About MindInsole

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff Published on: Jul 3, 2018

MindInsole is a scientifically designed insole that promises to use more than 400 massage points on each foot, including strategically placed magnets, to help cool and soothe, boost endurance, and relieve overall body pain.

Whether for women or men, the website advertises the insole fits all sizes, can be worn with any shoe (and even transferred between shoes), and features an airflow design and moisture-wicking technology to help keep feet cool and dry, regardless of the activity.

Combined, we’re told these insoles will deliver not just relief from sore feet, but also from back pain, while lowering stress, boosting endurance, strengthening muscles, naturally flushing toxins, and improving blood circulation.

But after you’ve handed over your hard-earned money, will you find that MindInsole delivers “total body wellness with every step,” and experience “energy-filled feet," as advertised on the website? Give us a few minutes of your time, and we'll help you come to an information-based decision.

How Does MindInsole Work?

The Basics

MindInsole is designed to fit any shoe (men's sizes 6 – 12; women’s sizes 7 – 12), since they feature an easy-to-cut material and come with a trimmable pre-marked guideline. You can even transfer the insole between shoes, although the manufacturer emphasizes this won’t provide a precision fit in every instance.

As soon as you put them on, the website indicates MindInsole will start working right away, as the “acupressure massage works to bring harmony and balance to your whole body.”

When the time comes, you can clean your insoles in lukewarm water using mild dish soap and allow them to air dry before reinserting into your shoes.

MindInsole’s Acupoints

The company advertises they've partnered the "long-standing tradition of ancient medicines with scientifically proven innovative technologies." What does this mean, exactly?

On each foot, MindInsole features more than 400 raised nodules of different sizes, which they refer to as ‘acupoints’:

  • 12 large acupoints for your foot’s arch
  • 120 medium acupoints for general massage and soothing
  • 270 micro acupoints for increasing circulation

There are also five magnets in each insole that are said to produce natural, gentle magnetic fields while delivering a cooling effect. The upper magnet is also said to be directed toward the chakra of personal power, the core arch magnet toward the chakra of body functions, and the lower sole magnet toward the chakra of body energy.

Typically, the term ‘acupoints' has been used to reference "specifically chosen sites of acupuncture manipulation, and also the basis for studying the mechanism of acupuncture." However, it's also frequently used when discussing acupressure, a similar form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that aims to stimulate the body's own energy fields using pressure points, instead of needles under the skin.

In most instances, the pressure is manually applied using the hands, although in recent years a number of products have emerged—everything from mats and shoes to electronic devices and insoles like MindInsole—that promise to deliver many of the same benefits, but without involving another person.

And while they don’t list any citations on their website, the company indicates their insoles are the result of “several scientific studies and personal trials” related to reducing stress, increasing energy and fitness, and balancing the body and mind. Note: We contacted support, who wasn’t able to provide additional insight.

How Much Does MindInsole Cost & Where Can You Buy?

MindInsoles are available in men's shoe sizes 6 to 12 and ladies sizes 7 to 12, priced as follows:

  • 1 Pair: $38.99
  • 2 Pairs: $71.99 ($36 per pair)
  • 3 Pairs: $89.99 ($30 per pair)
  • 4 Pairs: $107.99 ($27 per pair)
  • 5 Pairs: $128.99 ($25.80 per pair)

Note: We also found MindInsoles sold on the third-party site AllTrendyGifts for $16.95 per pair at the time of our research.

All direct orders come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, although this only relates to exchanges or store credits. Per the site’s terms: “All products are sold “as is” and all sales are final. You assume the responsibility for your purchase and no refunds will be issued.”

Furthermore, to qualify for an exchange or store credit, the terms go on to explain that each “item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.”

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Outside of this, Swell EComm Enterprises, LLC offers a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects on all MindInsole purchases, although this only applies to “original, unaltered and unmodified items.”

