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Mora Chartrand

They're the best thing that ever happened to my feet.

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. 

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Mora Chartrand
Jeff Jones

Instantly, I could walk with no pain, the first time in years!

Unbelievable! I have had left ankle pain for years, stopping me from enjoying the great outdoors. Spent $500.00 on orthotics. They said they would help with the pain, flat feet. They did not. Saw the ad for these and read the stories, and decided to give them a try, I mean for the price you could not go wrong. Ordered a pair. Got them, and thought really! Put them in and walked in a market and instantly, I could walk with no pain...

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Jeff Jones
Sean Houston

You just saved me over $670. Thank you Protalus for being on facebook.

You just saved me over $670. The foot doctor and the insurance company tried to make me pay $749.35 for orthotic ...

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Sean Houston
Sales
Elizabeth Hinkle

I am not an individual who is easily impressed by products and these insoles have truly amazed me!

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. 

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Elizabeth Hinkle
MS, Post Doctorate
Diane Laue

My husband is on day 2 of wearing them and notices a big difference in how he feels and walks.

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...

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Diane Laue
Greg Umphrey

Cannot recommend this product enough. I have just ordered my second pair. Thank you

As an anesthesiologist, I am on my feet and moving all day. In addition, I workout every morning before work. I had developed severe plantar fasciitis and lower back pain. I tried stretching, injections and multiple inserts without success. I have been wearing Protalus M100 inserts for about a month now and the plantar fasciitis is gone..

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Greg Umphrey
Anesthesiologist
Brad Houchen

I truly believe this product may have saved my life....or at least extended it immensely. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

I don't know where to begin. At 42, my metabolism was slowing down   and the weight started to rise. I've had severe pain in both ankles for the past 15 years. I've had to quit playing golf, basketball was out of the question and waking up in the morning was a massive chore due to plantar fasciitis. I was nearly set to go under the knife for what my podiatrist called the "around the world" surgery. I don't know how it happened but I was exposed to your product early this year and thought "why not". All I can say is a resounding Thank You!  I've never felt better...

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Brad Houchen
District Manager
Paul Scheuch

Someone did their research to develop this product. This a product that any medical professional would love to represent.

As a medical professional, I dealt with athletes for 38'years. I always stressed the importance of proper alignment of the kinetic chain especially in distance running athletes.. After retirement I started suffering foot, ankle and medial knee pain from running all my life. 

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Paul Scheuch
Athletic Trainer
Steve Meltzer

Had them a week and I've noticed a significant difference in the pain in my back.

So far so good. Very happy with these insoles. 

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Steve Meltzer
Painting Contractor
Jennifer O'Bryan

My husband is awfully glad I ordered these for him and we highly recommend them.

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... 

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Jennifer O'Bryan
Doloreslei Chang

He started using the insoles and no longer has pain like he used to.

I want to say how happy I was to meet Stacy Matthews at our National Ergo Conference. I was able to obtain 2 pairs of insoles, 1 for me and one for my SO. I can't wear mine yet as I'm scheduled for knee surgery, but my SO loves his. He has always struggled with back and arch pain. He started using the insoles and no longer has pain like he used to....

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Doloreslei Chang
Ergonomist
Karla L Booker MD

I'm an active physician, who lived in high heels my entire adult life. The very first time I wore my Protalus inserts I had absolutely NO PAIN!

I'm an active physician, who lived in high heels my entire adult life. When menopause hit 2 years ago, I started a C25K program to battle early diabetes. I was doing great, until I developed both plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis and was barely able to walk without pain.

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Karla L Booker MD
Bonnie Weberman

I purchased a pair for my husband...WOW! He loved these... He says they feel great! Just ordered a second pair for him . Thank You!

I purchased a pair for my husband, as I was often nagging him about his posture and gait. He had stopped using his custom orthotics as they were uncomfortable. WOW! He loved these... so much  so he asked me to order a second pair  within two days of receiving the first pair...

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Bonnie Weberman
Cindy Custer

Completed the hike and never had an issue with foot soreness or my right hip going out of alignment!

