TheGoalNet Posted October 15, 2019 Share Posted October 15, 2019 My day job has allowed me to interface with insole and sneaker companies. Given my penchant for goalie gear, I’ve taken particular interest in the topic as it’s very relevant to make skates more comfortable. So I’ve had my feet scanned and learned I have something crazy like 90% percentile for high arches. Since learning this, I’ve experimented with both Bauer and CCM custom insoles. i thought I needed better support. I met an engineer today who did a PhD around running injuries. It was comparing minimalist shoes (Vibram and Nike Free) to traditional soles with thick cushioning. She couldn’t find data to support one conclusion or the other. however, her personal opinion was that feet arches are meant to support the body. When you cushion a tall with a tall arch support, you’re actually giving your muscles a break and weakening them long term. I found this fascinating as I’ve never really had foot pain and only used insoles for the last year. thought this antidote could be a good conversation on insoles and what people use I personally think I won’t use insoles for sneakers, because I resonate with this theory... but I’m torn with skates and will try skating with and without them in the future i don’t need the arch support for support I guess? But I could see it benefiting for response time. Tighter more responsive fit = faster energy transfer? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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