- Terry cloth protector helps keep back dry
- NOT machine washable. Wash by hand with warm water.
- Made up of 60% polyester, 17% rubber, 15% nylon and 8% cotton
- Has a secure fit thanks to comfortable, non-elastic straps
- Over-the-shoulder support adapts to your shape and eases shoulders back into correct position
- Product contains latex
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As with other supports, the FootSmart posture corrective brace is quite scratchy and can cause significant chafing when worn directly against the skin, especially in the armpit area and on the inside of the arms. To reduce or eliminate this discomfort, it is suggested that you wear a thin, light shirt underneath it even if you’re going to wear it under clothing (which can be quite inconvenient, especially if it’s hot out). Everyone should know before they buy a brace that having your posture gently corrected isn’t always discomfort free. That said, using a brace shouldn’t be overly painful. If it is, adjust it!
Since the posture corrective brace is adjustable, it is possible to tighten it too much or not enough. So, if the pressure is causing you severe pain or if you can’t feel it working, it is most likely your fault and not the device’s. While it says it is one-size-fits-all, this refers to people who are close to the average in body size and shape. For example, a 6’2″, 230 lb. user with broad shoulders would find that their circulation is restricted while wearing the support. Also, wearers are required to trim excess length to customize the fit which some people see as an inconvenience. This trimming can cause the brace to look torn/damaged, making it unfit to wear over clothing or under loose-fitting clothing in some individuals’ opinions. Other concerns that are typically raised include that it is difficult to put on by yourself and is somewhat bulky.
While these various issues can and will affect a small portion of wearers, the brace does what it is supposed to do very well, which is relieving back and shoulder aches and improving your posture habits. Adjusting the amount of pressure applied to your shoulders with the hook and loop is quick and easy. Comes in two colors: white and beige. It is also easily refundable, so there is little risk involved with buying one and trying it out.
While it may not be the most luxurious one out there, the FootSmart support gets the job done for an affordable price. We recommend it.