How to Wear the X Brace

How to Wear the X Brace

June 27, 2013

Start by placing the large main strap around your foot, just behind the “ball” of your foot, have the smaller “X Strap” towards the heel.

Making sure the “X-strap” crosses on the bottom of the foot, place the loop portion around the heel. It will be your comfort choice if you would rather have the X-strap attachments at the main brace on the outside or on the inside.

We recommend you start with them on the outside, as this is how most athletes wear the brace. Usually, for first time wearers, the foot muscles will begin to cramp after 15-30 minutes of wear. This is completely normal as your foot adapts to having better arches. Remove the brace any time this occurs and allow your foot to rest for 15 minutes before putting the brace back on and continuing with activity. This cramping should resolve within 1-2 weeks of “break-in” wear.

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199 reviews
Great product

My daughter uses The X Brace everyday and she is experiencing good improvements with pain management. She is being able to train with less pain.

Purchased from Japan.


I live in Japan, so I was expecting quite a delay in receiving my package, but it came within a week. Very quick service and the X Brace team even emailed me to make sure I had received it and was able to use it.


As far as the X Brace goes, its really great! I was actually shocked at how simple/small the design was. I’m usually skeptical of products claiming how “great they are” and how “even athletes recommend” but these braces have gone above and beyond expectation. I can’t even tell I have them on when I’m wearing them. They helped my pain almost instantly. ( my pain was severe so it took a day... lol) it’s easier to walk, run , and even stand now. I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks and even when I do not have them on, I can see the difference in my walking patterns as well as experience little to no pain.

They are VERY easy to clean. Just hand wash using soap and water and hang them to dry at night before you go to bed. They are always nice and clean, and dry when I wake up. I haven’t had to emergency clean and dry yet but the inside of the straps have small rubber grips, therefore I would caution against putting them in the dryer or using any form of artificial heat to dry them.


They might look expensive at first glance but the X Brace is completely worth it. I strongly recommend this product to anyone suffering from over-pronation. I will be buying another pair very soon just in case something happens to the ones Im currently wearing. Overall, I’m just happy to be able to walk pain free again.


Amazing, the pain had gone away from my feet. I tested it and didn't wear them for a few days and the pain returned. I started to wear them again and the pain disappeared. Extremely happy with the purchase.

So far so good

I’ve been using the brace for a couple of weeks now. It has been offering relief as advertised. Very happy with my purchase.