Scholl leather heel liners
I have a pair of shoes which are slightly loose fitting and as such they can rub my heels which although I don't wear the shoes frequently, is a tad annoying. When I spotted these in my local chemist they seemed like the ideal solution to this problem.
These are apparently: shaped for a comfortable fit around the heel; ideal for all closed footwear; quick and easy to fit.
**What are they for?**
The product is designed to improve the fit of loose fitting shoes and to prevent friction on the heel area.
**Product and Packaging...**
The heel liners come packaged in a small plastic packet with all of the information and instructions on the back of the packet. Fortunately, the packet is easy to open using scissors.
When I open the packet, I find two of the heel liners both exactly the same and with no differentiation between left and right feet ( I suppose the heels are the same). The heel liners are basically kind of thick plasters and are long thickish strips with a slight curve at the bottom. They have a backing tape which has to be peeled off before applying the heel liners.
**Directions for use...**
The heel area of the shoe has to be dry so that the liner adheres properly. All I then have to do is remove the thick backing paper which is very easy to do and then fix firmly to the heel of the shoe with the long (not curved edge) uppermost. This is so that the curved side fits snugly into the base of the shoe.
Before wearing, the heel liners should be in the shoes for 8 hours.
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**Price and Availability...**
The heel liners are widely available in chemists and supermarkets and cost around the £2.50 mark
The heel liners have certainly done the trick and stopped any heel slipping and consequently any chafing.
They are easy to apply and once in place the sticky tape really keeps them where they are meant to be. I have found that they don't even seem to wrinkle and curl but stay perfectly flat to the heel of my shoe .
Good value for anyone wanting a bit of extra heel comfort.
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These heel grips are very useful. They've very sticky, so they dont slip out of your shoes and make you look stupid with a cream thing pokeing out the back of your shoe. They are very comfortable, and i would recommend someone to use them even when shoes are not that much bigger. I would say that for the use of making shoes a little smaller, they probably only work about a half size, so you would have to add an insolve to make them roughly a size smaller too. They are great for making work shoes more comfortable, as i said, even if they arent being used to make shoes smaller. Particularly good for court shoes with heels, which tend to slip off without a strap on and they tend to mould to the back of your ankle which make them more comfortable. They're a must-try if you require your shoes to be better fitting.
Nightmare. Your new pair of shoes slip off/rub your heel. You should be enjoying your new purchase instead of cursing every step you take in them! These REALLY help.
I was a victim of the shoe-rubbing curse on a brand new pair of shoes that I fell in love with. A pair of great flats with that velcro crossover strap that seems to be so popular all of a sudden. I thought they'd be brilliant for work and everyday wear! Thank god I thought to wear them in a casual capacity before trying them out during a full day's work... They were rubbing my heel after about 20 minutes, and once it started it just got worse and worse! My sympathetic ear for this problem produced a pack of Scholl Heel Leather Liners from her bag - it transpires she carries them around with her in case of emergencies, and since putting them inside my shoes, I can't say I blame her! Instantly, any rubbing I was having stopped. Hallelujah!
I also can safely say that I don't even notice them inside my shoe. They are so comfortable and mould to the shape of your heel. I have friends who also tell me they really help keep more loose shoes on your feet so that you can walk with confidence, rather than worrying if your shoe will rather ungracefully slip off in the middle of the street.
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After recently buying a pair of shoes cheap in the sale, I quickly discovered that despite being in my size they were a bit on the big side for me, and my foot would slip out of them as I walked, fine if I was wearing trousers as they were only work shoes and nobody could see them, the main problem was when wearing a skirt so I decided to go on the hunt for some heal grips. Looking along the shelves at my local Boots I spotted Scholl Heel Leather Liners, they fitted the description of what I wanted, looked easy enough to fit so I decided to buy a packet and give them a go.
