I just got a pair and went on a first run - pretty amazing really. Two things: 1) The medial side of both insoles seem a little rough. I could foresee a problem. I was thinking of putting body glide right along that little rough area. Thoughts?
I have yet to see these in person...are the insoles removable? If so, are they a strange shape that would not let you use another insole? I have always been able to take my training shoe insoles and throw them into my race shoes for blister prevention.
I tried them on in person and no, the insoles seem to be stitched into the soles. However, I could place my ortotics over the insoles. Was this a good idea? No clue. I refuse to pay $400 CAD for a pair of running shoes considering i got 2 pairs of peggie turbos for ~$130 and I love them. Would LOVE to try and use the next% in a run and see if the insole would work (had to size up, not sure if shoe was meant for orthotics or not) but I am not going to throw that much money for those shoes, specially since I have no idea if the orthotics will cause issues with the fit.
But yes, you can lace up the shoes and it felt okay at the store with them in.
Edit: The bounce felt amazing. Not gonna lie, it was pretty insane how much energy you get back from them. Still, I am not fast enough to really feel the need to buy them, but I can totally see them shaving minutes off your marathon time