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.

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Cindy Custer
BSA volunteer, backpacker, hiker
Alyson Keenan

6 weeks later my husband has no foot pain at all.

My husband has very bad heel spurs. He went to the doctor and they gave him a pair of insoles, after one month he had shredded them as a janitor at the local school. Very worried about having to have surgery. I bought him a new pair hoping it would help; didn't do any good. Then Protalus showed up on my Facebook feed. 

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Alyson Keenan
Alison Dyson

"IT’S BEEN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS SINCE I RECEIVED MY INSOLES, AND I SEE MY LIFE CHANGING RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES!!!"

This review is going to be a long one... I HOPE EVERYONE WITH FOOT PAIN WILL TAKE TIME TO READ IT!  MY LIFE BEGAN TO CHANGE THE NIGHT I CALLED CUSTOMER SERVICE AT Protalus ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO!!!!! I’m going to start with a little background of my pain and what I’ve had to deal with over the years.. then, on to the BEST part!!  The part where…

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Alison Dyson
Nurse
Carol Ann Ahmed

These insoles are magical.

These insoles are magical. Seriously, though, I had my first painless run in months after using these. Before using the Protalus insoles, I had ankle pain during and after my runs. I also had persistent plantar fasciitis. I could tell the difference with the very first run. I look forward to using my second pair when I play tennis.

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Carol Ann Ahmed
Diane Costlow

NEWS FLASH----AMAZING!

I have been a hairstylist for over 45 years, and needless to say have given my feet, knees, legs and overall body a beating with all the standing. I have searched for good supportive footwear. I have even had custom made orthotics. Even then by the end of the day my feet and legs were hurting to the point that doing much after working was minimal. I found Protalus a couple of weeks ago online and thought maybe they have "the support " I need. NEWS FLASH----AMAZING! Received my insoles and...

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Diane Costlow
Betsy Ann Crabtree

Thank you so much Protalus for making an insole that is affordable, comfortable, and reliable! It makes a difference!!!

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.

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Betsy Ann Crabtree
Nurse
Joyce Holloway

I noticed improvement the first few days with my Protalus!

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.

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Joyce Holloway
Nurse
Tricia Dowell

I am so pleased with this product, I could shout it from the rooftops.

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...

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Tricia Dowell
Long-term Care Nurse
Jack Sodoma

It was like a miracle... pain went away all together.

It was like a miracle. I felt some popping in my knees and hips, then my heel start to feel funny, then the pain went away all together. I have been wearing them ever since.

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Jack Sodoma
Steven Silvano

I wear them in my golf shoes and I have so much better balance!

I had ACL reconstruction on my right knee and have been wearing these for over a year. Amazing when I have them on and when I don't my feet and knees hurt again.

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Steven Silvano
Cory McBride

It’s remarkable, I have walked 54 holes in 3 days and run just over 6 miles and there is no pain.

I am an avid amateur golfer, with aspirations of being more. I generally get out and play 4-5 times per week and practice equally as much. A couple years ago, I started to get sharp pains in my foot when I was playing, more so when I walked while I play. After a couple trips to the doctor, I found that I have plantar fasciitis in my foot, something…

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Cory McBride
GOLF ENTHUSIAST
Darryl Watkins

Don't wait! Give them a try you will not be disappointed.

I can't believe it. It's like I am in a dream, the other day I made an appointment with my podiatrist because my feet were hurting so bad. He gave me one of those painful shots. Once again my feet continued to hurt, I am flat footed and have Plantar. I have been following this site for 2 years but was afraid of trying because of the price plus I figured that they would be like all the rest. Well March 26th I decided to take a chance...

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Darryl Watkins
Matthew Hamilton

am shocked at how quickly they have reduced my level of pain...

I have to say I was skeptical when I started to see Protalus in my news feed as a "suggested" page. We're all the reviews legit and real?!?! I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis for the past six months, and I was starting to believe that I would never walk/run without pain again. Having started treatment with a chiropractor and ultimately moving to a podiatrist I started to lose faith.....$1000 later I was still dealing with pain...laser heat treatment...new shoes....custom orthopedics....nothing was working. I have been using my Protalus now......

