Do any of you guys have experience with Sole (www.yoursole.com
) custom foot beds? They are do-it-yourself heat moldable and supposed to work in ski boots, hiking, or whatever you want. Ultra runner poster boy Dean Karnazes, mountaineer Ed Viesturs, Mike Kloser and team, etc. use them. I just ordered some to try in my god awful ski boots. There's a 90 day full money back guarantee, so I figured I will test them out. Anyone else have any experience with them? Here's the review from Outside Mag:
WHAT YOU GET: Replace the insoles in running shoes or hiking, ski, or snowboard boots with Sole's Regular inserts for high performance support. The deep heel cup and stiff arch are married to a shock absorbing platform that molds to your foot.
THE PROCESS: Simply bake your Sole footbeds for two minutes in a 200-degree oven. While they're still warm and malleable, insert them into your shoes, lace-up, and stand, shoulder width apart, for two minutes or until the high-density foam cools and molds to your foot. (If you wear a half size, round up and trim the inserts down to fit.)
THE PAYOFF: I've always been bothered by high arches, weak ankles, and bad knees. Using the Calgary, Alberta, company's inserts, I trained for and ran a marathon without any foot, ankle, or knee pain. Want more proof that these things work? Consider that Nike's ACG Adventure Racing Team uses them - instead of a Swoosh option - in their shoes. - G.D.