In this article, we’ll be taking a look at our second type of Superfeet insoles. Our first article was a Superfeet Run Pain Relief Review and covered the insoles designed specifically for runners. This guide will look at the Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles, which are suited for hiking and trail activities (which includes running). We’ll cover the design, key features and comfort of these insoles.
Table of Contents: Superfeet Trailblazer Insoles
Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles Overview
The Trailblazer Comfort is Superfeet’s insole that is dedicated to hiking and trekking. Featuring a broad and deep heel cup for maximum support and a gel insert underneath the heel to help the natural shock absorption that the heel offers the foot. A carbon fibre heel cap extends midway along with the insole for added stability on uneven trail ground that will reduce the impacts of foot fatigue over long trail distances.
Design Of The Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insoles
The top layer of the Trailblazer insole is made using memory foam, with a textured upper finish for added grip underfoot. They have an odour-resistant treatment to keep help keep your trail shoes and boots smelling fresh.
These insoles will take a little time to get used to and break in; they will need to mould to your unique foot shape. Once the customisation period has passed, you’ll be pleased with the overall performance. Please be aware that at first, you may find they are firmer than most insoles, with less structure through the arch. Furthermore, the firmer foam layer is present to stabilise and support the foot, rather than employing a soft cushioning used in many insoles – which can soon collapse and causes instability.
Does the Superfeet system work? Well, it did for me and our reviewers – after long walks, hikes and runs, they found that their feet felt noticeably better at the end of the day – less sore and recovered faster.
Cutting & Fitting Superfeet Trailblazer Insoles
Included in the box was easy to follow set of instructions for sizing and fitting the insoles. Superfeet recommends removing the old insole and lining it up on top of the Superfeet insole. Mark the shape of the old insole with a felt pen on the top of the Superfeet insole. Trim along the outside of the traced line.
I would recommend always trimming it large, then try it and trim it again as needed. Please note that the insole should be able to shift about 1/16 of an inch or 2 mm so that the insole can work with the foot’s natural movement inside the shoe. The process took me about 10 minutes to complete and was very simple.
Word Of Caution
Please note that Superfeet also warns that the rigid heel cap can cause wear through the lining of some boots over time. If your hiking boots have a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane or similar, this could be a problem. However, the design of the Trailblazer insoles is such that they are one of the best options for membrane-lined boots. We haven’t noticed any wear to boots after the three-month use, though we cannot vouch for longer-term effects.
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Final Thoughts On Superfeet Trailblazer
Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort insoles are very well constructed and high quality, which in part explains the relatively high price tag than other brands of insoles. When placing my foot onto the insole, they feel comfortable and very supportive. If you like your long walks and hikes, then you’ll find after a few uses that hiking is more pleasurable throughout the day. When you’ve finished your day on the trails, you’ll notice that your once tired feet recover quicker, even when carrying a heavy pack or doing back-to-back long hikes.