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  • bjj.andy.w

    Is it worth using the inserts to make the soles stiffer ?

    Premier Icon Northwind

    Just personal taste, I’ve taken them out of mine but I used to use them, I prefer feel to stiffness.

    It’s interesting though, people make a lot of noise about stiffness and power transfer and all that but when offered the choice people seem to go directly to the least stiff option. Every review of the AMs I’ve seen has said the same.


    Ok thanks.Will try them with the inserts in for a start.

    I prefer them with the stiffer insert.


    sold five tens as I hated the lack of feel from having a stiff sole (no point having infinite grip if you need blind faith the grip exists) and have just got AM40s. Wont be using the inserts as Ive never suffered from foot ache using flexible old Vans on 6hr rides, but given they come with the shoes you can try them out for no cost.

    I like the inserts, still loads of feel with them in and no sore feet


    I don’t like them.
    Find them stiff enough.


    I’ve never put the inserts in as I liked the feel of them without

    Premier Icon BoardinBob

    Never bothered trying the inserts on mine. They’re superb without them.

    Premier Icon ahwiles

    the inserts have remained un-used.

    brilliant shoes, and i feel like a power-ranger every time i put them on!

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    Tried both and prefered them without. Great shoes.


    I’ve never bothered with the inserts. To be fair I can ride in pretty much anything when it comes to pedals, I think people place to much emphasis on different shoes and pedals with flats.

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