Monday, December 17, 2012

Date: November 20, 2012, 12:17:31 PM EST
Contact Name: Charlotte MacNxxxxxxxPhone: 403-XXX-44X7 Email Address: Comments or Questions: Have arthritis in 1st metatarsal joint with bone spur. Quite limited range of motion in big toe. Foot doctor suggested X1 blade. I am trying to figure out difference between -X1 Blade turf toe and hallux rigidus- and -X1 Blade with Reverse Morton's Extension for the Treatment of Hallux Limitus, Hallux Rigidus with Bone Spur, or Sesamoiditis-. I am a very active athlete. Main sports are trail/mountain running and orienteering - so frequently running on uneven surfaces. Will definitely try an X1 blade - just need some help to pick the right one. Thanks! 
Because of your activity level and bone spur I suggest the X1 Blade Reverse Morton - gives you more room in the toe box of your shoe and provides enough rigidity to limit 1st met motion.Clyde

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lateral Heel & Sole Wedges Improve OA KneePain

 I have been fabricating an orthotic (Clyde's OA Insert) since the mid-90's based on a 1993 article released by The Center for Hip and Knee Surgery in the Orthopaedic Review titled "Use of Lateral Heel and Sole Wedges in the Treatment of Medial Osteoarthritis on the Knee." The article confirmed two 1987 articles written  in Japan that reported success in using lateral heel wedges in the treatment medial osteoarthritis (OA).
  The physicians at The Center for Hip and Knee Surgery used a removeable shoe insert with 3/16" sole and 1/4" heel wedge. The orthotic could be moved from shoe to shoe. Their study was conducted between August 1987 and February 1989 on 121 knees. All patients were evaluated using the HSS knee scoring system prior to insertion of the wedge and on follow-up visits. The HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) Pain Scoring System ia a method for evaluating knee pain.
  The result: 38% of the wedge wearers had little or no pain for an excellent result with 50% having a good result using the HSS scale for knee arthroplasty.
  Conclusion: Lateral heel and sole wedges may have a place in the conservative treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.

  Now in August 2012 comes a biomechanical research study published in Gait & Posture from the United Kingdom that compares lateral wedge insoles and valgus braces for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
  The UK study surprisingly indicated that adducting the knee mechanically from a external source (valgus brace) actually speeds the progression of knee OA. And that really the only significant clinical difference in patient outcomes was that the lateral-wedged insole had a greater amount of patient acceptance.
  Further the researchers concluded that the lateral wedges had a greater effect. Thus confirming the 1987 Japanese study and the 1993 article from The Center for Hip and Knee Surgery.

These results do not surprise me since I have had great success treating OA knee pain using a super thin and flexible composite insole for max stability and wedging it at the heel 1/4" and 3/16" at the sole.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Clyde's X1 Blade vs Great Toe Surgey in Spain

Contact Name: Adriana B. Phone: +34 616 XXXXXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: Just by chance heard of your X1 Blades orthotic. And I´m really excited as all the doctors I have consulted insist on fixing my big toe wth all the pain of the operation plus costs and having a rigid toe. I would like to try your light X1 Blade for hallux rigidus in the right foot. I´m really sorry but I don´t understand your size measurement. My shoe size is 38 continental european. Which size is it in your measurement? Do you send X1 Blades abroad? Thank you very much for your help and hope to hear from you quite soon. Yours sincerely M. Adriana block

Dear Adiana - The conversion for a continental shoe size 38 is a women's size 8 men's size 7.  Yes ship X1 Blades all over the world. Clyde

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Clyde's X1 Blade for Trail Runner with Great Toe Arthritis

Contact Name: Charlotte MacXxxxxxxx Phone: 403-XXX-XXXX Email Address:
Comments or Questions:
     Have arthritis in 1st metatarsal joint with bone spur. Quite limited range of motion in big toe. Foot doctor suggested X1 blade.
     I am trying to figure out difference between -X1 Blade turf toe and hallux rigidus- and -X1 Blade with Reverse Morton's Extension for the Treatment of Hallux Limitus, Hallux Rigidus with Bone Spur, or Sesamoiditis.
    I am a very active athlete. Main sports are trail/mountain running and orienteering - so frequently running on uneven surfaces. Will definitely try an X1 blade - just need some help to pick the right one. Thanks! Charlotte

Charlotte - Order one of my X1 Blades with reverse Morton's modification since you have a bone spur. It shoud really helpClyde

Clyde's X1 Blade User Always Pain Free

Contact Name: Katrina O'XXXXXXX Phone: 978XXXXXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions:
    I have had one of your shoe inserts for my hallux rigidus for a year now and am always pain free when I wear it. It has allowed me to keep up with my weekly walks to stay in shape.
   However, there is one problem that is making it more difficult for me to choose to use the insert - it squeaks! I think it rubs up against the shoe's original insert. I have tried waxing it and wiping it with furniture polish to no avail. I can't put another layer between the insert and the shoe's insert because my shoe will be too tight.
    Has anyone else complained about a squeaking problem? Do you have any suggestions on how to solve this problem? Thanks.

Clyde's Response - Wrap the edges with black electrical tape.

Clyde's Hoosier OTS Face Mask - Basketball Player

Contact Name: Darrel Phone: 323-XXX-XXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: I have a broken nose and am looking for a good nose guard/mask to wear during basketball games. I've tried all of the ones currently offered commercially, but none of them fit well. They all obstruct my vision and I'm sure you know, that's one of the most important aspects of the game. Especially when you're a point guard! Basketball season has recently started and I can't miss any practice nor games, so I'd need something right now. Could you if you have the appropriate gear for me? Thank you very much!

Response - Darrell my Hoosier OTS model would be perfect - no vision issue as with most off-the-shelf face guards,  great protection, and you can get it FedEx overnight. Clyde

Monday, November 19, 2012

Marathoner Impressed with Clyde's X1 Blade

Hi Clyde, I'm really impressed with the X1 Blade which you sent me earlier this month. The fit is perfect, no trimming needed, you're not aware of having it in the running shoe and it takes enough flexion out of the big toe joint for it to be absolutely pain-free, both during the running and in the day following. I'm moving outside to do some roadwork this week, and have every faith that the blade will continue to perform to expectations as I build up to marathon distance. Thanks for this excellent product! I have recommended it to running colleagues and my orthopaedic surgeon.
Best wishes , A. Green ______________________________

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Clyde's X1 Blade - Great Toe Pain Gone!


  Here are the comments we discussed.

  I recently ran the Chicago Marathon and my Hallux Limitus pain (big toe joint pain) was worse than ever. When it was time to get back to running the pain was still there and I could not go more than a couple miles without enduring a lot of pain.

  I stumbled across your insert on the internet and ordered one for the left foot (the worse of the two). I received the insert promptly and was anxious to try it out.

  I ran 8 miles with it today and have NO TOE PAIN!!!

  I am huge believer in your product and am ordering one for the right foot as well. It is worth every penny. I was worried that I was going to not be able to run anymore.

  Thank you for making this amazing product.

 Sincerely, Jason

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Clyde's X1 BladeCreates Momentum for Marathoner

Clyde, I wanted you to see his follow up question and my response. I hope that he decides to order one of your inserts, and that he is able to write up a review for you. Thanks, Bill From:H., BILL Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 7:12 PM To: '' Subject: Re: RUNNING FOLLOW I read your question about the X1 Blade RM model and went for a run with one in my shoe to think about it. So far I had mainly just been paying attention to the lack of pain the X1 Blade gives me when I run. Yes the entire chain gets stronger. You can feel the extra boost of energy starting from the toes as you push off. This boost transfers to the rest of the foot and to the achilles as you pushoff and this energy creates more momentum for your legs. The X1 Blade RM also gives support to my hips and legs, more than my foot could without the insert with minimal strength in my big toe. The X1 Blade definitely allows me to run faster more easily for a longer length of time and protects my toe joint from further pain from bending excessively and putting all of my weight in the toe joint while running.

