Customer tips for wearing high heels and flats without pain. Learning from customers is learning from the best source when it comes to finding out what works and what doesn't for foot comfort. I love customer feedback and have used it to improve the shoe inserts I sell for high heels and flats. I have synthesized the following customer reviews from my website www.killerheelscomfort.com and from Amazon.com and Amazon.ca reviews for high heel shoe inserts and ball of foot cushions.
I have divided selected customer feed back into the category: Customers surprised that shoe inserts from Killer Heels Comfort actually work ! And : Customer comments on how Killer Heels Comfort shoe Inserts worked for them.
It is odd to have customers write they didn't think a product would work, bought it anyways and then were surprised that it actually works as described ! I take the comment of being surprised that Killer Heels Comfort inserts work to mean that my customers have probably been fooled in the past into buying shoe inserts or insoles that don't work as described.
Products targeted to women are hyped a lot so it is no wonder that women are skeptics. Every product for women is supposedly 'wonderful' or 'fabulous' or 'perfect cure'. A tip off that a product is not as good as the brand's hype is if a comparison of the positive to negative reviews on a brand's own website to those on Amazon are very different. As an example, the ratio of good reviews to bad reviews for a brand of high heel shoe insoles on the brand's own website is 7:1 positive to negative ratio but on Amazon.com the ratio of good reviews to bad reviews is 1:1 with just as many negative reviews as positive ones. The brands hype about how wonderful the high heel insoles are is evident on the brand website but not in Amazon's customer reviews. What is going on? Check it out for yourself.
Customers are surprised that shoe inserts from 'Killer Heels Comfort' actually work !
BETH P., Pretty good; 05/04/18: Wasn’t sure till I put them in my shoes- they Really Work
Linda C. Got me through a wedding; 01/26/19: I had a wedding coming up in the early summer so decided to give the Killer Heels inserts a go. Well, I danced all night as the saying goes. Amazingly the inserts did the trick and while I can't say my shoes were as comfy as my usual sandals I managed to survive the event in relative comfort. I thoroughly recommend them.
ELLEN R.; I was pleasantly surprised; 04/19/18; I ordered my first inserts in 2016, and didn't really expect much from them, I'd tried them all, and nothing worked to keep my flat feet from sliding forward in my shoes, I'd given up high heels altogether. I was pleasantly surprised not only by the fact that something that looks so simple worked, but that they work so well. I'm buying more, not because the others are worn out, but because I've bought more high heels. Thank you so much.
RM C.; Happy wedding guest!; 10/30/16: I wore the high heel inserts in my very high heels to a wedding of a friend and was comfortable for the whole night of about four hours in heels. I was surprised because with these heels I usually have to change to flats long before the night is over....I have tried it and absolutely loved it. The inserts are like no other and they make the world of a difference for women who like to wear their heels in comfort. I would most definitely purchase these inserts as they are a great investment. (note: the reviewer received a set of inserts)
MARIANNE G.; Finally a shoe insert that actually does what it is designed to do! ;04/01/16: ...my narrow foot kept sliding forward in all my shoes, but especially my sandals making my toes hang off the ends. I have tried ever other type of shoe insert to try to help with what I thought was just my feet getting to old to wear my favorite heels any more. Killer Heel Inserts have solved all my shoe challenges. No more sliding. No more toe overhang and surprisingly, no pain when I wear my new favorite heeled sandals!
Lora Belle; Shoe Magic; 11/13/18: I had a pair of brand new shoes, the slide style that’s trending today, and I could not keep them on my feet. I’ve tried Dr Scholls gel inserts on other shoes and the gel is annoying to me. I found these inserts with Poron foam and it was like magic. My toes had something to grip so the uncomfortable 1 “ heel shoe I couldn’t wear was transformed into my favorite go-to every day pair. What a difference they made
NILOU S.; Inserts that work; 02/10/17: Finally found inserts that I would use and that work! They prevent my feet from slipping/sliding (so my straps aren't digging into my feet 2 mins after I wear them) and feel as though I’m walking in much shorter heels (they make 4 inch heels feel like 2 or 3 inch heels instead). I love that they are washable and so comfortable I forget I'm wearing them :)
Lees Rodionov: Most comfortable shoes pads I have every tried!; 9/02/18: I was a little skeptical having tried several other high heel shoe pads before. I wear high heels to work every day and was having pain on the ball of one of my feet. I got these based on the reviews from others. They came yesterday and I put them in my shoes this morning. Wow! I can't how comfortable they are...I highly recommend.
