Another free product I got to try and review thanks to BzzAgent.
Figure 1. Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles for women & coupons from Bzzagent.
Ever since starting my most recent coop in a research lab, I have been predominantly standing on my feet a lot while conducting experiments and training people. When I found out that I was invited to this campaign, I got really excited because my heels have been aching very much lately.
For safety purposes, I have to wear closed toed shoes to work because of chemicals and biohazardous materials in the lab working areas. And because of this, I rotate between 3 of my favorite, comfy closed shoes. I tried Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles with the three shoes imaged below over the course of a week. This allowed me to judge the insoles fairly with different types of shoes as well as determine how versatile the insoles were.
Figure 2. 3 types of shoes used in this experiment to test out effectiveness of insoles in different fits of shoes.
In case you are curious, here are their descriptions:
- Top: Gap, chain anklet black flats, loose fit (size 6)
- Middle: Harujuku Lovers, red and blue ladybug flats, exact/tight fit (size 6)
- Bottom: Converse, printed low cut sneakers, loose fit (size 5.5)
I tried the Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles with three pairs of shoes (a very fitted pair of flats, a looser pair of flats, and a pair of Converse sneakers) over a course of a week to make sure that I could give a fair judgment of the product. Also, it would give me an idea how versatile these insoles were.
Analysis & Results:
In short, my heels have been feeling a lot better since having these insoles in my shoes.
- Insoles worked best for shoes that have some space allowance.
I found that these insoles worked great with my looser fitting Gap flats and my converses. When wearing my HL flats that were a little tighter, I noticed my toes got a little too cramped when I wore them for more than 8 hours straight.
- Insoles provided me with some buoyancy while walking.
This made me feel less stress per step! Definitely helped with the impact on my knees while walking, too.
- Insoles stayed in place!
I don’t really wear insoles, so one of my concerns was that the stick on the back of the insoles would not last. However, I was pleasantly surprised to have no issues with moving insoles. Also, the insoles can be cut down depending on what shoe size you wear (there is a cutting guide on the back!).
- Insoles didn’t cause weird odor.
I don’t usually wear socks with my flats. Also, since it was summer, I was worried that I would get stinky foot syndrome. I’m very happy about that haha.
I totally recommend it for people who want some more support in their shoes!