29 Sep, 2010
Intended Purpose: The shredsoles are meant to give you support in your snowboard boots for snowboarding. I’ve worn my shredsoles in my Bonfire boots which help give them more support than the original insole that came in the boot.
Appearance: Once they are in your boots you rarely see them, but the shred soles are a basic one color choice for all sizes. On the heel it says shred soles so you know the brand.
Fit: I wear a size 8 snowboard boot and rock a size 8-8.5 shoe size normally. I’m using the size A shred sole which fits a women’s 7-8 and fits perfectly in my snowboard boot. I didn’t need to trim the insole to fit my boot.
Features: Shredsoles feature an shwedge which helps realign ankles, knees and hips to a natural and balance riding posture. The dynarch gives you maximum arch support to minimize strain, the deep-well heel cup has firm high-riser sidewalls that help stabilize the heel and reduce friction from lateral foot movement. The heelplug is EVA which helps absorb shock giving added support and cushioning. The insole base on the shredsoles is durashred which helps the insole form to your feet after extended wear and offers odor inhibiting, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for better foot health and care. So far I haven’t noticed any bad smells coming from my shredsoles which is always a plus when you ride snowboard boots in the sweaty summer riding at Mt Hood. The heelplug is a great bonus with absorbing shock and giving more cushioning for some bumpy slushy rides in the summer.
Durability: I spent some of my summer riding these shredsoles in my Bonfire boots which spent a couple sessions being my main boot. So far there’s no major wear or tear, the foam is in great shape and doesn’t look worn in spots. The heelplug is in fine shape after riding and the smell of the shredsoles doesn’t smell like a typical snowboard boot that stinks yet.
Thoughts: It was a relief to have shredsoles in my bonfire boots this summer, definitely more support and cushioning to help with some bumpy slushy summer riding on the slopes. The shredsoles help with naturally aligning your body for riding which is a plus when you ride duck footed in a 22 width stance, it helps so that at the end of the day your knees hurt less and align for you on the slopes. I have noticed that when you wear your snowboard boots for a long period of the day, having these insoles make it so you aren’t racing to take off your boots. You continue to be comfortable all day long.
I’ve been able to switch between boots, in both sets of my boots I have insoles. My Vans have remind insoles and my Bonfires have shredsoles. One of the best perks about trying out two different insoles is being able to rely on both. My shredsoles are in my softer flexing boots and give me more support/cushioning than what was originally in the boot and suit my softer boots perfectly. I probably wouldn’t ride them in my Vans Omni boots which are stiffer and I require a stiffer arch support that matches the boot.
Inside my boot
Shredsoles Product Description
Review Disclosure: I received these insoles from Shredsoles.