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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2016, 11:41:16 AM »
Took advantage of the sale they had last weekend and ordered 3 new kingfoam orthotics. Been using these for the past 3 years and they honestly work the best. Can't skate a shoe without them. Wasn't a fan of the Gamechangers, and definitely did not like the flat Kingfoams.

If you're on the fence, just get the kingfoam orthotics. Best shit ever 

what's the difference between the GCs and the kingfoam orthotics?

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2016, 12:24:42 PM »
Took advantage of the sale they had last weekend and ordered 3 new kingfoam orthotics. Been using these for the past 3 years and they honestly work the best. Can't skate a shoe without them. Wasn't a fan of the Gamechangers, and definitely did not like the flat Kingfoams.

If you're on the fence, just get the kingfoam orthotics. Best shit ever 

what's the difference between the GCs and the kingfoam orthotics?

GCs you heat in the oven to mold to your arch and feel a little more rigid after they cool off, while the KOs rely on your body heat to mold to your foot and feel a little softer.
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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2016, 02:53:19 PM »
Took advantage of the sale they had last weekend and ordered 3 new kingfoam orthotics. Been using these for the past 3 years and they honestly work the best. Can't skate a shoe without them. Wasn't a fan of the Gamechangers, and definitely did not like the flat Kingfoams.

If you're on the fence, just get the kingfoam orthotics. Best shit ever 

what's the difference between the GCs and the kingfoam orthotics?

GCs you heat in the oven to mold to your arch and feel a little more rigid after they cool off, while the KOs rely on your body heat to mold to your foot and feel a little softer.

And they're cheaper

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2016, 04:39:56 PM »
The game changers don't have the kingfoam to absorb all the shock.
They do work wonders for aligning your body, but I noticed I was considerably more sore after skating using the game changers vs the kingfoam orthotics .


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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2016, 06:31:08 PM »
how about boardfeel? which is better? the GCs feel weird to me still but I have to admit my joints feel better.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2016, 08:47:58 PM »
I want to try the KF orthodontics but i'm kinda worried i'm too used the GC's already.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2016, 02:48:57 PM »
im coming back from a sprained ankle (i dont know if thats the right word but i fucking rolled it like a bitch) when i start skating again im planing on getting some dunk his i think. they seem like the most supportive shoe out. i need something that i cant roll my ankle in until my foot heals properly. would game changers be the best to go along? or would footprints be a bad idea since it puts you higher of the ground? my foot is also misaligned, i dont know how its going to turn out but will footprints help with this? i was skating the ones that have arch support but form to your foot just by body heat, but ive never noticed them helping against rolling your ankle.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #67 on: June 04, 2016, 10:56:28 PM »
i need something that i cant roll my ankle in until my foot heals properly

Let your foot heal properly first. Do exercises to strengthen your ankle, and if you need something to really prevent your ankle from rolling, wear ankle braces. Hi top shoes don't cut it in many cases.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2016, 11:27:58 PM »
Just tried my game changers for the first time today and they worked wonders for me. I feel no pain on my left foot that i was constantly feeling with regular insoles due to my flat feet specially more on my left one. Will def continue to buy.

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« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2016, 07:14:22 AM »
i need something that i cant roll my ankle in until my foot heals properly

Let your foot heal properly first. Do exercises to strengthen your ankle, and if you need something to really prevent your ankle from rolling, wear ankle braces. Hi top shoes don't cut it in many cases.
but surely a hi top that is tied tight has more support than a lowtop? i know your ankles get stronger when you wear lowtops but its just untill it heals. hi top with a brace was my plan.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2016, 09:16:58 AM »
The rounded edges of cupsole make it easier to roll your ankle compared to a flat vulc.  Maybe try a high or mid vulc with the footprint insoles.

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« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2016, 09:39:48 AM »
The rounded edges of cupsole make it easier to roll your ankle compared to a flat vulc.  Maybe try a high or mid vulc with the footprint insoles.

WHAT? i thought it was the other way around? that the rounded edges made for a more controlled roll, where as the 90 degree edge made for a sudden yank. i mean cups are always more supportive than vulcs. never once rolled anything in a cupsole.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2016, 12:36:30 PM »
The rounded edges of cupsole make it easier to roll your ankle compared to a flat vulc.  Maybe try a high or mid vulc with the footprint insoles.

WHAT? i thought it was the other way around? that the rounded edges made for a more controlled roll, where as the 90 degree edge made for a sudden yank. i mean cups are always more supportive than vulcs. never once rolled anything in a cupsole.
Weird, I've only hurt my ankle in Cupsoles.

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« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2016, 04:18:54 PM »
The rounded edges of cupsole make it easier to roll your ankle compared to a flat vulc.  Maybe try a high or mid vulc with the footprint insoles.

WHAT? i thought it was the other way around? that the rounded edges made for a more controlled roll, where as the 90 degree edge made for a sudden yank. i mean cups are always more supportive than vulcs. never once rolled anything in a cupsole.
Weird, I've only hurt my ankle in Cupsoles.

i never thought about it either until i watched this video 1:25 http://skateboarding.transworld.net/videos/2015-footwear-guide-lakai/

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #75 on: June 06, 2016, 09:06:16 AM »
now im torn

http://hemanklerehab.com/ankle-braces-increase-sprains/

Yeah, I've been telling people this for a couple of years. Mid-tops and high-top shoes too.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2016, 01:42:05 PM »
just got some game changers in the mail today and baked/molded them before I got to work. the support is instantly noticeable and I basically just came on here to spread the good word. if you're thinking about grabbing some, do it. worth every penny.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2016, 11:40:31 AM »
damn so now I'm torn (or confused)... should I grab the kingfoam orthotics or the gamechangers?

