After injuring my feet playing basketball wearing the wrong footwear, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. Not wanting to spend hundreds on custom inserts thought I would try these Protalus inserts out. I read the reviews how people got instant relief and were out running marathons. That was not my case. I got the first generation inserts, and I could tell they were helping, but no miracle cure. Since they were helping some, I decided to get a second pair for my other shoes. I got a pair of the new inserts. The first few days my feet hurt something horrible. The instructions that came with the new insoles said this could happen. However, after a few days, my feet adjusted to them, and the pain went away. Now a few weeks later I find that my feet are doing so much much better. My Plantar Fasciitis is causing me less and less discomfort every day. Still no miracle cure, but the inserts have made a remarkable difference in just a few weeks. If you have Plantar Fasciitis give the inserts a try. They are well worth the small cost.
If you need insoles desperately for your plantar fasciitis and you can't afford custom ones, these are for you! I am a 24-year-old nurse with horrible plantar fasciitis, and Protalus insoles have been the best ones I've found so far.
Pain drives people to explore other options. I am a nurse of fifty-three years, believe me, I know the pain of my feet, legs, and hips! I want to discover the cause or reason for my pain to correct it, not just mask it.
I received my inserts today just before heading off to work. I'm a long-term care nurse and spend 8 hours on my feet on a concrete floor. As if that wasn't enough of a reason to need something that supported my feet...
Please use the helpful chart below to find out which insole is perfect for your shoe type.
Is Ideal for the following shoe types:
SHOES WITH THIN INSOLES
The slimmer shape of the Model S makes them more ideal for shoes with thin insoles. They should improve comfort without changing the fit. Some examples of popular shoes with thin insoles are Converse All Star’s Chuck Taylor, Nike’s Free series and most Vans.
LOWER PROFILE SHOES
The lower heel cup in the model S will provide a better fit in low profile shoes. The thicker forefoot and higher heel cup in the model T may cause the insole to stick up out of the back of the shoe. Some examples of popular low profile shoes that will work well with the Model S include the Adidas Samba and most skate shoes.
Dress shoes are generally made of a more rigid upper material making the model S’s thinner forefoot tend to be a better fit. Some examples of popular dress shoes that will work well with Model S include Steve Madden’s Hestonn and Oxfords.
The slimmer shape used in most cleats makes the model S generally a better fit. Some examples of popular cleats that will work well with the Model S include Nike’s Hypervenom, Puma’s evoPower 1 and Nike’s Lunar Vapor Ultrafly.
The thinner forefoot and less dramatic heel cup make the Model S tend to be a better fit in casual shoes. Also, for less intensive activities the less extreme contours of the S will provide more comfort. Some examples of popular casual shoes that will work well with the Model S include Converse All Star’s Chuck Taylor and Adidas’s Stan Smith.
At 4mm, the model T is thicker than the model S, making it less likely to change the overall fit of shoes with thicker insoles. Some examples of popular shoes with thick insoles that will work well with the Model T include New Balance’s 574 and 481.
The Model T is wider than the Model S. Using a model S in a wider shoe might leave some wiggle room for the insole potentially allowing it to slide around in your shoe. Some popular examples of wide shoes that the Model T will work well in include Keen’s Austin and Presidio.
Golf shoes tend to come with thicker insoles making the model T generally a better fit. With a higher arch and a more dramatic heel cup, the model T can also help with balance. Some popular golf shoes that will work well with the Model T include FootJoy’s DryJoys Tour, Oakley’s Cipher 4 and Adidas’s Adipower Boost.
Boots tend to come with a thicker stock insole making the 4mm model T generally a better fit. Also boots are generally worn for more vigorous activities so the higher arch and more dramatic heel cup will provide better support for being on your feet for longer more intensive hours. Some examples of popular boots that will work well with the Model T include Timberlands, CAT’s Diagnostic and Red Wing Shoes’ Ashby
No matter how much you have used our insoles we will refund your full money at any time within 90 days from your purchase – we do not need a reason. You return them to us – we refund without questions.
Many of our customers get several pairs of insoles for these reasons
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Convenience: Avoid the hassle of removing and re-inserting the insoles whenever you change shoesDifferent Model: If you got a Model S for light shoes, also get a Model T for boots (and vice-versa)For Loved Ones: Get a pair for your partner, parent or child
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UNSOLICITED ENDORSEMENT FROM MS. SENIOR AMERICA
“ For the first time in 25 years I don't have pain when I walk. I suffer from an injury that I sustained forty years ago, when I hit a pole going down hill on a sled Thank you so much! I am getting more pairs for my other shoes. Btw, I am Ms. Senior America 2012 and I am 75 years old.”
-ELISABETH HOWARD MS. SENIOR AMERICA
Unsolicited Endorsement from Former NFL Player Dan Esposito
“I’ve had two major surgeries and lots of trouble with my knees. I am now mostly pain free because of Protalus insoles. I bought a pair to try and then bought 4 more for my other shoes. I just wish you also had something I could use with my flip flops.”
-DAN ESPOSITO DAN PLAYED IN THE NFL FOR THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS AND NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
“Great product. I'm on my fifth pair and bought one for my wife as well. Flat feet feel better with Protalus.”
“Love love love these inserts!!! Getting more so I don't have to keep switching them!.”