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Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles review!

Updated on March 28, 2014

Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles!

Are you gellin?

Feet problems

Okay, lets face it, the topic of feet isn't exactly exciting, or romantic, but it is something worth talking about. Many people are affected by foot pain daily. those in active professions like waitressing, bar-tending, construction workers, athletes, and medical professionals are often affected by foot pain. But diabetics, those with other health conditions and the elderly are probably affected the most. A lot of people disregard or ignore foot pain, but you don't have to do that!

What causes foot pain?

  • Repetitive tasks when you are on your feet all day
  • Bad choices in chosen footwear (women are famous for this with stiletto's, and other crazy footwear!)
  • Illness, injury, and foot disorders
  • Surgery
  • Sports
  • Age

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site, over 43.1 million Americans—or one in every six—have trouble with their feet, mostly from improperly fitting shoes. The Web site calls it a gigantic public health risk, stating foot pain and problems in the U.S. cost roughly $3.5 billion a year.

I reviewed this product for www.bzzagent.com. My only reward was to keep a pair for free, for trying them, and coupons to buy more. Don't get me wrong, that's a nice perk, but I still give honest and candid reviews. I can now say with most certainty I will buy more and I will buy a pair for my husband, parents and some family members.

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Cast your vote for Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles

Easy to apply to almost any shoe

The great thing about these inserts is that when you open the packaging and feel them, they are soft and pliable. They have a wavy gel pattern to cushion the blow of each step you take. You can literally feel a massaging effect with each stride. This take a moment to get used to!

They are easily customized by size which is simple to do by trimming down with your average pair of scissors. I had no problems cutting them to the size I needed (which is 7). The insoles have guidelines on them when you go to cut to the size you need, which is very helpful and makes it easier. Take your time with this process, and go slow. More is less in this case since you can't add more once you cut. Cutting them to short will make them slide around in your shoe. Cutting them to large will make them bunch inside your shoe. You should possibly plan for a few adjustments.

When cutting/trimming go with the "less is more" procedure. You can always trim off excess but not vice versa.

The insoles can be placed in almost any shoe

  • Sneakers
  • Casual work shoes
  • Flats
  • Pumps
  • Boots
  • Probably even slippers

I placed my insoles in a pair of old calf high zip up boots that I can't bring myself to part with even though the interior sole is worn away and they are not very comfortable. The first two steps in them felt a little funny, but I quickly got used to it. When using them, it feels like my feet are prancing through a puffy white cloud. They truly are comfortable, and a pleasant surprise for tired feet when you are up moving about. After a 12 hour day, my feet felt relaxed and refreshed when I finally got home and was able to be "shoe-less".

Why should you buy these?

If you have a job that requires long hours on your feet, if you have chronic foot pain without the time to relax, if you've recently had surgery and have a hard time being in a standing position for a long time, if you have conditions that disable your feet, you kind of owe it to yourself to try Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles.

Before trying surgery and if you've tried foot-baths, cremes and pain killers that don't work, you should try Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles.

For $10'ish, you can't go wrong.

Final thoughts...

Some other reviews I've read mentioned that the heel part of these insoles wears quickly. I can see how that would happen, especially if you are heavy footed on your heel, luckily, I am not, so I have not had that problem. I actually suggest practicing walking in these with even weight distribution on your entire foot, not only will it help your posture, but will relieve stress on other parts of your feet that you may be putting to much stress on.

Over-all, I give this product 5 out of 5 stars. I really believe they will hold up nicely, and they've brought new life to a pair of shoes that should have been thrown out 10 years ago.

Thank you Dr. Scholl's! I will be buying these again!

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      travmaj 

      5 years ago from australia

      Thank you for this - I will definitely be buying some if they are available here - always good to have something recommended. Sound perfect when travelling.

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