Footwear developments against injuries

It is always an unpleasant moment when your feet or leg muscles hurt after a walk, a run or a trip to the supermarket. They will be with you for a while, because injuries don’t just go away. But did you know that they can often be prevented with an improved shoe design? Van den Breekel Schoenen therefore conducts research together with movement scientists into developments that make shoes more comfortable.

For every foot type

Many injuries are caused by a cramped walking posture, an uncomfortably tight shoe or an outdated sole that does not spring back properly. Especially if you run in older shoes, you are at risk. When you run on the wrong shoes, or footwear is not adapted enough to your body, problems arise as well. At Van den Breekel Schoenen, we already offer prophylactic shoes for every foot type. With these comfort shoes your feet get optimal support. These shoes are a godsend for people with sensitive feet, rheumatism or diabetes and runners.

Comfortable running

When you run regularly, your shoes can quickly become uncomfortable. This often means that the shoe is not the right size, or that they do not support your running rhythm enough. If you do not take this into account, there is a good chance that sooner or later you will incur an injury. Because we customize everything at Van den Breekel Schoenen, we can do something about this. For example, we pay attention to propulsion, the way in which you as a runner are ‘driven’ when you walk or run a distance. By choosing certain materials or shapes in the shoe, you can make this more difficult or easier. For example, our designers can adjust the shape of the running sole.

Developing with scientists

We develop these techniques further in cooperation with various specialists such as movement scientists, podiatrists and orthopaedists. For example, we are investigating whether the well-known safety shoe, which is used in various workplaces, can be made more comfortable. They are made of sturdy material because they have to protect the feet during work. As a result, they are often less comfortable than other shoes, even though they are worn for hours every day. By cleverly using different cushioning, springy and supportive materials, the wearer’s comfort is greatly improved. We also use the latest sustainable knitted (flyknit) textiles, so that the appearance of the safety shoe leaves nothing to be desired.

Innovative shoe developments

Using the latest techniques and developments, we at Van den Breekel Schoenen always look for the design that best suits your customers. Our goal is to produce shoes that suit your customers. If that solution is also possible in a sustainable way, we will produce it for you. Are you also curious about our shoe innovations? Then contact the professionals at Van den Breekel Schoenen and discover together what innovations are possible for your shoe collection!