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Old 02-09-2010, 11:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Shred Soles will be available on Friday morning! They're giving away some free Lib and Grenade outerwear to celebrate the launch: Shred Soles snowboard gear givaway!

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Shred Soles will be available on Friday morning! They're giving away some free Lib and Grenade outerwear to celebrate the launch: Shred Soles snowboard gear givaway!
Your link is broken man! Fix that so we can check it out
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Without having researched podiatry, I'm going to make a comment based on observation.

I have one slight problem with insoles that take the shape of your feet- your feet are shaped bad due to bad genetics. I know we like to think of ourselves as beautiful and unique snowflakes, but if that was the case, no one would have foot pain or any other pains. Our varying shapes and sizes would never matter. The fact is though, that sometimes we're just defective.

I noticed that my foot is much more comfortable when I turn out my shins and force a decent arch in my foot. An insole that takes the shape of your foot is doing nothing but reinforcing a bad shape. It's better than letting your foot go even flatter, sure. My custom orthotics for my shoe don't even really force the arch I know I need.

Wether it's a custom orthotic or one of these dynamic solutions, I think any orthotic worth it's weight should force a particular shape to your foot, and then be adjusted from there. That's why I could see the aline technology working so well, alongside some of the memory foam shaping tech.

You guys gotta try the alines to see what I mean. But that's my 5 bucks (thought it was worth more than 2 cents).
The only problem with forcing an arch is the extreme aspect of it. I have a truly flat foot and forcing anything more than a mild arch is extremely painful.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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whats the difference between those and the ed viesturs in terms of cushioning? Thats what I'm running
Hey, sorry for taking so long to reply. The cushioning on the Ed Viesturs footbed is the same as the Softec Ultra. The difference is, the EV has anti-odor silver fibers, is cored out in non-structural areas to make it lighter, and $1 from the sale of each pair is donated directly to Big City Mountaineers.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The only problem with forcing an arch is the extreme aspect of it. I have a truly flat foot and forcing anything more than a mild arch is extremely painful.
Well, force was the wrong word. I mean, if I turn my shins out it puts a nice arch in my foot that makes it much more comfy to be in snowboarding boots. Unfortunately the orthotic I have in there, although it works well, doesn't put as big an arch in my foot as I would like.

I have flat feet as well, but an arch makes my feet feel good. Do putting any arch in your foot cause discomfort?
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Well, force was the wrong word. I mean, if I turn my shins out it puts a nice arch in my foot that makes it much more comfy to be in snowboarding boots. Unfortunately the orthotic I have in there, although it works well, doesn't put as big an arch in my foot as I would like.

I have flat feet as well, but an arch makes my feet feel good. Do putting any arch in your foot cause discomfort?
Not any. I have really messed up feet. I've had multiple sets of orthodics, and really they only hurt my feet more. I have some superfeet orange in my boots and they are quite nice. I wish they had a tad bit less arch. But snowboarding without them isn't worth the pain. I could do about half a run and have to stop without them.
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Link is fixed...Good looking out! Shred Soles snowboarding gear giveaway
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:46 AM   #28 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #29 (permalink)
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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.



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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:

yoursole.com

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

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:48 PM   #30 (permalink)
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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 ShredSoles.com:

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,
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