Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles Review:  A Thin Orthotic with Flexible Arch Support
Spenco has expanded their line up of the Spenco Total Support Insoles to include a Thin & Max version.   The insoles of most interest (to me) are the Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles as the selection of a true thin orthotic arch support with superior cushioning and a flexible arch support is limited.  -Being that I wear a tighter fitting casual shoe on a daily basis I thought the Thin's would be a great place to start. The Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles are a condensed version of the Original Total Support Insoles with the same polysorb arch to heel support system and tri-pod cushioning that the Total Supports are known for.     The Total Support Thins differ in two disctinct points:
  • -20% Thinner than the Original Polysorb Total Support Insoles
  • -Flexible Arch Support that is ideal for Flat Feet & Low to Neutral Arches (however, suitable for the high arched foot too).
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The Total Support Thin Insoles are suitable for a multiple of shoe types:
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  • athletic
  • casual
  • dress
  • cycling
  • cleated
  • boots
  • track
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In all reality,  they are the best orthotic arch support on the market for those seeking more cushioning comfort than the traditional rigid orthotics in a tight fitting shoe.
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The Total Support Thin Insoles fit nicely into my leather casual shoes and certainly do not take up a lot of space  - I have plenty of toe room versus when I wore the original total support insoles (see review) and the toe box region of my shoe was a little tight (to the feel) at first.  From a cushioning standpoint, I noticed very little change -despite being @20% thinner.    These insoles are ideal for cleated, cycling, and/or any tight shoe when an orthotic is needed. 
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The semi-flexible arch support of the Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles is very nice -definitely a breath of fresh air for those that cannot wear the rigid orthotic arch supports (see at all our Orthotic Arch Supports).  Having a neutral arched foot,  I noticed very little upward pressure (rigidity) on my arch; while at the same time, the orthotic maintained support without allowing my arch to over collapse. The Insoles are great for all foot arch types -especially for tighter shoes; however, they are ideal for flat-feet or those with low and neutral arches who want a bit of cushioning in the arch support too.
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Over-all,  The Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles are a welcome addition to the Spenco Insoles line-up.  They fill a much need void in the orthotic arch support arena where cushioning comfort and arch support for tight fitting shoes does not always go hand in hand.  Check out the New Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles at The Insole Store.com Today!
Spenco Total Support Insoles are the Best Insoles for Concrete
I don't normally  comment on products I  buy but these are one of the best things I have ever bought. The fit my feet just right. I'm a 11.5 and I ordered the 10-11 and they were fine. Since I put the Total Support Original Insoles in my boots they were perfect. I've had them for about a 2 months and they're still great. I love it when I can walk all day on concrete jumping on and off trucks and never get sore feet. Perfect! Ben
The Heel Lifts by Clearly Adjustable are Great!
I received my order last night when I got home from work. Wow! I’m super impressed with these heel lifts! I’m definitely going to order a bunch more so I have them in all of my shoes. They’re the greatest!   Thank you!   Jan Potter
OOFOS Sandals Review – A Great Cushioning Recovery Sandal
Ok Lovelies, this is no secret… I LOVE MY FEET! And really, we all should!  They take us EVERYWHERE and they can carry a pretty heavy load. This summer I am off on a new kind of Foot Lovers journey.  I’m not talking about the greatest nail polish color or my very favorite DIY homemade foot scrub… although I do adore a good shade of purple… ahhh, and that Sugar Scrub  -heaven! Nope, this is a whole new kind of Chatter about my favorite body part, or shall I say PARTS since most of us have two!?! After months of the truly grueling task of Seeking Employment, l GOT A JOB!!! (I’m singing that part… just cause it feels SO good!) And as with every new employee on the first day of work, I had NOT A CLUE as to what I would be doing.  I was told our workplace is a “casual” setting, and when I arrived to see my boss and another co-worker in Flip Flops…. (The little ME inside my head silently shouted YESS! and did a “Fist pump”).  Hers were bright pink, technically Fuchsia, and looked… bouncy?  OOFOS Sandals!!! [caption id="attachment_2679" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="oofos fuchsia sandals"]oofos fuchsia sandals[/caption] I HAD TO HAVE THOSE FLOPPERS! And so, this day started my new and exciting journey of reviewing orthotic sandals.  Sound sexy?  Say it with me… Orthotic sandals...  First, they MUST be CUTE!  If it is not cute, 90% of us don’t want it!  They have to be comfortable and my initial feeling when hearing the term Orthotic Sandal, wasn’t so comfy… The shoes I put on my feet in the morning need to be the shoes I wear all day.  I don’t know a single mother who wants to be carting multiple pair of shoes around in her car, along with the old Happy Meal boxes and wet towels from the pool.  Finally, I need them to be resilient.  Nothing worse than your flip flops falling apart just before you leave for the beach! Seeing as how I am a “Newbie” to Orthotic footwear, I needed to spend a little time figuring out how to structure my reviews.  My goal is to pass along the best overall foot care product information, in turn making you and your feet happier!  I decided to follow the “Star” rating… with a little bit of a twist. The general idea will be to give the sandal, shoe or insole an “Overall Rating”, and then note Price Points, Sizing comments, level of comfort and finish with anything related to availability (Example: Seasonal colors/styles) I have also chosen to give you some of my personal information…. COMPLETELY going against EVERYTHING my grandmother ever told me about being a “Lady” … I know how frustrated I have been (a few DOZEN times...) to order something Online, get it a few days later, tearing the package open like a kid at Christmas, and then to have all excitement come to a screeching halt because it’s too big, too short, or just plain not what I wanted!  Taking my experiences into consideration, our own body types/activity levels/personal preferences DO play a big part in our purchasing decisions. About me: Age group: 34-45 (go ahead and laugh… but I couldn’t defy Gram altogether) Body type: Petite Shoe size – 5 ½ General Activities/level of activity: Activity Level? OH BOY! I am a mom of 2 boys, ages 12 and 6… (Need I say more?)  LOL!  We are usually running from home to school, stopping somewhere in between, then work, school, football, soccer, bike rides… and the list goes on.. and on…  

