Reviewed by Scott from WA on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I've been using this insole for a couple of weeks now replacing the insole of a new pair of New Balance shoes (also ordered from STP) and they are providing great cushioning and arch support. I've since ordered another pair.
Reviewed by OCULUS from Rensselaer, NY on Sunday, June 23, 2013
Many of these insoles are so bulky they can only be worn with clunky sneakers. These, though not as thin as good leather orthotics, do provide support and shock absorption in shoes even as thin as moccasin-style shoes with minimal sole without crowding out your foot..
My only issue is that they do not absorb moisture very well and thus are warm. Overall recommended for high arches.
Reviewed by Mac from New Hmapshire on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I bought these for 2 reasons. First, I have a fairly high arch and my hiking boots were not giving me the support I wanted. So having a firm gel insole for higher arches appealed to me. The second reason was because of the price. The popular brand of hiking insoles runs in the $35-40 price range (and is a hard insole without the gel). So for the price it was worth a shot. I know these are not designated for hiking boots but I decided to give them a go anyway.
I have used these once already for a hike up one of NH's 4000 footers. For the first mile or so they felt a little weird. I was not use to having support across the whole surface of my foot. So that took some getting used to. But once they broke in a little and foot adjusted to the feeling I was very happy with them. After about 5 miles of hiking on many different kinds or terrain my feet did not feel totally wiped out at the end of the hike.
I am very ahppy with this purchace and would consider buying them again.