To request an exchange or file a warranty claim, you’ll need to reach out to 609-256-4523 or support@mindinsole.com.

Are There Other Acupoint Shoe Inserts Like MindInsole?

Searching online for different variations of terms like ‘acupoint acupressure insole magnet’ returned hundreds of different options priced between $5 and $25, many of which also promised to deliver the same core benefits as MindInsole, including a soft, cushioned material, built-in magnets and acupoint nodes or ridges, unisex designs, trimmability, and the option to move them between different pairs of shoes.

Looking at online marketplaces like Google Shopping and Amazon, here were some of the more popular results:

Brand Price Special Features
MindInsole $38.99 More than 400 acupressure points in 3 different sizes,
Samwoo Anti-Odor Acupressure Copper Magnetic Massage Shoe Insoles $7 Features copper nodes that can help reduce bacteria-related odor
Tropical Shiatsu Acupressure Insoles $10 Wide design with extra arch support
AME Magnetic Full Insoles $10 Includes eight 800 gauss magnets with North (negative) polarity per insole
Enshey Magnetic Stone Deodorizing Therapy Shoe Insoles $10 Features unique raised ridges instead of individual nodules

Given their similar claims but vastly different designs and price points, what’s the first step in deciding which insole is right for you?

It almost goes without saying, but if you’re frequently experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet (or elsewhere in your body, which originates from your feet), this is a medical issue. As such, your best bet for obtaining a scientifically sound diagnosis and related treatment is by speaking with your doctor.

If they recommend searching for a generic aftermarket insole, Dick’s Sporting Goods emphasizes that you’ll want to figure out your arch and gait types, as well as any “foot issues you may suffer from, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, heel spurs or other common foot problems.” Together, these can greatly influence the ‘right’ choice for you.

Next, it’s important to note that insoles like MindInsole are considered ‘comfort’ models, and are intended to provide general relief. However, if you’re on your feet for long periods of time or frequently engage in physical activity, a molded insole or custom orthotic—both of which are more expensive—could deliver meaningfully more bang for your buck.

Outside of function and price, finding the right option might take some trial and error, since everyone’s feet, needs, and preferences are unique. Once you’ve narrowed down your options with your doctor’s help, though, make sure to hop online and find out what customers have experienced, which could go a long way toward indicating what you can expect.

Pulling everything we’ve discussed together, where are you left when it comes to MindInsole?

Is MindInsole the Right Option for You?

While we didn’t test any products firsthand during our research, based on what we learned from their website, it certainly seems like the pliable material MindInsoles are made from could help deliver cushioning, while the different sized raised nodes and magnets might provide some measure of ‘massaging’ action.

However, during our research, we were unable to locate any clinical support for their claims that the placement of these nodes will deliver similar benefits as manually applied acupressure. Or, that its magnets can provide any real-world benefits or impact any of the body’s ‘chakras.’

Together with its meaningfully higher price than similar competitors, as well as the fact that no refunds are available, we’d strongly recommend speaking with your primary care physician and gaining their informed feedback before handing over your money.

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58 Consumer Reviews for MindInsole

Average Consumer Rating: 1.3
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Bottom Line: 9% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 27 out 27 people found this review helpful
    Updated review

    Finally arrived!

    • Bowie, MD,
    • Oct 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The inserts finally arrived! The company still never contacted me. I wore the inserts in my shoes for about 24 hours. My feet and lower back are slightly less painful. I am hoping they work as successfully as guaranteed in the advertisement. I also hope the company improves their customer contact services, including phone and email, in case they really work and I want to buy more. Order at own risk. I suggest you contact the company via phone or email before you do!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Oct 19, 2018

      Matt S.

      That sucks that they are like this, just wanted to throw out there, do not to depend on the BBB, they actually have no authority over anything, they are just the first generation review site for companies is all. I would try reporting them to Facebook and anywhere else you see them advertising. If they actually care they would have more of an effect on them.

