Sof Sole recently offered to send me a couple of their products to try out. I've heard great things about the brand and had been interested in trying out some insoles, so I jumped at the opportunity.
- combines air cushioning with moisture control technology
- Encapsulated air technology featured in the heel and arch are air chambers used to provide exceptional comfort while increasing shock absorption
- Coolmax® fabric cover absorbs moisture and provides breathability
- Lightweight insole can be used in all types of shoes
- Coolmax® technology for climate control
- Polymer gel forefoot cushioning
My current shoes have about 500KM on them, which is getting pretty close to the time when I would typically retire them. I thought this would be a good time to test out the insoles and maybe even squeeze some extra life out of my shoes thanks to a fresh cushion.
Out with the old, in with the new:
It was interesting to compare Sof Sole with the standard insole from my shoe. At a glance, they clearly appear to offer a lot more cushioning and support.
When I first slid my feet into my newly Sof Soled shoes, it felt a little unusual. I could tell that my feet were sitting quite a bit higher and the arch was very noticeable. Next step: lace up and hit the streets!
I have flat feet and expected the arch to feel uncomfortable. In actuality, I could tell that the extra support was there, but it felt good.
I noticed my heel slipping slightly out of the back of the shoe, most likely due to the extra rise from the insoles. I thought I might have to re-lace my shoes (looping through the very top holes), but when I tied them a bit tighter on the next run, I didn't have a problem.
The extra cushion was very noticeable; you know that feeling when you put on a brand new pair of shoes, like you're wearing pillows or clouds on your feet? They felt like that and the feeling has lasted through each and every run.
I've been using the Sof Soles constantly for over a month now and I'm definitely sold. They feel fantastic and I'm thinking they might even help me squeeze some extra life out of my shoes. Does anyone know many miles you can typically get out of a set of insoles?
Coolmax Trainer Sock
- Wick away moisture to keep feet dry
- Fine-knit and lightweight
- Seamless toe
- Deep heel pocket to minimize movement and friction
- Banded instep for secure fit and arch comfort
- Nonbinding top for comfort
These socks are super cute and comfy. They sit very low on the ankle, which I love for summer running but not so much in the winter (brrr, my ankles freeze so I've had to pull out my high socks). For the time being, I've been using them for most of my gym runs and workouts and I really like them. They have a nice cushion without being too thick or heavy. I haven't been able to test them on a particularly long run since I'm only using them indoors, but so far - no blisters!
Jan. 1 - 0
Jan. 2 - run (17.1)
Jan. 3 - cardio (3), weights (1), F&V (1) = 5
Jan. 4 - 0
Jan. 5 - run (9.4), F&V (1) = 10.4
Jan. 6 - run (12.9), F&V (1) = 13.9
Jan. 7 - run (5), F&V(1)