Techfeet Custom Cycling Orthotics
WHY USE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS IN YOUR CYCLING SHOES?
When you cycle all your force and power is transferred through a relatively small and unstable area of your foot, the fore foot. If you have an instability in your foot such as overprotation or supination your foot will collapse inward or outwards during pedalling, wasting energy and causing misalignment in the lower body. This misalignment can lead to knee issues such as patallae mal-tracking, along with a loss in performance.
A custom cycling orthotic will stabilise your foot, keeping your lower leg in correct alignment, reducing the chance of injury whilst allowing you to transmit greater power from your foot to your bike.
Whichever discipline you enjoy you'll notice the performance and comfort increase a custom cycling orthotic gives.
We offer a four stage fitting process to help ensure that perfect fit.
Stage 1: Biomechanical Analysis
We analyse your gait and biomechanics, through evaluation of your feet and lower body movement. We then evaluate and identify movement patterns which enables us to identify likely problems that may lead to recurring injuries, discomfort and inhibited performance.
Stage 2: Computer Aided Foot Scan
We take static and dynamic foot scans that create a 3D computerised image of your feet. Then we examine and analyse the forces placed through your feet to help you choose the correct footwear and manufacture custom orthotics needed for increased support.
Stage 3: Custom Sports Orthotics
We take a custom moulding of each foot, made using silicon vacuum technology. A TechFeet technician then manufactures custom orthotics specific to your needs whilst you wait. We manufacture a wide range of unique orthotics for most sports from flexible running ones to rigid skiing orthotics all of which cushion impact, stabilise, guide your feet and evenly distributing pressure.
Stage 4: The Correct Footwear
We have an wide range of footwear for several sports in store. Our highly trained technicians will use all the information gathered above to select the right footwear for you depending on your sport, participation level, foot shape, foot type and biomechanical movement. If you already have your own footwear we can assess those and can manufacture and fit a custom orthotic to these as well. If fitting to preexisting footwear we recommend that you have done less than 50 miles in them.
All custom orthotics are manufactured in store by one of our highly trained staff. The analysis and manufacture of a custom orthotic takes around 1 hour and is a while you wait service.
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All custom sports orthotics services are by appointment, please ring 01446 775 778, or click here to book an appointment.