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Footbed training

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I have very aggressive footbeds which have made a massive difference in improving my skiing due to correcting my awful skeletal alignment in my feet and ankles, not helped by a major fracture many years ago. The soles of my feet hurt a lot after say 3 days of hard skiing on/off piste and some skinning, a rest day helps a lot. I suspect this is due to the muscles in the soles of my feet adapting to the new alignment after spending rest of the year in normal shoes? Does anyone else have this problem? I'm considering putting my ski boot footbeds in a pair of trainers (new ones to fit) from the start of autumn, using them like orthotics to "train" my feet in advance. Is this a sensible idea? Would there be any risk of damaging the footbeds?
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I suffered with Plantar Faciitis and transferred my ski boot custom footbeds to my trainers and slippers to support my arches.
Functionally it worked and with massage and exercises I am 'cured' but the footbeds cracked and split.
Presumably they are rigid in ski boot and not made to flex as in a trainer, which presumably requires a different type of footbed.
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@codyaitch, Thanks, that's useful. I would need to use some stiffish walking or climbers' approach shoes
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@codyaitch, Thanks, that's useful. I would need to use some stiffish walking or climbers' approach shoes
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I wear good supportive footbeds in all my footwear. It has cured Plantar Fascitis, and helped correct over pronation and bad posture.
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@On the rocks, I would expect some 'acclimatisation time' certainly. Sometimes, with very aggressive correction (as opposed to mere support), there is a trade off between that correction/hard support and tiredness and aches and pains anyway.

I would get some other corrective insoles made (Sidas or..?) for your other shoes, so you don't mess with your ski boot ones and can get ones which fit other shoes better (ski boot insoles often have to be a bit narrower or shorter).

Ideally, consult an appropriate specialist (biomechanics, physio, podiatrist, gait analysis?) about what you want or need. The ski correction may not be appropriate for all day everyday purposes, the 'training' on a larger scale might be achievable through muscle strengthening and postural memory rather than forcing it via your feet and arches (which could actually weaken certain bits, apparently). Depends what and why, of course.
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The last pair of Sidas Comformable? insoles (blue) I had were 'flexible' so I can transfer them from ski boots to walking boots.
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