We're thrilled that Blumaka Konnect insoles are featured in a piece by Zach Buchanan in The Athletic.
Buchanan profiles Giants players Mike Yastrzemski, Tommy La Stella, and Evan Longoria and their use of the Konnect insoles. The writer also with Blumaka founder Stuart Jenkins about tackling the slippage problem athletes face inside their shoes.
“When your foot slips even the slightest bit in your shoe, you’re not going to get your maximum output of force,” Yastrzemski says.
Buchanan points out that Yastrzemski put Blumaka on the radar of many fellow players and coaches who are now reaping the benefits of using the insoles for themselves, including Giants teammate Tommy La Stella
“I didn’t really notice how much it was sliding,” La Stella says, “until I wore them and felt just how grounded my foot felt.”
Blumaka is excited to plant its flag on this frontier for the sake of better athletic performance.
“…in a sport that chases efficiency, with analytically inclined front offices searching for any edge,” Buchanan writes,“what happens inside the shoe is an unclaimed frontier.”
We love seeing athletes get excited about their performance when using Blumaka Konnect insoles and we appreciate that Buchanan also highlighted how Blumaka is using 85% recycled high-performance waste foam, discarded by big footwear brands and bound for the incinerator.