TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA -- Stood on the paper said I had bad arches. They put the support in and gave me a one size larger shoe that slipped off when walking. Got the right size shoe that I always wore. Tried to wear for one week my feet never HURT so bad. Parked my car on top of the supports and they did not give. DR. Scholl's are a lot better and more comfortable and a lot cheaper. 300 dollars what a mistake. I should have read the reviews first.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- The Good Feet Store should be ashamed of themselves. There is no possible way that they should charge $350 dollars per pair of inserts and you need to buy three pairs. These pieces of plastic can't cost more than a couple of bucks to make. They know people are in pain and that people are desperate. If they sold them for $50 per pair they still would make a 5000% mark up. To the sales people selling them, resign and get an honest job.
FISHERS, INDIANA -- People complain about cost but if you go to a podiatrist. I worked for an orthotic company out of Indianapolis. First you pay for your office visit with podiatrist. They measure your foot for orthotics, it's sent to manufacturing. You may have to go back 2 more times to the doctor. They will charge you. I sold to podiatrist your insole for 125.00, they would mark up to you for 600.00. So you are out over 1000.00. Good Feet is great.
CINCINNATI, OHIO -- Around 2004 or 2005 at the ripe old age of 23, I started having issues when I woke up in the morning. I wouldn't be able to stand up straight and walk normally with being hunched over like an old lady. When I talked to my doc about the issue, he said I had plantar fasciitis and some extremely flat feet and if I didn't do something about now, the heel spurs I was developing were going to start causing some more problems. He recommended getting some orthotic inserts. So the only place in town that offers these types of products was the Good Feet Store.
I was initially somewhat leery. The cost seemed out of reach, $565 for the best set of 3 different types, until I was able to finance on a no-interest for 6 months Care Credit card. It seemed overwhelming to me that I needed three different styles and had to go through this process for about 2 weeks of wearing them for so many hours and all that jazz. And their "fitting process" consisted of me walking across a type of carbon copy paper thing to see where feet were actually touching. It definitely confirmed that my doc was right, my feet are super flat.
I thought I would be fitted and then come back a week later or something, like other folks, but that wasn't the case. Sure they went into a storeroom and grabbed a set that would work for my feet and told me to give them a whirl and if they didn't work out, then to bring them back and they would see about something more or less aggressive as the case may be. I was working in a warehouse, third shift, on my feet on concrete for 8 to 12 hrs a night, I NEEDED THIS ASAP. So I took the plunge.
Here I am, 13 years later, and it was the best investment I ever made for my feet to date. I'm going in this afternoon to trade in my Honeycomb inserts for a new set. They do tend to flatten over time and since I keep these puppies in my work boots all the time, I definitely get my money's worth all the live long day. Trading them in only costs another $20 for a shipping fee and I only do that once every 2 to 3 years. I have enough physical issues that keep me from being in the best shape of my life, but my feet are NOT one of them.
It sucks to see that so many people didn't find the value in this product or were turned off by the sales folks or maybe the sales person just wasn't as knowledgeable as they should have been. But in my case, they have done wonders for me. I don't have foot pain and extreme leg cramping when I wear them. I can seriously walk for miles in my steel toed work boots so long as I have them. My lower back has more issues than the orthotics can solve on their own but they do help me maintain a better posture while standing and walking.
KAYSVILLE, UTAH -- I have had a life-long problem with my ankles. They roll inward -- a condition called pronation. After seeing TV ads for Good Feet Stores, I decided to try it out. I went to the store in Kaysville, Utah. A very pleasant young lady made an impression of my feet using an inkpad. As she worked to "diagnose" my problem, I asked what kind of training she had for the job. She replied that "It was mostly on-the-job," and she actually had no professional training.
She finished the footprints and then recommended arch supports. There were two grades to choose from. A LIFETIME guarantee, for $1000. For that price, supports would be replaced for 50% discount if they wore out. The second level was a 30-day guarantee for about $350. Replacement after 30 days would not have a discount.
She was honest, however, and told me there would be no refund if I was not satisfied. However, they would give in-store credit if I was not satisfied. I could use the credit to buy some of their New Balance Shoes. I was dumb enough to pay for the 30-day job. It took only a few hours to realize I had made a BIG mistake. I did return and used my "credit" to purchase a nice pair of shoes for me and another pair for my daughter.