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Matthew Hamilton
Jean Emerson

I love my Protalus insoles.

I love my Protalus insoles. I honestly did not believe an insole bought online could be of benefit to me. I was desperate, though. I have Achilles tendinitis and pretty bad back pain from bulging disks. I have worn them away from home three times now, and I was so wrong. The best test was today at the mall Christmas shopping. Any shopping usually leaves me in so much pain. Heel pain and the bad back worse than ever. I am tired but it doesn't hurt my feet at all, and my back is even in less pain than usual. Amazing. I have a dear friend....

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Jean Emerson
Lynn Himler

No surgery or cortisone shots - these insoles work!

No surgery or cortisone shots - these insoles work!

These insoles work really great for me! No more aching back or knees, I never thought it possible without surgery or cortisone shots every 6-12 months. This product has changed my life - I don't have any pain like I've had for I can't remember how many years now. I ordered this pair for my workboots.

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Lynn Himler
Judy Szurek

My feet feel so much better and don't hurt after a long day of work!!

My feet hurt less!!

I am an avid runner, physical education teacher, and coach and spend a lot of time on my feet. I developed plantar fasciitis in August 2016, and I was wearing the Green Feet brand. They were ok but a little too hard. I thought I would give protalus a try and I love them. My feet feel so much better and don't hurt after a long day of work!! They have a lot of support, and the arches have a lot of cushion in the heel area. Thank you for such a wonderful product!!

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Judy Szurek
Matthew Steiner

I had wasted hundreds of dollars on useless inserts...

Dear Protalus,

I recently purchased your product after many years of suffering extreme heal pain. As a disabled retired Army Paratrooper, I had wasted hundreds of dollars on useless inserts trying to ease the pain caused by years of wearing boots for duty and jumping out of airplanes. Even the insoles I was given by the VA hospital were garbage. I only wish I'd ordered a second pair when I placed my initial order, however...

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Matthew Steiner
Christina Blake

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

After years of suffering from heels spurs and plantar fasciitis and buying every type of insole I could find with no relief, I just happened to run across this facebook page and thank goodness I did. I ordered a pair and let me just say wow. I took them out of the box and thought they did not look like much, how was this going to help me? I work 80 hours some weeks and sometimes walk 27,000 steps a day. The pain I had before in my feet, knees, and legs would...

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Christina Blake
Patricia Kleinbrook

My feet don't feel tired. They feel great.

Ok. I bought my Protalus shoe inserts last week. Since I had broken my foot skiing over 50 years ago, I didn't expect much help. My Drs. have repeatedly told me how flat my feet are and how much I needed a GOOD shoe support. Well, I received my supports today, and all I can do is smile and tell you how wonderful my feet feel --after 50 years of suffering. These do work! My feet don't feel tired. They feel great. I even want to sleep with my shoes on tonight. Any questions? Ask me. I'm a real person! Thank you Protalus.

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Patricia Kleinbrook
Mike Cantu

Big Huge "THANKS!", To Protalus

It has been almost a year since I came across Protalus insoles via F.Book as I was recovering from having a badly broken lower tib/fib rt above the ankle joint that required major surgery to repair! I was not able to put any weight on the ankle for 60+ days, then starting physical therapy about 3.5 months after my surgery. I already knew that I had some pronation before I was injured because working in the outdoor sports biz with lots of shoe brands attending tech training for fitting running shoes. As I was going thru my physical therapy sessions, I was having pain and inflammation, especially when trying to apply weight to the repaired ankle. I started thinking......

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Mike Cantu
Wilfer Henderson

Thanks to Protalus!

I am Wilfer Henderson, NSCA-CPT, and I run 5K races as a pleasure I have purchased many different shoes that have only helped get me through races, but on this morning I placed the inserts in a pair of shoes that would cause me pain when I run. The results are that I ran 4 miles and went from a 8:55 per mile pace with pain to a 8:28 pace on my first day of using these inserts without any pain, and for a bonus I could have finished even faster, but I was anticipating the usual pain in my quads in the 4th mile which was run at 7:26. Excited about my next 5K on Saturday, looking forward to a new 5K record on a hard course. Thanks to Protalus!

