Last week I went to Boise to meet my teammates and greet our new sponsors. But it was also a chance to say high to our returning sponsors and discuss just how AWESOME! their support was in 2011. The footbeds I used in 2011...the base of every successful pedal stroke, were absolutely rock solid. I have always had issues with one arch, one hip and a muscular imbalance in my quadriceps that leave the physiotherapists wondering "how are we ever going to fix this guy?" Knee issues out of the saddle were always a gremlin waiting to pop up in June and July during the heat of racing season. But last year I had no problems right from the first day with FootDynamics.
Jeff is a board-certified Pedorthist that runs his business out of downtown Business. Growing up as a ski racer like myself, he then moved to bootfitting and finally personalized orthotics. He uses a direct casting system (see the whole process!), NOT THE FOAM BOX, so your mold is precise and highly representative of the stress that you'll place on the "system". He also customizes the arch support based upon your sport of choice; so for cycling he provides a little bit less arch support that one may expect. Although I was surprised initially in 2011, I quickly realized the benefits.
But after a year they were starting to smell! So I asked what I could do to fix that. All he said was "bring them in tomorrow around 10, when do you what to ride?". "Noon" I replied, "I have 4 hours planned." "Great, they'll be ready at noon!". The next day I showed up at noon to a brand new pair of covers and bottoms! They look and smell brand new! Damn Foot Dynamics rocks! Thanks Jeff! You should probably all fly to Boise and get a pair yourself...no even kidding!