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All the following testimonials are from our customers over the years. The original letters or emails are kept on file in our national office. To add your own testimonial, please send us an email.

Michael, Acupuncturist from WA, Australia:

My clients are all thrilled so far with their Step Forward orthotics. I shake my head at the terrible stuff most podiatrists make for their patients! I’m also very pleased that I can offer my patients an in-house solution to their problems that I know works as I use them myself. (May 2011)

Dr Peter Pocock, Chiropractor from Hoppers Crossing, VIC, Australia:

I wear orthotics myself so I have to be impressed by the orthotics before I will prescribe them for my patients. I get great results. In fact my feet feel better using Step Forward Orthotics compared with any other orthotics I had used in the past. My feet feel like they are getting massaged all day. They feel less tired at the end of a day's work. I am able to run without knee pain and work more effectively. I have no hesitation in recommending Step Forward Orthotics. (Nov 09)

Lars Lindin, Physiotherapist from Uppsala, Sweden:

After 26 years of clinical work at the University hospital in Uppsala, Sweden, as a physiotherapist, I .... came across Step Forward. ...  For one year I let friends, former colleagues and my wife test the orthotics. From all positive response, I did understand that this was something unique and something worthwhile introducing on the Scandinavian market .... I feel more and more confident with the product. Having served many satisfied clients, I am convinced that I can help people ... and that Step Forward will grow. (Sep 07)

Dr Odette Reader, Chiropractor from Salisbury, SA, Australia:

I am even more impressed with the Step Forward orthotics because I have had knee surgery, some 35 years ago, and then hurt my knee in the snow in Canada last Xmas. I had constant 'bone pain' knee pain with a severe limp for 6 months even with chiropractic management (my chiropractor is a trained and qualified sports chiropractor). Nevertheless the knee pain was so intense of a non-stop nagging pain that both my chiropractor and myself were looking at possible surgical intervention. It was at the Congress in June 2005 that I put in the orthotics (in my normal pair Spanish leather fitted shoes) and within minutes the knee pain stopped for the first time in 6 months. Maybe now you can see how pleased and convinced I am about the orthotics and the management of knee pain!

I have worn podiatric orthotics supplied by a variety of podiatrists in Canada and Australia for almost 40 years. They were prescribed for me due to muscle cramping when I was competitive swimming and weight lifting. I have found that I would de-compensate after some months of wear and developed persistent low back pain and headaches. I would need to take them out until the foot pain (plantar fasciitis) or back pain (scoliosis) became worse and then a new pair of orthotics would relieve this pain for months. This cycle has continued for all these years. My brother-in-law is a podiatrist! I still like your products better!! User friendly, practical and functional (no gross matronly shoes!).

Chris Galletti of Ashfield, NSW, Australia:

My legs haven't felt this good for a long time and my knees are much improved as well. I am afraid the podiatrist I used to go to has lost my business. I am very happy so far with the Step Forward brand and hope things keep improving. (Jul 11)

Joy of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia:

Step Forward orthotics are the most fab! (May 11)

Sue and Kerry of Wagin, WA, Australia:

Step Forward orthotics have made a big difference to us. We've had them for a year, walk everyday and previous problems such as tender feet, no longer plague us. We're completely happy with our orthotics. (Apr 11)

Pip of Boorowa, NSW, Australia:

Thank you so much for a whole year of amazing relief for my feet. Up until I visited your display at the Sydney Easter Show in 2010 I could hardly walk due to the terrible pain in my feet. I wear the step forward orthotics almost every day all day, they are very important to me and have given me back a quality of life I did not have due to the continual pain in my feet. I am a client that is so very grateful for your wonderful product. Keep up the good work. (Apr 11)

Caroline Camilleri of Darwin, NT, Australia:

OMG Step Forward Orthotics!!! I believe in miracles now!! At last the pain in my feet is gone (heel spurs & plantar fasciitis) & now I feel like I am walking on cotton wool when I walk in bare feet. The pain in my left knee has gone (have had 2 ACL reconstructions on this one), the pain in my glutes is subsiding, I can walk freely again & stand normally!! One word...THANKYOU!!! (Dec 10)

Barbara of Melton, VIC, Australia:

The orthotics have lived up to all I was told about them. After a small settling in period, they have worked very well. They have given me back my mobility and confidence. Thank you guys!! (Dec 10)

Bernadette of St Kilda, VIC, Australia:

Excellent product, great results! (Nov 10)

Gisele Simpson of Naremburn, NSW, Australia:

I spent an absolute fortune on feet specialists and even a bigger fortune on specially made orthotics and still I was left almost crippled with my bunion and heel spur. I was in fact booked into hospital to get my bunion removed. Luckily I came across Step Forward Orthotics and I swear I have not looked back and pleased to have cancelled my operation. For the first time I can walk without pain and I feel so amazed at my newly found pain-free liberty that I want to tell as many people as I can because these, I feel, are like a miracle – I have no other word for them. These are cheaper than personally made orthotics as well as more hygienic and they are so light that they fit much better in your other shoes or sandals. Thank you so much for fitting me with these wonderful orthotics. (Sep10)

Denis Cassell of Viveash, WA, Australia:

The orthotics I purchased at the Perth Royal Show last year (2009) have been a godsend for my feet. I was amazed at the improvement they made. (Sep10)

Jo Beven of Broken Hill, NSW, Australia:

Terrific. No more back or neck pain. (Jul 10)

Alex Gatt of VIC, Australia:

I recently exhibited at the Melbourne HIA Home Show and discovered these orthotics. I have been using the cheap temporary ones you buy from the chemist that are effective for no longer than a month. The only other option I came across was the overpriced, moulded to fix one problem, inserts. After wearing the Step Forward Orthotics for 10 minutes I could feel the difference. Better still, the more I wear them the better they get. Thank you Step Forward. You have changed my life. (Jun 10)

Wendy Brennen of Kurrajong, NSW, Australia:

I do not want to live without my Step Forward Orthotics. They gave me back a great quality of life. (May 10)

Charles Cutlack of via Broken Hill, NSW, Australia:

Step Forward Orthotics have absolutely made my life. I have been using them for four years and have never been happier. (May 10)

C. Edwards of Geelong, VIC, Australia:

I had spent a fortune on orthotics which I found to be uncomfortable and ineffective. After buying these orthotics, I found them to be absolutely wonderful. I have no hesitation in recommending them. (Apr 10)

Dianne Williams of Belmont, VIC, Australia:

Since purchasing Step Forward Orthotics, they relieved pain from my left foot. I would certainly recommend them to anyone who suffers from foot problems. (Apr 10)

Suzanne of Marysville, VIC, Australia:

My feet have never felt better. (Apr 10)

Evelyn of Mortdale, NSW, Australia:

When I visited your stand at the Royal Easter Show in 2009, I must say I was a little sceptical about the full benefits of SFO and having received notice that an operation on my ankle was the only solution, I decided to try this avenue. I now have 90% movement back and am returning to competition "Physy" in 2010. Thank you for such a simple solution to a complex problem. Yours in fitness! (Apr 10)

Anne-Marie of Craigmore, SA, Australia:

I purchased my orthotics one month and one week ago. I needed to get into contact with you and convey my utmost appreciation to you and the orthotics you sell. I have had a plantar fascia release, a heel spur ground out and am experiencing the same trouble with my other "good foot". I was sceptical at first at the benefits but my doubts have been put to rest. I needed to get measured for a costume the other day and have added a couple of centimetres to my height because of my improved posture, woo hoo! My pain in my "good foot" although it is still there at the moment it has decreased and the pain in my bad foot has decreased; something which has not happened since three years after the operation. I have recommended your product to my friends and work colleagues and tell anyone who will listen of the health benefits of the orthotics. I love them! Thank you, thank you! Thank you a million dollars worth of thank you's! (Apr 10)

Margaret of Viveash, WA, Australia:

I'll always be thankful that I stopped to pick up the "Have A Go News" to have something to read on my train journey home about 4 years ago. There I read a small advertisement on "Step Forward Orthotics". I had worn orthotics for many years and only recently had spent over $600 on new orthotics from a Podiatrist and yet I still experienced lower back pain along with other problems with my feet. I saw a Muscular Skeletal Specialist on a fairly regular basis and during each visit would receive manipulation to put my pelvis back into alignment. I arranged for a representative to call and as soon as I went for my first short "walk" around my house I felt something in my spine shift as my pelvis was returned to its original position. I have now been wearing "Step Forward" orthotics for around 4 years and never since have I had to return to the specialist to have my back manipulated. I am so happy with them that recently I purchased a second pair as insurance in case I ever misplaced my orthotics. (Jan 10)

Fred of Perth, WA, Australia:

At the Ozzies last year (Australian Dancesport Championships) I could hardly walk up the steps because of my bad knee. I bought orthotics, put them in my shoes and suddenly I could walk strongly up the steps. Over the following months, my knee pain gradually faded away. I wear them always – for competitive dancing and general wear. (Dec 09)

Don and Rona of Croydon in Melbourne, VIC, Australia:

The cost of the Step Forward Orthotics has been the best investment we have ever made. It took a while to get used to but the changes over the last 12 months are remarkable. The soles of our feet are silky smooth – no more calluses. My hammer toe is now straight and Don, with nerve damage to his feet, is now able to walk more comfortably and for hours longer. Thank you Guys!! (Nov 09)

Ken Salomon of Qld, Australia:

I have a 40 degree scoliosis curvature and have been in pain for 30 years. I started using Step Forward Orthotics in my work boots and noticed I could do more strenuous tasks – the sort of tasks that would normally send me to the chiropractor. I normally go to the chiropractor every 3 weeks. With the Step Forward orthotics I did not go to the chiropractor for 10 months! I can wear them in my normal dress shoes and be totally pain free. I am amazed! (Oct 09)

Michael Booth of Toowoomba, QLD, Australia:

I purchased my orthotics twelve weeks ago. I had painful heel spurs that prevented me from walking. This required injections every three months. I also had extremely bad back, hip and neck pain and did not stand straight. I was very sceptical at first but after the wearing in period, I soon noticed my heel pain was gone; my back and hip pain was greatly eased; my neck pain was also gone; and I was standing straighter. I wear them all the time now and thoroughly recommend them. Many thanks to Step Forward Orthotics. (Sep 09)

Rick Simmons of Wangaratta, Vic, Australia:

No pain, no discomfort, great for migraines, headaches, back pain – Love 'em! Thanks Step Forward. (Sep 09)

Jenny of Melbourne, VIC, Australia:

I have been wearing my orthotics for four months and can't believe the change in my left foot and posture. Love them. Thank you. (Aug 09)

Wal Merriman of Boorowa, NSW, Australia:

My back is the best it has been. A combination of exercise and Step Forward Orthotics. (Jul 09)

Howard Payne of Maryborough, VIC, Australia:

Thank you for your product. You have saved my feet from standing on a concrete slab at work! They go in each pair of shoes I wear as I go out the door. (July 09)

Kevin Quinn from Kingston, QLD, Australia:

I bought my orthotics at Farmfest 2008. I had bad heel spurs that left me in agony every day. I am a builder and found it very hard to get around. After three months of wearing Step Forward orthotics I am no longer in any pain at all and wear them every day. I didn't think anything would work, but what a great surprise. Thank you. I'm glad I persevered and now can walk pain-free again. (July 09)

Larna Jones of Caboolture, QLD, Australia:

Having purchased my orthotics 12 months ago, I have found them to be exceptionally good. I don't go without them, whether it is in my sneakers or slippers, I've always got them on. I ordered mine through the post which was convenient at the time. It was good to see Step Forward at Farmfest this year. (July 09)

David Wilson of Wahroonga, NSW, Australia:

A wonderful product, however I'd like to write to thank the staff in Melbourne for the wonderful follow up support I received when calling your freecall number – true to your word in regard to your satisfaction warranty. (July 09)

Eleonore Gerl from Austria:

I am very glad to have found your orthotics. Without them I cannot dance without pain. I panic at the thought of losing them so please send me another pair! (June 09)

Tracy Cavaleri of Winston Hills, NSW, Australia:

Over two years ago our local podiatrist confirmed our son needed orthotics for flat feet (fallen arches) as he was experiencing knee pains during and after sport, giving him a set of orthotics to compensate the problem, not fix it! However as a mother I wanted a solution to correct the problem and by luck came across Step Forward Orthotics at the Easter Show in April 2008 and after a consultation bought a pair. The difference in my son's feet after only one year is amazing. The arches have lifted and his feet are correcting themselves. He finds them comfortable to wear, his knee pains have disappeared and his posture is nice and straight. I would recommend to all parents not to just accept their children's condition but to look towards a solution and at Step Forward Orthotics you'll find it. Sincere thanks to Step Forward Orthotics. I couldn't be happier. (May 09)

Mark Briers of Sydney, NSW, Australia:

Some time ago I had been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and the podiatrist had me fitted for special shoes. These did ease the problem in my heel temporarily but led to pain in my instep and pins and needles in two of my toes. I was in constant pain whenever I walked. I had come across Step Forward orthotics both in the USA and at the Sydney Easter Show but was very sceptical. When I decided to have my feet checked by you, your diagnosis was so spot on, you picked up the problem with my heel straightaway and also the pins and needles in my two toes. What really knocked me out was that you asked me if I'd had a lower back problem, which I didn't even think about when I was tested. Two and half years earlier I'd had a serious work related injury to my L5 disc in my lower back which will always be a problem. You told me that the inserts would even help me with my back problem and that it would take me about 7 weeks to be able to wear them fulltime,