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    • Oct 17, 2018

    No show

    I placed an order on 9/26/18. I still have not received my order. The worst part is when I call the New Jersey customer service phone number and keep getting the same frustrating recording. I leave messages, but no one returns my calls. When I tried to send emails to the customer service website, they are noted as "undeliverable." I am sick to my stomach because I realized I've been scammed!

    I paid via PayPal, so I contacted them. They issued me a complaint claim number and initiated an investigation. I hope BBB puts them out of business. For shame MindInsole, and any scammers who prey on people in pain. I hope God takes his revenge on them! Do not order from this company. BIG SCAM!

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  • Horrible scam!

    • Jacksonville, FL,
    • Oct 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    My story is very similar to all the others. I ordered, they cashed my money over six weeks ago, still no product, and I have sent several emails to no avail. I received one email saying my order was on its way and would receive another email with a tracking number to follow. Never happened! I responded to the latest email asking again, where’s my order, and still no response! What a scam! The joke is on me for being so excited and vulnerable to these crooks!

    This is NOT a fake scam review. I ORDERED! Check by my name!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Company not reliable

    • Iowa,
    • Oct 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought two pairs for my husband who has severe back and leg problems. He tried one pair and started with just 15 minutes at a time, etc., and they were no relief at all, in fact, hurt worse. He kept trying but no go. I tried calling to return and no agents are available, no matter the time of day. I called a month ago, 9/20/18, and again several times on 10/18/18 and the same. This is disheartening that a company can scam people and have no reliability. I would not ever recommend this company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Not happy

    • Salinas, CA,
    • Oct 19, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been trying to contact this company for the past month - via email and phone - no response. They took my money and I have not received the product. I am going to the BBB! Ridiculous.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Do not order!

    • Illinois,
    • Oct 19, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Do not buy anything from these people, it is all a scam. You cannot email them or call them - no can be found to talk to. After googling and checking these people out, they are a ripoff. They charge way over the value of the item and the item does not even work. I went for the innersoles and what a bunch of bunk. They hurt and they do not fit the shoes correctly. Shame on these people.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 16 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Where is my order?

    • Sunrise, FL,
    • Oct 19, 2018
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    They don't answer the phone, return messages, nor return emails asking for a ship/delivery date. I rate them 5 stars for their lack of customer service.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Total scam!

    • Middle River, MD,
    • Oct 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    It took almost a month to get the insoles. I followed the instructions on cutting to fit my shoe size. Pure torture when trying to wear them. I emailed the company and they said to wear different layers of socks. It is still so very uncomfortable and I asked to send them back. They claim I can't because I cut them to my size. What a scam! How else could I see if they worked? I contacted my credit card company to fight to get my money back. Also, people need to contact their state's attorney general. The company needs to be shut down.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Phone number no good

    • New York,
    • Oct 18, 2018
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    I did not receive my insoles. No response on the phone, the same message all the time. No one calls back. I lost my money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Don't purchase

    • Naperville, IL,
    • Oct 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I never received the order. After five weeks I called and waited on hold for three consecutive days for over 45 minutes without talking with a customer service rep.

    They take your money and send you no product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 32 out 32 people found this review helpful

    It's a scam!

    • Necedah, WI,
    • Oct 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    They will not refund if you cannot return them in the same condition it was in. Good luck trying to align them in your shoes or boots without cutting them down. The CSR says to put them in a sandal. How many of you guys out there wear sandals? Then they hit you with terms and conditions. So basically, once you buy them, they're yours for life. Enjoy walking around with garbage in your boots.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Customer service

    • West Olive, MI,
    • Oct 17, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Bad customer service.

    I returned my soles in July for a refund. The soles were received at their warehouse on 7/30/18. I have not received any refund as of 10/16/18. I am getting the runaround about waiting for verification that the warehouse received my return. I sent proof of mailing the soles to the warehouse via USPS receipts and tracking info that my soles were received. No investigation is done from customer service about this issue.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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