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Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support

Pro-Tec Athletics Arch Support

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PRO-TEC ATHLETICS ARCH SUPPORT :: You control the amount of targeted pressure & support on your arch by adjusting the Velcro® strap of the Pro-Tec Arch Support. Reduce stress, inflammation and injury to the Plantar Fascia. Made of Neoprene, Velcro®, felt, and moisture-wicking CoolMax® mesh. Medium or Large, sold in pairs.

Features & Benefits:

  • Profile: Support strap to stabilize the arch and relieve pain
  • Lifts arch slightly to support the Plantar Fascia: Reduces the arch and heel pain of Plantar Faciitis
  • Neoprene/Velcro® strap wraps around foot: Supports arch while foot is on the ground and when elevated between steps, which promotes healing
  • Anatomical CoolMax® & foam support pad: Targeted arch support, comfortable
  • How to use: Position pad under arch, fasten stretch wrap for comfortable compression. Can be worn before/during/after workout
  • Sold only in pairs
  • Size by shoe size:
    Men's sizing M 7-9.5, L 10+
    Women's sizing M 5-10.5, L 11+
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Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support
 
3.9

(based on 54 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Effective (15)
  • Stabilizes (8)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (14)
    • Exercising (12)
    • Extra support (10)
    • Everyday (5)
    • Long-term (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (4), Competitive athlete (4), Gym rat (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Finally running again

    By Karen R Knight Running is life

    from Cedar Rapids Iowa

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily
      • Long-Term
      • Women

      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

      Just 3 weeks prior to running the Twin Cities Marathon I developed heel pain. I visited the Doctor and local running stores and they told me the same thing, rest and no running. Since I was scheduled to run the marathon the time was already invested. I had to run. I limped through the marathon and my time was awful, and legs and feet ached. I stopped running and was in pain every day. My job as a pharmacist did not allow me to rest my feet. my plantar fascitis grew worse every day. I decided to try these arch supports and I was amazed at what a difference they made. I have orthotics and they work perfectly together. After the first week of wear I started running again pain free! I work 10 hour days on my feet --- pain free! I have now purchased 4 pair and can not go a day without them. I went from not running because of the pain to running 10 mile runs pain free. They have even helped with my IT band pain! Thanks a million Road Runner Sports I owe my well being to your products.

      Karen R Knight
      26 years of running and still going strong!
      Cedar Rapids IA

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It works!

      By Rick

      from Henry, IL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Exercising

        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

        I tried these out for the first time today. I wish I had known about these nine months ago when my plantar fasciitis began. Eventually it worsened to where my 40 miles a week of running became 0 miles a week.

        Now I'm on the road back.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I work in hospitals on ...

        By ginny

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

        I work in hospitals on concrete floors all day. I have looked for YEARS for the perfect shoe to eliminate feet pain. Now I swear by these and have been using them for about 6yrs now. I buy several pairs at a time so i always have them on hand. I can't imagine my active lifestyle without these. I have a size 11 foot and I buy the mediums. I agree that sometimes the quality is not as great as it could be but over the last 6 yrs i may have had 2 pairs that weren't well made.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Slid around too much and ...

        By scott

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

        Slid around too much and actually made my heel feel worse after a full day of wearing.

         
        3.0

        Helpful product...for plantar fascitis

        By Old man Wade

        from Lyman, SC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Plantar Fascitis Relief
        • Relieves Heel Pain

        Cons

        • Not For Running

        Best Uses

        • Around the house
        • Daily Use
        • Extra Support

        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

        I have had bouts of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs many times over the 40 plus years I have been a runner. I've used this product several times to relieve heel pain It gives some support to the arch and lifts the heel so the pain is lessened. Do not use it while running however. It caused me pain on the top of my foot and some tendon stress around my ankle. It is better suited for simply wearing while walking in your day to day activity.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Unuseable

        By KennyP

        from New Orleans

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

              The material is slippery. It will not stay in place. I was unable to put on a shoe or use as it continually shifted position.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              These Helped My PF

              By Cocky From Chicago

              from Chicago

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Stabilizes

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Exercising

                Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                I had a bad case of PF a few years ago -= that got better with lots of PT for strengthening hips & glutes. Read on some PF board about a guy who used these and it helped his PF. I have to say they do stabilize the arch - my heel hurts only when I stop my strengthening. They lasted fairly long too ~2 years

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                PURE COMFORT! NO MORE BURNING, SORE, FEE

                By Energizer Bunny

                from Michigan

                About Me Rarely Work Out

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Improved Plantar Faciitis
                • Resolved Plantar Faciitis

                Cons

                • Need Transverse Support
                • Not Pretty For Dress-up

                Best Uses

                • All The Time
                • Daily Use
                • Exercising
                • Extra Support

                Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                Customer service was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, informative, and helped me to save for now and the future by signing up for the VIP. It was delivered very fast. I haven't had them long so I can't say how they will hold up, but my brother-in-law who is a pharmacist has had them for years. They have given him great relief. He wears them over socks, not bare feet. He also gets Keene footwear. That's all he wears.

