Insoles and Beyond Giveaway!

Shortly after my back flared up on the day of the Charleston Marathon, I was contacted by Insoles and Beyond to do a product review and giveaway. While I had no idea at that time when I would start running again, I was optimistic about recovering quickly. Both chiropractors I went to recommended trying out insoles as a way to reduce some of the impact traveling to my spine, so receiving the email from Insoles and Beyond was the perfect timing!ย Insoles can be helpful for all sorts of running injury issues, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, back pain, and metatarsalgia/sesamoiditis, and I know many people who have used them with great results.


As you know, I don’t do a lot of product reviews and giveaways on this site. That’s because most of the offers I receive are not products I personally would use for whatever reason, so I don’t feel comfortable telling you that I think you should use them. The first thing that I liked about Insoles and Beyond is that it’s a small, family-owned business based out of North Carolina. The website has just about every type of insole you can think of, including those for every day use, running, and even special splintsย and insoles for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. They even have insoles that are specific for dress shoes, hiking boots, and ski boots! I honestly didn’t know that many types of insoles existed.

The second thing I really love about the company is the customer service. I wasn’t sure what kind of insoles I wanted or what might be right for me based on my activity level, and I didn’t want to order the wrong kind. Fortunately, because the business is small and focused on customer service, Ashley was willing and able to answer all of my questions and make suggestions about the type of insoles she thought would be best. After about a million emails back and forth, I decided to go with the RunPro insoles from Currex.

Shiny new insoles!

As you might have noticed, I haven’t been able to run much since I hurt my back, but I think that has actually enhanced my review. I had done several short runs of 3-5 miles with the insoles during the month of February before I completely stopped running after the International Friendship Run in Tokyo, and on each of those runs, my feet felt great. I love the support offered by the insoles, and I’ve found that they are more cushioned than my normal insoles. I’ve also taken them to the gym, where I’ve tested them on the arc trainer, the treadmill, and the elliptical, all with great comfort. I walked around Quebec with them and I’ve done my daily walks with them ever since!

Quebec is really big on giant staircases.

I would definitely recommend Insoles and Beyond if you’re looking for a specialty pair of insoles but aren’t sure exactly what you need or where to find it. The customer service is rivaled only by the selection! Better news? Insoles and Beyond has been kind enough to offer a free pair of insoles for one lucky reader of this blog!

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51 thoughts on “Insoles and Beyond Giveaway!

  1. Thanks for letting us know about these insoles – I have been trying all kinds in my almost year long battle with sesamoiditis. Maybe these will help!

  2. i have a pair of shoes i love but they have NO arch support at all and i can’t run in them. been trying to find insoles for them so i can maybe use them to run. they’re soooooo cool. (yea i bought them for how the looked so shoot me – online) they’re hot pink and shiny silver!

  3. i am sooooo in! my chiro told me that my arches are collapsed and that might be contributing to all my issues. i hope i get these! yay! thanks so much for running this!

  4. Every pair of insoles I’ve tried (ok both pairs) have been terrible. My flat ass feet kill me on the reg.

  5. I’m training for my first marathon … in Fargo. I use generic insoles from Target now for my self-diagnosed plantar fasciitis via webmd. “Real” ones would be fantastic!

  6. I would give them to my husband because he does security and stands on his feet all day at work. Would love for him to have comfy feet ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’d put these in my sneakers for extra support and cushioning when exercising especially for outside because of the uneven ground.

  8. First, I never knew you had an instagram. I am so far out of the loop.

    Second, I’ve started having to be on my feet a lot more so this would be perfect for that. I was actually looking for insoles for just wondering around in.

  9. I would love to try out their various insoles. I have had plantar fasciitis for over a year now and it’s really impeding my ability to run!

  10. I’d put them in my running shoes, definitely. I’ve never used insoles but I’d love to try these. I hope things go well with your appointments too, looking forward to your return to running.

  11. I would love to try some new insoles! I developed metatarsalgia back in January. It eventually went away, but now a different part of my foot hurts…I think it’s a compensation injury. Not being able to run consistently is driving me crazy!

  12. I use insoles for running now, but I always end up with blisters. I would LOVE to try another brand!

  13. I’d like to find out whether or not insoles would help my terrible hip and knee joints retain their resolve to support my weight during long runs.

  14. I recently experienced a bout of plantar fasciitis so bad that I had to sadly skip a planned half marathon. It was pretty crushing, since that was following a dislocated knee back in January. These insoles could be the thing that helps me get back to running outside again!

  15. I am currently dealing with a bout of plantar fasciitis and would love some insoles to help with my painful arches.

  16. I just started running after a long hiatus and the insoles would definitely help alleviate some knee pain I’ve started to have when pounding the pavement.

  17. I was just thinking how I need a new pair of insoles–I literally ran holes through my favorite ones and would love to try these out!

  18. I’ve been wondering if insoles might help me out — shin splints come and go and I’d like for them to stay “gone”.

  19. Brand spanking new to running and I can’t get past the shin splints. Hopefully, good insoles will keep me going.

  20. I would use them everyday because I have tremendous problems w/my feet, so bad that my right foot collapsed on me, I fell and shattered it in 6 places, needed emergency surgery …you get the point ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I was just thinking today while I was running that it might be time to get new insoles. Perfect if I could get them for free! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Thank you for posting the information about Insoles and Beyond. It could not have come ay a better time. My doctor just recommended I get some orthotic insoles for my plantar fasciitis so I checked out the link you provided and ordered some Currex Run Pro insoles. They really do look good. Thanks for the help. Gary

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