Customer feedback on how Killer Heels Comfort inserts work in different types of shoes
Great product! Saved my feet from sliding! Very comfortable pads!,
Perfect! Keep my loose shoes from slipping and add some extra cushion.
I have had the forefoot inserts in my training shoes for a few weeks - They work great to keep my toes from bruising (I used to have the toe nail on my right big toe turn purplish), but now my toes and nails stay pink! I like that the cushion under the ball of the foot is soft and springy too
Perfect tiny cushions for tiny flats - I love these inserts for my flats I was able to wear them all day for morning and afternoon sessions at an aboriginal issues conference. The floors are hard so I was a little worried about being on my feet all day as the organizer, but my feet held up great with no pain on the ball of the foot. I know that no other cushioning would fit into my black ballet flats without terribly crowding my feet.
Perfect for wedge sandals with a medium heel! - The inserts were just perfect. They kept my toes from overhanging. Not really uncomfortable in heels that aren't real high but more like an irritation. I was able to wear my shoes to work and walk in them all day without my toes hanging out. I got compliments too from my co workers for having nice feet too! It took some fiddling about to get the inserts at the right angle, but when they were in boy did my shoes feel good I would recommend these to everybody, especially anybody who wants to wear their shoes comfortably for a long time.
Best ever for flip flops - I've tried many things to keep my toes from hurting in flip flops , these really worked & no thick post either, and no more post digging in between my toes. They kept my flip flops on my foot too, that was a bonus.
Stops my toes sliding forward into a pointed toe pump - I really like this system of toe and heel support. The toe pad particularly feels effective. The little ridge sits nicely along the valley at the base of the toes and acts like a brake. Very clever. I guess the soft ridge on the heel pad does the same thing and helps too, but the toe support feels like the main worker to me. I like the softness under my heel anyway. Good job
Big Help - I could only wear these pumps about 15 min before the inserts. Once I placed the inserts inside the pumps I was able to wear them 4 hours. Great improvement! The instructions are detailed and will require your undivided attention and several readings :)
Great inserts! - I love these inserts. The best I've tried! No pain and no burning feet. Great!
Little expensive but nice on - Little expensive but nice on the feet
Pads - Love the shoe pads. Did help with the situation.
Seems to help - Need to wear the shoes for a couple of hours to really find out. They certainly made walking in my heels more secure and comfortable but I wouldn't say I could spend all day in my heels now.
Great - Inserts fit perfectly and were easy to install.
High Heel Inserts - Although, the instructions were a bit confusing your product is a winner.
Got me through a wedding - OK. I'm 67 and mainly wear very comfortable almost flat shoes. Also, I have narrow feet which slide downhill whenever elevated. I wanted a pair of shoes I could wear in Winter with skirts so no open-toed sandals would do. I bought a beautiful pair of shiny black shoes with a high (to me) heel. I wore them to a funeral and was hobbling by the time I left. I had a wedding coming up in the early summer so decided to give the Killer Heels inserts a go. Well, I danced all night as the saying goes. Amazingly the inserts did the trick and while I can't say my shoes were as comfy as my usual sandals I managed to survive the event in relative comfort. I thoroughly recommend them.
High heel inserts - Loved the shoe pads; wore them at an event for 5 hours with no issues; danced the night away and did not need to remove my shoes. Just ordered 4 more sets!!
Comfortable wedding shoes! - The inserts arrived literally in the nick of time for the wedding. I found them a little fiddly to get them into the right places on the shoes following your guide, but after that I was sailing! They are so very comfortable and my feet certainly felt the benefit of the lovely soft padding. I managed all day in my heels without any complaint, they did the job perfectly.
Inserts that work - Finally found inserts that I would use and that work! They prevent my feet from slipping/sliding (so my straps aren't digging into my feet 2 mins after I wear them) and feel as though I’m walking in much shorter heels (they make 4 inch heels feel like 2 or 3 inch heels instead). I love that they are washable and so comfortable I forget I'm wearing them :)
Second time buyer, love the inserts - I was very happy with the inserts, so I ordered them again. And thank you so much for the extra pair, very generous. I think that your product is just great. I also, like that personal note on back of your business card. I will tell all my family and friends about your product.
