Testimonials

I'm a backcountry hunter.  I seek out places in the mountains that are void of roads, trails, and flat ground in general. The miles accumulated over a season can really add up and the terrain I travel can be extremely unforgiving. Mile after mile of winding trail gives way to climbing  off trail through steeps, rocks, and the kind of country that can destroy boots and put a lot of hurt on my feet. With heavy loads both up and down the mountain I've come to realize a quality footbed is crucial.
This past season I tried the Gravitus insoles and they were exactly what my boots had been missing. No foot pain, no discomfort and my feet and legs felt great after every trip.
-Ryan Lampers , Washington 

"As a hunter I am on my feet all day for days on end.  This year I put the Gravitus Insoles in my hunting boots and without without a doubt the best insole that I have used.  If you have trouble with foot fatigue, or just sore feet I would definitely recommend giving these insoles a shot. It may make a difference in filling that next hunting tag." 👍🏻

Kenton Clairmont, Idaho

Train To Hunt


"I have a great pair of Kenetrek boots that I have worn for the past couple of hunting seasons.  I replaced the foot bed with the Gravitus Trailhead insoles and wore them this season and these insoles are the best insoles I have ever used.  I didn't have to tape up once this year.  I would recommend these insoles to anyone.  Thanks Gravitus for helping me be able to be comfortable in the backcountry.  God Bless"

Jesse James Wise, Oregon
Train to Hunt

"Gravitus Insoles are awesome,  I use them in my Clinic for everyday use.  Nothing like it out there.  My feet  just form to them and feel great all day. When Hunting for my TV Show Monster Trophy Whitetails, we feel a huge difference when tracking across those hills looking for Whitetails, great for anyone and every occasion.  Get yours today and feel the difference.  Time to get stepping in the right direction with Gravitus Performance Insoles!"

Blessings and happy hunting !

Dr. Jimmy Steger, Alabama

Host of Monster Trophy Whitetails TV

 

"To start, my boots are not the prettiest or new but they work and I like them. But with any boot you seem to purchase these days, most of the technology goes into the looks or functionality and not so much comfort. Not to dis any boot manufacturer, but it seems most could use a notch up on the insoles. That is where Gravitus comes in and ups the game. When I first received the insoles you can tell they put a lot of detail into the design. The instructions should be followed and recommend a break in period. I noticed after about three hours of use in the yard that they just keep feeling better and better. I can't figure it out, but I really don't need to, I just know that these are the best feeling boots I have ever owned, no matter which pair I put on.

How We Use Our Gravitus Insoles

I started with my day to day work boots which would be the easiest to break in. I used the Trailhead insole which is the most versatile for everyday use. Gravitus states this design is well suited for long hours of standing on hard surfaces: industrial workers, military, park rangers, hunting guides, hikers and off-road runners. I then put a pair in my rubbers that I use only for skinning and processing which I use specifically on concrete and boy did they make a difference. Usually by the time I get to the sixth animal my feet start to feel it but twice now I have skinned out double digits with no discomfort at all! Understand I'm not a young man any more, just turned 53, so I need all the help I can get.

 

I also just put a pair of the Huntsman into my LaCrosse Snake boots. I will not say that LaCrosse does not make a great boot and I really didn't feel I needed to replace the insole but it did make a difference and considering I only wear these particular boots when I run Hog Dogs and sometimes it seems I run more than the dogs so it only made good sense.

 

Gravitus also has a cold weather insole called the Xtreme. If you are looking for an insole that delivers an optimal performance under extreme cold conditions, this is the one. The soft and rugged top cover is made from a quick dry merino wool blend fabric, it is stated it is ideal for temperatures of 30 degrees and below which made perfect sense for my Wisconsin hunting trips. The bottom line is that Gravitus has an insole for both men and women and just about every outdoor activity. If you are an outdoor person be sure to think twice about throwing out those older boots and be sure to pull out the insole from those new boots and see what they gave you from the factory. Invest in a quality insole because if you ruin your feet with something cheap the only thing you will be hunting for is a good show on the Outdoor Channel."

Kelly Perez
Mike Perez
Walker Media Company LLC
Hunting guides

"I'll start out by saying they were easy to trim with a good pair of scissors. I took my existing insoles from my Irish Setter boots and traced them first before cutting and then trimmed and retested a little at a time until they felt correct. I left a very small amount of extra material to allow them to "sink-in" as they are pretty flat when new. I then wore them around the house and the yard while I was taking care of a few things to make sure the were trimmed adequately. Initially, even with my high arches, the arch support and heel support felt a little excessive or bulky, but as I wore them I didn't notice it as much.

Throughout the following weeks I did a lot of stand hunting, but the insoles served me well getting to and from my stands and checking trail cameras. In early November I shot 2 bucks, one of which required an extensive grid search lasting 6 straight hours to locate. That was when I feel the insoles were put to their first test and truly broken-in. My feet, knees, and back felt very little fatigue, so I have to say, the insoles passed that test.

