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Old 05-29-2012, 12:23 PM
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footbed suggestions

I bought a pair of Hanwag Mountain Light boots last year, and so far I love them. They call them "warm weather" boots but I hunted 3rd rifle in them last year. Worked fine if you are moving.

At any rate, I am less than thrilled with the footbed that came with it. I have looked at the Synergy from Lathrop, but it looks almost like a gel insert and I HATE gel inserts.

Anyone have input on the Synergy or suggestions for others?
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:00 PM
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Re: footbed suggestions

Lathrop is supposed to be introducing a new heat mold-able insert soon.Maybe you should give them a call.Ive got the Synery foot beds and like them.But I think they are a bit over priced
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:17 PM
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Re: footbed suggestions

Try Superfeet insoles, Ive used them for years, hold up like rock, great product. I used them in Mountaineering boots for years. REI has them in Spokane I know. They have several grades of stiffness and padding. I use the toughest typically. I use them now in hikers both light and heavy, and Hoffman pack boots for added stiffness when I want it. Good luck.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:04 AM
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Re: footbed suggestions

Originally Posted by mtntrapper1 View Post
Try Superfeet insoles...
I agree. I have an older pair of Danner Pronghorns (non-insulated) and they come with pretty flimsy insoles. After a few years of packing out elk quarters my feet were getting pretty beat up. I replaced them with Superfeet and the extra support they give when hiking with a heavy load is great.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:34 AM
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Re: footbed suggestions

The Meindl Perfekt cork footbeds aren't made for other boots so they won't fit in some but if you can get them to fit they are the most comfortable I have ever used.

Scot E.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:44 AM
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Re: footbed suggestions

I just bought some Meindl trail shoes and the Air Active insoles seem pretty good too. I am going to head to Cabelas with those Hanwags and see what I can find.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:37 AM
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Re: footbed suggestions

+1 for Superfeet

I have them in every boot I own. My Hanwag Alaska GTX, Meindl Island MFS and Danner Super Rainforest all have Superfeet green in them if that gives you some confidance. Wear them heavy for a year and then toss them or light and you can get a couple years out of a pair. They are not that expensive and your feet will thank you!
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