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Intially, its worked for me
on November 17, 2010
The feeling of the insoles were not what I was use to (Dr. Scholls gel pads or the shoe cushions) since its completely rubber and suppose to shape your feet a certain way when you walk. To put them in, you have to take out the insoles that your shoes come with in order to put these in so that your feet don't get all squished.
Day 1: Initially when I put on my shoes, it felt sort of hard having replaced what was left of the shoe cushion with this rubber insole. I was worried at first, but I decided to go for it and try it on my 5 hour work shift at the coffee shop in which I stand the entire time. I have flat feet so usually by the end of the shift my feet are in a bit of pain to where I put on slippers when i get home rather than walk bare foot for at least an hour until the pain goes away (by the way my work shoes have Dr. Scholls pads). With the walkfits, there was not pain although, I accidentally used the "massage pads" (which have bumps on them rather than smooth) since I didn't switch out the pad and it was initially on the sole so the balls of my feet did feel a bit roughed up from being rubbed by the bumps but that it easily curable with time as you build a little callus for it just like having to build a callus for your fingers when you learn to play guitar so I didn't mine this initial problem.
Day 2: I used them at the gym and now I know for sure these are a keeper. I usually get shin splints from running (after about 5-10 mins) and a week ago, I went on a brisk hour walk and even felt the pain develop in my shins from that so it really stinks. I went on the treadmill today and ran for about 20 min and power walked on an incline for about 40 minutes and there was no pain! I was just waiting for it to come since it has never failed to leave be before but the pain never came =)
Initially this product feels weird and even uncomfortable since I am not used to the cushion-less feeling but when put to the test it works; even though this is just a two day recap of the experience, I advise you to take at least 2-3 weeks to fully experience and give the soles a chance to see if it makes a different b/c it definitely did for me and luckily gave me results pretty early =)
Thank you amazon for having this product since I will never directly order from an "As seen on TV" company, and thank your for the few reviews that were posted that lead me to give these a shot =)