Somnio Running Shoes Review

Friday, August 27, 2010

If you're a runner, customized running shoes might be ideal for you if you experience any kind of discomfort in your knees or feet. Poorly fitting running shoes or inadequate foot cushioning are often the culprit behind the discomfort. Customized running shoes from companies such as Somnio can also help alleviate symptoms due to anatomical abnormalities; such as unequal foot, spinal curvature, or limb size. However, it is always recommended to find out the underlying problem before shopping for customized running shoes.



I received a pair of Self Control running shoes ($160) from Somnio. This particular style is stable and cushioned. It is designed for a runner with low to medium arches and moderate to severe pronation. Exuding class and style, these are without question the most comfortable running shoes I have ever I owned. They are weightless, which makes them great for long runs!

I had them customized for my feet by using their Build My Shoe tab featured on their site. A video will come up that you can play and learn how to fit yourself. If you’re on trails a lot, they suggest trying the Westridge ($130) but if you’re more prone to running on the roads, they suggest the Pacemaker ($135). While the online tool is easy to use, it is recommended that you go to a retail dealer in your area to be even more properly fitted. I was unable do this since I don't have one in my area.

Functionally Engineered Adaptable Tricomponent System


- Interchangeable footbeds for a custom fit based on the runner’s arch height, providing more support and comfort.

- IndX cushioning inserts for long-lasting cushioning and customization based on weight and preferred running surface.

- Tunable Varus angulation for addressing each runner’s particular biomechanical needs – like having a custom orthotic made specifically for your shoe.

- Micro 2 Step dual density midsole for pronation control.

- ACT midfoot bridge provides extra support and gait alignment during the transition from heel to forefoot.

- Road Block tread rubber compound for durability.

- Stretch Mesh forefoot material allows the shoe to move with the foot and accommodates a wide variety of foot types.

- Lace Keeper keeps laces in place and tied.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.
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