I did not have high hopes. I have plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis, shin splints, extremely narrow heels, and scoliosis that can very easily be exacerbated by bad shoes. I'm a college student, and I walk about 6 miles on pavement with a heavy backpack every day, and I was starting to develop arthritis in my big toe. I had gotten my feet scanned and specialty fitted at a fancy running store, but all the shoes they gave me genuinely made my entire body ache. Like. I could not sleep because my knees hurt so bad, and I started wearing knee and ankle braces. On a ten min walk to the library, my feet and heel were burning, and I had to take them off.
As a temporary solution, I got $10 insoles from target for arch support through plantar fasciitis, which helped, so I decided to take a risk and buy something online without trying it on. THESE SHOES FIXED EVERYTHING. They dont LOOK like I'm wearing orthotics, but they FEEL like I am. I used to be popping NSAIDs just to get through the day, and now I can speedwalk a mile straight uphill with no pain at all. I usually have problems with heel slipping, but these are amazing for it. I'm genuinely excited every time I wear them. I have never loved a pair of shoes more. I've worn them daily for a few weeks now, and all pain is gone.
My only thing is that the back does come up high and risks pinching and rubbing against my achilles tendon, but after a few wears the shoes were broken in enough that it stopped bothering me. BUY THESE