Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian New vs Old Version
The new AIRR is good but not great. I have purchased approximately 20 pairs of AIRR over the last ?? 10 years. The old version was nice and thick and simple. Yes you needed to make it work by removing given insole, purchasing 1 size larger shoe, or even a wider brand. You would need to always bring AIRR with you when you bought new shoes. When you found a shoe that worked, it was heaven. (or like walking on air)
I was a chiropractor for 12 years and now a fireman for 11. I made and ordered orthotics for a living. They were up to $300 each and fell apart within 1-2 years. I still have original AIRR's and have cycled them into my thrasher and work around the house shoes. The new version does not cushion the forefoot as well and the heel button or heel cushion is a gimmick. The button feels like a small pebble and serves no purpose. I have recommended the entire product line to patients over the years. I get all athletes to wear the ATHLETE version if it can fit, otherwise we find a thinner version.
The product reviews are not that good, and those are just the people that take the time to contact SofSole. I'm assuming the change was due to sales, marketing, and customers not knowing how to fit the orthotics. Please bring back, or make available the old AIRR version. I love and value my old AIRR version.
June 9, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Darla D Why did you change a good thing......?
I am so disappointed in the new style insert. I have 3 pairs of the original ones with the blue color and the runner shown on them. Nice thick cushioning for this older women.....why can't you cater to young and old. You thinned up the toe area where the ball of your foot hits....I guess people didn't realize they should remove their original insert and replace with the thicker one since that seems like one of the complaints. Please think of us older folks also as we need the extra cushioning and market it that way so people know.......I'll be waiting for them to return.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merlin Should be required for safety shoes
I purchased these inserts for use in my Red Wing Model 6341. I alrady have an identical pair already in place in my Red Wing Model 2240. To say the least, these inserts should be STANDARD for work boots. I have 100% comfort all day long! I typically remove the initial insects, cut the SofSole to the same dimensions, insert them and away-I-go!
March 31, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by James22 I wish I could still purchase the older version
I've run well over 6,000 miles, including dozens of marathons, in the past 6 years using this product. Never had a single blister, and always enjoyed the comfort and dryness. But then the design was changed in 2 ways that have ruined it for me: The shape was altered to "better fit" more shoes, but now it no longer works as well in my shoe and size ( Men's Asics Nimbus size 10.5 ) My feet are now uncomfortably always aware of the insert edges, as if the newer cut is no longer big enough for my shoes. They also added an air-bubble right below the heel that constantly feels as though my sock is crinkled under my foot. Very annoying. I have always purchased a new set with every pair of shoes I buy and highly recommended them before, but now I regrettably feel it's time to find another option.
March 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sus4 Terrible
Bought these and MAYBE have 40 miles on them and one heal on the skydex insoles is almost broke and the other is absolutely obliterated . Would you be willing to send me a set that will hold up? They hurt terribly to wear for more than 5 min.
February 22, 2016