BrightLife Direct, a compression clothing distributor, recently donated orthotic shoes to Good Works Inc., a non-profit organization, which helps those in need in Appalachia. The Washington-based company sent 20 pairs of Orthaheel orthotic tennis shoes, flip-flops and slides.
“Wearing the Orthaheel shoe helps feet hurt less, especially for people with heel pain and plantar fasciitis,” Kip Bright, president of BrightLife Direct, stated in a press release. “In many cases, the pain goes away completely. They are also effective for people with poor lower-limb alignment. Using these shoes can restore their natural footprint.”
The shoes come from returned stock which can not be resold. Sometimes online shoppers on BrightLife Direct’s website will order several pairs in different sizes to try on at home, rather than using the convenient shoe size chart provided. The ones that do not fit are then returned. Federal guidelines state that once the products have been opened and returned, they cannot be resold. Because the items have only been tried on, BrightLife Direct donates these items to those who need these special shoes.
“We know that the folks at Good Works are a tremendous help to the community,” Bright stated. “We are happy to give them a hand.”