These Adapt insoles have been superseded by a new model that has a removable meta-pad. Otherwise, they're identical. This is your chance to get a smoking deal today!
What you need to know: Lintaman's new upgrade Adapt Insoles:
- Improve your shoe fit; giving a firmer, more comfortable connection to your bike with less need to tweak the dials during rides.
- Mold entirely to your foot shape, thanks to their memory foam footbed and ultralight, adaptable-position carbon fiber arch support.
- Boost your ride experience for just 42g (XS) to 70g (XL).
- Have a metatarsal pad for a more ergonomic distribution of pedalling forces under your midsole, relaxing your foot and improving comfort.
- Mitigate hotspots and pain points under your foot, and can improve both leg comfort and joint alignment.
- Upgrade your underfoot fit for the 70-100% of your pedalling power delivered through the soles of your feet.
- Are shipped for free inside the European Union when you purchase on this site.
Why upgrade your insoles?
Out of sight, out of mind. That's really what is happening here. A well-fitting shoe feels great, but a shoes’ closing system will only adapt the shape and tightness of your shoe to the upper side of your feet. This means your foot can still slide around, and this is why you need to tighten them so much to hammer. What a shortcoming, right?
Anywhere between 70 and 100% of your power goes to your bike through the bottom of your feet. When pedalling at 90 rpm you load and unload the bottom of your feet 5400 times an hour, yet the product video you just clicked on (if now, click on it now, 3rd image) shows just how little support your standard insole is offering your foot.
Your under-foot fit is important - and worthy of an upgrade.
It’s time to wrap your whole foot in an optimal fit, because well-adjusted insoles improve your riding comfort and enjoyment. If you're the type that tweaks shoe tightness during rides, you may notice that you don't need to with insoles because with them, a comfy fit becomes a firm fit. To boot, insoles also aid joint alignment while reducing foot fatigue and eliminating sources of pain and hot spots during longer rides.
Beyond helping you keep up your Watts, our upgrade insoles are amongst the lightest adaptable insole products on the market. Weighing in at 47g in S, 58g in M, and 66g in L (before cutting down the sole to size). So, they do their part in keeping your W:Kg in check, too. For perspective: they weigh in anywhere between 50 and 130g less than most supporting insoles, and are less than a 30g weight penalty over most OEM footbeds. That's well worth the fit benefits.
Alleviate many joint, alignment, and pain issues.
Joint alignment can have a big impact on your cycling performance, comfort, and enjoyment. A well set up insole can likely help those that:
- Have excessive pronation (inward) or supination (outward) tilt of the heel and foot's lower surface during walking (often accompanied by excessive inward or outward callousing)
- Walk splay-footed or pigeon-toed (Check your normal shoe's tread for excessive outer or inner wear).
- Ride with one or both knees sticking outward (valgus) or inward toward the top tube (varus),
- Scuff their cranks at the heel (nobody likes ugly cranks!)
Simple, intuitive setup.
Our upgrade insoles feature an ultralight, adaptable position carbon arch and metatarsal pad. How they feel will define how you set them up, and it is simple to do. You'll be done and riding in 10 minutes.
To set your insoles up:
- Put your hand into your shoe with the current insoles and check to see if your current insoles fill your shoes' full inner footbed (in both length and width). Now remove them. If they do fill the shoe properly, use them as a guide to cut your Confirm insole to shape - but always leave a little extra material over at the sides and ends. If they do not, leave an extra measure of sole on the insole, at the place where you noticed a void. We recommend trimming slightly larger than your current insole in this process: you can always trim off more later to tweak the fit to your shoe if you experience the sole bunching up.
- Look at your old insole. It may have wear on it indicating where your ball (front area behind toes) and heel make contact. Put one confirm insole on the floor and place the right side foot on it using the wear marks of the old insole as a guide. Place the back of your heel just slightly forward of the back of the insole. Look to see where your arch is the highest and pinch that spot on the insole. Pinch the spot where the arch is the highest and take your foot off the Lintaman upgrade insole. Stick the velcro side of the carbon arch to the bottom of the insole with the highest point of the arch where you are pinching. Now put your foot back on the insole. Move the arch around beneath the insole (forward/back, left/right, and even rotating it slightly CW or CCW if needed) to find the position that seems most comfortable. Now model the placement of the other insole to this one, in mirror image.
- Put the insoles in your cycling shoes. Make sure that the metatarsal pad does not fold back under the sole during insertion. Now put your foot in and tighten the shoe. Feel whether the position of the arch is correct after tightening and remove the insole to correct as necessary. Get your bike, clip in, and take a short ride up and down the street or trail. It is important that you feel this stage while cycling: The arch and metatarsal pad may feel unusual and hard to gauge when walking (because they're designed for pedaling loads). Tweak the arch position again if something feels notably misaligned during these first few pedal strokes.
- Now, go out and ride with the insoles, further tweaking the arch position back/forth, in/out, or by rotating it as needed. The insoles' memory foam will fully mold to your foot in time, so as you get used to them the insoles will become increasingly more comfortable.
As you ride, our special foam will gradually mold itself to your foot shape, becoming increasingly more comfortable (see before/after shots).