The design difference between a barefoot shoe and a custom LoreOne.
It’s well established that barefoot style shoes allow for a number of foot health and athletic performance benefits over traditional shoe lasts. Barefoot shoes are generally wider and offer more anatomically shaped toe box designs that impinge less on the natural design and function of the foot. A less constrained design equates to better central nervous system response, as well as better balance and stronger muscular change engagement.
The problem is that in many barefoot designed shoes, the foot can often swim in a shoe that is too wide for the user which in turn forces a negative nervous system reaction: the body is faced with the problem of trying to find grip both within the shoe AND with the ground itself. This facilitates over-engagement of stabilizer muscles-- an inefficient use of energy and inefficient force transfer.
Enter the custom nature of the Morphic algorithm and its importance to the evolution of footwear design and performance. The LoreOne’s footbed perfectly cups the perimeter of the user’s foot because it’s built 100% custom. The cupping is gentle, but it’s just enough to engage the lower third of the fat pads around the entire of the foot. The result is the perfect blend of relaxed, natural comfort combined with instantaneous lateral force transfer when the foot moves and tries to drive force into the ground. There is no slop, there is no lag, there is no discomfort to impinge upon circulation and nervous system response.
Viva la Morphic.