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Saturday, December 20, 2014

ThermaCELL Heated Insoles Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
New England winters can be cold and brutal. Having cold, wet feet makes matters worse. ThermaCELL offers the perfect solution to help you keep warm, heated insoles. They even have a remote to help you regulate the temperature without having to dig into the shoe to adjust heat settings. Just charge them up and you have up to five hours of regulated heat inside your shoes/boots.

My wife had a chance to try these out recently. She's more temperature sensitive then I and, while she likes winter better than summer, definitely prefers to be warm than frozen. These come in five different sizes with the smallest being for Men's size 3 1/2/Women's size 4.5. The largest fits Men's 13/Women's 14. Each size insole fits a range of shoe sizes. The insole is sized to the largest shoe size of each range, like Men's 7 in the medium which goes 5 1/2-7. If you need to be in a slighter smaller shoe, you trim it down as shown in the picture above. Just don't go beyond the solid line. If that's the case, you bought the wrong insole size.
Once trimmed down, the insoles fit right into the shoe. Do charge them first before inserting, or remove them when you need a recharge. There is a connector in the heal of the insole to recharge the battery. The battery supposedly lasts for over 500 recharges. I didn't try out that many. It takes about four hours to charge. In addition to the charger connector, there is an on/off switch in the heal. Just make sure they're on when you want to use.

At that point, once you're out and about and your feet start to get cold, just turn up the heat. You'll be more comfortable again quickly. It is that simple. The medium setting on the remote equates to 100° F, while the high setting is 111° F. Medium is typically enough, though you might want to start on high to warm up quickly. Once you're warm, you don't need to keep it that high. Unless of course the temperature is really really really cold. 

We've yet to try these out in below zero temperatures but they worked really well when the temp was in the 20s when it was snowing. I may regret letting my wife try these out as I'm the one out shoveling. I don't know if they'd fit my shoes though, as I have really wide feet (EEEEEE width).

The mediums sell for $97.99. Other sizes are priced differently. If you want a more flexible insole, look at their Proflex line. They're almost double the cost but appear like they might be a little more comfortable. The Proflex also has a removable battery, meaning you can have a spare for those extended outdoor stays.
If you live in a cold weather climate, these are definitely a great option to have available when you must be out for extended time in cold weather. No use for Florida or Hawaii, but practically useful for all the upper half of the country.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.

3 comments:

  1. What a great product, this is definitely something I would love to try. I think ThermaCELL Heated Insoles would make a great stocking stuffer. Thank you for sharing this review.

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  2. This is such a great idea. It does get very cold in many places and I know that when my feet are cold my whole body is cold. Thank you for sharing

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  3. Thank you for posting a review on these. I was not aware they were even available. These would be perfect for my husband as he works outside a great deal in his job and living in Maine we can have quite brutal weather conditions at times. Thank you for sharing.

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