SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

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SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 1:34 pm

After some hard wearing and lightly padded inner soles for my bushwalking/running runners.
I have been using the 6mm thick ones that came with my Inov8 runners that are excellent, and a perfect blend of toughness and comfort-they last longer than the runners! Can't seem to find any anywhere for a reasonable price.
If I can get 400-500 kms that would be good-more even better. I cover a few ks per year so no matter how good they are if not durable they aren't going to work.
Not after anything too elaborate nor especially expensive ($10-$15 range max so I can try a few types), nor more than 6mm thick-this is the hard part as most are thicker.
Not after boot nor work boot type ones, nor memory foam but lightly spongy/dense/firmish and durable as possible please.
I'll be using them to both run and walk in my runners.
Should you have a link or know where I could find them that would be great also!
Ta for any suggestions.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 7:35 pm

Superfeet Green are the best non-custom soles ive come accross for hiking/running/general abuse

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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 8:03 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Superfeet Green are the best non-custom soles ive come accross for hiking/running/general abuse

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Just looked them up-Fifty bucks!
Way beyond the budget-just out of curiosity, how long do they last? How many ks roughly?
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 8:08 pm

Lamont wrote:
Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Superfeet Green are the best non-custom soles ive come accross for hiking/running/general abuse

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Just looked them up-Fifty bucks!
Way beyond the budget-out of curiosity how long do they last? How many ks roughly?
Others might be able to give a distance... mine aren't close to wearing out but have only done maybe a few hundred km. Sorry that doesn't really help.

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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 8:13 pm

Ta anyway. Not really after anything that expensive. My Inov8 ones are cheaper to buy than $50 and last at least a thousand ks. Just hoping someone has something that meets my requirements in my first post.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Ms_Mudd » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 7:15 am

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Skechers-Me ... Sw6rFfTebL

I know these are 'memory foam', but they look thin and pretty neutral.

The next ones I have purchased in the past when my plantar fascitis was playing up, thinking they would support my arches, they were cheap though and the arch support was not anything much at all they flattened out to some very comfy insoles that I got maybe 500-850km out of. THe lack of arch support allowed me to take them out of my altras entirely as I had 'rehabbed' my foot.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Skechers-Me ... Sw6rFfTebL
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 7:32 am

Ms_Mudd wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Skechers-Mens-Memory-Form-Insoles-Inner-Soles-Replacement-Insert/283996263344?hash=item421f7f13b0:g:pd8AAOSw6rFfTebL

I know these are 'memory foam', but they look thin and pretty neutral.

The next ones I have purchased in the past when my plantar fascitis was playing up, thinking they would support my arches, they were cheap though and the arch support was not anything much at all they flattened out to some very comfy insoles that I got maybe 500-850km out of. THe lack of arch support allowed me to take them out of my altras entirely as I had 'rehabbed' my foot.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Skechers-Me ... Sw6rFfTebL

Ta. Both links are to the same inners aren't they? How thick are they?
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Ms_Mudd » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 8:11 am

ooops,
no here are the ones that I had purchased, which was supposed to be the second link
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Orthotic-Sh ... SwJqpgHNPj

I did use various pairs of them for a while, the slight cushioning remained, but as I said the arch 'support' had a very short life, which turned out favourably for me as I was able to do away with any sort of insert/orthotic after using these as I transitioned to no arch support
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 10:09 am

Ms_Mudd wrote:ooops,
no here are the ones that I had purchased, which was supposed to be the second link
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Orthotic-Sh ... SwJqpgHNPj

I did use various pairs of them for a while, the slight cushioning remained, but as I said the arch 'support' had a very short life, which turned out favourably for me as I was able to do away with any sort of insert/orthotic after using these as I transitioned to no arch support

Onya champion. The 3cm arch is a bit worrying for me but if it drops quite quick it might work. I've never used arch support at all.
Lots of them around the link you gave me so I'll have a good trawl.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Nuts » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 11:28 am

Yes, met a couple on here just like you.

I just use the cheapish perforated supermarket inners. Which are hard but I like how they seem to stay cooler. I use two sets in one pair of shoes that needed to size up for width.. breezy and cushy!
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 2:34 pm

Nuts wrote:Yes, met a couple on here just like you.


Like me? You've lost me? I searched inner soles on this site and came up with practically nothing. Just a couple of references to Superfeet.
Have you got a link I can get some info from?
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Nuts » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 4:45 pm

These one's, probably more the doubling up concept than these in particular (but they do last a long time):

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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Sat 27 Feb, 2021 11:22 am

Nuts wrote:These one's, probably more the doubling up concept than these in particular (but they do last a long time):

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Ah ha. Never seen anything like those, but I know the company still exists so I'll keep an eye out. The doubling up unfortunately doesn't work for me. I tried it and was slipping running down a steep hill. I did try it for a while seeing if I could make it work.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Eremophila » Sat 27 Feb, 2021 4:31 pm

Some in today’s Aldi special buys. Maybe worth a try at $12.99.
https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys ... o-insoles/
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 27 Feb, 2021 4:49 pm

I like those Aerolite insoles for summer but they also work in winter over my frost plugs. I should buy a new pair
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Nuts » Mon 01 Mar, 2021 9:08 am

Glue those puppies together?
Not that I've done it. But one crazy summer we all glued massage half-soles on to our Tevas :) (which made them grippy.. and kinda uncomfortable).

My double soling was in a pair of oversized meshy kayak shoes that were otherwise big enough for wetsuit socks.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Lamont » Mon 01 Mar, 2021 9:22 am

Nuts wrote:Glue those puppies together?

Haha I love experimenting with stuff! That's excellent.
But I bash them as I said running and walking-(more bushrunning :D than bushwalking of late) don't know if they'd hold up.
Just logged on to say I've found something at a good price for me. When I clock up a hundred ks bushrunning over rock and all sorts of hard packed earth I'll give some feedback if anyone requests it, otherwise it's all over red rover.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 01 Mar, 2021 10:08 am

My dad was a shoemaker by trade. He always told me that the very best inner soles were made with leather. But they needed to be composite leathers, a stiff sole tanned leather as the base and a softer leather on top. Maybe an extra added layer at the heel
It is now almost impossible to find good sole tanned leather and then you need the skills and tools to slice it down to the thickness required.
His tools all disappeared, his lasts and leather knives are gone now as well as his stash of leather offcuts and the ball of black bootmakers wax.
Leather insoles conform to the shape of your feet over time with heat and sweat.
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Re: SEEKING SOME INNER SOLES

Postby Huntsman247 » Mon 01 Mar, 2021 5:58 pm

https://www.theathletesfoot.com.au/ligh ... nsole.html

These are great! A bit over your budget but way more comfy than superfeet any day. And cheaper.
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