Later, I paid a visit to a podiatrist. He told me my problem was NOT my arches. I needed only moderate arch support, which I could get by going to Walmart and using one of Dr. Scholl's machines. What I really needed was an ANKLE BRACE. My health insurance covered all but a $40 co-pay for the doctor and $35 for the brace.
The doctor also advised that it looked like I would need a brace only on my right ankle. He suggested I try only one of the braces and see what happened. He was right. I now wear a brace only on my right ankle and Dr. Scholl's insole number 410 ($45). I failed to check reviews before visiting the Good Feet Fraud Store. The moral of the story: Do your homework!
TIGARD . OR. 97223, OREGON -- I made an appointment with **... She never told me that their program in order to work I would need 2 or more different arch supports.. Sold me pair of $150.00 athletic shoes which I did not know were mens shoes until I got home and looked at the box that said men and a pair of arch supports... I later found out that she put me into men shoes because she did not have any women shoes in the store at that time and never told me... And I started noticing how wide these shoes were and my problem that had with supinating out was getting worse because men shoes were too wide...
I had a pair of Good Feet arch supports from years ago that I only wore a few weeks and they were too short for me and the store that sold them to me went out of business. They were new and the Tigard store gave me a discount of $59.99 off of my new supports and took the old supports.... then within a week I was hurting on the top bones of my of feet so bad I could not step down on them and in week the shoes were coming apart.. All of the lining was pulling out.. I explained to ** at the time I purchased these new supports that I had a very new knee replacement and would these supports hurt the healing of my knee.. "Oh no." she said.."it will help."
A month went through suffering and I then got the manager on the phone of the Tigard Oregon store and told him what was wrong... He told me to come in and they would put me into a different support... I went into the store and a man called ** sat me down.. And proceeded to be as rude as I have ever experienced... He informed me that I would need more than one support to even make this program work. And I was never told that. And then I was told that these supports do not work with athletic shoes.... First time I had been told that... When I was sold the wrong kind of shoe???
I told him the shoes were faulty and I was sold a man's shoe and he argued with me that they were women shoes and I told him I am sorry that I left the box at home but if I came back to get a return these shoes I will bring the box to prove to him... He told me that there is no returns and would have to pick out another shoe. He proceeded to measure my foot and he said 10 .5 and I told him to let me stand up and measure with my weight on the unit he will see I wear an 11... And he pushed on me and told me to sit down and let him do his job... so rude..
I wanted to throw his stuff at him and leave but I knew they were not going to give me my money back and I as forced to stay and put up with this rudeness.... They ordered me a new shoe and put me into a different longer Good Feet support.. That was so long that the support arch sat very close to the center of the foot.. not at all where the arch is.. the more I thought of the abuse I called and made an appointment with the store manager.. (mind you this guy was new and would not honor and return and would not give me back my own supports that I traded in or even the money for them that they discounted me on the whole buy.
So gave me a credit on my debit because the shoes were defected. And forced me to take the support money on a gift card that would force me to spend my money in there store... minus the $59.00 that they gave me as a discount for my own supports that I came into the store with, I did not get the $59.99 for my own supports or the supports.....
I took in a letter from my doctor stating that this was not the time for me to be wearing hard core supports with the fact that my knee replacement surgery was so new and the knee was not healing correct and they possible might reopen the knee and or put me into a leg brace..
And the doctor and, the physical therapist both stated in a not to Good Feet that I should not be trying any other than what the doctor puts me in for fear of making my leg heal wrong.... When the leg was already not healing even.. I filled out a refund request and gave this manager the note from this surgeon and physical therapist... I told him at the end of this horrible meeting of rudeness and non complacent comments, I told him that this can't be legal that they would ignore the fact that if I keep these supports it could injury the quality of my healing correctly... and I think maybe I might just call the attorney general.
Then this rude rude man told me that if I continued to give him more bad time he would just ripe up my request for a cash return and my doctors notes.. that I could just go to you know where... Be all moral standards the couldn't care less about the way my leg would heal and the fact that if the leg does not heal right I will never be able to walk correctly... These people are abusive and rude and need to learn the meaning of good business tactics.. professionalism... and integrity.. These people are parasites even the other people who work in there lie and are rude.
There has to be times that giving a person back their money and letting them go when it comes down to their health and well being.... It is a shame that hanging on to that money means so much to them.. By the time I am through they might have not lost my money but they will reap the harvest of there bad deeds..
