Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox review: Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles
My complimentary Influenster SunKissed VoxBox, which I received for testing purposes, included a pair of Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles. I was really pleased to see this in my box, as I constantly have shoe problems and have bought a large number of insoles and pads in the past.

The Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles are designed specifically for open-toed shoes with a heel of 2 inches and above. They are made of a clear, gel-like material Dr. Scholl's calls "FabuSTEP Gel," and the underside is lined with an extremely sticky adhesive, which Dr. Scholl's claims is "removable without damage to shoes." These insoles are also said to be so slim that they "won't make shoes feel tight."

Now, I don't often wear open-toed high heels, so I wasn't really able to test them for that purpose. I did, however, walk around with these insoles in my 2-inch Kaelyn ankle booties from Target, which are close-toed. Save for the fact that the insoles are slim and clear (a.k.a. sexier), I don't see why they are any different from insoles for close-toed shoes.

The insoles are labeled "toe" and "heel," along with "right" and "left" for each respective shoe. The "toe" part of the insole has a squiggly, brain-like pattern that helps cushion the ball of your foot and keep it from slipping. The middle section, or the arch of the foot, is raised and quite thick, while the heel is thin and relatively unpadded. (I illustrate this better in my video review, which I will insert at the end of this entry.) I found this design choice to be somewhat odd, as when I do find myself wearing heels, it's often the heel of my foot that suffers, not my arch. Perhaps this isn't the case for most women, though?
Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles
As for the claim that they don't make your shoes fit any tighter, I found that to be false, though personally, it was more of a benefit than a disadvantage. I guess my feet are between sizes, because they made my shoes fit like a charm.

The verdict is: hey, why not? I didn't feel an incredible amount of difference, but I did feel as if certain parts of my feet were being slightly massaged when I placed pressure on them, and I do believe the claim that the design works to take pressure off of certain parts of the foot. If you're looking for any sort of padding for your high heels, this would probably be your best choice -- I believe it's the only widely available insole on the market that's been designed specifically for high heel wearers in mind. Slim and clear insoles are often difficult to come by, and these do "disappear" quite nicely on the shoe footbed.

The Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles retail for $10.99 for one pair (though I've seen it for much less at Target), which fits women's sizes 6 through 10.

Just out of curiosity: when you wear heels, what part of your foot generally suffers the most? 

My review of the insoles begins at about 10:25 in the video.

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