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I don’t know about you, but my feet can no longer take the abuse that I’ve given them over the years. Everyone is rough on their feet, but if you have to stand or walk for hours on end, you really need to give your feet some extra support and attention. Seriously, we only get two of them to last us a lifetime.

Whether you are pounding the concrete transporting dogs back and forth, or seeking freelance work, at the end of the day, your feet feel more than a little weary. Fortunately, there are many supportive products within easy reach to help reduce the discomfort of foot pain. If you are blessed to never have experienced the agony of having your feet become unrecognizable painful throbbing masses, I salute you. However lucky you may be, you’ll still want to take better care of those feet. Feet are deserving of all the pampering we can dole out to them.

Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent and was provided a free sample of this product to review. My reviews and experiences are my honest opinions of the products tested.

Gel Massaging Inserts

Both of My Feet Hurt

As I grow older, there are things happening to my body that I just cannot accept. One of those things is foot pain. Granted, my feet have their scars and have served their time. I have been a runner, dancer, cheerleader, fast food worker, mom to three extremely active dogs, and I’m a very fast walker. I’ve pulled ligaments, sprained muscles, and if anything is in my way, I’m certain to stub a toe on it. I rarely wear high heels, so they’ve dodged that bullet, but my poor feet finally crumpled under the pressure of baking and selling said baked goods at the farmer’s market.

I loved taking our baked goodies to the local tailgates (farmer’s markets), but in addition to the four hours we would stand at the market, there was product set up and break down, and the many hours of baking prior to the market (many times 8+ hours of baking).

I know, I could have sat down while at the tailgates, but I believe in customer interaction and feel most comfortable greeting my customers when I’m standing. So, I stood and paid the price later when my feet were swollen and beyond painful. I’ve never experienced so much foot pain in my life. The heels of my feet hurt so badly they felt as though they were on fire. I never knew my feet could hurt like this.

Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent and was provided a free sample of this product to review. My reviews and experiences are my honest opinions of the products tested.


Previous Experience with Inserts

Heel Pain Relief Orthotics

When we moved to a third floor apartment, every step was just agony. I purchased some Dr. Scholl’s Heel Pain Relief Orthotics inserts (also known as P.R.O. Pain Relief Orthotics for Heel). Within a week my foot pain was gone, and I wasn’t walking as though every step were on a hot bed of coals. I have enjoyed these inserts a lot, as they provide much needed arch support and cushion my heel in the loveliest of ways.

I don’t know what that extra purple heel support does, but it is amazing. It is labeled as a soft foam shock guard that absorbs shock. Further, the cupping design supports the heel’s natural padding. These orthotics do not need to be trimmed to fit your shoe.

Dr. Scholl’s Heel Pain Relief Orthotics inserts

Dr. Scholl’s Goes Way Back

Dr. Scholl's History

Did you know there was a real doctor behind the Dr. Scholl’s brand? The packaging of the inserts gives a little history behind the company, including the facts that Dr. Scholl was born in Indiana in 1882, and as a young boy he earned extra money by repairing shoes!


Get Some Gel Under Those Feet

Thanks to such a positive experience with the heel relief orthotics, I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to try out Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel insoles for Women. The insoles are for shoe sizes 6-10 and are imprinted with convenient “cut lines” so you can trim them to the correct size.

Perfect for work boots, casual shoes, and tennis shoes.

The gel waves are meant to massage the foot. The ultra soft blue gel waves are meant to provide superior shock absorption, and the firmer dark blue gel provides added support.



Cut to Size and Insert Into Shoe


shoe insole inserts

Cut to size and insert into shoe.


Gel Side Down and Fabric Up


gel sole inserts for comfort

Segmented with Purpose

massagning gel inserts segmented

Segmented with Purpose

How My Feet Are Gellin’

My Final Thoughts on the Product

I first wore the insoles to a large indoor/outdoor flea market. They provided excellent support for my feet as I walked on rocky terrain and concrete slab. I was concerned my feet would sweat or become uncomfortable due to the gel, but that wasn’t the case at all. It was very hot out and my feet stayed cool. Thanks to my massaging gel insoles, my nearly three hour walk around the market was comfortable.

The experience of walking atop the insoles is unique, as I do feel my feet press into the gel as I walk, giving me a great deal of cushion in each step. The gel insoles felt exceptionally good on the balls of my feet. My feet delighted in the extra cushion.

I wore the insoles for over a month, and while I do like them, I believe that my particular foot pain is best regulated with the Heel Pain Relief Orthotics inserts. I suspect I have plantar fasciitis and require the additional heel support and pain relief. Plus, I have a super high arch, and shoes are scarce that even come close to supporting it. The best of both worlds for me would be to have an insert that is one part Dr. Scholl’s Heel Pain Relief Orthotic that covers my heel and arch, with the “gel” from Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles cushioning the ball of my foot and toes.

That said, I believe that someone who isn’t experiencing targeted foot pain will relish in the comfort provided by the Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel insoles. They absorb shock to the foot, provided added support and cushion to the entire foot, are easy to install, and are easily removable.

The Dr. Scholl’s website offers additional information on their product line and offers coupons as well.

Money Back Guarantee

dr. scholl's guarantee


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An Ode to Sore Feet

Warning, this song from Nichole337 will get stuck in your head.

How do you keep your feet in shape?

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