The rest of the season, I tried them in other boots in a range of temperatures with great results. As one final test of durability, I put them in my work boots at my auto repair facility and they've held up fine and have given me plenty of support and cushion on concrete floors.

In closing, I have to say I'm impressed so far. In comparison to the stock insoles that my boots came with, they definitely provide significantly more cushion and support for much longer, resulting in less fatigue. They do require some initial break-in, so I would highly recommend people wear them, in the boots they plan to hunt in, as much as possible before the season or western hunting trip. Overall, I'm very happy with the Gravitus insoles and will continue to use them.

—A.P., Michigan

 

I am a 40 year old triathlete and ultra marathon trail runner. Over the past few years I have experienced arch pain with the increase of miles. I asked the owner of Gravitus Insoles if he would recommend custom orthotics, but he said it was not necessary so he gave me a pair of trail insoles to try it. The insoles felt more supportive than I thought since I was looking for more cushion. It turns out I did not needed more cushion, instead I needed more support and stability. After a couple of weeks of wearing Gravitus insoles I felt very little arch pain, even during 20 mile runs.

I am currently on my second pair and I strongly recommend it to other athletes.

-R.B., Michigan  

 

 I swear by the Gravitus Plus insoles! A few years ago I had been slowly moving into the barefoot running with zero drop shoes. I thought I would be more efficient and faster while racing while I trained for a 1/2 Ironman. Instead I developed severe ankle pain and would start to hobble after 3 - 5 miles. My friends encouraged me to find a new hobby, but I wasn't ready to give up yet. Frustrated that I would not be able to complete my race, I talked to a physical therapist who introduced me to the Gravitus Plus orthotic system. I was skeptical but desperate so I tried them, along with new running shoes built with more stability. They felt hard the first few days of breaking them in, but as they molded to my feet I felt better and stronger - with no ankle pain. Not only did I complete my 1/2 Ironman, I've done several long distance races since then and am now training for my first full Ironman. I can honestly say I wouldn't be racing this distance without the insoles.

-J.R., Michigan

 

Friends, about 10 years ago a pedorthist friend of mine named Adriano Rosa made me a pair of running inserts for my triathlon shoes. He has made inserts for many pro and olympic athletes. I STILL use those inserts. Well he has launched a new company with a much broader product base then I ever dreamed. His quality is exceptional. Inserts were a game changer for me as far as helping to keep my legs fresh even in the ironman. Its the same principles for hunting, snowboarding, and standing at work. Check out his new company website and buy all his stock so he will buy me lunch:) enjoy

-S.D., Michigan

 

I hunt 2000 acres in Michigan.  I was experiencing foot pain on the long walks to my tree stand. I was always moving around to try to ease the pain in my feet.  After using the Gravitus Insoles, I was able to get to my stand without the discomfort I was experiencing before.  Which enabled me to sit longer without moving.  My insoles fit in my hunting boots without any trimming needed.  They dry quickly between hunts.   

-B.P., Michigan

 

I was having problems with running injuries when I was 40. I told Adriano that I wanted to still be running when I'm 65 and still running thanks to Gravitus Insoles. Well I'm now 65. Adriano I want to be still running when I'm 85. Thanks for your friendship and all your help.

-J.M., Indiana

 

Adriano helped me with correcting my running to relieve hip pain through the use of these insoles. I strongly recommend them for anyone dealing with running injuries.

-S.S., Michigan 

I’m a social service worker, who lives and works in New York City, where I’m out in the field to look in on my caseload.  For the last several years, I’ve experienced pain in my arches and heels from both feet, after a sustained period of walking.  I also hike during my leisure time.  At first, the pain was minor but became more pronounced as the years passed, but not to the point where it became too debilitating to walk or hike.  After a bout of Plantar Fasciitis, my podiatrist examined my feet and said I had a very low arch, which was most likely the source ofpain as my feet no longer have any support.   He recommended that I purchase some heel lifts at a local drug store.  It did provide some minor relief as it delayed the onset of pain, but, nevertheless, the pain returned and lingered.  

During my vacation time, I visited my family in Grand Rapids, and told my sister of my ordeal as we were lamenting about aging and the wear and tear it has on our respective bodies.  She immediately recommended Gravitus, where they customize insoles to the shape of one’s feet.  She has been wearing their insoles and swears by it.  An appointment was set, and I met with one of the owners, Adriano, who insisted I call him AD.  After examining my feet, AD molded the insoles and had themready within an hour.  

Following the initial “break in” period, I attempted a long walk following work.  Back in New York, I walked from Lower Manhattan, just north of the World Trade Center complex, and walked uptown to Times Square.  I wasn’t sure of the distance but it took an hour to walk up there.  During that time, I did not feel any pain nor was I forced to stop to let it subside before resuming.  The Gravitus insoles are a great blessing for me as it allows me to take on more longer periods of walking and hiking without feeling any discomfort.  

I give my thanks to AD for taking the time to customize the insoles.  It made such a big difference as I have now resumed my activities with normality.  

 

S. W., New York City              

 

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