Review: Remind Insoles
02 Aug, 2010
Intended Purpose: The Remind insoles come in two versions, cush and thin. The thin are meant for more shoes and low impact like walking, the cush are ideal for higher impact activities like snowboarding. I’ve worn both in my snowboard boots and the cush are definitely more favorable for snowboarding.
Appearance: This is one of my favorite things about Reminds insoles is that they don’t look like your typical insole of ugly plain colors. They have the artist collaboration series which feature a variety of local artists/riders on the insoles but you can also get the regular insole with the remind logo on them.
Fit: I wear a size 8 snowboard boot and shoe so the size 8-8.5 insole is what I rock and it was a perfect fit into my snowboard boot. Usually I need to trim and adjust the insole to fit in, but these worked perfectly with no adjustments. The fit to my feet feels really comfortable and gives good arch support.
Features: Remind insoles feature a moisture wicking fabric, highly durable rubberized foam, high grade gel, bladder construction. Remind focuses on giving riders an affordable insole that has the same benefits as a full custom orthotic one. The biggest feature for me is the memory foam gel making for a really comfortable feel that is molded to my foot.
Durability: I’ve put in well over 50 days on the cush insoles which have held up very well for 50 days so far. One of the insoles (right foot) has come unglued at the heel which means I can see inside the insole (see third photo). The gel is still in great shape and the padding is still holding up good. I’ve only removed them from my boot once since putting them in.
Thoughts: I’ve spent the remainder of the season with remind insoles in my boots, from the cush to the thin version. For my normal shoes, the thin version works great for walking around and being comfortable. It isn’t ideal in snowboard boots, definitely didn’t offer enough padding for snowboarding. The cush versions were ideal for snowboarding and have been my main insole this winter in my boots.
If you look at the stock insoles in snowboard boots they really don’t offer anything to a snowboarder so I always end up getting new insoles when I get new snowboard boots and they last the same amount of days as my snowboard boots. The remind insoles have held up in the summer which is very good, most summer riding means wet boots from riding all day and it definitely beats gear up quicker in the summer from the warmth and sweat.
Inside my boot
After 50 days
Inside the insole
Remind Insoles Product Description
Review Disclosure: I received these insoles from Remind.