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Back in 1991, Dr. Les Appel, the founder of PowerStep as well as a podiatrist and avid runner, recognized the need for ready-to-wear orthotic insoles that would be both affordable and easily attainable for people struggling with common foot pain. He began to see a similar pattern in the share of the custom-made orthotics that he prescribed to patients. Dr. Appel combined this knowledge of foot anatomy, along with his passion for running, to create the first PowerStep insoles.

Nearly 30 years later, we continue to develop the PowerStep orthotic insole line along with compression socks, bracing options, and other foot care accessories with the goal of helping people prevent pain from common foot conditions and lead active, healthy lives.

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