I have flat feet, very low arch's (the wife affectionately calls them fred flinstone feet).  i'm an old bastard so no hopping down stairs/gaps at this point, just park and transition and curbs, the usual old man stuff.  I still like some good heel cushioning.




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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #78 on: June 10, 2016, 12:19:27 PM »
damn so now I'm torn (or confused)... should I grab the kingfoam orthotics or the gamechangers?

I have flat feet, very low arch's (the wife affectionately calls them fred flinstone feet).  i'm an old bastard so no hopping down stairs/gaps at this point, just park and transition and curbs, the usual old man stuff.  I still like some good heel cushioning.





Gamechangers aren't super cushy, but they're comfortable and good for your feet. Kingfoams I believe are more like cushions.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2016, 01:55:04 PM »
So for the first time I'm switching my game changers to a new shoe, and it almost feels different maybe because the shoe is still new and stiff (Figgys). Also I'm guessing its because the Figgys have the sock liner that makes the shoe extra tight because the game changers are thicker than the stock insoles. Had to stretch out to shoe for it to stop hurting.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #80 on: June 10, 2016, 06:59:00 PM »
they talk about all this stuff on their site. if you have high arches and tend to roll ankles outwards, they suggest you NOT get the ones with arch support.

"HIGH ARCH

You need an impact absorbing insole without arch support to combat Supination.

Supination

The exact opposite of Over Pronation. Your arch is too high which causes your ankle to roll outwards upon impact.

You tend to roll and sprain your ankle
Get heel bruises
More likely to break your ankle.
Because your ankle leans outwards, orthotics/arch support will generally be ineffective. Most impact is sent to your heels and forefoot so you need as much impact protection as possible. This is why we have specially made our kingfoam insoles series for you."

also RE: braces, i used to constantly roll my ankles and i was constantly wearing braces and hightops. I'm on low or mids now and no braces. Eventually got around the psychic crutch of needing to be in my braces to skate, and i rarely fuck my ankle up anymore, and when it does happen, it's way less severe. but maybe just due to being way less fat than I used to be.


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« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2016, 08:03:50 AM »
they talk about all this stuff on their site. if you have high arches and tend to roll ankles outwards, they suggest you NOT get the ones with arch support.

"HIGH ARCH

You need an impact absorbing insole without arch support to combat Supination.

Supination

The exact opposite of Over Pronation. Your arch is too high which causes your ankle to roll outwards upon impact.

You tend to roll and sprain your ankle
Get heel bruises
More likely to break your ankle.
Because your ankle leans outwards, orthotics/arch support will generally be ineffective. Most impact is sent to your heels and forefoot so you need as much impact protection as possible. This is why we have specially made our kingfoam insoles series for you."

also RE: braces, i used to constantly roll my ankles and i was constantly wearing braces and hightops. I'm on low or mids now and no braces. Eventually got around the psychic crutch of needing to be in my braces to skate, and i rarely fuck my ankle up anymore, and when it does happen, it's way less severe. but maybe just due to being way less fat than I used to be.



ill never understand how you can roll your ankle outwards

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #82 on: June 11, 2016, 09:52:54 AM »
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ill never understand how you can roll your ankle outwards
I do it almost everyday, not full ankle sprains but if my foot steps weird or I plant it on real fast it just rolls outward. I usually catch it in time.
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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #83 on: June 11, 2016, 04:22:22 PM »
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ill never understand how you can roll your ankle outwards
I do it almost everyday, not full ankle sprains but if my foot steps weird or I plant it on real fast it just rolls outward. I usually catch it in time.

ugh never mind i read that as rolling your FOOT outwards. that happens but its really hard.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #84 on: June 11, 2016, 11:57:09 PM »
they talk about all this stuff on their site. if you have high arches and tend to roll ankles outwards, they suggest you NOT get the ones with arch support.

"HIGH ARCH

You need an impact absorbing insole without arch support to combat Supination.

Supination

The exact opposite of Over Pronation. Your arch is too high which causes your ankle to roll outwards upon impact.

You tend to roll and sprain your ankle
Get heel bruises
More likely to break your ankle.
Because your ankle leans outwards, orthotics/arch support will generally be ineffective. Most impact is sent to your heels and forefoot so you need as much impact protection as possible. This is why we have specially made our kingfoam insoles series for you."

also RE: braces, i used to constantly roll my ankles and i was constantly wearing braces and hightops. I'm on low or mids now and no braces. Eventually got around the psychic crutch of needing to be in my braces to skate, and i rarely fuck my ankle up anymore, and when it does happen, it's way less severe. but maybe just due to being way less fat than I used to be.



Yeah I have high arches and I fucking hated the game changers. Stuck with $45 insoles I wore twice.
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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2016, 06:19:55 AM »
anyone know what these lil' adhesive pads that come with the gamechangers are for (sorry bout img size):

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« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2016, 06:30:10 AM »
^^^ They are heel pads. You can peel the paper thing off and stick them to the bottom of your insole for a little more cushion in the heel area. They don't really do too much because they are only like 2mm thick, but I usually use them on my FP insoles.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #87 on: July 12, 2016, 06:48:38 AM »
Those things make it feel like you have something in your shoe. They're a pain in the ass.

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« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2016, 08:43:24 AM »
I use the heel pad things. feel good especially in worn out shoes.

in all honesty though i prefer the remind medics. they really cradle the foot nicely and feel more supportive than the footprints.

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Re: Footprint insoles
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2016, 08:56:06 AM »
I gotta say.. They aren't really all that thick, but I absolutely love PF Flyer stock insoles. Probably the most comfortable I've felt since returning to skating.

As far as FP's I'm rocking some rightnow in a secondary pair of shoes. I cannot seem to get along with them at all.
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