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I recently added a pair of Dash Insoles to a couple of pairs of Stride Insoles that I've been using for a couple of years. My primary use is for running. I'm 6'1" and weigh around 180 lbs during non-pandemic times and apparently about 195 during a pandemic. I'm 50 years old and a neutral runner running 50-60 miles/week, but started having some plantar fasciitis and hallux limitus a few years ago. The Stride Insoles resolved both issues for me. I've been using the Dash Insoles for a couple of months now and I've noted the following improvements:
1. Fined-tuned sizing: my foot is about size 10. My arch is 10.5. I run in size 11 with a large toe box. The 10-10.5 Dash fits my arch much better than the Stride 10-11.5. The Stride arch caused a slight callus to develop on the front half of my arch as the support peaked a little forward of my actual arch peak. The Dash arch, in constrast, lines up perfectly with my arch.
2. Weight: the Dash insoles are noticeably lighter weight than other insoles (including the Stride).
3. Silent: these are silent in my shoes. Wet, dry, dirty, etc., they remain pleasantly silent!
No downsides that I've notices yet!
We bought the Dash insoles for our 9 year old son who plays sports and was having heel pain. These helped sooo much!! He was back to 0 pain within a week. Highly recommend!
During most of my interval/tempo runs I was experiencing tight calves after I finished.
Decided to try out Tread Labs performance insoles. It took a mile or two to get use to them but after that they felt fine.
I noticed my calves didn't get that tight feeling after running in them, felt more of an energy return allowing for a smoother transition and efficient stride/cadence/pace.
I now rotate that pair into every shoe when I run for comfort and increased performance.
About ready to order a few more pair so that I don't need to rotate and just keep them in every shoe.
Good fit but would like a little more cushioning.