Within 7 weeks my foot was feeling so much better and a short time after this all pain disappeared and has never returned in the last 2 years. If someone had told me before this that a plastic insert placed in each shoe would cure my foot problem, I would have told them to pull the other one. I still wear the inserts today and can't thank you enough for all your help. Good luck in curing many more people with serious pain issues. (Apr 09)

David and Enid Hewett of Mitcham, VIC, Australia:

We have used Step Forward Orthotics for the past 8 months and have found them to be more comfortable than the standard podiatry orthotics. We would not consider going back to custom-made orthotics as Step Forward flexible orthotics give our feet all the support they need and we are both very happy with them. David has purchased a second pair to leave in his work boots. (Apr09)

Isabel Jardine of West Hindmarsh, SA, Australia:

I have used conventional orthotics from a podiatrist and found they did me no good and had to be kept dry as they were leather. Last year (2008) I bought Step Forward Orthotics for my problem feet. At this point March '09 my right foot joints have realigned and do not pain me and my left foot is not far behind. They are easy to use and keep clean. I have worn them in sandals at the beach. I am on the way to better feet which has also helped my lower back and posture. (Mar 09)

Dr W G Dooland of Toorak Gardens, Adelaide, SA, Australia:

Exceptional product, 1 year's use, perfect comfort for the first time in 20 years. I came back and bought 2 more sets for "lifetime" safe walking. (Feb 09)

Noel Benham of Blaxland, NSW, Australia:

Thank you for the amazing relief afforded by your orthotics. For years I suffered with pain in the metatarsals of my feet which was reaching the point where I was no longer able to stand or walk for other than short stretches of time. I am otherwise fit and this loss of mobility was severely affecting my (and my wife's) life-style as in semi-retirement we greatly enjoy travelling and exploring on foot. Following the recommended "break-in" period, the orthotics have provided incredible relief to the point where walking, all day if necessary, is no longer an issue. (Jan 09)

Bel of Hinchinbrook, NSW, Australia:

I would like to say a big THANK YOU for giving me my life back and virtually pain free! For over a year now I have suffered excruciating back pain from a herniated disc at L5:S1 which is encroaching on the main root nerve. I was told by doctors that I would have to put up with it as there was nothing they could do to fix it until it ruptures. They also said that I could look forward to being in a wheelchair by New Year, possibly for the rest of my life. Then, on November 22 this year, I went to the Sydney Motorcycle Show. I was in agony and could barely move when I decided to have a look at your stand. I was sceptical as I have had orthotics before. I sat down with help and was fitted. I was helped up, and told to "take a walk and see how they feel". MIRACLE! I could walk without any pain for the first time in exactly a year! I have been wearing the Step Forward orthotics since then and have the occasional day where I get a little achy. I can now walk, run and get back on our motorbike! And the best thing - I will be able to WALK down the aisle at my wedding instead of being in a wheelchair like the doctors told me I would. I have passed on your contact info to some of my family and friends in the hope that you can help them too. THANK YOU Step Forward for giving me my freedom back and taking my pain away! (Dec 08)

Barry Peart of Lewiston, SA, Australia:

I had a lot of trouble with my heels being sore when I first stepped out of bed and walking long distances. I saw the Step Forward Orthotics at the caravan show and tried them on and it felt like there was a rock in my shoe. Anyway I bought some and the rock slowly began to recede and now I wear them all the time and have no more trouble with my heels. (Nov 08)

Roger Montgomery of Coombabah, QLD, Australia:

I bought my Step Forward Orthotics earlier this year. Before having my orthotics I hated shopping because after 30 minutes or so on my feet, I would get lower back pain which would intensify so that after shopping for an hour I'd need to sit down and rest my back for 15 minutes or so before I could continue. Since having my orthotics, I can shop all day and sit down only when I need a rest; back pain is now history.

When I bought them I thought that it was either one of two outcomes: EITHER I have just wasted a fair bit of money OR they are fantastic. I am very happy to say that they ARE fantastic and not at all a waste of money – in fact, I feel that the money is an investment in my health. (Nov 08

Mick Koch of Angaston, SA, Australia:

Yes they work – I can bend to open my office door with a low handle and rise from chairs with no discomfort in my back. (Nov 08)

David Mackenzie of Kirribilli, NSW, Australia:

Thank you so much for your help and support following my disastrous dealings with [another company] who also sell orthotics which I purchased at the Sydney Royal Easter show in March 2008. After weeks of waiting, when they arrived, 30 minutes later my heel was cut open due to their rigid inflexible design. Trying to reach [the other company] to return them or have them replaced was a complete waste of time – no response. Now, having used your flexible orthotics, I am no longer in pain and walking like never before. Thank you so much again! (Oct 08)