                As I have BAD arches, both longitudinal and transverse. This product helps with the longitudinal (from below ball of foot to heel), but I need something for the transverse (from next to ball of foot to below little toe).

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                IT WORKS!!

                By DSP runner

                from Odessa, DE

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                  I have been plagued with Plantar Fasciitis for the past two years. It was limiting my ability to run, stay healthy and in shape. The Pro Tech arch support has changed all that. I wear it regularly while at work, 8-10 hours a day. It provides the support needed. I wear a boot at night. The combination of both have eliminated my Plantar Fasciitis pain. I do not wear the arch support when running.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  great item as part of Plantar Faciitis

                  By Bars ino

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Stabilizes

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                    I have only used it so for walking around.
                    I have recently had a a terrible bout of plantar faciitis, Every day I have had terrible pain...but now it feels better and better each day.

                    That a long with the Straussburg sock. I feel like i will be running again soon.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    BUY 12 OF THESE

                    By justsomedude

                    from West Hills, CA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Stabilizes

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Exercising
                      • Extra Support
                      • Following Surgery

                      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                      This might sound weird but I'm actually not much of a runner.......I'm a skater. So posting on this website might seem foreign to some but I believe if there's anything we can both relate to, it's foot pain. Jumping down staircases and having flat feet is a horrible combination, which ultimately led to the arch in my right foot giving out. For weeks I could barely walk and I also work in the television industry where I'm on my feet for 10+ hours so that didn't help at all. The pain became excruciating and every insole I tried seemed to hurt it even more.

                      One day I decided to stop by roadrunners in West Hills seeing if they had any insoles I haven't tried and discovered the pro-tec ankle support. Honestly in less than 6 days my foot pain was gone. I went from limping around the house to skating again with my friends. So basically if you suffer from plantar fasciitis, definitely try this product! You won't regret it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      1.0

                      Waste of Money

                      By The Running Gladiator

                      from Marion, Indiana

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Needs A Different Strap

                        Best Uses

                        • With Another Arch Support

                        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                        The velcro strap will not hold the arch support in place. This is not worth the money. I bought a planter fasciitis arch support at a local retail store for less then $5. It works a lot better then Pro-Tech's arch support.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        2.0

                        Not that good

                        By Marathon Mark

                        from Syracuse, New, York

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                            The main problem with these is that they do not contain any elastic. So to get them tight you really have to pull on them hard and even then then tend to slide down toward your toes. The strap really needs to be elastic to hold it in place better and grip you sock. I wouldn't recommend buying them

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            2.0

                            Arch support review

                            By MSC

                            from SAN DIEGO, CA

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Stabilizes

                            Cons

                            • Bulky
                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                            • Extra Support

                            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                            Bought these after getting plantar faciitis the first time training for Ironman. Pretty uncomfortable and difficult to squeeze in a shoe. Rock Tape provides just as much arch support, is comfortable inside a shoe, and believe it has helped me get past this injury.

                            Also got Lynco 405S inserts with metatarsal support inserts at the walking store for my running shoes. These and the Rock Tape got me back on the road nearly right away.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            This really helps!

                            By BostonBetty

                            from Boston MA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                            I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis for a few years and have tried the Stroudsburg sock, stretching, massaging, and orthotic shoe inserts. While they all have their merits, the Pro-Tech Athletics Arch Support has helped the most. I wear these arch supports daily (without any other support devices), but continue to use the orthotic inserts when I run (3-7 miles at a time).

                            After using these, my pain was reduced almost immediately. Be sure to wear them properly: on the correct foot, on the outside of your socks, and trim any excess velcro strap.

                            I like them becuase 1. they help!, 2. they stay put, and 3. I can wear them with shoes, slippers, sneakers, etc. - even barefoot should I choose to do so.

                            I didn't give them 5 stars because I'm not cured (yet!). I still have some discomfort, but the pain has been reduced to the point where I hardly notice it (there was a time when it was difficult to walk without limping!)

                            A great alternative to surgery!

