Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles (Men’s 8-12, Women’s 6-10) Review

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The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles are a decent choice for those who are looking for a little extra cushioning and support in their shoes. They can be worn in most shoe types, including dress flats, work boots, loafer, or casual sneakers. They are ideal for those who are on their feet for extended periods of time or are doing a lot of walking. However, they do not exceed in the athletics department. If you are an athlete and need something for your sports shoes, there are better options out there.

Customers have mixed reviews about the overall support they get from these insoles. Most think that they provide adequate support. Although there is a handful, who were less than pleased by what was offered, if you have high arches or small feet, these inserts might work for you.

They have a low cost, which customers love. However, they are sorely lacking in the durability department. They are supposed to be changed every six months, which is typical for this type of product. That said, consumers generally have to change it far sooner than that as they wear down quickly. It can lead to frustrated and disgruntled customers.

Overall, these insoles are on OK according to many consumers. They get the job done decently enough, but they aren’t exceptional.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Decent comfort

Affordable cost

Moderate arch support

Cons

Lacks durability

Not great for high arches

Doesn't stick in your shoes

Awkward fit

Brand

The founder of the company, Dr. William Mathias Scholl, was born in Indiana in the 1880s. As he was growing up, he became interested in the biomechanics of the human foot and shoes, mostly thanks to his grandfathers work. Scholl's grandpa was a cobbler and therefore worked with shoes. He would borrow his grandfather's tools to repair shoes on the side when he was growing up, allowing him to make a little extra money.

William Scholl attended medical school as a young adult and studied podiatry. While he was in school, however, he continued his work with the shoe business. While he was still in medical school, he invented and patented his first pair of arch supports.

A year after his first product was patented, the Dr. Scholl company was born. He wanted to help bring his products to as many consumers as possible; he wanted them to be readily available to anyone who needed them. William started working with his brother and was able to expand his business overseas. After this, his consumer base skyrocketed, and so did his company.

After medical school, Dr. Scholl did practice medicine while still running the business. Thanks to his extensive education and fascination with shoes and the human foot, he was able to develop a wide variety of innovative foot care products. Some of these innovations are still around today.

During his lifetime, Dr. Scholl produced more than 1,000 footcare products and released them to the world. Even though he is no longer around the brand is still providing, high-quality foot care products that customers love.

The Dr. Scholl's brand still strives to help customers get the ability to comfortably and confidently. They want to advance the company the same with Dr. Scholl did when he was alive.

They are a household name and a trusted brand. Customers love their products. From insoles to shoes, Dr. Scholl's are sure to keep your feet protected and comfortable.

Use

The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles can be used for a plethora of activities. They fit nicely into most pairs of shoes, which makes them an excellent product for almost anyone. They are a decent all-around pair of inserts that you can place in your dress shoes, work boots, or casual sneakers.

The inserts don't thrive in one area, however. They are more of a general pair of insoles that can give you decent support and comfort for your everyday needs. If you are an athlete and are looking for insoles for your athletic shoes, then these might not be the best option for you. They will do a decent job. However, they are not intended for use in your gym shoes.

If you are looking for an insole for a specific problem or type of sneakers, there might be other choices on the market that get suit your needs better. If you want an overall decent pair of insoles that can encompass a wide variety of needs, then these are perfect.

The inserts are going to provide you with cushioning and support in the critical areas of your feet, so you are experiencing a reduced risk of foot and leg pain.

Additionally, you can take advantage of a little impact resistance when you're on the go. The cushioning in the sole can help reduce the shock that is sent through your lower body as you are out and about, preventing discomfort and pain.

Support

No matter what you are doing or where you are going, having the proper amount of support, underfoot is paramount. Most shoes can offer you the support that you need to keep your feet comfortable and protected while you're out and about. However, sometimes you find a pair you love that can't give you the support you need. That is when insoles like these come in.

The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles can offer you a decent amount of support, especially when your sneakers cannot. The extra cushioning they provide can give you some extra padding where your feet need it the most.

That said, there are many customers who disagree with this statement. They have stated that the insoles almost feel like there is no support at all, especially in the arches. It can be frustrating because that is the reason many consumers decide to purchase inserts for their shoes, to give them some extra support.

One the other hand, there are a decent amount of reviewers who did feel that the soles provided them with excellent support. They stated that they had just the right amount of cushioning in all the crucial spots under their foot to keep them comfy all day long.

It seems that most of the problems with lack of support have to do with the overall size and fit of the insert. If it isn't cut and placed in the shoe correctly, then the padding will fall in the incorrect spots.