Karen Hooper of NSW, Australia:

After wearing the orthotics for 4 weeks I can say they have changed my life. I power walk an hour a day (pain free) which I haven't done for many years. I am so happy that I now have these orthotics (previously have tried at least 10 other brands from shops and podiatrists since 2000). Although I am not completely pain free and still do have some discomfort at times with my feet, these orthotics really have changed my quality of life. The freezing cold aching sensation has gone too. Most of the pressure is off the ball of the foot and after having 3 operations I only wish I had found these orthotics earlier. I just wanted to update you on my progress and to say thank you again. (Oct 08)

Margaret Greer of Brisbane, QLD, Australia:

I am thrilled with my Step Forward Orthotics. The pain from a Morton's Neuroma is gone and my posture is greatly improved. My foot doesn't feel like it is leaning to one side any more. After just one month the leg cramps have gone and I can wear the orthotics in my dancing shoes. (Sep 08)

Janice Bird of Coles Bay, TAS, Australia:

I have had my orthotics for around 18 months and have found them excellent. I had plantar fasciitis for 2 years before Step Forward Orthotics fixed the problem. Thank you for your help. I can now walk as far as I like. (Aug 08)

Cyril Dymke of Grass Flat, VIC, Australia:

I purchased the arch supports at Wimmera Field Days early in March. At that stage my back was in a bad way and it was difficult to walk any distance without stopping to relieve pain. I now wear them continually but of course only off and on for the first few weeks during the breaking in period. As expected, at first during this time they became uncomfortable so I took them out and followed the instructions. After three months, I can truly report a vast improvement and can recommend their use. Prior to their use and also after, I have had other back and hip treatment which may have helped to a greater or lesser degree. But I truly believe the "supports" were a major factor so I must give due credit where it is due. I wear them full time and they are now very comfortable. I believe it is important to emphasise that during the first few weeks this is not so. It is essential to persevere because it takes time for the "system" to adjust. Keep up the good work. (Jul 08)

Peggy Biden of Bundaberg, QLD, Australia:

In May 2007 my husband and I were at a local agricultural show and had been walking around for about an hour. My legs were aching so much that I had to rest while he continued on. I had started to think twice about going anywhere because of the problem with my legs. Luckily I discovered a representative of Step Forward Orthotics at the show. He spent some time explaining the orthotics and I agreed to slip a pair into my shoes for a trial. As soon as I walked the pain in my legs became less and I was convinced that this was what I needed. Now I wear them almost all of the time. I am very active and on my feet most of the day, every day, and I just know I wouldn't be doing that without the orthotics. I NEVER have painful legs now. The initial outlay seemed a lot but worth every cent – I am sure they will last a long time as I cannot notice any deterioration in the 14 months I have had them. I would not hesitate to recommend them. (Jul 08)

Ruth of Belgrave, VIC, Australia:

As long as I can remember I have gone over on my right heel and ruined so many pairs of shoes. I also suffered lower back pain. A year ago I was persuaded to invest in Step Forward Orthotics with, I must admit, some doubt. Within this time my back ache has gone and my shoe wear is normal. I no longer visit the chiropractor and I walk with comfort. Thank you Step Forward. (Jul 08)

Davina Ancelet of Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia:

I am very happy with the results of the foot supports. I started wearing them all day from my second day and even twice for half an hour on my first day. I felt the immediate "correction" or "alignment" of my feet, especially in my lower left back. I did some simple manipulation twists putting my clasped hands over my head and rocked from side to side then slight twists right and left and experienced a series of "clicking" down my spine and a couple of bigger clicks at the bottom right of my back. It felt like a great release. Swelling on my right foot is gone. Thank you so much. (Jul 08)

Colin Semmler of Salisbury East, SA, Australia:

Thank you for introducing me to Step Forward Orthotics. I suffered quite a lot from back pain around the hips and lower spine. This happened a lot from stooping and lifting. But since I have been wearing the orthotics, my back pain is virtually non-existent. I still suffer from arthritis but the orthotics helped my back and I can do jobs I couldn't do before. Definitely worked for me. (Jun 08)

Leo White of Launceston, TAS, Australia:

I had plantar fasciitis in New York in 1999. My orthopedic doctor recommended Step Forward Orthotics. They helped me and I continue to wear them today. I now live in Launceston TAS. (May 08)

Betty of Myrtleford, VIC, Australia:

I work as a traffic controller and find flexible orthotics are marvelous. Feet and legs do not ache – love them. (May 08)

Lorna Howe of Baradine, NSW, Australia:

Wonderful invention. My feet haven't felt better. (Apr 08)