Running Faster with Clyde's X1 Blade RM Model

Max's Question? Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 1:07 PM To: H.,  BILL Cc: clyde peach Subject: RUNNING FOLLOW Hi Bill, my name is Max Lockwood. I write/do reviews for a running trade journal, Running Insight. I am doing a review of Clyde's Hallux Limitus/Rigidus blades/inserts. I am a runner who has suffered with Hallux limitus for years. Clyde just sent me some samples to try out. He mentions you as someone(a runner) who has benefited from using them to improve range of motion and ability of your big toe. As a fellow runner I would love to get some additional insight. * How many miles do you run with them per week? * What was your running like before using them? * Do you have a severe case of rigidus/limitus? * are you a competitive runner/racer? * have they helped with the condition in general or only when using them? Feel free to provide any additional info as it pertains to the blades, your running, advocacy of the product, etc. I look forward to hearing from you Regards, Max

Bill's Answer - Lockwood [
Max, I am glad to answer any questions you may have. I am 49 years old, and have been running for 4-5 years. I have had to have cheilectomy surgery to remove bone spurs from each of my first toe joints…my right foot was operated on in November of 2010 and my left foot in April of 2012. As I was recovering from surgery I had an incident with my left toe that created a turf toe-like effect in around July of this year, which set back my recovery. I was experiencing the pain of Hallux Limitus before I began running, so I am not sold that running is the cause of the condition. I still suffer from hallux limitus but have recovered from the surgeries and run with much less pain since the bone spurs were removed. The two surgeons I worked with both told me that I basically have no cartilage in the joints of my first toe. Therefore, with each step I have bone against bone if I try to bend my first to backwards more than 20 degrees, so I cannot run pain free. Since I cannot bend my toes backward, I get very little if any power or strength from my big toe. I have tried countless over the counter orthotics with little to no success, but I did settle on using a red cushioned orthotic from Spenco in which I was cutting out the first toe area. I am still using this in conjunction with Clyde’s inserts I have been using lately, by placing the Spenco cushion orthotic on top of the orthotic with the Morton’s reverse extension from Clyde. The shoes I use are Saucony Mirage II. I had been running in the Saucony Kinvara, but the Mirage adds some pronation control that keeps me from putting excessive weight on my big toe. To answer your questions: • I began marathon-type training in January 2010, and have been running an average of 50 miles per week since that time, except for the time periods I was recovering from surgery. I am running that many miles per week currently as well. I have run four marathons during this time. • Note that I just ordered one for my left foot in mid-September and a pair that I received last Friday. Running before using them since my surgeries has been difficult since I have the weakness that is caused by hallux limitus, since I cannot bend my toe backwards or push off effectively. I never realized how much this was impacting my speed until I used Clyde’s inserts. Running since my surgery has been less painful, but would become painful if I accidently bent it backwards too far. • I would say yes, I still have a severe case of hallux limitus. Both doctors I worked with stated I am at stage 3 of 4, with stage 4 being you cannot bend your toe back at all. I am grateful the bone spurs are gone, but I again I have no strength from my toes during pushoff until I ran with inserts from Clyde. • I am not a competitive racer. My marathon PR is 4:08. I love to run though. I know the inserts cannot give me speed, but I ran a 5 mile tempo yesterday with the inserts with reverse Morton’s extension in each foot and realized I was running faster more easily than I was without them just two weeks prior… 8:45 ish per mile two weeks ago verses 8:24 yesterday on the same route. There’s no way that increase is from conditioning I have gained in two weeks, it is just so much easier to run now that I have these inserts. • I am wearing the original X-1 Blade in my left foot during work hours and have been for the past month. I can definitely feel the relief and experience much less pain in the my left toe joint from walking during the day. I wear them with Rockport dress shoes that have a wide toe box. At night, I noticed I had much less pain than after walking all day without the inserts. I believe the insert is helping my toe completely heal from the surgery and the turf toe injury, and will protect me long term from excessive bending of the toe either through normal walking, or accidently such as if I step on a rock, tree root running on a trail, or turning too quickly. My foot is also more pain free after running when I use the inserts. I am sold on the version of the insert with the Morton’s extension for running. I believe the X-1 blade is a little too rigid if you run in them beyond 5 miles. For football, tennis or similar sport with quick change of directions I could see it being perfect, but on a long run the X-1 Blade made my foot and left toe more tired than usual. I don’t think you need the extra rigidity in the first toe for normal running. The version with the reverse Morton’s extension is not as rigid as the X-1. I think this thinner less rigid version is more preferable for long runs, as it still protects your toe, gives added strength support and doesn’t tire your feet over the long term of a long run. The cut out area for the toe is a must for hallux rigidus also. I want to see how the Morton’s extension version works when I get to runs of 18 miles+. I ran 13 miles last weekend and that is the longest run I have run so far. However, after trying countless of other inserts I could tell immediately I have hit on the right solution. If there is anything else you need let me know. Bill H.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

User Loves Clyde's X1 Blade for Running

ontact Name: Bill H Phone: 336-xxx-3703 Email Address: Comments or Questions: I just purchased on Sunday the "Pro" version of your X1 blade and LOVE it. I like to run, and have had surgery on both of my 1st toes to remove bone spurs, and recently had a turf toe injury to my left 1st toe, and the design of your othotic is perfect for me. I did just notice a different version of the blade with the reverse morton's extension. Does this blade allow the first toe to drop below the the other toes of the foot? From the photo on the website it appears the first toe is lower than the other toes. I like to cut out the first to of the removable foot sole of my shoes to let my first toe drop below the others, to reduce the degree that my foot bends backwards as I walk. I love the orthotic I have purchased for running so far, but thought the one with the reverse morton's extension might be nice for everyday walking use verses purchasing the "light" version, if the first toe is below the others.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

X1 Blade Modification for Hallux Rigidus Runner

Question from  Andrew C. Phone: XXX66640XX8 Email Address:
Hi Clyde, Recently received an X1 blade (runner) for hallux rigidis. Have found the blade good up to 15km runs but noticing a lack of flexability above this mileage. Was wondering if I would effect the structural soundness if I was to cut a scallop out of the carbon fibre on the non supported side to allow my 'working' toes more flexability. Thanks in advance

Answer from Clyde to Andrew: Yes, you can modify any part of an X1 Blade with a pair of scissors except for the Blade. Be sure and  wet sand the modified area to seal the material back together.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

X1 Blade Changes a Man's Life Who Suffered Hallux Rigidus

Contact Name: Tim D. Phone: 513-XXX-XXXX Email Address:
Comments or Questions:
 I recently ordered and received, more quickly than I imagined, an orthotic you make for Hallux Rigidus you call the X1 Blade.
  This has been an incredibly painful 30 year ailment for me. I was at the point that only very wide shoes could even be worn comfortably, and even then it was painful. I recently gave up and went to see an Orthopedic Podiatrist who explained what I have, not a bunion as I had thought for years.
  He mentioned an orthotic may help, but from a surgical standpoint he wanted to fuse the large toe joint. I was a bit taken aback.
  Your orthotic has changed my life. I am now walking with my small dog 2 1/2 to 3 miles daily. It used to be a block or two.
   I just wanted to thank you for your incredible service and offering a product, that for at least now puts me back into a somewhat normal lifestyle.

