Padraig Harrington is a three-time Major Winner and has been playing on Tour for 24 years now. The Europe 2021 Ryder Cup Captain is still contending at age 49 after a recent T4 at the PGA Championship, won by fellow ageless wonder Phil Mickelson. How has Harrington stayed in the game with all this young talent coming up every year? He has always stayed very fit, worked hard on new training techniques, and is always searching for the best gear.
We all know how we can feel the day after walking 18 holes, let alone 72 holes every single week. Improper support under your feet can lead to soreness of the back, lower body and feet. “I was suffering from pain in my legs and feeling a lot of tiredness after a round of golf. That went completely away since I started wearing VKTRY Insoles,” said Padraig. VKTRY Insoles provide support of the heel and arch, plus energy return with every step as the carbon fiber base plate gives back what you put into it.
Since finding relief with VKTRY, Padraig has become a brand ambassador and is spreading the word on Tour, hoping to help others see the benefits of a carbon fiber insole in golf. “We did a little experiment when we were in the desert out in Dubai. My caddy was carrying the bag, and it really hits you hard on the sandy golf course, especially your legs and lower limbs. So after the first three days, he was really feeling it, so I say ‘why don’t you try these insoles in your trainers the next day?’ and so he did. He had NO pain that round. No fatigue, it was IMMENSELY better.”
The benefits Padraig sees from his VKs are nothing new for someone trying the insoles for the first time. VKs are backed by 10 years of R&D and worn by tens of thousands of athletes around the world. Here are the top reasons why the world’s top golfers love VKTRY Insoles:
Clinically proven injury protection & recovery
Test subjects in a clinical study performed by the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut reported a lower rate of fatigue while wearing VKTRY Insoles. In addition, the study found that wearing VKTRY Insoles resulted in less joint load on the lower extremities and improved common injuries such as plantar fasciitis and shin splints. “My ankle and knee soreness went away almost instantly when I started wearing VKTRY Insoles,” stated Padraig.
The Ryder Cup Captain will be on his feet all day again in Whistling Straights, and anyone spending eight-plus hours on their feet in a day will enjoy the feeling of fresher legs after a long day.
More speed = More distance
VKTRY’s patented carbon fiber technology has been proven by 3rd party, PhD-led research to increase an athlete’s ground force by greater than 8%. You may have heard the phrase “power comes from the ground up”. VKTRY’s carbon fiber base stores the energy you put into the ground, and rather than dispersing it like a foam insole would, it returns it back to you. VKs help a golfer rapidly transfer energy from the backswing to the follow throw – creating a more explosive swing. Professional golfers have reported a 2-3 mph increase in clubhead speed, translating to 5-10 yards more distance. Check out how Padraig harnesses the energy return of VKTRY and other speed-gaining tips in his Paddy’s Golf Tips video:
Every pair is customized to YOU
Most companies provide you with footgear that is made to fit your foot size… end of story. VKTRY goes a step further to give each customer a unique insole tailored to their weight and sport. VKTRY’s Pro Level algorithm customizes each pair using your age, gender, weight, and activity, providing you with a “Pro Level” that will allow you to get the most out of your VKs. The higher the Pro Level, the higher the spring strength. All athletes are not alike. A big athlete needs more push or bounce than a lighter-weight athlete. VKTRY ensures every customer’s experience is optimal to their needs.
The first tee shot of the 2021 Ryder Cup is 70 days away at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, and the buzz is building in the golf world. European captain Padraig Harrington will be ready to lead his team when it matters most, and VKTRY will be with him every step of the way.
Learn more about VKTRY Performance Insoles at VKTRYGear.com.