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Welcome to Step Forward New Zealand

Step Forward USA have manufactured these highly effective proprioceptive innersoles since 1974. They are available in many countries across the globe.

Step Forward New Zealand have numerous consultants providing these unique orthotics throughout the nation. If you are from any other country, please visit our international website.

Step Forward Orthotics have been selling in USA and Canada since 1974. They were first introduced to New Zealand in 2006. Since then they have been fitted to many feet, either by doctors and therapists, or by our National Distributors and their staff. If you already own a pair, this website will help you get the maximum benefit, comfort and longevity from your orthotics. If you don't yet wear a pair, we'll tell you more about them, answer your questions and explain how easy it is to be fitted. If you can't find the answers here, feel free to call us.

The Step Forward Difference

Step Forward Orthotics are the shape of a perfect foot. Your feet will gradually adapt and conform to this correct shape, thus enabling them to work more like nature intended. Step Forward Orthotics flex as you walk, much like walking barefoot on sand, grass, dirt, mud and gravel. You can expect relief from aches and pains caused by poor alignment.

Feature

Benefit

Support 3 main arches = Ideal support & alignment
Align knees, hips & back = Benefit not just the feet
Light & flexible = Comfortable to wear
Typical life 10-15 years = Economical, good value
Swap from shoe to shoe = Only one pair needed
Fit 90% of footwear = No need for new shoes
Increase circulation = Good for diabetics
Strengthen the foot = Long lasting benefits
Used by athletes = Better performance
Non absorbent = No odour
Hypoallergenic = No negative reactions
Made in USA = Quality & reliability

Where To Buy

In New Zealand, Step Forward Orthotics are available for $457, which includes the consultation and fitting. If you visit us at an event you may find that we are having a 'show special'. Check us out.

You can buy a pair of Step Forward Orthotics from us at a show or event, from one of our Consultants (doctors and therapists) or from our National office.

Contact the National Distributor Wendy Hansen on 02745 88667 or email (preferred contact method) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Step Forward Process

How Do I Get Fitted? How Do I Try Them?

1. Understand & agree with the logic of the Step Forward approach.

Listen to our explanation, study the web-site, ask questions. It is important that you understand how Step Forward Orthotics are different from other arch-supports and why they are so good.

2. Know the price & understand why this represents excellent value.

Step Forward Orthotics are $457 per pair. Custom-made orthotics are typically anywhere from $400 up to $900. Pre-formed orthotics cost around $30 and most are recommended to be replaced approximately every 3 to 6 months. Step Forward Orthotics have a typical life of 10 to 15 years (guaranteed for 10 years against breaking, cracking and splitting). This is $1 a day for the first year, and then free for the rest of their life! This price includes gst.

Another way to realise the value of Step Forward Orthotics is to calculate how many visits you could make to a doctor or therapist before you have spent more than $457. Not many!

3. Have a free appraisal and fitting.

This process takes about 10 minutes and is completely free of charge and without any obligation. If you still aren’t convinced, you can take your footprint with you and do more research. This means that if you wish to buy your orthotics later, you can do so over the phone, as your correct size is written on the footprint that you take with you. We do not keep any information about you until such time as you decide to make a purchase.

During the fitting we will take an impression of your footprint, explain what that is likely to mean to your body, select a pair to suit the bone structure of your feet, put them in your shoes and send you on a small walk in them. By this time you will have a good understanding of what Step Forward is all about. Remember, all this is cost-free and obligation-free. You pay nothing unless you choose to keep the orthotics.

4. Purchase your pair of Step Forward Orthotics.

We accept cash, debit cards and credit cards (Visa & Mastercard). If you phone the office to have them sent to you, we will add a 10 fee for postage & handling. They will come to your letterbox by Courier. The orthotics (a left and a right) will be accompanied with full instructions and a tax invoice/receipt.

5. Allow your feet to adjust to the orthotics.

If you had been walking barefoot all day every day on sand, grass, mud, dirt and gravel, then your foot muscles would be strong enough to carry your weight all day. However, since you have been walking on the bones, your muscles are under-developed and need to strengthen steadily over a few weeks. You only wear them about 15 minutes the first time, then slowly increase the wearing each day. The average person takes about 3 weeks until they can wear our orthotics all day. You will be given advice about this at the time of purchase.

6. After-sales care is always available if needed.

The vast majority of people have no trouble adjusting comfortably to Step Forward Orthotics. However, if you do experience any discomfort or unexpected changes do not hesitate to ring our National Office for advice. The most common problem is people who try to wear them all day too soon! However, there could be other issues that we can usually solve without any difficulty. Please do not persist with problems without contacting our office. We cannot help you if you don’t let us know about your problems.

7. Wear your Step Forward Orthotics in comfort for many years.

Step Forward Orthotics will fit into the vast majority of existing shoes, unless they are already too tight. Use Velcro dots or strips to attach them securely to backless sandals. They’ll become so comfortable you’ll want to wear them most of the time, including in slippers around the house, in your boots in the garden, in your sports shoes, in your office shoes and in your work boots. They normally last 5 to 25 years (15 years is a typical average) , by which time time they'll have worn thin or through. Abrasion will wear them out sooner. Although we cannot guarantee against wearing out or damage from abrasion, heat or being chewed by a dog, they are guaranteed for 10 years against breaking, cracking or splitting.

 

Step Forward Orthotics were first introduced to New Zealand in 2006, and have been selling in the US and Canada for since 1974 (43 years). SInce then they have been fitted to thousands of feet. If you already own a pair, this website will help you get the maximum benefit, comfort and longevity from your orthotics. If you don't yet wear a pair, we'll tell you more about them, answer your questions and explain how easy it is to be fitted. The navigation menu (to the left) will make your journey through our website easy. If you can't find the answers here, feel free to call our National Distributor on 027 458 8667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is not yet a distributor for Fiji or Samoa. If you are from either of these countries, please contact the New Zealand National Distributor.

The unique design supports all three arches of the foot - the lateral, medial, and transverse arches.
The flexing action works the foot muscles just like walking barefoot on soft surfaces.
They can be worn in most kinds of footwear.

●odour free
●hypoallergenic
●interchangeable from shoe to shoe
●long lasting (guaranteed 10 years against breaking, cracking or splitting)
●light and flexible
●increase circulation
●strengthen the feet
●economically priced
●washable
●used by athletes (sports exercise)
●correct size expertly selected for the length and width of your feet

In New Zealand, Step Forward Orthotics are available for $457.00 per pair. Very competitive price - compare the longevity of the product (works out at about  $45 a year) and the fact  that you only need one pair as they will fit in most shoes. They are also therapeutic, working with your body to correct and strengthen.

You can buy a pair of Step Forward Orthotics from us at a show or event, from one of our Clinical Distributors. These three lists can be accessed from the menu at left.

If you are not yet sure, then this page will give you a brief overview of the process. The rest of this section should answer all your questions. If you prefer to speak with someone, call 02745 88667 or text and we will call you back.

 

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