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Cycling Shoe Insoles

Old 09-25-19, 08:21 PM
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Cycling Shoe Insoles

i have Shimano cycling shoes with a mid-high arched foot and I am looking for insoles to replace the stock ones. I use these for road biking and typically ride 25+Miles at a time, with a few metric 100s mixed in. Looking for suggestions and recommendations please. Thanks!
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Old 09-25-19, 09:13 PM
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Your insurance will probably cover a podiatrist for this.
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Similar issues here: high arches, narrow bony feet and metatarsal hotspots.

For more than a year and a half I've used Profoot Miracle insoles to replace the insoles included with my Fizik and Scott shoes. The Profoot Miracle costs only $8-$10 and is better than any other I've tried, including custom orthotics. Lightweight, dense, resilient foam, not gel.

Before finding the Profoot I tried combining the original insoles with those shoes with Dr. Scholl partial insoles just for the arch support. But it never really felt right. The Profoot replaced all of those.

The fit is very close but comfortable with lightweight socks. There's no room for double socks or thicker socks. For winter rides I quit using thicker socks and just got a better full shoe cover that goes past the ankles.
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Old 09-26-19, 03:50 AM
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I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking boots, ski boots, rollerblades - anything where I need good solid support. THey come in different types. Not cheap, but way cheaper than custome (which I had and found useless). I'll have to check out Profoot from Canklecat's link too.
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Old 09-26-19, 06:52 AM
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Short of orthotics(which never work for me as I have an incredibly flat foot), I've actually done really well with Specialized insoles. They have 3 or 4 different support and arch height levels. Really well designed and very comfortable.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Similar issues here: high arches, narrow bony feet and metatarsal hotspots.

For more than a year and a half I've used Profoot Miracle insoles to replace the insoles included with my Fizik and Scott shoes. The Profoot Miracle costs only $8-$10 and is better than any other I've tried, including custom orthotics. Lightweight, dense, resilient foam, not gel.

Before finding the Profoot I tried combining the original insoles with those shoes with Dr. Scholl partial insoles just for the arch support. But it never really felt right. The Profoot replaced all of those.

The fit is very close but comfortable with lightweight socks. There's no room for double socks or thicker socks. For winter rides I quit using thicker socks and just got a better full shoe cover that goes past the ankles.
I'm glad I found this thread. I've been needing new insoles so I'll give the Profoots a shot, appreciate the tip.
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Old 09-26-19, 10:10 AM
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I use the yellow Superfeet insoles in my cycling shoes and the green Superfeet insoles in my everyday work boots.

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I've had good luck with these.

https://lakecycling.com/products/cus...nt=10797486597
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Old 09-26-19, 03:04 PM
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I've taken out the insoles on a couple of pairs of shoes and ridden with them and I found no noticeable difference with or without. Reason I took them out was in winter I wear thicker socks and removing the insoles gives the toes a bit more wiggle room. Never bother to put them back for the summer.

I know that doesn't help OP, but thought I'd mention that in case others were thinking of trying it.
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Old 09-26-19, 03:55 PM
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I have grey Superfeets in my SIDI Energy's (circa 2001) and a green set in my Shimano SH-R150's (circa 2003), which are a bit more roomy than the SIDI's.
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I really like these ones recommended by bikefitadvisor https://www.amazon.com/Icebug-Slim-I...ef_=ast_sto_dp

The bump under the ball of the foot lets me put down power evenly IMO.
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I get along with the specialized BG insoles pretty well. blue is my go to. Great price and after 4 years they still hold up like new
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I also have been using Sole heat moldable insoles also in bike shoes, ski and hikeing boots for a number of years and am completely satisfied with them.
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
Short of orthotics(which never work for me as I have an incredibly flat foot), I've actually done really well with Specialized insoles. They have 3 or 4 different support and arch height levels. Really well designed and very comfortable.
Actually a nice thing about (at least some of the higher end models) Giro shoes, is they come with a nice shoe bag, but with 3 different arch support inserts at no extra cost.. just a PSA

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I also have been using Sole heat moldable insoles also in bike shoes, ski and hikeing boots for a number of years and am completely satisfied with them.
+1 -- I use the Active Thin model in 2 pairs of mine.
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Old 09-26-19, 06:10 PM
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I'm glad I found this thread. I've been needing new insoles so I'll give the Profoots a shot, appreciate the tip.
+1

Spesh soles not really helping.
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