Julie Whipps of Parkes, NSW, Australia:

I used to have very sore heels. After 10 days of breaking in Step Forward Orthotics, I had no pain and I've been pain free for 12 months now. (Apr 08)

Chris Eggleton of Manilla, NSW, Australia:

I bought my orthotics at a Sydney show because of lower back pain, neck pain, sore knees and headaches. Once put in shoes, all pain disappeared at once. I have been wearing orthotics all my life and these are the best set of orthotics I have ever worn. I would recommend them to anybody with problems as they helped me no end. (Apr 08)

Max Calder of Blind Bight, VIC, Australia:

I was suffering terrible heel pain and despite frequent visits to a podiatrist (55 minutes drive each way) nothing was working. When I saw Step Forward at a show I was sceptical, so I rang several times for discussions, I looked up the internet and finally decided to buy a pair. Within just a few weeks the heel pain had gone. A little discomfort in the knee quickly passed and now I would never go without my Step Forward orthotics. I strongly urge anyone with foot pain to try Step Forward. (Apr 08)

I know that any new user will probably complain about the large lump in their shoes. Tell them that I know what they are going through. Probably like others, I thought this is not going to work but I kept going and now have the results. The main time I feel a small lump is only with different shoes that I wear. Lawn Bowl shoes are fine but some of my everyday shoes, I can feel a small bump. It does not feel uncomfortable any more. I have not had any soreness in my heels for about 5 months now (touch wood). I could not perform to my best in Lawn Bowls last year due to sore ankles. This year I have made it through to my bowls club singles grand final. (updated Dec 08)

Marianne of Pearcedale, VIC, Australia:

I bought my Step Forward orthotics in August 2007 at a caravan and camping show where I was working. I did not believe anything would help with the pain in my heels. I thought I had tried everything. When I spoke to staff about the orthotics, what they said made sense! I made the investment there and then. I work in retail and had found the pain in my heels unbearable. Not anymore. It has also helped with pain in my knee. I went looking for the Step Forward stand at the next show I worked at in April 2008, just to say thank you. (Apr 08)

Tracie Laidlaw from Ararat, VIC, Australia:

I bought my orthotics about three years ago. They are fantastic. I suffered from burning heels. I had instant relief. I also suffered with pain in my hips and lower back. The orthotics have reduced the pain in these areas. Wonderful! (Mar 08)

Monica of Blaxland, NSW, Australia:

I have used these orthotics for approximately 12 months to ease neuromas in the toes. I was unable to wear shoes for longer than 1 hour as after this time my right toes felt like they were on fire. These inserts have helped enormously and I can now wear shoes all day long with no discomfort. (Mar 08)

Brent Greeves from Cherrybrook, NSW, Australia:

Took 3 weeks to get used to and now my heels do not hurt in the morning and my feet are back to normal. Step Forward certainly worked for me. (Mar 08)

Ian Wardman of Merrylands , NSW, Australia:

As a full time health care worker I spend long periods of time working on concrete floors. When I developed heel pain I found arch support foam helped for a short time however I needed a long term solution. I spent 5 weeks gradually wearing in Step Forward Orthotics and now wear them up to 18 hours a day with no problems or complications. I also find I have greater strength and stability when moving patients. (Mar 08)

Caroline of Merrylands, NSW, Australia:

The best decision I have made for my feet – worth every cent. (Mar 08)

Judith Bettington of Scone, NSW, Australia:

Several years ago I purchased Step Forward orthotics at a Field Day. I wore them a few times, for too long, and put them aside!! Twelve months later, with a knee and foot turning in and this causing problems with hips, I wore them again, but the second time, I was desperate to correct my feet, knee and hips. Gradually I became used to wearing them for longer periods. For the first time in my life I have arches in my feet and my knees and hips no longer give me pain. (Mar 08)

Judy Holm from Scone NSW, Australia, Australia:

I could not walk at all after numerous doctor's visits. I found your company at a show and investigated your stand. My problem was spurs. Your rep Trish fitted me up with shoe inserts. [At first] I thought they were expensive, but I was about to pay $400 for a podiatrist's pair anyway. The inserts proved to be a miracle after six doctor visits with no success. I would honestly suggest any foot problem that people have, to contact your company. Life is great! Now I can walk. Congratulations to your company. (Mar'08)

Marlene Harris from St. Clair, NSW, Australia:

