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    I posted this in the Commando Run thread, but feel it's noteworthy enough to warrant a thread here.

    Over the past two months I've been doing a lot of walking & jogging, about 8 miles a day in total & the vast majority of it on hard surfaces. I found my feet, especially my heels were suffering greatly. I had been using a pair of sports insoles, but decided to see if I could get anything better. I went into the Great Outdoors and on the recommendation of the guy there I got a pair of Superfeet insoles. They're €50 a go, but if you're not happy with them after 60 days of use you can get your money back. I've been using them for a bit over a month now and the soreness in my feet has almost completely disappeared. I've no hesitation in recommending them.

    http://www.superfeet.com/ - I've been using the green ones listed in the running section.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    As an aside, although its not revelant to the Commando Run.

    A running shoe shop has recently opened in Bray. Excellent service.

    You stand on a gel like board for measuring your foot size and archs (I never knew I had high archs and it could help explain my leg problems.

    Then you take a run on a short running track bare foot, your feet are videoed in slow motion to see what happens when your foot hits the ground, as in the angle your ankle goes go.

    You then try on a minimum of 3 pairs of shoes, you are videoed running in each.

    Mention that your are in the RDF and that you will tell all your friends and you may just get a discount. They can be expensive (I paid €120 minus €10 discount) but well worth paying the extra for the service.
    www.amphibianking.ie
    Amphibian King
    Technical Running Shoe Specialists
    The Egan Business Centre
    Dargle Road
    Bray
    Co.Wicklow
    Last edited by DeV; 20 September 2006, 17:51.

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    • #3
      I also got a pair on Scholl insole over a year ago fantastic piece of kit they were just for my normal barrack boots but if you have to spend any lenght of time on the square they are a life saver.
      Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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      • #4
        I have heard of a similar running shop in Cork, but have not been able to find it...Any Leesiders able to give me a location on it would be much appriciated
        What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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        • #5
          Sorbethane footbeds are excellent insoles. usually about 30-40 euros. go for the fully cushioned model (you can get models that have cushioned heels or toe areas only). and they keep their spring for ages.

          used the superfeet insoles for a while last year but found them very hard with not much padding. just an observation on them.
          Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

          And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post
            used the superfeet insoles for a while last year but found them very hard with not much padding. just an observation on them.
            Did you get them out of the Great Outdoors and if so did you get the cash back?
            "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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            • #7
              no didn't bring them back. they in an old pair of not often used boots now. there was nothing wrong with them.. i just didn't like them after using Sorbethanes for years. went back to a new pair of Sorbathenes.

              i bought the Superfeet because at the time i couldn't find Sorbethanes in any shops and the fitting process, etc. was very professional. its just a personnal preferance between the two types.
              Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

              And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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              • #8
                I have heard of a similar running shop in Cork, but have not been able to find it...Any Leesiders able to give me a location on it would be much appriciated
                That would probably be John Buckleys. Havn't been in there myself(yet) but they've been highly recommended.

                http://www.johnbuckleysports.com
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                • #9
                  hi all
                  Feet are something of a bugbear for me as I have sweaty feet and a lot of hard skin builds up on them. I go to the chiropodist about every six months to get the feet seen to and it makes a lot of difference. I wear working boots every day and have trouble getting good socks.I have recently found a new style in Dunnes Stores, E10 for 2 prs, which are very comfy and provide good support.The are a mixed-material type, with black tops and grey/black bottoms and yellow trim line. They are sold as work-boot socks.worth a shot.
                  regards
                  GttC

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                  • #10
                    try insoles called "cushnstep" bought them in millets and use them in my work shoes very comfy
                    :confused: ONCE YOU HAVE THEM BY THE BALLS , THEN YOU CAN WIN THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS ! :

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                      hi all
                      Feet are something of a bugbear for me as I have sweaty feet and a lot of hard skin builds up on them. I go to the chiropodist about every six months to get the feet seen to and it makes a lot of difference. I wear working boots every day and have trouble getting good socks.I have recently found a new style in Dunnes Stores, E10 for 2 prs, which are very comfy and provide good support.The are a mixed-material type, with black tops and grey/black bottoms and yellow trim line. They are sold as work-boot socks.worth a shot.
                      regards
                      GttC
                      You could try the Bridgedale socks there are a few types and they are fantastic damn expensive though about €17 per pair but fantastic they are a blend of few different fabric and have driflo ones with merino wool and a few other fibres check out their website on www.bridgedale.com
                      Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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                      • #12
                        Hi there
                        thanks for the gen.I'll try them out.
                        regards
                        GttC

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by flash bang View Post
                          try insoles called "cushnstep" bought them in millets and use them in my work shoes very comfy
                          I've got a set of those too, and I'll agree totally, with these in your boots, you
                          feel like you are walking on pillows. Verrrry comfy.
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                          • #14
                            As someone with a fair experience, the Boots athletic insoles killed my sweaty feet

                            as for heels, I had plantar fascitis due to overexercise and had to get sculpted insoles made by a physio ; cost about 200 but worth every penny and are indispensable when running now.

                            Recommend Dublin sport clinic opposite Synge St CBS - great service.
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                            • #15
                              once heard a story from a old sweat who swore that washing your feet with turps over a period of time hardned the soles of your feet , often wondered was he bull shitting me or telling the truth p.s. did'nt try it out
                              :confused: ONCE YOU HAVE THEM BY THE BALLS , THEN YOU CAN WIN THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS ! :

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