I've dealt with plantar fasciitis on and off over the years, I over pronate, I have a heel spur, had to have a bone growth removed from my big toe, and my toes are kind of funny looking.
So I wasn't surprised when Profoot contacted me to try out their products.
I use custom inserts in my running shoes, but I wear regular inserts in my older shoes when I'm out and about. The first thing I tried were the 2 oz Miracle insoles. They are made of Vita-Foam, and are very light, the top layer molds to the shape of your foot. I broke them in while we spent the afternoon at the mall, they fit my shoe perfectly, and didn't slide around. For my feet, they're a good option for walking, but because of my high arch I need to stick to my custom inserts for running.
I have one toe on my right foot that tends to tuck itself under my middle toe when I run. I have a weird callus there that no pedicure can erase. Sometimes it gets sore, or a blister forms, so I stick on a band-aid until it calms down. This was a perfect situation for the Moleskin, which is made with Velvetex, a microfiber that allows skin to breathe.
I cut out a piece about the size of my toe, I noticed right away how soft the Moleskin was. I wrapped my toe sticky side down, and went for a run on the treadmill. It was much more comfortable than the band-aid, and it stayed in place until I took off my socks.
Last week we had several dry, sunny days in a row, so instead of running, I went biking! After the second day, my left heel was a bit sore, which happens when I first start riding again, so I figured I would try the plantar fasciitis heel insert.
These have a gel insert for shock absorption, and come with little stickers to anchor the insert to your shoe, which is a great idea. It did give my heel good support, and I think I'm going to wear these in my Frye Cowboy boots, because those make my feet hurt after a while.
Profoot is giving away a set of inserts, the heel inserts and moleskin, to FOUR winners!
That's it! Although for extra entries, you can tweet the giveaway, blog about it, follow me on twitter @MollySBaker, or are a friend of my blog. Just let me know what you did in a comment.
I'll choose a winner on Friday May 18th.
*Note: I was sent products from Profoot for the purpose of this review, the opinions on my product are my own.