Bought this item due to really bad pain in my heel. They arrived really fast and after a quick trim to size I fitted them in my boots. They felt odd at first which was explained on the website. I only wore them for short bursts over the first few days....as you might do new shoes and they soon felt more comfortable. Wearing these combined with some stretching exercises and ice packs has seen off the pain and I am free to walk normally again. I would certainly recommend anyone try them if they are suffering from plantar fasciitis.
These insoles are well made. At first, they feel very hard on the feet but this is the support you need if you suffer with PF and you do get used to them. They are expensive but better, in my view, than the half size orthotics which can slip down into your shoe.
Insole seemed very close to the arch of my foot to begin with, but I soon lost awareness of this, and my foot felt well supported. I have worn them daily on hilly terrain and have been very happy with the support they give.
I bought these insoles because I have plantar fasciitis and problem knees and I was training to do a marathon hike for charity in the Lake District. They were amazing I managed the whole 26 gruelling miles with them inside my walking boots and I recovered enough to go to work 2 days later. They were brilliant.
Although l chose the small size l still found them to be too big for my normal shoes. After cutting them down l was able to fit them inside my garden shoes which l wear most of the time to get some relief, hence only 3stars.