Debilitating Arch Pain and the X Brace

Debilitating Arch Pain and the X Brace

October 13, 2013

Before The X Brace I had decided that running was out of the question…

I have always been an active individual from playing football and baseball in high school to becoming a competitive power lifter and bodybuilder in college and after, however, as I aged my focus changed to more cardiovascular activities.

I began cycling 4 years ago at the age of 36 and have enjoyed every day on the road.  Like all competitive personalities, I look for ways to improve my performance.  Thus, in an effort to help maximize my fitness I began running while traveling or when I did not have the time to ride.

After several weeks I developed sharp pain in the arch of my feet and in my lower calf.  In talking with a friend he recommended trying The X Brace.  As you might have guessed, having played and worked through injury before, I was skeptical a small elastic brace was going to “Fix” my issues, much less help……I was wrong, after only one day the constant throbbing of my arch began to dissipate.

After 2 weeks of following the stretching, icing, and use of the brace recommendations, I no longer needed the brace and I was pain free, and was able to run in a half marathon with no pain or discomfort

– Price Howard, SC

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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.