The Heel Liners come in a light blue coloured packet with the word Scholl written in large white letters within a darker blue oval. In the centre of the packet is a picture of one of the leather heel liners inside a shoe, above this written Heel Leather Liners in dark blue lettering along with further information about the product, like how to use them for example, this I will explain later. Directions of use and a description of the product is also written on the back of the packet. All information is very clearly written and easy to read. The packet is reasonably easy to open, although I did need a pair of scissors to get into it, if you do open the packet with scissors take care not to cut the liners inside.
The Heel Liners
The Heel Liners themselves are probably not the most attractive thing in the world, being a beige brown colour, however stuck inside your shoe no one can see them and as long as the work, that is the main thing. The Liners are slightly curved with rounded edges, this makes them the perfect shape to fit into the heel area of your shoes, the shape of them means that they are ideal for any closed in shoes (shoes with backs to them) and are suitable for both men and woman. They are made from a soft leather material and have a cushioned area in the middle of each liner, this is to prevent your shoes rubbing on the back of you heel as well as stopping them from slipping as you walk, I found that the cushioned area was quite soft on your heel, and certainly did not rub as I walked. The combination of the slightly raised cushion area as well as the soft leather material helps to keep your shoes in place stopping friction between your heel and the back of the shoe, which in the end would result in very sore heels and probably blisters!!!!
Directions Of Use
I thought that the liners would be quite fiddly to fit into my shoes as you do not exactly have a large areas to work with however I was proved wrong. Each liner comes with a paper back covering the sticky area, you simply pull the paper off of the back of the shoe, bend the heel liner slightly in order to get it into place inside your shoe, and then press the liner firmly against the shoe back to secure in place. The back of the liners are extremely sticky, I found that in order to prevent the liner becoming stuck to you hold the very edges of it, this stops you from touching too much of the sticky area and also allows you to position the liner accurately inside your shoe. The liners are very flexible so you can bend and move them around to get them into the right shape, they will fit into any size or shaped shoe. However once stuck in place it is not a good idea to peel the liner off and re-stick, I think you can do this but I am not sure whether they would stick as successfully a second time round.
The packet of Scholl Heel Liners contains 2 liners, 1 for each shoe so there is no room for mistake. As I said I bought mine from Boots but I do believe they can be purchased from various other chemists as well. Mine cost me £2.39 for 2 liners, but if they worked they were worth the money. I did notice that you could buy cheaper versions, however Scholl is a well known make and I was concerned cheaper versions would not work as well.
Did the Work?
Well for me yes and no. I successfully fitted the heel liners into my work shoes and the shoes instantly felt like they fitted perfectly I walked around wearing the shoes all day without them hardly slipping at all, they did slip a tiny little bit but nothing that noticeable compared to how they had been, so to start with I was extremely happy with the Scholl Heel Liners. However a couple of days after wearing the shoes with the liners in I did notice that the corner of one of the liners was peeling away slightly, I thought maybe I had caught it as I put the shoes on, although I was very careful when putting my shoes on in the morning not to drag the liners down as I slipped my feet into the shoes, but instead covered the liner with my fingers to protect the edges. I pressed the corner back and was pleased as it stuck to the back of the shoe again. However the corner continued to peel away and after just a few days of wearing my shoes with the Scholl Heel Liners in, I noticed that most edges had started to peel away from the backs of my shoes on both feet. It got so bad in the end that the liners were reduced to crumpled lumps of leather stuck to the backs of my shoes, doing absolutely nothing, they were no longer keeping my shoes in place and stopping them from slipping and if anything the crumpled liners in my shoes were rubbing my feet more that my slipping shoes had. I decided to give the liners another go and bought myself a second pair, however I really wish I had not wasted my money, because within a few days exactly the same thing was happening. I have now bought myself a new pair of work shoes and have given up totally on the Scholl Heel Liners, the amount of money I would have spent replacing the liners after just a week could have been saved to buy a new pair of shoes that fitted properly.
