As someone always on the go, I frequently experience back and foot pain due to lack of support in my shoes – or standing too long in heels or platform wedges. I was truly excited to give Happy Feet a test drive, but I held off until fall, when closed toe shoes were back in my regular shoe rotation.
The jelly like cushion they provide was soothing and kept its bounce throughout the day. They were quite soothing. I think these will be great for my dress shoes, which are particularly uncomfortable. Since I don’t wear them much anymore, though, as I’m working as a writer and not a full time suit these days, I used them in my (faux) Uggs while I was out and about at brunch and then walking at the annual Moorestown, NJ Autumn Festival. It took some getting used to (I’ve never used insoles before) and at first I felt like I was walking on a waterbed – but who wouldn’t find that soothing, right? I quickly adapted and before I knew it I barely noticed they were there. But I have to say I did notice a difference in foot soreness and pain that night. After walking all day, intermittently carrying my solid little guy, I didn’t experience the same soreness as I would typically.
If you’re looking for an insole that will keep its spring, I think Happy Feet is a great choice. They promise relief for a variety of ailments, including hot/sore feet, sore back and legs, heel spurs, plantar fascitis, diabetic foot ulcers and corns. They are machine washable and made in America – bonus.
Happy Feet retail for about $45 and are available at Happy Feet’s site.
Disclosure: Megan received a complimentary sample for her review.