Review: Shredsoles

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.

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  1. shay tripp
    September 29, 2010

    My boyfriend has flat feet with no arches and loves to shred… but it seems like his feet always end up bothering him during the middle of the day, I like the idea of these shredsoles… but do you think it would help solve his boot issues??? Do you have any product suggestions… he has bought like four different boots thinking that was the pronlem.

    Please help….


  2. dustin
    September 30, 2010

    shred soles are the bees knees!

  3. September 30, 2010

    Shay Tripp,

    Your boyfriends feet would benefit from a pair of Shred Soles. I’d recommend that he heat mold them: to get a custom fit to his foot. Peace!

  4. Yessi
    September 30, 2010

    I didn’t know these existed, but I need them. My arches always hurt in my boots from a lack of support.

  5. September 30, 2010

    Definitely the first thing I do when I get new snowboard boots is take out the insoles that come stock…then I compare to insoles like shredsoles or remind or superfeet (whatever I have spare). If the original insoles don’t even compare to the comfort of the other insoles…it’s an easy choice to exchange them out. I can’t remember the last time I’ve ridden stock insoles for more than a day or two.

  6. Fint
    January 02, 2011

    What’s a good women’s boot that allow the room for insoles? Both my Burton and 32 Lashed boots don’t have enough room inside from bottom to top. I have tried first Superfeet then Shred Soles and my feet (front foot especially) cramps up badly and falls asleep cause it’s so cramped for space. The 32 boots didn’t even come with insoles to remove/replace.