Spenco Ironman Pwr-Gel Cushioning Heel Cups
Built for high impact activities, the Spenco Ironman Pwr-Gel Cushioning Heel Cups offer comprehensive foot cushioning and support designed for protection over extended use. They use a series of advanced technology designs to offer the best care for your feet.
What Are the Features of These Heel Lifts?
To offer you the best in support, relief and performance, the Spenco Ironman Pwr-Gel Cushioning Heel Cups contain the following:
- Pwr-Gel Base – offers excellent cushioning for the heel that does not diminish over time
- 360 Heel Cup – guarantees the whole heel receives cushioning and support upon impact, and protects the plantar fascia
- Pwr-Bridge – offers a series of support structures to properly align the heel and mid-foot, improving gait and posture for the whole foot
- Pwr-Thane – a durable body material that returns the energy from impact into the foot, for exceptional performance even during recovery
Who Can Benefit from Using These Heel Inserts?
The Spenco Ironman Pwr-Gel Cushioning Heel Cups have been especially designed for intensive sporting applications. They are of particular benefit to anyone going through incremental training, or to anyone in injury recovery attempting to engage in higher impact activities.
Can the Pwr-Gel Heel Cups Be Used On Either Foot?
Yes! These are ambi-pedal shoe inserts, which means they offer good support on either or both heels.
Which Parts of the Foot Do These Heel Cups Support?
Unsurprisingly, these cups offer comprehensive support and alignment to the heels, but they also work to aid several other areas of the foot. They support and cushion the area where the plantar fascia meets the heel to reduce strain along and around this bone. While these areas are not comprehensively covered by the support, pressure is taken off of the lateral and medial arches through the effective control of foot position and gait.
How Does Pwr-Gel Work?
The Pwr-Gel material has been specially formulated to maximise cushioning for its wearer. It has less than an 11% compression set, meaning it springs back up even after extended wear to allow for exceptional impact resistance that stands the test of time. At the same time it is robust and durable, and able to withstand tear or degradation mile after mile.
How Does the 360 Heel Cup Work?
The 360 Heel Cup is designed to offer support to the whole heel and beyond. It offers protection to both the medial and lateral sides to keep the heel aligned and prevent any kind of eversion or inversion, as well as cushioning the beginning of the plantar fascia to prevent the development or exacerbation of plantar fasciitis.
How Does the Pwr-Bridge Work?
By making use of a series of support structures across the heel and mid-foot, Pwr-Bridge technology properly aligns the heel and stabilises the foot. This allows support to be carried along the foot and through the medial and lateral arch, using the biomechanical correction of foot posture, throughout the gait cycle.
How Does Pwr-Thane Work?
Formulated to improve shock-absorption, the Pwr-Thane material absorbs energy when cushioning the heel and returns that energy to the foot for the highest level of performance. It is also built to last, and can withstand impact for long periods of time without losing its performance focused qualities.
Which Sizes Are Available?
This Heel Cups are available in two sizes that should suit most users. Please match your shoe size to the table below to find which size is best for your needs.
|Heel Cup ||UK Shoe Size |
|Small ||Size 1 - 7 |
|Large ||Size 7 - 14.5 |
Which Activities Are These Heel Cups Appropriate For?
Explicitly designed for Ironman triathlon training, these heel cups are ideal supporting your heel and foot through a range of high impact activities, in particular running. In line with the additional intensity of the Ironman triathlon, these heel cups are designed for long duration and high intensity activity, and are appropriate to wear throughout all three triathlon activities.