Hi all! I have recently purchased 2x sets of the Dash kits. Long story short: I hurt myself overtraining long distance walking with "barefoot" shoes >> my local doctor had no flipping clue as to what my ailment was, over 9 months of repeat visits >> finally, I figured it out for myself, and started to look towards orthotics for heavy over-pronators >> this helped, but then TreadLabs offered me some advice that helped me take the plunge on 2x sets of the Dash insoles, and IT IS GAME OVER.
SOOO many people in the orthotics industry, --in my experience--, will be quick to tell you that overpronation means that you have a collapsed, low arch. I accepted it for a year or so.
Consulting with the staff at TL, via email (pics of my wet-footprint and all), they opined that whilst I DO have a wide foot, I also have a VERY high arch.
Folks, I'm a BIG boy - too many pieces of fried chicken in, for my own good. But I also snowboard 50+ days a year, and longboard (surfskate pumping - look it up, it will change your life) 3-4 times a week, which is helping with the weight.
Anywhoo - TreadLabs is the very first company to understand my situation: yes I overpronate (likely in part due to my heavy weight) BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I HAVE FLAT ARCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've broken in my carbon DASH insoles via walking and longboarding (pumping / stand-up-land-paddle / pushing / learning to slide ala snowboard style), and they are now totally comfortable, they cup my foot and offer the support that I NEED.
Quite frankly, I am glad I went through the journey of purchasing different orthotics from different brands, and in the process - understanding MY OWN feet.
I've finally found the motherlode - TreadLabs Dash insoles have had my back for more miles of longboarding than I deserve at my weight, and honestly, until I heal fully, there is only one insole company that will be getting my money from now on.
TreadLabs - please keep it up!!!!