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Wilfer Henderson
Lisa Poole-Johnson

I will Never go without them.

I generally don't give 5 stars, but after suffering from plantar fasciitis for two years, my husband bought me these insoles. They have changed my life!!! They are worth every penny and more. I have had shots, and orthopedic insoles and THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT REALLY WORK. Don't let the way they look make you think they don't work because they do. It took a good two weeks to get used to them, but now after five months, I can say I will Never go without them. I am eagerly awaiting their new line for heels and sandals.

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Lisa Poole-Johnson
William Molner

It did work for me when nothing else did.

This product absolutely worked for me! I have plantar fasciitis and have tried several remedies from custom foot prosthetic inserts from a podiatrist to over-the-counter foot inserts. Nothing really worked and my pain seemed to move to different areas of my foot. I saw an ad for the Protalus insert that touted the benefits of foot alignment as a remedy for plantar fasciitis. I was very skeptical but after reading many favorable reviews of the product on various websites, I decided to buy a pair and try it. I followed the instructions to start wearing the Protalus insert only for a couple of hours daily and.....

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William Molner
Steffanie Yang-Wei

Protalus, THANK YOU for making a DIFFERENCE!

Bought these last year when they did a hospital visit. I am a Nurse and a long time Runner with some back/knee issues; wear them at work and for my runs. I had both professionally fitted ones, where I paid $400 and other brands expensive and did not last. Loves these! These have....

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Steffanie Yang-Wei
John Knopp

This is the solution to my problem.

I came across the Protalus insoles on FaceBook. I have had issues with my feet hurting for most of my life but had not sought out any but the most rudimentary of insoles to correct this issue. I figured, "What the heck. I'll try them." Well, let me tell you. This is the solution to my problem. I primarily chose them for the exercise routine I attend with Jazzercise. I also bought a new pair of shoes with a wider stance. I would advise anyone buying these that they do take up some space in the shoe. You may want to...

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John Knopp
Wanda Rakes

Thank you for developing such an awesome product that works.

I am an RN. My profession keeps me on my feet for long hours. I was experiencing various leg pain and muscle aches for years. I purchased my first set of Protalus insoles this year. I am pain-free now and my legs feel rested on my days off. Thank you for developing such an awesome product that works.

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Wanda Rakes
Diane Fortune

Try them, what do you have to lose but pain.

When I purchased Protalus Insoles, I was looking for something to help with foot and knee pain from having flat feet due to fallen arches. I have to admit I was skeptical at first as I had tried others, but I was pleasantly surprised at the relief I had gotten from Protalus. I will, and have, recommended them to family members that struggle with proper insoles issues also. I am thinking of purchasing more so that I don't have to play put and take with different shoes. Try them, what do you have to lose but pain.

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Diane Fortune
Pilar Godoy-Ochoa

I can't live without them.

I have been suffering from planters fasciitis for three years, and I had tried several insoles, some are the short kind, and they move as you walk and are not comfortable, the ones that are long are bulky, and the shoes feel tight, but none of them gave me the relief they promised, I ordered the Protalus Insoles I use every day, they fit in my tennis shoes perfectly, I started using them as soon as I got them and the pain disappeared. I love them; I use them with different shoes I can't live without them.

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Pilar Godoy-Ochoa
Wendy Pippin McNamee

I will never go back to any other kind of insert!

I have a herniated disc, as well as a bulging disc in my lower back. I had been fighting excruciating pain for a while and wearing a back brace at work, and sometimes even at home to try and alleviate some of the pain, because it never would go away completely, no matter what I did. I was also taking 800 MG of ibuprofen every 6 hours, and even that wasn't helping. My doctor prescribed different meds for me that I did not want to take, and I even had shots in my back. I decided to try Protalus...

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Wendy Pippin McNamee
Diane Orton

I'm a true believer in these inserts they have given me a new life!