                             
                            3.0

                            Good for the money

                            By Dave A

                            from Brighton CO

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Use
                              • Exercising
                              • Extra Support

                              Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                              Haven't had this product long but it is good for walking barefoot if you have foot problems and need arch support. If I have been very active and my feet need some extra cushion these are great for walking around the house. I also use them in my cross trainer for added support during circuit training. I don't use them in walking/running shoes. For that I use my RRS custom insoles.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              More than for runners

                              By Storm Dancer

                              from Pleasant Hill, CA

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Effective
                              • Stabilizes

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Exercising
                                • Extra Support

                                Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                I saw someone using these arch supports and got a recommendation and link to buy them online. I have used them for about one month, once or twice a week.
                                I use these arch supports for dance class, where I'm barefoot and without my shoes and orthotics. If I don't use them I have pain in my flat feet. If I use them I don't have the pain after class.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Wish I would have get this 10 months ago

                                By Rick

                                from Henry, IL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Effective

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Use
                                  • Exercising

                                  Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                  My plantar fasciitis is FINALLY disappearing after using this wrap all day at work and while running. It compliments my rehab of picking up marbles with my toes.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very simple solution to an old problem.

                                  By DC

                                  from Pueblo, Colorado

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Effective
                                  • Stabilizes

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use
                                    • Exercising

                                    Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                    I ordered this product with moderate expectations, I was very pleasantly surprised on first use as they are comfortable and effective in my running shoes. I am recovering from plantars fasciitis and these are a big help. My wife has a pair, too, and is very satisfied with daily, continuous use in her shoes. She has had immediate relief from a long term plantars problem.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Better than others tried

                                    By Runnin' Mom

                                    from Herriman, UT

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Somewhat effective

                                    Cons

                                    • Narrow feetnot tight
                                    • Not tight enough

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use
                                    • Exercising
                                    • Extra Support

                                    Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                    I bought this because I was tired of taping my feet all the time for my plantar fascitis. It is a great option to wear during the day, but doesn't offer the amount of support I need during a workout. It is easy to use. My problem is I have skinny feet so there is overage of strap, which I should probably cut off. Might work great for those who need mild/moderate support.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great but overpriced

                                    By little old lady

                                    from Florida

                                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Effective

                                    Cons

                                    • Overpriced

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Exercising

                                    Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                    These are great if you suffer from PF - I won't run without them & if I know I'm going to be on my feet for a long period of time, I'll wear them then, too. Since I've been using these along with a boot at night,"Superfeet Insoles" & wearing Birkenstocks as my other shoes, I haven't had a PF reoccurance. Only complaint is how overpriced they are for a little piece of fabric & Velcro. I swore I was going to make my own, but here I am ordering my 3rd pair.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Worked great for my injury!

                                    By Tri-gal

                                    from Philadelphia, PA

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Effective

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily Use
                                      • Exercising
                                      • Extra Support

                                      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                      The first thing I loved about these arch supports is that they came in a pair. I have a friend who purchased a similar support and paid the same amount I did but for only one. I had an arch injury and wore this support 24/7 for a few weeks. Before purchasing this support I was very concerned that this injury would not heal because I am on my feet all day. It took some time (over a month)but I have no pain and only wear the support when I wear very flat shoes. I'm running again without pain.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      useful, good product

                                      By sc

                                      from LI,NY

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Effective
                                      • Stabilizes

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Use
                                        • Extra Support

                                        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                        this is helpful, but slips within shoe. does provide relief for plantar fasc./fallen arches. NOTE TO RRS-this is not generally available or known to Podiatry specialists, and should be promoted for this problem (non-runners included)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Love this product!

                                        By reviesmom

                                        from Alexandria, VA

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Effective
                                        • Stabilizes

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Use
                                        • Exercising
                                        • Extra Support

                                        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                        I have HIGH arches. I tried many different types of insoles, but none allowed for exactly the right placement for the support I want. These arch-support bands are fabulous. You can place the pad in just the right spot. I won't use anything else. I don't buy special insoles any longer. I use them for injury prevention so can't comment on injury recovery use.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Good but too big if you don't wear socks

                                        By Nic

                                        from Lihue, HI

                                        About Me Competitive Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Effective

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Use

                                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                          This seemed to work well. The only problem I had is that I live in Hawaii and wear sandals without socks everywhere. It doesn't say on the website but it says in the instructions to wear a sock under the strap. I don't wear socks so the sizing was off. It was too big. I tightened it as much as possible but it would have worked better in a smaller size.

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          I would recommend this product.

                                          By Rebecca

                                          from Cincinnati, Oh

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily
                                            • Long-Term
                                            • Men
                                            • Women

                                            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                            I have had plantar faciitis and this prodct has helped.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            this trully is a great product, simple t

                                            By kat the coach

                                            from Sunny Florida

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily

                                              Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                              this product really does what it is supposed to!

