I don't like to put up with discomfort in my shoes so I frequently turn to shoe inserts and this pair from Dollarama is a must-try. I've used them in flats that were a size too big, ankle boots that had no padding and a few pairs of high heels.
They are made of soft genuine leather on one side (my favourite part) and the other an anti-slip cushion of latex foam. They do not come with an adhesive side to stick to your shoes but they stay put. This is also good so you can use them in multiple pairs of shoes. Both sides of the insert are perforated so that there is air flow. In combination with the genuine leather sole, it prevents sweat and bacterial buildup.
They will provide moderate padding and unfortunately I don't think the foam will hold up against everyday wear like Foot Petals. I recommend them for occasional shoes instead - in shoes that you wear less than 3x per week. But at this price point I have put them in my daily flats with the intention of replacing them when they start to wear out.
Women 5-6, 7-9, 10
Men; 7, 8-10, 11-12.
I wear size 6.5 to 7 shoes and buy the 5-6 sized inserts. These are so popular at Dollarama that the women inserts are often sold out. In desperation, I once bought the men's size 7 insert and cut it to fit my shoes which did the job.
Have you tried these? I have these inserts in 4 pairs of shoes already!
Need even more comfort for your shoes? Check out Foam Heel Cushions reviewed here.Or Foot Petals? These are made of very high quality foam but unfortunately I can't find them in Canada anymore - SDM and Sears have both discontinued their stock. Please let me know if you've seen these in Canada!
Thanks for reading,