What are Superfeet Insoles? And are they good? Worth the money? Read the following Superfeet review to learn more about these insoles.
When I was in my twenties, I worked at this outdoor equipment store in the footwear department.
At the time, I didn’t know anything about shoes other than I liked how certain sneakers looked, so it was kinda funny how I got a job in that department.
But after a couple of days, one of my co-workers started to teach me about the different aspects of shoes and how to find the right one for customers.
He also taught me about insoles.
He grabbed a pair from the front till and started breaking it down for me. It was the Superfeet Blue.
He said that everyone’s feet are different.
Some people have flat feet and need arch support, while others may need impact protection because they don’t walk correctly.
That impact protection part caught my attention, so I asked him to tell me more about it. He said when some people walk, they strike the ground with their heels instead of walking on the balls of their feet.
As a result, this will cause them to have knee pain and/or back pain (or fatigue) and foot pain.
Right then, I realized that I had that problem.
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How Superfeet Has Benefitted Me
See, when I was younger I would always get foot and back fatigue when I had to walk a lot, like when I went to the amusement park or when I had to walk around malls for long periods of time.
Part of my problem was that I wore cheap shoes (or shoes with little cushioning). The other part was because I stomped my heel when I walked.
So using my employee discount, I bought a pair of Superfeet insoles.
And let me tell you, it was a great investment!
First off, it is durable.
I bought this when I was in my early twenties and I’m still using it today (I’m in my thirties right now).
Though, the manufacturer does recommend that you get a new pair every couple of years. I just cheaped out and kept using mine for over a decade.
And second, I’m so glad I have this insole because as I got older, my need for more impact protection grew too.
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m old or if it’s because my walking technique got lazy.
Regardless, the insole helps me feel less fatigue when I have to walk or stand around for long periods of time.
Can You Use Superfeet for Basketball?
Additionally, I have also bought the sports pair to put into my basketball shoes.
I had these older hoop shoes that didn’t have enough impact protection.
I could’ve bought a new pair of shoes, but I really liked these ones, so I decided to try them out with insoles.
And they got the job done.
I didn’t feel any foot pain or fatigue after I played and I didn’t have any back pain the following morning.
However, I did get blisters from time to time.
This could’ve been because of my socks though. I didn’t always wear basketball socks to play in.
So that was my experience with the Superfeet insoles.
But why should you get it?
Well, as I mentioned earlier, old guys and gals need more impact protection. Whether it is for just walking around or playing sports. I don’t know the science behind it so I’m not even going to try to explain it.
But what I can say is that insoles have helped me (and still are) and they’ll probably help you too.
Pros and Cons of Superfeet Insoles
So here are some pros and cons of Superfeet Insoles:
- Effective impact protection
- Has odour guard
- Has a wide variety of types for different activities
- Just works
- Price (however, you are paying for quality)
- Won’t fit into every shoe; may raise feet up in low top shoes, which can cause heel chafing
- Not cushy
Having a good pair of insoles is useful.
They can improve the quality of shoes that aren’t supportive and can add more support if you need it.
So, if you’re looking or are in need of good insoles, check out the Superfeet ones.