Someone once sang there are "three steps to heaven", in this case with Insolia® there are five really easy steps to fit the insolia® inserts... that's all it takes.
We all hate reading and following instructions, but for a successful Insolia® experience, please "follow these instructions to the letter and soon you'll be walking better!"
- Step 1 - Expose the adhesive for positioning
- Step 2 - Initial positioning
- Step 3 - Testing
- Step 4 - Adjustments "The Key to Comfort"
- Step 5 - Final Placement
Step 1 - Expose the adhesive for positioning
Pick a Insolia® insert - there is no difference between right and left.
A. Begin by peeling the tab on the end of the insert.
Don't remove the liner yet!
B. . Fold back the liner from the rounded end of the Insolia® insert to expose just enough adhesive to hold the insert while you find the right place to position. Leave the majority of the backing on the rest of the insert for now. Folding down to the middle of the logo, as shown in the drawing on the right, should be enough.
C. When the adhesive liner looks like the drawing on the right, you are ready to install your Insolia® inserts. Be sure the inside of your shoes are clean, dry, and skin lotion free so inserts can stick!
Step 2 - Initial positioning
Take your shoe, which needs to be dry and lotion free, or the adhesive will not adhere properly. If need be, wipe the sock liner, where your foot rests, with a clean cloth. (In unusual circumstances when the sock liner is damp from wear, it may be necessary to allow it to dry overnight). Now, take your shoe, and centre the heel end of the Insolia® insert, with the flat (sticky) side down, in the shoe heel area about 3mm from the back of the shoe. IMPORTANT: Do not place the insert too far forward - keep it 3mm from the back of the shoe. Next, centre the pointed end of the Insolia® insert in the arch of the insole. (See the shoe (A) on the right). If your shoes are styled with a narrow arch, (see the shoe (B) on the right), you may need to point the end of the Insolia® insert slightly towards the big toe.
Step 3 - Testing
Testing Put both shoes on and stand up. If you feel an uncomfortable bump you need to make adjustments. Feeling “different” or “weird” is ok, feeling pain is not!
Step 4 - Adjustments "The Key to Comfort"
Make small adjustments until the uncomfortable bump is gone. IMPORTANT: Please, take the time to get this next bit right! It will make all the difference. If you feel a bump under your heel, move the Insolia® insert downwards towards the toes. If you feel a bump under your arch, move the Insolia® insert upwards towards the heel. You can also improve the fit by moving the Insolia® insert from side to side, or angling it slightly. Don’t worry if the left and right inserts differ in position. Whilst rare, if after 5 or 6 tries you still feel a painful bump, you should remove and return them for a refund.
Step 5 - Final Placement
Once the Insolia® inserts are correctly positioned, hold the heel end of the Insolia® insert in place with one hand, lift up the loose end of the insert with the other, and remove the remaining adhesive liner, peeling from the heel to the toe. Press down firmly.
You are now ready for some heavenly walking in your high heels with Insolia® inserts!