  Tim D. West Chester, Ohio

  Your welcome Tim!  Clyde

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rugby Player / Turf Toe / X1 Blade

Question for Clyde: Hi . My brother got turf toe about 4 years ago and he bought an X1 Blade for his rugby boot while he recouped from the injury. I want to get a similar product, and i hope you still have them, It is my right foot, and i jammed the entire foor head on, but the brunt of the injury centered around the big toe, therefore acting much like a turf toe injury. I want to start playing again so do you have a product , i am a 12 US, i want to make sure that it will fit in my boots and that i can still get my foot in okay? if all is good then i need to buy it , how do i go about doing that? luc pearson

Clyde's Answer: Go to my website -  click Clyde's X1 Blade by injury on the home page (upper left hand side) - get the Pro turf toe model. Or just click on this link.

Mid-Foot Sprain X1 Blade - Harvard Football

ASK CLYDE: Hi Clyde, I ordered a blade insert for my son 1.5 years ago when he had a Jones fracture on his left foot during senior season of high school. The product worked well. He is now a 6'5" 285lb left XXXXXX for Harvard and just yesterday was diagnosed with an early stress fracture in his right foot. It is not as high up the foot as a Jones fracture. It's more towards the mid foot. Should be fine in 3-4 weeks wearing a boot but I want to make sure he gets a little support in the cleat when he's ready to come back. Can you advise which model he should be using?? Regards, Tony F. 617-XXX-XXXX.

ANSWER:   Dear Tony .........For healing mid-foot stress fracture injuries I suggest my medium density shoe stiffner to play in. .........Wow - playing at Harvard - please say hi to your son for me. Clyde.

Click on link to: Clyde's Famous Shoe Stiffners

Thursday, August 23, 2012

X1 Blade for 5th Metatarsal Fx - Offensive Lineman

   I received a call this morning from an orthopaedic surgeons physicians assistant from Central Indiana Orthopaedic (CIO) in Muncie. The call concerned a Ball state offensive lineman who had sustained a 5th metatarsal fracture (Jones fracture) during the early summer.
  The PA explained that the player had had the fracture pinned by a orthopaedic surgeon from his home town, but the fixation had failed, but the fracture was healing and his orthopaedic surgeon didn't want to repin it.
   He said, "we understand that you make a special insert that will unload and protect the players fracture site during practice and during games while the fracture  heals."
   I said that I did, and that it was my X1 Blade for 5th metatarsal fractures.
   He asked me if I would contact the players athletic trainer at Ball State and arrange to get an X1 Blade for the player's healing 5th metatarsal fracture. I said that I would.
  I contacted the Ball State head athletic trainer. The athletic trainer went to my website and clicked on Clyde's X1 Blades by Injury  that led him to the 5th metatarsal fracture while we spoke. After he familiarized himself with my X1 Blade for 5th metatarsal fracture he ordered the Blade for his player.
  I shipped a size 14 X1 Blade for 5th metatarsal fractures (Jones fx).


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pain from Broken Sesamoid Bone

Question for Clyde: Contact Name: Annette Phone: 320 XXX XXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: broke sesamoid bone on behind big toe and on the ball of foot looking for ready made insole to keep me up off that area Plus pad for the other foot so I don't damage that one also do you have this? 
Answer: Yes, I have a very good insert for a fracture of the sesamoid bone. It is my X1 Blade Reverse Morton's Extension insert. It has a offset area under the great toe for unloading and pressure relief and a reinforement blade for stability. It is made of composite materials so is  ery thin (.040") and light (.070 oz.) and can be transferred easily from shoe to shoe. It is an excellent answer to relieve the pain caused by a fractured sesamoid.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hallux Rigidus with Bone Spur - Farmer Avoiding Surgery

Client:  Farmer from Xenia, OH called today for consultation.

Self-Diagnosis: Hallux Rigidus with Bone Spur. Client desired to avoid surgery if possible, and would cancel appointment with orthopaedic surgeon in Dayton until he tried the X1 Blade

Product  Recommendation: X1 Blade with Reverse Morton's Extension with moderate bounce. I chose this product to give the user more room in the toe box and help with ambulation. I explained donning and doffing over the phone and that he could return the Blade for a full refund if he was not satisfied.

Result of Consultation: He ordered the X1 Blade with Revese Morton's Extension size 9 men's and will cancel orthopaedic surgeons appointment.

Clyde Peach, CO /


Chronic Turf Toe Relief - D1 Football

"I tried to make the finest turf toe/hallux rigidus insert in the world" Blade #4798 shipped 8/21/2012 to: Greenville, NC East Carolina University Football ( Pro model/chronic turf toe/D1 football)
- Clyde Peach, CO
  ABC - Certified Orthotist - #1321

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hallux Rigidus Releif by Using X1 Blade


Contact Name: Konrad S. Phone: 707 829 XXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: Clyde, I spoke to you on the phone a while back about the problem I was having with my X1 Blade. Since then I have tried to post the benefits of your orthotic on YouTube. I am not sure you ever received the comment. I still would like people to know the relief I have gotten with your X1 Blade. Can you send me a link that I could post on? Thanks Konrad Schoffer 


Clyde Peach

Answer from Clyde:

Dear Konrad - thank you so much for your efforts. If you have a YouTube account click on the following link to post your testimonial


2428808246.  Glad your X1 Blade is performing up to your expectation. Clyde Peach

X1 Blades Take Up Less Room in a Shoe

Question - Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 6:56 AM, <> wrote:

Contact Name: Phil G. Phone: 210 XXX 4841 Email Address: Comments or Questions: i have hallux limitus. I use stiff carbon inserts under my running shoe insoles that work pretty well but they take up too much space in my dress shoes that I wear every day, plus, they require an insole to cover them up which uses more space. Do your X1's require an insole to cover them? Do you find that they require a larger shoe size to avoid painful pressure on the toe joint?

Answer from Clyde

Dear Mr. Green -

The X1 Blades are less stiff and very thin  requiring much less space in a shoe than do regular carbon fiber plates. You can walk directly on the top of the X1 Blades without top cover for normal walking, because of the Blades smooth upper surface. Depending on the shoes upper depth and last  it is not normally necessary to move into a larger shoe size to accommodate an X1 Blade. Thank for your question. Clyde

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Clyde's OTS Basketball Face Mask - It's Great!

Mr. Spenser
Robert Spenser (New York, NY) 7/11/2012 6:03 PM
very effective, well-made custom facemask. i purchased it for my son to use in basketball and it's been great.

X1 Blade Allows User to Avoid Great Toe Surgery

X1 blade really works!
Mark Powell (Gland, Vaud)
I have suffered from big toe pain for years. I finally sought help when it got too bad to ignore. Years of running and basketball led to hallus limitus/rigidus in both feet that was recommended for surgery by a podiatrist. I declined to have surgery, and bought two X1 blades instead. I can run and play basketball with virtually no pain, and I can walk pain-free for the first time in years. I shopped a lot via internet before choosing what to buy, I thought the X1 blades seemed like the best bet, and I'm completely happy with them. I enthusiastically recommend X1 blades to people with hallux limitus/rigidus who want to remain active and avoid surgery.

X1 Blades for Hallux Rigidus Prevents Users Toe Surgery

X1 is A-1
John Van Deusen (Berwick, ME) 
I’ve suffered from Hallux Rigidus in both feet for several years causing considerable pain even walking. My orthopedic Doctor told me surgery was the only fix! I’ve tried several forms of plates and insoles over the years with very limited success. Since getting the X1’s three weeks ago, my toes are feeling better than they have literally in years. I realize the joints are still toast but the pain is all but gone! Direct your feet to the sunny side of the street and buy these things, they work!

