Training in boots

#1
I've recently been issued with my boots to break in before I start training.

I've soaked them, poliched them, walked around in them, and taking them for a couple of jaunts on the hills.

Forget breaking in the boots - they're breaking in my feet! I'm sure that's normal but before I start trying to run in them, I've been thinking of getting a pair of insoles: does anyone have any personal experience of Sorbothane VS Superfeet?

Any advice would be appreciated,
Thanks.
 
#3
Sorbothane are probably the most popular of the two. Its really depends on your foot type and gait analisys etc.

I personally use SOLE Ultra Insoles. You put them in the oven, heat them up, pop them in your boots and step into them. A couple of mins later you have custom insoles moulded to the shape of your feet.
A great bit of kit.

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#4
Grab hold of each boot in turn and literally twist and fold each boot. Boots always develop natural crease's, by doing this when the boot is new helps to break it in. Don't forget to wear your thick socks!
 
#5
what ever happen to pissing in the boots?

soak them then walk in them! whilst there still soaked!

I personally use Sorbothane and never had any problems in hot or cold places they normally last a year or so before i have to replace them, you can get them issued as well so dont pay £20 or what ever they retail for!
 

ugly

LE
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#6
Issued boots before you start training? Really?
 
#7
Spenny said:
I personally use SOLE Ultra Insoles. You put them in the oven, heat them up, pop them in your boots and step into them. A couple of mins later you have custom insoles moulded to the shape of your feet.
A great bit of kit.
Yep, top top piece of kit, well worth the cash. Not sure how much they are, I was lucky enough to be given a set.
 
#10
spad said:
what ever happen to pissing in the boots?

soak them then walk in them! whilst there still soaked!

I personally use Sorbothane and never had any problems in hot or cold places they normally last a year or so before i have to replace them, you can get them issued as well so dont pay £20 or what ever they retail for!
I used to stick mine in a bath full of water for an hour or so, then put them on (whilst full of water), did the laces up as tight as possible/bearable and then go for a long walk...worked great. never pissed on them...except when I missed the tyre.
 
#12
Fallschirmjager said:
Jewel said:
I've recently been issued with my boots to break in before I start training.
Who issued you the boots? Are you training for TA?
am due to start at RMAS in January and have just received the joining instructions, which include a kit list.

Might be a clue :)
 
#14
Fallschirmjager said:
Fuck me! Scarletto an officer! RMAS dropped their standards then? :D
Ummm no :D I was referring to the op, however thanks for spotting the latent talent i have, if about 400 years out of date.
 
#15
the new boots require almost no breaking in at all...if they're hurting your little tootsies then you just need to HTFU...get out there wearing them at every opportunity...
...wait 'til you start square bashing in your burnt down george boots / brown spacca shoes....
 
#19
Fallschirmjager said:
Had the Altberg desert microlites. Wore them once then flogged them on fleabay. No ankle support and very narrow. No good for my fat trotters.
Glad you mentioned this Fally, as I was looking at both these and the Altberg Sneeker Microlite (which I believe is essentialy the same boot but in black). The problem is I need ankle support for an injury I picked up a few years back and I too have fat trotters. You just saved me £300!! :D

Any recommendations mate?

Cheers

Spenny
 
#20
Fallschirmjager said:
Had the Altberg desert microlites. Wore them once then flogged them on fleabay. No ankle support and very narrow. No good for my fat trotters.
Thanks for the info Fals, may give the Desert Mountains a go.
 

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