The way you trim your insoles can have a great effect on how well they will work
and feel. For an ideal fit, follow these simple steps:
Remove the insole that came in your shoe (Fig.1). To work properly,
your Superfeet insole should lie on the bottom surface of your footwear. It
should not rest on any additional insole, arch pad or heel cushion material.
These items should be removed.
Place the original insole over the top of your new Superfeet
insole, lining up both the heel (Fig. 2) and inside edge (Fig. 3). With a
marking pen, trace the original insole pattern onto the new Superfeet insole
(Fig. 4). Trim the insole by cutting along the inside edge of the tracing
line (Fig. 5). Care should be taken not to trim too short. Trim it, try it.
Trim it, try it.
your insole into your footwear, resting it properly on the bottom. The
insole needs to have minimal back-to-front movement inside the footwear
(about 1/16" or 2mm) to ensure the insole moves with your foot and is not
jammed heel-to-toe (Fig. 6). This is very important. Properly trimmed, your
insoles will fit easily into your footwear without a struggle, and will not
curl up in the toe area.
If You Have No Original Insole
If there is no original insole in your footwear to use as a template, place your
footwear over your new Superfeet insole (Fig. 7), and trace an outline around
the toe area (Fig. 8). Then follow the usual trimming instructions. Hint: trace
and trim one insole first, then use it as a template for the second insole.
Too Tight in the Forefoot
If your footwear is too tight to accommodate the full length of your Superfeet
insole, you can trim off the forefoot closer to the stabilizer cap (Fig. 9).
This will have no effect on the biomechanical benefits of the insole.
What to Expect From Your New Superfeet
Your new insoles may initially feel snug, but after wearing them for a few days,
the foam forefoot will compress slightly, allowing for a more relaxed fit. Our
patented insoles are designed to be firm and supportive, not soft and mushy like
most gel-based footbeds. You may initially feel this new support on the inside
of your heel (Fig. 10) and suspect the arch is too far back. This is ok. This is
the shape and design of the insole supporting your foot where it is needed.
Because your previous shoes or insoles may not have supported your foot
properly, the tendons and muscles of your feet may need time to adjust to their
properly supported position.
We suggest taking a conservative break-in approach; try wearing your Superfeet
for just 1-2 hours for the first day, then gradually add more time each day. If
you are experiencing discomfort with your Superfeet after 5-7 days of wear, and
it is not improving, remove the product from your footwear and contact the store
where you purchased the product. (We recommend you retain your original insoles
until you have completed your break-in period).
How long do Superfeet last?
This depends on your foot type, body weight, type of footwear, activity and the
environment in which the insole is worn - but the average Superfeet insole lasts
up to 12 months or more.
Cleaning instructions for your new Superfeet insoles
Hand-wash with a mild soap and lukewarm water to remove light soil. A soft
bristle brush (old toothbrush) works well to remove ground-in dirt. Rinse well.
Absorb excess water with a soft towel and allow insoles to air dry overnight. DO
NOT MACHINE WASH OR DRY. DO NOT AIR DRY NEAR A HEAT SOURCE!
60 Day Comfort Guarantee:
You have nothing to lose but your sore feet. If you are not satisfied with your
new insoles, return them within 60 days to your place of purchase for a credit
or refund. This guarantee is only valid with a proof of purchase, and is not
good for misused, abused or improperly cleaned Superfeet product. THIS GUARANTEE
IS SUBJECT TO THE RETAILER'S RETURN POLICY.
Waterproof Liner Disclaimer
Most orthotics will conform to the heel in your footwear, and over time can wear
through the lining. Superfeet offers no guarantee against this resulting side
effect in footwear with waterproof liners such as Gore-tex®.
How to Choose Your Superfeet
Everyone's feet are unique, and different activities demand different types of
footwear. That's why Superfeet designs a varitey of insoles for any foot type or
for any sport or activity. Here are some tips to help you choose the right
Superfeet products for you:
What type of footwear are you wearing?
Most types of athletic footwear come with some kind of removable insole.
Unfortunately, most "sockliners" are made of very thin foam with no added
support. The soft cushion effect dissipates quickly within the first few days,
and the lack of support provides little, if any, biomechanical help. Removal of
this insole provides ample room to complement your new footwear with supportive
Many types of casual and formal dress shoes have no removable insole and provide
very little room for the addition of an after-market insole. Our low-volume
insoles, BLUE and BLACK, are ideal for this type of footwear. They can be
trimmed full length or trimmed back to a ¾ length (See Fig 9). If your footwear
is still too tight, we recommend you try one of our EASY-FIT™ products.
What type of activity are you doing?
Most activities will feel more comfortable with the right Superfeet insole in
your shoes. If you are a runner or walker, try one of our models designed to
provide extra shock absorption, such as our GREEN, BERRY (for women), or ORANGE
(for men). If you are looking for support in a stop-and-start sport like soccer,
then our BLUE or BLACK models are ideal for tight-fitting cleated footwear. If
you skate, cycle or wear cowboy boots, our YELLOW model was designed
specifically for you.
No matter what type of foot you have, what type of footwear you are wearing, or
what activity you are doing, Superfeet has the ideal insole for every situation.
How to Size Your Superfeet
Every shoe manufacturer has their own sizing, which can be very confusing. One
brand's size 8 is not necessarily another brand's size 8. Many people wear shoes
that are too small or too big because they don't know what size they truly are.
To help avoid this confusion and preoccupation with size, Superfeet identifies
each of our product sizes with letters. Each letter represents approximate
sizing based on the footwear industry's manufacturing scale. We provide our
authorized Superfeet dealers with demo insoles in various letter sizes to help
you determine the correct size of Superfeet insole for you. Here is a quick way
to size your Superfeet.
Check the Superfeet sizing chart, and select the letter you feel is
the closest to your shoe size.
If the insole you selected is too short (Fig. A), go up one size (Fig. B).