Wearing heels of any height can be concerning - particularly after surgery whether it's knee surgery, bunion surgery, or back surgery.
But all is not lost!
If you're not ready to give up your beautiful shoes, you may want to try our Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles.
Designed by a podiatrist and engineered by a rocket scientist, our insoles ever-so-slightly rotate the heel bone up and back to shift weight off the forefoot and stop the feet from slipping forward in shoes.
This shift in weight straightens posture, improves ankle stability, and significantly reduces strain on knees, hips and back.
For years, women have had tremendous success transitioning from "ouch" to "ahhh" thanks to Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles.
But don't take it from me.
Take it from women who still strut their stuff in heels - even after surgery!
Heels after hip surgery.
"I had hip surgery almost a year ago and have not been able to wear any kind of heal. I purchased the Vivian insoles and was able to wear 3” inch heels for a wedding. I was amazed at how much better I could walk not having all the weight in the ball if my foot." ~ Carol B.
Beautiful shoes after bunion surgery.
"I wore a pair of two inch sandals for 12 hours yesterday that normally I had to take off after 2 hours. My situation is different because I had bunion surgery on both feet four years ago and my toes had to be fused to avoid them coming back in a year. That means two inch heels is the max for me and even that would stress my toes. So these are a miracle for me!" ~ Diane M.
"I have seen so many shoe companies or insole companies that “claim” to have made shoes comfortable. EVERYTIME I have been disappointed. A few years ago, I had OLB surgery (old lady bunion) and I just have not been comfortable. I put these insoles in my favorite pair of boots that I can’t wear them very long. When I got home, I realized that my feet didn’t hurt! WHAT?!?! No way! WAY!!!! Thank you Vivian Lou! You have allowed me to wear heels again!" ~ Mary M.
Fabulous footwear after foot surgery.
"I thought these inserts would just be another gimmick, but I tried them and they really work! I have had surgery on my feet and I was thinking about forgetting about heels forever. Now I am going to buy a pair of these for every pair of heels I own. This product is opening a whole new world for me! Love, love, love them!" ~ Dawn M.
"I couldn't believe what a simple-looking piece of material would do. With pinched nerves and having had foot surgery, my feet ALWAYS hurt. Would I give up my heels? Not on your life. Magic. Pure magic." ~ Polly G.
"I thought it probably wouldn't work for me due to prior foot surgery. Best decision of my life. Where have these been all my life? I am not a stiletto wearing person and my typical heel height is less than 2 inches. However even this low of a heel put a lot of pressure on the ball of my feet. These inserts solved that problem by shifting the weight to my heels. I slipped on the shoes with the inserts and it was like a bought a new pair of shoes. They were so comfortable I wore them for hours without the pain I normally experienced. I highly recommend these." ~ Cindy F.
Amazing shoes after ankle surgery.
"So comfortable... After having ankle surgery I seldom wear heels but these inserts allowed me to to wear my heels the entire evening! It was also nice that they stayed in place and did not slide." ~ Jacqueline M.
Back at it after back surgery.
"I will admit I was skeptical at first but the idea of being pain feee after being on my feet in pretty high heels for eight hours sparked my attention. Well these inserts are amazing!!! I suffer from chronic lower back pain and have even had surgery and since wearing these inserts the pain is gone! I love these and will continue to order more!" ~ Lori S.
"I installed these insoles in a brand new pair of 4-inch heel open- toe ankle boots. I can stand on them for long hours with little to not pain (and I've had back surgery)." ~ Kaye B.
"I love these insoles! I had back surgery earlier this year and thought I had to give up my heels— but not not. Love them!" ~ Joni B.
Knockout heels after knee surgery.
"I was skeptical to say the least but I used a pair in a high heeled strapped sandal that I wore to my daughters wedding (I had knee surgery 2 weeks earlier) & I was blown away how comfortable I was the entire ceremony. The insole took the weight off of the ball of my foot but also lifted the pressure away from my knees. Needless to say I have bought 6 more pairs & have put them in all of my sandals." ~ Sharon W.
With Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles, you may no longer have to worry about high heel pain after surgery.
In a standard 3 inch heel, 75% of a woman's center of pressure is on the forefoot with peak force on the big toe + ball of the foot.
The foot on the left is a woman in a standard 3 inch heel. The red, orange and yellow spots is where we feel the burning and the pain. The foot on the right is the same woman, same shoe, same foot, but with Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles. Notice the incredible shift in weight to the heel.
This shift in weight results in significantly reduced forefoot pressure and pain, improved body alignment, straighter posture, more ankle stability, a natural heel-to-toe gait, reduced leg + lower back fatigue + extended wear time. Women can now wear high heels without the hurt!
Using a MoCap Motion Study, we were able to document significant improvements in posture + gait.
With a correctly-aligned center of gravity,
* posture improves,
* standing height increases
* back, hips + knees strain is significantly reduced
Vivian Lou Insolia insoles also support a natural heel-to-toe stride which allows for a 9% increase in the length of stride+ decreases the force on the ball of foot when 'landing'.
Pretty amazing, right?
Your knees back, legs and feet will thank you!
Here's to high heels without the hurt!
Vivian Lou Insolia® weight-shifting insoles have proudly earned the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.