WHY WEAR FITNESS SHOES?
Studies carried out at our Sportslab have shown that fitness and other sports involve a whole host of different movements. Movements like twists, repeated jumps, squats, lunges, etc. Our shoes are designed to help you perform these movements without risking an injury. Wearing suitable shoes reduces the risk of injury by 20% when compared with people who wear running shoes.
DROP: height difference between the front and back of your foot
All of our fitness shoes have a 4mm drop. This 4 mm drop means that you feel closer to your natural foot position (barefoot = no drop). It's important to bear in mind that, if you're used to wearing shoes with too much drop, such as high heels, it will take some time to get used to your new shoes.
Why is it important?
Studies have shown that we need 1.7 times more flexion and extension for fitness activities than for running. The ankle's movement also varies depending on the kind of fitness or running you do. These studies have proven that fitness shoes need to be able to pivot in a very different way to running shoes. That's why we've created multi-directional shoes specifically for fitness.
Why is it important? Good forefoot support - a must for fitness - helps you stay balanced when you go to change direction.
Why is it important?
The foot's main impact with the floor for fitness activities is at the front of the foot, whereas for running the impact is at the heel.
We design our shoes with optimal cushioning at the front to support your body during repeated impacts, while also stabilising your supporting leg for stringing movements together more smoothly.
How do we prove it? Product test
In our labs, our researchers analyse movements using sensors that precisely measure the human body's reactions. But because there's nothing like trying things out in real life, we also test all of our fitness products in the gyms where they will actually be used.
These tests enable us to offer high-tech products to everyone at a great price, with the sole objective of helping you enjoy your fitness activities in the best possible conditions.
A three-part sole
An outsole made with rubber for grip, a KalensoleⓇ EVA foam midsole for cushioning, and an insole combining PebaxⓇ thermoplastic elastomer and a polyurethane layer for propulsion all to give you a shoe with perfect rebound.
The bonus is no marks on the floor.
Our sole has been designed to leave no marks on the floor.
Can you run on a treadmill wearing fitness shoes?
Our fitness shoes have been specially designed for cardio fitness. They are also suitable for limited running on a treadmill.If you want to warm up/cool down before/after a session on a treadmill, these shoes are just what you need.
However, if you plan to only run on a treadmill or outside, you should choose a pair of shoes designed for running to avoid injury.
Fitness shoes, are they exclusively for indoor use?
Cardio fitness is mainly done in gyms and/or at home. Our shoes have been designed for indoor use.
Rubber is specially suited for indoor use as it is softer. Wearing these shoes outdoors on tarmac will cause them to wear out more quickly. The grip of our soles is tested based on the floors used in gyms or in the home, and rubber is designed to be more grippy when used in these places.