Yes, I have given these inserts a rating of 5. I had PF for over a year, but that is not why I now wear them. I have tried two other types of inserts one were Perfect Feet, and the other an insert purchased from my chiropractor ... The insert from my chiropractor ( I quit going) caused me hip pain and caused an off gait. The insert over rotated my left foot. I since have had ankle discomfort and low back pain. I visited a podiatrist who suggested " Custom made Orthotics. The cost would have...

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Diane Orton
Rebecca Lucas Gregg

I have faith these inserts are the answer to my prayers.

I started using the inserts in late August, and already have noticed a difference. I had been using custom-made inserts but realized they were not completely working the way they should. These inserts fit so much more shoes than the others did, to which I am grateful. It has taken me a little while...

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Rebecca Lucas Gregg
Cindi Hull Holland

Not one ounce of pain.

I have chronic foot pain and bunions. I work 8 hours a day on a cement floor and generally walk about 7 miles a day. My poor feet hurt so badly at the end of the day I can usually not stand and walk after resting without waiting for a few moments for the pain to alleviate so I know my feet can hold me. Today I used the Protalus insoles. Not one ounce of pain. I look at them and can't imagine why. They just don't look like much. They fit nicely into my Nikes and my dressier shoes without crowding or pinching. The heel does elevate some and makes my toes touch the end of some of my snugger shoes, but it didn't bother my bunions at all. Smacks of magic!!!!

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Cindi Hull Holland
Joyce Baranak

Thank you Protalus For saving me and keeping me pain-free for over one year now!!

These insoles are the best thing ever! I was getting so frustrated with Plantar Fasciitis pain. I suffered on and off for over three years; I almost gave up the Jazzercise that I enjoy so much. I tried numerous brands of sneakers, Under Armor, Nike, Asics & Muzino. I also tried various insoles by Doctor Scholls, Finish Line and a pair from a doctor. Nothing was helping until one day I came across Protalus on my FB newsfeed. I have been wearing my their insoles in my Muzinos for over a year now. Thank you Protalus For saving me and keeping me pain-free for over one year now!! So, If you're considering trying these "GO FOR IT" you won't regret it.

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Joyce Baranak
Rick Bullock

Still no miracle cure, but the inserts have made a remarkable difference in just a few weeks.

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....

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Rick Bullock
Charles Brewer

TODAY WAS THE 1ST DAY IN I CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN I HAVE NOT BEEN IN SUCH SEVERE PAIN

My insoles came in the mail yesterday. I put them in my shoes last night. OH, THE DIFFERENCE THEY DO MAKE!

A little of my history I am a 16-year law enforcement officer. I am currently assigned to our courthouse. My job utmost is to protect the judge. So I stand relatively close to the judge. Some people see this Judge shows on TV, and it last for an hour, and it's all over. For those who do not know it's at a minimum of eight hours day. I have been as late as two in the mor ning deal with the court. So my point is....

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Charles Brewer
Ken Garrison

I'm a believer in these and will purchase another couple of pair soon.

I have suffered from plantar fasciitis for about the last two years basically from not wearing the proper shoes and support. I would often have pain in my heel to the point of barely being able to walk. Also, I'd have pain on the top and side of my foot. Knee pain would typically follow from tendinitis. This went on for quite some time with only relieve from pain medication and rest. I saw that the ad for Protalus Insoles said...........

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Ken Garrison
Donnie Boyum

I could feel a serious improvement to my ankles, hips, and back. 100% improved.

I recently purchased a set of these insoles with the attitude that if they work cool if not they get added to the pile of failed tries. I own a landscaping company and I'm on my feet for hours, walk for miles and really put boots and insoles through the ringer. Anyways, I put the insoles in on a Monday and by Wednesday I could feel a serious improvement to my ankles, hips, and back. 100% improved. Look at your shoes, do you see the wear on the outside of the soles. Read Protalus recommendation they are on point. I'm at 2 weeks in work boots and I'm so satisfied and happy with this product.

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Donnie Boyum

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