All Day Heels update...

So the All Day Heels did not work for me... at least not with the 10cm high shoes I wore to dinner last Friday night.  So sadly rather than gracefully walking home in my heels like I used to back in the day, I hobbled home in pain.

Although the instructions explain that correct placement in the shoe is the most tricky bit and the key to good results, I found that removing the backing to expose the sticky side was the most challenging. I swear I wrecked about 3 fingernails doing so! I actually think that the placement was quite easy and that I did a good job since I did not feel them in my shoes - at all.  This is a good thing, yes, but I now query whether this is why they didn't work FOR ME?  Maybe my inner arches are too high for this invention?

Also maybe not all shoes are made equal? Maybe the shoe last that my D&G pumps were designed around were flawed?  As you can see this product has left me with more questions than answers... For some reason I can walk for miles in my ACNE Pistols (and I could walk around the world in my IM Dickers) without developing debilitating pain. Yes my feet are sore after a whole day in my Pistols, but I don't hobble!

Nevertheless, before I give up on these acclaimed inserts, I am going to try popping them into a pair of Country Road mid-heels which should be comfy, but aren't.  Fingers crossed.


  1. You could try these:

    But I only wear my 10cm heels for special occasions. I do wear 7.5's to work and they definitely make a big different (with foot petals at the balls of my feet).

    1. Hi lorrwill, unfortunately All Day Heels and Insolia are one and the same product, just marketed under a different name here in Australia.

  2. Hi,
    Just for transparency, I’m Sara from All Day Heels. I hope you don’t mind my posting here but I was wondering if you’d had another chance to try out Insolia? You did mention you had bought more a while back so I was curious to see if they’d worked out for you? I'll try and elaborate a bit on them to give you some answers.
    Firstly it sounds like you did try them in a pair of already very uncomfortable heels? Here's the thing. We say that you can typically wear your heels around 3 - 4 times longer in comfort when wearing them with Insolia. This is great for a pair of heels you can usually wear for 2 hours as you should then, by extrapolation, be able to wear them for 6 - even 8 - hours. Not so good, however, for a pair of shoes you can only wear for 5 minutes before they start to hurt. You'll only then get maybe 15 or 20 minutes wear. In other words there is only so much 'correction' they can do :)
    Also, you are correct in saying that not all shoes are created equal. I have found varying degrees of success depending on the shoe I put them in. I’m not even sure myself if this is just tine degrees of placement or the shoes but I have definitely noticed they work better in some shoes compared to others.
    As far as placement goes the trick is to have the tiny raised ‘bump’ at the front of your heel so it can rotate the bone and ‘lift’ you. You should feel some pressure, just not pain.
    In regards to the backing strip, I couldn’t agree more! We’ve now improved this feature and our next batch – arriving any day now – has a vastly improved backing strip that you can peel off in a cinch.
    Finally you are right about high arches. The shape of the Insolia contour is quite similar to the shape of the bottom of a foot with a higher arch. The "sameness" of the foot bottom to Insolia contour tend to negate some of the weight shift effect. Interestingly, some of the women who have higher arched feet do not need Insolia...they are already comfortable in HH shoes.
    It is possible they just don't work with your feet and it's why we offer a money back guarantee. And we really do encourage people to take us up on this if they can’t get them to work.
    You can see more about how they work here:
    Best regards and thanks again for your fair and honest review.