I self-diagnosed myself (always a good idea with webMD) with a developing bunion and figured I'd get ahead of it before it got too serious. I wore the sleeve to sleep for the first night, and it was rather painful. However, with just the second use my toe and foot was starting to feel much better! Now I wear it almost every night, and it brings a lot of relief. I honestly wasn't sure if it'd work, but so far so good! I haven't tried the other tools yet, but the sleeve alone is enough for me to give this product 5-stars.
I received these on a Friday morning which was PERFECT as I was planning to hang out Friday night so of course I’d be in my heels. I slipped these babies in and tore up the streets of NY for hours- COMFORTABLY! They don’t slip and they have the perfect amount of cushion. Now you can wear your stilettos and not have the weird, tired “lady of the night” walk when you’re done... oh, stop! You know that walk- when your feet have had enough, one of your shoes is halfway off and now you’re unbalanced and limping and you kinda resemble a zombie prostitu... nevermind. Just buy the darn thing!
Love this! Helps soften every step and is very discreet. You can’t see it when you’re wearing them in your heels so it’s not tacky. Plus, they stick onto the shoe very securely as the adhesive is a gel so I don’t worry about them slipping as I’m walking. From what I’ve seen so far, they come off easily in case I wanted to remove them, so it won’t leave sitcky stains on my heels.
This metatarsal pad definitely works. It helped with my sesamoiditis and made walking more comfortable. The reason for the low rating is for durability. It was fine walking around at home with bare feet. But wearing it inside my sock to work, it only lasted two days before breaking. I got this because I've used other silicone pads that have a loop for your toe, but thats it. They never stayed in place and wrapped around my other toes, so I was hoping this one would be better. I had a lot of difficulty getting my boot socks on over it, shorter socks might better.
Good product but makes my tight shoes even tighter so it doesn’t work well for me and my big feet. Would probably work well for women with normal size petit feet. I have very wide fat feet so there is just no room for a comfy insert to help ease pain.
These items are soft and easy to use. They help keep toes straight, thus helping with the pain that comes with standing long periods of time. I have had them long, so can’t speak to how they hold up, but I don’t anticipate any issues either.
Generally I wait a bit longer to do a review but I recieved these foot pads today just in time for an event I had to attend with my daughter. I usually wear sandals because when I walk in arched shoes I tend to get alot of pain and tension in my front pads due to my nerve damage from the preassure and weight on the front of my foot. I put these pads in and the gel created a cushion relieving some of the preassure from walking in more formal shoes. I am very happy with the product because it was nice to be able to dress nicely with appropriate foot attire without having to arrive home only to feep throbbing in my feet from the preassure. And I even got a bonus second set in this box!
I had so much pain in the fourth toe of my left foot (next to the pinky) that I could barely walk. My podiatrist had recommended that I get a lift to put under the hammer toe until I could consider surgery. This product was miraculous! I tried it first on the middle toe as shown in the ad, and then on the affected toe, and in both instances got instant relief. It's comfortable with closed toe shoes as well as with sandals. Wearing socks or stockings is best to keep it clean and in place. A low-cost alternative to surgery!
I would have taken a picture, but i used them in a pair of closed-toed thigh high boots during my date night. They had a slight factory odor to them, but Im sure it’ll fade quickly. I mean, it’s going on your foot... you’ll never smell it outside of first opening the pack, so I’m not taking any stars for that. They are a smidge tricky to deal with on a closed toe, but it’s nothing you can’t manage. I thought the thickness would be an issue, but after walking around on them for 10-15 minutes they fit snug and comfortable to the bottom of my foot. That’s not to say that they’ll flatten easily, either. Shortly after I took my boots off I noticed that the pads thickened up again. All in all they made for a very very comfortable night in shoes that I normally have issues with after a couple hours of wear. I didn’t even notice that my feet weren’t hurting until we were on our way home. That’s how comfy these are. It felt like it was made personally for my foot. I can’t wait to order more of these for my other heels!
Im super impressed with these. They are great for instant back, leg, and knee pain. They have great adhesion and are super comfortable! They also helped me to stop walking ln the sides of my shoes. I definately reccomend these!
When I wrote my first four star review on the hammertoe protectors, I had only worn them once. I did not realize the importance of making sure the rings over the toes had to be tight against the foot. Since then I have only had great experiences using them. There are nights I even forget to remove them when I go to bed. Great, comfortable product that fits so well you don’t notice you’re wearing them even wearing shoes.
