Today’s review is about Balea Shoe Heel Inserts Insoles Pads Genuine Leather Shoe Front Pad. In the recent months, I have reviewed quite a few foot pads. But, all of them were gel based. This happens to be something different. Its leather with active charcoal. Here is a review to know, if it was as good as gel based pads.
BALEA LEATHER COMFORT SHOE PADS with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL – 1 PAIR
These HIGH QUALITY LEATHER inserts pads adhere to the shoe and optimally adapt to relieve pain and pressure caused from your high heels. Great against sliding, rubbing, pressure sores. The inserts are made of high quality genuine leather to optimally absorb moisture. These pleasasntly SOFT pads relieve your feet and joints when wearing shoes or sandals with high heels. THE QUALITY BOTTOM is designed with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL to prevent ODOUR.
*Prevent sliding, rubbing, pressure sores
*Extremely soft comfortable to wear
*Genuine leather ensures maximum moisture absorption
*The bottom is designed with activated charcoal to prevent odour
*Reusable and washable
Cost: 3€ for a pair
Leather + activated charcoal
My Experience with Balea Shoe Heel Inserts Insoles Pads Genuine Leather Shoe Front Pad:
The product comes in a small cardboard packaging and one can see the product inside. Inside lies a pair of insoles for the ball of the feet. The insoles have 2 layers to it. The top layer is genuine leather; it is in nude color. The bottom layer is active charcoal and is black in color. The 2 layers have been stitched together and not glued, which is good since the active charcoal is in direct contact with leather.
There is no glue like in the gel based ones to stick to the footwear. One needs to just place it in the right area and wear the footwear. Since, it does not stick, I don’t want to use it on an open footwear, as I have a fear of it coming out and leaving me embarrassed. To be on the safer side, I use it on a pair of ankle boots. It was little tricky to place the insoles inside the shoes first and then wear them. I had the fear that I might push the insoles towards my toes, when I wear the shoes and they don’t function as it’s supposed to. Since, I had no option of sticking, I just placed it and pushed my feet inside, hoping the insoles are in place.
I could not feel the presence and continued to walk and work at office with the insoles. My shoes felt a little snugger than usual, due to the insoles but its normal. So, it’s always better to buy a little bigger one than a snug one, if you plan to use insoles.
I could feel the pressure on the ball of my feet was reduced considerably. But, I felt a little rubbing by the end of the day.
The leather layer also absorbs the moisture in your feet, which is good.
The active charcoal is supposed to prevent the odour. I never have smelly feet and I do not know if it works. But, active charcoal has the property of preventing odour and I believe it does in these insoles too. One can also wash it and reuse it. I have not washed mine till now and do not plan to wash it for few more days.
Overall, having it really helped but I would prefer gel one to this. But since this is all natural, its good in its own ways.
Pros of Balea Shoe Heel Inserts Insoles Pads Genuine Leather Shoe Front Pad:
• Made of leather and absorbs moisture in the foot.
• Bottom layer has activated charcoal to prevent odour.
• Soft to feet (but not as soft as gel).
• Good alternative to gel pads.
• Prevents sliding and rubbing.
Cons of Balea Shoe Heel Inserts Insoles Pads Genuine Leather Shoe Front Pad:
• By the end of the day my feet felt little pain.
• Does not provide gel cushion kind of effect.
• Cannot be used on open shoes.
• Does not stick to the shoe.
• Cannot be used on snug shoes.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Repurchase Balea Shoe Heel Inserts Insoles Pads Genuine Leather Shoe Front Pad?
Since, it can be reused I would not purchase a new one. I would reuse the one I have on different foot wears.
Would I Recommend Balea Shoe Heel Inserts Insoles Pads Genuine Leather Shoe Front Pad?
If you want to use it inside closed footwear, then you can consider it. I would recommend gel one to leather ones. But if you cannot use gel ones due to some reasons, then this is a good option.
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