I own a Beauty Shop that serves 400 people month... business runs on word of mouth... Good Feet already has a rating of 2.. Let me see what I can do to help them lower this.. I am a 75 year old who has leukemia and all of that did not matter. Keep the mighty dollar Good Feet. I will be contacting the Better Business Bureau. The attorney general and the television station fraud and consumer department.. you can all look forward to being on television.
The manager of Good Feet at Tigard Oregon told me that it did not make any difference what my surgeon, who graduated when he was 27.. top of his class at Stanford had to say he had been in this business a long time and he knew more than my surgeon... Now you can all laugh because this has got to be the biggest and longest and most pathetic complaint of any company that I have ever experienced.. Never in my 75 years have I ever ran into such mongers...
ANY CITY -- I am a podiatrist with surgical training, experience making custom orthotics, understanding of biomechanics and kinesiology, and adept in foot pathology. I also have the unique perspective of working with Good Feet products for 5+ years now and professionally understand how these devices functionally assist the body, as well as, support their value compared to other devices on the market. I must share that experience with you after reading the various opinions of this product on this site and I hope it sheds some light from a medical perspective.
Good Feet is a unique medical retail store that provides the much needed service of custom fitting your feet with various levels of foot supports (that are not built within standard shoes these days). They fit the supports to your feet by taking precise measurements, in other words they are not "off the shelf" like you would find in your local running shoe store, internet "self fit", or local drug stores. In fact, most consumers have tried various types of these temporary products before coming to Good Feet.
I usually find that if your regular over the counter device has helped a little bit but you are still suffering with foot problems, then using a much more supportive anatomical device, such as a Good Feet product, works very well. These products are the real deal and much more therapeutic than any standard "insert"...one is an orange and one is an apple.
If you "see" similar devices they are, indeed, not the same because the Good Feet materials are durable and that is why most Good Feet stores offer some type of servicing (some states offer lifetime servicing) and adjustability on their products. This is the part of Good Feet that is unique, because if you begin wearing their devices and didn't get the relief you had hoped for, then you MUST go back to the store and get them adjusted. Just like eyeglasses or braces on your teeth, there can be some adjustments that must take place in order to achieve the maximum benefit of orthotics.
It is highly unrealistic to think that if you have trouble with the supports that they "do not work" when in fact, the body needs time to adjust to the supports and it is Good Feet's job to guide you through this adjustment period. Good Feet wouldn't even be around if they had a product that was overpriced or didn't work. The company is growing nationwide because the product does work! No one can beat the refitting policy.
I have colleagues that sit on the state board of podiatry and the number one complaint to the podiatry is board is "not giving money back on orthotics". The no refund policy is not just an exclusive Good Feet policy, this is the industry standard. It is not a "red flag" to a consumer that they don't give money back, it is normal for orthotics yet Good Feet offer many ways to get you comfortable by adjusting the strength, size, material, and many other variables. If orthotic companies gave money back there would be consumers that would wear the devices, get the relief they need, and then return the product for their money back.
This is why most podiatry offices as well as orthotic companies do not give money back, it is to protect the business. Good Feet is one of the few companies that can totally revamp the type of support you have in just one visit, so there is no need for a refund 99% of the time.
Lastly, let me expand on the issue of value and pricing. Depending upon the state you live in, the Good Feet supports range anywhere from $80-$280 per pair. Good Feet will fit you for a series of supports that will allow you to wear them in all shoes, even sandals, slippers, and dress shoes. Do you know the number one compliance issue with a bulky orthotic or running shoe insert is? Inability to fit into all shoes! They are one step ahead of this issue and will show you different levels of supports so they can fit into all shoe types.
In order to get the best response from an orthotic, it is recommended to wear them as much as possible. Good Feet is a brilliant company that is supported by most of the medical community and the proof lies in the medical referral rate!
PORTLAND, WASHINGTON -- I tried the Good Feet inserts about 5 months ago. I was desperate and those commercials they run kept running through my brain. I tried the inserts for $700 and they did not work. I was unable to wear the "Strengtheners" for more than 5 hours and the Maintainers didn't do much. I followed the guide to wearing these inserts exactly and even went back to the store for help/guidance. They did attempt to swap out the "Strengtheners" with a different size but it never worked. The sales guy acted as though I really didn't try so I showed him a log of the hours I spent wearing these things. He was generally not sincere.
