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Old 01-09-15, 03:45 PM  
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Does anyone still use Spenco inserts?

I have an old pair of Spenco inserts, the crosstrainer type, that I used in my hiking boots for years. I also have some custom orthotics made by a podiatrist last year, that I'm finding very stuff. My new podiatrist recommended I try another Spenco insole, and I'm wondering if anyone has tried the different types. I'm leaning towards the "hard surface" ones because I need more cushioning in my running shoes.
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Old 01-09-15, 05:02 PM  
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I haven't tried the different types of Spenco insoles, but I swear by the crosstraining ones! I automatically substitute the included insert with Spenco's and they make such a huge difference in how I experience the shoe and thus, my workout.
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Old 01-10-15, 04:22 PM  
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Sabine, do you use them for workouts or in regular shoes? The reviews I've read make it seem like the heavy duty ones might be better for workouts because they have more cushion. I did order a set from Amazon last night.
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Old 01-10-15, 04:27 PM  
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Sabine, do you use them for workouts or in regular shoes? The reviews I've read make it seem like the heavy duty ones might be better for workouts because they have more cushion. I did order a set from Amazon last night.
I use then in my workout shoes. My job does not require business attire you I can get away with wearing my Dansko clogs most days. I don't think I've seen the heavy duty ones. Maybe I'll need to check those out....
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Old 01-10-15, 04:51 PM  
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Spenco insoles didn't work for me but I love the insoles sold by The Walking Company. I have many pairs from them. I wear them in athletic shoes, in boots and in some walking shoes. I use to wear custom orthotics but they were so expensive and I find The Walking Company insoles to be a great cheaper alternative.

They have a wide selection for the different types of feet. I wear the ones for over pronation.

https://www.thewalkingcompany.com/orthotics
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Old 01-10-15, 05:08 PM  
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Sabine, these are the ones I ordered. I think I'm about to start an insole exploration! I have custom orthotics but they're too stiff. :/

Kelsey, which ones do you get from that store? They have quite a selection. If the Spencos aren't enough for me, those look like a happy medium between the Spenco and custom insoles.
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Old 01-13-15, 10:15 AM  
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Pratima,

I use the Spenco soft arch supports, both 3/4 and full length in many of both work-out and regular shoes - some just on top of insole and some below insole - I have somewhat narrow feet - love them! The hard ones were too much for me.
I also found a wrap-around foot arch that I like as well:
http://www.footsmart.com/P-Arch-Pro-Tec-10036.aspx

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