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Poorly shaped support
on 27 June 2010
When I was younger I overpronated very heavily and had many ankle problems as a result. I've now worn orthotic insoles for nearly twenty years and have needed less and less support over time. I started out wearing custom-made orthotics, but now generally wear off-the-shelf insoles. I was having some problems with new running shoes, so tried this product to see if they'd be suitable.
In short, I found them to be verging on useless. The quality of arch support they provide is extremely poor. Rather than cup your heels and arches in a supportive manner, I found undersized bumps in the vicinity of my arches. The softest support is a nice soft bump, the other two are progressively harder and more unpleasant bumps - but none of the three provide anything close to what I'd call support.
I also found the bump to be badly positioned. The distance from heel to bump seemed short when wearing them, so I tried sliding them forward in my shoes. This is hardly ideal, but did improve matters somewhat - I had better positioned bumps in my shoes.
I would not recommend these. A bump does not equate to "arch support".