REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – SmartSole Exercise Insoles

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Did you ever think about how much you walk each day? Even on days that I am not walking for exercise I do a lot of walking around the office and around the house. My first major weight goal is in sight and I want to use every means possible to reach it. Over the summer the folks that make the SmartSole Exercise Insole asked me to review their product.

About the SmartSole Exercise Insole – The SmartSole™ Exercise Insole helps you burn more calories & tone muscles with every step you take. It’s like having a gym in your shoe! … SmartSole™ enables your foot to go through a gentle rolling motion enabling the heel, arch and then toe to touch the ground in sequence. Cushion, roll forward, and then roll off. Comfortably. Naturally, like you’re walking barefoot on sand. This optimal gait stimulates your metabolism, speeds up muscle regeneration and works to tone and tighten your legs and butt.

I accepted the review. What could it hurt, right?

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I have big, wide feet. Boats, basically. The SmartSole comes in three sizes for women – Small 5 1/2 – 8, Medium 8 1/2 – 11, and Large 11 1/2 – 14. The sizes are unisex, so for men they can fit shoe sizes sizes 7 1/2 – 13. I got a size Large and immediately started wondering before they’d arrived if I’d gotten the wrong size and how they’d fit. I didn’t have to wait long to find out. My SmartSoles arrived quickly. The SmartSole consisted of a hard gray plastic heel cup that sits in the bottom of the shoe, covered by a thick, cushiony green gel insert that is designed to reduce and redistribute shock.

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I have to wear black walking shoe/sneakers to work every day, five days a week. I chose to put my SmartSoles in them. They were  yeart or so old and getting sort of flat and at the end of some days my feet hurt. Surprisingly, the insole right right into my shoes and didn’t wiggle around. Ok, size issue addressed – they are sized like they say they are. Next question. How would my feet fit in them and how would my feet feel. For those wondering how one thing can fit several sizes, the insoles do not take up the entire inside of your shoe. I’d actually call them more of an insert than an insole, as they sit in the back of the shoe. SmartSoles can be put into any shoe with a back. Once you place them into your shoes just put your shoes on and carry on with your daily routine. My feet fit into the insoles perfectly. They were surprisingly comfortable, something I wasn’t expecting. After wearing these for over a month I can honestly say that I’m more comfortable in them than out of them. You can feel the arch support, both in the shoes and when you take your shoes off. My feet don’t hurt the way they used to either.

SmartSoles retail for $29.99 per pair and are available for purchase online at smartsoles.com.

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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, an 18 year old, and CJ, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music, favorite band is Oleander. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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72 Comments

  1. why do i need these insoles, all my shoes are worn in good and i think that these insoles would help my back feel better when walking

  2. I want to try this because I spend so much time walking everyday that I want to burn extra calories on top of that !

  3. I would like to try these because my podiatrist insists I wear insoles.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. I have a ton of foot problems and am looking for somthing to help ease the pain of just standing and walking. I’m a high school librarian and am constantly running around helping the students and the teachers, as well as making sure everything is put away properly. I’ve bought several new pairs of athletic shoes in the past few months (I’m trying to get back into shape too) and they have not helped either. Who knows,maybe these new insoles will work. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  5. I would like my husband to try them. He has to stand on concrete for over 10 hours a day and his legs and feet really bother him.
    he could benefit from the improvement of speedier muscle regeneration
    copperllama atyahoo dot com

  6. I do a lot of walking and running around and I would love to try these out so that my feet won’t hurt so bad after a long day.

  7. Well, this summer I started working our local library . . . my job is to shelve all the books and audio/visual media . . . and I’m on my feet all day. For the first time ever, I feel like my shoes don’t have enough cushion in them . . . I’d totally give these inserts a try.

    Thanks for putting this giveaway together!

  8. I would love to try these. After having two kids my body isn’t the same and I’m trying to lose the weight. I’d love to see what these can do for me.

  9. i would love to win these for my daughter… she is on her feet for a solid 6 hour shift as a baker and she could really use these.
    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  10. I’d love to wear these when I’m out shopping. Whenever I take my kids to the mall, my feet start hurting from all the walking. I think it’s because of the concrete floors. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  11. would love to try these. my feet always hurt and i work on my feet at least 8 hours a day. Have to wear the black non skid shoes and they are not comfy! I also do LOTS of walking at work (I work with dogs and we do lots of dog walking).

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