Gustaf Tyselius, runner
I am a serious runner logging 60 to 120 kilometres a week. I compete in 1,500 m and 3,000 m races, and a few road races here and there. All the training and racing puts great strain and stress on my feet. Before I could realise the importance of proper foot care, I developed hallux valgus. In the fall of 2006, I underwent a successful surgery. After a few months, I was able to begin some light jogging and gradually step up the pace.
Ever since my surgery, I have become much more attentive to the importance of taking care of my feet with the help of some great equipment. The Balkefors insole is an important piece of this puzzle. It helps alleviate the strain on my big toe and correct my foot-strike patterns, preventing a variety of compensation strains and injuries. The insoles are durable and function well, even given my rather rough use. Once a year has passed after I start using the product, it is time to analyse how my stride has changed and to make new insoles. The fitting is quick – the insoles are moulded while you wait and you take your new insoles with you when you leave.