Powerstep Pinnacle Insoles (M10-10.5/W12-12.5)
Powerstep Pinnacle Insoles (M10-10.5/W12-12.5)
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The Podiatrist's Prescription for Pain Relief! New Powerstep Pinnacle offers unexceled comfort and relief from heel and arch pain and related ailments. Pinnacle, a unique podiatric support system, was designed by Dr. Les Appel from computer scans of thousands of feet. Powerstep Pinnacle provides the perfect blend of foot control, spring, and life-long cushioning for those who are seeking greater comfort than other products on the market. By eliminating excessive inward rolling motion of the foot, Powerstep Pinnacle virtually eliminates pain or strain in your heel and arch, and even your ankles, knees, and lower back. Powerstep Pinnacle is more comfortable because of its 4-step system. The prescription-like foot supports and heel cradles are sealed in two layers of foam - a new inner foam named Hypurcel that maintains its density and cushioning properties and a soft EVA outer foam. Pinnacle's permanent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ETC. top fabric combats foot odor and helps keep feet drier. 4 Step System: 1) Strong, spring medical-grade foot supports calibrated for comfort 2) Unique Hypurcel - EVA casing for life-long cushioning from heel to toe 3) Heat and slip reducing anti-microbial ETC fabric for dryness 4) Heel cradle and platform to safeguard the heel during landing WARNING: These devices are not intended for people with severe foot deformities or suffering from circulatory diseases which result in infections or ulcerations on the bottom of the feet. In such circumstances, consult your podiatrist or medical professional before using. As with any product, consult a medical professional if pain persists. GUARANTEE: 30 day money back guarantee for any reason. Lifetime guarantee against breakage of plastic arch support (inside casing) when used under normal condistions.
|Product Weight:||3.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||13.8 inches|
|Package Width:||4.4 inches|
|Package Height:||1.8 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 672 reviews|
Relieves heel and arch pain
The Podiatrist's Prescription for Pain Relief
Prescription-like orthotic supports
Stabilizing heel cradles
Hypurcel inner foam for lifelong cushioning
|Average Customer Review: ( 672 customer reviews )
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178 of 179 found the following review helpful:
Excellent product, but too thick for some shoes Dec 28, 2009
Having tried all the drugstore arch supports and other online varieties, the Powerstep and the Powerstep Pinnacle are excellent products and clearly the best I have encountered. Not only are they effective, but they are also comfortable.
I have a high arch and was concerned at first that the arch in the Powerstep was not high enough to provide the benefits I needed, because some other medium-height supports did not help me. This turned out not to be a problem. After wearing the Powerstep for just a couple of days my heel problems were gone and my feet and knees felt well. Apparently the shape of the support is just right to provide the benefit.
(Incidentally, my main problem has been heel spurs. An insightful doctor told me that they would stop hurting after using arch supports for a couple of months. He was right! Heel cushions are not the solution - arch supports are.)
I have also used the Powerstep basic model, which is the same orthotic but without the additional padding. The Pinnacle is slightly more comfortable because of its softness. However, because of its additional thickness it fits in only one of my pairs of shoes, while the basic model fits in nearly all of them. If in doubt, buy the basic Powersteps, not the Powerstep Pinnacles.
The orthics are made of high quality plastic, which have lasted me for several months so far. They are not as rigid and strong as the $300 variety, but I think that for the price they are reasonably sturdy.
For several years I've looked for supportive and comfortable arch supports, and now that I've found the Powersteps I plan to stick with them. I recommend them highly.
72 of 72 found the following review helpful:
Great for Plantar Fasciitis Jun 19, 2008
I'm an ICU nurse, and I developed a plantar fasciitis. I had the choice between paying $200 to a podiatrist for customized inserts, or trying something off the shelf. I researched it online, found good reviews for the Pinnacles and tried them - spectacular! Took a couple days for my feet to get used to them, after that walking was so much better, the pain went away when I was wearing the insoles. Then, after 2-3 months, the plantar fasciitis resolved and hasn't returned. I love these!
57 of 60 found the following review helpful:
Great for the feet. Dec 23, 2008
By S. Denbo
These insoles took the pain away from my feet due to Plantar Fascitis. They fit my shoes without having to modify them. Once these wear out I will definitely purchase them again.
