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A racist facebook post implying that Michele Obama is an “ape in heels” has gone viral in America and is causing major controversy. The racist facebook post was created by Pamela Ramsey Taylor director of a not for profit group from a small American town Clay county where 98% of its 9,000 residents are white, If Mrs Taylors comments weren't bad enough the Local mayor Beverly Whaling in Clay then responded to Ms Taylors post by adding “just made my day Pam". Pamela Ramsey Taylor a director of a not for profit group that is partly funded by the state that helps elderly people as well as low income families. Since the post went viral a petiton has been set up to get both Ms Taylor and mayor Beverly Whaling sacked, so far the petition has over 85, 000 signatures. Ms Taylor has since apologised about her facebook post saying that her post may possibly be "interpreted as racist, but in no way was intended to be" ” she also added that she was commenting on Michelle Obama's looks and he comments were not based on Michele Obama's skin colour and said "My comment was not intended to be racist at all". Other have spoken out about Ms Taylor's post, such as Owens Brown who is director of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People who has said that it was "unfortunate that people still have these racist undertones". West Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore has also said sorry on behalf of west Virginia to Michelle Obama saying "West Virginia truly is better than this. These radical, hateful, and racist ideals are exactly what we at the West Virginia Democratic Party will continue to fight against,". These racist inflammatory comments only add even more tension in an already dived America.
The recent revelations about Trump talking about groping women on a bus and the laughable presidential debate on Sunday just confirms the fact that America is doomed if either Donald trump or Hilary Clinton get in power. Both Hilary Clinton and Donald trump are not fit to by president (nor is Obama he should be kicked out and thrown into jail). I do not even know who is worse. It is evident that the media owned by the rich and powerful wants Hilary Clinton to win at all costs largely because Hilary Clinton is a plutocrat and big businesses need Hilary if they are going to continue to exploit the system. Donald Trumps extremely offensive and sickening comments about groping women reflects how he looks and sees women as objects and not as real human beings whilst Hilary Clinton's actions in the middle east (giving isis weapons) and all the other extremely bad things says everything you need to know about who Hilary Clinton really is. In the presidential debate there was no mention of the economy at all! Both Hilary Clinton and Donald trump were too concerned with getting one over on each other than actually debating real policies that will affect real ordinary Americans. Maybe the reason neither of them talked about economics is that there wasn't anything to talk about because they do not see a problem with the current way things work in America and do not want things to change because they have both have gotten extremely rich through the current system. Things are looking truly bleak no matter who wins, things are not going to get any better if you are an ordinary American. One thing is very clear and that is America is not a democracy at all because in a democracy you elect someone who represents speaks for the majority of the people. Donald Trump just speaks for Donald Trump and his ego and Hilary Clinton just speaks for the big businesses that are paying her! Land of the free my arse!
Since writing my post about me getting plantar fasciitis I thought that it would be helpful to create this open list to let people share their thoughts and reviews on insoles that they have tried. Submit your own review and remember to upvote if you agree with a review and downvote if you disagree with one!
After getting plantar fasciitis and then wasting tons of money on rubbish insoles I thought it would be a helpful to to other people with PF to summarize what are the best and worst insoles to buy to help ease PF and what I did to finally get rid of my PF once and for all!
What is plantar fasciitis?According to Wikipedia around 80% of people suffering from heel pain is a result of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is caused when the plantar fascia (the ligament that stretches the length of your foot and protects the arch of your foot) becomes inflamed. There are are a number of things that can cause inflammation of the plantar fascia including:
- Over use and stretching of the plantar fascia
- Persistent shock and pressure on the the arch your foot
- Incorrect gait, fort example excessive pronation (your foot rolls inward) when you walk.
- Walking or standing for long periods of time
- Wearing shoes that do not fit properly or are too tight
- Biomechanical imbalances such as having flat feet or high arches that will add extra pressure to the arches of your feet.
- Having a tight Achilles tendon can cause the plantar fascia to also become tight increasing the chances of over stretching the plantar fascia.
The worst insoles to buyHere are the insoles that I tried and which failed to help my plantar fasciitis.
Superfeet Green Insoles - a waste of money!The first pair of insoles that I tried were “Superfeet Green Insole” which are often touted online as being one of the best off the shelf insoles you can buy. However I have found that these insoles are absolute rubbish. Firstly the support pushes your feet upwards far too much and hurts! Secondly, these insoles are extremely bulky and make your feet feel very tight in your shoes. I was only ever able to put these insoles in boots and never in my running shoes. At £31 on amazon these insoles are not cheap and at that price you would expect them to be made to a very high standard but mine were very cheaply made and wore out very quickly. Cons:
- Very expensive. £31 for a pair of cheap, badly made pieces of plastic.
