When looking for a high heel insole or insert to prevent or alleviate pain, there are quite a few options.
Do you go for foam, gel, or resin?
Do you consider shape, function and structure?
Do you buy an insole that need to be replaced every 6 months or one that is designed to last a lifetime?
These are all great questions.
But today, let's talk about size and length options.
Some high heels insoles are a 3/4 length insoles - meaning they run from the ball of the foot to the heel.
Others are shorter in length.
Some are one-size-fits all.
Others are sized to match your foot.
With all of these options, do size and length really matter?
A million times, yes.
3/4 length insoles - whether they are gel or foam insoles - are designed to cushion the foot beginning at the ball of the foot through the heel.
The two biggest brands on the market offer 3/4 length insoles.
Brand 1's products measure 11.5 inches and 12.2 inches.
Brand 2's product measures 9.8 inches.
If 3/4 length insoles are designed to cushion from the forefoot to the heel - a 2+ inch difference can make a world of difference. How do you know which one is best for your foot?
These products will most likely be too long or too short your foot.
Which leads me to size.
Brand 1's products come in one size (for shoe sizes 6 to 10).
Brand 2's product is one-size-fits-all.
With women's shoes ranging in size from 4 to 12, I find it hard to believe that ONE size can fit all. Or even that one size can fit most.
That's like saying bras and belts could be one size fits all (or most). Could you imagine!?
One of the many things we love about Vivian Lou Insolia Weight-Shifting Insoles is that they are NOT 3/4 length insoles nor are they one-size-fit-all (or one-size-fits-many).
Our insoles measure less than 7 inches in length (for all sizes). So nothing goes under the ball of the foot.
Our insoles don't cushion pain. They prevent pain. Our insoles rotate the heel bone back and up so that weight is shifted off the ball of the foot to the heel and feet do not slip forward in your shoe.
Our insoles are pre-sized for a perfect fit. They come in 4 different sizes so you don’t need to stretch them; trim them; or adjust them to fit your feet.
So if you're wondering if size and length really matter. They do.
Why not give Vivian Lou Insolia insoles a try today and experience the difference a correctly-sized insole that prevents pain (not cushions it) can make!
Have you tried 3/4 high heel insoles? If so, let us know how they worked for you in the comments below.
p.s. If you aren't 100% satisfied with Vivian Lou Insolia insoles - return them with our forever money-back guarantee!