I recently had the pleasure of walking the red carpet at the worldwide premier of Cars 2 in Hollywood. I’m a barefoot girl at heart and only wear shoes when it’s a must, so I was not looking forward to finding a pair of shoes that were both comfortable and stylish. I was pretty sure I’d have to give in to fashion this one time and walk the carpet in pain.
Luckily, Dr. Scholl’s sent me some info on their products just before the event and when they found out I’d be hiking all over Hollywood for the week, they kindly sent me some of their great products to make it easier. First, I shopped for the most comfortable shoes I could find in my size, which is not easy because I wear a 10 wide. I found what I think are the most adorable black pumps with about a 1″ heel (at 5′ 10″, I don’t need a lot of extra height). The shoes were mostly comfortable, but the toe area pinched a bit (the Nordstrom’s sales person assured me they’d stretch out with wear, but I wanted them to be comfortable, now!). Thankfully, Dr. Scholl‘s sent me everything I needed to make them comfortable from the moment I put them on.
First I added the Dr. Scholl’s For Her Open Shoe Insoles. What I liked about them was that they had gel for comfort, but fabric that absorbed sweat on the side that touched my feet. The also didn’t add bulk to my shoes that made them too tight. These are not rugged insoles, they add a bit of comfort – if you need more, you’re probably expecting your heels to feel like slippers, and that’s not going to happen.
Adding the Open Shoe Insoles was easy. I simply pulled off the clear protective cover to expose the adhesive, positioned them inside my shoe, adjusted them as necessary, and then smoothed them down. They’re undetectable in my shoes and even better, I can’t feel the edges whatsoever. Cheaper insoles aren’t tapered as well and cause problems at the seam. They also ended at the ball of my foot so even if my shoes hadn’t been black, they wouldn’t have shown under my toes or worse, extended beyond them. These can be trimmed down to fit your shoes (sizes 6-10), but as you can see, they fit mine beautifully without a trimming (which is good because I didn’t take scissors with me).
I carried the Dr. Scholl’s For Her Fast Flats and Rub Relief Strips in my purse. It wasn’t long before I realized the toe area wasn’t stretching out like the salesperson had stated, so in the ladies room of the theater I pulled out the Rub Relief Strips and dispensed about 1-1/2 of the tape, removed the
protective strip, and adhered them to the inside of the top of my shoes. Instant relief! I was a little worried that my sweaty feet would cause the tape to be dislodged and have it pop out of my shoes, but it didn’t.
I knew we’d be going to the football field of Hollywood High after the movie for the after-party and I could have worn the Fast Flats, but I opted for a pair of sandals I’d brought with me. I needed the extra protection the sandals provided since it was dark and I couldn’t see the ground I was walking on. The Fast Flats are great for an emergency, but they don’t offer protection for punctures and I couldn’t be sure what I’d be walking on.
So, thanks to Dr. Scholl’s, I think I looked pretty spiffy that night and more importantly, I was completely comfortable. I’m in LOVE with the Rub Relief Strips and they’ll be a permanent fixture in my fashion arsenal for sure!
Additional Dr. Scholl’s for Her products you may want to try:
- Smooth My Sole micro file
- Fast Flats
- High Heel Insoles
- Ball of Foot Cushions
- Open Shoe Insoles
- Rub Relief Strips (2.5 feet)
Dr. Scholl’s For Her products are available at most retailers locally as well as online.
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