In short, these made things much worse for me. I had to go see a foot doctor only to be lectured about buying these inserts. So the end result was returning these for store credit. I ended up getting a gift card with $700 on it. I did buy some shoes but frankly, their selection is weak. Things to consider: 1) I'm sure these might work for you. I don't believe the football player in the commercial saying he could have gotten another ring if he had these. Pro players get the absolute best treatment. I'm sure it's a paid endorsement.
2) They like to have people use their foot massage while they get your inserts from the back. Don't do this. The foot massage does feel great but it masks the use of the insert they have you try on. Meaning you think the insert is making things better when really it's the foot massage after effect. Good Feet should actually sell the foot massage unit. I feel using the foot massage is where I made the mistake, so don't do it.
3) There's no cash return. I knew this so I can't really complain but it sure stinks. Having $700 store credit at a place like this isn't exciting in the least bit. 4) The cost. They initially wanted me to spend $1K on a set of three. Why? The margins on these are probably around 10,0000%. This is not a simple cheap investment for the average joe (like me). Other: I ended up getting inserts for $59 which solved my issue. Customer Service - not great. I call them to ask about shoes and they put me on hold.
Then someone from an entirely different store 40 miles away picks up. What? I rarely get a callback and I'm nice to them! Summary: There are other solutions on the market that cure feet issues and a much lower price. In addition, if you review eBay, these inserts seem to show up a lot for resale. Hmmmm I wonder why??? Best of luck.
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA -- I was extremely disappointed in the "upsell" this store uses. They told me their orthotics were $309.00 and the employee brought out several pair for me to look at and choose from. She then measured my feet and told me that I need to up my shoe size from an 8 to a 9. I have never worn a 9 because it is too big and the shoes rub my ankles raw. In an instant, she was back with a spendy pair of tennis shoes in a size 9 which she put the orthotics into and urged me to try on. I told her that they were rubbing the back of my ankles. She said it was normal.
At this point, I was still under the impression that the total cost would be $309.00 plus tax. Wrong. She told me never to wear any of my size 8 shoes, boots, sandals again and to stay in a size 9. I was unaware that she had not been professionally trained for her job, and as my feet were hurting badly I decided to "go for it." The total came to $500.79. I took the shoes home and wore them accordingly - a half hour the first day, an hour the second day, etc.
After a week, my arches and feet hurt worse than before I went into the store. I decided to return the shoes only to be offered store credit on a different pair of shoes. This is the "upsell" they use. They show you their orthotics and bring out a new, expensive pair of shoes to suck you into buying for the orthotics that won't fit into any of your other shoes.
When you ask for a refund, they blatantly refuse because they want the money you originally paid for the shoes kept in their pocket. The woman I dealt with was very snotty to me when I mentioned that their policy is a bunch of shit. She stormed into the back room and returned with a clipboard and snidely said, "You are now refunded!" I signed the slip on the clipboard and left and will NEVER do business with that store again.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- I have been living with horrible foot pain for at least 4 yrs. I have been to at least 5 foot doctors with no relief. One doctor wanted to do surgery even though he did not understand the cause of pain. None of them could explain the cause of pain. The pain was on the balls of my feet. It was so intense that some mornings it was all I could do to walk carefully, slowly and 'softly'. The pain would also be on the tip of my second to little toes. I would wonder where all this would end if this condition continued to progress. I have tried every imaginable insole to subside the pain, but nothing ever worked.
A friend suggested that I give Good Feet a try. And so I did on October 14, 2017. I made an appointment to meet with a sales representative that day. The store was 141 miles away in San Antonio. It was more than well worth it. Better said, it was life changing! The insoles which I was carefully fitted are correcting my feet and the pain in less than a month has just about left!!! I cannot believe it!!!
Merrie ** fitted me and worked with me for over 2 hours to ensure a proper fit and everything perfect. She was my angel that day and has continued to follow up with me, making sure that all is working out well. Absolutely the best in customer service and tops in class. I feel like family and believe she genuinely cares about the progress of my foot health. I put these insoles (I have purchased 4 different types and several of certain ones) in every shoe I wear including my water socks, so I can walk on the beach and keep my feet in correct position.
This was a monetarily expensive investment. But I have spent much more with all the doctors I have been and spent so much time. These insoles fixed what the doctors would not do. I am amazed! Best investment I have ever made because it is paying huge dividends in returning my foot health, my mental health and time and money which I will not lose to going to doctors to fix this problem. Thank you Good Feet and Merrie **! Customer for life.