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I had bought some new high heels for my night out on Saturday. Whilst I loved the shoes, they were a little bit tight above my toes and so I decided to buy some of 'Scholls' Party Feet gels. I actually bought three different products from the range as they were on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots which I thought was great especially as I think that they are quite expensive; almost £5 per pack. Today I will be reviewing the Scholls Party Feet 'Sore Spots' Gels.
These gels are a small round shape. They are like 'jelly' and are see through. They are easy to use; simply peel off the protective film on the sticky side of the gel. Stick the gel inside the shoe to the area which causes the problem. Press down and TA-DA - you're ready to go!
It says on the packet that these gels are ideal for all shoes. I myself have only used them with high heels and so cannot recommend how well they work with other shoes. I should imagine that they are a great comfort when wearing brand new shoes though.
One good think about these gels is that they are invisible; meaning that no one will know that you are wearing them. Also, as they are 'see through' it means that they won't stand out or 'clash' with your shoe colour if they are in sight - however most of the time they are not in sight.
These gels are so easy and convenient. They are quick too as they only take a few seconds to apply. There are 6 gels in each pack which is great - especially if like me - I had more than one sore spot in each shoe and so put 2 of these gels in each shoe.
I am pleased with these gels. They feel really soft and 'cushiony'. To begin with, you can tell they are there. But then after a while, you get used to them. They are comfortable though and don't cause any problems. It does say on the packer that if you have an 'adverse reaction' then to stop using them.
Whilst they did make my shoe a little tighter, they provided relief for me; my shoes didn't rub where I put the sore spots all night. They did rub where I didn't put them though L
These gels are also great to put in shoes which are slightly too big. I will definitely try this with my shoes which are too big for me next time.
Because you apply these to your actual shoe (and not your foot' - you can just leave them in your shoe - so that they are already there next time you go out.
I would recommend putting them in your shoes before they start to rub. For example if you have a pair of heels which you know rub, put these gels in first before they rub otherwise they will not be as effective.
All in all, I would recommend this!
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-zx
Do you hate being the first person to have to leave the dancefloor because of the blisters are forming from your high heels... well dance on because Scholl have brought out these fantastic party feet!
The are advertised as a invisble gel cushion to provide immediate relief of sore spots and I am in love with this product. I have quiet big feet and fashionable heels always seem to pinch or rub in the wrong places leaving me with sore red skin along my feet, blister and in the worst case cuts. This is a really frustrating problem and can cause happen if I am wearing heels for work or for a night out.
The idea of this product is to provide a shield between the foot and the shoe to prevent the sore shot from occuring and it really works. The gel pads are around the size of a fifty pence piece and have two sides - one sticky side to attach to your foot and a soft cushion on the outside - you can place these anywhere on your feet which is prone to getting sore from shoes. The pads are easy to stick to your skin and once stuck they stay put for hours! (Its important to note that taking the pads off is pain free - not like trying to take a plaster off). The pads are slim line and form a small but protective shield on the skin -I have worn them allday with a new pair of high heels and one a night out and they work great! Also as the pads are see through you can wear them with a pair of slinky sandals without needing to worry about spoiling your style!
These gel cushions are effective at preventing blisters and sore spots from rubbing/tight areas on shoes but they are not miracle workers - if you are wearing 5 inch heals your arches will still ache!
There are eight per packet, they are easy to fit into your handbag for emergencies and if you are someone who suffers from blisters they are well worth the money (around £3 per packet)
Usually when women have problems walking in shoes, high heels are usually the problem. With me, however, I actually find flat shoes more uncomfortable, as I always seem to get rubbing just beneath my big toe on my left foot. I'm worried about bunions developing, so in the summer, I have to wear strappy sandals or trainers. I would love to be able to wear little ballet pumps, but they are the most painful shoes for me and I find I can't wear them for long periods of time.
When I spotted Scholl's Invisible Gel Sore Spots, I felt that they could be the answer I had been looking for. These are small oval shaped pads of gel which you stick to the inside of your shoe in the place it normally rubs. The idea is that the gel will offer you comfort and protection from rubbing. They are from the party feet range, but whilst perhaps designed with heels in mind they can be used in almost any type of shoe, the exception perhaps, being anything strappy as presumably they will be visible.
The Sore Spots come in a cardboard packet, which opens to reveal a sheet of six oval shaped gel pads. These are simply peeled away from the plastic backing to reveal a sticky side, which should adhere the pad to the relevant place inside your shoe. The sticky side of the pad is quite strong, but should you put it in the wrong place, it is easy to peel away again, reposition and re-stick.
