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02-20-2008, 11:37 PM
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ice hockey skate inserts/insoles

I got a new pair of skates about 2-3 months ago, and I play on them 1-2 times a week. They're the Bauer XXIIs (or something like that). I don't think they're completely broken in yet and they fit me very tight (I know they are the right size). But they do fit me very tight.

I think I've developed a bone/heel spur in my one foot because of the strain the skate is putting on my foot. As part of the treatment for this, I'm getting things like Dr Scholls inserts/insoles for all of my shoes, and I'm wondering if 1) I should look into this for my skates (is there a reason that inserts/insoles are strongly recommended AGAINST for ice skates), and 2) if I do end up shopping for a pair, does anybody know of any that might be specifically made for hockey skates?

Thanks for any input.

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Shock Doctor and Super Feet make some for hockey skates. I wear the Easton S-17's and the insole is just a cheap piece of foam. I prefer the Shock Doctor since that is what I have used for awhile now and had no problems but all our feet are different.

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Shock Doctor and Super Feet make some for hockey skates. I wear the Easton S-17's and the insole is just a cheap piece of foam. I prefer the Shock Doctor since that is what I have used for awhile now and had no problems but all our feet are different.
Just out of curiosity, how did you get your hands on S-17's?
The top models for 2008 are the S-15, the the SE16 and S-11.

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Just out of curiosity, how did you get your hands on S-17's?
The top models for 2008 are the S-15, the the SE16 and S-11.
Sorry about that, I meant the 15's, must've been thinking about the stick.

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Superfeet all the way. Holds your heel and arch to minimize supination.
The Shock Doctor is just thick and mushy.

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Superfeet all the way. Holds your heel and arch to minimize supination.
The Shock Doctor is just thick and mushy.
Especially for the original poster as they take up little room in the skate. (remove the existing insole) In fact if the length is the "tight" any arch support should shorten the foot over time. (back towards what it should be prior to the plantar fascia being stretched)

I'm assuming the problem is pronation not supination.

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Superfeet end of discussion.

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Thanks for all the input!

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I hear lots about Superfeet. I personally went from Bauer foam and fuzz insoles to Shock Docs. They feel great and I cant imagine what Superfeet are like since everyone says those are lightyears better than Shock Docs.

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Thanks for all the input!
One last piece of input: have you seen a sports podiatrist or are you self diagnosing? My son has been wearing custom skate orthotics for 2 years now (also in all his shoes) He also has bone spurs on both big toes.If you haven't seen someone, i would definatly do that before going the Superfeet route. He/she may say that an over the counter insole might do the job, but you might have a problem that is best corrrected by a custom orthotic. BTW, I am a bit skeptical about your skates being the right size, yet fitting so tightly.Size isn't everything, there is width and depth to consider also, plus just the form of the boot may not be right for you. Just my 2 cents.

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I hear lots about Superfeet. I personally went from Bauer foam and fuzz insoles to Shock Docs. They feel great and I cant imagine what Superfeet are like since everyone says those are lightyears better than Shock Docs.
I'm with you. I may have to give the SuperFeet a try since everybody likes them so much.

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I went to a store that specializes in running shoes and they also custom fit superfeet inserts. There are a variety of footbeds available - bigger heel, high or low arch, etc...
I took my hockey skates with me and they custom fitted the superfeet to my feet and the skate. Much improved over the generic footbeds. My left foot tends to pronate and this resolved the issue, for the most part. Be aware that changing inserts can affect the fit of the skate. Also, if anyone is wondering, custom fitting the inserts cost me approx $70 but well worth it. Any questions, let me know.

Also, if you haven't already done so, get some skate socks. I use the Easton socks and love em!


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I love my superfeet insoles.

I had knee surgery from trashing it playing catcher for too many years and it affected my foot and how I skated.

I was skeptikal to say the least that it would help me. It did.

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Do insoles really work that well? In my experience you just have to find the right skates

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if you have normal feet, the superfeet stuff will work for you.. if you have messed up feet like high arched, or flat, then you're better off going to see your local pedorthist and having custom orthotics made for you.

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Just one small note, if you put Superfeet in Bauers, remove the plug in the access hole in the heel of the skate. That way the bottom of the Superfeet's heel can lie flat on the skate footbed. It will be more stable and won't raise your heel out of the ideal position in the skate.

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Any reason you can't use Dr. Scholls or something like that?

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