SUPERfeet Green and SUPERfeet Guide Boot Insert Review
Editor: Cory McLaughlin
Just the Facts:
Start fast and finish strong on the heavy-duty shock absorption and legendary support that make the original Superfeet GREEN our most famous insole.
Superfeet insoles help adapt the flat midsole of your footwear to your foot. The distinct Superfeet shape helps to stabilize the foot, while the deep, structured heel cup and full-length foam provide support and comfort for every step
Featuring an exclusive ScentLok® layer, carbon fiber-reinforced support and specially formulated ThermoRight™ thermo-regulating memory foam comfort layer, Superfeet GUIDE™ insoles let you spend hours in the cold without feeling the chill.
Superfeet GUIDE insoles adapt the generic, 2-dimensional surface inside of your roomy hunting boots to your 3-dimensional foot. The distinct Superfeet shape helps to stabilize the foot, while the flexible heel cradle and full-length foam provide support and comfort with every step.
If you have read any of my other reviews you are familiar with my story about my foot injury. For those of you who may be curios still, I will indulge you. I was in a very serious automobile accident while I was in the military. My right foot suffered multiple fractures including a compound fracture of my 5th metatarsal. It stands to reason that since that day my feet have been a topic of great concern. I am always searching for the next best pair of boots or the next best insole. This is how I learned about SUPERfeet.
When you have bad feet you have to take extra time to plan and prepare yourself for outdoor adventures. The days of buying any old pair of shoes or boots are long behind me. Often times I purchase shoes only to find out after a mile or two that they are excruciatingly uncomfortable. So what am I to do? Should I just throw these boots or shoes out and try to find another? Well, in a perfect world where money is no issue that is exactly how I would proceed. Alas, I live in the normal world with everyone else, and as so, I have to take proactive steps to make sure I am comfortable.
The first thing to do with nearly every boot from every manufacture is to replace the stock insoles. I have boots from $50 to $500 and they all share the same problem of having subpar insoles. This is where SUPERfeet comes into the picture. Now I know that after spending money on high dollar boots the last thing you want to do is purchase insoles. I know this because I have had these same feelings myself. You may remember the proverb which states, “The proof is in the pudding.” At risk of making a very cheesy joke I have to change the verbiage just a bit and say that “The proof is in the PUTTING.” I say this because PUTTING these insoles into your boots will instantly prove to you that it was worth the investment.
SUPERfeet insoles have been designed by a team of podiatrists and orthotics specialists. The company has been in the business of helping feet since 1962. It goes without saying that they have a long history that is rich with knowledge and experience in the art of orthotics. SUPERfeet use BioMechanics to study how the foot works and how to help support it. They break the foot down into three areas forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot. They focus mostly on the rearfoot as this is the area that takes most of the beating. The insoles are designed to offer the most support allowable while also providing needed maneuverability. We could spend days talking about shock abortion, stabilization, support, pronation, and bone structure, or we could just get to the meat and potatoes of the whole thing and ask the question that really matters. Do they feel good? Now, I know this is always going to be a matter opinion and since this is my review it is based upon my own opinion. It is my belief that these insoles are among the most comfortable over the counter type orthotics that are available in today’s market.
While the GREEN and GUIDE share some unique characteristics the most important quality that they share is comfort. The GUIDE version offer a sent blocking layer, a carbon fiber reinforced support and ThermoRight memory foam to help keep your feet warm. The GREEN version have great shock absorption and support. In the end it really will come down to personal preference. It is my opinion that whatever flavor of SUPERfeet you choose will only add comfort and possibly a few more miles to your adventures.
I used these products in two different styles of boots on several outdoor excursions and found them to be very comfortable. I also wore them to one of our local archery shoots and if you have ever been part of these you know there is a lot of standing around. Standing is the true test of comfort as it really pin points the areas of discomfort in a boot. I am happy to report that standing or walking my SUPERfeet insoles kept my feet happy. When it comes to warranty you can buy with confidence as SUPERfeet offer a 60 day satisfaction guarantee and the 12 month or 500 mile life span insures they will last. I foresee many more miles with these great insoles.
What can be done better?
I cannot seem to find anything that I would change about the two products that are mentioned in this review. I truly feel that SUPERfeet has done a great job with theses and would recommend them without reserve.
Both the GUIDE and GREEN are well deserving of 5 stars