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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Syono Gel Insoles


Syono Gel Insoles

Being disabled, my feet suffer a lot more abuse than most people. My big toes are pointed out instead of straight, like most able-bodied people's toes. This causes the tibial and fibular sesamoids of my feet (the 'ball' beneath the big toe) to protrude on the sides of my feet.

I've used other insoles/inserts, including brand name insoles, and could never really get a complete comfort to them.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Syono Orthotic Shoe Inserts and Gel Insoles are a set of orthotic insoles and inserts that provide cushioning and support to alleviate pain throughout your body. They absorb the shock your feet receive from everyday motion.

Walking, running, and standing become easier and less painful. Syono Orthotic Shoe Inserts and Gel Insoles are highly recommended for those who stand or walk on hard surfaces all day, those who have constant or recurring foot and heel pain such as plantar fasciitis, and those who would like to get the most out of their day without accumulating the damage done to our feet by daily activities.

Every insole comes over-sized so you can cut them to whatever size you desire.
Upon opening the package, I had skepticism. These insoles are VERY thin and very flimsy in the toe region. I know they have to be, so they can be inserted, but the place I need the cushioning is on the ball of my foot, not the heel, where all the cushioning is.


^^after trimming to my size^^

I'm just going to cut to the point. Disabled people are going to need a LOT of help to use these. As I've said in other reviews, I have pretty good dexterity in my hands and fingers. I had a hard time cutting through the gel to trim it to my size. I could not get these to be perfectly round like the toebed of a shoe. It's jagged and blocky.

Trying to insert the insoles was just as difficult. The toe region constantly bunched and folded when trying to insert them. I finally just folded the toe region in half and inserted them as far as I could, hoping they would 'flatten' into the correct position.

Once in the shoe, they are comfortable and undetectable when wearing the shoe. That's the only upswing to them.

You can order your own pair from Amazon for $17.45.

FINAL THOUGHTS
While the insoles are comfortable in the heel area, there's not a lot of support or cushioning in the toe region, where the majority of foot stress is.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Only if you're able-bodied and have no foot deformities or issues.

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

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