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Company Bio: Therafit has created fashionable, comfortable shoes – perfect for all hours of a woman’s day. Co-developed by Dr. Lisa Masterson, of the Emmy award-winning series, ‘The Doctors’, Therafit believes in empowering women to embrace wellness in all aspects of their lives.
Endorsed by the National Posture Institute, their patented technology provides cushioning and support helping to reduce the aches and pains that come from the stress of everyday activities. Therafit Shoe worked very closely with Cornell University Professor Dr. Richard Lennihan, an avid runner and pioneering vascular surgeon, to create the unique patented technology used in every one of their products. Utilizing the patented Personalized Comfort System (PCS), each shoe lets you adjust the impact protection and cushion level to fit your personal needs. You decide what works best for you.
Product Details: Deborah is Therafit’s lightweight athletic trainer for your active lifestyle! Made with breathable mesh and soft, synthetic materials, the Deborah is one of the most comfortable shoes they’ve have tested. These top rated shoes are available in bold colors that complement your personality. This product has been reviewed as one of the best walking shoes for women and is suitable for working out in the gym or for the casual stroll!
Personal Experience: I walk very frequently and I wear through athletic shoes pretty quickly. This continuous cycle has me on the lookout for a great, durable shoe. I was so impressed with Therafit’s Venice Sandals that it was a thrill to get a chance to try their Deborah athletic trainer. Once I decided that it was the Deborah that best fit my needs, I had some amazing colors to choose from. It was not an easy choice, but I decided on the basic black and white. The description mentioned that they run small and to order a size up, so I did.
The shoes arrived in a pretty pink box. I love the little tote bag included with each pair of shoes. You could use it to store and protect your shoes or for numerous other things in and out of your home. I love the care and attention taken in just this aspect. Great packaging often proves to be the sign of a company that cares about their products and their customers. You know what they say about first impressions!
The shoes are exactly as pictured. The black is a nice deep true black that looks great with my usual black walking pants. I love that the the white rubber of the sole is not bright white like the white in the main shoe. It’s a little touch, but if you’ve ever seen a shoe with that blinding white sole you’ll understand why I prefer it like this. It’s hard to really explain, but I find the bright white difficult on the eyes and distracting to an overall shoe design. Kudos to Therafit for getting this right!
The shoes are remarkably comfortable. I could feel it from the moment I first put them on. I won’t name names, but up until now I only had one brand that I could count on to fit my foot well… they may have been replaced. I like the fabric tab style of the shoelace section. This allows me to get a much tighter fit on top of my foot which has helped to ease pains I get in that area when I walk a lot. The Deborah really is lightweight, too. I feel a bit like I’m walking on air as I move. It’s all around a great fitting and comfortable shoe for whatever I throw at it.
The sole of each shoe contains three pegs that are called Personal Comfort Adapters. This is that little touch that sets Therafit apart from the rest. These three pieces allow you to customize the impact resistance of your shoe. You can use one, two, or all three. I personally found it very beneficial to adjust my shoes based on what surface I would be walking on. They’re so easy to insert and remove that I just stash the extras in my bag so I can change it up when my day changes. For my more athletic walks on a blacktop surface, I’ve been finding it most comfortable to remove the center pin. For day to day walking like at the grocery store, I keep all the pins in. When I wear them on my elliptical or bike at home, I like it best with all the pins removed.
Pros: Like walking on air… even after long days on your feet and after lots of walking. Great balance of style and durability. Customizable impact resistance makes them great for everybody.
Cons: The price may not suit every budget, but it is a shoe that is worth the investment.