Another thing to note is that these insoles might not provide you with enough support if you have high arches. They are more intended for those with low to medium arches.

Comfort

The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles strive to provide you with the comfort that you need to make it through the day with ease. Whether you are standing on your feet all day for work or you are doing a lot of walking, these inserts can help keep your feet happy all day long.

These insoles can provide you with an extra layer of cushioning that your shoes cannot offer. It will let your feet sink down into the cushioning while you are walking to provide you with a comfortable base to step on.

It is not just that the inserts provide you with comfort, however. They also help reduce the risk of discomfort and pain throughout your day. The responsive cushioning and decent amount of support can help reduce the risk of pain in your feet and legs.

They offer a little bit of shock absorption to help reduce the amount of pressure and impact you are putting on your joints and lower muscles with each step. Repetitive impact on these areas of your body over time can lead to pain, making it essential that your footwear provides you with an impact-resistant base. If your shoes cannot give you what you need in this department, or you just want a little bit extra, these inserts will have you covered.

Size

The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles can fit a variety of shoe sizes so they can accommodate as many consumers as possible. As long as you have a shoe size between men's 8-12 or women's 6-10, you should be good to go.

That said, some customers had a hard time getting the inserts to fit inside of their shoes comfortably. Reviewers mentioned that they weren't ideal for if you wear a smaller shoe size. One customer stated that even though she wears a size 6.5 (women's), the insole was ill-fitting.

It seems that when you have smaller feet and need to trim the insole down to fit, it throws the proportions off. It can leave the arch support sitting under your feet in the wrong place, which can lead it discomfort after a while.

Additionally, if your shoe size is at the top of the spectrum (women's size 10 or men's size 12), you might find that the insole was a bit too short. Some reviewers said that they were too small and did not sit comfortably inside of their sneakers, leading to annoyance and irritation throughout the day.

Something that you should note about these insoles, however, is that they are not supposed to be a full-length design. They have a 3/4 length design so your toes can move around more freely inside of the foot chamber.

All of that said, if your feet fall nicely in the middle of the road, the insoles will fit perfectly.

Durability

When you are spending money on a product, of any kind, you want to make sure that you are getting your monies worth. It can be rather frustrating to spend your hard-earned cash on something only to find that it falls apart or stops working sooner than it should.

Unfortunately, the Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles lack in the durability department. According to the company, you are supposed to replace the inserts every six months or when they start to show signs of wear and tear. It appears, according to many consumers, that they usually need to be changed far sooner than the six month period.

As you might expect, if you are on your feet all day or you are doing a lot of walking, the insoles will wear out far quicker than those who only use them moderately. That said, you should still be able to get a decent amount of use out of them, even if you are very active with them.

Customers have mentioned that they were lucky to get a month's worth of time out of the insoles. After wearing them for a short period of time, they will start to lose their cushioning and become just as uncomfortable, if not more so, than their shoes were before the insole.

If you are looking for a long term solution to your uncomfortable sneakers, these insoles are probably not going to work for you. They aren't going to last you very long, especially if you are hard on your soles.

How to Use

One thing that can be said for these insoles, they are easy to use. Since they have a 3/4 length design there is no cutting necessary for them to fit nicely into your shoes. The insoles are labeled with an L for the left shoe and an R for the right one.

There is no adhesive in these soles so they aren't going to stick to the inside of your shoes. Since they don't stick you can slip them from shoe to shoe as you need them so you don't have to get a new pair for each set of shoes you own.

Value

The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles are on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to cost. They have a very affordable and budget-friendly price tag. That said, they are sorely lacking in durability so you'll have to pay to replace them more often.

Some customers are OK with paying the low cost and replacing them frequently. You actually end up spending a little more in the long run by doing it this way, and it can become quite the hassle. However, if you are looking for a short term solution or you don't plan on using them very often, they become an excellent deal.

Bottom Line

The Dr. Scholl’s TRI-COMFORT Insoles are an average pair of inserts that can fit into most types of shoes from your dress shoes to work boots. They have a 3/4 length design so they should fit most shoes with ease. That said, there are a handful of consumers with smaller feet who state they don't fit as well as advertised so use caution when ordering.

If you are looking for a short term product or something that you are only going to be occasionally using, then these might be a great option for you. The durability is lacking, but that is usually because of hardcore or extended use. The casual wearer should have no problems.

Overall, these insoles are merely average. They are not overly exceptional, and customers are impassive about them.