X1 Blade Helps Users Hallux Limitus Post-op Pain

Sr Building Inspector-City of Santa Cruz
mike baldwin (watsonville, CA)
I have advanced bi-lateral Hallux Limitus and am 8 weeks post-op from an osteotomy on my right foot. I purchased Clydes X1 Blade for both feet, these things are great! They are reducing the post- op pain on my right foot substantially and the way my left foot feels may eliminate the need for surgery on it!! Thanks Clyde

X1 Turf Toe Blade Helps A Runner with Hallux Rigidus

Its working for me, thank you
alan piggot (Miami, FL)
In Nov 2010 I injured my big toe surfing. Basically my toe was hyperflexed upwards and to the side horizontally towards my other toes. I was in a lot of pain just walking. If anything (like my dogs jumping on me while I was on the couch) pushed my toe sideways towards the other toes it was excruciatingly painful. I limped around trying hard sole shoes etc, but it was not improving. I looked at other plates on-line and I don't know why/how I ended up with this site, but I called and told the guy what my problem was and he recommended the Hiker Blade for me because I am 28, 165lbs, 5'9 and active (not since november though). I was stressed about how much it was but after 3 days of normal day to day walking with the blade, I could tell a huge difference. It has been about 3 weeks of wearing it everyday and the pain in my toe when walking is non existent. Walking barefoot, I barely have to limp around, I am almost walking totally normal. The best part about the blade, is that i went jogging last week for the first time and I think it functions better under a jog than it does walking! Whatever these guys did to engineer this, they did it right. I have been jogging three times since then. It is March 2011 now and I am finally getting some relief. Highly recommend this.

X1 Turf Toe Blade - Football

Evan (Walnut Creek, CA) 
I injured my left foot during football practice resulting in turftoe and a bruised sesamoid. Due to my size, the first foot blade i had actually cracked in half. My Orthopeidic Surgeon did some research and refered me to this product. It appears to be the best one out there for my application. Thanks, go Vikings!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Turf Toe Treatment for Football Linebacker

Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 6:03 AM Contact Name: Brett D. Phone: (804)317-XXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: Hi, I am a college linebacker going into my senior year. I was diagnosed with turf toe in my left foot this past April and am still experiencing pain when pushing off and planting. Which product do you recommend in order for me to get rid of this pain before the season begins?? Thank you for your time. Brett.

Answer: I recommend the Pro Model Brett. Clyde Peach, CO

Friday, July 27, 2012

Shipping Confusion for X1 Blade for Hallux Rigidus

Contact Name: Thomas Duxxxx Phone: 802-xxx-xxxx Email Address: Comments or Questions: Duplicate order: Marcia D. ordered an X1 Blade: order #2867. We were notified the order was rejected. I re-ordered: order #2871, which was shipped. We were then notified order #2867 was shipped. I replied to that email asking that you cancel order #2867, and explained it was now a duplicate order. There has been no reply from Indian Brace. What is the status of order # 2867? Thank you, Thomas D.

Answer: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:33 PM To: Subject: Order 2867 We only shipped the one and you were only charged for one under the second invoice. Sorry for the confusion. Clyde

Thanks for the update. We received the item today. It fits perfectly & is very comfortable after a brief walk. Tom

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Testimonial About the X1 Blade for Hallux Rigidus

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM, <> wrote:
Contact Name: KS Phone: 707 XXX XXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: Clyde, I spoke to you on the phone a while back about the success I was having with my X1 Blade for my hallux rigidus. Since then I have tried to post the benefits of my X1 Blade on Youtube. I am not sure you ever received the comment. I still would like people to know the relief I have gotten with your device. Can you send me a link that I could post on? Thanks KS

Answer: Dear Konrad - thank you so much for your efforts. If you have a YouTube account click on the following link to post your testimonial  Glad you X1 Blade is performing up to your expectation. Clyde Peach

Monday, July 23, 2012

New X1 Blade for 5th Metatarsal (Jones) Fractures

Clyde's x1 blade® for 5th metatarsal fractures - a treatment option for 5th metatarsal fractures (jones fracture) and post-op rehab.

how does the x5 blade work? by loading the body and head of the 5th metatarsal on a more rigid but dynamic step (x5 blade®) this slight elevation unloads the base and tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal without restricting the entire foot.  The X5 Blade is a great orthotic as a transition into an athletic shoe from a walking boot or shoe.

Two models to choose from - athletic model (more robust) and non-athletic model for rehab.

Friday, July 20, 2012

X1 Turf Toe Blade Shipped July 19, 2012

Clyde's X1 Turf Toe Blades Shipped 7/19/2012:
Philadelphia, PA "Online Order 7/19/2012 9:51 PM" (Pro model/#4734/turf toe/long distance longboarding)  Irving, TX "Online Order 7/19/2012 4:02 PM" (Original model/#4732,#4733/bilateral hallux rigidus/walking)  Dunwoody, GA "Online Order 7/19/2012 1:26 PM" (Pro model/#4731/turf toe/football)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Clyde's X1 Blade Turf Toe Blades - June 2012

Kansas City, KS "Online Order 6/30/2012 1:11 PM" (The Original model/#4298/hallux limitus/walking) - Stow, OH "Online Reorder 6/26/2012 3:00 PM" (The Original model/#4297/hallux rigidus/playing the organ (pedals) - Hingham, MA "Online Order 6/26/2012 11:18 AM" (The Runner model/4296/turf toe/ADL) - Cincinnati, OH "Online Order 6/26/2012 8:15 AM" (The Runner model/4295/hallux rigidus/post-op cheilectomy) - Stow, OH "Online Order 6/25/2012 8:03 PM" (The Original model/4294/hallux rigidus/playing the organ (pedals) - Pittsburgh, PA "Online Order 6/25/2012 1:59 PM" (The Original model/4293/hallux rigidus/light running) - Corralitos, CA "Online ReOrder 6/25/2012 11:52 PM" (The Original model/ 4290,4291,4292/great toe arthritis/walking) - West Chicago, IL "Online Order 6/24/2012 8:17 AM" (The Original model/ 4288,4289/hallux limitus/regular) - Seattle, WA "Online Order 6/23/2012 4:19 PM" (The Runner model/4287/turf toe/running) - Washington, DC "Online Order 6/20/2012 10:12 PM" (The Runner model/4287/turf toe/ADL) - Lewis Center, OH "Online Order 6/20/2012 3:36 PM" (The Original model/turf toe/rehab) - Albequerque, NM "Text Clyde for consult then ordered online 6/17/2012 10:58 PM" (The Player custom model/turf toe/professional tennis) -   Vista, CA "Online Reorder 6/15/2012 10:00 PM" (The Player custom model/bilateral hallux rigidus/anesthesiologist on my feet at work "I love these things Clyde!") - Idaho Falls, ID "Online Order 6/15/2012 9:06 PM" (The Runner model/hallux rigidus/running) - Streetman, TX "Online Order 6/14/2012 6:31 PM" (The Runner custom model/hallux rigidus/running) - Mission Hills, KS "Called Clyde for consult after receiving Rx for an X1 Blade  from his orthopaedic surgeon in Kansas City - placed order 6/14/2012 9:13 AM" (The Runner custom model/chronic turf toe/tennis) - Twickenham, United Kingdom "Online Order 6/13/12 5:43 PM" (Light Model/hallux limitus/walking) - Marietta, OH "Online Order 6/7/2012 1:32 PM" (Hiker model/turf toe/sports) - Henrilo, VA "Online Order 6/6/2012 7:47 PM" (Hiker models/hallux rigidus/marathoner) - Hartlepool, United Kingdom "Online Order 6/6/2012 9:58 PM" (Light model/hallux rigidus/golf) - Short Hills, NJ "Online Reorder 6/5/2012 8:36 PM" (Clyde's Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Oslo, Norway "Online Order 6/5/2012 4:34 AM" (Clyde's Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Kent, WA "Called Clyde to Order 6/4/2012 6:13 PM" (Clyde's Hiker model/turf toe/marathon runner) -  Capistrano Beach, CA " Called Clyde to Reorder 6/4/2012 5:09 PM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/anesthesoiologist on feet all day) - Redwood City, CA "Called Clyde to Order 6/4/2012 1:00 PM" (Hiker model/post-op hallux rigidus/ADL) - Cincinnati, OH "Called Clyde to Order...Referral from Lone Star Orthopaedics... 6/4/2012 10:03 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/aerobic exercise) - New South Wales, Australia "Online Order 6/2/2012 8:08 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/martial arts) - St. Louis, MO "Online Order 6/2/2012 11:20 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Philadelphia, PA "Online Order 6/2/2012 10:30 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Briarcliff Manor, NY "Order Online 6/2/2012 10:13 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/soccer) -  Nashotah, WI "Reorder Online 6/1/2012 1:57 PM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Full Line of X1 Blades for Turf Toe to Biloxi Ortho Group

