For the first time, Insite Insoles ran a wear test specifically for ice hockey players. At Insite, we strive to validate our product on every court, field, and rink and validation starts with testing.
Insite gave 18 ice hockey players ranging in skill level and age a pair of the Carbon Pro footbeds. Each athlete trained, played, and competed with the Carbon Pro inside their hockey skates over a 4-week period. The goal of this test was to test the comfort, quality, fit and performance of the Carbon Pro insole for hockey players.
In the initial survey, 89% of athletes rated the comfort of Carbon Pro as good, very good, or excellent. After 2 weeks of skating with the Carbon Pro, 82% of the athletes rated the Carbon Pro as good, very good, or excellent. At the end of the testing period the athletes took a final survey. 82% of these athletes rated the Carbon Pro as having good, very good, or excellent comfort.
“They are much more comfortable than the original insole.”
“The arch support in these is a refreshing surprise as the arch is so firm from the carbon support. Feels good.”
“Very nice feel in the heel, felt as though it was being cradled.”
In the initial survey, 84% athletes rated the quality of materials used in the footbed very good or excellent. The final survey produced a total rating of 4.38/5. The durability had a final rating of 4.31/5. At the end of the testing period, 100% of the athletes rated the overall durability of the Carbon Pro to be good, very good, or excellent.
“Selection of materials is top notch. Truly nothing on the market rivals carbon, suede, bullet proof foam/plastic.”
“Solid and build well not like the generic insoles that come with new skates.”
After wearing the Carbon Pro for 2 weeks, athletes rated the fit of the insoles. 94% of the athletes rated the fit of the insoles as good, very good, or excellent after the 2 week period. 88% of the skaters also felt the skate insoles fit “just right” and 94% of the athletes rated the overall fit as good, very good, or excellent.
“I was thoroughly surprised at how well they fit when all was said and done.”
“It fits great and lends more arch support which I greatly appreciated.”
“I expected it to make the skate too tight, but it actually hasn’t been noticeable. The fit seems to be really good.”
After 2 weeks of skating, 59% of players felt that the Carbon Pro enhanced their performance during use. 59% of players also felt that the Carbon Pro reduced hotspots under their feet. In the final survey, 100% of the athletes rated the performance of the Carbon Pro to be good, very good, or excellent.
“I wouldn’t say it was particularly dramatic, but I would say that they increased my performance. They increased comfort and heel cushion, improved my stamina a bit and I felt better in the third period than usual.”
“Ankle feels more stable, does not roll as much as it used to.”
“The firmness is a positive which translates to power and response when skating.”
OVERALL FINAL COMMENTS
“Great soles, would recommend to anyone without hesitation.”
“Much better than the stock soles, my blister spots are all callused over, but there was less rub on these spots.”
“Bauer should put these insoles in every pair of their skates!”
“Once trimmed effectively, the fit and quality of the insoles were remarkable. Increased comfort and stability was great.”