Orthomove Hiking insoles - my pick of week 19

Orthomove hiking insoles

Once again a pick of the week that works completely without silicon and germanium. It's about Orthomove insoles, which the seller sold me in our regional outdoor shop. The reason why he recommended these insoles to me was the feeling of wearing them in the shoes that I tried there. The shoes were the right length, but I still had the feeling that they were a bit "loose".

These are the Orthomove Hiking insoles, whereby on the left side are part of the Velcro elements with which you can adjust the height and flexibility of the sole (photos: Sir Apfelot).

These are the Orthomove Hiking insoles, whereby on the left side are part of the Velcro elements with which you can adjust the height and flexibility of the sole (photos: Sir Apfelot).

Orthomove Hiking – orthopedic shoe inserts

In response to my remark about the sloppy seat, the seller said that we could do it with insoles, since shoe manufacturers actually always save on insoles.

The Orthomove insoles were his tip and I have to say he was very right. After he put the Orthomove Hiking shoe insoles (there are different models) in my shoes and removed the insoles that the manufacturer supplied, the shoes felt completely different.

Suddenly there was a pleasantly firm footbed in the shoes and the shoes became a bit narrower in the vertical direction, which also ensured that the stability in the shoes was greatly improved.

As already mentioned, the Orthomove are orthopedic insoles that definitely support the foot in the shoe noticeably. It's a world of difference from the cardboard covers that manufacturers put in their shoes.

In the photo you can see the Orthomove insoles at the bottom and the insoles that the manufacturer put in the shoes at the top. You can clearly see that the upper insoles are made entirely of a soft, wool-like fabric that cannot guarantee any stability.

In the photo you can see the Orthomove insoles at the bottom and the insoles that the manufacturer put in the shoes at the top. You can clearly see that the upper insoles are made entirely of a soft, wool-like fabric that cannot guarantee any stability.

Adjustable with Velcro elements

A special feature of the Orthomove insoles are plastic and foam elements of different strengths, which can be attached to the designated areas on the underside of the insoles using Velcro.

This allows you to adjust the height and shape of the insoles to suit your personal taste. For example, the yellow foam is a bit softer, while the red has more firmness and therefore less yield.

At first glance, you can't imagine that swapping these elements would have a noticeable effect on the wearing comfort, but you can feel the difference quite clearly.

Here you can see one of the Velcro elements that you can remove and replace with another one with a different hardness.

Here you can see one of the Velcro elements that you can remove and replace with another one with a different hardness.

Small disadvantage of the Orthomove shoe inserts

There is only one thing that hurts a bit when getting the Orthomove Hiking shoe inserts and that is the price. You have to shell out a whopping 40 euros for these things.

The customer reviews on Amazon show that the price is actually worth it, because people write there that they have tried cheaper insoles, but were not as satisfied as with the Orthomove.

I haven't tried anything cheaper because if I'm happy with something that will last for many years, I'll gladly pay the price.

Here you can see the more stable upholstery. In the middle there is another element on the side that gives the middle foot more stability.

Here you can see the more stable upholstery. In the middle there is another element on the side that gives the midfoot more stability.

 

Here you can see the underside of the insoles and also all the elements supplied that can be used for individual adjustment.

Here you can see the underside of the insoles and also all the elements supplied that can be used for individual adjustment.

Choice of size for the Orthomove insoles

I am using shoes with size EUR 44,5 and the Orthomove Hiking with size XL/EU 43/44. They fit the shoes just right and shouldn't be any smaller.

If you are going to get orthomove insoles like this, I would recommend going up a half or a full size. You can always trim them a bit at the front if you need to, but you can't lengthen them.

I have now bought the Orthomove Hiking for the second time and I am delighted with the effect of the insoles. But Orthomove offers numerous other variants that I have not tried. If you like, you can Browse all models here on Amazon.

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2 comments

  1. Lutz S says:

    I hike a lot, often far. Most of the year I walk in toe shoes (Fivefingers). I don't need insoles for that.
    Of course you walk in the shoes in a completely different way, not so on your heels. but more heels. This is how we took our steps when we were little kids.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Lutz! Yes, the shoes with insoles are almost the complete opposite. I also have barefoot shoes that I like to use when hiking around here or where I know the terrain. But I got shoes for alpine hikes and in the area you don't want to go barefoot - in my opinion. But barefoot shoes are also a pick of the week on my list! 😊

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