Bike fit, why it matters
Your feet are the foundation of your entire posture. Because a custom cycling insole has to solve a problem or needs to improve your performance, it is preceded by extensive research.
I think the main reason for taking cycling insoles is to reduce and prevent injuries. Your feet are the foundation of your entire posture. If something is skewed there, it extends throughout your body, causing compensation, misalignment, and ultimately (an) injury(s). In addition, custom cycling insoles improve your performance on the bike, prevent energy loss, and ensure optimal transmission to your pedal. Because a custom cycling insole has to solve a problem or needs to improve your performance, it is preceded by extensive research. As I already underwent the physical examination performed by Eric and Yannick, there was no need to do it again, the information coming from this examination will be used for making and fitting the custom insoles.
After the physical examination, the making of the sole starts immediately. With directions from Yannick (ProFysic), I have to stand in a foam impression box for the fitting of the insole. I have to place my foot onto the box with both my heel and the front of my foot level in the box and apply weight to the foot to let it slowly settle into the foam. Yannick then presses my foot a bit more in certain places, based on the findings from the physical examination.Two weeks later I was able to pick up my custom insoles. Yannick checks if the insole was successfully made: does it fit nicely in my cycling shoe, does it need some trimming and modification, and does it tackle the problem? After a couple of rides and tests, I went back to Yannick (Profysic) for a follow-up appointment to examine the mobility of my foot/ankle and the fit of the insoles. For me it felt like the insole's arch height was too high for my feet, it felt like there's a golf ball underneath my feet or the insole was digging into my arch. After heating the insoles with a head-gun, Yannick manually adjusted the insoles to the correct fit. Good to know; the custom cycling insole is made of a carbon base, completely tailor-made to your feet and cycling shoes. The carbon itself already has the shaped foot so a lot of extra padding isn't necessary. On top of the carbon layer there are intermediate layers that push your foot into the right position even further, plus a final top layer. The top layer is available in multiple designs which you can choose from, an extra fun factor to make it even more custom. https://snobici.cc/Bike-Fit