Copper Step is an insole sold by Telebrands that they tout as being infused with copper and so comfortable it’s like walking on a cloud. They add Copper Sole has massage nodes, are lightweight and flexible, and are breathable so they won’t get too stinky. 

How Copper Step Works

Copper Step looks like a standard rubber insole, albeit with 5 discs of copper clustered around the arch and some raised divots they say massage your feet all day. They promise that the minute you put Copper Step insoles in and on you will have a spring in your step again that lasts all day.

Copper Step states that the ventilated foot bed will keep you cool and comfortable and the graduated arch support is perfect for even flat shoes. If you wear Copper Step, they insist you will have relief from sore feet or ankles or throbbing legs.

Copper Step Cost:

$20.98, listed as $12.99 plus $7.99 S&H. During the order process, you can add another Copper Step for $7.99 more in fees.

Telebrands has the same so-called “100% Satisfaction Guarantee” for their products. Basically, this means you can get a refund of your money within 30 days, minus any fees, but you must include a written, detailed explanation as to why you don’t like Copper Step or they could refuse your request. (Yes, it’s just like being in school again!)

Bottom Line: Is Copper Step a Good Idea?

Almost every time we see the word “copper” in a product’s name, we have to shake our heads. Let us cut to the chase: The addition of copper to any type of product, be it an elbow sleeve, back brace, wrist wrap, socks, pajamas or foot insole like Copper Step has no proven added benefit to the product!

Why the copper then? Here’s our theory: copper is one of life’s building blocks and it has indeed been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used to wear copper rings and bracelets because it was thought to cure arthritis; in the 1970s the fad caught on again and has essentially never left. 

A recent study of the effects of wearing copper to help with rheumatoid arthritis showed no added benefit. Likewise, wearing it to help with foot pain or to enhance athletic performance has no scientific support either.

Still, the association with the word “copper” and “healing” is strong and that’s why it’s included in so many products as a marketing gimmick. 

Now that you know more about copper, Copper Step appears to be no different than any other shoe insert. Telebrands also has a bad reputation with the BBB who gives them an F rating, due to over 1500 complaints in the last 3 years.

Let us know what you think of Copper Step below!