Q: I have tried all kinds of orthotics, but nothing has helped alleviate the pain. How are StandStrong® arches different?
A: Unlike conventional orthotics, StandStrong® arches are designed to do more than just temporarily cushion your feet. Rather than insert the devices into your shoe, podiatrist-developed StandStrong® arches stick to your feet, supporting the three arches on each foot for proper alignment and all-day comfort. By combining balance, support, and cushioning, StandStrong® arches can help correct a variety of foot conditions that conventional orthotics fail to address. Made from a proprietary gel compound, StandStrong® arches are in step with the way you live – simply peel, stick and wear for all day support and comfort in any shoe.
Q: What kind of foot problems can StandStrong® arches help correct?
A: The patented StandStrong Alignment Technology (SSAT) is designed to balance the foot across the supported arch, helping to correct flat feet, pronation, and supination as well as relieve pressure points and the painful effects of plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, Metatarsalgia, and Morton’s Neuroma, to name a few.
Q: I’m on my feet all day for work. Can StandStrong® arches help ease the pressure?
A: Whether you work on your feet all day, engage in high-impact activities, or are a proud fashionista with a penchant for spikey stilettos, StandStrong® arches offer support and stability for your kind of mobility.
Q: I don’t have specific foot pain – can StandStrong® arches benefit me?
A: Optimum foot health is important for everyone! StandStrong arches help enhance balance and relieve pressure points caused by high heels and ill-fitting or unsupportive shoes, evenly distributing weight across all three arches of the foot. Even if you don’t suffer from foot pain, StandStrong® arches are like a fitness trainer for your feet, promoting proper alignment and all-day comfort in any shoe to maintain healthy and happy feet for years to come.
Q: How long will my arches last?
A: With proper care and maintenance, your StandStrong® arches should last for 200+ uses! Once the adhesive side of the arches begins to lose its stickiness, it’s time to replace them with a new pair.
Q: What is your warranty policy?
A: As long as you follow the care and maintenance guidelines, StandStrong® offers a 14-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.
Q: Do I need to consult a doctor or podiatrist before using the arches?
A: Anyone can benefit from StandStrong® arches by following our guide for correct application. However, if you’re experiencing specific pain, ongoing discomfort or other foot issues, we recommend consulting a medical professional.
Q: Do they work for all shoes?
A: Because StandStrong® arches stick discreetly to your feet, they can be worn with any style of shoe – from your highest heels to flattest flip-flops – encouraging proper foot alignment and balanced weight distribution for all-day comfort. With StandStrong® arches, you no longer have to fumble with clumsy and limiting orthotics or attempt to fit them in every pair of shoes you wear throughout the day. Go from house slippers to office pumps to running shoes to sexy stilettos without missing a beat.
Q: Do I wear them all the time?
A: When first using StandStrong® arches, we recommend wearing them for a few hours at a time until your feet adjust. Wearing them for long periods may feel uncomfortable at first, but eventually StandStrong® arches train your feet into proper alignment for all support and comfort.
Q: What if I experience discomfort while wearing my arches?
Finding the “sweet spot” is key when applying your arches. You should not experience pain while wearing your arches. If you do feel discomfort, you need to adjust the placement on your feet. Sometimes, shifting the arch support a few millimeters away from the painful area makes a big difference! The distal end (metatarsal) area of the arch support should be centered just behind the maximum convexity of the bulge, below the ball of the foot. However, that "center" varies slightly from person to person.
Q: Will they damage my shoes?
A: The soft fabric side of StandStrong® arches makes them safe to wear in any shoe without risk of damage.
Q: Will they work if feet are overly sweaty or wet?
A: While the proprietary gel compound should stick to the foot with normal perspiration without slippage, anyone with excessive foot sweating might experience loss of adhesiveness. StandStrong® arches work best when applied to clean, dry soles of the feet.
Q: What is the best way to clean my arches?
A: It is important to clean your arch supports after each wear with a small dab of our custom-blended StandClean Daily Wash, lukewarm water and our gentle cleansing sponge. Once they feel slick to the touch, let the arches dry sticky side up on a clean surface. Once dry, the stickiness will return, and they’ll be ready for use. DO NOT use any alcohol or solvent-based products to clean your arches as that will damage the proprietary gel compound adhesive.
Q: What is the best way to store them?
A: Place the sticky side of each clean and dry arch support against the provided plastic insert. DO NOT PLACE STICKY SIDES TOGETHER AS THEY MAY PERMANENTLY BOND TO EACH OTHER. To maximize effectiveness, make sure your StandStrong® arches are free of pet hair, dust and dirt before affixing the adhesive side onto your foot.