Happy wedding guest! - I wore the high heel inserts in my very high heels to a wedding of a friend and was comfortable for the whole night of about four hours in heels. I was surprised because with these heels I usually have to change to flats long before the night is over. I would like to write a testimonial reviewing the incredible product called Killer Heels Comfort Shoe Inserts.... I have tried it and absolutely loved it. The inserts are like no other and they make the world of a difference for women who like to wear their heels in comfort. I would most definitely purchase these inserts as they are a great investment.
Long-awaited salvation for a wide-foot size 10! - As the title says it all, I have wide size 10 (on my best days) high-instep feet. I already go out of my way purchasing comfortable enough (and insanely overpriced) shoes- and even then it seems to be next to impossible to find something that is stylish and comfortable. These inserts solved this problem of many years for me. They add the perfect final touch. I even managed to pull high heels off during both of my pregnancies (when galas and business meetings are somewhat unavoidable). Highly-highly-highly recommend!
Comfort is the word! - I usually only wear heels on special occasions and so for the first time, I enjoyed an entire event without thinking of my feet! Thank you for your great product. So worth it
All Night long.- Ever since I discovered these new inserts, I have finally been able to wear my heels for an entire night without feeling the discomfort I usually experience after about an hour and a half. I wore my heels for six hours on Saturday night with no discomfort at all, and that includes dancing salsa! I am going to install these inserts in all of my heels! Thank you!
Happy feet! - My shoe inserts work great! My foot doesn't slide forward and my high heels feel more comfortable.
With the inserts in my heels I was able to run, walk up and down stairs - The inserts from Killer Heels Comfort made my feet so comfortable when I wore heels for more than a few hours at a time! I love how I was able to run, drive and walk up and down stairs easily with the inserts in my heels.
Tricky but comfortable - The instructions are a bit tricky, but once complete its worth the effort. The inserts are very comfortable. A warning though for strappy heels that are already very tight in the toe area, the inserts will add a bit of height and squish toes even more.
I'm wearing heels again - I had to give up heels many years ago - old age, sigh. But just a few weeks ago I had a memorial for a friend's husband. I wanted to go out of respect & also dress nice. I had a pair of heels I had not worn for a while & that were a bit loose, but they are black leather so they would go good. I bought these inserts, actually my daughter found them, she's helping me put in this review too. The inserts really helped, My shoes have never been this comfortable. They stayed on my feet instead of falling off like they used to - and I was able to socialize with so many people all afternoon without my feet being in pain at all.
Bye-bye slip n' slide toes - I have quite a few peep toe or open toe heeled sandals and booties, and while I love the look of them, they can be a little impractical when my foot begins to slide forward and my toes hang out over the edge. Learning about Killer Heels' promise to solve this problem, I decided to try them out during a recent trip down south in my new heeled sandals, especially since warmer climates and sweaty feet can make things even more slippery. I am happy to report that these inserts not only kept my little toes in place but that they also added a new level of comfort that allowed me to stay on the dance floor a lot longer than usual. I can't wait to see what they do for my other heeled shoes!
My feet don't slide forward in my heels! A wonderful feeling! -The best part for me about the inserts is that they completely stop my foot from sliding forward in my heels. They do this much better than anything else I have tried - and over the years I have tried every insert made for high heels. I want to take all my dusty heels from my closet and wear them again, now that I know I won't have painful pinched toes. I'm looking forward to my next social event where I get to wear heels, instead of dreading it !
The inserts are great! - The inserts are great! I used them in an uncomfortable pair of pumps, and I wore them all night walking around and my feet felt great! They also helped my feet from sliding around in the shoes which prevented blisters. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wears high heels!
Make my feet feel great. Bought a second set - I can't say enough great things about these inserts! I've had foot problems for years, limiting the styles of shoes I could wear. These inserts have changed all of that -- they are like little clouds for my feet and completely take the pressure off my problem areas, even when wearing heels. Best investment I've made in years!
Omg!!! Just received an apology letter from owner/creator of this shoe insert with 2pairs of new insert. They really work as advertised. Will certainly tell everyone and will be a buyer for life!!
These inserts are great. The insert is super soft. They really helped with cushioning my feet, which is great when you are wearing heels for a long time! They also helped keep my feet from sliding in my shoes.
