About Comfy Walk

Published on: Apr 23, 2017

Using an Optron five-layer core and patented Swiss-engineered technology, Comfy Walk insoles promise to lift your arch, absorb shock, and correct alignment, resulting in better posture and balance, reduced back pain, and even enhanced performance.

Unlike other insoles, Comfy Walk also features a woven, breathable, copper-infused cover to reduce odor and can be instantly transferred to any pair of shoes—even high heels.

Whether your foot or back pain is caused by misaligned feet, excessive shock, or simply standing all day, Will Comfy Walk insoles really provide “life-changing comfort”? Even then, will it deliver a solid level of value for the money?

Let’s start answering your questions by taking a look at what insoles are and how they work.

What Is a Shoe Insole & How Does It Work?

While insoles come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, layers, support levels, and materials, they’re all intended to slip inside shoes and provide some measure of comfort and/or support.

From a comfort perspective, many insoles feature soft foam or gel construction that help absorb shock whenever weight is placed on your feet. Support-oriented insoles (also referred to as orthotics) are often constructed of more rigid foam or other materials, since they’re intended to change foot alignment moreso than address shock.

In addition to over-the-counter options like Comfy Walk, you can visit your podiatrist to have custom orthotics created, which are tailor-made specifically for your feet. While this is likely the most expensive option (depending on insurance coverage), its custom approach will also likely provide you with the greatest degree of comfort and support.

Feature-wise, both over-the-counter insoles and custom orthotics will feature a ‘bumped-up’ area on the inside edge, aimed at supporting the foot’s natural arch. Many also implement extra cushion in the heel, a sunken design to keep your foot centered, as well as some form of odor control.

In either instance, if your foot or back pain is caused by excess shock or misalignment, many customers report some measure of relief using over-the-counter insoles like Comfy Walk. Because of this, you’ll find hundreds of these options online, as well as at stores near you.

If your pain or misalignment is severe enough, though, the American Podiatric Medical Association recommends that you’ll want to discuss custom options with your doctor that might be able to better address your specific diagnosis.

Comfy Walk vs. Other Shoe Insoles & Inserts

Whether you’ve walked down the footcare section of your local pharmacy or browsing the virtual aisles online, you know that Comfy Walk is up against some stiff competition.

While we didn’t test these insoles firsthand, is there anything we can glean from its commercial regarding possible meaningful differences?

The product’s website doesn’t provide any additional details about the specific materials found in Comfy Walk’s Optron 5-layer shock absorbing core, or about the “patented technology engineered in Switzerland” mentioned at the bottom of their commercial.

Based on its Optron design, Swiss technology, its proposed arch-raising benefits, and even its color, though, these shock-absorbing insoles appears to be a rebranded version of ReduPain. Despite this, ReduPain was still being sold at the time of our research, and we didn't confirm any formal relationship between the two companies on third-party websites.

Side By Side ComparisonLooking at them side-by-side, we can see that Comfy Walk (left) and ReduPain (right) are designed almost identically

While other options won’t be designed by George Hané, who suffered from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, like ReduPain (and possibly these insoles), you’ll find dozens of multi-layer, raised arch, shock-absorbing insoles from third-party manufacturers just about anywhere you look.

Unfortunately, without knowing more from the manufacturer about Comfy Walk’s specific design, we can’t provide a direct comparison. Even the “negative pressure” (liquid that moves away from direct pressure to provide surrounding support) mentioned on Comfy Walk’s website is used in many other insole models.

Also, keep in mind that, according to The Insole Store, your foot arch and footbed types can play a big factor in overall effectiveness and comfort, so you might need to try a few pairs before finding the perfect fit.

But if these insoles don't work out in your pursuit of pain relief, will you be able to get your money back?

How Much Does Comfy Walk Cost?

Available in men’s and women’s versions, one pair of insoles is priced at $29.99, plus free S&H. You can also purchase a second pair for a $6.95 fee during checkout.

Comparatively, Comfy Walk’s competition is priced anywhere from $20 to $100+, putting it at the lower end of the spectrum.

All orders come with a 90-day money back guarantee, less S&H. In order to request one, customer support can be reached at 866-518-2281.

Our Final Thoughts About Comfy Walk

If you’re experiencing frequent foot or back pain, the first person you should speak with is your doctor. After all, pain is simply your body’s signal that something is wrong, but it doesn’t tell you specifically what’s wrong.

But by speaking with your doctor and undergoing any recommended tests, they can help you figure out precisely what’s causing your pain—whether it involves sciatica, injury, disease, aging, or disease—and then formulate a treatment plan. This way, you also won’t have to worry about spending money on products and treatments that won’t deliver meaningful value.

In the meantime, if you’re experiencing shock-related foot and back pain from minor foot misalignment, or simply from being on your feet all day, we didn’t encounter anything during our research indicating Comfy Walk’s cushioning support won’t deliver at least some level of relief.

However, without performing a direct comparison ourselves, we can’t tell you if it will deliver better relief than a less expensive local option with fewer layers. And not only might purchasing locally help save you time and money in shipping charges, but it could also make the return process as easy as hopping in your car.

Speaking of which: If you feel like giving Comfy Walk a try, the manufacturer seems to stand behind it with a 90-day refund policy. Just keep in mind—especially if you’re planning on taking advantage of the BOGO offer—that you’ll immediately lose your initial S&H charges, plus whatever they’ll cost to send back to the company if you end up dissatisfied.

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