Foot Petals Killer Kushionz
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
The claim: Foot Petals Killer Kushionz' full insoles will provide ultimate support and can be worn in open-toe shoes. They stop feet from sliding forward, eliminate toe “scrunch,” absorb shock and reduce back pain. Killer Kushionz keep feet cool, dry and comfortable, while helping prevent calluses from forming, protect bone and tissue, and cushion the entire foot. Available in three colors.
Cost: $12.95 for one pair, or $34.95 for a pack of three pairs
Where: www.footpetals.com and stores including Nordstrom, David's Bridal, Nine West and Lane Bryant
I love to wear heels. My wide, long feet, however, are not big fans. Therefore, I spend many an evening wishing I had one of those foot-bath massagers to take away the aches and pains a day running around in 4-inchers can produce.
I put Foot Petals Killer Kushionz full insoles into my work shoes for a few days, and while I'd still love one of those foot-bath massagers (who wouldn't?), I find myself much less desperate for one. The insoles, which can be worn with open- or closed-toe shoes, provided a comfortably squishy layer of support between me and my shoes.
I wore them with pointy, closed-toe heels, and they made good on their promise to eliminate toe “scrunch” and keep my feet cool, dry and comfortable. When my feet hurt, I often find myself lifting my heels out of my heels as I'm sitting at my desk by mid-day. With Killer Kushionz, my shoes stayed completely on all day.
If they can help on a day of running around town for work, they'd surely be an asset for any holiday party — regardless of whether you're a heel aficionado or novice.
“You're going to break your neck in those!”
The approximate number of times I've heard my mother say that every time I wore one of the strappy sandals, slingbacks or sky-high pumps in my shoe collection? 428.
With Killer Kushionz, though, I have a much better chance of staying on the dance floor and out of the emergency room.
I slipped the padded inserts into my favorite “going-out shoes”: a pair of peep-toe leopard heels that buckle around the ankles. I always hesitate to wear them, though, never feeling perfectly stable in them.
Thank you, Killer Kushionz.
The insoles stop my feet from sliding forward in the heels, which has always been a problem because of the metallic insides. The balls of my feet never hurt, and there was no pain whatsoever from a nagging heel injury from the gym. My feet stayed dry and comfortable.
The only problem I found with Killer Kushionz is their adhesive backing, meaning you can't transfer them from shoe to shoe.
Oh, Santa ...
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