Should I Waste My Money? Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics

Ah, Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Insert’s! We’ve all seen the commercials. All sorts of blue collar workers dancing around with happy feet because they have discovered the wonder that is a custom fit insert.

I was skeptical. Seriously, what could this little insert do to improve an eight hour day, pounding the floor on my aching feet? I’ve tried the ‘cheaper’ versions. They feel cushy enough, but as far as any noticeable relief…not so much.

And these ‘cheap’ ones cost anywhere from $10 to $20 bucks a pop. Why on Earth would I fork over $50 dollars on the remote chance that maybe, just maybe, these ‘custom fit orthotics’ might actually do something?

Now I have absolutely no problem dropping on average $125 on a good pair of athletic shoes. And I have tried damn near every brand out there. Some work better than others, but in general they all performed the same. And after a long day at work, my body hurt. Plain and simple.

I figured that I’d just have to deal with it. I mean, I’m no spring chicken. And I take horrible care of my body. It only makes sense that things are going to start deteriorating. Yes, I made my bed and in it I shall lay.

So I plugged along. And bitched and moaned every night when I got home.

Until about a week ago. I was out shopping and actually stood on one of those machines and had my foot ‘mapped’. Found out I was a CF410, whatever that means. And as I stood there in my stocking feet, I thought “WTF? You’ll spend $125 on a pair of shoes, why not just go ahead and fork over the $50 and at least give these suckers a try.”

Ah!!! The magic Dr.Scholl's foot mapping machine!!!
Ah!!! The magic Dr.Scholl’s foot mapping machine!!!


And I flipped over the packaging, and lo and behold, they’re guaranteed. Score.

So I bought them. And do you know what?

The sons of bitches worked. I kid you not. Noticed a difference on day one. How crazy is that?

I’ve had them for going on two weeks and my feet and legs don’t ache anywhere like they used to. My back feels fifty times better. And when I’m falling asleep at night, my legs aren’t near as restless. Yup, I’m shocked. Pleasantly shocked.

So in answer to the question ‘Should I Waste My Money?’, it all depends. Are you on your feet all day? Do you ache when you get home? Do you not want to ache when you get home? Then yes, I would definitely go out and pick up a pair. Will they have you hopping around and dancing? I doubt it. But your legs, feet, and back will definitely notice the difference. And with the guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose.

In my opinion, Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics get $$$$ out of a possible $$$$$. I would of gave them a five, but they didn’t make me dance….:(   k