I was recently introduced to the Stiletto Hardware line of products, and they may not be perfect either, but they're quite an improvement over the stuff I've been using! I was sent the ball of foot cushion, the slender ball of foot cushion, and the heel cushion to try.*
This pair of Seychelles heels is actually the right size, but because my foot slips down the slope of the sole when I stand up, they gap at the back. They're incredibly uncomfortable for that reason, and I've pretty much stopped wearing them. I've tried using cushioned inserts to alleviate this problem, but they are so thick that they push my toes up against the shoe vamp. Here's the shoe with no padding whatsoever. You can see the gap at the back:
The ball of foot cushion, on the other hand, simply keeps my foot in place - all the while adding some extra softness below my feet - and vastly improves overall fit. Here's the shoe with the Stiletto Hardware cushion inserted:
I used both the heel and slender ball of foot cushions to tweak the fit of these Tsubo sandals. These shoes are both slightly long and slightly wide on me, but the two cushions reposition my feet and add just enough padding to perfect how these adorable shoes sit on my feet.
I'm delighted to have a set of all three Stiletto Hardware products to give away to one lucky Already Pretty Reader. Here's what you've got to do to enter:
- Visit the Stiletto Hardware site to learn more about their products.
- Leave a comment on this post telling us which pair of your shoes NEEDS these inserts , and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
- Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, August 7, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Good luck!