These inserts work well and make shoes comfortable. I have never been happy with all the variety of shoe inserts on the market, for various reasons: a very high instep, planter fasciitis a year ago, a broken ankle and hesitant return to heels this year, and copious amounts of travelling from opposite climates within 12 hours (i.e., cold feet swelling in heat or vice versa). As a picky customer with a fondness for heels, I have to carry around various products to adapt to changing conditions within the same day. But these inserts are truly wonderful! They are like walking on air, and I had no pain on the ball of my foot when wearing (kitten) heels on cobbled streets in the heat, in new shoes. They are bouncy, and most importantly really do mitigate slide to the front of the shoe. Whether or not that has to do with the shape or size of my feet I cannot say, but for me they worked brilliantly. I will say that I think they should be cut and backed for packaging a little bit better, but I had no issues with them staying in place.
Love these! I can't believe how much better my heels feel! Will reorder when needed.
What I have learned from customers negative reviews:
Silver Moon; I really wanted to love these; 09/22/18 ...I wanted to try these because I liked the idea of the weight transfer pad and they got great reviews! So I made it through the wedding and they actually were comfy! The problem is wearing them AGAIN. I used the permanent adhesive and it is absolutely not permanent. After maybe 2-3 more wears, The cushion started slipping and the sticky stuff was sticking out and stuck to my foot. The cushion on the other foot started cracking... (Note: the customer likely used a petroleum based product on her feet that dissolved the adhesive after a couple of wearings. There is now a warning on the label to avoid petroleum based foot care products when wearing the inserts).
Luckieonemom; Did not work!; 11/09/18; Applied as instructed, however, chose not to use permanent adhesive. The temporary adhesive did not stay; actually lost 2 pieces at wedding. (Note: There is now a warning with the shoe inserts, and in the listing, that states the temporary glue foam squares provided with the high heel sets are mainly for correctly positioning the inserts so the permanent adhesion of the inserts is in the right place. The warning states that with the temporary adhesive the inserts may loosen when worn, especially during vigorous activity).
LATICIA; Tricky but comfortable; 10/21/16: The instructions are a bit tricky, but once complete its worth the effort. The inserts are very comfortable. A warning though for strappy heels that are already very tight in the toe area, the inserts will add a bit of height and squish toes even more. (Note: There is now a warning with the shoe inserts and in the listing that states that the inserts should not be used with shoes that are already too tight. There are also many blogs about how to buy high heels with the warning to never buy heels that are too tight.)
I provide warnings about not using mineral oil or petrolatum foot care products. I warn that putting Killer Heels Comfort inserts -or any inserts -into shoes that are already too small is not a good idea and will crowd the foot. I also warn that the temporary adhesive of the foam glue squares are mainly for fitting purposes, when worn they may slide and need re adjusting and they are not intended to be used in vigorous foot activity. The the permanent, bonding adhesive is more appropriate for vigorous activity such as dancing in heels.
Some common petroleum based products that contain mineral oil or petrolatum and are used for foot care are: Johnson's Baby Oil (almost 100% mineral oil), Vaseline (petrolatum, petroleum jelly), Gold Bond foot cream and even the first aid cream called Polysporin contain mineral oil. All plant based creams and oils are safe to use with the inserts. The brand 'Green Cricket' makes an excellent thick hand cream/foot cream. 'Burt's Bees' foot cream is also safe. Look on the label to be sure there are not the words 'mineral oil', 'petrolatum' or 'petroleum jelly'.
There are many bad hacks for high heels put forward on the internet as 'helpful advice' from bloggers for desperate high heel shoe wearers.who want pain relief. Three common bad hacks are splinting of toes, wearing thick socks inside high heels, and stretching too tight high heels by freezing water inside them. Believing and carrying out the bad hack of taping toes or wearing thick socks to stretch shoe may permanently damage your feet to that you can't wear any shoes at all - flats or high heels - without pain. For the bad hack of freezing water in tight shoes to make them fit well - the harm is in believing that too tight high heel shoes can be made to fit properly and continue to buy too tight high heels !
When a customer wrote in an Amazon review that the ball of foot inserts I sold were "like magic" I was inspired to write a scientific explanation about the impact on foot comfort from using rebounding PORON foam shoe inserts. I answer the question of how do the inserts work? How can tiny 2.5" x 1/4 " pieces of foam hold back the full weight of a grown woman when her feet are on steep slanted ramps, AKA high heel shoes? And in addition to holding back the feet from sliding forwards the shoe inserts cushion the foot, make walking with a natural gait in heels possible, make legs less tired, keep slides on feet and stabilize high heels so they don't wobble!