read all the reviews for various products for high heels, and finally decided to try this one. provides enough cushioning all around and it does shift your weight away from the front. you need to play around with the placement a few times to get the right spot. if you barely feel it, you know you did it right.
As one of the other reviewers pointed out, these are not good if you have larger feet. I wear a 10 and these were useless to me. If you position the inserts to give you cushion at the ball of your feet, the rest of the insole is in completely the wrong spot and doesn't come any where near your heel. I should have known that something that fits a 6 will not fit a 10!
I wear a lot of high heals and a lot of inserts. In comparison to other options (full coverage memory foam or gel) these are best if used under the following circumstances only.1. For stilettos/heals over 3" high2. For those that are a little stretched or slightly too big3. For those that DO NOT already provide sufficient arch support.I find these work great if the shoe fits all 3 criteria. However they are highly uncomfortable if the stiletto is low, fits well, and already has arch support.