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We did find some positive reviews of Pampered Toes. About two-thirds of the 15 or so users posting comments on Amazon.com have good things to say about this product. One user says "they stretch out my feet and toes well, with minimum discomfort." The news segments all feature female participants, so it's interesting to note the posts from male users on Amazon. Several men say Pampered Toes not only fit their large feet, but alleviates foot pain as well. On the other hand, we read quite a few complaints from women that they are too big to wear comfortably.
We found a handful of positive blog reviews of Pampered Toes, but these raves are so at odds with the more credible TV news reviews that we discounted them. A site called JennyReviews.com, for example, says Pampered Toes "gently spreads your toes apart and holds them all in a comfortable position so that they instantly feel more relaxed and comfortable." However, this website publishes nothing but postitive reviews, the author is unidentified, and the website itself hides behind a masked domain registration -- meaning that we can't tell who operates it.
Reporter Tommy Noel asks viewer Angie Smith to try Pampered Toes. She has a hard time fitting her toes in, and she doesn't wear them for the recommended 10 minutes, saying they're too painful. Smith says she'd give Pampered Toes a score of 1.5 out of five.
Reporter Sandra Parker asks viewer Joyce Baylon to test Pampered Toes after a long day in high heels. Baylon has some difficulty sticking her toes in. She says "it's not uncomfortable" to wear them, but would hesitate using them for the recommended 10 minutes.
In yet another tryout by a TV news program, a local esthetician tries on Pampered Toes and is not impressed. After five minutes, she tells reporter Quita Culpepper, "it was pinching my toes on either end. It just feels good to take them off."
KNXV turns to one of its interns to test Pampered Toes, and she wears them for a full day (which is a bit odd, since the recommended time is 10 minutes). Like other people who've tested Pampered Toes, the intern reports they "actually made her feet hurt and did nothing to alleviate her toes from hurting," Munro says.
Of the 15 or so customers posting here, about two-thirds have good things to say about Pampered Toes.,One satisfied user writes, "They stretch out my feet and toes well, with minimum discomfort. They fit my feet (size 11), my dad's cramped toes, and my mom's tiny feet." However, some users complain that this product is uncomfortable or even painful to use.
Anonymous reviewer "Jenny" raves about Pampered Toes, saying they work as advertised. We'd give more credibility to this five-star blog review if it didn't include seemingly canned ad copy, and gave some indication as to who operates the site.