GoodFeet Informative - Good Feet Inserts do work
Many are writing that Good Feet has a "no returns" policy and that podiatrists believe a cast insert is better. I agree that a "no returns" policy is less than desirable. I also agree that I have been told that Good Feet inserts "correct" the foot problem while the podiatrist's cast insert just mirrors the foot problem. An inappropriate negative sell.
My experience is extensive. I wore the original Alsner German inserts for $400 each and lost one moving. By that time, the German patent rights had expired and Good Feet was able to make and sell the same product for much less.
The Good Feet inserts last forever. The office cast inserts last a few years and need "airing" at night after each wearing. Good Feet inserts do not acquire foot odor.
Recently, from moving my household belongings down and up several flights of stairs at each end, I was diagnosed with retro calcaneal heel bursitis with Achilles tendonitis and retro calcaneal heel spur left foot. The same foot has infra calcaneal heel bursitis with plantar fasciitis. Translation: I can't walk on the heel or the instep without pain. I need to stretch the fascia and achilles tendons and relieve pressure on the heel.
I got the podiastrist cast inserts, thinkig that they would certainly be better than the Good Feet. My doctor then informed me that I needed to put these on top of a wedge shoe to relieve my heel. They didn't fit and had a rubberized small heel attached. My flexible Good Feet inserts were too flexible, per the doctor. So I went back to Good Feet and purchased $249 black inserts that are not flexible. My pain was immediately relieved. I stuck velcrox circles in all my shoes and on the inserts to keep the insert in place. I can move the inserts from shoe to shoe easily. After months of pain, I can at last get out of bed in the morning without my foot killing me. My experience with Good Feet inserts is very positive.