About Gentle Gel Socks
Gentle Gel Socks is a new “As Seen on TV” form-fitting, gel-lined toe sock (or what the manufacturer calls a “toe topper”) that claims to soothe and rejuvenate your feet all day long.
According to the product’s website, Gentle Gel Socks claims to accomplish this by surrounding the balls of your feet and your toes with a “breakthrough” comfort gel lining, which fits like a glove and absorbs shock, prevents pain and friction, and provides soothing relief. This gel lining is also claimed to relieve discomfort from specific conditions such as bunions, corns, and calluses, whether you’re wearing flat shoes or high heels.
Additional Claimed Benefits for Gentle Gel Socks
Gentle Gel Socks’ soft and breathable material is claimed to never make your feet hot or sweaty, and that its ability to cushion against pain and friction is ideal if you’re on your feet all day. In fact, the manufacturer claims that Gentle Gel Socks can provide you with instant relief from common foot problems, and that it “feels like a massage on the balls and tops of your feet.”
After you’ve worn your Gentle Gel Socks for comfort all day long, the company claims they’re machine washable.
Gentle Gel Socks Pricing & Refund Policy
For 2 pairs of Gentle Gel Socks, you’ll pay $10 plus $7.95 S&H. Like with most “As Seen on TV” products, you’ll have to purchase another 2 “free” pairs of Gentle Gel Socks, as long as you agree to pay another $7.95 S&H. Ultimately, this brings your total to $25.90.
Gentle Gel socks come with a 30-day refund policy, including S&H charges. In order to initiate the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at (262) 787-2033.
Can Gentle Gel Socks Provide Lasting Relief from Common Foot Problems?
Even if you’re new to the ASOTV segment of the market, you probably know that they have well-earned reputations for not working as advertised. But is this the case with Gentle Gel Socks? Can you really expect them to provide the level of comfort shown in their TV commercial? Perhaps, but consider the following:
The Wonderful World of “As Seen on TV”
As we mentioned above, ASOTV products typically have lower customer satisfaction levels due to common complaints of not working as advertised, and/or of poor quality. Another very common complaint is poor customer service (rude/unhelpful staff, difficulty processing returns, numerous upsells during phone calls, etc.). Unfortunately, Gentle Gel Socks is a very new product (URL registered September 2014) and there were no online customer reviews available at the time of our research.
With this said, we’d have some concerns about the quality of Gentle Gel Socks, specifically the gel itself. In other words, how much cushioning does the gel actually provide? How well does it act as a “shock absorber?” How long you can expect it to hold up to everyday use? How many times can it be washed before being reduced to threads?
The Butcher, the Baker, the Gel Socks Maker
It’s also important to note that Gentle Gel Socks are manufactured by the same company based out New Berlin, WI who also makes Easy View HD and No Sweat Socks, which we had some quality concerns about being too thin. As such, it’s feasible that you might encounter something similar with Gentle Gel Socks.
If it’s Too Hot in the Kitchen…Buy New Shoes
Next consider that how sweaty your feet get during the day has just as much to do with your shoes as it does with your socks. In other words, it’s much more likely that your shoes will cause your feet to be hot and sweaty than your socks will.
This means that if your feet sweat excessively, the first thing you should do is change your shoes, not run out and purchase Gentle Gel Socks.
Gentle Gel Socks Refund Policy
Astoundingly, Gentle Gels Socks comes with a 30-day refund policy that includes S&H charges. This is something that essentially unheard of in the “As Seen on TV” industry.
Can most consumers reasonably expect Gentle Gel Socks to provide some kind of additional comfort? Probably. Can you expect it to be as life changing as the actors in the Gentle Gel Socks TV commercial make it seem? Only time will tell, but we have our doubts.
- Claims to feature a gel lining that can cushion against pain and friction and relieve discomfort from bunions, corns, and calluses.
- Claims to work whether you’re wearing flat shoes or high heels.
- 30-day refund policy that includes S&H charges.
- “As Seen on TV” product with no customer reviews available.
- Your information may be sold to other companies for marketing purposes.