"A Step In The Right Direction"
Step Forward of Oregon

We Specialize in Orthotic Products



ABOUT STEP FORWARD OF OREGON:  We are an independent company that is committed to providing the best available tools for healing.  We can work with any type of orthotic, but we mainly use the Soft Step Foot Correctors and Plastosan Orthotics because they consistently provide the highest rate of success.  They balance the posture, retrain the body, work in many shoes, and last many years. 


The Soft-Step Foot Corrector
Soft Step Foot Correctors have been on the market since 1962.  We have been fitting Soft-Steps to our customers since 1990, and it has become our most popular product. Their unique structure supplies you with a medial, lateral, and metatarsal arch support all-in-one, while allowing 3-Dimensional normal range of motion for the joints of the feet and ankles. They can be worn in most any kind of footwear.

Web Price:  $349.95     

USA customers call for discount options (877) 571-0194

  • Odor free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Interchangeable from shoe to shoe
  • Long lasting
  • Light and flexible
  • FDA approved for diabetic use
  • Increases circulation
  • Strengthens the foot
  • Economically priced
  • Washable
  • Used by athletes (sports and exercise)
  • Custom sized

    Basic functions of the Soft Step Foot Correctors  (applies to most but not all feet)

    1.  Support the bone structure of the foot in the position of a normal arch.
    2.  Support the soft tissues in the foot in the position of a normal arch (similar to barefoot in sand or soft ground)
        This allows the whole skeleton to balance over the middle of the foot, and the posture muscles and tendons to relax, except to be used for movement.  The body's Center of Gravity (COG) will be centered over the mid-tarsal joint (joint in the middle of the foot).
            Balance provides relaxed muscle state.
            Balance provides 3 dimensional ready state for movement in any direction.
            Balance provides strength to skeletal structure through alignment.
    3.  Stabilize the rearfoot with cupping at heel up to mid-tarsal joint.
    4.  Stabilize the forefoot with metatarsal lift.
    5.  Allow mid-tarsal joint flexion in all directions within proper normal range.
    6.  Work the muscles and tendons that control the arches by encouraging flexion at midtarsal-joint.
    7.  Provide a stable environment from day-to-day so the foot is not adapting to particular shoes or lack thereof.
    8.  Provide total body realignment with long term usage.  This is a training tool, and need not be used every day or in every shoe, and the longer the usage (in years), the more independent the body becomes as it is retrained.  After several years of usage, it will usually take several years to lose the training if usage is stopped completely.  This is average, and does not apply to all people in the same way.

        Results may vary, and may require additional help from other sources such as Chiropractic, Rolfing, Reflexology, Massage, Physical Therapy, Nuitritionist, etc.  The Soft Step will address some of the Structural aspects of the body, but there are Chemical factors (such as diet or lymphatic or neurological problems, etc. [Dehydration alone can severly impact soft tissue compliance.]), and Mental factors as well (such as attitude or emotional state, etc.).  If any one or more of these basic factors are significantly out of balance it may hinder the results of the orthotics or make it difficult for the wearer to adapt and properly heal.




The Plastosan Orthotic
Plastosan orthotics have been sold for more than 60 years. Available for men, women, and children Plastosans also have a medial, lateral, and metatarsal arch all-in-one. Plastosan is thin and works especially well in tight fitting shoes. The Plastosan is also available in heel cups for adults and children to reduce the shock from jumping and running, and to provide extra alignment control.

Web Price:  $349.95    

USA customers call for discount options (877) 571-0194

  • Fast break-in period
  • Odor free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Interchangeable from shoe to shoe
  • Long lasting (up to 20 years)
  • Light and flexible
  • Increases circulation
  • Economically priced
  • Washable
  • 34 fitting shapes available

    The Plastosan is a Balanced Orthotic, but it is not as flexible and laterally stable as the Soft Step.  It is best for situations of low volume in shoes or boots, or for excessively sensitive feet. 


Call (541) 944-9295 or (877) 571-0194 for more information or to order.