Monday, March 1, 2010

Smiling Feet!

My (probably-not-so) secret that saved my feet from swelling, and blisters, and oh-so-agonizing pain, are these babies ... Kiwi Smiling Feet Gel Insoles! Remember these hot little pumps that I scored at Ross for under $20 (reg. $90, peeps!)? When I wore them out to lunch - simply walking from the parking lot to the restaurant - I thought my feet were going to fall off! I even had to take them off under the table to make the throbbing stop.
When Valentine's Day rolled around, no matter what I was going to wear, I was going to be sure I didn't end up with blisters that night. So I went to the grocery store of all places, and saw these insoles. They are thin and narrow, and slide right inside your favorite stiletto. The gel insoles are full length (they also make them for your heels or balls of feet). I was worried they would slide around all night and be annoying by the end of the evening, but I had absolutely no issues with them. I did a lot of walking downtown in my Steve Madden's, and made it home without any pain in my feet. I then wondered if maybe the vodka helped numb my feet (ha!), but the next morning my feet were fine! Can you hear the angels singing?!?
So there you have it, girls! Sorry to keep y'all waiting an entire weekend to hear about gel inserts. It sounds like some of you have a moleskin trick that works? Please share!


21 shout-outs!:

Rachel Cotterill said...

I have some of the smaller inserts - but I don't wear heels that often, so they don't get much use. Love your blog design!

Visiting from SITS to welcome you on board :)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I wear heels ALL.THE.TIME. They're like a religion, or something. I even wear them when they hurt my feet-- maybe I should take your advice and try those insoles out?

Love your shoes! Love the deal you got on them even more.

See you're new to SITS-- I'm a SITSta too, glad to have you!

~Elizabeth

Amber said...

Ooo, thanks for sharing! I definitely need some for a couple pairs of pain inducing heels!

Jules said...

Those heels are so cute and thanks for the tip! I'm always looking for something to make my heels more comfortable.

hotpants™ said...

I will definitely have to look for these. My ShoeDazzle shoes look like they're going to be painful. They sure are hot though!

Also, I'm here to welcome you to SITS. You'll love it. We're all fabulous.

www.thehusaileybunch.com said...

I've all but given up on my high heels cuz I'm a wimp! I'm gonna go get those and give 'em a try...thanks for the heads up!

Stopping by to welcome you to SITS! We are so excited to have you join us and can't wait to get to know you better! Have a fantastic day!!!

Molly said...

Ooh, I need these! I have so many heels that KILL my feet.

Sorry I haven't been around recently. I've missed you!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Wonderful! I need something, as when i wear heels to school, the floors are so hard they hurt my feet. Thanks!!

Heather said...

Welcome from SITS! So glad to have you. I like your shoes, so cute not to mention I'm all about a good deal, so great job on those babies!
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Queenie Jeannie said...

I have tried the Dr.Scholl's gel inserts and they didn't work at ALL! I'll have to give these a whirl - thanks!!

Gorgeous pumps you're modeling, btw!!!

Stopping by from SITS...

Donnetta said...

Stopping by from SITS to say welcome to the fold!

Great tip! And even greater shoes!

sprinkles said...

Haven't used the Kiwi gel insoles but I have tried the Dr. Scholls and they worked wonders! Saw someone's comment up above who said they didn't work for them but they were a godsend for me!

Moleskin has also helped.

Don't wear heels often though just cuz I've never found a comfy pair and I don't know how to walk in them. I'm not very ladylike in them.

Sarah Ruth said...

Those shoes are soooooo adorable! Jealous! LOL! I may have to try those insoles too! They sound great!

Just wanted to say Welcome to SITS! Glad you're here!

Sarah Ruth

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Now why didn't I see your post before wearing the new boots that killed my feet? I'm gonna have to get me some of those insoles!

Stopping by from SITS! Welcome!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

gamommy2two said...

I've been wondering if these things really work. I rarely wear big heels even though I love them, but they kill my feet. Thanks for the info!

Welcome to SITS! I'm sure you are going to love it!

Karen said...

Ooo..How I envy those that can where cute lil' pumps my feet look more like Cinderellas's step sisters feet in glass slippers, Yep that's how bad it is lol

Welcome to SITS girlfriend you're gonna LOVE IT!

Much Luv,
Karen

Karen said...

Ooo..How I envy those that can where cute lil' pumps my feet look more like Cinderellas's step sisters feet in glass slippers, Yep that's how bad it is lol

Welcome to SITS girlfriend you're gonna LOVE IT!

Much Luv,
Karen

Karen said...

Ooo..How I envy those that can where cute lil' pumps my feet look more like Cinderellas's step sisters feet in glass slippers, Yep that's how bad it is lol

Welcome to SITS girlfriend you're gonna LOVE IT!

Much Luv,
Karen

Kisha said...

I am seriously going out to buy those insoles tomorrow. Wish I could pick up the heels too...those are definitely hot!!

Stopping by from SITS, welcome to all of the fun!!!

xoxo, Kisha

Acting Balanced Mom said...

stopping by from SITS - will definitely have to look for this brand, since I don't dust out my heels often and when I do, I tend to have feet issues...

Aleta said...

Visiting from SITS - thanks for the post, never heard of those before and I think I can hear the angels sing! Lol.

 
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