Sweatshop have recently announced that they'll be providing this service - anyone tried it yet? Noticed that there was no obligation to buy but no mention of cost in the publicity.
Thanks for that Spamalot - am in Middlesex. Sweatshop give the option to "try before you buy" so thought that they might be worth a try. Interested to hear what people think.
can't go wrong with a 'try before you buy'
I have a pair, got them from the Expo - Sweatshop was doing them.
I previously have had my gait measured by two different companies (not sweatshop) and been told that I was a neutral runner. All O.K until I got Sciatica and just before London got Shin splints. Went to this facility which they told me that I overpronate and I came out £40.00 lighter but with insoles. I didn't run London with them and had a bad day.
Since then I put the insoles in my neutral trainers and shin splints totally gone and now just have a slight pain with the Sciatica. Everything's been fine using the insoles.
The insoles helped me out a lot initially, Sweatshop told me to go back in six months because your gait can change using them? - but nearest shop is over 50 miles away, so have decided on trying out stability shoes.
Thanks for the feedback guys - I'll definitely give them a try!
bought some of these insoles today
My feet were analyzed with the use of a" podoscope". Flat unmolded insoles were heated for 2 mins in a special machine. The heated insoles were placed on molding pillows and the Footbalance expert molded the heated insoles to fit my feet perfectly while maintaining correct alignment.I had to stand still and then rock back as far as I could go and then go up on tiptoes. The insoles set hard within a few mins. I have high arches and overpronate. I wear rigid orthotics in my running shoes;but was wanting insoles for my everyday day shoes. The insoles + the molding etc cost £40. If I tried the insoles in the shop and didn't like them- they would be reheated and flattened to their original state at £0 to me.
I found as soon as I put the insoles in my shoes I could feel the support esp under the arch of my right foot- it felt really stable and was definitely relieving the pressure on the ball of my foot , I purchased the insoles and have worn them all day today(you are meant to wear them gradually if you haven't had insoles/orthotics before). I am v pleased with my insoles
I went into Sweatshop today to have a gait analysis done and to buy some new shoes. When we got started on the test the first thing that came out was a pair of insoles, which he proceeded to heat up and then mold to my feet. I presumed these were some part of the analysis, so went with it. The test went well and I picked a pair of new shoes. It wasn't until we went to the till to pay that I realised the insoles were costing me £45.00. I've been having back and knee problems over recent months so I'm happy to give them a go but I felt a little bit rail-roaded into buying them. I've had them in my work shoes all day today and I can definately feel them there. I'll update in a few weeks..
I had the same experience- they wouldn 't even offer me shoes to try without doing the insole fitting first.
So- I went with it then told the guy they were uncomfy when he put them in my first pair of 'possible matches ' to my running style. I know they want to make money to cover their gait analysis but they are already s lot dearer than sportshoes.com so I reckon they'll survive without me buying their insoles. unfortunately they couldn't even offer me a pair shoes that fitted so they lost out in the end.
i guess a wide 11.5 is more common or possibly more weird than I thought!
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