For those looking for a nice after market insole to use along with your go-to shoe – or gym rotation – then these will likely be a great option. You can swap them out easily between shoes, and once you get over the break-in process, they fit like a custom orthotic; only these have shock absorbing foam in place.
Things I loved were: the shock absorbing foam and no-slip grip at the forefoot.
I like the carbon fiber now, but during the break-in process I didn’t like it at all. So, while I do enjoy how they feel, they also come with that one negative aspect which is a pretty lengthy break-in period. Is the break-in period worth it? I think so, only because the reward was so great, but it’s really up to you if you want or need that additional support.
Most shoes offer a shank for torsional support, but that isn’t the same as arch support. So while you’re out there running around – in any sport – your arch isn’t supported by much. Yes, there are exceptions to that with certain sneakers, but for the most part all you get is a torsional plate that prohibits the shoe you’re wearing from folding up on you in certain sections with certain movements. If you really want true arch support then you’ll need something additional to add with your kicks.
If you wanted to try them out, all you have to do is click here.