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Who remembers the long string of "Are you gellin'?" commercials a few years back?! That is the first thing I thought of when I got invited to my newest BzzCampaign through BzzAgent. Of course I accepted it and very impatiently waited by my mailbox for a little over a week. Haha. 


Hold on... a BzzCamp-WHAT? And you are a BzzAg-WHAT? 
Oh! Good question. For those of you that don't know, I am a BzzAgent. A BzzAgent is a person who recieves products for review through the BzzAgent website. Companies who want exposure as well as insight on what people think of their products contact BzzAgent and set up a campaign. A BzzCampaign will include a set amount of BzzKits. Each campaign has a different BzzKit depending on the companies products and needs. For example a BzzKit may include a free product and some money saving coupons, or it may have a coupon for a free or highly discounted product. BzzCampaigns usually come with coupons for the product to share with your friends and family. 

Once you get invited to a campaign, and accept it, your kit is on its way. You try out the products, review them and share your thoughts with everyone you know. The good, the bad, and the ugly... wether you love it or hate it BzzAgent encourages you speak what is truly on your mind. As you all know, I always speak my mind when it comes to telling you what I think of products. 

If you like trying new products and reviewing them I highly suggest you sign up to be a BzzAgent. 
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"LIFE STARTS WITH YOUR FEET
When life gets busy, you get moving. But what happens when your feet can’t keep up? They say there’s no rest for the weary, but there is relief for weary feet.

Dr. Scholl’s® Massaging Gel® Insoles provide energizing support and cushioning for men and women on the move. Designed to fit your everyday shoes, these insoles are made with two types of gel to double the comfort in your shoes for those with foot discomfort and absorb shock all day long.

When you aren’t distracted by tired, achy feet, you are able to focus on the good stuff that you love to do. Discover all that’s possible when foot discomfort isn’t slowing you down." -From the BzzAgent Campaign introduction



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DR. SCHOLL’S® MASSAGING GEL® INSOLES:
  • Double the comfort in your shoes for those with foot discomfort
  • Feature a Dual Wave Design™ — soft blue gel cushions and provides superior shock absorption, while firmer purple gel offers added support
  • Fit comfortably in everyday shoes
  • Come in men’s sizes 8–13 and women’s sizes 6–10
  • Sell for a suggested retail price of $12.99
  • Can be found in the foot care aisle of most drugstores, grocery stores and discount mass retailers
  • Offer a money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk in trying them!
And the comfort doesn’t end there. Visit drscholls.com to meet more of the Dr. Scholl’s® Massaging Gel® family! There are a variety of designs available for virtually any activity — whether you’re working all day, playing sports or dancing the night away.


Want to be gellin' like a fellon at 
an amusement park for free? !

Dr. Scholl’s is having an Extra Step Challenge that has great rewards at DrSchollsPromo.com . If you purchase a pair of Dr. Scholl's before July 23rd 2013 you could claim great prizes like free admission to an amusement park, a zoo, golf passes, fitness passes or dance lessons!!! See the website link for details, terms and conditions. 

Packaging 

- Straight forward yet informational
-Organized well
- Bright "company colors" (yellow and blue) to catch attention and draw familiarity
-Easy to open

First Impressions

-Strong "yucky" plastic smell 
-Very large looking
-Sticky 

Inserting and Preparing

These inserts are one size fits all and I was super nervous about them fitting correctly. They are to be cut to size by cutting along one of a few guidelines. They were slightly difficult to cut evenly because the gel was moving and bouncy. 

They came out slightly uneven, but wearable. I would suggest that they just make them in standard 5-12 precut sizes. This would save both time and aggravation. 

The wear... 

I love my shoes, and I only quite a collection. I do not usually wear inserts, except for rainboots which for some reason give me shin pain. The inserts I use are foam though. I have had a lot of luck with the foam because they are easy to find, cheap and I can replace them instead of trying to clean them. 

I have chickens and walking through their pen is a very messy experience. I am in rainboots for around a half and hour to an hour a day. Walking through grass, dirt, mud, water, hay, etc...

I did not notice any shin pain after switching to these gel inserts, however I do not think I will be repurchasing them. I found that my socks would stick to the inserts, even though the gel side is down and the cloth part is facing your sock. The combination of heat seemed to break down  the inserts and cause them to tear and pucker in strange uneven areas. 

The heel and ball of the foot have textured waves cut into them, and I found that the extra space in between caused too much "bounce" or give when I was walking. Also, the inserts are kind of thick in the heel which caused my boots to fit funny. I really need a comfortable and sturfy fit in my boots because I am using them in a "farm type" setting. 

Overall 

Overall these inserts felt really nice, but broke down rather quickly. If you have the money to spend on replacing inserts often, or do not wear your uncomfortable shoes often then I would definitely recommend these to you. 

Unfortunately for my needs these inserts were not ideal.  I can see these working great in loafer type shoes or in enclosed work type dress shoes for an office or retail job.

I do not recommend these for manual labor type jobs because of the instability feeling I got from them.