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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dave14EEEE D width insole blisters the toes of 14EEEE feet
Purchased Airr Performance insoles a week ago, they raised blisters on big toes in 2 days, since the toes are half on and half off the insole. I threw them away and ordered more of the wider (about EE) SofSole Athelete Performance inserts, which happily are also cheaper. Also the hard blue arch support had a had a lump where it bonded to th right insole that I had to grind off just to try them out.
February 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by sgm3304 Wish I could return them
I didn't save my package and receipt so I'm stuck with these. Wish I could return them. At first they seemed good, but after walking in them longer distances I find the gel circle in the heel is mushy and the edges of the circle irritate my heel -- it feels just like when you have a sock wrinkle under your foot, except you can't fix it, it's built into your insole. Very disappointed. Would return if I could. The rest of the insole, apart from the heel, is good, but this design flaw is a fatal one, so I can't use this product for walking. It might be ok for running if you keep a mid-to-fore-foot strike zone, which is better for you, but not for walking where the heel is critical.
January 30, 2016