The OrthoLite Experience – Part II and a Giveaway

Me, in long sleeves

I just wanted to run. The girls were back in school and the morning was brisk. Yeah…brisk! The morning temperature dipped to 41° so by the time I got myself caught up and settled in to run, it was only 50°. My husband texted me to let me know “it is cold”, so I removed the tank and replaced it with a long sleeved half zip.

I switched around the sneakers, too. For this run, I put my new OrthoLite Fusion Insoles into my Brooks Launch. But, as I should already know by now, but never seem to learn, I changed too many factors this day. I also ran in a pair of Spun compression socks which I have never run in before. I was wearing them around the house this weekend just to circulate some blood into those calves and shins, and honestly didn’t think running in them would be a big deal. But it was. I’ll explain in a moment.

OrthoLite and the Brooks Launch

OrthoLite and the Brooks Launch

I didn’t feel like carrying a water bottle so I opted for the Nathan Waist pack this day, but only carried one bottle of water. The other slot is where I kept my sunglasses just in case the sun decided to make a showing, which she did.

As soon as I stepped out onto the concrete road, I already had it in my mind to go 10. I have a out and back route that is exactly that, and I felt the need to go long. Wednesday would be a P90X and T-25 day, so it would warrant a break from the run regardless. But I did get a later start than I would have liked.

OrthoLite Fusion Insole

OrthoLite Fusion Insole

The OrthoLites

Well, these were great in the Launch. Typically I find the Launch suit me for shorter distances. The furthest I ever ran in them without feeling discomfort was 16 miles. After this day’s 10, I felt like I could easily muster another 10 in them. The calves and shins felt good. I am still experiencing a little twinge on the inside of my right leg and the outside of my left leg, although, my experience is telling me this might be a nerve thing going on in my lower back. So, I’m going to give the OrthoLites another thumbs up for this run. I had no other foot issues after this run. And like I said, it gave the Launch a well needed layer of padding in just the right spots.

The socks, however…well that was a different story. Typically I run with Toe Sox because they prevent me from getting blisters at the bottom of my toes. I’m not even sure they are blisters, but perhaps callouses that develop and then get irritated by the run. I have run in ProCompression Socks and in CEP Compression Socks previously and have not had this issue with my toes. But it seems that the Spun Compression Socks do not have the same reinforcement at the toes needed to prevent this occurrence. So, I could say that my OrthoLite experience was a bit marred because I was having issues with my toes.

Therefore, I shall continue my experiment with the OrthoLites in the Brooks Launch tomorrow as I plan to do some speed work. I will wear Toe Sox, and we’ll get a better result.

The Giveaway

In the meantime, I’m excited to say that OrthoLite is allowing me to give THREE LUCKY READERS a pair of the Fusion Insoles! In order to be eligible, you must complete the rafflecopter entry below, and either like OrthoLite on FaceBook or follow them on Twitter. Please be sure you comment on this post as to which you decided to do! Of course you could do BOTH! That will give you a few extra entries.

This contest ends midnight Friday, Sept 13.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget to comment below whether you are following OrthoLite on Twitter or have liked their Facebook page! Thanks so much, and good luck!

Note: The opinions in this review belong to me, the author. I don’t accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a sample at no cost to provide honest opinions on such. This post may contain affiliate/referral links per my own discretion.

26 Responses to The OrthoLite Experience – Part II and a Giveaway

  1. I wear a different brand of insoles in my running shoes now but they are due (ok overdue) to be replaced. These sound great!

  2. I’ve never tried them but I’d love to!

  3. Pam says:

    I’ve never tried insoles in my running shoes. I do like and follow ortholite 😀

  4. I liked and followed both 🙂 I have yet to try any insoles so far…

  5. I’ve never tried them in my sneakers. I have put some Dr Scholls in my business shoes though.

  6. Shaun says:

    I wear Sole inserts in my everyday shoes, but they don’t work with my running shoes right now. They worked with my last pair of running shoes but just not these ones. They really do help with my shin splints though.

  7. Excellent giveaway. I would love to try these

  8. Carrie H says:

    Never but I should!

  9. Desi Rottman says:

    I don’t currently use them but I definitely need some.

  10. I’ve never tried insoles before but would like to. I follow on twitter

  11. I follow them on fb! I am new to insoles and loving the benefits!

  12. beckyginther says:

    I haven’t, but I really need to!

  13. Jennifer says:

    I have not tried insoles in my running shoes,but I would like to and probably need to.

  14. I have never tried insoles but it would be something to consider!

  15. Maryalicia Verdecchia says:

    Yes, love em!

  16. Ruth says:

    Haven’t tried them…but your post makes me want to!

  17. Katie H. says:

    I haven’t tried them but I probably should!

  18. Colleen says:

    Have used insoles for a long time, makes such a huge difference. Following OrthoLite on twitter.

  19. I’ve never tried insoles, but I’m intrigued. Following Ortholite on both FB and Twitter.

  20. Heather says:

    I am looking for the right insole. I’m very new to running and have a lot to learn. These may do the trick.

  21. kolpin says:

    i never have tried insoles in sneakers, but would like to. I follow OrthoLite on Facebook as daniel budsy.

    rafflecopter: daniel

  22. Kristi L says:

    I haven’t tried them yet but plan on it. I follow Ortholite on facebook. rafflecopter: Kristi

  23. I’ve never used insoles in my shoes, although I probably should have by now. I followed Ortholite on Facebook.

  24. Gigi says:

    I use orthodics in my shoes for day to day but if I try to run in these it hurts my knees. I have previous injuries in them.

    I follow OrthoLite on FB

  25. Nick says:

    I have never used an insole in my runners, but I use them regularly in my work boots – mostly for heel pain and pressure, but I have not found anything satisfying, y’know?

  26. I follow on twitter! 🙂

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