Insoles Testimonial from Michael Bentley, A Bio-Mechanics Expert
The Bentley3 staff had the pleasure of getting fit for the new and improved ALINE Insoles by one of the ALINE representatives. We have been working with ALINE since early 2000 and were very excited to see the new design (see picture above), as well as get fit for new insoles. Whenever you need new clubs, more strength, or help dealing with first tee jitters, it is always best to get screened by an expert. The ankle, knee, or hip pain you may be experiencing could be because your joints are out of alignment, starting down at your feet. If your feet are excessively pronating or supinating, your capacity for power instantly diminishes. Look at the before and after picture above of my wife, Marni. The before picture on the left tells us that her left foot is excessively pronating, as her foot and ankle are grinding up against the the inside bar. The after picture on the right shows us that simply by introducing an ALINE insole her foot became neutrally aligned again. If she wears this ALINE insole everyday, her foot will slowly become neutrally aligned; another success story for ALINE. A stable foot is a neutral foot. ALINE’s laser fitting system informs us whether your foot is neutral aligned or not. If it is not, supporting clips can be placed on the bottom of the sole. ALINE has reported that its athletes, who range from PGA Tour golfers to X-Gamers, have altered their foot structures completely back to neutral, simply by wearing their insoles everyday over the course of 6 months to a year. That’s game and life changing. No pain, and back to normal.
Barefoot or Running Shoes, Which is Better?
Running barefoot is the new rage. When we run or train barefoot, we get instant information from the ground back to our brain. If running or walking mechanics are off, we feel it instantly and can make quick, subtle corrections. Running barefoot is a great biofeedback tool, but since your foot is very exposed to the environment, cuts and bruises are inevitable. Running barefoot on pavement, something your feet were not designed for, also often destroys long distance runners foot structures over time. In a traditional running or golf shoe however, our feet often sit on a pillow of ignorance. Our foot ankle, and knee alignment could be out of whack, or functionally misaligned, but we never realize that they are until we end up with a debilitating injury, something that could have easily been prevented if we had been screened by an ALINE expert. In either case, with a shoe or shoeless, both have their advantages and disadvantages.
The new ALINE insoles are the best of both worlds.