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in Biloxi, MS is the latest orthopaedic clinic to inventory a full line of Clyde's X1 Turf Toe Blades prior to football season. They have also decided to inventory a full line of X1 Blade shoe stiffners to treat mid-foot injuries and X1 Blade Poppers to treat bunion pain.
"I am very excited to have the X1 Blades in inventory so we can treat our athletes foot injuries quickly." said Richard Daniels, ATC of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Forefoot Pain / Neuroma Pain Relief

Hello Clyde, I received the X1 Blade for neuroma pain on Saturday. I put it in my tennis shoes and have been trying to wear those shoes as much as possible. Kind of hard when I have to dress up for work. I feel a little pressure when exercising in the shoes but nothing like I used to. When I take them off I do not have any pain in my foot. No swelling today in the foot. By this time of the day I usually get swelling on the dorsal of my foot. I will keep you posted. Thanks again. If you design one for dress shoes, I will be happy to be your research subject. Hope all is well. Trudy

Toe Joint Pain/Hallux Rigidus Relief

I had surgery in January 2009 to remove a bone spur on my left big toe. The doc said that this type of injury can stem from turf toe. I had turf toe in high school (10 years ago) and never got it treated. I began running longer distances (1 marathon, 2 halfs, 3rd in november) 2.5 years ago and started having issues last year with pain. I have the beginning of arthritis in the big toe joint.

I was contemplating a joint replacement but felt that this was too much too soon and just opted for the bone spur removal. I wasn't convinced that was going to work and felt it might prevent me even more from running. It took a while for me to get back into it as I didn't fully recover from the surgery for at least 3-4 months (doc said 1-2). He gave me a carbon fiber plate to put in my shoe but it definitely was not good for running as it stiffened the entire shoe and made running uncomfortable.

Luckily I found a different plate that is more flexible throughout but still stiff where you need it (beneath the big toe). It is called the X1-Blade made by indiana brace ( for help with turf toe. I found this extremely helpful in getting back into running. I read testimonials and talked to the guy who makes them. I recommend this before any other surgery and wish I knew about this 10 years ago.

Best of luck.

Mike, 28

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Clyde's X1 Blade for Neuroma Pain

A new super thin and super light all composite shoe insert designed by Clyde Peach, CO  to alleviate the burning sensation in the forefoot caused by swelling in the  metatarsal phalangeal joints (Morton's neuroma). The specifications of the insert are: .060" pressure relieving area under web space 3 and 4,  density of device .040", weight of device .070 oz, all shoe sizes available. For more information contact Clyde Peach at

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Contact Name: Olin B. Phone: 205-XXX-XXXX Email Address: Comments or Questions: I bought three of the lightest X1 blades and they have worked well, but some of my shoes have more flexible soles than others. Can the blades be retrofitted to a more rigid level? Thanks.
Clyde's Response - I would suggest you move up to my X1 Blade Shoe Stiffner - medium density.

Friday, June 22, 2012

X1 Blade with Reverse Morton's Extension - Ideal Applications

 A super light weight  (.07 oz.) and extremely thin (.04") energy storing orthotic with reverse Morton's extension. Created by Clyde Peach, CO (ABC Certified Orthotist - 1978) of Indiana Brace to treat patients with sesamoiditis or hallux limitus.

Ideal application

  Hallux Limitus - Clyde's X1's Blade with reverse Morton's extension reduces joint motion and off-loads the 1st ray reducing the jamming effect of functional hallux limitus. The X1 Blade's energy shell has multiple density zones so as  not to limit the entire foot, but adds an energy pop at toe off to help normalize assymetric gait.
  Sesamoiditis - Clyde's X1 Blade with reverse Morton's extension - the reverse Morton's extension off-loads the painful sesamoids while at the same time  stabilizing them. The X1 Blade's energy shell has multiple density zones so as not to limit the entire foot. The X1 Blade also adds an energy pop at toe off to help normalize assymetric gait.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bunion Pain Relief - Paula from Muncie Indiana

I acquired a pair of the inserts with the popper effect. I was having problems with my left great toe; I have an early bunion starting there and when I do yoga it makes it very difficult to do many of the positions that require you to be on your toes especially anything that puts you in extension at the great toe joint. So I started using the X1 Blade  Poppers and I can do it pain free. I can do lunges which I had given up because I wasn’t able to push off from that extension moment at the great toe and I’ve noticed if I wear them in my shoes either in clinic or doing work around my farm on rough ground there’s a lot less pain in my great toe at the end of the day. So I’ve been recommending the X1 Blade Poppers to some of my patients. 
Paula D. Henry, PT

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I need bunion pain relief! Beverly from Ft. Collins, CO

PA: 73 year old female  -Beverly  from Ft. Collins, Colorado
Diagnosis: Right Foot Bunion Pain
Size: Woman's size 5
Comments: This very nice lady called me from Fort Collins yesterday to explain that she had been diagnosed by a podiatrist with bunion pain, and that all the orthotics he wanted to sell her were far to expensive for someone on a fixed income. She said that while researching on the web for a helpful less expensive orthotic with her diagnosis she stumbled across my website. So she called to ask for my suggestion as to what type of X1 Blade that might be helpful.
Suggseted Solution: I suggested one of my X1 Blade Popper -XX Thin XX Light Insert for bunion pain. 
Dimensions - Woman's Size 5 - 23 cm length / .030' thick / .07 oz. ----- Price $49.99
Resolution: At 5:12 PM on June 18, 2012 Beverly from Ft. Collins ordered 1 Right X1 Blade Popper from the Indiana Brace Store priced at $49.99 plus $5.50 USPS shipping.

Hallux Rigidus Pain Relief - Flipped X1 Blades

    A physician called me last week from San Diego who has been using bilateral X1 Blades to treat his hallux rigidus. He said that his left X1 Blade wasn't working as well as it had when he first bought the pair 9 months earlier in controlling his hallux rigidus pain. I suggested - by text - that he take the right X1 Blade flip it over and put it in his left shoe and take the left X1 Blade and flip it over and put it in his right shoe.  I wrote that the effect would be to create a more rigid forefoot insert and that it would add more spring at toe off.    
    I also told him several X1 Blade customers were using "flipped" X1 Blades and liked them better that way.
   He called me that afternoon, "Wow, Clyde thanks for the text. Your a genius. I did what you suggested and my feet have never felt better. I love these flipped X1 Blades - my toe pain is gone again."

Monday, June 18, 2012

Turf Toe - Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment

Question from Ben? Clyde, I am interested in purchasing your X1 Blade to help relieve the pain in my diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon as turf toe. You only have full sizes - if I wear a half size should I order larger or smaller X1 Blade. I am a professional tennis player with turf toe what model should I order?
Answer - Order The Player model larger size - you can trim at heel with scissors for half sizing.  
Response - Thank you so much Clyde for such a quick response.  I will order a Player X1 Blade for my turf toe pain now! Ben

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rx for X1 Blade for Turf Toe Treatment in Kansas City

Received a call from an attorney in Kansas City who had just gotten a prescription from his orthopaedic surgeon for an X1 Blade as treatment for the turf toe pain he had been struggling with for 6 months. "Yeah, my doctor and Iboth found you online independently." he said over the phone. "He wrote a prescription for one of your X1 Blades for turf toe and told me to use it constantly for six to eight weeks?so the X1 Blade can help heal my turf toe." I I recommended the X1 Blade Player model for turf toe pain since he wants to resume playing tennis.

