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inside scoop on insoles

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Always ask your dealers. They always know best:)

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Over the summer, with Denny’s advice, I discovered the wonder of Superfeet Delux Insoles! Made specifically for casual/dress shoes, these insoles  are awesome. The Delux version are fairly new and work a lot better than its previous model (which I believe is still around). Available for both flats and heels, I firmly believe that every Vogger should invest in a pair or two. Personally, I have one pair for each and just switch them in whatever shoe on a daily basis. I love using the flat ones in my Sandras. They make my feet look less flat. I also use the heel version for my Minis. They really help provide support for extra long days. Also my very first Vogs, the Mini | Dollface fits a little big for me. However, these have given the Dollface new life:) Currently, I’m loving them on my Choice Hi boots because those tend to be a little uncomfy toward the middle of the day. The heel height and support just aren’t as great as the Minis. Luckily, these inserts work wonders!

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In case you’re wondering, YES, they stay put. There’s a grip on the bottom that basically molds with your shoe (even in heels!). I never have issues with slippage and don’t notice them when they’re in. The top part (where your foot sits) is sort of velvet-y, so you don’t have to worry about your foot slipping around, especially when you wear socks or tights. At 3/4 length,  your toes still have ample wiggle room. The insole might move when you first put your foot in, so I suggest using a shoe horn (complimentary at your local Vog store) to hold the insole down, as you slip your foot into the shoe. My arches love me for it and I have since made peace with my flat feet:)

Many thanks to Denny and the Haight Street crew. They’re the ones who directed me to these gems. Your local Fluevog store will likely carry these insoles. If not, check the Superfeet site for purchasing info.

For the love of Vogs,

j-ro

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Author: jlrondilla

Joanne L. Rondilla, is a scholar, writer, and educator (not necessarily in that order). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and her B.A. in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on beauty, race, gender, the body, and colonialism. She is the co-author of "Is Lighter Better? Skin Tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans" (with Paul Spickard) and the co-editor of "Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific" (with Paul Spickard and Debbie Hippolite-Wright). Born and raised in Dededo, Guam, Joanne currently works in Arizona, but considers the San Francisco Bay area home (and goes back as often as she can). Outside of the academy, she has more than twelve years of work experience in the cosmetics industry as a skincare specialist and make-up artist. While she's not an Imelda Marcos fan, Joanne does love her Fluevogs!

3 thoughts on “inside scoop on insoles

  1. Actually all the stores do NOT carry them. Currently only Haight St (it took me over a year to get approval for them) and Union Square carry them. In the future, I believe Minneapolis will be on board. You can check the Superfeet Website for other retailers. The style is the DeLux line (not the green, yellow, blue or pink ones). They really are awesome. I love the older ones too. The only difference is the older ones are hard plastic (much easier to clean if you wear your shoes barefoot like I do often) but the new DeLux ones have a slight padding and microsuede upper. Cost is 29 .99 a pair. They really do make a HUGE difference if you stand all day.

  2. I did my “Superfeet” splurge today – went to a nearby retailer. In this case, Beck’s Shoes in Fremont was my go-to. (I saw the REI also is a retailer.)

    Given the variety of shoes I have (i.e., flat/ballet, > 1″ heels, =< 1" heels). Per Monika, I got a DeLux pair for =< 1". I believe I got the older style (3/4" all plastic) for higher heels at Haight St. from Denny's suggestion a while back. I am excited to have splurged … with not much of an arch, I have a pair of the DeLux, Copper, and Blue. I ordered shoe stretcher from Beck's, also.

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