Following the slightly less than perfect fit of the S-Works Torch, I needed to adjust the profile of the shoe in order to get my right foot perfectly positioned. I tried a few insoles before landing on the G8s. Here is why.
- Allows continuous adjustments. This is the G8’s main selling point. A proper fitting insole is not easy to find. You have basically two options – go to a shop that will let you try a range and provide aftersales (to swap to other insoles), or do it yourself. I went the DIY route. I could not afford to keep buying different insoles to try, so the G8’s adjustability was really awesome. I realised that my foot changed over the course of exercise. What fit really well at the start might not be over time. I also realised that my foot adjusted to the insoles over time, and I slowly shifted through the different levels and positions of the arch supports.
- Quality. The insoles are really well made. They are sturdy yet soft to touch. The arch supports are rock solid and the connectors are engineered well.
- Saved my S-Works Torch. The G8s mostly eliminated issues with my Torch. It is still not perfect but it is very very close.
- Price. It is significantly more expensive than other insoles. At close to S$200 you can probably buy 3-5 standard insoles but the standard ones do not offer adjustability. You pay for the ability to customise without needing someone to manually do it (at higher prices). I got my first pair from G8’s website and a second pair through a Carousell seller.
I would recommend this if you do not intend to get an insole from a fitter. If you can get a fitter, do it. For cyclists, Singapore lacks proper cycling shoe fitters so you do not really have any professional to turn to. Those in Singapore can try visiting to a running shoe fitter (if you are runner) and see if the same insole works for cycling. Failing which, I would recommend going for the G8s so that you can customise it over time.