I've put all of the regular insoles back in the shoes because of the superfeet and this has helped the heel slippage a bit (I think the superfeet are just too thick and raise my heel up too much). There is still some of slippage when I just wear my smartwool merino liner. However, I bought darn tough socks (http://www.darntough.com/hike-trek-1905.html) and somehow they seemed to have pretty much stopped most slippage in a bunch of the shoes I've been trying. Although, they are kind of thick and seem like they'll be hot and there's kind of a thick seam or something sitting almost on my pinky toe which might cause blisters so this isn't a great solution..
I understand what you're saying, Roger, however I have barely have time to even find a pair I like and try it. I leave in 8 days on a 5 month trip which includes several treks. I doubt my feet in trail runners without support and carrying a 30lbs pack will be able to handle this without any training, especially when they're used to being on superfeet for the past 5 months
Any recommendations on exercises/stretches I can do before I leave and during my trip to help my feet (though I doubt in this small amount of time I can accomplish anything)?
And about the MO899's, they only come in D and 4E. 4E is too wide for me, 2E would suit me best. D seems to be okay if shoes are sized up enough though I am still worried about the snugness of the Brook's cascadia and inov8's I have.
I went to a New Balance store today and they put me on this scanner. I have a high arch, right foot is an 11, left is a 10.5 although all the trail runners I'm trying at home right now are 12 and 12.5, and the New Balance I tried in the store ranged from 11-12 depending on the model.. The employee that was working with me said I was an SL-1 if that helps at all
Sorry for my babbling. I just don't know how you can help me nor do I know how to figure this out myself, especially in 7 days.. The shoe people in EMS, Rei, etc don't seem to know anything, I might go to this custom fit place that will measure foot volume and all that stuff, although it's over an hour away from me..