Turf Toe and Hallux Rigidus Inserts- Raising the Bar!

Two new X1 Blade products to treat turf toe and hallux rigidus were introduced today on the Indiana Brace website. The products are:
."The Runner X1 Blade" The Runner X1 Blade(average density .041" weight 1.2 oz. with average energy return Sweet-Spot) - Suggested use -  moderate activity - jogging, golf, tennis, back-packing - $89.95 ea.
"The Pro X1 Blade" has an added layer of Blue Shearban to reduce shear forces under the great toe (average density .060" weight 1.4 oz. with a maximum energy return Sweet-Spot) suggested use football, basketball, soccer, rugby) -  $99.95 ea.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

From Runner's World Forum


Anything to help turf toe problems? 


I have turf toe and I want to heal quicker, but since I have to walk so often I don't think it'll heal as quickly. Is there any shoe inserts that would help? The ones I use are just for cushion and they haven't made a difference.

You could try the X1 Blade shoe inserts:

I've also heard of people running in trail shoes that have a stiff "rock stop" plate in the forefoot. 

I have a similar problem, though it's in the first knuckle of the big toe instead of the MT joint. I can flex my toe up and down but I can't bend it. I find that a little padding under the MT joint works pretty well for me. Dr. Scholl's Molefoam padding is cheap and easy to use. I cut off a piece of molefoam about the size of two fingers and attach it to the under side of my sock liner, just about there the metal "blade" in the X1 orthotic is. Again,, something like that might work for you too, but it really depends on how bad your turf toe is. 

Turf Toe Treatment for Football

Contact Name: Pete S. Phone: 320-xxx-xxxx Email Address: Comments or Questions: Clyde, I recieved your voice message and returned as requested the broken X-1 Blade for turf toe for replacement. My tracking number states you recieved the broken turf toe brace on on May 29th. I am wondering when I can expect the new X1 Turf Toe Blade to arrive? My son needs it to alleviate his turf toe symptoms during his training session for football. Thanks again for the great product to treat my sons turf toe injury, Pete S. .....Answer: Dear Pete your son's size 29 left X1 Turf Toe Blade is shipping today. Glad to hear the X1 Blade turf toe version is helping alleviate your son's turf toe pain during his current training regimine. Clyde

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Severe Hallux Rigidus Uses Hiker X1 Blade - Q&A

Questions from S.R.: "Clyde, I wanted to get a second X1 Blade to have a backup. I have the Hiker model for my severe hallux rigidus. I couldn't figure out the difference between your new Reverse Morton's Extension model for hallux limitus and sesamoiditis and the regular Hiker model I am currently using. Is hallux rigidus more severe than hallux limitus?"....Clyde: "Yes,in many cases." S.R.: "OK,so I'm better off with the Hiker?" .....Clyde - "Is the Hiker model working for you?" S.R.: "Yes, if I place the Hiker model X1 Blade in my shoe first then place my "altered" orthotic on top. The alteration to the orthotic you ask? I cut-away the material from the orthotic that is directly under my big toe. It allows my big toe to have a little extra down angle. The modification has made a huge difference along with your X1 Blade. Much less pain and minimal swelling".....Clyde: "I think based on what you have told me that my new Reverse Morton's offset design will certainly help."S.R.: "OK, I'll order one and try it."

Hoosier Soccer Protective Facemask to Dublin, Ireland

I had a soccer player's father in Dublin, Ireland text me last week to see if he could get a Hoosier OTS facemask for his son who had broken his nose while playing in a recent soccer match. The dad wanted to make certain that he would be able receive the mask before June 9th. His next biggest match. I said yes, and recommended we use FedEx as the carrier. He agreed and placed the order Friday June 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST. The latest tracking information as of today (June 6, 2012 10:42 AM) from FedEx is that the Hoosier OTS soccer facemask will be delivered to his residence in Dublin, Ireland on June 7, 2012 before 12:00 PM. Not bad. Clyde

Hallux Rigidus Runner Wants Bilateral X1 Blades

Contact Name: Mark L. Phone: 804-xxx-xxxx Email Address: Comments or Questions: Hello, I'm intersted in ordering the "Hiker" model, for both left and right feet, in a size 10 but don't see that size as available on your website. Will it perhaps be available soon? I'm a marathon runner with Hallux Rigidus and am in dire need of these! Thanks, Mark L. ............. Answer Mark, The men's sizes are right next to the women's sizes on the order page. Clyde

Monday, June 4, 2012

Turf Toe with Cavus Arch - An X1 Blade Q&A

Question ----Contact Name: C.F. Phone: 970-xxx-xxxx Email Address: Comments or Questions: I think I have turf toe. I see your orthotics are flat. I have a high arch - do you have something for both conditions? ----- Clyde's answer - I recommend the X1 Blade with Reverse Morton's Extension in combination with DJO's Archrival shoe insert for cavus feet. Clyde
Contact Name: Fiona Phone: 0208 xxx xxxx Email Address: Comments or Questions: Hi there, I believe when I fell very badly, almost a year ago now, that I broke my 2nd toe of my left foot. It has slowly become more and more crooked/deformed. It started with the first joint becoming rigid. Now the 2nd joint is causing my toe to be almost bent in half! I cannot wear ANYTHING apart from a 2year old pair of soft, leather pumps. I had Morton's Neuroma operated on in 2008. I used to be a ballet dancer & was fit as a fiddle. Obviously, I couldn't exercise during the many years of pain, prior to my neurectomy. Now, I can get about, using my car, sadly, I can't walk at the speed I would like to; sometimes I have pain on walking [due to my ? badly broken toe]. I'd like to go the gym; if only to do half hour on the rowing machine [less impact on the feet]. I'm not sure if I should go to the gym, as I don't want to aggravate my toe. My first ortho. appt. is not till August [NHS!] but I'm seeking a private opinion, sooner. Would any of your insoles be of benefit to me? In winter boots, I still wear [and still need] the hospital-prescribed insoles, post-Morton's Neuroma excision. Thank you. I'm rather excited, as the testimonials I've read are very encouraging! I want to get back to the way I was, before the fall. I'm a Registered Nurse, working in several schools, so need to be very mobile. Regards, F. ------------- Clyde's response - I suggest an X1 Blade medium shoe stiffner with a pair of New Balance MW 928's.

Latest X1 Blade Orders with Diagnosis

The latest 2012 X1 Blade® shipped to: Cincinnati, OH "Called Clyde to Order...Referral from Lone Star Orthopaedics... 6/4/2012 10:03 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/aerobic exercise) - New South Wales, Australia "Online Order 6/2/2012 8:08 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/martial arts) - St. Louis, MO "Online Order 6/2/2012 11:20 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Philadelphia, PA "Online Order 6/2/2012 10:30 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Briarcliff Manor, NY "Order Online 6/2/2012 10:13 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/soccer)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

