Dr. Scholl’s for Her Comfort Insoles ~ Hit and Miss
Written: May 19, 2012
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Adds cushion, especially at heel and ball of foot, don't bunch up.
Cons:Too thick for my flats, sticky on my feet, expensive.
The Bottom Line: Adds cushion and shock protection. Not so great in flats. Sticky feel on my feet. Not appropriate for sandals or open shoes.
I’ve been trying different brands and styles of insoles, so I decided to give these a try to see if they’d help cushion my thin-soled flats.
~ Product Description
Dr. Scholl’s for Her Comfort Insoles are a clear plastic insole that Dr. Scholl’s says on the packaging fits comfortably in pumps, flats, and boots, absorbs shock, and won’t crowd toes. These insoles feature a unique “FabuStep” soft massaging gel to provide all-day comfort.
The package includes one pair of insoles, that are supposed to fit women’s sizes 6-10. There is targeted cushioning at the ball of the foot and heel, with a ¾ length design. Dr. Scholl’s says there is no need to trim to fit in shoes.
To use, remove the backing from the adhesive strip and insert into shoes.
I found these at my local drugstore for about $13, which I think is expensive. If you look on the internet you can probably find them a little cheaper.
~ My Experience
I bought these intending to use them in my thin-soled flats that also were stretched out a bit and tended to slip at the heel. I thought maybe the insoles would help cushion their very thin soles as well as reduce slipping.
I noticed right away that these insoles are not absolutely flat, but have a slight (very slight) upturned edge to kind of cradle your foot, and also have a definite arch. There is extra gel padding under the ball of the foot and heel.
The packaging says these are suitable for sizes 6-10. That’s a rather wide range, and they won’t feel the same in a size 6 shoe as they would in a size 10. My shoes are size 6, so of course my experience will be based on that. The insoles fit easily into my size 6 shoes, and even with the small size shoe the insole does not go all the way from the heel to the toe, which is fine, and after all the package indicates they’re a ¾ length. But I think if you have a size 10 shoe, these just wouldn’t be long enough, or the extra padding and the heel and ball of the foot wouldn’t hit you right.
These insoles are fairly thick, and actually too thick for the flats I wanted to use them for. With the insoles in place, my heel was raised high enough so that the shoe couldn’t grip my heel, and actually made the heel slippage worse.
I tried them in another pair of shoes, a Sketchers shoe that had been worn down inside, and they worked very nicely. They are quite comfortable in the right shoe, and definitely provide extra cushion and comfort.
Since these are clear, you can use them discretely in most shoes, but they aren’t appropriate for sandals or open shoes.
While these do add extra cushion and shock protection, they also feel kind of sticky-like especially at the arch of my foot. I think I prefer cloth-type insoles instead of plastic in that regard.
They do stay in place in my shoe and don’t bunch up or shift much when walking, although they will sometimes stick to my foot when I remove the shoe.
~ Final Thoughts
Dr. Scholl’s for Her Comfort Insoles can help add cushion to thin-soled shoes, but they were too thick in my flats. They fit well in my size 6 shoes, but it seems to me they would be too short for size 10, even though the package says they will fit from 6-10. I found the plastic to be sticky around my arch, and I just prefer fabric insoles. These are hit and miss depending on the shoe size and design. I won’t buy them again, so I cannot recommend, but they do cushion well and can be nice in the right shoe, so you might want to try them.
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