(Closed) Do high heel insoles work?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
2160 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had them and didn’t notice much difference, but then I wore 5inch heels…

If you decide to use them, be sure you get them early and wear them with the sandals Smile to get used to them.  Heels just hurt, period.  If anyone knows how to keep them from hurting, I’d love to know…

Post # 5
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Heels are going to hurt no matter what, unless you luck out and find a pair that is awesomely comfortable. I’ve found that heels shaped like the image below are SUPER comfortable, but anything else just hurts. Even the insoles don’t help.

Actually…I wore this pair (3″ heel, give or take a little bit) for our wedding and continue to wear them as an everyday heel (they’re that comfy). It has a lot to do with how the heel itself is made, I think, and how it distributes the pressure.

Post # 6
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I dont find that they help at all. Usually they actually make my heels feel worse. I regularly wear 4″ heels, and I find if I put insoles in them, it makes the shoe much tighter all around. My best advice would be to wear them daily, several hours a day, and let them get stretched out to your foot. I would not take them to get them stretched professionally, because then they may be too big.

Hope this Helps

Post # 7
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t find that the insoles help all that much but the ones for the ball of your foot do help some. You have to put them in just the right spot though so it takes some adjusting.

Post # 8
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

insoles don’t help much, but maybe a little, especially if you put them at the balls of your feet where there will be a lot of pressure when wearing heels.

If you don’t wear heels regularly, I would recommend that you start, because otherwise you could be really uncomfortable at your wedding.

I wear heels every day, and how much it hurts really depends on the shoe. The more padding in the shoe, the less it hurts. Also, a lower heel hurts less. If your shoes hurt after 10 minutes of just trying your dress on, I would recommend trying different shoes. You don’t want them to hurt or pinch…

Post # 9
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It helps a little, but it’s not going to make a huge difference. Just wear them in, put in the insoles, and try not to think about it.

Good luck!

Post # 10
23 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@judithsr: In my experience, they don’t work. The adhesive usually fails after a few ours and the insole somehow ends up bunched at your toes. I especially wouldn’t recommend them for sandals. Probably best to go with what you are comfortable with since you will undoubtedly be on your feet all day.

On the other hand, there are a lot of beautiful sandals that come in wedge styles- much more comfortable!

Post # 11
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I found the arch supports by dr sholls really helped in my heels for the wedding…although they are still uncomfortable, it is an improvement!

Post # 12
3696 posts
Sugar bee

For about 5 minutes! ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously though, the Dr. Scholls Gel Insoles really do help, even if minimally. Don’t expect miracles. I always joke that heel grippers and willpower are what help me make it through a night of 5″+ heels.

Post # 14
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i wore ball of foot pads and felt that they really helped!

Post # 15
13 posts

I’ve used Foot Petals in my higher heels before (3-4″ heels) and I love them.  They’re super comfy!

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