I went to a craft fair at Rosehill Racecourse on Friday 15 February, 2008 not particularly what I wanted to do, as I knew the pain I would suffer in my foot after walking round, would be bad. I saw the Step Forward stand and thought, as I am sure many did, what a strange thing to have at a craft show. The lady on the stand invited me to sit and tell her about my problem, plantar fasciitis, and suggested I use one of the orthotics to walk round the show. After 14 weeks of pain, I felt I was walking on air!!!! I am now up to two hours a day, attempted a fairly long walk yesterday round Penrith, pain free (until I took them out of course). I would just like to say many thanks for this product and, to the person who thought about putting a stand at a craft show, well, I would say a stroke of genius. Whilst I was sitting talking and learning about the product, four other ladies joined me and were very interested in the product. All day wearing is a long way off, but I am feeling so much better, and life is beginning to look a bit brighter, free from the pain of an aching foot. Many thanks. (Feb'08)

Heather from Ballarat, VIC, Australia:

About two years ago I bought a pair of Step Forward orthotics as I had very sore feet and I suffered from spurs in the heels. I haven't had any problems since. (Feb 08)

Andrea from Seymour, VIC, Australia:

I have been using Step Forward flexible orthotics for several years. I wear them from the time I get up to the time I go to bed and I wouldn't be without them. (Feb 08)

Joseph Zammit from VIC, Australia:

I am 68 years of age. I found that when I used to get up in the morning, I walked with a limp and had to use a walking stick to help myself. I had to go and see my doctor for advice and he recommended I have an ultrasound and x-ray. He found that I have flat feet. He decided to take a print of my feet and he recommended the Step Forward Orthotics. I have been wearing them for three months and have found them very good and comfortable. I am very satisfied. Thank you. (Jan 08)

Kay Upton from WA, Australia:

After many years of wearing hard orthotic insoles making my shoes stretch out of shape, I have found Step Forward orthotics a great blessing to my feet and shoes. It has been the best outlay for my feet. My left foot was starting to turn inwards dropping the arch. With these insoles my foot has straightened up and no aches especially after dancing. I wear them in all types of shoes and even slippers. A big thank you to Step Forward. (Dec 07)

P Taylor from Perth WA, Australia:

After a foot operation over three years ago, I was still suffering a lot of discomfort and finding it more and more difficult to continue teaching dancing. On a visit to Melbourne two years ago I found the Step Forward orthotics and the relief I have had has been wonderful. (Dec 07)

Ellen Loecherer from Reservoir, VIC, Australia:

I bought the Step Forward Orthotics at a show in the Exhibition Centre. At first I did not want to buy them because I had bought other ones from Chemists and Podiatrists. I became curious because I could wear them in sandals too and also my toes would lay free. I am wearing the right shoes, so I thought I would give them a try. In the beginning I had a lot of problems because I left them in my shoes for too long, so I had corns between my toes and had to wait until they healed up. After that time, my feet got used to it and I am wearing them every day in every shoe and sandal and also in my slippers. I feel taller because I am going straighter. In my two weeks' holiday I wore them every day in my shoes. I am very happy now and I do highly recommend them. Just take it easy, your feet will tell you when they are ready to wear them all day and all the time in any shoe or sandal. (Nov 07)

Len & Annette Penny from Bright, VIC, Australia:

Both my wife and I had the chance while on holidays to fully work on the recommended day-by-day, week-by-week settling/wearing-in of our orthotics. This eventually paid off as we didn't have any troubles - even minor ones. So far Annette has steady improvement (for an 88 year old!) in her toes. She has noticed the problem of her toes curling under slowly straightening out. For myself, no more cold feet during winter (in the past I always wore two pairs of socks - now only one light pair). My big problem was having to use a spacer between my right big toe, and the bump behind the big toe. Now both problems have diminished - no spacer and 'bump' more comfortable. (Nov 07)

Josephine from Mount Claremont, WA, Australia:

Give your feet a present - they deserve it! I bought my orthotics a year ago. My toes have been very scrunched up since World War II when I wore shoes that were too small. I have been wearing the orthotics for one year and my feet are gradually improving. It is ongoing. (Nov 07)

Norm from Perth, WA, Australia:

I purchased my Step Forward Orthotics in November 2006. I am in the construction industry and on my feet all day. Since purchasing the orthotics a lot of my back pain has gone, as well as the aches in my feet. (Nov 07)

Brian French from Safety Beach, WA, Australia:

I purchased Step Forward Orthotics at the Perth Home Show 2006 and have worn them since. I have lost my burning feet sensation. I managed to use them full time within one week. I would highly recommend this product. (Oct 07)

Diana Walls from Belgrave South, VIC, Australia:

I had knife-like pains in my knees and over the top & sides of my feet. Also I had lower back problems. Since using Step Forward Orthotics my knee, feet & lower back problems have subsided. I would recommend them to anyone. (Oct 07)

Stella Hammond from Croydon South, VIC, Australia:

I am very aware of the importance of taking good care of my feet, especially as I do a lot of walking and both my mother and my grandmother suffered from bunions and other foot problems. About 5 years ago, I started to need chiropractic treatment on my feet as I was getting swollen "bunion" joints and aching feet. But since getting my Step Forward Orthotics, about two years ago, I haven't needed to have chiropractic treatment. My orthotics are comfortable and support my feet in the correct position. I transfer them from my work shoes to my hiking boots with no bother at all. I am very pleased with them. (Oct 07)

Jim Hall from Rosebud, VIC, Australia:

At 64 years of age the problems are: 1. Arthritis in the knees. 2. Flat Feet. When compared with others, this is a good deal!! Following big expenses with podiatry and orthotics over 50 years with no real benefit, I enquired at the Caravan Show, Caulfield Race Course two and a half years ago. It is now nearly two years since I got my Step Forward Orthotics. they are great and I don't walk around in circles any more. Highly recommended. (Oct 07)

Edwin from Nedlands WA, Australia:

I used to suffer from severe pain in both legs and heels and especially in the calves until I made a decision to try the orthotics. At first it was somewhat difficult to get used to the inserts in my shoes but after several weeks I felt a marked difference in my legs and finally the pain completely disappeared. I do not have the problem in my legs any longer. I recommend the orthotics to anyone with this problem. (Sep 07)

Bharat from Hillarys WA, Australia:

I bought these at the Perth Show last year and have worn them everyday with different shoes. This product has completely eliminated my knee problem and reduced my back ache. It actually works and has made a lot of difference. Thank you for recommending it - very impressed! (Sep 07)

Heather from Bacchus Marsh VIC, Australia:

My daughter has just broken in a pair, wearing now for 3 weeks & is fulltime and she is rapt with the result – pain in legs & feet has diminished considerably. (Sep 07)

Harlene from Melbourne VIC, Australia:

I bought step forward orthotics at the Older and Bolder exp in Melbourne in August. I am getting a result-even though it's slow but I can see and feel a change in my feet. As an ex dancer I have a bunion on my left foot and my right foot had a smaller bunion. I would say my right foot has had the most dramatic change as there is even a small space between my big toe and 2nd toe - where they used to be touching! My left foot is a little slower to come good but I can see a small change. I am glad I bought them and wish I had bought them earlier in my life! I am 36 years old. (Sep 07)

O. Bates from VIC, Australia:

The best health product I have ever invested in! (Sep 07)

Joan Sim from Auckland, NZ:

I have a pair of your orthotics and they are just marvellous. I have spoken to a friend about them as she has the same problem as I had. Have you an agent in NZ yet? (Apr 07)

Sue Poole from VIC, Australia:

We bought the orthotics in Bendigo 3 years ago and we have found them so comfortable. John is wearing them all the time & they have relieved the pain in his knees & ankles and no trouble with sore heels. They are just wonderful & we are two happy customers. You wouldn't think they could make so much difference - just try them!! (Mar 07)

Jane Hargreaves from Kew VIC, Australia:

Both my GP and I are astounded that in just 3 weeks I am able to wear my normal shoes (a couple needed heel grips) with minimal discomfort (which only occurs if I have been on my feet for most of the day). We both really thought I would have to have surgery on the hammer toe which would have meant 4 weeks without being able to drive and work and possibly up to 6 weeks before I could resume normal working duties. The surgery cost was going to be in excess of $1,200 but this alternative plus the physical therapy suggested in the literature, is indicating I will not need to have it done. At 62 I have given the really high heels away but still enjoy pretty, feminine feet with a little heel. (2006)

Margot Hays from Albury NSW, Australia:

Hi Team. I bought your orthotics last Wednesday at the Henty Field Days. I am very pleased with the orthotics and just wanted to let you know I was able to wear them all day by the following Saturday to my surprise. They feel so good, so spreading the word. Thanks. (2006)

Colin Bareham from Pymble NSW, Australia:

A Miracle Cure – I Think So! After years of aching calves and 'red hot' burning sensations in my heels I came across salvation at the Adelaide Home Show. The team there tested my footprint and suggested a solution. They seemed to know exactly how much pain I was in. The solution was simple – wear the corrective inserts, stick to the program and it would get better. Here I am one year later and write this testimonial that after a few days it felt much better and after a few weeks it began to matter less and less. No more aches & pains. In fact I definitely feel better all over. (2006)

Adriyana from Canberra ACT, Australia:

I recently bought a pair of orthotics from your company at the small farming show in Queanbeyan. They are great. I would like to buy some for my father now as he too suffers from feet pain. (2006)

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