Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DreamWalk in my Chinese Laundry Platforms

Recently, as a #BzzAgent, I #GotItFree and got to test drive a pair of Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles. What inspired me to participate in this campaign was the fact that I have had three separate foot surgeries on both my feet. For me, wearing a pair of shoes, other than flats, can pose a real issue.

Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles
Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles
[JaguarJulie sporting Pucci-licious Color Club Nail Polish]
When my package arrived from BzzAgent, I noticed that the package stated these fit women's shoes sizes 6 through 10. I was wondering if I would need to cut them. However, once I opened that package I saw that they weren't the complete length of the shoe. You can see that they are the palest of pink colors. I might have suggested a light nude, like skin, color instead.

Feeling the insoles, there is a nubby texture which is the wicking fabric which helps to wick the moisture away from your feet and keep them dry. That is a good thing since I don't wear panty hose and my feet do tend to perspire here in Jacksonville, Florida.

IN MY CHINESE LAUNDRY PLATFORMS

Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels
Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels
I dug in my closet to see what high heels I had left since I have been selling my shoes on eCrater and donating quite a few to Goodwill. Hmmm, when I pulled out the Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels, I didn't realize that I was going to be extremely trendy with my old pair of shoes. You see, the Miss USA Pageant outfitted all the contestants in Chinese Laundry metallic platform heels. Did you see that?

Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels with DreamWalk
Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels
Sporting Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles
There you have it -- my pair of Chinese Laundry platforms with the DreamWalk insoles. Good thing the back of the insoles wasn't any wider -- it just fits in my heels!

Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels with DreamWalk
Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels
Sporting Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles
Looking at the side of my platforms, you can see how well the insert fits this shoe. The shoes have a 1 inch platform with a bit over 4 inches of heel. Since the insoles are designed for heels 2 inches or higher, these are great for testing the product.

Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels with Dreamwalk
Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels
Sporting Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles
When you put the insoles into your heels, you peel off the plastic and place the sticky side down, aligning with the back of the shoe. I like how the insoles stay in place.

JaguarJulie in Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels with Dreamwalk
JaguarJulie in Chinese Laundry Silver Metallic Platform Heels
Sporting Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles
Ah, there I am in my Chinese Laundry platforms sporting Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk High Heel Insoles. Those insoles have an "ultra-soft gel arch" which cushions your foot and helps to shift all that pressure off the balls of your feet. Usually, in heels, you are pressing down quite a bit on the balls of your feet. Usually, after a long day on my feet, it is the balls of my feet which hurt the most.

The DreamWalk High Heel Insoles are "clinically proven to help prevent foot pain." That is a nice bonus for me because after a Morton's Neuroma surgery to my right foot, followed by a bunionectomy on the right and then another bunionectomy on the left, I know foot pain!! Another big challenge for me is fallen arches. I've gotten used to how my feet feel with no arches -- I surely have no idea how your foot would feel with arches! So, having an insole with a gel pad at the arch area, helps to cushion my step.

So? Where did I go with DreamWalk? I actually put on my shoes with those sporty insoles and headed for my local mall. I did my normal walk from one end to the other, stopping at Belk's, JC Penneys, Dillard's, and finally Sears ... and then back again.

Today, I got an email from BzzAgent -- they suggested "it’s time you pulled some fabulous pairs out of early retirement and hit the town." Well, I don't know if they knew that I myself have taken early retirement and don't usually hit the town on my social security income. However, I often go sightseeing at my local mall. It's a good opportunity to try out these insoles and get a little exercise too.

I survived the first go-around and I am contemplating a second visit to my mall in my DreamWalk high heel insoles. I've got another pair of black platforms which are similar in style to these -- I definitely would like another pair of the insoles to put in those shoes. I'd rather not pull the insoles from the Chinese Laundry platforms.

jaguarjulie shoe meanie
I must say that I did enjoy the cushion-like feel of the insoles. And, I'm glad I pulled those shoes out of early retirement to join me in my walk.

 Maybe some day, I will be dancing in them! A gal can dream ... first your walk, then you dance!

Ah, DreamWalk from Dr. Scholl's.

2 comments:

Susan Deppner said...

Good to know that the adhesive held up on your walk. That would be my concern with these insoles. I think I have only one pair of shoes that need a pair of these so I'll consider trying them. Thanks for your review!

JaguarJulie Brady said...

Susan, you make a valid point! That's why I didn't want to pull these out of those shoes and try them in my other pair of black satin platforms. I would try these a bit more and then get another pair of insoles.