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Care Instructions

How can I care of FootBalance Custom Insoles?

With proper care FootBalance Custom Insoles can be expected to last eight to twelve months. Like any footwear, the life of the insoles depends on how often they are worn, the intensity of the activity used for, and how well they are cared for.
You can prolong the life of your insoles by keeping them clean and dry. Alternating between two or more pairs of insoles will allow the insoles to air out and 'rest' between use, prolonging their lifespan. Your insoles will air out best if slipped slightly out of your shoes between use.
To clean your FootBalance Custom Insoles, brush them clean or wipe them lightly with a damp cloth. Do not soak the insoles. Do not machine wash or dry the insoles; nor dry clean. Do not expose the insoles to excessive heat, for example do not dry them on top of a radiator or by a camp fire or stove.

How to wash your compression socks?

It is important to wash your socks when you buy them from the store, but they probably should not be thrown in with the rest of your clothes. Washing your socks with all your other dirty laundry increases the chances of you losing a sock or multiple socks. The socks can get all wrapped up in your clothes and fall out in unexpected places when you are transferring your clothes from one location to the next. Instead of washing them with your other clothes do a separate load of just socks or put your socks in a wash bag before throwing them in with the rest of the laundry. You’ll also want to

• Make sure that the water is on cold. It is important to avoid using hot water when washing because it speeds up the aging process of the sock.  

• It can also be helpful to turn the sock inside out before you put it in the washer because the dirtiest and most sweat filled part of the sock is on the inside.

• Use delicate, non-bleach detergent. Bleach may be tempting to get stains out, but this will destroy the health of your socks.

How to dry your compression socks?

Heat is the enemy of socks in the washing and drying stage. Once your socks are washed the best method to ensure a long healthy sock life is to go old school. Yes, you guessed it, the the hang and dry method. This helps the socks avoid an unnecessary beating that the dryer was prepared to hand out. While this method may take up more space and be more time consuming, it is the safest drying option.

How to store your compression socks?

To keep your socks looking good and staying intact, it is better to avoid folding them. Instead, lay the socks on top of one another in the drawer. This method provides a cleaner drawer presentation and helps you keep your socks organized without destroying the shape of the sock.