2012 Hoosier Basketball Facemasks

Friday May 31, 2012 Hoosier Facemask to: Brea, CA "Online Order 5/31/2012 9:56 PM" (Semi-Custom model/broken nose only/volleyball) - Sylvan Lake, Alberta Canada "Online Order 5/14/2012 5:35 PM" (OTS model/broken nose/mixed martial arts) - Sulphur, LA "Online Order 5/8/2012 8:50 AM" (OTS model/broken nose only/baseball) - Effingham, IL "Online Order 5/7/2012 1:51 PM" (Hoosier model/broken nose & orbit fx/ basketball) - Victoria, MN "Online Order 04/30/12 10:55 PM" (OTS model/broken nose only/baseball) - Side Lake, MN "Online Order 04/29/12 7:52 PM" (OTS model/broken nose only/baseball) - Gainesville, VA "Online Order 04/26/12 1:13PM" (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Indianola, IA "Online Order 2:14 AM EST" 4/24/12 (OTS model/broken nose only/basketball) - Valley Village, CA "online order" 4/16/12 (OTS model/broken nose only/basketball) - Bloomington, IN "Clyde to IU Sports Medicine for casting" 4/16/12 (Piston custom model/broken nose) - Covington, WA "online order" 4/15/12 (OTS model/broken nose/basketball) - Caldwell, ID "online order" 4/11/12 (OTS model/broken nose only) - Bloomington, IN 3/15/12 "Indiana University water polo" (Piston custom model/broken nose only) - LaPorte, IN "online order" 2/27/12 (broken nose only/basketball) - Alpharetta, GA "online order" 2/27/12 (broken nose & left orbit fx/basketball) - Hooker, OK "online order" 2/14/12 (broken nose/basketball) - Decorah, IA "online order" Luther College 2/8/12 (broken nose/basketball) - Liberal, KS "online order" 2/5/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Portage, WI "online order" 2/2/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Bethesda, MD "online order" 1/28/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Hardesty, OK "online order" 1/26/11(Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Bentonville, AR "online order" 1/25/11 (Hoosier model/orbit fx/basketball) - Montgomery, AL "online order" 1/23/12 (Hoosier model/brokennose/basketball) - Cabot, AR "online order" 1/21/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Franklin Park, NJ "online order" 1/19/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Paradise, CA "online order" 1/19/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Sherbrune, NY "online order" 1/19/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose/basketball) - Houston, TX "online order" 1/11/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose only/basketball) - Amhertsburg, Ontario "online order" 1/10/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose with orbit fracture/basketball) - Highland Heights, KY "online order" Northern Kentucky University 1/6/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose only/basketball) - McCordsville, IN "online order" 1/4/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose only/basketball) - Oak Hill, VA "online order" 1/3/12 (Hoosier model/broken nose only/basketball)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Turf Toe Pain - Ordered X1 Blade Pro for Relief

On 5/29/2012 Scott M. ordered one of Clyde's X1 Blade Pro for his turf toe injury. Scott plays softball in Spring Grove , IL.

Post- OP Hallux Limitus and Rigidus - X1 Blade User

Contact Name: Karen D. Phone: Email Address: KD@xxxxxxxxxComments or Questions: Hi Clyde, I've been using one of your X1 Blades for Hallus Limitus/Rigidus for the past 10 months or so. (I had surgery to remove bone spurs in November, but still have considerable arthritis in the joint. I've been using your light model in my shoes as I generally walk 3-5 miles a day. Do you think I should use a feather model to use when I'm not out walking my dogs or one the trail (i.e. in the office or running errands around town)? Or just still with the light? I just ordered a second light insert and thought I'd check with you before you mail it out. Thanks! Karen.........Answer - Yes, sure try the Feather model for everyday walking. The Feather is geared for about 2500 steps per day (normal ADL walking)and will last for about a year. If you don't get as much pain relief with the Feather model as you did with the Lite model send it back for an exchange. Clyde

Monday, May 28, 2012

Clyde's AcuStep Athhletic Foot Orthotics

Contact Name: Jacqui H. Phone: 317-xxx-xxxx Email Address: Comments or Questions: Clyde, I ordered my daughter Emily another pair of orthotics. Please let me know if I completed everything correctly. Thanks again for these great orthotics. My daughter's whole basketball career changed when she had the foot support she needed. Thanks, Jacqui H.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Turf Toe/X1 Blades Users as of May 26, 2012

Thank you for visiting! - It's Saturday May 26, 2012 I just set out to make the best turf toe insert in the world and 4243 of my X1 Blade's® are in use relieving turf toe and hallux rigidus pain The latest 2012 X1 Blade® shipped to: Emporia, KS "Online Order 5/25/2012 4:15 PM" (Feather model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Washington, DC "Online Order 5/25/2012 2:15 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - San Diego, CA "Online Order 5/25/2012 10:30 AM" (Pro model/turf toe/back packing) - Troy, MO "Online Order 5/24/12 12:11 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/running) - Hawarden, Flintshire United Kingdom "Online Order 5/24/12 10:31 AM" (Pro model/bilateral hallux limitus/tennis) - Aurora, CO "Online Order 5/22/2012 4:36 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/football) - Littleton, CO "Online Order 5/22/2012 3:02 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/golf) - Delta, British Columbia Canada "Online Order 5/22/2012 1:10 PM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/light running) - Indianapolis, IN "Called Clyde to Order 5/22/2012 11:06 AM" (Hiker model/turf toe/football) - Harrodsburg, KY "Called Clyde to Place Order 5/22/2012 10:00 AM" (Hiker model/turf toe/softball) - West Palm Beach, FL "Online Reorder 5/21/2012 7:00 PM" (Hiker model/hallux limitus/ADL) - Hereford, Herfordshire United Kingdom "Online Reorder 5/21/2012 8:17 AM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/golf) - Exeter, Ontario Canada "Online Order 5/18/2012 2:09 PM" (Hiker model/great toe arthritis/golf) - Kodiak Station, Alaska "Online Order 5/17/2012 5:08 PM" (Hiker model/turf toe/jogging) - Dearborn, MI "Online Reorder 5/16/2012 9:17 PM" (Pro model, Hiker model & Light model/hallux rigidus/physical activity) - Mexico City, Mexico "Online Reorder 5/15/2012 9:52 AM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Richmond, British Columbia Canada "Online Reorder 5/14/2012 7:58 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/hiking) - Moscow, Russian Federation "Online Order 5/14/2012 9:26 AM" (Light model/hallux valgus & bunion pain/walking) - Dearborn, MI "Online Order 5/11/2012 11:03 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Chicago, IL "Online Order 5/11/12 6:03 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/soccer) - Indianapolis, IN VA "Fax Order 5/11/2012 11:00 AM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Greencastle, IN "Clinic Order 5/11/2012 10:40" DePauw University (Hiker model/turf toe/track) - Beaconsfield, Victoria Australia "Order Online 5/11/12 12:56 AM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/football) - Fremont, CA "Order Online 5/10/2012 1:36 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/soccer) - London, United Kingdom "Reorder Online 5/9/2012 3:41 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/boxing) - Dover, NH "Online Order 5/9/2012 9:52 AM" (Light model/great toe arthritis/walking) - Oakland, CA "Online Order 5/8/2012 8:36 PM" (Hiker model/great toe arthritis/ADL) - Hereford, Herfordshire United Kingdom "Online Order 5/8/2012 2:05 PM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/golf) - Hamilton, Ontario Canada "Reorder Online 5/8/2012 9:48 AM" (Light model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Boston, MA "Reorder Online 5/8/2012 9:08 AM" (Light model/hallux rigidus/dress shoes) - Clinton, OK "Online Order 5/7/2012 7:42 PM" (Pro models/hallux rigidus/summer camp) - San Antonio, TX "Online Order 5/6/2012 10:08 PM" (Hiker model/turf toe/jogging) - Ft. Collins, CO "Online Order 5/6/2012 7:19 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/sports) - Akron, OH "Online Order 5/6/2012 1:42 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/running) - Arlington, MA "Online Order 5/6/2012 12:07 PM" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Haywards Heath, United Kingdom "Online Order 5/6/2012 9:01 AM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/running) - Mountaintop, PA "Online Order 5/5/12 9:27 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/running) - Yorktown Heights, NY "Online Order 5/5/12 1:14 PM" (Hiker model/sesimoiditis/hiking) - Litchfield, IL "Online Order 5/4/2012 1:30 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/softball) - McCook, NE "Reorder Online Order 5/3/2012 12:51 PM" High Plains Podiatry (Light Model/great toe pain/ADL) - Indianapolis, IN "Online Order 05/02/12 3:30 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/pole vault) - Santa Monica, CA "Online Order 05/01/12 11:30 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/jogging) - Carmichael, CA "Online Order 04/30/12 10:07 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/football) - Westminster, CO "Online Order 04/30/12 6:21 AM" (Hiker models/hallux limitus/ADL) - Cape Coral, FL "Online Order 04/28/12 6:27 PM" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/squash) - Beltsville, MD "Online Order 04/28/12 2:39 PM" (Pro model/turf toe/football) - Hamilton, Ontario Canada "Online Order 11:14 PM 4/27/12" (Light model/hallux rigidus/walking) - Alamo, CA "Online Order 4:53 PM 4/27/12" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Virginia Beach, VA "Online Reorder 11:53 AM 4/27/12" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/hiking) - Brooklyn, NY "Online Order 4:17PM 4/26/12" (Hiker model/turf toe/running) - Whitehall, PA "Online Order 11:09PM EST 4/25/12" (Pro model/hallux rigidus/running) - Tiburn, CA "Online Order 5:00PM EST 4/25/12" (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/walking) - Kingston, MA "online order 3:13PM EST" 4/23/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/walking) - Dallas, TX "online order 12:24PM EST" 4/23/12 (Pro model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Johnston, IA "online order" 4/22/12 (Pro model/turf toe/soccer) - West Palm Beach, FL "online order" 4/21/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - Matthews, NC "online order" 4/20/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/jogging) - Richmond, British Columbia "online order" 4/20/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/hiking) - Mexico City, Mexico "online order" 4/20/12 (Pro model/hallux rigidus/soccer) - Forest, VA "online order" 4/19/12 (Pro model/hallux limitus/hiking) - Hernando, MS "online order" 4/19/12 (Pro model/turf toe/softball) - Gainesville, TX "online order" 4/19/12 (Pro model/sesimoiditis/softball) - Simi Valley, CA "online order" 4/19/12 (Hiker model/turf toe/tap dance) - Roseland, NJ "online order" 4/18/12 (Hiker model/turf toe/golf) - Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom "online order" 4/17/12 (Hiker model/turf toe/walking) - Ft. Myers, FL "online order" 4/17/12 (Light model/hallux limitus/hiking) - Wilmington, NC "online order" 4/16/12 (Light model/sesimoiditis/walking) - Bridgeton, MO "online order" 4/15/12 (Pro model/sesimoiditis/tennis) - Bedford, MA "online order" 4/14/12 (Hiker model/hallux limitus/golf) - Crowborough, East Sussex, U.K. "online order" 4/13/12 (Light model/great toe arthritis/walking) - Falls Church, VA "online order" 4/11/12 (Pro model/turf toe/rugby) - Overland Park, KS "online order" 4/10/12 (Pro model/turf toe/basketball) - Bromley, Kent U.K. "online order" 4/10/12 (Pro model/turf toe/boxing) - Morristown, TN "online order" 4/10/12 (Hiker model/great toe pain/soccer) - Powell, TN "Reorder Online" 4/9/12 (Hiker model/sesimoiditis/running) - Boston, MA "Reorder Online" 4/9/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/tennis) - State College, PA "online order" 4/8/12 (Hiker model/turf toe/hiking) - Norwalk, CT "online order" 4/6/12 (Hiker model/turf toe/jogging) - Maylene, AL "online order" 4/5/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/ADL) - New York, NY "online order" 4/5/12 (Pro model/hallux rigidus/football) - Hendersonville, NC "online order" 4/4/12 (Pro model/hallux rigidus/cardio) - Indianapolis, IN "online order" 4/4/12 (Hiker model/turf toe/sprinting) - Eagleville, PA "online order" 4/3/12 (Hiker model/hallux rigidus/running) - Helena, MT "online order" 4/1/12 (Pro model/turf toe/football)

