Sole footbeds have been in my personal arsenal for about 8 years now, more specifically the Active Thin version. Over the years, the image on the top of the footbed have changed but the the structure of the footbed has remained unchanged. I have very sensitive feet, ankles and knees when it comes to any big shift in footwear. Usually a new shoe I buy takes twice as long as usual to break in. At times I don’t put a shoe on my foot without the Sole Active Thin inside, at other times I cycle them in and out at random.
Sole footbeds are a staple in my La Sportiva trail running shoes… most of the time. However, they are in my Pearl Izumi cycling shoes 100% of the time. I enjoy the slight support that the footbed provides and in my opinion it keeps my knees rotating outward on a pedal stroke vs. having them dive inward towards the top tube.
- Provides lightweight support
- Reduces plantar fascia strain
- Improves balance
- Promotes natural foot alignment
- Distributes weight and pressure equally
- Heat and wear moldable for customized fit
- Backpacking GDMBR New Mexico – Wyoming
- 9 Colorado 14ers
- 50+ Days Skiing
- Countless trail runs and mountain bike rides
- Everyday footwear
Breaks down over time
Takes a while to get the perfect fit
There isn’t a footbed that I have tried that I like more than the Sole Active Thin footbed. Size up the next half size if in between, you can always trim excess. Always make sure with the size you buy, the arch of the footbed hits in the arch of your foot.
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