Cyclists have different needs for cycling insoles than other athletes. Serious cyclists have different types of bicycles than the rest of the population. For one thing, they don’t have pedals anymore, and if they still use pedals, they have toe clips to contend with.
Cycling shoes are very tight fitting so insoles can’t be padded and must be made of lightweight materials. Here are two examples of cycling insoles that are quite popular:
1. CurrexSole BikePro Insoles –
These are one of the few on the market that have been scientifically tested on cyclists. That says a lot for a company to take the time and money needed t to test its products. In these days where it seems like no one tests software programs and puts them out on the market for people to test without regard for the mistakes that make people’s lives miserable, a company that tests its products before releasing them to the public is a rare but well appreciated.
The CurrexSole BikePro cycling Insoles have been created ergonomically to:
• increase pedal power, that is the force you can generate on the pedal
• improve knee tracking and movement
• keep your muscles acting at optimum capacity for quite a while
• reduce recovery time from the sport
They can boast these types of results because they allow you to only do the motions you have to during cycling without wasting any movement.
The CurrexSole BikePro cycling insoles utilize a type of proprietary memory foam that includes charcoal made from the bamboo plant. Charcoal is known for its ability to absorb odors and kill microbes that cause foot odor. The type of polyurethane used in the actual cycling insoles is poron, a high-tech type of material.
CurrexSole BikePro cycling insoles also have the added plus of sensor gels located strategically underneath the big toe so your big toe muscle (Flexor hallucis longus) moves from the first part of the gait into the second a lot earlier. This may be one of the reasons why these cycling insoles are so effective.
CurrexSole BikePro cycling insoles are separately made for different arches, so if you have flat feet, be sure to get the low arch cycling insoles.
If you have high arches, make sure you order the High Arch cycling insoles and if your arch is perfect, get the neutral arch ones.
2. Another type of cycling insoles is called Orthaheel Shock Absorber Insoles.
These cycling insoles are also lightweight, although they use a soft EVA base to provide the cushioning and support. They sport a deep heel cup which makes sure that your foot is properly positioned, a top coat that has an antimicrobial fabric on it to keep down odor, and a 4-degree rear heel wedge. By controlling motion in the heel, forefoot and arch, correct foot positioning is almost guaranteed.
Unlike the CurrexSole BikePro cycling insoles, the Orthaheel Shock Absorber Insoles are designed by a podiatrist and accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association.