Powersteps insoles and products were designed by a professional podiatrist, Dr. Les Appel. Dr. Appel is a podiatrist, foot surgeon and avid runner with decades of experience. Powersteps insoles aren’t just about comfort, they are a specialized orthotic foot support system which not only relieves pain but can actually prevent it from ever developing. The Powersteps line provides stability and support. It’s a ready-to-wear orthotic that actually works.