Cindy Custer

 •  August 21, 2017

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Just returned from a backpacking trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in NM. Our crew hiked close to 10 miles each day for a week on rocky, muddy, uneven terrain in wet and dry conditions. I carried a 35lb. backpack plus 4L of water and 3 days worth of food at a time and I only weigh 100lb. My feet had been aching on our weekend practice hikes leading up to the trip and I was concerned how they would hold up for more consecutive days. I also tend to have an issue with alignment which affects my right hip. A previous insert recommended by my chiropractor gave me limited help with that issue, but was uncomfortable and did not cushion the ball of my feet where I get sore carrying the backpacking weight. I also have kid sized feet and finding good inserts in my size can be a challenge. Enter Protalus. Not only was I able to find my size, but I also was able to find a pair recommended for use in boots. I bought two pairs. One for my boots and another model for my running shoes. Completed the hike and never had an issue with foot soreness or my right hip going out of alignment! Awesome product, worth every penny!
Gerad C.

Gerad C.

by Adri Sahagun • August 21, 2017

These are awesome for my feet. The insoles help me make it all day, with support & comfort. The best I've had.

Jodi A.

Jodi A.

by Adri Sahagun • August 21, 2017

I was apprehensive to try Protalus due to cost and because I was simply unsure what I was looking for in an insert. But the graphics in the ad showing how the Protalus fits and provides stability resonated and information from other reviewers helped me decide to make the investment. I chatted with a representative who provided guidance on sizing and suggested the M-100 for my son’s specific needs.
It took a few days of adjusting to wearing them, but they’ve been a game changer for my son. 

S. K.

S. K.

by Adri Sahagun • August 21, 2017

I was a skeptic, but wow!  I was surprised by how comfortable they first felt as opposed to orthotics because of the "give" they allow. The high "heel cup" was a real game-changer for me, as I need stability in my heels, and with Protalus there was no more friction/rubbing in my sore area that the orthotics created.