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Old 10-05-2013, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A year in a pair of Remind Medic Insoles.

As a toddler and baby I wore some kind of brace to correct hip alignment, and then my first couple years of school I wore corrective shoes. Fast forward 30 years and I have pretty much worn shoes and boots "as is" since. Snowboard boots have always hurt. I naturally pronate alot and have relatively very flat wide 9-9.5s.

Last year I got these Medics at this exact time (order history says 9/18/12). Got a new pair last week. For sizing, the boots are 32 Lashed(blue) and Tm-Two, size 9, the shoes are Keen size 10. Both pairs of Medics are 9-9.5. They are considerably thicker than a stock insole, especially in the footbed, something to consider in terms of volume, but they seem to put things in the right places for me and everything just fit better.



These bad boys spent 100 days on the hill between 2 pairs of boots; and after drying in the car on the way to work after I would wear them in my work/hiking shoes.



There are several key factors that have made my feet super happy this year. They correct my pronation. There is a ton of padding for landings and the concrete floor I stand on at work. Even though I have pretty flat feet the arch support provides significant comfort and really positions my foot correctly in a tight boot for a performance fit.

Here are some photos to compare how they have broken down and molded compared to a brand new pair. You can see my flat arch put creases in that arch and will probably benefit from the new pair. The padding looks like it has not packed out one bit, Blue Magic's claims (no pack out) seem to hold true. This first pic here is the new ones.





Overall, I'm stoked. Despite their awesome performance I would definitely describe this as an endurance test and would suggest keeping 2-3 pairs around.
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Sold!

Thanks for the review, I'll be getting a pair.
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Good info
I used thermosoles for snowboarding last season which have supportive footbed and do not pack out (get thinner where most weightened) and think, these were the keys to reduce most part of my foot pain. However, these soles don't fit into my hiking boots; gonna see, if the ones you recommed are available here. Worth a try.
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Remind Insoles - MEDIC

Just in case people actually want to buy them...
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Thanks. Just picked up a pair
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Considering a pair of these, may get them if my insoles wear.
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Last year I got these Medics at this exact time (order history says 9/18/12). Got a new pair last week. For sizing, the boots are 32 Lashed(blue) and Tm-Two, size 9, the shoes are Keen size 10. Both pairs of Medics are 9-9.5. They are considerably thicker than a stock insole, especially in the footbed, something to consider in terms of volume, but they seem to put things in the right places for me and everything just fit better.

These bad boys spent 100 days on the hill between 2 pairs of boots; and after drying in the car on the way to work after I would wear them in my work/hiking shoes.

There are several key factors that have made my feet super happy this year. They correct my pronation. There is a ton of padding for landings and the concrete floor I stand on at work. Even though I have pretty flat feet the arch support provides significant comfort and really positions my foot correctly in a tight boot for a performance fit.

Here are some photos to compare how they have broken down and molded compared to a brand new pair. You can see my flat arch put creases in that arch and will probably benefit from the new pair. The padding looks like it has not packed out one bit, Blue Magic's claims (no pack out) seem to hold true. This first pic here is the new ones.

Overall, I'm stoked. Despite their awesome performance I would definitely describe this as an endurance test and would suggest keeping 2-3 pairs around.
Thanks for the review. I picked up a couple pairs a few weeks ago. I developed a heel bruise either from running or long boarding this past summer. I've been wearing them in both my work boots and running shoes.

Before I got them, anytime I was off my feet for an extended period of time and then got up and walked, my foot ached so bad I felt like I was 80 years old. It would eventually get better, then immediately be back if I slept or sat on the couch for a while.

Since I got the insoles, no more foot pain. It might be just a coincidence, but I doubt it. I'm sold.
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Thanks for the review....

....Before I got them, anytime I was off my feet for an extended period of time and then got up and walked, my foot ached so bad I felt like I was 80 years old. It would eventually get better, then immediately be back if I slept or sat on the couch for a while.

Since I got the insoles, no more foot pain. It might be just a coincidence, but I doubt it. I'm sold.
You might want to do some research on Plantar's Fasciitis as well. The pain after being off your feet, and then lessoning as you walk & stretch out the fascia is a fairly indicative symptom of this.

I had it really bad for years. It started when I was loading roofs with clay and cement tiles in SoCal. Carrying heavy weight with my feet and ankles at odd angles all day,... climbing up and down roof pitch and forklifts, etc. Mornings, I would literally "hobble" to the coffee pot! It went away eventually after a year or two of not doing that type work.

I did get it back again years later after gaining a lot of weight! (...the strain of supporting & walking my fat ass around all day!)

Glad to hear the insoles have helped. I would guess the support and cushioning is probably working to eliminate much of the damaging excess strain and stretching of the ligaments, tendons throughout the day!
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You might want to do some research on Plantar's Fasciitis as well. The pain after being off your feet, and then lessoning as you walk & stretch out the fascia is a fairly indicative symptom of this.

I had it really bad for years. It started when I was loading roofs with clay and cement tiles in SoCal. Carrying heavy weight with my feet and ankles at odd angles all day,... climbing up and down roof pitch and forklifts, etc. Mornings, I would literally "hobble" to the coffee pot! It went away eventually after a year or two of not doing that type work.

I did get it back again years later after gaining a lot of weight! (...the strain of supporting & walking my fat ass around all day!)

Glad to hear the insoles have helped. I would guess the support and cushioning is probably working to eliminate much of the damaging excess strain and stretching of the ligaments, tendons throughout the day!
My wife has plantar fasciitis and she has told me the same. I have been doing the stretches that she does, but it never seemed to change anything. She does the stretches on a step and it really helps her and she says it has made a huge difference for her.

Until I got the insoles, my foot always hurt except when I ran which made no sense to me. The pain was much less than it was initially and after getting out of bed, but it was always there until now. I'm quite the anamoly. Haha.

As of now, the insoles have saved me from going to the doctor, so I'm a happy camper.

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Well, it's good you found something to give you some relief. I have cust molded insoles for my SB boots that have done wonders, but I may just get a pair of these for my steel toe work boots. Not much of anything inside them for cushion.
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