These were for my daughter and her pointe shoes. She shattered her big toe at one point and it had to be pinned together so these with a bit of lambs wool really help her. She is happy with these so I am happy with them.
I purchased these to wear in my three-inch heels for a special event. It is worth mentioning I wear heels only one or twice AND I have pins and screws in my feet from bunion surgeries a few years ago, so wearing heels is nearly impossible for me. But, darn it, I really wanted to look good! I bought these thinking I could at least look great for 45 mins to an hour before I switched into my flip flops, but my feet lasted much longer! I would guess about three hours, which was about an hour of standing around, an hour of sitting/eating, and then an hour of dancing. The only thing that was tricky was getting the positioning just right, where it not too far forward, not too far back. I had to pull it off and move it two or three times and they didn't damage my shoes and they still stuck well after being moved around. I plan to buy more!
I have a very demanding job that is very hard on my feet. I wear very uncomfortable heavy work boots. Over time I have developed plantar fasciitis which caused some of the worse pain I have ever experienced. This condition left me immobile for the most part until I found these orthotics. In just a day of wearing them i feel absolutely no pain. I don't know what I would do if I did not find these orthotics on Calceus. They are absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you VIVE HEALTH!!!!!!!
This product provides good support and you can feel a great difference. I have flat feet and definitely improves the pain on being on your feet all day. The sole is pretty thick on its thickest part, about 1/2 inch so using this with a low sneaker or shoe makes it feel like your feet and not all the way in inside the shoe. I'm in the construction business so I use it with high boots and it works great for that purpose specially when you need long hours on your feet. After a while you'll forget it's there.
I have bought many cushions/inserts for heels in the past but they have either been too thin or not comfortable enough. These are the perfect combination of comfort and stability. The material is really soft and stays in place. It offers great support to the balls of your feet. I put a pair in my work heels and another in some wedges. They did great in both styles. I love that they kept my feet from sliding down through my open toe wedges. Definitely recommend!
I purchased these for a friend who has plantar fasciitis and she can't stop praising these foot pads! She works in a nonprofit, community-outreach and is on her feet for hours at a time (even more so now due to the Covid-19 issue). By the end of some days, she is literally dragging her feet from pain and can barely stand upright even with having sneakers on all day. These pads have helped reduce the swelling in her feet as well as made wearing shoes on long work days comfortable again. She was also thrilled that this contains 2 pairs so that she has a pair to wear while the other is being washed. All in all, I think this was a great purchase that has really brought some comfort and relief to my friend.
I have PF for several months now, extremely bad. I could hardly get around. Tried everything and nothing helped. Came across these and decided to give them a try. Have been using them about 2 months and they are only thing I found that has helped. I'm still not 100% but way better than I was. I use them all the time and I would buy more if needed. I wear size 9 shoe and large support. So far they have held up great.
These are much thicker than the normal heel cushions you find in the stores. They fit perfectly fine in my tennis shoes along with my hard plastic orthopedic inserts. They are helping relieve the pain in my heel.
You can not beat the simplicity and effectiveness for the price. As someone who has had problems with their feet I can attest to the benefits from better muscle activation and recovery from wearing a more collapsed shoe. They are also easy to wear, even for longer periods of time. They finally help with correct toe alignment and aide in use of wearing a minimalist shoe. Thanks for the great product.
The orthotics I received from my podiatrist were destroyed by one of my foster puppies... I thought I would take a chance on these! I could not be happier! They are every bit as good as the ones I had, at a fraction of the price!! I see that I can get a dollar off on my next order, too!! So I will have TWO pairs of orthotic inserts since I am going to order a spare!!
I originally purchased these for my husband who works construction and is always running back and forth on his feet. He was always complaining of foot pain. I decided to get these in hopes they would help him atleast a little. He absolutely loves them. The gel is very soft and gives support on this feet. They fit my husband perfectly. My husband loved them so much I went and ordered myself a pair. I am a size 5 in kids and was afraid they would be too big for me. Boy was I wrong, they fit me perfect as well. The bonus is the gel inserts for your shoes. They stick really well. Love that these are washable as well. Highly recommend these
I would have given these a 5-star rating, but the stitching was a little too tight on my right foot pinky toe. It was kind of cutting into my pinky toe. I don't consider myself having big or wide feet. I tried adjusting the sleeve by pulling it up my foot more, but it didn't really help. Otherwise, they really help the pain in the ball of my foot.
