February 19th, 2013
"Using a model of the plantar fascia of the foot, we measured how much strain could be reduced by wearing an orthotic device. We learned that a custom orthotic, which can cost upwards of $450, isn't the only preventative measure for plantar fasciitis. An over-the-counter device like SOLE – which is what we used – is also very effective at reducing stress and strain in the foot" - Dr. Ferber, University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic
December 9th, 2011
On Tuesday we attended the opening of run3D, the UK's first 3D motion analysis clinic for runners. Olympic & SOLE athlete, Jo Pavey was the guest of honour and the first to experience the cutting edge technology, which uses infrared cameras to create a 3D model of your running style. Jo had suffered two bouts of stress fractures in her foot, before discovering SOLE footbeds, which have helped her both recover and achieve her Olympic-qualifying time for the 2012 London Olympics.
June 17th, 2011
The thought of straining your Achilles tendon can cause even the strongest runners to cringe. It's not an injury I would wish upon anyone. Read on to find some exercises, courtesy of The Running Injury Clinic, that you can use to strengthen your Achilles and avoid ailments like Achilles tendinitis.
June 13th, 2011
Have you ever been out for a run and felt a sharp, stabbing pain in your shins? Those, my friends, are shin splints. SOLE has been working closely with Dr. Reed Ferber at the University of Calgary and the Running Injury Clinic. We're happy to provide you with some of Dr. Ferber's exercises to help combat shin splints.
June 9th, 2011
If you're a serious runner, you've probably been in this situation:
The race has just ended. You've grabbed your last paper-cup full of Gatorade. You're waiting in line at the gear check praying that the line moves just a little faster so that you can get out of your running shoes, and into something, really anything else.
March 10th, 2011
We are delighted to announce that SOLE Sport Slides, Casual Flips, Casual Softec Footbeds and the Exhale were granted the prestigious American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance. They join many of our other products, which had already been accepted by the APMA. Each year the APMA awards its Seal of Acceptance to a select group of products in its quest to promote valuable foot and ankle health. We are honoured to be recognized for our commitment to better foot health and quality of care.
December 9th, 2010
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is considered the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Recently, the APMA recognized products that can specifically help runners’ feet stay comfortable before, during, and after a run. These products were awarded the Seal of Acceptance and SOLE was pleased to learn that the Thin Sport and Signature DK Response footbeds made the runner-specific list! Visit the APMA Runner's Resource page for a full list of recipients and information on how to help keep your feet injury-free.
July 21st, 2009
"Though convenience and trendiness most often replace healthy, new types of flip-flops may provide the comfort that the body actually supports.
Justin Shroyer, graduate student in kinesiology, along with a research team in the biomechanics laboratory conducted a study on the effects flip-flops might have on the body.
Shroyer said SOLE and Chacos support more of the foot and arch. He said he prefers the SOLE brand and even owns a pair.
According to their Web sites, SOLE flip-flops have a cushioned arch to give the support the foot needs. Chacos are structured to control the inner movement of the foot to help prevent pain or harm to the body as well."