Support Plus was founded in 1972 by Eloise and Ed Janos. Ed, while working for the Kendall company (creators of the Bauer & Black brand), saw the need for a convenient and economical way for people to get the medical support hosiery they need. At the time, most support hose could be found at the local drugstore; this was quickly changing, however, as drugstores were moving away from the small mom-and-pop variety and becoming the large chains we have now. The chain drugstores were cutting back on their inventories and support hosiery was one of the first casualties. Today, you may be able to find a style or two at your local drugstore, but you will probably not find the exact product you need, that's where we come in.