Posted: 29/03/2013 at 22:35
When using orthotics (in my case, prescribed by physio for mild overpronation) do you remove the slightly moulded inner sole from your trainers?
I've used the orthotics for about 12 months, to good effect, in old Sauconys (Triumph 3). I removed the inner sole, which gave my feet plenty of room. Even with the forefoot cushioning reduced as a result, the old faithful trainers were as comfortable as ever.
A few weeks ago I decided that they really did need replacing, and I splurged on two new pairs of trainers. On physio advice, I went for neutral shoes (Saucony Triumph 10, and Mizuno Wave Rider 16) to use with the orthotics whilst working towards not needing them any more.
But they don't fit into the new shoes as well. In the Mizunos, I can fit them in, just about, with the insoles still in place, but in the Sauconys I've removed the inner sole.
What do others do? Should I buy some completely flat cushioning insoles to replace the original ones? Seems to me that they would provide more room for the orthotics as they wouldn't have any moulding at all.
Thanks for any thoughts.