Tactile Insoles

What sports can Tactile Insoles be used for?

There are many applications for integrating Tactile Insoles into athletes’ programming. Vice Sport is currently on the feet of International cricket, football, rugby and futsal stars.

Impact Forces

Our perception of impact forces is directly related to our ability to feel the ground and connect with the sensory stimulation of ground reaction forces. Wilkinson et al. found in his 2018 study that textured insoles reduced vertical ground reaction forces in runners, demonstrating the importance of sensory stimulation in runners.


Vice Sport Tactile Insoles help reduce running-related injuries by enhancing sensory feedback. When worn before or during a run, Vice Sport Insoles can establish increased foot sensitivity and total body awareness.

Impact Insoles

What sports can Impact Insoles be used for?

Proper foot placement and support is benefitical for movement in general, unfortunatly this is nearly impossible with the generic paper thin insoles sold with most sports shoes sold today. Research shows that even low impact exercise like walking can benefit from supportive insoles. We recommend that anyone wearing sports shoes considers the benefits of a supportive insole.

Impact Forces

Impact forces are recorded through 3 main measurements:

1. Ground reaction forces - The contact force excerted back on the body by the ground when standing or in motion. This force acts as a mirror, reflecting the force a person excerts on the ground back on the body.

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2. Ground Reaction Force Loading Rate - The speed at which Ground Reaction Forces (1) are excerted on the body.

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3. Peak Tibial Acceleration - Is a proxy measurment for the force exerted on the tibia bone, the measurement is assumed to be retated to bone stress and strain caused by imapct forces.

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In her clinical trial O'leary et al. found that the use of cushioned insoles resulted in reductions in Mean Vertical Ground Reaction Forces (6.8%), Ground Reaction Force Loading Rate (8.3%) and Peak Tibial Acceleration (15.8%).