100 million people with foot injuries and joint problems
22 / 5,000 Translation results THE SUFFERING FACT
J&uum;rg Braunschweiler's knee was worn out. An operation gave him an artificial knee joint. That got the ETH engineer and enthusiastic hobby runner to think.
Because every year there are 100 million people with foot injuries and joint problems worldwide. Stepping on hard floors puts a lot of strain on bones, cartilage, tendons and muscles and causes discomfort in many people. How can these be avoided?
The ingenious solution
360° PROTECTION FOR JOINTS AND FEET
Then he had an idea: «In Florida, on a sidewalk covered with a thin layer of sand, I noticed that the landing had both a vertical and a horizontal component. After the soft ‹slip landing› the sand was rubbed away, allowing for a powerful, non-slip push-off.»
What does a shoe sole that can mimic this look like? The solution was: movable nubs, which can shift horizontally and vertically (360°) in any direction, but under the weight of the body "disappear" in the sole. The GNL was born. GNL stands for "Glide'n Lock".
Soft step - strong push off
GNL - THE IDEAL SHOE
With the GNL health shoe, the biomechanical and orthopedic requirements for an ideal shoe were fully met: An ideal shoe should cushion when stepping in order to protect the joints, but when standing and pushing off be as stable as possible so that the wearer can push off powerfully.
Jürg Braunschweiler is also the inventor of the popular ON running shoes.