I’ve mentioned Sole insoles briefly as all Haglöfs footwear now comes with them installed, but Sole has a wide range of insoles and more and I’ve got some in for test.
The heat moldable insoles in the Haglöfs footwear are a customised Softec Regular, and in for test I have the Softec Ultra (black insoles above) which is a little thicker and will suit a couple of higher volume pairs of shoes I have on test. Also I have the Slim Sport (light grey insoles above) which will fit into lower volume bike and trail shoes.
The arch position is spot on for me which makes them very usable, but I haven’t done any of the heat molding yet, so I’ll report back on that along with some long term test results. I’ll swap them about between shoes and activities and report back in a while.
Insoles divide opinion, I call it as I see it and I liked the Montrail heat-mold-able Enduro Soles before the heels started to collapse due to dodgy design, but I found Superfeet to be an assault on my appendages. First use of the Sole’s in the Haglöfs Escape Ventilators went very well and I know my feet well enough these days to know what to watch for on future trips.
Below we have Sports Flips. Based on the contours of a Sole insole, they’re a basic sandal with with rubber forefoot and heel inserts on the outsole for grip. It’s designed to stay on your foot without the toe clenching that keeps flip-flops on sweaty beach-feet worldwide. I’ve got a pair in for test which will see some “leisure” use at first and then we’ll see. Sole say they’ll work on the trail…