You may remember my review of the 3D Soles app for the iPhone . I have been using the 3D SOLES insoles and have been wearing them for over a month now. If I grab another pair of shoes with no insoles – I can’t do it! I feel like I need the support.
I had a lift on the right side and wrote that I was experiencing pain on the right side through the app. I have the SI joint problem on my right and my right foot on the inside of my foot in the arch portion bothers me when I run and walk.
Here is what the insoles look like:
The shoes came in a neat box with all of the process on it – quite an impressive box. Great design and curb appeal. What was on the inside? The insoles! My only experience with insoles is ProFoot – over the counter – drugstore insoles. The 3D soles have 4 layers, and the top layer reminded me of Dr Scholls – holes in them, cushiony, nude color. The other layers- there are 3 more follow. The insoles are not super rigid – I can twist them. They fit snugly in my shoe, but I noticed the top corner on the outside of my insole to be bending up a little bit so it may need to be trimmed.
1: Breathable perforated layer
2: soft memory foam
3: high density EVA foam with shock absorption properties
4: biomechaniacal plastic support for the arch and metatarsal
Custom insoles are better than store-bought insoles because they are fit to your feet! They are meant not just to help treat existing conditions but also to prevent injury. There is a noticeable level of support in my customized insoles. I would like to see more of a lift on the right side/ more support and a more rigid insole that can’t be bent/twisted easily. I like them and wouldn’t want to run without them in my shoes as I got used to them. The key word for me is SUPPORT. The insoles didn’t work magic for me, but they have given my feet more support. My right foot is still bothering me so it has not helped with that, but hopefully by wearing them I am preventing (further!) injury to my body!
I like how the insoles feel in my shoes. I think that they are well made and think that the process of taking pictures of your feet is pretty neat! Now the process for getting custom insoles through a doctor is a little more intense, for instance, casting your foot in a mold to get the right fit, but you will pay more for this. If you are looking for something better than what you can get over the counter, but don’t want to spend the money on custom insoles that are molded to your foot, you could give these a try. 3D insoles retail for $89 and you can find out more about the app above from my review and the insoles at their website!
3D soles has graciously offered to give one reader a pair of insoles.
Leave a comment below with why you would want a pair of customized insoles.
This giveaway ends on February 7th and winner is to be selected at random!
If you cannot wait to try a pair, you can use the code lilrunner2013 for 15% off.