ok although I noticed my ankles and the muscles around them had to adjust. Felt like a bit more strain on them. Having run for 60 km with them the ankles are used to the new insole and my hip problem isn't aggravating. Especially on a downhill section I notice the improved impact cushioning. Significantly better.
The downside is that due to the thickness of the insoles and the high amount of cushioning in the 890's, you have to be careful on an uneven surface. When turning left or right while running I also notice less stability. Which is ok if you have strong ankles but if you need stability as well, you might want to go for less thick insoles.
I have been using less thick insoles in the same shoes and now these. Less thick means more control and less cushioning. Running is a bit more enjoyable on the less thick insoles. But I have been going for the thicker insoles knowing it reduces strain on my body. And with an additional 60km on them, I am used to it.
09-2015 Having ran on the insoles for a few months now I have to say I am not going back to running without them. I have been running an average of 30 miles a week and this is more than I ran before I used these insoles. My hip problem is not gone but hasn't gotten worse either. With the increase in running I would expect that due to previous experience. But these insoles combined with good cushioning shoes do seem to do the trick. Second pair I ordered a month ago and that says enough. Every new pair of 890's will be accompanied with a pair of these.
Takes a bit of getting used to and not for trail running. But if your on the road and no slaloming.....this will work!