OOFOS  (said oo-FOSE)

Overall RATING:   ✰✰✰✰✰

    [caption id="attachment_2769" align="alignright" width="150" caption="OOFOS Sandals"]OOFOS Sandals[/caption] . I bought the OOFOS Thong (flip flop style) in Black.  I opted for black, considering the likelihood of my oldest needing to borrow them. My Initial reaction? Unfortunately, no one was Camera Ready for the “WIDE EYED” “HOLY (Stinkin’) COW!!!!”Where have you been all my life???” look I had on my face.  I swayed side to side and rocked back and forth letting my feet process this new sensation. Bouncy was sort of an accurate description!  Like moon shoes maybe? I wore these every day for a full two weeks to be certain my review would be “shopper” worthy. As far as durability goes... they certainly surprised me! No problems wearing them in the yard, or rain, they cleaned up great!!! The price was more than I would have paid in the past for sandals but this is one of those things that I feel to be worth every penny... and I HAVE to add that I will never be able to return to $5 flip flops!  I now have new standards for my shoes.  As far as sizing goes, as recommended I went up to a Women's Size 6, as the OOFOS tend to run a bit tight -so if your a 1/2 size (like me at 5 1/2) you definitely want to order the next full size up! It seem like every day I noticing new things. First, it was my 7 block walk... technically 14 (7 there and 7 back). And my knee wasn't hurting? Why? The right knee ALWAYS bothers me after walking in flip flops... I began taking mental notes about how my body overall seemed to be responding. My lower back wasn't bothering me at night... and then there was the absence of the annoying tingling in my toes??? All of the sudden I realized, I was standing straighter... this was incredible! I've been living with these annoyances that became a part of my daily routine, and now they are BETTER! Is it the Orthodic?? Or the OOFOS bringing my body parts into perfect harmony???  The OOFOS definitely provide a soft cushiony orthotic quality that I LOVE….. -Liz
Replacement Shoe Insoles for Big Shoes and Filling Up Volume
Ever have the problem were the shoes you want have a good fit but in all reality are just to big?  While it's good to wear loose shoes so as not to constrict circulation and nor tighten up the toe box leaving the forefoot and toes room to move, balance and adjust, shoe that are to loose can be equally a problem.  Certainly if you are tripping over your shoes -they simply maybe to long.    Often, we see customers with an ideal fitting shoe that is loose in certain spots, such as the heel, arch, and/or forefoot area, or along the entire length of the inside of the shoe. A shoe that is to big for the foot can be a problem.   If one's foot is moving against (or in an opposite direction) one's shoe, it can create instability and motion control issues -not to mention blisters and even a twisted ankle.  At The Insole Store.com, we have a number of popular shoe insert products that can help solve the problem of a loose shoe and provide additional foot support too.  Looking for pain relief? For those seeking isolated relief in specific areas of the shoe consider checking out our selection of heel cushions & cups, arch support [caption id="attachment_2709" align="alignright" width="125" caption="Pedag Step Arch Support Inserts"]Pedag Step Arch Support Inserts[/caption] inserts, and ball of foot (or metatarsal) pads at Shoe Inserts or the clearly adjustable heel lifts and, other corrective shoe inserts at corrective shoe inserts, or for high heels -the high heel inserts. What we find at The Insole Store.com is that most customers want a shoe insole that will take up additional space throughout the entire inside of a shoe.  For those that are seeking an additional extra 1/8 of inch (which can be alot for the inside of a shoe) the Spenco Comfort Insoles and Pedag Cotten-Terry Summer Insoles are very popular especially in boat, casual, and dress shoes where the existing leather insole is either sewn or glued in -check out our Fits over Orthotics section. [caption id="attachment_2869" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Best Cushioning Insoles for filling up Volume & Pain Relief"]Spenco Polysorb Heavy Duty Occupational Insoles[/caption] For those seeking to fill additional space while obtaining additional cushioning comfort, stability and motion control, the cushioning insoles and cushioned arch support insoles are a good solution.    Here again, the best insole all depends on how much space your looking to take up?  For those looking for @1/8 inch consider the Sof Sole Athletes or Spenco Proform Insoles,  @ 1/4 inch space look at the Sof Sole Arch or Spenco Walker Runner Insoles, and for those going to 3/8 of an inch the Sof Sole Airr, Airr Orthotic, and Spenco Heavy Duty Insoles will fill the space of ones shoes -not to mention provide all day cushioning comfort no matter if your standing on concrete all day or hiking in the mountains. Whether your just looking for replacement insoles for the boat shoes or casual loafer to filling space in those hiking boots, The Insole Store.com has a shoe insole to fit your needs.  Come check our insoles out today!