I shared this on the P&P forum this morning, and another member suggested that I perhaps share more widely. I know that a big part of surviving & thriving in the 32 weeks is looking after your body as much as possible, hence this post............................I don't know whether this is a common thing to do, but, after our nod had passed his PRMC and had come home with his boots, the ex RN friend who had been helping him train advised him to swap the boot insoles for Sorbothane insoles, he told our nod that they were what he had used and could be a life saver (or rather a leg saver). Our nod said that they were certainly better than the standard issue. Whilst I can't say how much they are helping, what I do know is that ankle and knee injuries are RT's biggest reason for being huntered (according to the Head Physio at CTC) and I know at least one lad in 260 has left due to serious shin splints. Their legs and feet take some serious hammer and our nod is doing fine in that department at the moment. There are a lot of different sorbothane, insoles, the ones our nod got were Sorbothane Sorbo-Pro Total Control Insoles. When you compare them to the standard insole you will understand why they are so much better. And just read the reviews on Amazon. Just a suggestion.