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#3964 - 05/03/10 03:26 PM Life span of Superfeet insoles?
jeff evans Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 22
Loc: Venice, CA
I just bought a new pair of Salomon trail runners today, and along with them a new pair of green Superfeet. My old Salomon trail runners are just over a year old, but they, along with the old Superfeet, have seen a lot of action in that span. Seeing as these insoles are so expensive, I wondered if I should have just saved myself the $ and reused the old ones. But I didn't know if Superfeet also have a certain period of use before they are no longer worth having.

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#3967 - 05/03/10 04:05 PM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: jeff evans]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
I think you are the expert on the subject Jeff.How do they feel to walk and hike in. Let comfort be your guide.IMO

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#3968 - 05/03/10 05:00 PM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: Rod]
jeff evans Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 22
Loc: Venice, CA
I am happy to be the tester, as it were, but I guess I was wondering if the SF lost their effectiveness after a period of time. Kind like the cushioning in certain running shoes tend to do.

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#3973 - 05/03/10 07:01 PM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: jeff evans]
wbtravis Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1253
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
I replaced mine this past summer after about 8 years of hiking.

It depends on how much not how long.

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#3976 - 05/03/10 10:23 PM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: wbtravis]
jeff evans Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 22
Loc: Venice, CA
8 years? Sounds like I could have saved myself some dough today. blush

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#4044 - 05/05/10 08:05 PM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: jeff evans]
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 828
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
Depends on factors like mileage, your body weight, etc. If you hike several times a week, then an annual replacement might be in order. I change mine every year. Talk to a sales person you trust and ask their advice.

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#4069 - 05/06/10 10:56 AM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: jeff evans]
James Offline


Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 66
Loc: CA
What stores have told me is to push down on the arch section of the Superfeet and if they give easily they probably need to be replaced. A hiking or running shop could give you more specific information. If you do a lot of hiking or running, an annual replacement is probably a good idea.

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#4088 - 05/06/10 11:24 PM Re: Life span of Superfeet insoles? [Re: James]
jeff evans Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 22
Loc: Venice, CA
Thanks. I do an 8 mile hike about 3 times a week in my trail runners, plus I wore them on Baldy 3 times last year, once from Horseshoe to Cottonwood, and once on San Jacinto. I'd say that's a fair bit of hiking so maybe it doesn't hurt to switch them up when I buy new shoes. I did pretty much wear out the shoes, so...

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