Therafit: A 12 Hour Shoe For a 12 Hour Day- Review and Giveaway

by Lauren on December 10, 2012

A few weeks ago, I received a fun little package containing, what has become, my new favorite footwear.

Inside, were a pair of brand new Therafit shoes, waiting for me to break them in.

I wrote on my initial thoughts of these shoes when I first received them; however, since then, I’ve had the opportunity to really get some good use out of them, which now leads me to tell you how I really feel.

Just a quick background on the concept behind these kicks:

Therafit shoes were developed by Dr. Lisa Masterson, co-host from the television hit series, Doctors, after she recognized that women are on their feet constantly and for most of that time, they are running around in shoes not conducive to this lifestyle.  She wanted to create a shoe that was not only affordable and comfortable, but one that women would actually want to wear. The main concept behind Therafit is simple, the 12 hour shoe for the 12 hour day.

It’s been about a month, and I can honestly say that I’ve had the chance to test them out in most conditions.  In the winter, I do most of my running on the treadmill so that was the first place I put them to use.  I also should mention that when I run, I prefer a shoe with a lot of stability, particularly in the heel. I suffer from calf tightness and knee problems, and I’ve found that the root of this issue comes from improper shoes.  I’ve tried to go for a minimalist approach in running shoes, but it only led me to injury.

The Therafit shoes were ideal for running, due to the significant focus of shock absorption in the heel itself.  I ran with comfort and ease and felt no pain what-so-ever following my run.

Aside from working out, I’ve also been wearing them during everyday activities and errands.  When I see clients at the gym, I’m constantly on my feet and these shoes provided maximum comfort for hours.

So really, what sets these sneakers apart than any other durable, shock absorbent, comfortable shoe?

Therafit is unlike any other shoe on the market right now due to its Personalized Comfort System (PCS) that is built right into the shoe itself.

It’s better for me to show you this first hand rather than try and explain it…..

(Please excuse the less than desirable appearance.  This was the first time in 3 days that I felt well enough to shower, so it’s not my proudest moment)

Now, a few exciting things to share with you:

  1. Therafit is hosting a Twitter Chat this Wednesday, 12/12/12 at 12 PM EST.  To find out more about this campaign, who else is getting involved, and a chance to win your own pair, make sure you follow Therafit and tune in on Wednesday, #therafit.
  2. Because Therafit is built on the concepts of comfort, customer, community and charity, it puts a high focus on giving back.  That is why every purchase, Therafit will donate $1 in their One Step Forward Campaign.  As a special offer to my readers, they have graciously offered a special coupon code that results in $5 off your purchase PLUS, they will donate an additional $5 to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Just use the code TherafitLP at checkout and your discount will be applied.
  3. One last thing. Because there is always an opportunity for one of YOU to try out your very own pair, Therafit has offered to give away one pair of their shoes to one reader.


Simply leave a comment on this post with which shoe from their athletic line that you would most like to try. (Click HERE to see the full line)

Entries will be accepted until Friday, December 14th where one winner will be selected. 


Disclaimer: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign.  All opinions are my own.


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Darbi December 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm


Anonymous December 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Deborah – red. I’ve never tried this brand and would love to use them to help motivate me at the gym

Stephanie December 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm


SRoberts December 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

deborah black/pink- how cute

amye December 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

the red ones!

Erica { } December 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Black and Pink!

Veronica December 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I like the Deborah – Red!

anna December 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Deborah – silver/blue

Erika December 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’m always looking for “better” shoes and trying different brands. I really like the appearance of the Athletic Deborah in Red.

Hopefully you are done with cold and flu season now!

Nikki December 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’m kind of in love with the red ones! So cute! And I have done the SAME THING with minimalist shoes — thought that they would prevent shin splints, but instead my heals and feet are shot! Back to my stable Mizunos!

Lauren December 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Deborah in red :)

Anonymous December 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Every product descriptions says they’re a great walking shoe. I’m a little gun shy that they would hold up to a run. I’ve had knee and tendon issues. What are your thoughts?

Kristin December 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Love the Deborah in pink!! Super cute!!

Jill December 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Deborah in Pink! Love!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I would go for the Deborah (maybe red or pink). It sounds like we have very similar issues (?) with running in terms of knee problems and calf cramps, so I would hope that since those shoes worked for you, they’d work for me too!

Hilary December 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I like the Deborah – red shoes!

Jessica Daly December 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Love these! The Deborah Pink is defiantly the one I’d chose!

Tessa December 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I would absolutely choose the Deborah Pink!

Amanda December 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Such cute athletic shoes. I’m an avid runner and I’m always looking for stylish shoes that still provide me with the support I need for the amount of miles I put in during the week. It looks like you may have found a perfect blend of both! :)

I’d love to sport the “Deborah Black/Pink” shoes!

Emily December 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

the deborah in pink!

Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens) December 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I gotta say I like the DEBORAH red! Look super comfortable and has such a unique style

tiffany December 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

i’d go with the deborah in red!

Ali December 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

What an awesome giveaway!
I would love to try the Deborah in Red.

sunshine91 December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Deborah- black and white! :)
Thank you! :)

tempesst December 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

the deborah in red!

Jamie December 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I would love to try the Deborah in pink!! Would be great to have an all-around comfy shoe that you can personalize!

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Deborah in RED!

Jessie December 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

The Deborah – Red!

Addison December 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

The Deborah in pink! I love these shoes and it’s awesome that they support a good cause!

Sandra December 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

The Deborah-Red. Those are super cute!

