Via www.aline.com, “Luckily there is now a perfect middle ground between going barefoot and wearing unhealthy, performance-robbing, footwear: ALINE’s patented BFAST technology. ALINE’s BFAST design places the foot into a barefoot position inside your shoes; ALINEs raise the heel slightly to shift weight to your forefoot, as if you aren’t wearing flat shoes. And, through its patented suspension zones, ALINE allows key bones in the foot to move properly…as they do when you walk barefoot. In other words, ALINE’s BFAST technology creates a natural interface within your footwear… regardless of sport or activity. This “Barefoot in Shoes™” position puts the foot in control of the footwear and the body. ALINEs enable the foot’s arches to naturally reshape, allowing the foot, ankle and knee to align. A properly aligned foot and leg reduces injuries and improves your performance. That’s why you owe it to yourself to find out what ALINE can do for you!”
“The thing I love most about ALINE’s is the insole suspension system, which enables golfers the opportunity for maximum power transfer in every shot. It is as if you have a mini trampoline in each of your shoes. The harder you press against the skin of a trampoline, the higher you will jump. The same is true in golf; the greater the magnitude of your ground force vector, the more power will be unleashed into the ball via the club head at impact. Educating your feet is your first assignment in creating maximum velocity of the club head at impact.”
Regardless of physical activity, power emerges from the ground up. If your feet aren’t positioned in an anatomically neutral position, you’re diminishing your potential for power, before you even begin to swing the club. You can’t push firmly against the ground if your feet are positioned at a crooked angle. Neutral feet are requirements for obtaining maximum velocity.
We like fitting our runners and golfers in ALINE insoles to eliminate any current or future injury, but also to promote joint alignment. When joints are aligned, it becomes infinitely easier to create and retain efficient power, while avoiding injury.
ALINE insoles have energized the swings of PGA Tour professionals such as Retief Goosen, Kevin Na, Bo Van Pelt, Rory Sabbatini, DJ Trahan and many more. ALINE is also used by World Long Drive Champions, Players on the Champions Tour, Futures Tour, NCAA Division 1 collegiate athletes.
Article by Michael Bentley – Biomechanics Expert