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Gunnar Stahl 30 04-05-2009 10:09 PM

Superfeet Insoles
 
does anyone use them? ive heard they greatly correct your stance and are very comfortable. i was thinking about getting them. they have a new line out.

any reviews?

does anyone use any aftermarket footbed?

DevilsFan38 04-06-2009 07:16 AM

I use Superfeet and I like them. I was having some pain in my arches (kind of hard to describe it, it was a crampy/achy/fatigued kind of feeling) and putting in the Superfeet has helped, though it hasn't completely fixed the problem.

190Octane 04-06-2009 10:43 AM

I have some one90s and bauers have always hurt my feet. I have the Graf inserts though and I love them.

Placebo Effect 04-06-2009 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by DevilsFan38 (Post 18899283)
I use Superfeet and I like them. I was having some pain in my arches (kind of hard to describe it, it was a crampy/achy/fatigued kind of feeling) and putting in the Superfeet has helped, though it hasn't completely fixed the problem.

Exact same thing with me, it's better with Superfeet but not gone, depends on how I tie my laces. I think it might have to do with me having abnormally wide feet and despite having wide skates it's not quite wide enough (or I could be completely wrong too and that may have nothing to do with it)

Greeneye 04-06-2009 12:30 PM

I have the grey ones, made a big difference. I switched to SF from shockdoctors and my feet don't hurt anymore.

RaoulDuke2k 04-06-2009 12:31 PM

I have ShockDoctors and like them alot - using them in current Rbk 9k's. Most stock footbeds are just thin foam - even on the high end skates. The Dr's are substantial, but don't change the volume of the boot.

If you are having foot pain, definitely look into different skates. For instance, I used to use Graf 703's and had problems with pain and fatigue - needed to be careful about how I tied the skate, etc... The footbeds helped a bit, but the Graf's had a very narrow forefoot and small toe-box and no insert could make up for that.

I use the 9k's and old One90's now - both are cut slightly more roomy, and it makes all the difference. I can skate for hours now and my feet never hurt or get tired.

hkyplayer03 05-04-2009 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunnar Stahl 30 (Post 18896675)
does anyone use them? ive heard they greatly correct your stance and are very comfortable. i was thinking about getting them. they have a new line out.

any reviews?

does anyone use any aftermarket footbed?

I have flat feet and the yellow superfeet insoles helped to angle my foot correctly and helped with stance. Was easier to make sharp turns and had increased push off strength. I have the vapor XXII's and it was a huge change from the cheap foam insole.

Felt strange for the first game. After the first game they'll set properly in your skate and will feel normal.

The Tikkanen 05-04-2009 02:21 PM

I have the yellow 1's and like them. Like was previously posted almost all skates come with a cheap leayer of foam to reduce the overall weight of a skate. You will find better insoles in cheap tennis shoes. You're spending hundreds of dollars for skates, take my advice-spend an extra $30 and get some Superfeet.

Hockeyfan68 05-04-2009 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by RaoulDuke2k (Post 18901986)
I have ShockDoctors and like them alot - using them in current Rbk 9k's. Most stock footbeds are just thin foam - even on the high end skates. The Dr's are substantial, but don't change the volume of the boot.

If you are having foot pain, definitely look into different skates. For instance, I used to use Graf 703's and had problems with pain and fatigue - needed to be careful about how I tied the skate, etc... The footbeds helped a bit, but the Graf's had a very narrow forefoot and small toe-box and no insert could make up for that.

I use the 9k's and old One90's now - both are cut slightly more roomy, and it makes all the difference. I can skate for hours now and my feet never hurt or get tired.

I just bought some ShockDoctor ones and will be using them for the first time tonight actually. I'll come back and give an opinion afterwards.

Hockeyfan68 05-05-2009 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Hockeyfan68 (Post 19415551)
I just bought some ShockDoctor ones and will be using them for the first time tonight actually. I'll come back and give an opinion afterwards.

Well I used the Shock Doctor ones tonight and liked them ... I am not used to that much cushiony feel but it did feel really nice while skating. It will take a small bit to get used to but not much as it feels like the skates should have felt all along.

I like 'ems.

nullterm 05-05-2009 01:29 AM

I've got a pair of grey SF. Feels great, very comfy.

kingscups 05-05-2009 05:23 PM

I just picked up some SOLE Slim Sport Insoles, they feel great and provide better insole support than the origional insoles, plus they are heat moldable. :D

kento 05-05-2009 09:32 PM

when i bought new skates before my first year of midget hockey the guy at sportchek said i was flatfooted, therefore i may have knee problems in the future unless i use superfeet. my mom was terrified and was sucked into paying 60 dollars for the grey insoles but i am happy she did. they feel great, im skating better and have been using them ever since.

LarryO 05-06-2009 09:32 AM

I tried the Superfeet in my RBK 5k. After a few weeks, I was starting to have pain above one of my knees. Going back to the stock insoles fixed it. Trying the Superfeet again brought the pain back. Now I'm back to the stock insoles for good. Apparently the stock footbed is the perfect shape for my low arch.

Superfeet aren't ideal for everyone's fooftshape. My arch is a lot more forward than the Superfeet's. Most people might benefit from Superfeet's generic shape but not everyone has a generically shaped foot or close to it.

Just because a skate has a thin stock insole isn't necessarily bad. The footbed under the insole has a specific shape including a certain amount of arch support. Different skate models are flatter than others to accomodate for different shaped feet. It's more important to find the right skate for your footshape. After finding the right skate, you could try the Superfeet for a possibly enhanced fit.

Hockeyfan68 05-06-2009 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by LarryO (Post 19441944)
I tried the Superfeet in my RBK 5k. After a few weeks, I was starting to have pain above one of my knees. Going back to the stock insoles fixed it. Trying the Superfeet again brought the pain back. Now I'm back to the stock insoles for good. Apparently the stock footbed is the perfect shape for my low arch.

Superfeet aren't ideal for everyone's fooftshape. My arch is a lot more forward than the Superfeet's. Most people might benefit from Superfeet's generic shape but not everyone has a generically shaped foot or close to it.

Just because a skate has a thin stock insole isn't necessarily bad. The footbed under the insole has a specific shape including a certain amount of arch support. Different skate models are flatter than others to accomodate for different shaped feet. It's more important to find the right skate for your footshape. After finding the right skate, you could try the Superfeet for a possibly enhanced fit.

Good points ... I just started using the Shock Docotr footbeds and will keep your post in mind should I encounter any oddities not encountered prior to using them.

Nice to have input from people using this sort of thing already for a while.;)

shotty 05-06-2009 10:02 PM

firstly, everyone should have some kind of orthotic in their skate. the ones that come in the skate are literal garbage. second, as someone noted above, superfeet won't work for everyone, because everyone's arch needs different levels of support. the absolute BEST thing you can do for performance, health and sustainability is get a custom orthotic. they are expensive, but if you're spending $150+ on a hockey stick, and upwards of $350 on skates, a couple extra hundred is worth it. if you have medical or are under 18, your insurance will reimburse you a portion, too (depending on a few variables)


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