The next stage of running shoe evolution may have arrived with a new product from Somnio. The independent running shoe company has created a new concept in shoe fitting. It allows runners a custom solution that will mirror their running biomechanics - even those with asymmetrical needs.
The secret of Somnio's approach is that with each base shoe you get three types of insoles, cushioning inserts (forefoot and lateral heel) and varus wedges. A patented 'Line Up' device (complete with lasers) can quickly determine arch height, cushioning and wedge requirements.
All in all, it is easy to increase (or decrease) the shoe's sole density, improving shock attenuate (cushioning) and enhancing propulsion. You can also improve foot and leg alignment with the varus wedges and accommodate foot function with the right insole. These components can be mix and matched to give 648 unique shoe variations.
The three base shoes are:
Premium cushion running shoe for minimal or no pronation, slightly curved lasted.
A high performance structured cushion shoe for mild to moderate pronation, slightly curved lasted, dual density midsole.
The most stable structured cushion shoe for moderate to excessive over-pronators, straight lasted, dual density midsole.