Friday Fitness: New Insoles!

I wear custom orthotics in my walking shoes — and superfeet in my regular shoes, and wear Orthaheel sandals (which have built-in support for plantar’s fasciitis which I have.)

So, I was very thrilled to be chosen by Influenster ( @InfluensterVox )  to test-drive Dr. Scholl’s new Active Series Insoles. #ActiveSeries


Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles

Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Insoles

Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles -- the back of the box

Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Insoles — the back of the box


Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Insoles — the actual insoles, front and back.

What the company says these insoles do:

  • Reduces shock by 40%
  • Designed with Triple Zone Protection for your ball of foot, arch, and heel
  • Helps relieve and prevent pain from shin splints, runner’s knee and plantar fasciitis
  • Helps reduce foot odor with SweatMax™ technology

I tried these out on a fast 4-mile walk this morning and I can report that they were very comfortable — in fact, they are much more comfortable than my current orthotics!  And yet, despite feeling cushiony, they also gave great support so my feet were happy during the walk and afterwards.  I did not feel any plantar fasciitis pain (which I usually do with non-custom orthotics).  Afterwards, I gave the shoes a good whiff, and was pleasantly surprised — no horrible sweaty foot smell. Granted, this is the first day of cool weather and I didn’t sweat as much as usual, but my feet ALWAYS sweat…

What I say they do:

  • feel super-comfortable — way more comfortable than my custom orthotics
  • did not cause pain; the foot with plantar’s fasciitis did not complain after a 4-mile fast walk
  • no nasty smell

5starsThis product gets 5 stars for being affordable, easily available — and making my feet happy!



  1. MonicaP says:

    How cool! I usually buy new tennis shoes when mine become a bit flat. Perhaps I’ll have to try these inserts and get a few for miles from my shoes.

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  2. Allison says:

    How lucky that you got these from Influenster! They’ve (Influenster) been a total non-starter for me. But I got some cool high-heel insoles from Dr. Scholl’s to try from Brand Buzz, and they really worked. So no doubt these will too. I am a long-time runner, so I have orthotics. However, I hate taking them out and putting them in my other workout shoes so maybe I’ll pick up a pairs of these.
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    • Natasha says:

      I had actually given up on Influenster… I mean, I’m not *really* influential… and then they sent me these insoles… but I’ve had a hard time playing by their rules and remembering all the #hashtags I need in each post… so I probably didn’t unlock the secret badge… alas!

      Anyways, these are actually really nice insoles! And at their price, you can easily afford a pair for most shoes. I, too, hate switching out my orthotics each time I switch shoes.

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