Our lower limbs, ie. our legs and feet, allow us to move over any type of terrain and with varying degrees of effort.
Running is a cyclical movement involving between 500 and 1250 strides per km, which represents 50-80 strides per minute.
When the heel hits the ground, the impact, lasting only a few milliseconds, can add up to 3-5 times our body weight. When running downhill, the impact increases to 7-10 times our weight.
Grab a calculator to see the kind of impact your running has on your shoes and feet: you’ll be surprised to see the amount of work your foot is subjected to.
Running shoes: shoes are the most vital piece of equipment a runner can own. They are key to ensuring proper impact when your foot hits the ground. Running shoes have a wide range of functions: they cushion the impact, guide the foot, and propel our body forward during training and competitions.
In the running industry, shoes are produced on an industrial scale according to the expert knowledge and specifications of each manufacturer. Each model is designed to fit with a particular morphology of the plantar surface, running practice and type of terrain.
However, even the same person’s two feet are distinct in a variety of ways, including in terms of its form (morphotype), volume, muscle tone and mechanical function.
At TOTAL FEET, the running insoleis not created simply to replace the existing lining of your running shoe. It is entirely custom-made out of basic materials, cut up and assembled under vacuum pressure using thermo-welding techniques and shaped according to an orthopedic assessment before it is even inserted into the shoe. The aim is to:
Increase comfort by molding the insole to the shape of your plantar surface
Enhance the various mechanical functions of the shoe: ensuring that your foot is better guided at the different stages of impact in a single stride
Optimize dynamic support, particularly during the propulsive phase of the stride
You can use these insoles in any pair of running shoes and they last up to two years.