Summer is over, but the memory remains... this summer I was lucky enough to receive a VoxBox full of goodies from this great site called Influenster. I received the package of Dr. Scholl's insoles shown here for free, just for giving my opinion in return! As always, my opinion is always honest, and my own. If you have more information about me and my disclosures, please see the tab at the top of the page for a personal letter from me to my readers! Now on to this review!!!
So what did I think of these insoles?
Well at first I thought, "My gosh, where am I going to get a pair of heels? When was the last time I even wore heels?" Sadly enough, I used to own tons and tons of heels. I spent my shopping time looking for pairs of the most interesting heels I could find. I had ones made of denim, I had ones that matched every fancy dress I owned, I had ones that had glitter, rhinestones, bows, flowers, and appliques. The more unique they looked, the better. So what happened? Kids happened. Weight happened. Foot pains happened. When you weigh around 120 lbs, yeah sure, that's not a whole lot of weight to put on your feet in some pinchy shoes that just so happen to tilt your ankle four inches in the air. But fast forward that to oh say... 100 and something a whole lot more than 20 lbs... you've got a recipe for disaster. I think the last time I wore heels was to a fancy date with my husband, sometime either right before or right after the birth of our daughter. Having to run after my kids is enough to do without having to do it with sore feet!
I have thought about trying shoe insoles or inserts before, but I've always associated them with the type of things you see lurking in the back of closets, unused, gathering dust. Add that to the fact that I didn't realize they made these for high heels, and of course I didn't think to go pick up a pair!
These insoles were not only inconspicuous, they were clear. So even if a part did happen to peek out from under my foot, who would know that they were in there other than me?
I happily bought my first pair of heels in what is probably years, and took them out for a turn around the town.
I loved that I could feel them under my feet, but not feel them so much that I wanted to wiggle around. I'm one of those people that sees a thread and has to pull on it, so I was really glad that the sensation of having the gel-like soles under my feet didn't disturb my normal walking pattern.
After wearing the heels for a while, my feet still felt relaxed, and I could definitely notice the absence of my usual sharp, stinging sensation in the arch of my foot. Even better, my heels didn't go numb, and although I did have a toe go numb, that had more to do with me trying to wear a size 7-1/2 (hey, they were the last pair close to my size!) than it did the insoles themselves.
I do have one little thing I'd like to see in these though. I foresee that I may be wearing a lot more heels again (love the way they make my legs look, and if it doesn't hurt, why not?), and a lot of my favorites have T-straps. I didn't test these out on a pair with T-straps, but I would love to know if it can be used with them. I just have a bit of worry that they wouldn't fit properly inside and I would have to slide the gel area farther back than I wanted it.
So there you have it. I personally would recommend these as they worked for me, but try them out in a pair of shoes that you think they will work easily in before experimenting with any odd cut-out shoes.
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