FOR MANY OUTDOOR adventurers, sport is stress relief. Running on trails, cycling on flat roads or hiking steep slopes is an escape from the problems of life. Unfortunately, it can also lead to injury and pain.

SOFTEC RESPONSE INSERTS from Sole are customizable inserts meant to provide support to athletes dealing with foot pain or injury exacerbated by high-impact activities such as running, basketball and tennis. They have three layers of cushioning that mold to an individual’s foot.

THE INSERTS HAVE deep heel cups and full arch support. Sold in full sizes only, women 5-12, men 3-16. $44.95 at



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