STAND+ Launches the First Energy-Dispersive Workplace Safety Shoes Built for Standing

Formerly Gales®, footwear company pioneered the first-ever HSA/FSA-eligible non-slip shoes, has seen 122% quarter-over-quarter direct sales growth in Q1 2024, and recently secured new funding from prominent angel investors and venture capitalists

(EZ Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- STAND+ (formerly Gales®), a rapidly expanding footwear enterprise dedicated to pioneering advancements in workplace safety and comfort, proudly introduces its latest line of energy-dispersive, non-slip shoes. Designed to reduce workplace accidents and mitigate the pain and fatigue associated with prolonged standing, STAND+ shoes mark a significant milestone in the evolution of occupational safety and comfort.

STAND+ energy-dispersive, slip-resistant footwear is engineered to reduce workplace slip-and-fall accidents and alleviate pain and fatigue on feet/joints during long shifts. STAND+ emerged when its founder and CEO Rob Gregg noticed a spotlight on workers’ mental health and fatigue, but a relative neglect of physical burnout tied to inadequate footwear. Thereafter, STAND+ became the first-ever HSA/FSA-eligible non-slip shoes. In Q1 2024, the company experienced an extraordinary 122% quarter-over-quarter direct sales growth and recently secured new funding from prominent angel investors and venture capitalists to bolster its trajectory of innovation and growth.

Gregg commented, "While high-energy return athletic shoes excel in enhancing vertical jumps and running speeds, they inadvertently increase pressure on knees, backs, and joints during extended periods standing. STAND+ was conceptualized to counteract this effect by instead doing the opposite—dispersing energy, similar to the effect of workspace standing mats."

Initially conceived for healthcare settings, STAND+ is now broadening its customer base to encompass food services, hospitality, and industrial sectors. With breathable designs and ASTM F2913 oil-slip-resistant soles, STAND+ shoes offer unparalleled comfort and safety across diverse work environments. By prioritizing comfort and functionality, STAND+ anticipates increased adoption of safety footwear in workplaces, resulting in substantial cost savings for businesses by reducing slip-and-fall related workers’ compensation claims, which average between $15,000 to $50,000 per occurrence.

In addition to the new product launch, STAND+ celebrates the successful conclusion of a new funding round, securing over $2 million to fuel its growth and expansion endeavors. The funding round attracted participation from both existing stakeholders and new investors, including Cake VC, Women's Equity Lab, Midnight Venture Partners, Cosmic VP, Nik Sharma of Sharma Brands, Community Acces Fund, and

STAND+ remains steadfast in its commitment to revolutionizing workplace safety and comfort. With an unwavering focus on delivering unparalleled value to its customers and partners, STAND+ is poised to redefine industry standards for years to come.

For more information about STAND+ and its innovative safety footwear, please visit

About STAND+ (formerly Gales®)

STAND+ is a leading footwear company dedicated to revolutionizing workplace safety and comfort through slip-resistant, energy-dispersive footwear technology. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for innovation, STAND+ strives to empower workers across various industries to perform at their best while staying safe and comfortable on the job. For more information, visit

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