Superfeet Carbon Review
If you’re a dedicated athlete who just needs a little bit of an extra boost in performance, you could find what you’re looking for in the Superfeet Carbon insoles. Years of hard work through testing, research, and design has resulted in the ideal insole for athletic performance.
What makes the Superfeet Carbon ideal for athletes? First of all, they’re super lightweight; weighing in at only just shy of one and a half ounces. Packed into this lightweight insole are a carbon fiber stabilizer cap that includes a thin, durable foam layer, a biomechanical shape with a low-volume profile, and a deep heel cup for support, shock absorption, and stabilization.
They may come at a higher cost than your every day run-of-the-mill insoles, but if they’re right for you, they’ll be worth it. Superfeet Carbon claims pain relief from conditions like plantar fasciitis and arch pain. Be sure to consult your doctor before purchasing any product that claims to have health benefits.
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It didn’t take long for Superfeet to shift their focus to the medical market. Podiatrists had patients with conditions that they didn’t have the answers for. It was perfect timing to be designing orthotic footwear. Superfeet earned a good reputation in no time and was able to sell thousands of insoles easily. By 1987, a customer service team was added and the company’s main priority was more efficient shipping.
In 2001, Superfeet introduced their orthotics made specifically for high heels and dress shoes, called Footnotes. Technological advances like carbon fiber and blended polymer were introduced in 2013. Check out other Superfeet products here.
Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation in your fibrous tissue that runs along the sole of your foot, connecting your toes and heel. This condition can cause serious pain, but the support from the Superfeet Carbon can help.
Achilles tendonitis is when your Achilles tendon (above the heel) becomes irritated. The symptoms most often experienced with this condition are swelling and pain near the tendon. Usually, the pain is worse when you begin exercising and begins to lessen as you go.
Runners often experience a terribly irritating pain in the shin/lower leg from running on hard surfaces too much. These pains are called shin splints, and it can be hard to find relief from them. Superfeet Carbon can help. Compression sleeves could also help.
Bunions are formations caused by the big toe moving out of place. It takes years of moving abnormally and having odd pressure on the joint, but once it begins to bend toward your other toes, it will often cause a painful lump on the joint. Superfeet Carbon insoles can help keep your toes in line and alleviate some pain.
If you have any of these conditions, please be sure to consult your doctor before purchasing and trying these insoles. What works for one does not always work for all. Here are some other products for foot pain.
You can comfortably wear them with boots, running shoes, casual sneakers, baseball cleats, and even dress shoes. They are suitable to be worn for golfing, football, work (even industrial), running, working out in the gym, and even just around the house.
The Superfeet Carbon insoles are designed to fit women who wear shoe sizes between eight and a half and ten, and men who wear shoe sizes between seven and a half and nine. The width is D (men’s standard) and can be trimmed to fit.
The Superfeet Carbon provides rigid arch support and includes Superfeet’s revolutionary EVOlyte material. ECOlyte is a combination of carbon fiber and its polymer in order to achieve a lightweight and supportive material. Superfeet Carbon has biomechanical memory, but with a lower volume and without sacrificing on support or strength.
The deep heel cup is going to give you extra support as well. It’s going to give you a strong foundation that will help reduce pain and stress on your feet, heel, and ankles. With the adequate supported provided by Superfeet Carbon insoles, your body will thank you. When you give your feet a good foundation, you’ll be able to help the symptoms of many conditions like diabetes, plantar fasciitis, and flat feet. You can even get extra support from your socks.
Not only is the shock absorption better for your joints, but it will even return energy back to you, keeping you supported, comfortable, and energized all day. You can even add shock-absorbing shoes to help.
Superfeet Carbon will disperse the impact of your foot strikes across your entire foot in order to decrease the stress and strain put on your feet, legs, and back. With the cushioning, stabilizer cap, high-impact foam, and deep heel cup, Superfeet Carbon has you covered.
People who struggle with flat feet are more likely to sustain injuries than those who walk normally. For this reason, it is extra important for you to stabilize your feet with good shoes and/or insoles. If the shoes aren’t helping enough, Superfeet Carbon insoles are a great help to turn to.
Superfeet Carbon insoles are built to hold your feet and where they belong. Part of this strategy is fulfilled by the deep heel cup that your heel sits comfortably in, as well as a stabilizer cap that supports your rearfoot and provides structure to the foam layer. Before you decide on an insole to help with stabilization, consult your doctor. A good pair of running shoes could also help overpronation.
When they were designing the Superfeet Carbon insoles, they kept comfort at the front of their minds. Cushioning is provided by a foam that is closed-cell and long-lasting. It is durable enough to last you months and miles to come.
The design of Superfeet Carbon is contoured to your feet, hugging your arches and heels in order to give you much-needed relief. There were some customers who expressed concerns about having enough cushioning to keep them comfortable during long shifts, as nurses, for example.
People who had already owned Superfeet Carbon reported that they wore them for backpacking trips and found that they held up very well, even after being put through many rough miles. People who work long shifts on concrete floors have also reported that the Superfeet Carbon has helped their pain.
It may not look like it’s packing much cushioning because it’s so thin, but between the cushion, shock absorption, stability, and support, you won’t even realize the cushioning isn’t thick.
If your feet experience excessive sweat and have no way of drying off, it makes the perfect breeding ground for those pesky bacteria. They don’t only cause odor, though. They can also cause toenail fungus and athlete’s foot. Here are some tips for treating athlete’s foot. For extra protection, be sure to wear shoes and socks that will help keep your feet dry and cool too.
All of the materials they do use in the manufacturing process of Superfeet Carbon do go through many tests. They must meet the requirements of CPSC’s lead requirements, Phthalates and heavy elements, California Prop hazardous chemical list, and REACH (the European chemical restriction standard).
Although there are a lot of tests performed, there isn’t one done for every single allergen imaginable. There are simply too many possible allergens to be able to have the time and resources to test that much. The Superfeet Carbon insoles are as hypoallergic as they possibly can be, though. They just cannot guarantee to be one hundred percent hypoallergic.
The Superfeect Carbon insoles do not contain any natural rubber latex, during the manufacturing process or in the packaging. Some shoes sold from the company may contain latex, however. The company is working towards being completely latex-free soon.
The Superfeet Carbon is packed with features that work together to provide you with the support, stability, cushioning, breathability, shock absorption, and odor-control you need during your long workouts or work shifts. They may come at a higher price, but it’s worth it if they’re right for you.