Monday, November 26, 2012

OrthoLite Fusion Insoles Review and Giveaway

As many of you know, I have been running consistently for just over three years now. In that time I have learned a lot by talking to people and also by trial and error. In a way, I think the latter one teaches me more. (Yes, I'm a little hard headed, my kids come by it honestly!)

When I was contacted to see if I wanted to try the Ortholite Fusion Insoles, my first thought was, no thanks. I don't wear insoles in my shoes. In my mind, I figured that if my shoes needed a new insole, then I probably needed new shoes. So I thought about it a little bit more and figured, "why not?"

Look how pretty and clean they are!

I received this information in the original email:

OrthoLite Fusion insoles are available at or for $19.99. Features include:
  • Designed to fit all athletic and outdoor shoes or boots
  • Made with open-cell foam, allowing air to circulate around the foot, keeping it cooler and drier inside the shoe
  • Wicks moisture away from your foot leaving your foot cooler and drier
  • Unique spring-back technology ensures that your insole won’t flatten out and it will retain over 95% of its thickness over time
  • Our patented anti-microbial formulation (approved by the EPA and FDA) fights fungus, bacteria and shoe odor
  • Lightweight and fully washable

Ok, the next to last statement was what really sold me...fights shoe odor! After sweating for miles and miles in a pair of shoes, we all need a good odor defense, don't we? I read the directions, got out my scissors and set to work. I was still a skeptic, so I decided to get out my Brooks that had the most miles on them that should probably be retired and see how they feel. 
wow, my original insoles are worn!
Hoping I was doing it right, I started cutting the OrthoLite Insole. It was actually much easier than I anticipated and I put it in my shoe. Perfect fit, yay me! I did the other and tried them on. It felt like a new shoe! However, that was only walking around in the house, I still wasn't convinced they would make a difference while running. So, I headed to the basement to try them out on the treadmill. I couldn't believe how much difference this little insole made in the feel of my old shoes. They helped me extend the life of my old Brooks Adrenaline 11s, but don't know how it would work or how many extra miles I would be able to get out of a pair of shoes had I used them from the beginning.

See? Easy!
I've worn them for runs on the street and the treadmill and both feel great. Now that I've retired those shoes in the picture, I have moved them to another pair of my shoes that have pretty high mileage on them.

The even better news, OrthoLite is allowing me to share the goodness with one of my readers!

One of my readers will be able to try these insoles for themselves!

Enter by the following ways:

Here's how to Enter: (total of 4 possible entries)

1. Follow @Ortholite on Twitter and tell me that you did.

2. Follow @runningmom2boys on Twitter and tell me that you did (or tell me that you already do).

3. Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your own blog. Then leave me a comment saying you did.

4. Leave a blog comment below telling me about any experience you have had with insoles or if you've never tried them tell me why.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, November 30, at 8:00pm (eastern). A random winner will be chosen via and announced on Monday, December 3. The winner will have until Thursday, December 6, 2012 to contact me. Should the winner fail to contact me by 8:00pm eastern on 12/6/12, the next number chosen via will be the new winner. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I've used inserts before, and just thought TODAY that I think I need them again! Funny!!!! If I don't win them, I will totally buy them!!

  2. I have custom inserts that I got made for free when I was a grad student. But now that I'm a grown-up, I don't have that option any more and I really need a new pair. :)

  3. My doctor recommended to me that I might want to try insoles since I've proven to be a high risk shin splints/stress fracture runner. I haven't tried them yet, though, but I'm curious as to whether they would help me or not.

  4. I've never used inserts because I'm always afraid that they are going to feel uncomfortable. Based off of your post, I may give them a try...if I don't win a pair ;)

  5. So this product completely intrigues me. I've been suffering from mild to moderate heel pain for several months and have been thinking about insoles. The pain isn't awful (most of the time), but I'd love to have to go away so I'd love to try these out!

    One more thing- I already follow you on twitter. :)

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  8. I am now following you and Ortholite on twitter! @jackiekachinski

  9. Nice review! The only insoles I've ever tried were Superfeet when I was pregnant. I wouldn't necessarily call those comfortable. LOL!

  10. Thank you all for entering! a Winner will be announced on Monday, December 3, 2012.

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