Folks in Mississippi must have really bad feet.
A reader in Texas was puzzled about my reference to my “walk fit” shoe inserts, which are making it possible for me to compete in my first half marathon.
I purchased them from an infomercial which runs every 25 minutes on some station in my market area. I can’t believe they’re not peddling them to Texans – who must also have club feet after wearing those constrictive cowboy boots all their lives.
My handicap was self inflicted – I insisted on wearing spike heels for more than 40 years during my last life as a banker. I never should have worn those shoes, and I never, never should have been a banker. I was like a square peg trying to fit into a square hole.
About Walk fit orthotics: I saw an orthopedic surgeon several years ago about foot pain. He prescribed some prescription orthodics which would only fit into my athletic shoes and set me back almost $400. No joke. They helped, but one day I saw the infomercial about “walk fit” which retail for less than $20.
I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give them a try even though every other item I’ve ordered from an infomercial has shown up two weeks later in Walmart – for half the price hawked on TV.
I was a happy customer and I’ve have now retired the expense inserts in favor of Walk Fit. I was a little show in warming up to them since it feels like you have a triple wad of bubble gum under your arch at first. But after a couple of days, when I figured out which insert was right for me, it made a world of difference.
Walk Fit claims its insoles reduce pain in feet, knees, hips, and back. Each pair of walk fit insoles comes with 3 customizable arch inserts – low, medium, and high. Once your feet have adjusted to the walkfit orthotics you will experence a noticable increase in foot support and comfort, they claim.
Available in mens sizes 6 through 14, and womens size 5 through 12 as a cost of $19.95