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Also Killer Heels Comfort shoe inserts for high heels were patented after the Corporette.com "Guide to Comfortable Heels" was printed. These inserts are much better than the ones mentioned in the guide, which are variations of inserts for high heels that have been around for 20 years or more and continue to have problems in function and fit.
The main flaws of gel inserts are that they don't hold the forefoot back from sliding forward, they fit badly on most women on both height under the arch and length and cannot be customized, they get slippery when damp, plus they are bulky and push the foot upwards under the heel increasing wobbliness in heels.
The only excellent shoe inserts for high heels currently available are Killer Heel Comfort high heel shoe inserts. They cushion high heels at the ball of the foot with uncrushable, never flattening PORON foam, they are designed ergonomically to allow for normal function of the big toe for propulsion and the little toe for shoe stability to stabilize and cushion high heels while holding the foot back from sliding forwards. They can be customized to ensure that the thickest cushion is under the ball of the foot, and the orientation of the inserts are exactly at the same orientation as the wearer's foot. The inserts never crowd the foot - but cushion it very well - because the cushioning is only where it is needed and not everywhere that it is not needed where it will just fill up the shoe causing crowding of the toes. By holding back the foot from sliding forward at two places with a toe grip under the toes, and an arch grip at the front of the heel the foot is stabilized in shoes, kept from moving off the heel of the shoe thus relieving the ball of the foot of excess pressure.
Ball of foot cushions have many problems. Too bulky, too hard, don't hold the foot back from sliding forwards and don't stick - even falling out of a shoe! Since 40% of ball of foot pad reviews on Amazon are fake making a good buy is difficult. This chart is based on analysis of 600 reviews to help you.
Review the ranking of the Best and the Worst in high heel shoe cushioning. See if you can find the one you wear most often, and compare it to the other six.
The 'secret' to making sure you get high heel shoe inserts that will work for you and give your foot maximum comfort is to never buy or wear high heels that are too tight. Customize your high heels with foam inserts that have at least three important features. 1. The cushioning should never crush. The 'new springy foam' feeling should last forever. 2. The cushioning should be soft, never hard and slippery like gel or a rubber/plastic combination. 3. The inserts should hold your foot back against gravity 100%. Much of the pain of high heels is from toes and forefoot being crushed. Bonus if the inserts you choose stabilize your high heels to stop wobbles - a big help in platform heels or high heeled sandals.