How to Use the FlopStop

To avoid any pressure on your heel and to work your FlopStop in, it’s best to remove it when it’s not needed, so you can get used to it.  Also, if the hooks rub the top of your foot at all, simply turn the hook up and away from your foot.

When you try on the FlopStop, make sure it’s fairly tight in order to get the lift you need.  Try moving the hooks up or down the laces to adjust tension or you could try crisscrossing.

If it’s too short, try stretching the bungee cord with your foot, the more you stretch it, the longer it gets. Simply hold onto both hook ends, while seated and push your foot on the padding.

If it’s too long, simply tie a knot or 2 in the bungee cord until you reach desired length.

You would be surprised what a little adjustment can do.

We’ll still give you a full refund if there are knots in the cord.  We encourage it!

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My husband and I invented the FlopStop out of sheer necessity. We travel quite a bit and he was only able to walk for short distances and had trouble navigating stairs. We tried everything on the market and found that nothing suited him, our lifestyle or our pocket book.   Also, a huge pain going through security at the airport. So we just kept trying different things, until we found one that worked!


Not only did his invention of The FlopStop put all those nagging questions to bed, but it solved a long list of other problems found with traditional AFO braces. Gone were the hot sweaty lower legs and ankles, as well as the general discomfort experienced from wearing a hard plastic brace for periods longer than an hour. Walking comfortably in crowds, wearing shorts instead of long pants in the summer, and sandals without socks were now all finally back on the table.

The FlopStop was intended to be a personal solution for what was always an uncomfortable, unavoidable topic thanks to bulky AFO bracing. After developing, testing and refining The FlopStop for personal use over the course of a few very busy years full of travel, it became evident that this was a product millions of drop foot sufferers could benefit from.

The original FlopStop prototype stood up to the rigors of uneven boardwalk strolls along Venice Beach, California, rolling paths down to the shores of Okanagan Lake, BC, crowded Vancouver city sidewalks and countless airports. It passed the test with no distressing falls and more importantly, not one question of “What happened to your foot?” ever being asked.

Isn’t it time you welcomed back the summer?