Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent and received the product below to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
I have been a fan of the Dr. Scholl's® brand for years. Definitely at least for a decade now. I've purchased several of their shoe insoles as well as their shoes. Therefore, when I had the opportunity to try out their DreamWalk™ High Heel Insoles, I didn't twice about accepting the offer. As stated in this post, my only complaint about Dr. Scholl's® was that their shoes didn't seem to last long enough for my liking.
Now the Dr. Scholl's® DreamWalk™ High Heel Insoles are suppose to :
- Prevent pain from high heels 2" or higher
- Shift pressure off the balls of your feet with its ultra-soft gel arch
- Offer immediate and long-lasting comfort
- Be practically invisible
- Not make shoes feel tight
- Stay firmly in place and remove easy without shoe damage
- Keep feet dry with wicking fabric
So, I decided to pull out my favorite pair of black scrappy high heel sandals from Nine West a week or two ago and try these babies out. I love shoes from Nine West, but they are always incredibly uncomfortable. We were headed out the movies and I knew the sandals would be great paired with my skinny jeans and long top.
Let me just say that I didn't have any issues with the insoles showing through, they did stay in place once I put the shoes on, they kept my feet dry and I was able to remove them without any damage to my sandals at the end of the night. However, wasn't able to do until the end of the night was keep my shoes on! As much as I like Dr. Scholl's®, I am not a fan of the DreamWalk™ insoles. They did not shift the pressure from the balls of my feet, give me any comfort and they definitely didn't prevent any foot pain.
When I first put my sandals on after inserting the insoles, they felt a little uncomfortable. I decided that I would adjust the shoes once I got the car since we in a hurry to make it to the movies on time. I checked the insoles to make sure had the right insole in the right shoe and I did. I adjusted the straps on my sandals and still they felt uncomfortable.
Shifting the insoles up and down in the shoes didn't help either. By the end of the night, after a movie and walking around at a store, I was ready to throw my Nine Wests and DreamWalk™ insoles in the trash. Yes, my feet hurt just that bad. To me, the problem was the gel used in these insoles was a little on the hard or too firm side for me. I would have preferred more of a memory foam type insole as they conform to your foot's natural arch while cushioning.
I would not recommend these insoles based on my experience. Sorry Dr. Scholl's® these DreamWalk™ High Heel Insoles did not tame my shoe. I hope these were just a bad batch because I've seen a few people really give glowing reviews about their pair. However, I'm not sure if I want to even risk another bad experience buying a new pair to find out.
What are the most uncomfortable pair of shoes that you own?