Friday, October 11, 2013

Dr. Scholl's Active Series First Impressions- Influenster Active Series VoxBox

Hi everyone!

I received a new package from Influenster, and I can't wait to share it with you!

Not familiar with Influenster?  It's a company that helps vendors get honest reviews for their products.  Influenster members are sent items (in VoxBoxes), based on profile and survey answers, to try out- totally for free!  Members can then review the items honestly, and the companies get awesome feedback.  Pretty much anything you can think of has been reviewed on Influenster- it's amazing!  If you would like to join for FREE, I have a few invites left and would love to send you one.  E-mail me here (from the email address you would like your invite to go to!), and I'll get an invite sent right out to you!

Ok, onwards and upwards.
Usually my VoxBoxes are, well, boxes.  This time, it's a padded envelope.

The package I received is called the Active Series VoxBox, and in it were Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles.

Who doesn't love snazzy insert cards?
Inside, was a snazzy insert card.

The back of the insert card.

The back of the card kind of goes over the features of the insoles.

Doctor Scholl's Active Series replacement insoles in women's 8 1/2-11.
The packaging is very cute, and pink.  Perfect for October and Breast Cancer Awareness!

The back of the box.

These insoles claim to protect your feet in mutliple areas: ball of the foot, arch and heel.  All the sciencey sounding stuff is on the back of the package.

These are super pink, and very squishy.  
I received these insoles in the size 8 1/2-11 which is a good thing- I have BIG feet!  I took these out of the package and checked them out.  The backs of the insoles have guidelines to trim them down to size, but the package says to use the current insole in your shoe as a guide.  So that's what I did.

I was amazed at how dirty my shoes were, under the insoles.  It's quite gross, actually.

Here is my old sneaker, with the insole removed.

My exact reaction: "Meh- close enough."
I put the old insole on top of the new insole, and it lined up pretty good.  Or at least so I thought.  More on this in a bit.

They look so pretty in my shoes!

I put the new insoles inside my shoes, and they looked pretty snazzy- how crazy is it that they would match?

I figured that I was good to go!  I slipped my sneakers on (I rarely wear them), and did some housework.  And oh. my gosh.  The arches on the insoles did NOT match the arches on my feet and it was HORRIBLE!

I removed the insoles and re-lined up the OLD ones on top of the new ones, and this time, I matched the arches up.  HOLY COW- these didn't match up AT AL!

I trimmed the insoles down to match the old insoles, and then put them back in the shoes.  This time, they felt MUCH better.

The moral of this store is, don't throw away your insoles before you try out the new ones.  That, and the package directions aren't always wrong.  

That being said, the insoles felt nice on my feet and very supportive, once I had them adjusted properly to fit my feet.  My sneakers are really old, and these honestly made them feel like new again.  I'll be testing these out, off and on, for the next couple weeks, and hopefully they will still feel as nice.

If you are interested in getting a pair of these insoles for your very own, they are available at WalMart, and for some reason, vary in price from $18.15 to $19.97.  I'm assuming that the variance is due to the size of the insole?  The link just goes to my search at  I'm sure other stores carry them too- but most people have a Walmart.

I did an unboxing video on YouTube, with my first impressions.  Here it is, for your viewing enjoyment:

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  The opinions in this post are 100% true and are my own- no amount of freebies or compensation could ever change that.  Just ask my husband- I always speak my mind.  Links in this post are NOT referral links.


  1. Good support is so important, when I was on my recent trip to Paris I did so much walking and I didn't have the right support so my feet and back were in pain!! I think I need to look into getting some custom fit orthodics.

    1. Erica,
      I saw that you just went to Paris, and immediately stopped reading the comment because I was SO jealous! When my kids say "I want.." my answer is always, "Well, I want to go to Paris. We don't always get what we want!" LOL
      I have heel spurs and I'm funny about insoles. Now that I trimmed these, they feel much better. I think custom insoles is probably the best route, though!


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