Let me just say that I was skeptical about these sponges. However I’ve been using them for approximately five days. There is a market difference in the ball of my feet. That is, I have no pain whatsoever. I wear heels every day for at least eight hours a day (I sit at a desLet me just say that I was skeptical about these sponges. However I’ve been using them for approximately five days. There is a marked difference in the ball of my feet. That is, I have no pain whatsoever. I Walk in heels almost every day. These sponges provide a cushion that just changes everything. Definitely worth trying. Also, the sponges are not bulky so you can wear them and shoes and boots as I have tried so far.
I have ridiculously high arches and am recovering from two separate injuries in each foot (plantar faciatis in one, so def need to take extra care of my arch for that one) so I had been looking for extra support for distance running and just normal day-to-day walking about. These give my feet a nice 'hug' and I'm very happy with them, won't go running without them now. A tip on sizing as I was unsure which to get: I measured my arch and it was right at 8" so I got the smalls, they're perfect.
This product was recommended to me by an orthopedic doctor to help with a "floating" second toe, due to a bunion. I chose this brand after much research and helpful reviews. This seems to be working, as it's easy to put on, comfortable to wear, and keeps my toe anchored vs overlapping my other toe. Great product!
I got these foot pads to help prevent tired and sore feet at the end of the day. I have tried plenty of brands, all within different price ranges, but overall, all of them either didnt help to begin with or worked only for a short time until flat. These pads are THICK and nice and SQUISHY. In a good way! I will have to admit I couldnt help squeezing them in my hands for a bit before trying them on because they felt so good and resilient. I was a little worried about how they would stay in place because of some of the other reviews, but I dt have not had that problem. Wore them for a full day and they didnt budge. I did wear socks the whole time, so maybe that helped. Have worn them for a week straight now and so far, they feel exactly the same as day one. They seem like they will last quite awhile-finally some foot cushions/pads that stay put and give relief!
These heel cups were exactly what I needed to prevent chafing on my feet. I use them in ballet flats that came up too high on my foot and rubbed it in the wrong way. By elevating my foot, the shoe falls in a good place and now they are comfortable to wear! The sticky part on the bottom is important. They prevent the heel cup from sliding. Try to put it in the right place the first time. I changed the position a few times on the first one I bought, making it lose its stickiness, so it slid in my shoe. The other one hadn't lost its stickiness and was working great, so I bought another pair! I'm using these in two pairs of shoes now and am very happy with them. Even if they eventually lose their stickiness, I would definitely buy them again.
I wear a size 10 wide width . I wore them one time already In my shoes and they stayed in place . I do hve to get used to my toes stretching a lil with these type of products which has nothing to do with this sleeve. But I believe this will be helpful with more usage over time .
after using the same orthotics for ages much to the dismay of my PT she finally convinced to invest in a new pair. I've had ankle, hip, and knee surgery along with back problems. I have flat feet and over flexibility in my joints leads me to favor the ins of my feet. I've used these for the past 3 weeks just in the gym and the difference is incredible. I can get through a workout without my feet curling in pain and feel so much more stable.
These are quite comfy, and took me a tad bit to get used to, as the heels are raised over the whole foot platform. I'm also a tall person 6'2" - now it seems like I'm 6'3" ha! They do help with long periods of standing. I got a job a bit back where I was on my feet and active the whole shift, and hadn't been for quite a while, and at 270 pounds, I didn't expect my feet to hurt, but oh boy did they! Three hours into a shift my arches would cramp, and it was real agony to stay on my feet. These do seem to alleviate "some" of that, but they DO make any shoe/boot more comfortable...period.
I was informed by a Doctor that I had Plantar Fascitis and I purchased these to see if they would assist. One word AMAZING, I've ordered another 2 pairs so I can put them in more shoes. I love walking and these have helped me to get rid of the pain.
These are the first set of insoles I've ever purchased. These replaced some worn out insoles in my cleats that lacked cushioning and was causing my feet to feel tired and hurt during and after my weekly games. I was pleasantly surprised they fit perfectly in my Nike Speed cleats without needing to be trimmed at all.