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Debbie Perkins

Debbie Perkins

by Adri Sahagun • November 03, 2017

I’m a retired pharmacy technician. I moved up to the state of Washington in 1977 from the state of Oregon. I became a pharmacy technician in 1995. I retired from the hospital in 2016. I’m a new retiree, still learning how to be retired. I have two children, a son and daughter, and dog and 4 grandkids. We’ve been married for 44 years. I have a lot of arthritis in my body, I had bunion surgery on both my feet. My parents had feet problems too.

Wynn Land

Wynn Land

by Adri Sahagun • October 30, 2017

I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my left knee and have had meniscus’s surgery on both knees. I also have had plantar fasciitis in both feet. Over the course of 15 years, I have done everything to help stay active without being in constant pain. Since wearing my Protalus Insoles I have been pain-free..

Karen Solomon

Karen Solomon

by Adri Sahagun • October 30, 2017

I have spent a small fortune on insoles to help with the pain in my toes, ankles , and knees. Nothing worked, no matter how much the cost. I have broken one ankle, torn tendons in the other and broken my big toe. Add to this, age and degeneration of fluid on the knees and having to wear steel-toed shoes at work and my feet began to hurt more and more every day. I had arthroscopic surgery on one knee and it didn't really help, so I've pretty much tried all the insoles on the market. I really had not found any relief until I decided to try the M100 insoles...

Greg Boltz

Greg Boltz

by Adri Sahagun • October 23, 2017

These are the best thing I have ever ordered. I've had constant pain in my right front thigh, from hip to knee. The doctor says I have arthritis in my back that is causing it. I was recommended some exercises, stretches and a strong opiate. After 2 to 3 weeks of using the Portalus ET 75 my leg pain is completely gone.

Mora Chartrand

Mora Chartrand

by Adri Sahagun • October 18, 2017

My Protalus inserts are better than my $499 custom orthotics! I love that they stabilize my alignment and prevent my ankles from rolling in. And when plantar fasciitis flared in my left foot, they made walking much more comfortable. Thrilled that Protalus brought out the new model (half-length) for use in shoes with non-removable insoles. Now I can wear shoes I thought I'd never wear again. 

Elizabeth Hinkle

Elizabeth Hinkle

by Adri Sahagun • October 03, 2017

When I ordered my insoles, I had a lot of problems with my back, knees, ankles, and feet from psoriatic arthritis and SLE lupus. I received them about three weeks ago and put them in my crocs. I had previously used a Dr. Scholls machine that showed I put all my weight on my heels and the side of my feet away from the arch. As soon as I got my insoles I started wearing them. They were tight across the top of my arches. However, despite this discomfort, I knew I needed to persist in wearing them, viewing them in the same likeness as braces for your teeth. Within a week my arches stopped hurting. 

Diane Laue

Diane Laue

by Adri Sahagun • September 29, 2017

I bought these for my husband because of the alignment issues he has. My daughter is a Physical Therapist and has told him this a number of times. He is on day 2 of wearing them and notices a big difference in how he feels and walks...

David Klawitter

David Klawitter

by Adri Sahagun • September 21, 2017

My name is David Klawitter, I live in New York. I’ve lived here my entire life. I’m a retired registered nurse and spent the vast majority of my career on my feet. Through High School with track and running cross country took a toll on the knees, joints, and soles of my feet. Now I work part-time  in two funeral homes, and again I spend significant time on my feet. And had noticed that over the years I had developed quite a problem with my soles of my feet, getting sore, hurt, then my hips start to bother me, due to the wear and tear over all the years.

Paul Scheuch

Paul Scheuch

by Adri Sahagun • September 14, 2017

I was a certified and licensed trainer athletic trainer in the State of Pennsylvania. if someone wanted to go to the podiatrist and pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars, for a foot cast and a valuation and so on. That was their prerogative. But this is the alternative that worked for me. It’s very reasonable for what I got. It was only $80, very reasonable for what I got. Dr. Scholl-esque off the rack, size ten, slip them in and hope for the best, there was  some arch support and cushion, with this over the counter product. But nothing like the prescription arch support his product provides. 

Cynthia Alexander

Cynthia Alexander

by Adri Sahagun • September 14, 2017

I’m on my feet most of the day on concrete floors because I work two jobs. And I was really having a problem, I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning because my feet hurt so bad. Then I just broke down and said let me try the insoles...

Anthony Sasikar

Anthony Sasikar

by Adri Sahagun • September 12, 2017

I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. I work for 3M as their head global talent acquisition. I’ve had problems with my right leg for a long time. I had an accident 20 years back and have been hurting ever since. It was a road accident on a bike, my lower Tibia was broken and something went wrong with my knee. I’ve tried other insoles, some of them have helped and others haven’t.

Jennifer O'Bryan

Jennifer O'Bryan

by Adri Sahagun • September 01, 2017

I ordered these insoles for my husband. He works in a hospital and is on his feet 8-10 hours per day. After wearing them the first full day, he could feel a considerable difference in his knees. He states that his feet no longer feel tired at the end of the day...