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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programming....

....To bring you this word from my sponsor.

No, really. I don't have a sponsor. But last month, I told you about an email I got from a nice woman who works in the marketing department that hawks SofSole products: insoles, socks, stuff that makes your feet feel good when you are running or walking. Rachel said she'd been reading my blog and that she'd send me some cool stuff to try out if I would "review" the product on my blog once I got the stuff.

It's been a week since I got Rachel's package in the mail: Two pairs of cool wicking socks that keep your feet from blistering, and two pairs of performance insoles.

First, the insoles. I have flat arches. My right foot is wider than my left foot, but my left foot is a little longer than my right. (I know, my feet go starboard and port with every step). Lately, I've had a slight case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot, which gives me a little pain in the athletic shoes I wear to work, and a lot of pain when I get out of bed in the morning.

I put a pair of the insoles in a beat up pair of Asics 2130s that I usually wear to work. My feet said, "Ahhhhhh."

Seriously. I'm not saying my PF has gone away, but my feet feel sooooooooo good now. Like walking on pillows. On air.

I haven't run in the insoles and I'm not sure if I ever will. My feet feel just fine when I run in my Brooks GTS 8s without insoles. So, I don't wanna mess up a good thing. But these SofSole insoles have felt great in the shoes I wear 8 to 10 hours a day at work.

I said they gave me two pair of insoles. I have not tried the other pair yet. This insole sorta molds to your foot. You stick it in the oven at 255 degrees then stick it in your shoe and put your foot in your shoe and it molds to your foot.

I haven't tried this for two reasons. 1) I barely even cook and now I gotta turn on my oven??? 2) I wanna use one insole at a time. But I am definitely interested in seeing how the oven insoles work. So, check back in a week or so to see how they work.

I also got some cool socks from SofSole. What can you say about socks? They feel great. They are thin. They let your feet breath. I wear them when I run and when I am at work.



Blogger Victoria said...

Clearly you did not ever do journalistic reporting on socks. Hee hee.

June 26, 2008 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger butcept said...

Might consider those thin socks...I suffer from "hot feet syndrome" in the summer, which then makes me a cranky runner...

June 26, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

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