My feet are often sore, especially in the summer. Having little pillows in your shoes certainly alleviates that, and that's just what the Amopé Gel Insoles feel like - pillows. They're so comfortable and very cushiony. The only complaint I have is that they have started to unstick up by the toes, which drives me a little crazy, but that just means I'll have to go buy another pair soon. They are very affordable and easy to apply.
I have a stylish pair of flats that I keep at work, but I find that wearing them all day strains my arches. I was interested to see if these gel inserts by Amope would make my flats more comfortable to wear.
Each insert is made of thin clear gel material and labelled with an “L “ or “R” to let you know which shoe to put it in. Insertion was easy. Simply peel off the plastic backing on the bottom side of the insert and then adhere it inside your shoe. The stickiness made this process a bit tricky and some re-positioning was required. The insert peeled off easily enough when I needed to readjust. Once placed in the shoe the insert stayed put.
My shoes are on the smaller and narrower side (size 5/6), so I was surprised to find that the gel inserts did not really provide full coverage for the entire shoe. The heel of the insert was narrower than my shoe, and the gel inserts did not reach all the way to the end of my shoe. I also noticed that the inserts did not really seem to curve with the usual curvature of each shoe. Additionally, flats are notorious for poor arch support, and these inserts did not appear to have any extra support materials for the arch area.
Despite my initial concerns, in terms of actual comfort these inserts worked surprisingly well. My feet felt comfortable all day. After an entire day of wearing my flats at the office, I noticed that my arches were not sore at the end of the day.
Overall, these did provide additional foot and arch support and made my flats more comfortable to wear. I am happy to have added these to my flats and will continue to use them on a regular basis.
I received this product at a discounted price in return for my honest review.
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