Influenster has been showering me with free items to review the past couple of months and I’m Loving it!
About a month ago they sent me some Dr. Scholl’s Active Series shoe inserts to try out so that I could review them and tell the world. I was excited to receive them, thinking it meant I could start the Couch to 5K program again before the weather got cold. Of course, right before they came in the mail I suffered a mystery injury to my right foot and ankle that ruled that out. I can’t imagine why my foot would be hurting just because I walked around Farmer’s Market for 3 hours in 2 year-old flip flops, can you?
When my package came I was excited anyway, even though I knew I wouldn’t be jogging anytime soon. I love getting mail!
I had no idea what to expect from the Dr. Scholl’s Active Series inserts since I have never purchased or use any kind of replacement insoles before. I thought they would be going on top of my old ones and I took an odd amount of pleasure in getting to rip my old inserts out of my junky old Reeboks. Adjusting the size of the inserts was simple: you place your old inserts on top of the new ones and trace them. Then you use some regular scissors and cut the extra off. I had to trim just a bit more off the end but they fit perfectly after that.
I didn’t do any jogging, but I took a few walks in my new and improved shoes and I am officially a convert! Dr. Scholl’s Active Series inserts are wonderful! It was like getting brand new shoes. I know that I’ll need to get actual new shoes if I get back into jogging because shoes are more than their insoles, but for now these feel fantastic. My aching foot/ankle felt and feels a lot better with the extra support and cushion provided by the Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Inserts. They ARE more than I would normally spend on something like this because I am such a huge tightwad. BUT, at $20 for the pair, they have extended the life of my old tennis shoes and saved me from having to spend $60-$100 on a new pair for the time being, so I would say they are worth it. I could probably even get away with spending a little less on a pair of shoes and swapping out the insoles for the Active Series insoles to bring them up to par.
Thanks, Influenster, for the Dr. Scholl’s Active Series upgrade on my old shoes. I approve!