Are you looking for gear that can help you run faster and jump higher? Then VK insoles by VKTRY might be the perfect product for you.
What makes VKs different from a typical insole is the layer of aerospace carbon fiber that runs from heel to toe on the underside of the sole. This material is engineered to return ground force at a much higher rate than a typical insole, resulting in more explosive athletic movements.
The research available on VKTRY's website is impressive. The company sent pairs of their insoles to a third-party testing facility in Florida that uses laser-activated digital measuring. The testing involved 34 athletes ranging from high school to pro. On average, the VK insoles led to a .12-second improvement in the 40-Yard Dash, a .17-second improvement in an agility test and a 4-inch improvement in the Broad Jump. A second study conducted at the University of Connecticut on 20 varsity athletes found that VK insoles led to an average 1.6-inch improvement in the Vertical Jump.
In addition to promoting performance gains, the VK design could protect against injuries such as Lisfranc injuries, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and turf toe. Gary Vitti, who served as the head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Lakers for 32 years, believes in VK's injury-preventing capabilities. He said, "The VK is the best combination of shock absorption and stability that I have ever seen. I have worn a lot of custom orthotics and none have felt as good as VKs."
Other testimonials on the company's website come from the likes of Jack Marucci, Director of Athletic Training at LSU, and Ryan Reynolds, assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.