You’ve all seen the commercials for the gellin’ insoles. At the end of each commercial it asks, “Are you gellin’?”. I’m here to say proudly that I am gellin’. I’m so gellin’ I’m like Magellan. I saw the commercials much like all of America and found it moderately funny and found the word gellin’ entering my spoken vocabulary. At the time I was skateboarding and the constant shock and pressure in my feet caused me to experience sore feet making it painful to walk or skateboard.
Then a friend of my named Jeeves was telling me about his new gel insoles. Also being a skateboarder and extreme walker, I took his advice to try out his insoles. So I slipped on his shoes and had a walk around. Surprisingly my feet felt no discomfort anywhere in my feet. In addition to this there was a significant difference in how my legs felt. Putting my shoes back on was upsetting. I skated back home feeling every shock through my legs.
The next morning I woke to the same old pain and realized what I needed to do. I called my local Kroger grocery and drug store to check the prices to find how much I had to scrape up to get comfort and piece of mind, I was rather astonished at the near thirty dollar Price tag for a piece of therapeutic rubber.
So I began saving my money for a week until I could finally go to Kroger and buy my soon beloved insoles. When I arrived I went back to the medicine department and found the foot care section. I found several orthopedic items in the isle. Walking insoles, heel cushions, lifts, and exactly what I was looking for…the gellin’ experience. There were several shoe sizes for the insoles ranging from sizes 8 to 13. I grabbed the size 11-13 pair and checked out.
I got home and cut the insoles at the lines indicated for a size 12 shoe and placed them in my shoes. I got the same result as when I tried on Jeeves’s shoes. I walked around like I was walking on clouds. When I skateboarded the shocks were incredibly less intense. When I went to school the next day I felt much happier about walking from class to class and happier about life in general.
This was 4 years ago and I still wear massaging gel insoles. They wear out after about 4-7 months but are definitely worth the $30 price. Now I work in a factory and couldn’t imagine having to stand all day and lift 70 lb. boxes without my insoles.
Anyone who stands for long periods of time or have foot pains, I highly recommend these insoles. As Jeeves passed the knowledge to me, I am passing it to you. Call your local pharmacy and get your pair today. Post the experience you’ve had with the insoles.