20 most worthless pieces of junk: #19 -- Shoe inserts


"Are you Gellin'?" asks the popular shoe insert commercial for Dr. Scholl's shoe insert, portraying individuals who are unphased by awkward circumstances because their feet are blissfully comfortable, thanks to their massaging gel insoles. Despite the carefree attitude that these commercials suggest result from the shoe inserts, for practical use they are one of the most useless pieces of junk I have encountered.

After my bargain-priced dress shoes began to get a little uncomfortable, I bought a pair of massaging gel insoles, hoping for some comfort as well as some of that carefree attitude. I was very disappointed. After laboring over trimming them to fit, then inserting the soles, I will admit they were comfortable - for about 5 minutes. Before I stood up.