Posted By: TerBears Husband
4 people found this review helpfulI have one leg shorter than the other from a birth defect and have known for years that I needed a heel lift. I haven't used the ones that I have had in the past because they kept slipping around and were just a nuisance. After a doctor's visit showed that my 48 year old right knee was in the early stages of arthris because of the lack of alignment, I realized I needed to do something.
I ordered these because of the other reviews and I found them to be everything that everyone said: the gel was comfortable, the yellow spot was not. They didn't smell bad after wearing, either. It was an ok answer, but not the best. Then I made a couple of adaptations.
1. I pulled out my shoe's insoles and placed the heel lift in and then replaced the shoe's insole. This not only helped make them less noticable, they also prevented them from slipping.
2. As I only needed one heel lifted, I turned the other one over and used it in another shoe.
3. I first tried to slip it in to fit the form of the shoe (right lift turned upside down to align with the left foot shoe). That made the yellow middle hurt like crazy. I then just turned it up with the cushion side down. It didn't fit exactly, but with the shoe's original insole above it, it wasn't noticeable at all.
4. I will note that I used them in my dress shoes and my tennis shoes both. The tennis shoes had their insoles replaced by Dr. Scholl's athletic insoles. The tennis shoes with upgrades insoles were perfect. I'm going to change the dress shoes out to better insoles.
All in all, this was one of the best adaptions I have ever made. Just spoke to my Orthopedic doc and he said I was a genius. As much as I pay him, I'm sure he's very smart. Good lifts... I recommend them. I'm buying another set because I have 4 sets of shoes.
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