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The answer is yes, definitely! Overpronation is caused by the everted rims of conventional running shoes. Since our U-TECHTM technology is round and soft, you land directly in the center of the heel immediately upon ground contact. The point of force application is centered and incongruous movements are avoided. And, even more importantly, so-called stability shoes with firm inner midsole elements try to generate knee stability by preventing a certain foot motion (overpronation). By stabilizing the inner midsole the point of force application is moved inward and further pronation is being reduced. However, the lateral lever arms of the forces acting on the knee and its internal rotation are increased. The knee becomes less stable. The effect of mechanical support on the knee is only marginal (the shoe may stand upright on the ground, however, the foot’s performance in the shoe and the knee alignment are much more important) and in many cases even counterproductive. The “buffer“ in the arch forces the foot into an unnatural position and decreases running comfort, since support shoes are usually heavier and less flexible. By centering the point of force application we tackle the cause of unphysiological movements in the foot and the knee and forgo unnatural, controlling midsole elements. Scientific tests and feedback from runners have confirmed that our U-TECHTM technology is superior to other technologies in support shoes.

The static offset is 10 mm (forefoot 14 mm, rearfoot 24 mm). However, we think that this number is not crucial. It seems more important to talk about the dynamic offset – what really happens when you run. And since our U-TECHTM technology is soft and hollow on the inside, the rearfoot sinks about 1 cm into the U-TECHTM  heel element after less than 50 ms. This leads to a foot neutral dynamic offset of 0 mm while running, promoting an extremely efficient, dynamic and comfortable push-off from the ground as the midsole of the U-TECH Nevos harmoniously works with the elastic structures of the foot.

Definitely! Our running shoes center every foot strike since our U-shaped technology is built into the rearfoot and the forefoot. The mechanics are simply different. The rearfoot only consists of one big bone (called heel bone or calcaneus), which sinks into the center of the U upon foot strike. The forefoot consists of 5 metatarsal bones and 5 toes. Here, the foot is supposed to sink in slightly (to ensure an elastic push-off) but not too far in order to avoid conditions like “splayfoot”. Therefore, the U in the forefoot isn’t hollow like the U in the rearfoot, but we created an “island“ in the center of the forefoot to generate an even level for push-off. The U in the forefoot is set a little bit above this island and has a circular shape as well. As a result, the force vectors are equally centered during midfoot/forefoot runs. We tested this in our lab.

Not yet, unfortunately. We plan on selling running shoes in different widths in the future.

We are currently working on other models. We don’t offer categories like Neutral or Support since we consider this classification obsolete and have an entirely different approach. However, we do have exciting ideas on how to expand the world of True Motion. Stay curious and yuo may want to check back in June 2020, we love running shoes …

The answer is yes, definitely! Overpronation is caused by the everted rims of conventional running shoes. Since our U-TECHTM technology is round and soft, you land directly in the center of the heel immediately upon ground contact. The point of force application is centered and incongruous movements are avoided. And, even more importantly, so-called stability shoes with firm inner midsole elements try to generate knee stability by preventing a certain foot motion (overpronation). By stabilizing the inner midsole the point of force application is moved inward and further pronation is being reduced. However, the lateral lever arms of the forces acting on the knee and its internal rotation are increased. The knee becomes less stable. The effect of mechanical support on the knee is only marginal (the shoe may stand upright on the ground, however, the foot’s performance in the shoe and the knee alignment are much more important) and in many cases even counterproductive. The “buffer“ in the arch forces the foot into an unnatural position and decreases running comfort, since support shoes are usually heavier and less flexible. By centering the point of force application we tackle the cause of unphysiological movements in the foot and the knee and forgo unnatural, controlling midsole elements. Scientific tests and feedback from runners have confirmed that our U-TECHTM technology is superior to other technologies in support shoes.

Yes, our running shoes are vegan.

The best way to find your size is as follows: Stand barefoot on a white sheet of paper with your back against a wall and your heels lightly touching it. Indicate your longest toe on the paper (attention: measure both feet, and the big toe is not always the longest!). Then measure the distance between the edge of the paper and the line, add 1.5 cm and check our size chart for the corresponding EUR size.

Example for a woman: your longest toe is the second toe on your left foot, it measures 25 cm. Adding 1.5 cm gets you to a required shoe length of 26.5 cm. This corresponds to the True Motion size EUR 41 (US 9.5).

Our running shoes have a normal fit, they are neither particularly long nor short, wide or narrow. Many different runner types have attested our shoes a great fit.

 

Of course it depends on where you run, what surface you run on, how much you weigh, how you run etc. However, in general we say that, depending on how you use it, a pair of True Motion running shoes should last between 700 and 1,000 km. This is especially true for the important functional elements. If you notice signs of wear, you will know when it is time for a new pair of True Motion.

It may sound surprising, but so far we haven’t been able to define an upper limit. Even a man of 137 kg runs happily in our U-TECH Nevos. Since our U-TECHTM foam consists of an exceptional material (foamed TPU with an energy return of 75 %) and the force deformation curve is non-linear, the foam becomes more rigid with increasing loads and thus tolerates higher weight forces. Just try it!

The U-TECH Nevos is suitable for all surfaces, road, track and forest floor. The only thing we would not recommend it for are extremely demanding and rough trails with a lot of narrow turns. The U-TECH Nevos shows its superior performance best on firm, compressed surfaces.

The answer is yes. Simply take out our insole in that case. BUT: we recommend you try the U-TECH Nevos without orthotics because of its sophisticated and attuned biomechanical concept. You may be very surprised! Try it!

Absolutely. True Motion running shoes are extremely comfortable and versatile. They are lightweight, breathable, and flexible, and you can enjoy them at all kinds of activities.

 

Our shoes are manufactured in a quality factory in southern China.

Please remove dirt with warm water, some soap, and a hand brush and let the shoes dry afterwards.

Shipping

You package will be sent via DHL.

We try to process your order as quickly as possible. Once processed, the standard DHL delivery time is usually 1-3 workdays. Please note that we have no influence on DHL delivery times.

We offer free delivery within Germany. For shipments to Austria we charge 7,95 € flat.

Payment

 You can pay by PayPal, SEPA direct debit, or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express).

Returns

If your new True Motions don’t fit or if you want to return them for other reasons, simply send a brief email to support@truemotion.run. We will contact you immediately to arrange for the return.

We will send you a return label immediately once you’ve notified us via support@truemotion.run.

We will carry the costs for returns from Germany. Returns from other countries must be paid for by the buyer.

A direct exchange is not possible. Please place another order for a pair in the correct size and return the other pair. We will send you a corresponding return label once you’ve notified us via support@truemotion.run.