When I was in my 20’s and living in LA, I prided myself on my ridiculous shoes. The higher, the better. Most nights out would end the same way, me barefoot, hailing a cab on some filthy street. But if that was the worst of it, I considered myself lucky. More often than not, a spill would be involved too. Take this one for instance.
I’m at The Viper Room with some friends, back in it’s heyday, meaning it’s filled with lots of A list celebs. Low and behold, it’s the end of the particularly fun evening and who do I see but Christian Slater? Not one to let some teetering heels stop me, I decide to introduce myself (and I do mean teetering. I still remember these shoes, 6 inch patent leather wedges, no platform so you’re basically tippy toe). I give my practiced line that always worked when meeting someone famous, he of course looks charmed. We shake hands and I bat my lashes-mission accomplished. BUT…as I am walking away, I trip. And not just a trip, a spectacular fly through the air and land on all fours trip. I absolutely ate it. I jump up as quickly as I can and run to my friends mortified, asking “He wasn’t looking right? Tell me he wasn’t looking!” Oh no Stef, he was looking the other way, they promise. Except he was looking, they confessed the next day. And. He. LAUGHED! So, I threw the shoes away. After I fell in them 4 more times….
Flash forward to my 30’s, and my current residence in the desert. 10 months of the year I am in flip flops-sturdy, comfy flip flops. I still buy stupid shoes. But I have less opportunities to wear them. So now I have even less practice. And in addition to the always present chance of falling, I have added an admission- heels really hurt. Even if you’re used to them, let’s face it ladies, they’re no flip flops. But I am not wearing flips to dinner. I’m not wearing them to a wedding. And I am definitely not wearing them to Vegas. What’s a girl to do?
Enter Dr. Scholl’s! In business since 1906, and their business is feet. Who better to help me make my heel occasions more bearable? I always envied all those people who were “gellin”, in big comfortable boats-for-shoes to begin with and now they have cushy gel inserts too?! Well ladies, Dr. Scholl’s has answered my prayers with the “For Her” line. “Incredibly comfortable insoles uniquely designed for women.” In tons of different shapes too for any type of shoe you may own. Plus, the line also features products that helps with shoes that rub, pedicure tools, lots of different scrubs and creams (like a pumice foot scrub, which sounds fabulous) and items for those with more serious problems than just stupid shoe addiction (things like corns and bunions).
We got 2 products to review, the Ball of the Foot Cushions which are inserts made of waves of cushioning, massaging gel. They also are said to stay firmly in place, yet they can be removed without damage to the shoe (Yay for that! I’ve ruined some shoes with lesser quality shoe inserts and it burned me up.) We also got the Heel liners that are designed to prevent shoes from rubbing the sensitive heel area (because really, is there anything worse that a blister on your heel?)
So what do you think, wht review team? Are these products just what the Dr. ordered?[ratings]