Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support Review

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If you’re a man between two and three hundred pounds who experiences muscle fatigue and pain in your feet, ankles, legs, hips, and lower back, then you may want to consider Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles. They are designed specifically to provide the support, stability, shock absorption, and cushioning that heavier men need. 

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles relieve your pain by distributing your weight evenly across your entire foot, reducing the impact of each foot strike, cushioning your feet during walking, keeping your arch from collapsing, and giving you extra stability.

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are originally just over twelve and a half inches long and can be trimmed to size. They are meant for sneakers, casual shoes, work shoes, or work boots. They even come at a great price with a satisfaction guarantee.

Editor's Pros & Cons

For Men Over 200 lbs

Neutral Arch Support

Weight Distribution

Shock Absorption

Pain Relief


Not For Flat Feet/High Arches

Plastic Irritates Feet


In 1882, Dr. William Mathias School was born. He grew up to begin his own company, called Dr. Scholl’s. His family was a line of farmers and cobblers. In his younger years, William was fascinated by the biomechanics of feet. Because of this fascination, he was interested in shoes.

William buried himself in research dealing with foot care. His grandpa’s tools are what he used when he decided to begin repairing shoes for people. This is how he first started earning his own money. After high school, Dr. Scholl went to the Loyola University of Chicago to study medicine. While attending, he spent his spare time working in a shoe store. It was at that job that William’s interest in podiatry was sparked.

William kept very busy in college. While he was a student he designed, invented, and patented his own product for arch support. This was done in 1904. To get the word out about his product, he joined forces with his brother, Frank, and founded Dr. Scholl’s company. Because of this partnership, the company was able to sell products overseas.

The original Dr. Scholl may not be able to create foot care products anymore, but today’s owners and manufacturers continue to advance the technology and science of movement and foot care. The mission of the company has not changed; they still work to help people find relief and comfort in their day-to-day lives. Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are one of the many products available. You can find other Dr. Scholl’s products here.


Cushioning is important for your feet, and not just so that you can feel like you’re walking on air; though that is nice. Cushioning can actually help in many different ways; especially the cushioning of the Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles. What makes these insoles special is that the cushioning runs the entire length of the foot; from heel to toe.

Your heel can use the extra cushioning for many reasons. The cushioning will help to ease some of the pressure that comes with each heel strike. It will absorb some of the shocks that would normally hit your heel and travel up your leg to your back.

The cushioning of the Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles works in the arch of your foot to relieve pain from conditions like plantar fasciitis. This condition is the inflammation of your fibrous tissue that runs along your foot from the heel to the toe. This condition can cause a lot of pain. The arch cushioning will protect your plantar nerve from pressure and strain. If you need products specifically for plantar fasciitis, check here.

Cushioning in the toe of the insole will help to protect the balls of your feet from unnecessary pressure and friction that will inevitably cause pain, discomfort, and even blisters. The cushioning will also help to relieve the pain associated with diabetic ulcers.

Heel Cup

A deep heel cup is integrated into the design of the Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Dut Support insoles. The heel cup is included as a tool to help reduce the pressure put on your heel. It will cushion your heel from impact during heel strikes and even guide your foot through your strides (giving you a more natural stride). The heel cup also provides additional stability, which helps with overpronation. All of these benefits are good news for men from two to three hundred pounds.

Overpronation is a common condition that many people struggle with. If you are one of these people, then your arches tend to roll inward during walking, which can cause pain in your feet and ankles. This condition can either happen naturally or can be caused by obesity or even pregnancy. No matter how this condition happens, the Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are here to help.

The likelihood of sustaining injuries is higher for those who overpronate. Because of the increased risk, it is important to make sure that your feet are stable in your shoes. If your shoes aren’t providing you with enough stability, you may want to consider investing in a pair of insoles that can give you the extra stability you need. Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are a good place to start looking.

Before you decide to purchase a product with the intention of treating symptoms relating to a foot condition, be sure to consult your Dr. to make sure they are what you need. If you choose the wrong type of insole, you could cause yourself pain. To buy individual heel cups, check here.

Arch Support

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles include arch guard technology, which is designed to provide extra support to those who are between two and three hundred pounds. In a typical arch, the joints and bones are held together tightly. However, when the arch is flattened, the tendons and ligaments stretch and eventually the arch collapses. The biggest cause of collapsed arches (AKA flat feet) is obesity.

If your arches aren’t protected from collapsing, or if you already suffer from flat feet and don’t treat it, you can expect to develop one or more painful condition, including overpronation, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, shin splints, and pain in the knees, hips, and back. Find pain relief products here.

Your feet experience a lot of pressure even when you’re not overweight. It’s not hard to believe that this pressure is exponentially increased when you’re overweight. The pressure from walking can make it difficult for overweight people to exercise. If you don’t have the right support for your arches, you could end up with long-term damage in your feet and ankles. Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles can provide the support you need. For other products geared towards heavier people, check here.

