Friday, December 28, 2012

Zero-G Ultra Light Sport Insoles

If you are anything like me, you have a favorite pair of sneakers that are totally worn in and you could live in them.  They mold to your feet and fit perfectly, except for one huge problem... they have absolutely no support!  So wearing them for any length of time means tired legs and sore arches.  That's why I was so thrilled when I was asked to review the Zero-G Ultra Light Sport Insoles.  

I took the insoles out of my favorite pair of New Balance.  It was easy to cut the Zero-G's to the correct size by using my old insoles as a guide.  I put the them in my shoes and off I went.  At first, I forgot I had changed them, but at the end of a long first day, I noticed my feet weren't as tired as they typically get with all the running around I do. 

I decided that a fair test of the insoles to see what I noticed would be 30 days.  So for the last month I have worn my sneakers with the Zero-G Ultra Light Sport Insoles in them.  I wasn't expecting much, because so many insoles make amazing claims and yet deliver minimal results, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I am happy to tell you that what I noticed was less foot fatigue and less back strain at the end of the day each day.  Instead of taking off my shoes at night and wanting to massage my aching arches, my feet felt less strained - it wasn't miraculous, but it was definitely noticeable!   Another thing I noticed over the month was that my lower back was less sore at the end of the day.  I can't say for sure it was due to the insoles, but it was the only specific change I know I made and assuming my feet weren't taking as much abuse, it makes sense that it would relieve some pressure on my back.  

Overall, I was very pleased with my test of the Zero-G Ultra Light Sport Insoles and I can recommend them. You can find them at online at
The Zero-G Ultra Light Sport Insoles has the following attributes:
  • Impact Pad -- High density viscoelastic substrate absorbs impact more than 30% better than normal insoles
  • Rigid arch and heel support
  • Rebound-Polymer gel pad for more forward movement
  • Provides heel lock which can reduce blister
In addition to the insoles I tested, this company also makes a new premium insole is called Free Flex specifically designed for minimalist shoes like the Nike Free, Reebok Real Flex, etc. You may have read some reviews of these shoes on this blog by our other bloggers in previous posts.  The new Free Flex insole by Smart Shoe is a first of its kind product that can significantly upgrade the insole that comes with a minimalist shoe. Until now, there have been no premium insoles for such shoes. Free Flex are sold at Target Stores, as well as online at

The Free Flex has the following attributes new for minimalist shoes:
  • Flexing in all directions to mirror the shoe's movement
  • Floating arch for balanced support
  • Raised posterior ridge providing extra lateral support
  • Duron material provides faster shock attenuation that the shoes original insoles (improved shock absorption and better rebound)
  • Moisture wicking top fabric
So if you've been thinking about insoles - whether for your regular running shoes or minimalist shoes, these are a great option! 

Please note - to conduct this review and evaluate the product I received a complimentary pair of Zero-G Ultra Light Sport Insoles; this did not influence my review in any way.  All opinions stated are my own.  

1 comment:

  1. Cool sport insoles... but can you get a pair that also make you taller and increase your height as well?


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