Stand Strong® FAQ
Q: I have tried all kinds of orthotics, but nothing has helped alleviate the pain. How are Stand Strong® foot supports different?
A: Unlike conventional orthotics, Stand Strong® foot supports are designed to do more than just temporarily cushion your feet. Rather than insert the devices into your shoe, podiatrist-developed Stand Strong® foot supports stick to your feet, supporting the three arches on each foot for proper alignment and all-day comfort. By combining balance, support, and cushioning, Stand Strong® can help correct a variety of foot conditions that conventional orthotics fail to address. Made from a proprietary gel compound, Stand Strong® foot supports 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 Stand Strong® help correct?
A: The patented Stand Strong® Alignment Technology (SSAT)™ is designed to balance the foot across the supported arch of the foot, 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 Stand Strong® 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, Stand Strong® foot supports offer support and stability for your kind of mobility.
Q: I don’t have specific foot pain – can Stand Strong® benefit me?
A: Optimum foot health is important for everyone! Stand Strong® helps 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, Stand Strong® foot supports 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 foot supports last?
A: With proper care and maintenance, your Stand Strong® foot supports should last for up to 300+ uses! Once the adhesive side 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, Stand Strong® 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 Stand Strong®?
A: Anyone can benefit from Stand Strong® 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 Stand Strong® foot supports 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 Stand Strong®, 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 Stand Strong®, 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 Stand Strong® foot supports train your feet into proper alignment for all support and comfort.
Q: What if I experience discomfort while wearing Stand Strong®?
A: Finding the “sweet spot” is key when applying your foot supports. You should not experience pain while wearing Stand Strong®, and if you do feel discomfort, you need to adjust the placement on your feet. Sometimes, shifting the support a few millimeters away from the painful area makes a big difference! The distal end (metatarsal) area of the foot 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 Stand Strong® foot supports 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. Stand Strong® works best when applied to clean, dry soles of the feet.
Q: What is the best way to clean my foot supports?
A: It is important to clean your foot supports after each wear with a small dab of our custom-blended Stand Clean™ Daily Wash, lukewarm water and our gentle cleansing sponge. Once they feel slick to the touch, let them 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 foot supports, 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 foot 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 Stand Strong® foot supports are free of pet hair, dust and dirt before affixing the adhesive side onto your foot.
Q: What can I do if they slip out of place?
A: First ensure that upon application your feet are clean and dry. If that does not solve the problem, we recommend purchasing a Tincture of Benzoin. This product may be purchased at most pharmacies. We hope to be adding a product such as this to our site soon.