Insoles Designed to Improve Your Biking From DownUnders Footbeds

Do You Cycle or Mountain Bike?

biking.jpgResearch shows cycling as one of the most repetitive sports;

It could be unanticipated for many cyclists that the number one problem most observed with cyclists is the often overlooked - poor leg alignment (foot, knee, and hip).

Peddle (Power) Transmission

The foot and ankle is the crucial energy transmission system and its efficiency as a rigid and stable lever is very significant. All the power and energy developed by the legs and body needs to be transferred as efficiently as possible through the ankle process. If the foot is positioned in a neutral and locked stance at the beginning of the down stroke, the forces can pass directly through the skeleton and joints of the feet directly into the pedals. With mountain biking . . . It's no surprise that balancing and pumping the pedal while routing the trail would be more challenging on flexible jointed feet which eat the energy and fatigue the legs.

DownUnders Cycling Orthotics position the foot's rear, mid, and forefoot in a stabilized neutral position maintaining optimum athletic foot integrity throughout every point of the down and up stroke.

  • Low Profile Design
  • Improves comfort
  • Increases power
  • Better alignment
  • Reduces knee and foot pain
  • Improves balance


Testimonials from Bikers

I have used the Walkabout DownUnder Footbeds for about five years. The durable material lasts forever, much longer than any sponge insert. I had a Morton’s neuroma, a painful condition from a pinched nerve in the foot that feels like you have a rock in your shoe. The DownUnder has the proper arch support and mid sole support to help relieve the pressure so the irritated nerve area can heal. Although improper support is not always the cause of neuroma, it is often a key source of the problem. I highly recommend the DownUnder insole that will work for most as well as any expensive custom-fitted orthotic.
– Michael

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Insoles Model: Thinsoles - TO1

Top Cover: Moisture resistant
Core: P.E. Foam
Stabilizer: None
Inserts: None
Profile: Low
Sizes Available: Mens 3 - 16 and Womens 2 - 12


Product Review

The Bulletin

Footbeds offer comfort, support
DownUnders come in a variety of styles

By Scott Staats
The Bulletin

I've learned at least one thing while out hunting or hiking – the ground is rarely soft or level.

I can handle the animals giving me a beating, but my feet aren't as forgiving. When your feet are comfortable, you can stay in the field longer and have a more enjoyable outing.

There are many kinds of footbeds and insoles available but most insoles are nothing more than squishy little sponges with a half-life of a wet paper bag. The stiffer footbeds make your feet conform to a pre-molded shape and create more pain.

DownUnders made by Walkabout International in Sunriver, are made with EVA and natural cork stabilizers. These light-weight, durable footbeds actually self-mold to your unique foot shape and also wick moisture away from your feet. They are available in men's sizes 3 to 16 and women's sizes 2 to 12 and can be trimmed to fit any shoe or boot.

There are six styles of DownUnders, depending on the type of activity or sensitivity of people's feet. An arch support custom aligns the foot's arch with every step while a deep help cup absorbs impact shock. The footbeds are made in Italy, which is renowned for making the best footwear in the world. DownUnders retail for about $43. They are available at Walkabout International

Or local outdoor or footwear retail stores.