In the running shoe and footwear industry, symmetrical lasts tapering at the front have been used for centuries. However, this last shape severely impairs the functionality of the naturally asymmetrical foot: The big toe can no longer perform its central function. As the strongest muscle in the foot, it anchors and stabilizes. However, if it has no space and is squeezed in, this does not work and the entire body becomes unbalanced as a result. To compensate for this instability, pronation supports and control mechanisms have been built into shoes for decades, or orthopedists and podiatrists prescribe insoles to compensate.
People have resigned themselves to symptom relief instead of getting to the root of the problem and eliminating it permanently. This is where Joe Nimble® Shoes comes in: Together with renowned running coach and biomechanist Lee Saxby and a team of experts including biomechanists, technicians, engineers, industrial designers and footwear industry professionals, we. At Joe Nimble®, developed a revolutionary shoe design for increased toe clearance (toefreedom®) and maximum stability.
A wider, anatomically correct toe box allows the toes to perform their natural stabilizing function during the ground contact phase of running, protecting the stabilizing muscles from overuse. Our lasts are based on the natural shape of the foot and give the toes the freedom they need to perform a natural running style. This protects joints and prevents injuries.