My husband has a fairly bad back problem and one of the things we’ve learned after years of struggling to deal with his pain is that good footwear makes a big difference. It doesn’t take the pain away but it is a big help. Over the years, my husband has tried everything from special shoes costing hundreds of dollars to fancy magnetic insoles in an attempt to minimize his back issues. He’s had varying degrees of success so when I was asked to review Kendall GelThotics, a revolutionary insole that was specially designed to work without changing the fit of a shoe, I knew at once that Curtis would be eager to test them out.
The orthotics come in five different sizes to ensure a proper fit and I must admit that they look quite strange. They have a J shape and are made of medical-grade silicone, so they have that firm yet yielding feel to them. Because of the great durability of silicone, they are easy to clean and don’t wear down over time. GelThotics are designed to fit underneath the removable innersole of your shoe but can also be placed inside a shoe without the innersole on top if necessary. My husband decided to put the inserts into a pair of his casual dress shoes.
For the first few days, Curtis didn’t have much to say about the GelThotics, so after about a week had gone by I asked him what he thought of the product. “They’re amazing,” he replied. “These are pretty much the only shoes I wear now.” He did mention that because of the shape of the orthotics, it sometimes took a few tries before he got the GelThotics into the perfect position in his shoes. But once they were positioned properly, he said the comfort was absolutely incredible.
“My back is so badly damaged there was no way they were going to take the pain away, but having them in my shoes makes a huge difference,” he told me. “I couldn’t even wear those shoes before because they were so flat; they had no arch support. Now I wear them all the time.”
Kendall GelThotics are unique among orthotics for other reasons as well. The inserts boast a design that works as well in high heels as it does in regular shoes. Orthotics for heels are almost impossible to find but GelThotics makes it easy to enjoy comfort even in the most punishing footwear. In fact, because of the clever J shape, the orthotics can even be used in open-toed shoes!
For serious chronic back pain, a pair of orthotics will never solve the problem, but chances are good that it will help. And to eliminate foot pain and ensure that no matter what you do, your feet are incredibly comfortable, you can’t go wrong with GelThotics. If you have foot pain issues or spend a lot of time on your feet, check out Kendall GelThotics for yourself and feel the difference proper support can make!
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