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  • Protalus Insoles Reviews: Why My Feet Were Left Disappointed

    Written by Jim S.

    Product Rating

    Comfort

    Effect

    Features

    Functionality

    Price

    Total Rating

    88%

    Protalus insoles has an amazing website, and the company makes strong claims, too.

    “Highest rated insoles,” and they claim to have over 69,000 reviews.

    Well, how could I pass up reviewing this product?

    Where are all of these reviews?

    I’m not sure.

    I hopped on Amazon, and their M100 product has just 58 reviews – that’s the highest that any of their products on Amazon have.

    And then, I started looking deeper at the Protalus insoles and realized something right from the start: these insoles are expensive.

    I don’t mind paying more money for pain relief. In fact, I am willing to spend a lot of money to relieve my foot pain. The problem is that some of these insoles are so expensive that you’ll be able to purchase a custom insole from a foot specialist for just a little bit more money.

    My wallet is feeling the pain just thinking about the price of these insoles.

    But price aside, let’s see what these insoles have to offer. Maybe you’ll think that they’re worth the money or will want to give them a try.

    Protalus Insoles Reviews: My Personal Take


    You’ll find a lot of different insoles offered, including full-length and 3/4 length options. Which option is best? That depends on your needs. There are bulkier options and then an extra-thin series, which is still a little thick in my opinion.

    You’ll also find options for casual footwear, heels, wedges and dress shoes.

    Active options are all available.

    I guess you’ll have to buy all of them if you want to be able to have options for all of your shoes.

    For the sake of brevity, I will go over what the M100 has to offer, and this is designed for bulkier footwear, meant for your:

    • Work boots
    • Hiking boots
    • Running shoes

    I know that a major issue for me is the amount of time I stand at work. My feet are screaming for relief by the end of the day. A lot of our readers also say that work is the main cause of their foot pain. That makes the M100 series a great option for your work boots or shoes.

    Here’s a closer look at the M100’s features:

    Features and Specs


    • Types for men, women and youths
    • Ideal for larger / wider shoes
    • Alignment of your kinetic chain
    • Subtalar joint support
    • Prevention of pronation or over supination
    • Cushioning system to dampen shock and impact
    • Tri-planar technology
    • Anti-slip ridges

    Starting with the type options, you’ll find that the Protalus insoles come in exact sizes for men, women and youths.

    Thumbs up! I prefer this option, personally.

    Alignment along the kinetic chain confused me, but preventing over pronation or supination along with a cushioning system are good things. The cushioning system is designed to absorb shock when you take a step, so you’ll have less impact on your knees and joints.

    There’s also what’s called “Tri-planar technology,’ or the company’s patented “TPS system.”

    What is a TPS system? According to Protalus reviews, a lot of people had no idea what this meant.

    I did a bit of research, and the company claims that this system is backed by science.

    The company claims that their insoles better connect the body with the ankles. This means alignment of your ankle, knee, hip, lumbar spine, thoracic spine and cervical spine. And when everything is in alignment, these insoles are said to offer:

    • Easier movement
    • Reduced pain
    • Increased comfort
    • Better performance
    • Enhanced stamina

    But from the company’s own website, the “research” doesn’t even seem to exist. Sure, the company claims that their unique design helps, but they’re not providing the proof I need to convince me.

    Where are the studies?

    Where are the statistics?

    I have no idea.

    “Backed by science,” seems to be loosely used on the website.

    I have seen a lot of people claim this insole works great for plantar fasciitis, and then others claim it lacks arch support and is a sloppy design. Other comments are more along the lines of what I experienced: not better than other options I have tried.

    Maybe I would view these insoles as better if they weren’t so pricey.

    Sure, shipping is free, but the product is still very expensive despite the free shipping.

    Pros

    • Exact sizing is very nice
    • Offers anti-ridge edges that stay in place
    • Provides ample cushioning
    • 90-day guarantee

    Cons

    • Very expensive
    • Lacks arch support

    Expensive, pricey, way over-priced – however you define it – these insoles cost a lot. And, for this price, I expect better arch support along with more scientific research to back the insole’s claims. “The Science” page is just a bunch of fancy wording with no mention of the clinical studies or any real science behind the insole.

    I’m going to rate Protalus an 88% out of 100%.

    Unfortunately, I am not a big fan of these Protalus inserts. They’re just not what I expect when I buy insoles. I have reviewed plenty of other insoles that are simply better in design.

    Again, if you’re interested in the best value for your money, these insoles miss the mark.

    Sorry, Protalus.

    But MindInsoles is simply better (read our review).

    Protalus Insoles Reviews: Why My Feet Were Left Disappointed
    Product Rating

    Comfort

    88%

    Effect

    90%

    Features

    88%

    Functionality

    90%

    Price

    85%

    Total
    Rating

    88%

    Pros:

    • Exact sizing is very nice
    • Offers anti-ridge edges that stay in place
    • Provides ample cushioning
    • 90-day guarantee

    Cons:

    • Very expensive
    • Lacks arch support
    September 21, 2018

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    Product Rating

    Comfort

    88%

    Effect

    90%

    Features

    88%

    Functionality

    90%

    Price

    85%

    Pros:

    • Exact sizing is very nice
    • Offers anti-ridge edges that stay in place
    • Provides ample cushioning
    • 90-day guarantee

    Cons:

    • Very expensive
    • Lacks arch support
    Jim

    Happy Feet Review was launched out of a passion for finding true, lasting pain relief. Did you know that 75% of the world’s population has foot pain of some kind? That’s a lot of people, and the footwear industry has done little to correct the issue.

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