Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Now You Can Truly Have The Perfect Fit. Your 2 Feet of Seattle Introduces The Somnio Running Shoe

Your 2 Feet, formerly Z-CoiL of Seattle, will be introducing Somnio, the Perfect Fit.

Finding the Perfect Fit

Beyond shoe size and pronation: How to truly customize a shoe

Somnio Running

Somnio is founded on the principle that running shoes should adapt to the individual runner and improve biomechanics. Every runner is different, and we believe that every pair of running shoes should be different, too, so building a platform can make that possible.
The Line Up Measuring Device is a patented fitting tool.
The biomechanic design is a result of a partnership with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. The runner stands barefoot upon the Line-Up, and you use the adjustable slides to easily determine:
which footbed fits the runner’s arch
which cushion is appropriate for their weight and running surface
which Varus Wedge inserts best align the foot and lower leg
Step 1: Line-Up Device

Standing barefoot alignment assessment:
The shoe fitter measures Arch height (Low, Normal, High)
Measuring the amount of Pronation (Neutral, Mild, Moderate, Significant) Supinators should be placed in the Runaissance model to encourage any pronation possible
Cushioning select based on body weight.
The runner does a single leg squat on the Line Up Measuring Device:
Fitter adjusts leveling of your feet on Line Up Device
Fitter finds your level of pronation to reach alignment (neutral-mild, moderate, significant pronation).
Runner places heel against heel cup in most comfortable fit, This allows the inherent tibial torsion of the lower leg (degree varies between people) to place the foot naturally vs. forcing the foot straight forward and imposing an internal rotation of the knee/femur.
Fitter lines up laser on middle of patella.
You, the runner, perform a single leg squat (1/3 knee bend) while person looks straight forward so as not to influence alignment results.
You perform a few repetitions of the squat so the fitter can assess typical running patterns.
Step 2: Adjust Varus
The fitter will adjust the Varus using our patented Line-Up device.
The fitter will adjust the balance of the Line Up Device to optimize the alignment of the laser tracking on your patella.
Step 3: Use Arch Ball

In this step we will select your ideal arch height based on:
General visual assessment of arch height (Low, Normal, High).
Historical tolerance of arch support (this is determined during your initial questioning).
Right and left can be different.
Step 4: Select Components

We will use the Durometer Gauge, your general weight and the Varus setting to select your correct inserts.
Durometer will initially be based on body weight or injury needs and then be adjusted to accommodate for the intangible “feel” that you are seeking.
Firmer durometer in the forefoot can assist in pronation control.
Individuals that “catapult” from outer heel to excessive pronation may benefit from 45-55 durometer in the heel to slow the speed of transition.
Step 5: Shoe Trial

Place the Functionally Engineered Adaptable Tricomponent [FEAT] System into the shoe.

Shoe Trial

We will use our skills to make specific adjustments to get the best shoe fit. Then we will make any necessary adjustments based on how the shoe actually fits and feels.

Our first priority is addressing any alignment needs with appropriate canting changes.
We will modify the durometer of the inserts to provide a good balance between comfort/feel and injury needs.
Arch Height: This is typically a straight forward decision

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