I like wearing Vans Old Skool shoes when riding but the sole is pretty flexy. Is there a stiffer insert that I could put in to make it flex less? The stiffer inserts I have seen aren’t full length which I think would work the best. Any ideas?
Skate shoes sure are cool, but they tend to be flexy, and most of them have zero arch support. I can’t wear ’em in stock configuration.
Superfeet hiking insoles provide plenty of support and some additional stiffness. Most of the material is in the heel and arch of your foot, but I think that’s OK.
If you want to stiffen the whole shoe, you can get a custom orthotic, or I suppose you could slip a layer of thin plastic under your insole (Cooter style — yee haw!). Does your neighborhood have a Tap Plastics?
Try the insoles. If you try the plastic, tell me how it goes!