If you’ve read any of our previous posts, you know that my feet and Chris’ knee have a lot of miles on them. Both of us are always looking for ways to minimize pain while allowing us to function. I’d seen ads for Footprint Insoles Technology products, and picked up a set of their Hi Profile Kingfoam Insoles with the Aaron “JAWS” Homoki graphic. I figured if that dude can ollie off buildings and still function, they must be solid!
I’ve tried other insoles and found some relief from impact, but never anything that was a game changer. My first impression of these is they are pretty thick, much thicker than the insoles that come with most skate shoes. Be sure you order a size smaller than your shoe size, or you’ll have a considerable amount of trimming to do. I’ve been skating with them in my shoes for a while now. Footprint insoles beat every insole I have ever tried, hands down. My feet and knees would be sore and achy for several days after long sessions, now I have minimal pain if any at all. The JAWS version has the king foam, which absorbs and disperses 90% of impact. What this means for you is less fatigue for your muscles and joints. I’ve had issues with heel bruises and plantar fasciitis in the past. Impacts from skating would make my plantar fasciitis flare up to the point I could hardly walk. Since I started using the Kingfoam insoles, my feet have felt better than they have in years. My only complaint on the JAWS version is they are flat with no arch support, but FIT does makes numerous version with arch support. They also make insoles for snowboarding; I plan to test a set this winter. Whether you are young or an “Old Guy,” pick up a set of FIT insoles. Your knees, feet, and ankles will be eternally grateful. Say goodbye to pain!!
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