Tasha December 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Would love to try the Deborah in white. Always looking for a great shoe to support me during my long days at the gym! Thanks!

kristin December 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

what an awesome shoe – i like the the deborah black/pink or the deborah red

Larissa December 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I can 1000% relate to the tight calves and knee problems. In fact, my tight calves has lead to a bigger circulation–type problem to my feet. (Apparently, the muscle get’s tight enough that the nerves get cut off). Compression gear and a LOT of stretching helps some, but I have a feeling this will be an long–term problem for me.

With that said, I would LOVE to try this shoe! I like the Deborah – Red ones the best.

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!!

Kristin December 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Deborah pink!

Carri December 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Deborah pink/black…would LOVE to try these!

Elise Maahs December 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I am in desparate need of new runnign shoes – my Reeebok RunTones have holes in the soles. Every time I order a new pair I am not please and have had to return. Please make my day with an early Chrsitmas present. I love the Deborah in black/white and am a size 5.5 so would take a size 6 per the site’s recommendation.

Jenn @BeYOUatBeMe December 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

These shoes sound amazing. I’d like the red ones : )

Anonymous December 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

i LOVE the deborah red! i run cross country at my high school and i have suffered from shin splints and tendonitis in my ankles and knees for forever. i haven’t been able to find a pair of shoes that gives me the support i need that are actually cute, so i have GOT to get my hands on a pair of these!

Catherine December 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

oh! and this is catherine!

Stephanie December 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Love the black and white Deborah. So cute!

Karen B December 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I would love the Deborah in Red!!

Kristine December 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The Deborah-black and white! I am on my feet ALL day.

Emelia December 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I would love the Deborah in black and pink. I joined a gym a few weeks ago and started with walking but now am training to run and am about 5 days in. I have heard that shoes make such a difference when running ESP on a treadmill. I am glad you came back to give another review on these and I’d be so happy if I won them! Thanks Lauren!

Emily December 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Love the Deborah Black/White!

Katie December 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

The black/pink athletic deborah style!! So cute seem like they would be super comfortable especially being on my feet most of the day watching kids from our home!! And my feet have seemed sore lately !

Alex Fagan December 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I love the Deborah in Black/Pink!!!

Kate December 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I’d love to try the Deborah in silver…awesome!!!

Priscilla P December 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I’d love to try deborah in red :)

Laura @ Start from Scratch December 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I would love the Deborah in black and pink…I’ve become more comfortable in brightly colored shoes but not enough to go for all the all-out pink yet :)

Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate December 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I love the Deborah in red!

Lily December 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I’m looking for new sneakers and undecided on which brand to buy. I would love to win the Therafit – Deborah in Pink!

jcd December 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm

i love debora pink and black!

Danielle K December 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I’d get the Deborah – pink

Cori December 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I love the Deborah in red!

Ashley P December 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Love the black/pink! So cute!

Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I love the Deborah in pink! These shoes seem really cool!

Laurel C December 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I would love to have the Deborah in silver/blue!!

Leah December 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I like the hot pink as well!

vanessa glynn December 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I hope to win a pair, not for me, but for my mother. I find it fitting because her name is Deborah and I know she’d love the “Deborah black and white”. My mother literally works 10 hour days constantly on her feet, busting her butt. She’s the hardest working person I know. She broke her ankle a year ago and, of course, went back to work too early. She definitely could use a pair of shoes that could outlast her day and provide some comfort and support!!

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife December 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I love the red ones!

laura December 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

very cute! i like the deborah pink! why not wear pink shoes, right?! awesome giveaway! :)

Rachel K December 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I like the deborah in silver/blue!

Valerie December 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Deborah pink/black so cute

Carly December 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Deborah black/pink!

Amy K December 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Deborah Gray and Silver. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Lisa December 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I like the Renee Black.

Samantha W December 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Deborah in Red!

Anita December 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Deborah pink!

Lauren M. December 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I would love to try the silver/blue deborah shoes! So cute and they look very functional! I have the same problems with running as you (knee pain and tight calves) so it is very important to me to find a great shoe. Hoping to win!

Wehaf December 11, 2012 at 12:30 am

Renee shoes in white!

Melissa December 11, 2012 at 1:34 am


Amy December 11, 2012 at 2:45 am

deborah in pink/black-I’m dying for some fun sneakers!

Floey December 11, 2012 at 3:47 am

deborah in pink!

Angie December 11, 2012 at 6:36 am

Deborah – black/pink! Love these fun shoes!

Lindsay December 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

I love the Deborah red! They look like a shoe that would keep my pregnant fret comfortable on long days!

Denyne December 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

I like the Deborah, black and pink.

rachel December 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm


Victoria S. December 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Deborah in Black and White…oh I need new running shoes so badly!

DisneyBride December 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I would wear the Deborah in Black and Pink. Too cute!

Katie December 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

The Renee. I’m a waitress in bad need of new shoes!

Pam December 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Deborah black and pink.

Meghan December 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I like the Deborah in black/pink!

Tiffany December 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Deborah in pink! So cute :)

Laura December 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm


rob December 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

Deborah – Black/Pink

Jennifer December 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Love the Deborah-Pink. So cute!

Jillian December 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Deborah in PINK would be a great shoe for instructing BodyJam!!

ashley December 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm


Nikki December 13, 2012 at 7:53 am

Deborah in red

Lisa December 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Definitely Deborah red… great to know that it is more of a stability shoe.

Wendy December 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

The Deborah – Black/Pink are SWEET!!!

Jessica M December 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I would love the Deborah Pink!

Keri December 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Deborah in pink!

Meghan N December 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Deborah in Red!

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