Most after-market insoles will provide improved support, stability and shock absorption, as compared to the factory insoles that come with the shoes. Many insoles claim to be able to help athletes recover from nagging injuries like Plantar Fasciitis due to extra support in the arch to relieve pressure on the inflamed fascia. Because the severity of injuries can vary, it’s always a good idea to consult with your physician when treating an injury – even with something that seems simple – like wearing insoles.
In 2017, VKTRY conducted field research at 4 major universities. A total of 263 D1 football players wore VKTRY Insoles for a full season of practices and games after which, the school’s athletic training staffs provided the results. The study found that athletes at these programs experienced 41% less foot/toe injuries and 22% less lower leg injuries (knee/ankle/foot) as compared to the 3 years history for the teams.
In 2020, the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut conducted a Ph-led, independent study of VKTRY Insoles for 6 months. They found that VKs significantly improved stability and shock absorption for athletes. This research explains why the field research in 2017 resulted in injury reduction – and how VKs can be helpful in treating injuries like shin splints, turf toe, stress fractures, Achilles Tendinitis, knee/ankle injuries and Plantar Fasciitis. Harvard Mass General also completed a study of VKTRY Insoles in 2021 stating that VKs significantly improved patients who were suffering from arthritis in the foot/toes.
When you consider the design of VKTRY Insoles compared to most standard insoles, the research findings should come as no surprise. VKTRY is the only insole that provides full length, heel-to-toe support and stability due to the full-length carbon fiber base. And when most insole brands claim “shock absorption”, they are really only referring to the compression of the foam. With VKTRY, the carbon fiber baseplate deflects when an athletes lands, helping to decelerate the athlete and significantly reduce the force and load on the joints – like landing on a diving board or trampoline. Athletes wearing VKTRY Insoles have the immediate ability to jump higher and land softer.