- Arch support pushes your feet in unnatural and weird positions that just hurts!
- Bulky and makes our shoes feel tight
Powerstep ProTech support insoles - suck bad!The second pair of insoles I tried after giving up on the superfeet insoles was a pair of “Powerstep ProTech support insoles”. These insoles were a little bit cheaper than the superfeet ones costing £23 plus £4 delivery on amazon! These insoles are useless and the arch support was virtually non existent as the insoles were practically flat inside my shoes... If you buy these you will just be wasting your money! Cons:
- Doesn't do a darn thing! Wouldn't even notice the difference between having these insoles inside my shoes and not having them in.
- Slightly cheaper than others
Dr. Scholls Massaging Gel insoles - cheap and nastyThe next pair of insoles I bought was the Dr. Scholls Massaging Gel insoles which cost £14. These insoles are absolutely diabolical! On the adverts for these insoles they say that these insoles “mould to the shape of your feet and massage them” but this is not true at all... these massaging insoles don't support your feet, don't absorb shock these insoles don't do anything really apart from make your feet feel weird inside your shoes. These insoles do come with a money back guarantee if you are not happy with them however this is a scam because if you want your money back you have to send them all the way back to America costing more than the actual insoles! Cons:
- Cheaply made
- Does not support anything.
- Says will massage your feet but doesn't!
- Money Back guarantee is a scam
- Half the price of superfeet ones
Sorbo RX Ultra Orthotics - JUST HURT!After going through three useless pairs of insoles each as bad and as usless as each other I went on a forum and asked what other people wear for their plantar fascititis. One of the insoels that suggested to me was a pair of “Sorbo RX Ultra Orthotics” made specifically for supporting the arch and plantar fasciitits. At £30 these insoles were not cheap but I because my plantar fasciittis was getting worse thanks to all the rubbish insoles pushing my feet in all sorts of weird positions I was desperate to try something else! The Sorbo RX Ultra Orthotics are terrible! They are so hard on your feet and the arch support just feels as though you are constantly standing on a plug socket all the time. These insoles are advertised as being lightweight to wear however that has got to be a joke because I found these orthotics to be extremely bulky and heavy to wear! After wearing them around the house for a couple of hours I had to send them because my feet really could not take sadistic insoles! Cons:
- The support is not comfortable at all and feels as though something is digging into your arch.
- £30 is too expensive!
- Very rigid and hard means they are not comfortable to wear at all!
- Bulky and heavy to wear.
- Atleast your wallet will feel lighter.
Scholl Orthaheel insoles - made things a lot worse!I really do not know why I even bought these Scholl Orthaheel insoles seeing as the drscholl ones were useless but for some reason I got my self a pair of these ones... and I really wish I hadnt because these are just as bad if not worse than the Drscholl insoles! On the amazon product description brags that these insoles “relives pain associated with plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and heel spurs” so you would expect that these insoles would then helpto ease your plantar fasciitits even just a tiny bit right? No! These insoles are by far the worst out of all of the ones that I have tried. My plan was to wear these insoles in my shoes for a day out at the shops but after just 30 minutes of wearing them in my shoes I found my self taking them out and throwing them in the nearest bin. My feet after wearing these insoles felt the worst they have ever been. I was in sheer agony and my feet were really inflamed and felt as though they were on fire. These insoles made my shoes feel super tight, the arch support feels as though a your are resting your foot on a hard metal ridge and these insoles gave me the worst foot cramp ever! Cons:
- Extremely bad in every way!
Nuovahealth arch support Orthotics - The pair that finally worked!After wasting so much money on useless insoles I decided upon buying one last pair of insoles and if they didn't work I would just give up. After wasting so much money on insoles and not having much money left I decided to go for some super cheap ones so I decided to buy some “Nuovahealth arch support insoles” for just £12! These insoles are a lot bette than all of the others that I have tried. The arch support is just the right amount, the insoles are made from carbon fibre and really light weight and what is more after wearing them for 2 weeks my plantar fasciitits more or less disappeared! Pros:
- Lightweight and doesn't make your shoes bulky like the others do.
- Helps to ease the underlining causes of PF so it doesn't come back!
- Supports your feet properly!
- Absorbs and stops shock from causing damage to my feet and lower limbs
- Cheaper than all of the others.
- Even though these insoles have worked they may not work for everyone because it depends on your own specific needs.