These inserts don't look fancy, but they are the best working foot cushion I've ever found! Nothing else comes close. Not only do they provide the much better cushioning than any others out there, they are also the most durable. I've had several pairs for many many years with no wear down or change in their performance, plus they are strong enough that you can transfer them to different shoes if you need to with no problem. The other thing that is great about them is that they are foam, so they absorb any perspiration and keep your feet dry. Gel inserts make your feet sweat, and get slippery as a result. Foam keeps your feet and shoes securely in place - foam is the best! People ask me how I can wear 6" heels out and about, and the secret is I have these in every high heel and heel sandal I own. I haven't been able to find them in the stores for some time now, so I just ordered a bunch here online in case they disappear completely.