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My personal opinion is that if you NEED them, then you should be able to get proper orthotic insoles on the NHS as I did. I'm also a great fan of Vionic shoes and trainers.

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My personal opinion is that if you NEED them, then you should be able to get proper orthotic insoles on the NHS as I did. I'm also a great fan of Vionic shoes and trainers.
My wife did this, even having special shoes made and they were a big waste of time. These insoles have been amazing and changed her walking habits for the better by a 100% or more.

 

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My personal opinion is that if you NEED them, then you should be able to get proper orthotic insoles on the NHS as I did. I'm also a great fan of Vionic shoes and trainers.
Well the NHS postcode lottery comes into play here. As stated above I underwent X rays etc to get to the bottom of my problems. All I was offered were pain killers. No mention of orthotics on NHS.

 

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This year I bought myself a pair of Skechers trainers - oh the comfort and the joy of walking around town without pain! I have wide feet, bunions etc.

 

I absolutely love Skechers. Wouldn't be without them, as my 14 pair collection will testify

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Unfortunately Sketchers, FitFlops or the majority of shoe brands don't come in my size.

 

Unlike the Good Feet insoles which did, and fitted perfectly. I don't recognise what a previous poster said about only coming in small, medium and large.

 

 

Yep, that was me..... mine were definitely 'Medium' .It was 4 years ago though.

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If you get your GP to refer yo to your local podiatry clinic, you will get fully assessed and get orthotics personalised for you - for free!

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Hols 4

My wife was referred to a foot clinic and had them personalised for her and can get a repeat pair sent to her every year.

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Yep, that was me..... mine were definitely 'Medium' .It was 4 years ago though.

I got mine about 4 years ago too. Mine are marked with numbers.

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I bought a pair 3 years ago and was sceptical. I only got them because I could use most of my onboard spend to purchase th3m. They should have been £127. I have fallen arches and also osteoarthritis in my back. But.... I am still using th3m and have found they have really helped.

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I got mine about 4 years ago too. Mine are marked with numbers.

 

You were obviously luckier than I was :)

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I had heel issues and was limping badly when the Spa therapist said I should go and see the trainer in the Gym about 'Good Feet'. I am a sceptical sort, so pushed the the Good Feet consultant on Britannia to agreed with me that if my heel was still hurting at the end of the cruise he would refund me. My Husband was having an issue with syatica and his knees are not always painless, or strong, he has to wear supports when playing walking football. On the back of the confidence of the gym trainer we brought two pairs, each. We were on Britannia in March and neither of us have worn shoes without them since and its almost July. They are, for us, amazing. I no longer limp first thing in the morning or have any pain in my feet at all now. I can shop all day and not have foot ache. Hubby has not had a flair up of the syatica and says his knees are stronger, he certainly gets up with more ease from chairs now. For us they are worth every penny, life changing difference for me.

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I had heel issues and was limping badly when the Spa therapist said I should go and see the trainer in the Gym about 'Good Feet'. I am a sceptical sort, so pushed the the Good Feet consultant on Britannia to agreed with me that if my heel was still hurting at the end of the cruise he would refund me. My Husband was having an issue with syatica and his knees are not always painless, or strong, he has to wear supports when playing walking football. On the back of the confidence of the gym trainer we brought two pairs, each. We were on Britannia in March and neither of us have worn shoes without them since and its almost July. They are, for us, amazing. I no longer limp first thing in the morning or have any pain in my feet at all now. I can shop all day and not have foot ache. Hubby has not had a flair up of the syatica and says his knees are stronger, he certainly gets up with more ease from chairs now. For us they are worth every penny, life changing difference for me.

 

I think the back and forth discussion on if they work or not depends on the genesis of the pain or issues being experienced. Many people don't know what is causing their issues. The good feet worked for me and I've had custom made orthotics that cost me $600 twice (USA so not covered by insurance). I have genetic flat feet or low arches plus a small spinal curve (scoliosis.) which makes my left hip higher than my right... strain on my back and the curve is high enough on my spine to impact my right and left lung.

 

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I had heel issues and was limping badly when the Spa therapist said I should go and see the trainer in the Gym about 'Good Feet'. I am a sceptical sort, so pushed the the Good Feet consultant on Britannia to agreed with me that if my heel was still hurting at the end of the cruise he would refund me. My Husband was having an issue with syatica and his knees are not always painless, or strong, he has to wear supports when playing walking football. On the back of the confidence of the gym trainer we brought two pairs, each. We were on Britannia in March and neither of us have worn shoes without them since and its almost July. They are, for us, amazing. I no longer limp first thing in the morning or have any pain in my feet at all now. I can shop all day and not have foot ache. Hubby has not had a flair up of the syatica and says his knees are stronger, he certainly gets up with more ease from chairs now. For us they are worth every penny, life changing difference for me.[/quote

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As I've said above, the only way to see if they work for you is to try them and see. Buy them early in the cruise then if they don't help you can return them and get a refund before leaving the ship.

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Just returned from a Celebrity Cruise and bought the Foot Doctor insoles from Canada. I was very impressed with the 2 hour long seminar and evaluation done by the Canyon Ranch Spa expert. She definitely knew her stuff. As far as commissions go, I am sure she made some money. At $110 it was an investment that I did not regret until my Achilles Tendonitis flared about 5 days later. Now I am home and it is worse. I contacted the Spa here in Tuscon and they have accepted a return for them. Again I was impressed but not working for me.

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It really is a good idea to buy these things at the beginning of your cruise, so that you can try them and see if they work for you. As you can see from the posts above, some people have found them excellent whereas some people like me did not.

 

Changing the way I was walking caused other problems. Obviously I should have contacted a proper professional before splashing out quite a bit of money rather than following a Spa sales demonstration.

 

I am not usually so gullible, but fell for the 'Lifetime Guarantee'  to ' just take it back to your local store if not right '. This Guarantee proved useless as the 'local' store was Belfast (!!!) and you couldn't get your money back just a replacement product! I did make a formal complaint about this guarantee issue and I think they have stopped saying that now.

Also, the insert was the 'Medium' size, so not even geared to my shoe size for all that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi....there certainly has been mixed response to my original question and in the end decided against the insoles but changed over to a different make of footwear....Meindl....wow....the difference is unbelievable. I can now walk considerably further without the same pain/discomfort...".German " engineering" at its best

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