Dr Scholls running insoles womens review

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The Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles are ideal for runners of any kind. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned marathon runner, these insoles can help keep your feelings and lower extremities comfortable. Thanks to the impact-resistant design, you have a reduced risk of pain from shin splints, knee pain, and plantar fasciitis. The extra cushioning and support the insoles can provide are a real game-changer for many athletes.

Not only can the insoles prevent pain and discomfort, but they can also manage foot odor. Nobody likes to be the person in the room with stinky feet. Thanks to this product, you don’t have to be. The insole has a top layer that will help manage the bacteria that causes smelly feet, keeping you smelling fresh.

Customers love the fantastic deal they can get on this product. When compared to similar insoles, these ones fall on the low end of the price spectrum. Combine the affordable cost with the durability then you have a win-win situation. Yes, you should replace the soles about every six months, but that doesn’t deter many consumers from loving the product nonetheless.

Editor's Pros & Cons



Great price tag

Easy to use

All-day comfort


Replace after 6 months

Only for sizes 5.5-9


Dr. William Mathias Scholl, the founder of the company, was the grandson of a cobbler and a farmer. He was born in the 1880s in Indiana. Because of his grandfathers work, he becomes interested in the biomechanics of the human foot and shoes. He made a little extra money on the side and explored his curiosity by borrowing his grandfather's tools and repairing shoes on the side.

He went to medical school when he was a young adult, but continued to work in the shoe business. As you might imagine, his fascination with feet and shoes led him to study podiatry (the study of the foot).

While he was still in school, William invented and patented his first arch support. A year later, he started Dr. Scholl's company so he could make his products readily available to others. Then, he worked alongside his brother to expand the business overseas, to reach an even more significant customer base.

When Dr. Scholl was finished with school, he did start to practice medicine while still running his company. Because of his education and work in the medical field, as well as his experience in the shoe industry, he was able to create a plethora of innovative products. Some of these innovations we can still see today.

Dr. Scholl, in his lifetime, was able to produce more than 1,000 foot-care products to customers across the globe. Just because he is no longer with us doesn't mean the company has stopped producing fantastic quality products.

The company still strives to advance the company the same way William Scholl would have. They aim to help consumers gain the ability to move comfortably and confidently.

Today, the company has a plethora of products to help keep your feet protected and comfortable while you're on the go. They have insoles, shoes, and even socks. They are a household name and a trusted company across the globe.


There are many reasons that someone would want to use insoles like these ones. Yes, they are designed for runners, but that doesn't mean that you can't use them for other purposes as well. Most consumers who choose to purchase and use the insoles, however, are athletes of some sort.

Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles can help prevent pain and specific injuries that runners might encounter. The use of this product can help prevent pain from shin splints, knee pain, and even plantar fasciitis. Not only can the soles help avoid discomfort and injury due to these ailments, but it can merely provide you with everyday support with each step that you take. These are an excellent solution if you don't own running shoes for shin splints, just place them in any running shoes and you are good to go.

The inserts provide you with triple zone protection, which can help with shock absorption. They can prevent up to 40% of the impact with each step that you take. That is taking a significant amount of pressure off of your legs and joints while you're running.

Yes, it is mostly runners who use these insoles thanks to the fantastic shock absorption offered by wearing them. However, others might choose to wear them to work if they are spending the day on their feet. Others consumers might decide to put them in their walking shoes. The possibilities are endless.

Shock Absorption

When you are running, with each step that you take, your legs and joints can feel the shock of about 2-3 times your body weight. Again, that is with EACH step you take. After a while, this repetitive impact can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Thanks to products like this, you can help reduce some of that impact and avoid some of that pain.

As the name suggests, these inserts are great for runners thanks to the amazing shock absorption that they offer. The Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles feature a deep heel cup that can help absorb some of the impacts from your feet, especially if you are a heel striker.

In addition to the deep heel cup, the soles feature a decent amount of padding at the ball of the foot. The extra little bit of cushioning can help distribute the pressure on your foot throughout the push-off, again reducing stress from your legs and joints.

When you take a step your foot, including your heel, will sink down into the cushioning of the insole and help prevent some of the initial impacts. This is going to drastically avoid the amount of pain and discomfort that you will feel in your lower extremities. Your feet, ankles, legs, and knees will thank you after a long hard run.

