Powerstep was founded in 1991 by Dr. Les Appel, a podiatrist, foot surgeon, and runner. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Appel has prescribed and created thousands of custom orthotics. After many years of analyzing thousands of casts, it became apparent that there were a few common orthotic shapes that seemed to relieve most patients' foot pain. Dr. Appel realized that there was a need for a ready-to-wear orthotic that would effectively relieve foot pain, in many instances more affordably and more conveniently than custom made orthotics.
Powerstep's mission is to provide the most effective products available for preventing and relieving common foot problems. To that end, Powerstep products incorporate the average dimensions obtained through computer analysis of thousands of feet for a superior design, made with superior materials. The first Powerstep orthotic was sold in 1992 to podiatrists and running store specialty retailers nation-wide. Over 4,000 medical professionals now prescribe Powerstep orthotics and over 600 retailers sell them in their stores everyday.
The key to the company's success has been a combination of effective, innovative products and outstanding customer service. Powerstep's lineup of styles includes different levels of cushioning, different sizes, and different lengths to accommodate many different types of shoes and alleviate a variety of foot issues. We hope after exploring our line of products with your local medical professional or retailer that you'll find a Powerstep orthotic that works for you. So come in soon, and find out what your Powerstep story can be like.