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    i was looking to buy some insoles for my kenetreks. in your opinion, what is the best insole to buy? thanks.

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    Default Insoles

    There's that word "best" again. As with other pieces of gear, I don't think there is an all-round best, but rather a best-suited for a given person in a certain situation.

    I have used SOLE insoles and Superfeet, I would consider both well-made and offering a significant improvement over the insoles that come standard in most boots.

    I would recommend that you try multiple insoles in your given boot. For example, I have the SOLE pair in some hiking boots that are fractionally too big for me, thus the more-padded forefoot that the SOLE insoles have made for a better fit. I tried several of the models of Superfeet in my sheep hunting boots before choosing which one fit my feet the best when carrying a pack.

    Grab your boots, head to the store, and see what works for YOU...

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    The "best" orthotics are custom made ones. But, if you buy off the shelf, remember that you don't want the cushy/squishy ones. You want ones that give proper support.

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    snyder or others,

    does anyone know where i could get custom orthotics here in fairbanks, or any retail store that stocks SOLE or superfeet insoles? thanks.

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    Fighting fire in the summer always reeked havoc on my feet. I would constantly be buying new insoles. Usually really cushy foam or gel ones. They didn't last long. Sidehilling killed them. And my feet! I sprung for a set of superfeet last year for sheep hunting and will never look back! It kinda seems weird that a cushy insole won't work and a formed harder one will, but it does. I guess with proper support the extra thick cushion is not needed. I got mine a sportsmans warehouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrhunter View Post
    snyder or others,

    does anyone know where i could get custom orthotics here in fairbanks, or any retail store that stocks SOLE or superfeet insoles? thanks.
    Beaver Sports does the custom Superfeet. I have foot issues so I get a prescription from my doc for custom orthotics that are made by a podiatrist.

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    thanks mod elan and snyder. will let folks know how the superfeet do after i try them out.

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    I highly recommend the Superfeet in Green (heavy use/high volume)--folks on this forum steered me that way when I was doing boot and insole research about 2 years ago. Also, many store clerks in multiple outdoor goods stores also said they were the best choice--from a pricepoint perspective I wholeheartedly agree.

    I bought them and haven't looked back--they have done wonders for my feet both for hunting and in combat--I have had problem feet for years and since I got them the problems have gone away.

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