Simple feedback, powerful results
We purchased 10 of these insoles to give them to our athletes who we consider our most chronic heel strikers. While it is up to the athlete to make the change in mechanics, these insoles most definitely provide INSTANT feedback to the athlete when overstriding. This in turn helps the athlete distinguish which part of the foot hits the ground first to make the adjustment! We love this product!
When my running performance stagnated I started using these insoles. I found that my gait needed improvement in ways I had never recognized before. After spending some time improving my mid-foot strike I can see progress in terms of endurance and knee pain. I'm thrilled with the results and recommend these to all the runners I know!
No gimmicks. No electronics. These just work.
The PR1's have really been awesome to use during my sessions. I used these for soccer sessions and have nothing but great things to say about them! My favorite use of them has been seen during speed/agility, and dribbling activities. For each of these activities it shows when you are limiting form or making mistakes that would go unnoticed. This can be such a great tool to enhance my dribbling in soccer and I plan to keep using these in the future.
I have been running for about 25 years, so my form has been a certain way for a long time. I know that I overstride slightly and have worked on it on and off over the years. I found the insoles to be very helpful to figure out what I needed to do. It was interesting how just the slightest adjustment made me stop "clicking." When I would shorten my stride and focus on my knee drive up, things got much better.
This is such a simple but awesome product. I am anxious to have my daughter try my insoles as she is a very heavy striker. I coach high school cross country and I plan to show and mention these to some of my girls who have various form issues as a great way to fix some basic mechanics.
Has really helped me to work on my foot strike. Working it into my runs and looking forward to seeing the results.
Overall great, but could use more cushioning
I now realize how much I truly was heel striking. I am investing the time an effort to help correct my poor mechanics and I’ve been very prone to injury in the past so this is so helpful.
I bought this pair for myself and my varsity teammates to train it. We rotated it around for a bit and it usually ended up sticking with someone that needed it the most. Loved the product. Worked as intended. Only thing is the “click” could be a bit louder (not that bad overall).
When I first started using the PR1 insole, I wasn't a runner. I simply walked in them. As someone who has been dealing with knee problems for many years now, these insoles showed me just how much I had been compensating to avoid knee pain. These insoles have been so amazing in helping me re-train my gait!
I've now been slowly getting into running and they've been even more helpful! As someone who used to dread running due to knee pain and shin splints, I find that I'm not dealing with these aches and pains anymore. These insoles have showed me how to maintain proper form and stride when running! I highly recommend the PR1 insole anyone, they've been a game changer for me!!
These insoles do exactly what they claim they will do. They provide an auditory signal to let you know if you are heel striking. They work great.
After years of knee and back pain from running with bad form, I turned to Pareto. I can honestly say that I look forward to my runs again! The feedback from the PR1 reinforced good strides and decreased the number of poor ones. I'm no longer in pain and I feel like I can run forever. Simple, yet innovative - highly recommend for all the runners in your life!
Have Used this product. Love the execution and how they are following through with making things better for you/us!
I’ve been running in the Pareto insoles for about a year now. I noticed significant improvement in the mechanics of my run within just a few sessions. I am heal striking less and not over striding like before. It takes some time to build distance in them which is always a humbling experience (I’ve made that mistake before with minimalist footwear). I have also worn them a few times in my work shoes to see if they would improve my posture throughout a 12 hour workday. I was definitely more mindful of how I was walking. In general I feel the benefits from using the insoles last a while. I now rotate them in to my runs when I need a refresher, but my body remembers the training.
This insole made helped me figure out the correct way to run with less injury and faster by not heel striking.