I received a pack of Dr. Scholl’s For Her High Heel Insoles from BzzAgent to try out and review. I admit when I received them and saw that others were receiving the sneaker insoles I was a bit jealous. Let me justify this/follow this up by saying – I am NOT a frequent heel wearer. I fractured my ankle when I was younger and my ankle has never been the same since. I tend to be very off balanced (more so than in normal everyday life) in heels and I find after a while it just hurts to walk. I am relatively “flat footed” – meaning when I stand there is no real visible arch to my foot and my feet are overall wide where inserts, etc., typically do not justify against the width of my foot.
Now my feet pain relate to two separate medical issues. I have bone spurs in the bottoms of each of my feet – while I also have plantar fasciitis. My bone spurs are primarily along the pad of my feet (the main pad behind the toes) and there are a few down the main large bone in the foot. So the pains I experience in my feet tend to typically be at that pad, making my feet very sore and uncomfortable. I can’t say that I experience pain at the ball of my feet.
These particular insoles target and aid in the specific functions:
- Ultra soft arch shifts pressure of your ball of foot
- FabuSTEP gel provides added cushioning
- Guaranteed All Day Comfort
- Practically invisible, even in strappy heels
- Slim design won’t make shoes feel tight
- Unique adhesive keeps insoles in place
- Removable without damage to shoes
- Fits comfortably in all open-style shoes: sandals, slides, slingbacks and strappy dress shoes
The verdict from my perspective? These are just not the inserts for me. Due to my underlining numerous foot issues these just don’t cut it. The arch in these is too high cut to be comfortable for me. It actually builds up pressure on the instep part of my foot, after a while becoming truly bothersome. My foot molds around the insert sitting over it awkwardly making it not so comfortable to wear after a while. These might not fit so uncomfortably in a pair of strappy shoes, which allow extra room, but within my closed in heeled sandals, etc., it just does not do the trick.
I know a lot of people really like these, but they just are not the product for me especially due to my underlying issues with my feet.
DISCLAIMER: I received this product free for reviewing purposes from BzzAgent. Just because this product was free does not alter my opinion on the product, as my thoughts and opinions are my own.