How much more could you do if your feet felt great?
I have very high arches and had hope that the Treadlab X high insoles would save me from having to purchase expensive custom made insoles. Unfortunately, the X High Arch insoles are not much higher than some of the off-the shelf insoles which are less expensive that Treadlab especially with the exchange rate from AUD to USD. The insoles are soft and the size was perfect without needing to be cut down.
The quality of the insoles is excellent. I bought the Xhigh, because I had problems with numbing of my big toes after backpacking trips, caused by striking the metarsal joint repeatedly, (forefoot strike) according to the podiatrist. That 80km trip I used superfeet insoles which had normal arch support but was no where near enough (did not come close to my foot) and my feet were exhausted after only 5 hours. The doctor recommended "dancer's pad" to spread out the force, which is ok but not quite enough.
I bought the xhigh arch because I have high arches. They might be a touch too agressive even for me, I can feel them close to the joint (I am still wearing them a few hours a day to get used to them) but I do find that they take the excess striking pressure off my MTR joint, so I need a long hike to really test this out, to verify that these xhigh arches won't bruise.
I do find that I tend to walk now on the outer edge insole heel. I will try trimming them properly to adjust.
As advertised, keeps the plantar fasciitis in check.
I absolutely loved my new Tread Labs for the first 2-3 weeks. I have arthritis in my feet and bone spurs on top of that. They were an answer to prayer. About week 3-4 it was like they went flat. I have no idea what had happened, but I was so impressed with them the first week until I ordered a second pair. I haven't used them yet, but hope they won't do what the first pair did.