Marc, over at Japan Grabs put the new Shred Soles Maximum Performance Insoles to the test of 40 days on snow.....
Here's an excerpt:
"..... Standard snowboard boot insoles are notoriously bad, with little support or cushioning. For many people, the first thing to do after getting a new pair of boots is to slip in a pair of aftermarket insoles. If you don’t have any serious foot problems, you can skip the expensive full-custom insole route and choose an inexpensive semi-custom trim-to-fit insole, like these Shred Soles. What makes Shred Soles snowboarding insoles stand out is the arch support tech and built-in canting which were designed specifically for snowboarding.
.....Shred Soles owner Nate explains the reasoning behind the flexible arch construction, “the arch muscle in your foot expands and contracts when transitioning from heel to toe. Stiffer arch insoles in snowboard boots frequently cause arch pain – as the arch expands and contracts over a fixed point. People oftentimes say it feels like there’s a golf ball under their arch. This is what we set out to avoid when we designed the DynArch2”.
Instead of having an overly high built-in arch, Shred Soles flips the script and makes a deeper heelcup, lowering the foot into a properly supported arch position. This felt weird the first few days as I could feel the edge of the heelcup under the outside of my foot. It wasn’t uncomfortable but it was there. This feeling went away once they broke in. This deep heelcup, along with the flexible arch really keeps my foot in place and has eliminated the toe-bang I was getting with a previous insole (from my foot sliding forward during riding)."
To hear Marc's final thoughts after 40 days on the Shred Soles Maximum Performance Insoles - click the following link: https://japangrabs.com/shred-soles-snowboard-insole-review/
The Maximum Performance Insoles are on sale this week for 10% off. And all US orders automatically get FREE SHIPPING this week.