Shock Absorption

Shock absorption is important for any person, but even more so for those who are carrying around a little extra weight. When we walk, our feet carry our weight. However, they don’t just carry our weight. With each foot strike, the pressure put on our feet can be as much as five times more than what we weigh. Understandably, this can cause a lot of issues for your feet, ankles, knees, and back.

When you’re overweight, you need extra shock absorption because you’re going to experience excessive forces on your joints, which could lead to arthritis. Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are designed to be firm but cushioned so that they can provide the right amount of support and shock absorption. For shoes with extra cushioning, check here.

Your arch acts as a natural shock absorber for your whole body. However, your arch isn’t as strong if you’re overweight. It’s very hard for it to hold up to the pressure put upon it. Therefore, you need other aspects of your insoles to assist your arches in the job. If you don’t have enough shock absorption you can end up fracturing or otherwise injuring your bones in your lower extremities.

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles have Shock Guard technology to make sure that your feet have as much help as possible to keep them pain-free during your strides. The shock absorption will help prevent your arches from collapsing and relieve pain. If you need shoes with shock absorption, try here.

Pain Relief

It’s not uncommon for people to experience foot and leg fatigue and pain in the forefoot, arch, heel, ankle, leg, hip, and back. What makes all of this worse, though? Being overweight. Thankfully, the cushioning, heel cup, arch support, and shock absorption from Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles work together to reduce the impact felt with each step.

Your feet take quite a pounding every day, with every single foot strike. This pounding is accentuated for those who weigh more than two hundred pounds. Our feet take as much as five times our weight in pressure with each step. The features of Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles work together to bring you support and to distribute your weight more evenly in an effort to lighten the weight of your steps.

One of America’s most common problems regarding pain is lower back pain. Sometimes it is a chronic problem that doesn’t go away. For others, it’s just an obstacle that you need to find a way to get past so that you can perform your best. Many people don’t realize that lower back pain can be directly related to being on your feet too much, or putting too much pressure on them. Find products to help back pain here.

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles help with pain, but they also help with foot and leg fatigue. It’s no wonder your muscles become tired when walking, especially when you’re overweight. Some symptoms of muscle fatigue include soreness, swelling, and generalized achiness. If you struggle with muscle fatigue, these insoles could help you.


Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are designed specifically for men who weight between two and three hundred pounds. People who weigh more than two hundred pounds experience a lot more pressure and strain when walking. Their arches are more likely to collapse. They’re more susceptible to pain in the ball of the foot, arch, heel, ankles, legs, hips, and lower back.

It’s difficult for heavier men to find insoles that will provide them with what they desperately need. A lot of times, the insoles designed for them end up not working; either because they’re not wide enough or because they don’t provide enough support and stability.

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles help to protect heavier men from pain and muscle fatigue by implementing shock guard and arch guard technology. These technologies will work together to distribute your weight and reduce each footsteps’ impact. If you don’t need insoles for heavier men, check here for other options.


It’s important to know how an insole is going to fit, and what shoes it will be able to fit into. Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles are designed to fit sneakers, casual shoes, work shoes, and work boots. They come out of the factory at just over twelve and a half inches long. They can be trimmed to size if needed. There are guidelines on the underside of the insole. Simply match your shoe sole up to the guideline and trim the appropriate amount. For other trimmable insoles, check here.

You’ll want to be sure that when you install your insoles into your shoes that you have the fabric side facing up. Otherwise, they’ll be extremely uncomfortable and ineffective. When you first start to notice signs of wear, or every six months, replace your Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles.


You always want to do the research to make sure that whatever product you’re buying comes with some type of satisfaction guarantee or warranty. Thankfully, Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles come with a money-back guarantee. It’s not just a thirty-day guarantee, either. It is effective for up to ninety days from the original date of purchase. If you’re not completely happy with your product in the first ninety days, you can ask for a refund.

In order for the company to quickly process your refund request, you must be sure to complete the refund form and mail it to the refund department (the address for which can be found on Dr. Scholl’s website). Be sure that your package includes both insoles with the UPC code off of the original packaging. You also want to prove the date that you purchased the product.

Bottom Line

If you aren’t over two hundred pounds and you have high arches or flat feet, these insoles may not be suited for you. They are designed specifically for men between two and three hundred pounds. Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles feature neutral arch support, a deep heel cup, full-length cushioning, weight distribution, shock absorption, and pain relief strategies.

Dr. Scholl’s Heavy Duty Support insoles come at a great low price. With a ninety-day satisfaction guarantee, and the chance to relieve your muscle fatigue and pain, why not give them a try? That is, of course, if your Dr. suggests that they are the right insole for you.