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Excellent product

                                              By Ali

                                              from Sacramento, CA

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily
                                                • Long-Term
                                                • Men

                                                Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                                I use this product most days of the week to stem pain of plantar fasciitis. I ordered it this time because my use in the past has been very helpful.[...]

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Life Saver!

                                                By Kelc

                                                from Colorado Springs, CO

                                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Daily

                                                  Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                                  This product, plus a good motion control shoe, saved my life! I used to not be able to run more than 3 miles before my arch/heel pain became unbearable, and now I can just go and go. It's really easy to use and it WORKS!

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  definently helps my ...

                                                  By kelli

                                                  from Undisclosed

                                                  Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Injury Recovery Arch Support:

                                                  definently helps my plantar fasciitis but cannot wear them when running because they are too bulky. they also seem to wear out quickly if you wear them alot. But they are worth the money so I will be buying a 2nd pair.

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                                                  1.    kelli rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Mon, January 11,2010:
                                                  definently helps my plantar fasciitis but cannot wear them when running because they are too bulky. they also seem to wear out quickly if you wear them alot. But they are worth the money so I will be buying a 2nd pair.
                                                  2.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Fri, November 13,2009:
                                                  I have been using these straps for years and recommending them to my friends. These and the Asics Gel Kayanos I wear helped me get rid of my plantar fasciitis. Thanks, Road Runner Sports for keeping such a great product in your line up.
                                                  3.    Mike rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Mon, July 06,2009:
                                                  I struggle with Plantar Fasciitis, and I've been using this product for 9 months. The arch support supplements my custom orthotics perfectly, and I've been completely satisfied with this product. I use them for running, hiking, basketball, and walking. Highly recommended.
                                                  4.    Kathleen rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Sat, March 14,2009:
                                                  I have been wearing these while running for years (56-60 miles a week). To avoid blisters I cut the padding out of the strap (there used to be an option to buy it unpadded). I wear them over thorlo socks. No blister and no more arch pain.
                                                  5.    Julie rated this product 3 stars
                                                  Mon, March 09,2009:
                                                  I began training for the LA Marathon this year, and I began experiencing pain in my feet, which was later confirmed to be Plantar Fasciitis. I bought these a couple of weeks, and I recommend them for everyday use, but not for running. I tried training in these and my feet blistered within the first 4 miles, and I had to take them out.
                                                  6.    Dan rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sat, November 29,2008:
                                                  Had several pairs over the years. They work better than any custom orthotic I've had and fit into everything I own. By the end of my first year in the military my feet had grown 1 1/2 sizes longer and 2 sizes wider due to lots of off-road running & carrying 80-110 lbs over long distances on very frequent occasions. My PF is BAD! When I wear these there is no problem. When I don't...wow! what pain. DOWN SIDE-I can't believe that they haven't figured out yet that by reversing the velcro it will work the same ... but NOT chew up the inside of your shoes/boots.
                                                  7.    Stevep rated this product 3 stars
                                                  Tue, November 18,2008:
                                                  the velcro strap fell apart after only one wash.
                                                  8.    Patty rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Tue, May 20,2008:
                                                  I had been fighting plantar fascia for 8 months, using inserts that worked in the past.....but not now. Tried these, and they worked! Less bulky in my shoes as well [which saved my toe nails once or twice!].
                                                  9.    Kathy in Mineola rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sat, February 02,2008:
                                                  This product worked wonders for me. I use them especially when running on pavement or any hard surface. I don't find it as critcal to use them when running on a treadmill.
                                                  10.    DOROTHY rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sun, January 27,2008:
                                                  I LOVE MY PRO-TECH ARCH SUPPORTS. MY FEET USED TO HURT SO BAD I COULD HARDLY WALK. I BOUGHT A PAIR OF THESE AND I WEAR THEM AT WORK. I'M ON MY FEET ALL DAY. I DON'T HAVE ANY PAIN AT ALL ANY MORE. I HAVE TRIED SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS AND NOTHING HAS WORKED LIKE THIS. I HAVE HAPPY FEET AGAIN:)
                                                  11.    ginny rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sat, December 22,2007:
                                                  I work in hospitals on concrete floors all day. I have looked for YEARS for the perfect shoe to eliminate feet pain. Now I swear by these and have been using them for about 6yrs now. I buy several pairs at a time so i always have them on hand. I can't imagine my active lifestyle without these. I have a size 11 foot and I buy the mediums. I agree that sometimes the quality is not as great as it could be but over the last 6 yrs i may have had 2 pairs that weren't well made.