Although the gel spots are quite thick, I still find my shoes comfortable to wear, the gel seems to mould itself to my feet and I don't notice that these are in my shoes. As for stopping sore spots on my feet, I do think that these help slightly, however they do not, in my opinion get rid of the problem completely. For general day to day use, I do notice some difference. I can wear my ballet flats to work with only minimal discomfort, although it must be noted that my working day is not particular active, usually involving walking only from the front door to the car, the car park to my desk, and then my desk to the toilet/printer/coffee machine at random intervals throughout the day. Should I suddenly decide to go for a long walk, I don't think these would offer enough protection to keep my shoes from rubbing. What I am trying to say here, is that my shoes feel more comfortable with these than without, but the spots on the side of my foot still rub (just to a lesser degree), making the pain is more bearable.
The spots seem to have good staying power, I put mine in my shoes around 3 weeks ago and they are still there. I had worried they might roll up, as the gel cushions can often do, but thankfully so far, so good and this has not happened, although presumably they will not last forever and need to be changed at some point.
A pack of six of these gel spots costs £4.07 from Boots. I didn't pay that, I got them on special offer - I forget how much exactly but it was closer to the £2 mark, which I would say is more like what they are worth.
Overall, I think these are OK, but they didn't offer the level of comfort and protection I had hoped for. That said, they did stop rubbing to some extent, and I could notice a slight difference when wearing them. I'd say if you have a particular pair of shoes that you only wear now and then, these are worth a try, but they're not really a solution for shoes you will be wearing on a daily basis or doing a lot of walking in.
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I live in my stiletto heels and on a night in the town can spend hours on the dance floor and regularly wake up with throbbing feet and blisters! I love party feet - I think it's a great name that appeals to women everywhere and the packaging also makes them a more attractive buy than some of the other blister plasters on the market. I have tried other blister plasters as i especially get blisters on my heels and found that after ten minutes back in my stiletto heels the plaster would have rubbed off but with the party feet you can actually stick them onto your shoes and they seem to stay on miraculously for a whole evening! You get six in a pack and i would say they are a must for any party girls especially when you're trying a new pair of shoes. This said i'm looking at only one market here...my dad runs marathons and trains regularly and has taken to using my party feet instead of the more expensive plasters aimed at athletes! Don't tell him i told you though! They obvioulsy make a great all round product and have lots of uses for party girls, gym lovers, athletes or just for when you're wearing in new shoes.
Well, having just written a review for the party feet insoles, I now have to try to make this one slightly different, not so easy as these are not so very different to the party feet inserts!
These are also made by Scholl and are designed to help out with blisters or parts of your shoe that rub. If your shoes are ill fitting, these are a must.
I bought my set of gel cushions from Tescos for £3.99 about a month ago. I bought them for my trainers which rub my feet as I run. I supposed I really need to break them in a bit but I don't want to get the blisters as I am doing so as I normally end up forking out a small fortune on plasters for blisters if I do this.
The gel spots are about 5cm wide and 3cm tall. They are oval shaped and transparent. You get 6 in a pack. They are also made from gel/silicon which makes them washable (great for trainers as they do not seem to stick to my trainers!) they stick to hard plain surfaces.
They do not like sticking to skin or fabric, they peel off as they stick to the fibres which inevitably peel away from the actual shoe itself. That's the only real downside- that and that when they do that, they can roll into a tube and run away/go missing in a gym bag. Which can be irritating. They can be restuck (after rinsing and allowing to dry for a minute) and do stick for a good few hours, but once they peel off, that's it. Your back to rinsing and resticking. I should add, they do not promise to stick to fabric or skin so I really cannot knock them too much for this, it would just be nice if they sorted this aspect out a bit.
Despite accidentally losing these to the gym floor inside a month, I will be replacing them as they are the only thing that seems to do the job, thicker then a blister plaster- and also not as ugly looking once out for the shower! (the do not come into the shower with you like the blister plasters do) they keep me from feeling any jabbing from my trainers- and so I have not had a single blister- I am very happy with this as it means I can continue to run without foot pain.
They also do have the ability to slightly grip the skin or foot- I don't notice this myself as I wear socks with my trainers and so the pads simply wont stick to fabric/me. But if the were wearing these with slippy shoes, they would help your feet stay put. Not with the same strength as the gel inserts (these spots are much smaller) but they would do something to help.
Overall a good purchase and worth buying if your sick of blister plasters.
Scholl Party Feet Gel Sore Spots provide invisible gel cushioning for immediate relief of sore spots caused by shoes rubbing / Easy and convenient to use, even on the go! Clear gel, ultra slim and discreet / Spots say firmly in place for long lasting comfort & protection / Suitable for any shoes which rub or cause sore areas /