Whether you suffer from or are trying to prevent plantar fasciitis, shin splints, or general knee pain, these inserts are going to be able to help you.

Customers can agree that this product works phenomenally. From hiking up the side of a mountain to marathon training, these insoles can help reduce the impacts and pressure on your lower body.

Odor Manangement

Not only are these inserts going to help prevent pain and discomfort from running injuries, but they will also help keep your feet smelling fresh. Nobody likes smelly feet and thanks to this product you don't have to be that person.

The insoles feature a top layer that is made out of odor-neutralizing materials. This is going to help soak up and get rid of strong odors. Of course, it might not get rid of the stink completely, but it will significantly reduce the smells.

When you are running or doing anything active, you are going to sweat. That moisture can cause your shoes and feet to stink. Thanks to odor-neutralizing products, like this, you can avoid that stench.


Support is essential to your overall comfort and protection while you're running. If you don't have the support that you need, then you run the risk of discomfort and pain in the arches of your feet. If you are a runner, you especially want to make sure that you have the support you need under your arches.

The Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles offer you a little extra arch support for those who need it. If you want something extra or if you find your running sneakers don't provide you the support you need, you can pop these in, and you are good to go.

The reinforced arch support gives you some extra cushioning in the middle of the sole. Not only will it provide you with padding under your arches, but it will also act to transition weight from your footfalls to the push-off. It will work with the natural stride of your steps to keep you going.

Customers love the amount of support they get when wearing these insoles. They have commented that they provide excellent support, especially when their current running shoes don't provide them with any. It's important for runners to have a supportive and cushioned pair of sneakers, and when they don't provide them with what they need, these inserts will come in handy.


When you are a runner, you expect to feel discomfort. The harder you push yourself on your run, the more you are going to cause discomfort to your whole body. However, there is no reason for your feet to be put through the same abuse.

Thankfully for many consumers, this product provides them with stellar comfort that their feet thank them for at the end of the day. The cushioning and arch support help keep their feet nice and comfortable all day long.

In addition to the soles being comfortable, they also help prevent discomfort to your legs and joints. The padding helps with shock absorption, which can take the pressure off your lower extremities, keeping you pain-free.


Runners love when they are wearing something under their feet that will give them a little spring in their step. The good news is that this product will provide them with just what they are looking for. The padding in the Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles will give you the bouncy responsiveness that runners desire.

With each step that you take, your foot will sink down into the padding. The sole will then try to bounce back to its original shape, pushing you forward into your next step. This can help give you a tiny edge while you're running. If you are training for a marathon or a race of any kind, a responsive pair of shoes or inserts can help give that little edge you need for a better time.


Since this product was created with runners in mind, you can expect that it can take quite the beating. These soles will be able to withstand the repeated pounding on the ground from your running. Whether you head out every day or a couple of times a week, these soles will be able to keep up with you.

Customers have stated that they can take quite a bit of abuse before they start wearing down. For the most part, they are durable and can get the job done.

Dr. Scholl's recommends that you change the insoles out every six months or when they start to show visible signs of wear.


The Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles are designed to fit women with shoe sizes between 5.5 and 9. As long as your shoe size falls in that range, then you should have no problem at all with these fitting you.

You simply pull out the current insole of your sneaker, whether it is what came in your shoe or your old insert. You put the old sole on top of the new one, making sure to line up the heel with the fabric side of both insoles facing up.

Once you have everything lined up trace the old sole onto the new one with a pen and then cut, it will give you the perfect size for the sneakers you are putting them in, giving you an optimal fit or stellar comfort.


The Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles are a pretty decent value that runners can appreciate. When compared to some of the other inserts out there that are aimed for runners, these ones are on the low end of the spectrum.

Not only do the soles have an affordable price tag, but they are highly durable, making them a win-win. You should only have to replace your insoles about every six months which isn't too bad considering the abuse they will take.

All and all, they are a great value, and customers love them.

Bottom Line

If you are a runner and require an insole for your running shoes, then you have come to the right place. The Dr. Scholl’s RUNNING Absorb Shock Insoles will help give you the support and protection that you need while you are pounding the pavement.

These inserts will help reduce the amount of impact you put on your joints by about 40%, helping prevent annoying pain and discomfort. The use of this product can help reduce the risk of knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and even shin splints.

This product has an affordable price tag. Combine that with the longevity, and you have a great deal. Customers love these insoles and love the deal they get even better.