                                                  12.    Rebecca Wade rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sun, December 16,2007:
                                                  I've used these for years whenever my plantar fasciitis flares up. I'm on my second set now. I find it's wearing them at night that really is the most beneficial. I only wear them during the day if I can't wear my running shoes (like at work) and the pf is especially bad. Sometimes it takes several months, but eventually the pain is completely gone.
                                                  13.    shewdude rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Fri, November 30,2007:
                                                  I've tried several arch brace products and I think this is the best. Like others reviewers, they've helped reduce my plantar fasciitis. I wear them most of the time EXCEPT when running, including while sleeping. They come in a left and right, so they actually fit your foot. The padding is in the right area and has held up well after a month of steady use.
                                                  14.    Jerry Russell rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Mon, October 08,2007:
                                                  This product has worked fabulous for me for over 10 years. I have given and suggested them to several friends, both runners and non-runners, and it has always helped. For most it has been an immediate relief of pain..
                                                  15.    Adam rated this product 2 stars
                                                  Sun, August 26,2007:
                                                  This product did not do much for my plantar fasciitis. The small layer of cushioning on the bottom of the strap seemed to flatten out after 4-6 weeks, so it did not offer as much support. What doesn't work for one person may work for another and vice versa, so use your own discretion. Also, these come in left and right pairs, so if only one foot hurts, you'll only get use out of one of them.
                                                  16.    Rob rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sat, August 11,2007:
                                                  The pain from pf was so bad I never thought I would be able to run again. All of the other products I tried just didn't work. I came across this product by chance in a running store at Grand Central Station in NYC while traveling and decided to give them a try. I'm now back running again pain free!
                                                  17.    terri rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Wed, August 08,2007:
                                                  I wear these when I sleep at night or walking around during the day, but not while running. I don't know how I managed before I had them - my right foot is cured. In fact, I've thrown out all my orthotics that I spent substantially more money on.
                                                  18.    Pete in No VA rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Tue, June 26,2007:
                                                  Had a pair for 7 months and wear them all the time, running and at work. They work wonders for my mild PF. After long runs, the next day I usually teach and that means standing all day long. With these and a pair of Green Superfeet, my feet are totally comfortable.
                                                  19.    scott rated this product 1 star
                                                  Thu, May 25,2006:
                                                  Slid around too much and actually made my heel feel worse after a full day of wearing.
                                                  20.    Wade Lovell rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Tue, December 06,2005:
                                                  The main point is these actually solve the problem. After years of soft and then hard orthotics this is the first product to work for my p.f. Yes, they could use better quality control. The warranty replacement is fine if you live in San Diego. Poor stitching, etc. can be a much bigger hassle for mail order customers.
                                                  21.    Thor rated this product 1 star
                                                  Fri, November 11,2005:
                                                  I have used this product for 3-4 years to essentially cure my Plantar facitis. I wear them all the time. I rated the product low this time because the last pair I ordered fell apart just after a few weeks. The previous pairs have been very durable. I dug one of my old pairs out of a drawer and put them back to work. I hope this was only a manufacturing defect and not a sign of the product's future.
                                                  22.    Tom rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Wed, September 21,2005:
                                                  I hurt my heels trying to get 1 more long run out of my old shoes. These Pro tec supports allowed me to run the Erie Marathon a month later. I don't think I could have run it without the supports.
                                                  23.    tony del prado rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Thu, December 16,2004:
                                                  after suffering from plantar fascitis for over a year, i thought that i won't be able to run anymore. pro tec allowed me to resume running and enjoy my long runs.
                                                  24.    Gary rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Fri, October 22,2004:
                                                  After developing plantar fasciitis these were a tremendous help. I now wear them whenever I run and don't believe I'd still be running without them. I've tried other products and found these work best for me.
                                                  25.    Andrew G rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Tue, January 21,2003:
                                                  I stopped running for two months hoping my plantar fasciitis would go away. Finally, I bought a pair of these and a night splint, and, together, they made it go away in about a week. I've not been wearing the brace while running, just under work shoes, and it seems to have made a huge difference.
                                                  26.    Mac rated this product 1 star
                                                  Thu, December 19,2002:
                                                  Slid around and caused blisters when running.
                                                  27.    Bruce Stebbins rated this product 4 stars
                                                  Sun, November 03,2002:
                                                  Wore 24 hours a day during recovery from plantar faciitis. Combined with heat and ice this device made live bearable. Velcro strap needed to be trimmed. Too bad they are sold only in pairs. Still a best buy for me!

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