Designed by chiropractic neurologists and reflexologists, Voxxsol claims to be a performance insole that uses a proprietary technology to provide users with increased energy, strength, balance, and flexibility.
After being inserted into your athletic shoes, Voxxsol insoles are claimed to be 98% effective at relieving foot, heel, and knee pain, and to outperform $400+ custom orthotics. In fact, the manufacturer goes so far as to claim that Voxxsol insoles are “a technological marvel that will take your performance to new heights.”
How Does Voxxsol Work?
At its most basic, Voxxsol insoles are claimed to address the side effects related to something known as a “kinetic chain.” This can occur if your existing stability or balance are off-kilter, resulting in some type of foot pain.
Over time, by compensating and taking the weight off, your other foot may become painful, which then leads you to further compensate by leaning forward or backward. Finally, this poor posture can ultimately lead to knee, hip, or back problems.
Instead, the beds of Voxxsol insoles are claimed to feature a deep heel cup for support and pain relief, as well as anatomically correct multi-density foam that adds comfort and protection from hard impacts.
On top of this, Voxxsols are claimed to provide multiple pressure points that instantly relax the cranial nerve and activate the dermatomes on the soles of the feet to improve balance, stability, strength, and energy; improve the ability to maintain a position, increase range of motion, and to improve training and recovery.
According to the Voxxsol website, these insoles were independently tested by SportTesting facilities, which ultimately reflected a 25% increase in power, 8% increase in the broad jump, 6% increase in vertical jump, and a 10% increase in balance.
Voxxsol Pricing & Refund Policy
Voxxsols are priced at $39.99 plus $7.99 S&H, although additional insoles ordered at the same time are priced at $19.99 with free shipping.
Although they can be cut based on your individual needs, Voxxsols are only available in 2 sizes: Men’s size 7-12 and women’s size 6-11.
All Voxxsols come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to initiate the process, you’ll need to contact customer service at (844) 817-7826.
Can Voxxsol Help Relieve Pain & Improve Performance?
For a $40 pair of insoles, if the Voxxsol website is to be believed, these insoles might appear like some kind of “miracle product.” But is this necessarily the case? Consider the following:
Evidence for Voxxsol’s Claims
As a company, Voxx Sports, Inc. based out of Mississauga, ON appears to be focused on athletic products that relieve pressure on cranial nerves, thereby improving functional performance in a variety of tasks.
And although we’re given a little information about their mouthpiece on the company’s website, we’re left in the dark about how Voxxsol insoles specifically can improve cranial nerve function, or any of the other claimed benefits such as increased strength and improved training and recovery.
The company also provides several citations for their mouthpiece claims, but none related to their insoles.
Despite this, Voxxsols are claimed to have been independently tested by SportTesting, where they were shown to be 98% effective at relieving foot pain, and to outperform $400+ custom orthotics. However, none of the results for these tests are made available.
What’s Up with Dermatomes & Pressure Points?
Speaking of evidence, the Voxxsol website claims that these insoles can activate the dermatomes on the bottoms of your feet, while also providing pressure points that relax your cranial nerves.
First, a dermatome is simply “an area of skin that is mainly supplied by a single spinal nerve.” And within the massage industry, there is a specialization known as reflexology, where the masseuse applies pressure to these areas (also to the hands and ears) in order to affect other areas of the body.
While some studies show that reflexology treatments can provide some short-term benefits, according to a 2009 UK study, "The best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition."
However, the key point here is that dermatomes and pressure points only come into play when deep pressure is applied to very specific areas of the feet, none of which appear to be addressed by Voxxsol. And even if they were addressed, it’s unclear how these “technological marvels” would provide more pressure in these areas than an ordinary insole you’d find at your local pharmacy.
What Sets Voxxsol Apart from the Competition?
Clinical evidence, dermatomes, and pressure points aside, there also doesn’t appear to be anything special about the materials used in Voxxsol’s construction, although the only informed provided is that it’s made of multi-density foam. However, this is probably the most popular material used in low-cost insoles, and is something that can almost be found at a local retailer for well under $20.
Because foot, knee, and hip pain is so individualized, what works for one person may not work at all for another, and insoles are no different. However, based on the information provided on the Voxxsol website, there doesn’t appear to be anything concrete that differentiates these insoles from ones you’ll find at local retailers, often for less money.
I have a vein disease that makes my legs feel tired and heavy, this is a clear indication that the return flow of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired. Desk work, prolonged sitting or standing can produce swollen ankles, tingling, numbness, burning or cramping.
One day before being introduced to the Voxx sock, I had purchased a pair of graduated compression hosiery for improved circulation. I was wearing them at the time I put on the Voxx socks. My legs were still a bit sensitive at the top of my legs, I thought what have I got to lose by trying them on. When I put my feet to the ground to stand up, to my amazement, I felt instant relief, a sense of well-being and lightness from the bottom of my feet through my whole body. I took a step, then another step, and said to myself, what just happened, no more pain, impossible. I wanted to wear these the rest of the day, just to make sure, this is real.
I bought the socks and have no regrets. I wear in the morning, noon, wash at night, then again all day. Thanks to Ken B (distributor).
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
5 out 5 people found this review helpful
Love these insoles.
I received a pair as a Christmas gift and have been wearing the Voxxsols for almost a month with great results. I don't really understand the science behind them but my plantar fasciitis pain is gone. I've tried custom orthotics, the drug store insoles, and even massage therapy and these Voxxsols worked better.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend