CUSTOM MOULDED INSOLES
- Made out of a wide range of thermo-mouldable materials to suit your body type, type and level of activity, age, lifestyle and underlying conditions.
- Moulded directly onto your feet (without the use of foot casts) and crafted in front of you, your orthotics are ready to wear at the end of your 90 minutes appointment.
Clinic & Workshop
28 Mortimer Street, 2nd Floor
Info / Booking
020 3301 2900
CYCLING WITH ORTHOTICS
Cycling is a tracking sport, there is no landing. The good news is that this means your orthotics will last longer!
Cycling is almost a two-dimensional sport; the repetition of a perfected movement has a phenomenal impact on comfort and performance for the rider. On a bike you have 3 foundations: Your feet, your bum, your hands. Pressures are lower compared to any “landing sports”.
The action of orthotics or insoles on the entire body is immediate and wearing cleats actually prolongs the effect of the orthotics when pedalling. Well grounded, a cyclist will “power in” more when pushing down his foot and will dissipate less energy when pulling his foot back up. It is a win-win
Knees are keys!
Most front and back knee pain are addressed with the saddle height either too low or too high. Most internal knee pain can be addressed with orthotics and cleat repositioning. A foot that lacks support tends to pronate and point outwards (forefoot abduction), which once forced and stuck in a straighter position due to the cleats will negatively impact the front and medial compartment of the knee.
Cycling is a “pronation sport”, and your knee makes a figure-eight shape when pulling/pushing on the pedal. When unsupported, feet pronate and are also source of an excessive pronation at a knee level.
Symmetry and Asymmetry.
Christophe’s fascination with mechanics and biomechanics is what brought him into the world of cycling. In this sport, those two sciences meet and serve the same purpose. The mechanics is for the bike and revolves around a certain symmetry while the biomechanics applied to the rider and is all about the athlete asymmetry.
The body then the gear.
Bike fitting and foot fitting both have the same goal, efficient movement for performance.
PODO focuses on the mechanics of the body (biomechanics), from the overall assessment of the rider, looking at the entire body to the assessment of the cycling shoes (clip-in or clipless). These days those particular parts are rigid and require the orthotics to be precisely adapted to them. Then afterwards we can refer you to a bike fitter, the same way that our patients who ski are referred to a boot fitter once their alignment, balance and posture is perfected with orthotics.
October 6, 2022
Fix your feet and ride faster: here are the surprising ways looking after your feet will make you a better cyclist.
Performance engineer at INEOS Grenadiers and current World Hour Record holder Bigham talks about the connection between feet, back pain and training consistency.
June 3, 2021
No more sweaty feet!
by Harvey Leadbeater
If you currently have a pair of in the shoe wedges fitted inside your cycling shoes, you have probably experienced how sweaty and gross your feet become during the British summer, or whilst riding indoors…
Read Harvey's experience when cycling since wearing the Podo Orthotics.
September 22, 2022
How a gait analysis can improve your cycling performance.
Expert in biomechanics Christophe Champs – who works with pro-cyclists including world hour record holder Dan Bigham – explains why improving your performance and avoiding injury starts with your feet.
April 26, 2021
“How can insoles help me and do I only need them for sports!? “
Using a brand new state of the art clinic, Christophe uses his skills and experience to create your own custom insoles whilst you wait.
For a more general understanding of how insoles will change your life, I’ve listed a couple of easy to understand points of how they can help.
June 14, 2021
PODO is proud to provide all RWPC riders with custom orthotics this year.
The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling are embarking on their third season at Continental level, most recently competing at the UCI Pro Series event, the Tour of Slovenia, as they continue to build towards the season's main objective, the Tour of Britain.
RIBBLE WELDTITE PRO CYCLING X PODO
PODO's innovative take on Orthotics insoles has garnered the attention of the RIBBLE WELDTITE PRO CYCLING TEAM.
Signed as a sponsor just after we launched, we are delighted to fit the team with cycling orthotics.
This year, the RWPC team won the UCI Pro Series event and built a formidable momentum during the Tour of Britain and across Europe.