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MA-PAdeerslayer 26-Mar-22
Scoot 26-Mar-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 26-Mar-22
Beendare 27-Mar-22
wooddamon1 27-Mar-22
Scoot 27-Mar-22
Mint 27-Mar-22
WV Mountaineer 27-Mar-22
Hancock West 27-Mar-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 27-Mar-22
Blood 27-Mar-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 27-Mar-22
Blood 27-Mar-22
Hancock West 27-Mar-22
Inshart 27-Mar-22
Inshart 27-Mar-22
Coondog 27-Mar-22
ohiohunter 27-Mar-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 27-Mar-22
ohiohunter 27-Mar-22
26-Mar-22
Know it’s been brought up before and some had of course douchey comments but here it goes.

Looking for a good cheaper insole for my boots. Work and hiking/hunting. Flat feet and it’s starting to really bother me again. My old ones were 350-400 a pop….

From: Scoot
26-Mar-22
Why are your feet sore? Bad arches, inadequate cushion in your boots, or something else? Maybe you don't know the answer, but if you do that'd be helpful info.

26-Mar-22
Sorry should have elaborated more. I mentioned briefly.

I have flat feet. Very flat. I’ve had several set of custom made and they just don’t last to every day use. I’ve tried multiple at once to rotate and not much of a change there either. The chiropractor I use has a foot scan and where your “hardest pressure” is, is red and almost my whole foot is red. But in turn this screws up my lower back as well. My feet feel ok when I’m hiking and going, but if I stop for lunch, take a break etc when I get back up to go again there very sore all around my heel and the bottom of my foot..

From: Beendare
27-Mar-22
I test insoles, stand on them on a hard flat floor to see what feels best on my feet, then send the others back, Insole Store.com

From: wooddamon1
27-Mar-22
Superfeet Copper work decent even in my stiffer hunting boots, at around 50 clams that's better than 350-400. Check out the big A site. Good luck!

From: Scoot
27-Mar-22
PM sent

From: Mint
27-Mar-22
Superfeet have worked well for me, also Protalus. It takes a couple of weeks for your feet to adjust and then you are good for at least a year.

27-Mar-22
My feet are as flat as a board. They’ve hurt me for my whole life. I’ve tried insoles. I just suck it up and go with it. Yeah, they get stiff and sore on a long hunt but, they get stiff and sore working too. I just go to work. It’s something I’ve dealt with for 40 years.

I’m going to watch this thread.

From: Hancock West
27-Mar-22
I have flat feet & it causes pain below the ball of my ankle after strenuous activity like working at the farm or long walks to & from deer stands. They hurt worse when wearing rubber boots with little ankle support. I have the custom molded inserts that cost $350 that help alot. I have two sets, one set has made it 7years & another set i have has made it 10years. If i wear those & tight laced boots it seems to help the most but i still have pain just not as bad. Did they cover your foot in plaster to create your insert?

27-Mar-22
Hancock no, it was just a flat pad connected to the computer. The harder your foot contacted the more red the area was if that makes sense.

From: Blood
27-Mar-22
SOLE. No comparison. Good price. Tons of options.

27-Mar-22
Hancock no, it was just a flat pad connected to the computer. The harder your foot contacted the more red the area was if that makes sense.

From: Blood
27-Mar-22
Cork or rubber. Mold in the oven or on your foot. Always sales.

From: Hancock West
27-Mar-22
Id look into getting a custom made set by a legitimate foot doctor. Wearing those with lace up boots is the best advice i have for a flat footed outdoorsman.

From: Inshart
27-Mar-22

From: Inshart
27-Mar-22
Yup, go to a podiatrist. That's what I had to do when I had plantar fascitis (sp?). He made a plaster cast and ordered the inserts off of that. Expensive, but lasted for years.

From: Coondog
27-Mar-22
Sole Footbeds. Lots of different options. I prefer the performance footbeds. Cork bottoms. Can get with or without a metatarsal pad. Then you custom mold them to your feet. $50-$60, can’t go wrong. Have them in multiple pairs of boots.

From: ohiohunter
27-Mar-22
How bothersome is it when you use something with arch support? Podiatrist would definitely be the best route, but before dropping another $500 I’d definitely exhaust otc options. I found lanthorp n sons to offer little support and a full gel cushion. What size are you? I have some collecting dust. Another flatter option is the spenco gel support (??) can’t remember but it’s not their max support insole. It has blue, orange and grey on the bottom.

27-Mar-22
Not bothersome when I use arch support. My legs and back feel 10x better. And size 10.5 . I just began looking on sole gonna try a pair out I think. As well as talk to my doctor about neuropathy

From: ohiohunter
27-Mar-22
Patients I’ve seen with bad neuropathy usually wear sandals. My LnS are a little big for you, as are all my super feet. Edit: Sole* -autocorrect- are good, but I feel they lack cushion… even the “cushioned” style, I’ve noticed they are a touch narrow in the heal and I’ve never been impressed by their “molding”. Spenco and several others are less expensive and offer equal or better support imo. I’ve bought a lot of superfeet off eBay for about $20, including the carbons. Another pair to look at are pinnacle power step, recommended to a friend via podiatrist for collapsing arches. I have a pair and they are a good insole. Probably Amazon, so easy return if not satisfied.

Pinnacle powerstep maxx to be more specific, I like the breeze.

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