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09-24-2011, 01:23 PM
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Footbalance Insoles - Are they worth it

I was at a very popular Hockey Store in the greater Toronto area a few days ago. There was a footbalance technician there fitting custom footbalance insoles for people. I was just wondering if anyone has had them made for their skates. Is it worth the $60. I'd be especially curious to hear from those who have really flat feet and have had issues getting skates/insoles to fit properly. BTW- this is their website www.footbalance.com just in case people don't know what the product is.

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Just curious, was it at Majer? iirc they had a device there that 'maps' your foot

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Graf SIDAS footbeds are really popular, and are shaped to your foot as well. They're used by many pros (even those who don't wear Graf skates).

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Just curious, was it at Majer? iirc they had a device there that 'maps' your foot
Yes, the store was Majer Hockey. I skate in Grafs and my feet are very very flat. Right now I have the sidas footbeds that came with the 705's. I am still in a lot of pain after I skate. I've worn the skates about 6 times. Just wondering if these insoles are worth it?

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I dont know much about those footbeds, but you should make sure you can get some sort of return policy on them. It would suck if you grabbed a pair and find out you still have pain a few skates later.

Ever tried Superfeet? They have a 30 day return policy so it doesnt matter if you've used them/cut them; if you're not satisfied just return them.

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Yes, the store was Majer Hockey. I skate in Grafs and my feet are very very flat. Right now I have the sidas footbeds that came with the 705's. I am still in a lot of pain after I skate. I've worn the skates about 6 times. Just wondering if these insoles are worth it?
If you're only 6 skates in, I'd give it more time before you make any decision. My Grafs took forever to break in and it was a very painful process, which I understand from talking to a lot of people is par for the course with Grafs. Long break in period, but worth it when they finally get there.

I've done the Superfeet custom footbeds and I don't think its worth the money. I've actually swapped in and out between by custom and the stock Sidas footbed that came in my 703 and I prefer the standard Sidas.

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Graf SIDAS footbeds are really popular, and are shaped to your foot as well. They're used by many pros (even those who don't wear Graf skates).
I have Bauer skates and use SIDAS (although they weren't under the Graf label). I had them made at a ski shop. I can't recommend them enough.

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