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05-19-2011 10:53 AM
mdc IMO, the best out of box insoles for me have been the blue Sole insoles. My wife got me the shred soles for xmas and I'm highly disappointed with them. I should have returned them but I'm lazy like that so they have gone to waste. They have no arch support at all and really cause more foot pain for me than stock insoles. I really wanted to like the shred soles being they are local md/va/dc company but I just don't, they don't work for me. That said, I have a friend that is a podiatrist and he will be making my next insoles. He said don't "f" around with anything not made by a Dr. so I gotta give that a try next season.
05-08-2011 06:40 PM
thetraveler this is the best money can buy. he treats tennis players (the little cripple Agassi is an ex-client), top skiers and soccer stars. if you live in states or canada i'm sure he can recommend a good counterpart he has there

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05-08-2011 01:15 PM
Footprint Insoles

I skate and snowboard and by far these are the best insoles. They are more like a custom orthotic you would get from the doctor. You inject water and it takes the exact shape of the foot. Super stoked on these!

Some of their videos
03-27-2010 01:18 AM
jpb3 The canted footbed might not make sense to you but I can tell you after riding with the Shred Soles for a weekend I am a believer. It is a very noticeable difference, in fact I ditched the heel wedges I had in my boots for the last two seasons and was in bliss.

Seriously, my feet felt so much better after a day of riding and my stance on the board is definitely improved.
03-17-2010 08:05 AM
jgsqueak A canted footbed doesn't really make sense. If something is canted inside the boot it would encourage your foot to pronate and "mis-align" your Tiba, or inside of the ankle bone (posterior), with shape of the boot liner. The affect would be discomfort in the ankle area (which may or may not be fixed with heat molding the liner) and altering the axis on which the boot was created to flex on.

Canting outside of the boot, i.e. on your bindings, is where any canting modifications should take place. This way you are aligning the entire boot and foot with the leg...and not just the lower foot with nothing else.
03-16-2010 03:29 PM
phile00 Cool, thanks for the review I'm going to try them out next season.
03-16-2010 02:48 PM
Pitcrew Shred Soles Insole Review
Posted Today at 12:48 AM by david_z
I got hooked up with a pair of Shred Soles performance snowboarding insoles ($45) a few weeks ago, intending to try them last Saturday but I forgot to trim them. With warm weather and rain in the forecast, I got out for probably my last shred day of the season last night. I made sure to trim the soles to fit my ThirtyTwo TM2 boots the night before.
I would’ve liked to give them a proper multi-day test, but unfortunately I only got about 4 hours to ride them, so here’s my review as best I can offer:

* The Shred Soles looked to be about twice as thick as my stock insoles. I know some of this thickness will pack-in or break down over time, but I was definitely worried that the break-in period might be painful. It wasn’t. There was no cramping, no pinching, no discomfort whatsoever.
* The arch support was more robust than any stock insole I’ve ever ridden, so I was leery about that, too because it seemed awfully stiff. Again I’ve gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. No arch discomfort at all.
* The EVA insert in the heel didn’t blow me away, but the snow was super soft last night—it would’ve been impossible to find a “hard” landing anywhere. But this feature is pretty standard, too. Most of the boot manufacturers put some sort of EVA or gel padding to absorb shock and help on icy landings.

Here’s where it get’s great… I have always had a tough time with boots, only on my left foot which is probably a little larger than my right foot. Even after I break them in, I often feel pinched in the arch, or a weird cramping feeling. This usually only lasts for the first hour or so. Sometimes I can alleviate it by loosening the inner laces on my boots, but not always. This problem has persisted through three pairs of boots and three sets of bindings.

With the Shred Soles, that was gone. No pinch. No cramping. Nada. I rode all night and never thought about my boots, my feet, my arches, etc. Honestly, with the Shred Soles, it was like they weren’t even there, which is awesome. The last thing you want when you’re snowboarding is to have sore or uncomfortable feet.

Product Specs from

A: ShWedge™. Innovative ShWedge™ taper gives better performance by realigning ankles, knees, and hips to natural and balanced riding posture. Reduces stress on knees caused by wider stances.
B: Arch Support. DynArch is engineered specifically for snowboarding to maximize arch support and minimize strain and injury.
C: Heel Cup. Deep-well heel cup with firm high-riser sidewalls stabilizes heel and reduces friction from lateral foot movement.
D: Heel Plug. EVA heel plug absorbs shock. The plug passes through top and bottom surfaces for added support and cushioning.
E: Insole Base. Insole base is made of DuraShred™. Insole forms to your foot after extended wear. The material is odor inhibiting, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal for better foot health and comfort.

This post originally appeared at Shredding Gnar Snowboard Blog,
03-08-2010 05:10 PM
RVM I've used Sole Softec Ultras and Softecs. In my opinion and for my feet I think Superfeet are better. If you (Sole) could deepen the heelcup a bit and make it more supportive they'd be a lot more stable. Also I found the Sole insoles to be too soft. Soft = less support.

Originally Posted by cardeo View Post
Matt from SOLE here, thanks for the product recommendation. If you guys would like to read more testimonials on our Footbeds, there's a ton over at:

We usually recommend our Softec Regular footbeds for Snowboarding, but if you would like more cushioning, you could try our Softec Ultra footbeds.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask me. We're also on Twitter and Facebook

02-11-2010 08:46 AM
squirt38 i use green superfeet in my burton shaun white's and they definitely make a world of difference. without a doubt the best investment out of any of my gear.
02-11-2010 07:33 AM
Pitcrew Link is fixed...Good looking out! Shred Soles snowboarding gear giveaway
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