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Customer reviews for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed

Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed

Overall rating:
3.2 / 5
3.2
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5
(5 reviews) 5
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Rating breakdown 5 reviews
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed
Review 1 for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
jonno4002
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Manchester - Chill Factore

These footbeds work

PostedSeptember 5, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive
You heat these in an oven to 200F for 2 minutes, then put them in your shoes and stand in them for about a minute.
This works great, certainly cured my aching left foot I had before using these, and really comfortable. I replaced the standard insoles in my Mavic touring shoes with these.
One thing to note, my gas oven wont go down low enough to 200F on the normal Gas Mark knob settings. So I purchased a cheap oven thermometer online, and used it to adjust the flame( below the lowest gas mark setting). The flame was only just lit to achieve the right temperature.
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Review 2 for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
TP1977
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Didn't mould as easily as instructions suggested

PostedApril 13, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Bought these insoles after reading other reviews that stated very easy to mould with clear instructions.......hmm not so I tried to do this, followed the instructions to the letter (I have an electric oven - no mention of don't use in instructions) and I ended up with a blob of white foam with a very mishapen Velcro which now doesn't fit anywhere near my insoles, very disappointed have ordered a second pair but not brave enough to put any where near the oven -yet
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Review 3 for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Size
Small
Feels True to Size
Large
Width
Narrow
True to Size
Wide
typicalinclined
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Disappointed Expectations

PostedMarch 21, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Poor quality, Uncomfortable
Following the heating method - 200 deg. F for 2 minutes with the mouldable insert in the oven.
The black strip on the mouldable pad you see is the part that, like velcro, sticks to the the shoe insert, being of another material to the mouldable pad it didn't shrink, or flatten out as the pad, and came out of the oven distorted and didn't fit the pad anymore.
So, it was practically impossible to interface the pad to the shoe insert using the black sticky strip and was certainly not a straightforward procedure as described.
So, getting your pad plus shoe insert into your shoe and put it into your foot, fastenening it and put pressure on it in 45 seconds as described was hardly feasable either.
Also, the leading edge of the mouldable pad kept a viscious step on it from the oven which did not compress with pressure moulding.
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Review 4 for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Chris01
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Better than the Specialized equivalent

PostedMarch 8, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
These footbeds offer great support and are very comfortable.They can only be re-moulded 3 times but i cant see that being an issue.All in all I'm pleased with mine.
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Review 5 for Bontrager Inform Heat Mouldable Footbed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Conm
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Really comfortable - great support.

PostedNovember 28, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
I have used many semi custom insoles in the past and whilst they have been ok I have always found them quite hard and a little bulky.
These Bontragers are superb - just like a normal insert but with fully mouldable arch support meaning they do the job without taking up too much room in the shoe. Top notch.
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