When it comes to injuries sustained from BMX riding, bruised heels have got to be one of the most annoying ones. It’s often difficult to bail your bike and not run the risk of a badly bruised heel, which as we all know, can take weeks or months to feel normal again. The Shadow Conspiracy know this all too well, and so have designed their own product to help prevent bruised heels and foot impact injuries in general – the Invisa-Lite Pro Insoles. Despite the slightly clumsy name, these things are super sleek and nicely designed.
“There is a genuine difference to be felt after installing the Invisa-Lite Pro Insoles in your shoes..."
“The Shadow Invisa-Lite Pro Insoles are designed to keep your foot secure and stable, while providing support and impact defense - we call it Impact Proof Protection." –The Shadow Conspiracy
Exactly. Impact proof protection. This is something we all need! Clearly, many of the shoes we choose to ride BMX in don’t have much protection or support. Hence why Shadow have created their own solution, in their words, “to keep riders rippin’ even after the harshest of landings."
There is a genuine difference to be felt after installing these in your shoes. They’re not super soft like cushions, they just give you an added feeling of support. Carefully engineered with a deep heel cup and mid arch to help evenly distribute weight, Shadow claim this alleviates joint stress on heavy impacts.
The technology in these insoles seems pretty legit. As you can see in their promotional video, there are two different materials in here – Stabalite and ShockFoam. ShockFoam makes sure that impacts are absorbed instead of rebounded, plus as it's a foam it moulds slightly to your foot. Stabalite provides extra cushioning and helps stabilise the whole situation. On top of these two tech materials, there's a moisture wicking upper fabric, which is offered in a number of different designs to suite your taste.