Putting On The X Brace: A Handy Video Guide

Putting On The X Brace: A Handy Video Guide

January 23, 2018

The X Brace is a great foot brace designed to relieve any foot pain you may have from plantar fasciitis, overpronation, or Sever’s Disease. To get the most out of the brace however, you’ll want to make sure you get the right size and know how to put it on properly. If you haven’t already done so, head on over to our sizing tool to see what size will work for you.

Once you have The X Brace, you’re going to slide the main strap (the thicker one) on your foot like you would a sock. You’ll stop sliding it once it gets to just below the ball of your foot. When you do this, make sure the smaller, looped strap is hanging off the bottom of your foot.

Now, take the looped strap, make sure it crosses over the bottom of your feet (forming the “X”) and then hook it on your back heel. The X should be placed so it supports your arches. After correctly putting on The X Brace for the first time, it will be as quick and easy as putting on a pair of socks!



There will be a break-in period for The X Brace. For the first one to two weeks, you may experience a bit of foot cramping. This is completely normal since the foot muscles are adapting to better form in the arches. If the pain gets to be too bad during the break-in period, take off the brace, and allow it to rest for 15 minutes before putting it back on.

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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.