One of the perks of my job is that, from time to time, companies will send me goodies to use/try/have in hopes that I’ll give a glowing review of their products either here, on the website, or on the social medias.
I appreciate getting to try some stuff, but one thing that I’m 100% firm about is that I will only speak honestly about the products that I receive.
If a company wants me to talk about their product favorably? Make a good product.
Send me something that sucks? And I’ll tell my audience it sucks.
Y’all remember the Soleus watch review, right?
So today, I’m going to deliver the good, the bad, and the ugly about a couple of products that have been sent to me to use/test/evaluate in the past few months.
Get ready, because I’m about to unleash some truth today y’all.
The Healing Sole Sandal
I wear sandals 365 days a year.
There is no hyperbole in that number either. I literally wear sandals every single day of my life.
So when the folks from The Healing Sole sandals reached out to me and offered me a chance to try their sandals, I figured what the heck.
I mean, a guy can always use another pair of sandals, right?
Anyway, The Healing Sole sandals come with the bold claim of being a sandal that can help cure plantar fasciitis.
Do they live up to the hype?
I don’t know.
I haven’t had plantar fasciitis in years (seriously, take care of your feet y’all!) so I can’t give you a firm yes or no on that front.
They didn’t cause any foot issues for me, at the least The Healing Sole sandals have that going for them.
They do have a few unique design features that should, in theory at least, help to alleviate any plantar fasciitis symptoms you may be experiencing.
- Slightly Elevated Great Toe: Your big toe sits on a slightly elevated platform, which allows for a slight stretch in the plantar fascia while wearing the sandals.
- Supportive Foot Bed: For a pair of sandals, there is a decent amount of arch support present with The Healing Soles.
- They Are Thick: I have to say, I feel a little awkward wearing sandals that are over an inch think. It almost feels like I’m heightening or something…
The Healing Sole sandals are comfortable, and I can see how they COULD help reduce or relieve some of the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
But as someone that doesn’t have an issue with plantar fasciitis, it’s a little difficult for me to be able to say unabashedly that they are a cure for those that do battle PF.
If you’re really struggling with a case of plantar fasciitis, I’d definitely say they are worth a shot.
That pretty much sums up my experience trying out a Lace Locker to prevent my shoes from coming untied while running.
Now, I don’t have anything bad to say about Lace Locker.
The product did as advertised: my shoes stayed tied throughout my run.
But I couldn’t tell you the last time I had a shoe come untied during the run, so this seems a bit unnecessary to me.
I guess if you don’t know how to properly execute a double not I’d recommend getting a set of Lace Lockers. Or if you get a pair of shoes with some laces that simply won’t stay tied Lace Lockers will be useful.
If you don’t have issues with your laces coming untied, I’m not sure I see the point.
But maybe that’s just me…
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Well, there you have it.
My take on The Healing Sole sandals and Lace Locker.
If you have any questions or would like further clarification on any of these products, just let me know!
Leave a comment below, holler at me on social, or shoot me an email with your questions and I’ll be happy to help you understand any of these products more completely.
***Legalese: I received each of the products in this post for free, and the thoughts/opinions/reviews of each product are 100% my own. My reviews have been in no way influenced by anyone associated with any of the companies or products discussed in this post/episode.***
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