For over 100 years, women around the world have worn high heels, often sacrificing their health for the sake of aesthetics. However, today, an increasing number of women prioritize their health and seek products that embody beauty while promoting well-being.

Challenge

gait-tech-challenge

How to avoid high heels causing serious damage to your feet and body?

Seventy percent of women aged 18 to 68 declare wearing high heels. This type of footwear often causes instability in foot support on the ground and functional overload of the metatarsal heads, associated with a sense of constriction in the forefoot.

These sensations can vary from person to person based on age, weight, and foot conditions.

This can lead to a general feeling of discomfort and an acceleration of foot-related pathologies and musculoskeletal issues overall.

High heels increase the percentage of load on the forefoot:

  • 25 mm          +32%
  • 80 mm          +78%
  • 105 mm        +95%

Wearing high heels requires a specific functional and postural adaptation, as it changes the distribution of body weight and shifts the center of gravity.

gait-tech-challenge

PHYSICAL / ORTHOPEDIC

Wearing high heels requires a specific functional/postural adaptation since shifting the weight to the forefoot alters the center of gravity. The higher the heels, the more intense the demands on joint and neuro-muscular adaptation.

EXECUTION

Until now, the challenge of finding a globally applicable solution for all individuals has been determined by morphological differences in the foot due to genetic variations across different parts of the world. This has made it extremely difficult to find a universal solution that fits everyone. Some companies have attempted improvement by using appendages to insert into the shoe or apply directly to the foot; however, these have shown limitations and, in some cases, worsened footwear comfort.

LIMITATIONS OF EXISTING AFTERMARKET SOLUTIONS

  • Do not enhance stability
  • reduce space for the foot inside the footwear
  • do not alleviate the overload on the metatarsal heads

Solution

GAIT-TECH® is the first device to be integrated into the insole during the shoe assembly process.

A solution entirely designed and produced in Italy.

gait-tech-solution

The uniqueness of the GAIT-TECH® solution lies in a structural component integrated into the insole during assembly, upon which the footwear is constructed. This biomechanical device does not compromise the aesthetics of the final product and, while providing significant advantages, does not alter the footwear manufacturing process.

The GAIT-TECH® device more evenly distributes body weight among the metatarsal heads, redesigning the foot-to-ground relationship (foot-shoe biomechanical relationship) and consequently improving support.

gait-tech-solution-2

* DISCLAIMER / GAIT‑TECH® IS NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE, AND THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH ITS USE MAY VARY FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL BASED ON PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FOOT PATHOLOGIES.

Research and development

GAIT‑TECH® is born from biomechanical research, applying principles that consider the anatomy, physiology of the foot, and the overall well-being of the individual.

Over the past decade, GAIT‑TECH® has utilized information from studies and experience in medical, kinesiological, orthopedic, and psychological fields, drawing on the knowledge of some of its founders, including a thirty-year archive from one of the most knowledgeable laboratories in orthopedic techniques.

With its innovative technological device, GAIT‑TECH® has addressed one of the most challenging biomechanical issues in the footwear industry: modifying the support plane to evenly distribute the load on the 5 metatarsal heads. This approach can enhance comfort, gait stability, and engage a broader range of muscles.

Mission

The GAIT‑TECH® device is an integral part of the Fashion Tech System, aiming to enhance the well-being of individuals wearing high-heeled footwear. It introduces a targeted biomechanical innovation to increase comfort and improve stability during walking.

The demonstrated ability to reduce pain and symptoms associated with extreme heel use has allowed GAIT‑TECH® to emerge as a global leader in the development of technological solutions applied to footwear.

gait-tech-purpose

Benefits

Benefits of the GAIT‑TECH® device

  • Adaptable to all foot shapes under non-pathological conditions

  • Flexible for different types of shoes as well as any heel height

  • Maintains consistent structure and aesthetics in footwear design and production

  • Enhances walking stability and safety, promoting postural improvement

  • Supports muscle function and vascular dynamism

  • Improves the functionality of the neuro-muscular system, resulting in smoother walking

gait-tech-benefit

Sustainability and well-being

Il benessere delle persone è una parte vitale della sostenibilità della nostra società e GAIT-TECH® si impegna a fare della sostenibilità il valore principale del proprio business.

PERSON AT THE CENTER OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS
The GAIT-TECH® device is designed with the aim of improving the overall well-being of the individual.

INCLUSIVITY
All research in the medical, kinesiological, and orthopedic fields that underlie the GAIT-TECH® device starts with the study of the individual and the morphology of their body.

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION
GAITTECH promotes conscious consumption through the purchase of high-quality artifacts that last over time.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
GAITTECH uses components from natural resources with low environmental impact. GAIT-TECH® insoles are certified "ZERO WASTE" - total recovery of waste materials.

Business model

The GAIT‑TECH® insole is available to major shoe brands as an integrable product in the shoe production process without affecting the structure and aesthetics of the finished product. It is therefore characterized as an "invisible" tool capable of differentiating the final product in the market.

gait-tech-competitive-advantage

Product unveiling

logo-ces

January 3, 2023 Las Vegas, NEVADA

GAIT‑TECH® has launched its first-of-a-kind biomechanical device at CES during the 2023 edition:

  • Classified on the first 300 projects from over 4000 exhibitors.
  • The decision to have launched our device at the most relevant stage of innovation and disruption worldwide is due to our aim as a company to create a movement of health and well-being when wearing high heels due to our technology.
  • Over 5 Billion of Media Coverage worldwide in one week

CERTIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

2020
Italian patent for industrial invention filed with the Italian Patent and Trademark Office in Rome and subsequently extended internationally (PCT).

2022
Biomechanical Certification issued for the GAIT‑TECH® device by Dr. Roberto Bevoni, PHD MD, Head of the Orthopedics Department, Rizzoli Hospital, Bologna.

2023
The GAIT-TECH® patent recognized among the most significant biomechanical devices for sustainability and health at CES (Consumer Technology Association www.ces.tech), Las Vegas.

2023
GAITTECH Srl wins the America Innovation Award, established by the Italy/USA Foundation and presented at the Chamber of Deputies, Rome.

Contact us

Leave your contact details to receive more information.

* DISCLAIMER / GAIT‑TECH® IS NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE, AND THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH ITS USE MAY VARY FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL BASED ON PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FOOT PATHOLOGIES.