Personally I would not recommend the Scholl Leather Heel Liners, as I had no success what so ever with them, whilst there are probably a lot of people that do get on with these heel liners, I found that they only really worked for a couple of days, after which they started to peel and crumple up inside my shoes. I certainly would not by this product again as it really did not live up to its promise of stopping my shoes from slipping for more that a couple of days. For me this was a total waste of money.
I have very narrow feet (think AAAA width and you'll get the idea), so as you can imagine finding shoes is a problem. There are a few shops and websites which sell shoes for very narrow feet, but these are generally too expensive for my budget, and the range of trendy and fashionable styles is limited, to say the least.
Despite this, I do have a love for shoes - what girl doesn't?! - so I always look around the high street shoe shops, even though for the most part I know I'm fighting a losing battle. However, occasionally I do find a pair of high street shoes which is vaguely comfortable and which fits reasonably well, so I snap it up pretty quick!
In these cases, obviously the shoes are made for the average foot, not very narrow feet, so ever since I was a tiny girl I've had problems with my heels slipping out the backs of my shoes. When this is the case, I turn to Scholl and their Leather Heel Liners...
These heel liners have three primary purposes; to 'improve the fit of loose fitting shoes', to cushion 'for comfort and pressure relief', and to 'prevent friction and heel slip'. As long as you have one of these needs and you have shoes which are closed at the back, then Scholl Heel Leather Liners are the way to go.
Each pack contains one pair of heel liners, which are unisex and only come in one size. They are made from real leather.
The liners couldn't be easier to fit. Each one is backed with a piece of white plastic, much like double-sided tape. To fit them, just peel off the backing, position them against the heel part of your shoes (on the inside, of course) and press them into place.
I advise that you hold them inside your shoe with the plastic still on first, so that you can see where the best place to position them is. If you don't, you may get into a bit of a sticky situation when you go to insert the liners and start putting them in the wrong place - the tacky side is very sticky so it's hard to get the liners off again once they've touched your shoes.
Furthermore, make sure that the entire liner is stuck flat to your shoe with no bumps, lumps or wrinkles, as these would reduce comfort.
The only downside to these liners is that you have to leave the glue on them to dry for eight hours before you can wear the shoes. This means that if you intend to wear a particular pair of shoes at a particular time, remember to buy the liners at least eight hours beforehand in order to give the glue time to dry! I generally stick the liners in before I go to bed, so that they are all ready and dry for me to wear the following morning.
However, once the glue has dried, it dries for good and these Heel Leather Liners aren't going anywhere. There is one particular pair of shoes which I have had for well over a year: I put these liners in them on the day I bought the shoes, and they still have not come unstuck at all!
Sometimes the corners of the lines can begin to peel slightly, especially on slip-on shoes when your feet push against them every time you put the shoes on. This is only a minor niggle, though, and does not affect my opinion of the product.
As for the intended purposes of these liners, they perform on all levels. My shoes feel much snugger after I have inserted these liners, and due to them being made of soft leather they are indeed very comfortable. Regarding my heel slippage, when using these liners my heels virtually do not slip at all. The only exception to the rule is occasionally my left heel slips slightly when I lose my footing, simply because my left foot is slightly smaller than my right, which means my left shoes often feel slightly roomier than my right ones.
These currently retail for £2.39 at Boots, with a 'Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price on Selected Scholl Products' offer. Considering how long these last, I feel that this is a small price to pay for heel liners which do such a good job.
Overall, I can't praise these heel liners enough. They do exactly what I need them to, and for a minimal price. As I said, the only thing I can find to complain about is that you have to wait for eight hours between inserting the liners and wearing the shoes, but this only because I am impatient and want to wear my new shoes as soon as possible! I think that there are a few other brands of these available on the market, but I see no reason to go with any of them as these Scholl Heel Leather Liners give everything you'll need for better fitting shoes!
Scholl / 1 pair of unisex heel leather liners made by Scholl to prevent heels slipping out of shoes (one size fits all)