28 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Finally - a pair of orthotics that work!!! Nov 30, 2010
By E. Sikorski
I have spent YEARS looking for a good pair of orthotics. I have tried almost every Dr. Scholls product and some of the drugstore brands. Some worked ok..others failed miserably. Others did not provide enough support, slid around in my shoes, or were just plain uncomfortable. These orthotics are what I have been looking for this whole time.
I have flat feet and spend most of my day on them (about 6 hours or so at work, plus plenty of time at home). When I first got these orthotics, I did follow the directions and only wore them for a few hours at a time to get used to them. After the first few times wearing them, I was not very impressed. They were a little uncomfortable and I felt the arches might be too far forward in my shoe. However, after continuing to break them in, my opinion changed drastically. I now wear these exclusively and have stopped using my other orthotics. In fact, I wore a pair of older ones and my feet hurt instantly. I had to switch to these immediately.
A couple tips for people wearing them the first time:
- Gradually break them in for a few hours a day for at least a few days. Increase the wearing time little by little.
- Be patient when making your judgment on these until after you wear them for at least a few full days.
- Some shoes might require the insoles being removed (most of mine did not however).
- These work really well for wide feet (they do not slide around like smaller and cheaper models; this alone is reason enough to get them for me!)
I will be purchasing another pair or two so I can don't have to keep switching them out every day. These are definitely worth the investment, and are inexpensive enough that if they don't work for you, it is not a huge financial loss. (Not to mention, Amazon returns are so quick and easy)
UPDATE - 2/11 - I have been wearing these EVERY DAY since I broke them in..a little more than two months. I have since gotten rid of the rest of my old insoles and have ordered another pair of these. My feet have never been more comfortable in years!! Since I wear a different pair of shoes to work almost every day, they have started to show some wear and tear around the edges. I would recommend getting a few pairs to minimize this damage. I will continue to update and hopefully be able to offer some positive feedback in regards to longevity.
UPDATE - 9/9 - After using these exclusively for 10 months, I have to replace a pair. The area where my "big" toe sits has worn straight through the pad and down to the hard plastic. This has created a strange feeling and makes them less comfortable to wear. My other pair is still in great shape. Not sure if it makes a difference, but the insoles that must be replaced stayed in my sneakers the entire time. The other pair I rotate into my dress shoes for work each day and other pairs of sneakers. Perhaps rotating them helps them air out and prevent deterioration?
50 of 56 found the following review helpful:
Help for "hot heels" Jul 31, 2011
By Liz Krusenstjerna
I got these and a pair of Superfeet Black about a month ago for my SO after reading through hundreds of reviews here at amazon and also at zappos. He is 55, has very flat feet and suffers from what he calls "hot heels." In his work he attends numerous trade shows and after a day on concrete flooring he is in intense pain.
He was immediately attracted to the heel cushioning aspect of the Powerstep Pinnacles and went on to wear them for a couple of hours a day for several days. He said that they began alleviating his pain almost immediately. He felt the insoles repositioning his feet during the break in period and used that to guide him as to how long to wear them before taking a break. In any case, they've been show-tested and although he is not pain free he finds them very helpful and I am going to get him several more pairs here at amazon for distribution throughout his flock of footwear. If I were going to buy one pair only I probably would get them on ebay where several vendors offer them for about the same money with free shipping.
He typically wears Merrells, boots and outdoor sport type shoes, in a 10-10.5-11 size range. Swapping out the Merrell insoles with a pair of 10-10.5 size G Powerstep Pinnacles was simple and easy and did not require altering the insoles in any way.
Regarding the Superfeet Black, he did try them out. They are currently installed in a pair of his Merrell Chameleon mid height boots, which I notice he's not been wearing. When I asked him about the Superfeet he told me that because the Superfeet do not have the immediate cushioned feel of the Powersteps he doesn't feel inclined to persist with them. Now I just spent several minutes examining the two pairs of boots housing the new insoles and, to me, although the Superfeet are overtly sans cushion there really isn't a whole lot of what I would call cushioning in the Powersteps either. But apparently it makes all the difference for him.
I wanna say that I am profoundly grateful for all of the information freely available from the amazon community in these reviews. You folks surely are a generous bunch and I continue to be amazed by and very thankful for you.
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