Hallux Rigidus

Contact Name: Jim B. Phone: 219-xxx-xxxx Email Address:internet Comments or Questions: A few years ago, my podiatrist diagnosed me with hallux rigidus (a result of turf toe twenty years ago), and prescribed orthotics.Since then, I have worn the orthotics, my toe has become more painful, and I have developed a Morton's neuroma on the the same foot (which I think is due to an altered gait resulting from my toe). I am a Fedex courier, so I'm on my feet moving all day. I'm writing to ask which of your products do you recommend. I am 6'4" and weigh 220. Please help a fellow Hoosier. Thanks, Jim......... Jim - I would recommend a pair of New Balance MW 928 Walker along with an X1 Blade Hiker model. See my previous blog from Tim in Florida.Clyde

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lisfranc Injury : Gymnast Courtnet Kupets

My Uncle Clyde Peach makes X1-Blade Popper through his company Indiana Brace ( and I recently started using one and I love it. I have a Lisfranc injury which makes it hard to push off my toes when I walk. The X1 Blade Popper has helped me to limp less and makes walking feel so much better. Thanks Uncle Clyde! Courtney

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clyde's X1 Blade Customer Comments

Hi Clyde: I received the first pair or what I already have. Thanks. I'm attaching some information that you probably already know but might still be interesting. Some misc comments: 1. I only have a problem with my left toe and right foot is thankfully normal. However it seems that in order to have an even gait that wearing same thing in both shoes makes sense. I don't know if I'm right here. What do you think? Have you ever had anyone do what I'm doing before? I'd really like to know as I don't want to mess up my feet in the long run. 2. Going thinner is definitely the right direction with your inserts. Because of the bunion on the top of my toe your insert can sometimes crowd the toe box and it is far to uncomfortable to wear with many shoes. It really depends on the shoe. 3. Regarding shoes I can not recommend highly enough for your clients the New balance MW 928 walker. It is the update to there very successful 927 which I also wear. I can walk pain free in these shoes. I put your insert in them for extra firmness. The other brand that is surprisingly comfortable and cheap are called Flip Flops. They are made in Britain and I can also walk without insert pain free in them. I wouldn't try to run but it does the trick as a casual. I hope this gets out to help others they have been a godsend to me. 4. Regarding reverse morton's extensions and the literature that I'm enclosing from Dr. Kirby in California it appears he is the leader amongst DPMs in the orthotics area. I don't know why but he is quite highly regarded. However, there is no literature or comparative research which shows that reverse Morton's work better for Functional Hallux Limitus or Structural Hallux Limitus. Indeed the criteria for defining the difference between the two conditions is confusing. I know because two DPMs called my case by both. The last DPM, Dr S.S., was the most credible and all the others seem to look up to him as a sage in the field of foot surgery. It seems agreed that for Hallux Rigidus a full Morton's extension is called for. In fact the article you sent me by the Rochester orthopod I believe just used a carbon plate to firm up the whole foot. Correct? Have you wondered what one of your inserts would be like if you just made the whole toe unit in the same firmness as the extension? It might be interesting because it would seem that you want an even consistent bending of the toes through the gait but maybe Morton figured that out. 5. The problem with your competition is that the products are far to rigid and thick to work for any length of time for most people in most shoes. This is IMO of course. There is no reason to have a rigid plate all the way through your foot where the need is specific to the toe. I do believe that the additional firmness that your inserts brings does help support things overall. The best studies done thus far aren't very good but they show that off the shelf inserts work just as well as the hyped up custom inserts and I'm in agreement. This works to your benefit of course. I'm still astounded that after seeing 4 very busy DPMs - 3 of which recommended Youngswick or variation osteotomies that Dr. S.S. debunked the whole procedure saying that Youngswick doesn't even do Youngswick procedure anymore. Wouldn't you think that there would be some general consensus? At least within a 70 mile radius amongst DPMs in South Florida? Looking forward to trying the reverse m. ext. Regards, Carl