So i gotta say i was one of the doubters too when i first came across these but to be fair i just sucked it up and bought a pair of these just to try out. Im not sure about using them for snowboarding since i have no experience using them with snowboard boots.
But for day to day use, god damn you notice a difference. Its like night and day.
Imagine walking on a hard wood floor, and then switching over to a fresh new carpet with a thick lining under it.
I have played football (soccer for those across the pond) on astro which normally knackers my feet and heels, these seriously make a hell of a difference, seriously noticable difference. I switch the one pair between all my shoes now every day without fail.
Can i compare them to footbeds? No since i bought the flat ones just for daily shoe use but to my knowledge you can get custom orthotics with support around the heel and custom moldable arch support. I'm mighty tempted but want to see if people think that these will work for snowboarding before taking the plunge. Especially since i bought with international shipping so when my first pair work so well im kinda hesitant for a second pair. When i bought them i did so because i do a hell of a lot of running and walking and my soles on my shoes would wear out super fast.
Also saw some other kid on the internet testing the kingfoam soles, then dropping the egg immediately after and it cracked like the rest of em.
Sad as it may seem in the first week i found myself just jumping around in them testing them cos they were that comfy...
I'd say if someone in the US is curious enough then theres no reason not to, cant guarantee they'll be good for snowboarding since its not what theyre made for but maybe it would be worth suggesting it to them to consider in the future
Last edited by smokebelch109; 12-04-2012 at 10:41 AM.