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Blog on foot and posture pain, problems and all related subjects.

Eighteen Years of Proven Results in Foot Comfort

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     "   I was very skeptical at first as I've tried many products and absolutely nothing worked to ease my discomfort. I suffered from plantar fasciitis and was in a lot of pain. There were days I could hardly walk at all. This product literally solved all my problems within days of me starting to wear it! This was more than 10 years ago and I wea...
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Join us for a Jog

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     "   Things are a lot better. In the beginning it felt like hot spots under my feet but after 3 days a lot better. One thing I must say that the pains in my knees are virtually gone. I thought that I would never be able to run again without pain – since I am wearing the Soft-Step® I am able to run pain free. Thanks again.   "    GAVIN     Park ...
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Can Soft Steps® Make Feet Lazy?

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     " I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Step Forward for helping me get back on my feet. Last year I was depressed because I was in extreme pain and couldn’t walk normally...I was using a crutch to help me move around. My son and daughter in law saw your stand at the House and Garden show and heard how the arches work. They took me next day ...
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Small, Life Changing Health Miracles

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Incredible Stories An enthusiastic Durban runner was forbidden to run any longer. He became so depressed as to border on suicidal... He began using Soft Step ® Foot Correctors and got back on the road, a changed and happy man once more! Foot pain was putting beloved Wild Coast hikes beyond her reach. Erica found Soft Steps ® and was delighted to re...
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Foot Deformities

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What is the one single thing that can have the greatest effect on deformed feet, whether by birth defect, disease or accident? Movement!! Scar tissue needs continual massage to loosen up. Torn or damaged tendons need gentle stretch/massage exercise to heal and strengthen. Surgically repaired bone structures need strong muscle structures to support ...
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Unexpected Benefits from Wearing Foot Correctors

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The words Foot Correctors make us think ‘Feet’, but Foot Correctors do so much more for the whole body!! Traditional, static orthotics, or arch supports, do just that – support the medial arch of the foot. What most people do not realize is that the foot has three arches, which all need support, simultaneously, in a particular ratio! Soft Step ® Fo...
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It is Never Too late to Correct Foot Problems!

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Is it ever too late to Correct Foot Problems? No, No, NO! It is never too late to make changes for the better. Even elderly people can start exercise programs which will enhance mobility, stability and suppleness. You may not get an 18-year old body, but you can knock years off your anatomic age and revert to a fitness that will surprise you! What ...
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Love Your Feet

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Neglected Feet Feet are often neglected, forgotten, ignored, abused and among the less loved of our body parts. Until they cry for help... And then we quickly realize how important they really are!! Feet are our foundation and like with all foundations, any weakness or instability can cause significant structural damage. Feet are Important Our feet...
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Spring Has Sprung!

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Or it is meant to have arrived...it depends where you look for it! Drought and cold and heat may have quite devastating effects on nature, but it always bounces back again and Spring greets us with a brave show in whatever conditions prevail. Are you dragging your weary feet? Are you perhaps feeling a bit battered and battle weary after the Winter?...
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Preventing Injury

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How do we Prevent Injury? Some people seem to be injury prone – but usually there is an underlying cause. Poor balance, weak muscles, tight muscles, misalignment, etc. Various aids are used to reduce risks – ankle or knee guards, strapping, arch supports, special footwear, gum guards, goggles, head bands, helmets, visors and the like... There is, h...
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A Special Gift

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Special Days Nationally we have special days like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and so on. Gift giving days.... Families have special days – birthdays, anniversaries and special memory days. We celebrate by giving gifts. And then there are days when we just want to make a special gesture... say thank you, or ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m sorry’. Giv...
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Step Forward Customer Service

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Step Forward South Africa has a 95%+ success rate, or in other words, 95 and more out of a hundred users are happy and wear Soft Steps ® with confidence, comfort and great enjoyment. This is an unusually high index in a world where many products do not live up to the advertised attributes and quality. What makes our customers so happy? Quality Soft...
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More Soft Step® Success Stories

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Soft Step ® Foot Correctors are not just for flat feet! They help for a multitude of different ailments and problems. Below we have categorized a few of the many success stories from happy wearers. 1 - Achilles I suffered severely from foot, Achilles and lower back pains and on a whim sat down at the Step Forward stand at the Royal Show in Pieterma...
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The Story of Step Forward South Africa

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Distributors of the popular Soft Step ® Foot Correctors Soft Steps ® have been marketed by the Step Forward Co, USA since 1974. In 2004 overseas markets were considered for the first time. A Canadian representative came to South Africa on holiday and introduced the product at the Royal show in Pietermaritzburg. At the time I was exhibiting water fi...
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Wearing Foot Correctors versus Surgery

Wearing Foot Correctors versus Surgery
Downside of surgery Solutions, or even relief, for foot problems is often tricky because we need our feet all the time and therapy and medication usually amount to no more than temporary pain relief. The last resort, when sufferers are really desperate, is surgery. The downside of surgery is: Pain, trauma and weeks (sometimes even months) out of ac...
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Why Soft Steps® Relieve Most Foot and Posture Problems

Why Soft Steps® Relieve Most Foot and Posture Problems
Anyone following our blogs may be wondering how come we can claim Soft Steps ® to be the answer to so many varied problems! So today we are going to describe exactly how Soft Steps ® work, and why they are so effective in treating just about any and every kind of foot ailment and also joint pain in any part of the skeletal structure. The most basic...
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How Soft Step® Foot Correctors are Different from Inner Soles

How Soft Step® Foot Correctors are Different from Inner Soles
Soft Step ® Foot Correctors are very different, and cannot be compared to ordinary innersoles. Differences between Soft Steps ® and other Inner Soles Most inner soles support the medial arch only. Soft Steps ® support all three arches of the foot simultaneously and in ratio ! This is very important and affects the centre of gravity of the body, whi...
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Inner Soles / Sports Orthotics

Inner Soles / Sports Orthotics
The first thing to ask is - ‘What do I want Sport inner soles or Sports Orthotics to do for me?’ Probably the most important thing generally is shock absorption. Many sports shoes are designed specifically with this in mind and all kinds of gel, air and fancy technology are used to provide more and more effective cushioning. This is fine, but any m...
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The use of the Soft-Steps® are not intended to guarantee a cure or prevent any foot disease, health condition or any related ailments. The Seller is not liable for any incidental or consequential injuries or medical complications caused by using the goods. The Buyer hereby acknowledges responsibility for consulting a medical practitioner if necessary or at the recommendation of the Seller.

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