A few weeks prior to the SF Marathon, the good people of OrthoLite contacted me and offered to give me a pair of their Fusion Insoles to try out, review, and giveaway on my blog- I happily complied as I have never tried insoles before but have always wondered…
Since the race was right around the corner, I didn’t want to introduce anything new into training nor did I want to break the cardinal rule, “Nothing new on race day!” so when the race was over, I popped the insoles out of the box and into my running shoes the very next day and gave them a spin.
I completely wish I had broken that cardinal rule! Since getting back on the asphalt post-injury, the bottoms of my feet have been in excruciating pain, especially during any run longer than 6 miles so you can imagine how my feet felt on additional 7 miles to go! Since using the OrthoLite Fusion insoles, that problem is solved and has been replaced with ultimate comfort. Ahhhhh… (read on to find out how you can enter win your very own pair! 3 lucky winners will be chosen!!!)
I have never tried insoles before because, having learned so much about running shoes, I know that there is already a removable insole in (most) running shoes. So, I figured an additional insole would be redundant; however, I’ve run with OrthoLite Fusion insoles since July and can tell you with 100% honesty that the extra cushioning is pretty much heaven! They are very light and do not add any weight to my shoes, just extra cushy comfort, and when I’m pounding the pavement for miles and miles, comfort is key.
Of course, one could remove the insoles from any pair of shoes and replace them with the OrthoLites but I personally now prefer to double up, keeping the original insole and then adding the OrthoLites on top. If you’ve read my blog for any period of time, you may know that I am a sweaty beast when I run. The OrthoLites are also really good at wicking moisture away from my feet and being blister-prone, this is a major bonus as these insoles keep my feet happy, blister-free, and drier than ever.
Breathable, durable, washable and antimicrobial, the addition of these insoles are a really great, cost-effective (they retail for just $19.99!) way to upgrade the comfort and performance of any running shoe.
So, if you are interested in trying the OrthoLite Fusion Insoles out and would like a chance to win a free pair of your very own, feel free to enter my giveaway thanks to OrthoLite:
All entries must be accounted for by Rafflecopter. To earn entries, just follow all the above prompts. You can also leave a comment on this post: have you ever tried OrthoLite insoles before? If so, what do you like most about their performance?
Three lucky winners will be chosen next Monday, October 13th and his/her names will appear here on the Rafflecopter widget so come on back on 10/13 to see if you won, good luck, happy running, and thanks again from my very Happy Feet, OrthoLite!