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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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Thanks for the review, I'll be getting a pair. :thumbsup:
 

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Good info :thumbsup:
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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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!) :dunno:

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! :thumbsup:
 

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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!) :dunno:

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! :thumbsup:
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.

Jason
 

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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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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.
I put the heel bruise insoles in my steel toe work boots. I work a 12 hour shift, so sometimes I have these things on for 14-16 hours a day. I'm getting better about immediately taking them off, but not always. I was amazed at how little cushion the insoles in my Wolverine boots had.

My only complaint about the insoles is how much volume they take up in my Brooks running shoes, but that is a pretty minor complaint. Any insole that's thicker than the factory one is obviously gonna do that though.
 

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I put the heel bruise insoles in my steel toe work boots. I work a 12 hour shift, so sometimes I have these things on for 14-16 hours a day. I'm getting better about immediately taking them off, but not always. I was amazed at how little cushion the insoles in my Wolverine boots had.

My only complaint about the insoles is how much volume they take up in my Brooks running shoes, but that is a pretty minor complaint. Any insole that's thicker than the factory one is obviously gonna do that though.
I believe the Medic is their thickest insole. It definitely changes things volume-wise in tight footwear. I can wear them in everything I own(skate shoes, snowboard boots and hiking shoes) except my kitchen clogs (Dansko) which have un-removable leather insoles and just zero room.
 

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I believe the Medic is their thickest insole. It definitely changes things volume-wise in tight footwear. I can wear them in everything I own(skate shoes, snowboard boots and hiking shoes) except my kitchen clogs (Dansko) which have un-removable leather insoles and just zero room.
I guess I should have looked closer at that. I bought one pair of Medic and one pair of Heel Bruise. I might have to switch the insoles and see if that helps a little. It's not so bad that I'm not gonna use them though. It's just a different feeling and while running, things like that can drive a guy crazy.

Thanks SK.
 

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I'm sort of in between sizes at a 9, does anyone know if the medic can be trimmed down? I was surprised this info isn't on the website.
 

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I have a pair in my work boots right now. Yes you can cut some off the front, there is about a 1/2 inch of the black foam before you get to the blue foam.

I'm still sticking with my Footprint Gamechangers in my snowboard boots. The cush just can not be compared. But the remind insoles would probably be better for someone with foot pain and needs more structural support. But for impact FP insoles win hands down.
 

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Their sizes cover a half size each. I wear size 9 32 boots and size 10 in my street shoes (skate, hike). I use the 9-9.5 sized Reminds and they work great for all of it.
 

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I'm looking to buy new insoles but I'm so confused as what to get... For me the stock Burton insoles just suck and I have tried using some Dr. Scholls gellin inserts but they give me a hot spot under my foot balls...

As of now my boots are most comfortable with no foot bed at all but after a few hours my back and knees aren't very happy with the situation and without an insole I get way too much heel lift which is no bueno...

Anybody else out there find a solution to a similar issue?
 

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I'm looking to buy new insoles but I'm so confused as what to get... For me the stock Burton insoles just suck and I have tried using some Dr. Scholls gellin inserts but they give me a hot spot under my foot balls...

As of now my boots are most comfortable with no foot bed at all but after a few hours my back and knees aren't very happy with the situation and without an insole I get way too much heel lift which is no bueno...

Anybody else out there find a solution to a similar issue?
you're on the right track...............
 

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you're on the right track...............
I ended up buying some Remind T.Rice Remedy got a good deal $38 out the door... I talked to Mystery2Many about the gamechangers which also peaked my interest but are more geared towards impact than support. I was more after support and a happy back and knees. After a little more homework found out the Remedy was both support and impact so the choice was easy... They should be here by Friday excited to try em out...
 
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