What to Expect from PowerStep

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Questions about Wearing PowerStep Orthotic Insoles 

Already have a pair of PowerStep® insoles in hand, or looking to invest in foot pain relief? PowerStep is the number one podiatrist recommended brand of orthotic insoles. In fact, 90% of customers reported having less foot, knee, or back pain within just 2 weeks of wearing PowerStep. To make sure you have the best experience with your insoles, we’ve created this list of frequently asked questions.

Commonly Asked Questions About PowerStep:

FAQ’s about PowerStep

Whether you are new to wearing orthotics or just new to PowerStep, you might have a few questions about the brand and our podiatrist-recommended orthotic insoles. Read below to find out how you can get the most out of your insoles and prevent and relieve foot pain today.

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1. How long does it take to get used to wearing orthotics?

Most new users take one to two weeks before getting used to wearing orthotics. PowerStep insoles have a signature arch shape that helps correct body posture and alignment, dramatically improving the position of your joints and increasing muscle balance and stability. When you have gone a long time without support, it takes your body a while to get used to it.

2. Should I ease into wearing orthotics if I am not used to them?

We recommend wearing your orthotics for up to one hour on the first day of use. Then, increase that time by one more hour each day after. If you feel comfortable after five hours of wear by the fifth day, you can wear your new insoles full time! For more sensitive users, consider wearing your orthotics 30 minutes at a time instead.

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3. Can you wash PowerStep insoles?

Our insoles feature an odor controlling top fabric that reduces heat, friction, and sweat to help mitigate odor and moisture. Still, you can maintain the quality of your orthotics with proper care. Here’s how to clean PowerStep insoles: 

  • Do not immerse in water
  • Spot clean with a mild detergent and clean, wet cloth
  • Air dry only

Before inserting your insoles back into your shoes, always ensure they are completely dry. This helps maintain the product and keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable.

4. Do you have insoles for all types of shoes?

Are you an athlete looking for extra support in your running shoes? Need an insole for standing all day? We have insoles for high heels, dress shoes, athletic shoes, hiking, work, and even kid's shoes. Let us help you find out which PowerStep insole you should buy next for ultimate relief in all your shoes. Try our insole finder to discover your next perfect match!

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5. How long do PowerStep insoles last?

Under normal wear, your insoles should last at least 6 months. Wearing your insoles daily or during rigorous activities like running can shorten the life of the product. PowerStep insoles are designed using the highest quality cushioning foams and supportive materials, but even these high-quality materials break down over time with extended wear.

6. How often do I need to replace my PowerStep orthotics?

We recommend replacing your insoles as soon as you notice a decrease in comfort or support. Our orthotic insoles are clinically proven to relieve and prevent foot pain from a variety of foot conditions including plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, and more. Replace your insoles as needed for best results.

7. Can I trim PowerStep insoles?

PowerStep insoles are exact fit orthotic insoles, meaning there is no trimming required. Most of our styles are sized by full U.S. shoe sizes and offer a true-to-size fit that matches your shoe size. Should your insole be a little too long in the toe area, you can trim PowerStep insoles to fit as necessary. For the perfect fit, use the factory insole or liner from your shoe as a template.

8. Who sells PowerStep insoles near me?

You can purchase PowerStep orthotic insoles online through our website. Here you can browse by condition or shoe type and even shop all orthotic insoles. If you want to buy PowerStep from a provider near you, use our store locator to find shoe inserts, footwear, and more.

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How You Can Get the Most Out of PowerStep

From easing into support to finding the best orthotics for you, these commonly asked questions about PowerStep detail how to use your insoles for ultimate relief. Curious about the difference between insoles and orthotics, or prefabricated versus custom made? Learn more by visiting the PowerStep blog and get relief today with the best insoles for preventing and relieving pain.