No Vibes, Good Vibes
IMPACT FREE is a BUFFER® membrane insole for maximum protection from shocks and vibrations caused by the impact of the foot with the ground at every step. It has specific and unique shock and vibration absorption characteristics.
IMPACT FREE uses material developed in synergy with one of the most technologically advanced US industries in the study and application of aerospace materials.
It is an elastomer, which is characterized by a different viscoelasticity from the one in use for the traditional insole, which gives a particular and high capacity to absorb and disperse micro-shocks and impacts. This particular material was developed in the 1980s in industry to mitigate the effects of vibration generated by heavy machinery.
Some of its first applications were in the Duomo metro station in Milan, some racing cars and high-speed trains. Due to the many positive effects on the human body, at the beginning of the 2000s, the first civil applications have appeared and since then technology research has increasingly sharpened the characteristics of the material and extended its scope of use.
Absorbs over 90% of micro-shocks on osteocartilaginous structures and on the musculoskeletal system.
IMPACT FREE absorbs more than 90% of the impact energy when the foot hits the ground during normal running, according to the ASTMRF1614-C (Flat Surface Impact Test, Single Drop — 8.5 kg mass, 1.0 m/s Velocity) test.
The scientific tests confirm the performance of the BUFFER® membrane that has been observed and studied to date by our homemade in-house tests.
We have carried out two kinetic and biomechanical testing with precision accellerometers which analyse an athlete and the interaction of the materials acting on him during a particular event (e.g. the stresses arising from the impact of the rifle on the body of the affected entity).
Stabilizes support and optimizes energy consumption.
In the sports sector, removing vibration partly absorbs the impulsive force and this should lead to a lower performance.
On the other hand, however, this does not happen because IMPACT FREE, by stabilizing the support, balance the reduction of the ground contact time with the increase in the push phase, leaving unchanged the performance in those running or moving with foot’s full support.
Prevents inflammation and fatigue.
During our daily or sports activities, our body is continuously urged by forces deriving from the impact between the ground and feet. The forces are transmitted to our body through the contact points with shoe soles.
The lack of reliable and effective prevention causes the occurrence of numerous joint inflammatory diseases such as, among the most common, joint pain (feet, knees, hips, back, cervical), plantar fasciitis (plantar fascia inflammation), Achille tendon (inflammation of the Achille tendon), tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons), heel spur (small bone spur which is formed along the joint margins of bones subjected to chronic erosion and irritation process), periostitis (inflammation of the belt surrounding the muscles of the leg in the insertion area of the lower and internal edge of the tibia), talalgia (acute pain in the heel area). It also leads to an early depletion of energy (fatigue) both during individual activity, tendering or training and in the longer term seasonal performance.
Increases sports performance.
The regular use of IMPACT FREE allows to practice running with satisfaction because it improves from 10 to 30 % the critical distance of an individual, where by critical distance we mean the distance exceeded which clearly increases the probability of injury physiologically related to micro-trauma and stress reactions in the tendon, muscle, bone or cartilage levels.
It should be stressed that the negative effects of the return energy are so low that it is difficult to carry out diagnostic tests; if an individual, in any case, points to distances greater than his individual critical distance before recovering his or her physical condition, he or she will be a chronically injured subject.
Helps post-trauma functional recovery.
IMPACT FREE can also play an important role in convalescence and full rehabilitation following trauma to joints, muscles or tendons. It should not be underestimated that only a partial recovery to the injured parties puts the subject in a weak and fragile position because new traumas are more likely to occur.
Preserves health and mitigates age-related pain.
Designed for everyday use and for all sports.
IMPACT FREE is highly recommended in cases where there is a certain degree of joint stresses.
In the sports field, for example, the need to reduce the traumatism of the race — in running, but also in football or basketball — and, as a consequence, the post-training pains, is all the more important the more the starting shoe does not ensure optimal protection because it is not highly professional.
In the workplace, for the categories of workers (warehouse staff, waiters, nurses, etc.) who are particularly exposed to standing long or to traveling long distances; in the generational context, for young people over the age of 12, in the development and joint extension phase and for the elderly, more fragile and sensitive.
Ultra-light, ultra-thin and non-deformable
IMPACT FREE is 1 mm thick and weighs 10 g.
Versatile for each type of shoe, it must be inserted between the shoe's sole and the original or replacement shoe insole, for full and additional protection against stresses and fatigue
The open cells BUFFER® membrane ensures a very good transpiration
Class I Medical Device deductible for tax purposes
Class I Medical Device according to the new EU Regulation (MDR) 2017/745.
Deductible for tax purposes for a value of 19 % of the purchase price.
To be entitled to the deduction, it is necessary to keep:
• the receipt or invoice showing the wording “Class I Medical Device” and the tax code of the person benefiting from the deduction (make sure at the time of purchase)
• the packaging bearing the CE mark
• the payment must be traceable
Use directions, technical data and storage instructions are indicated in the instructions for use.
MICROBAN® antimicrobial protection that inhibits the growth of bacteria, moulds and fungi and the resulting occurrence of smell and stain
A study has recently been conducted to determine the effect that MICROBAN® odour management has on bacteria that cause bad smells.
Two samples were tested: one with MICROBAN® anti-odour protection and one unprotected. The samples were inoculated with bacteria and the smell of bacteria was measured over a six-hour incubation period. The sample with MICROBAN® generated more than 250 times less bad smells after a period of six hours compared to the unprotected sample, and the protected sample remained significantly fresh throughout the period of the test.
The BUFFER® membrane with Microban®, being inherently cleaner, fresher and more hygienic, can be used longer
Hand washable and reusable
One measure, it can be cut according to the desired size (36-46) along the dotted lines