Kicking goals! VKTRY launches partnership with Harrington

Padraig Harrington punts a football into the grandstands on the 16th hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

VKTRY Gear, one of the industry leaders in carbon fibre insoles for performance and injury protection, has announced that three-time major winner and Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington has joined Team VKTRY, the latest elite athlete to fully endorse and support the product.

The Harrington endorsement punctuates the company’s rapidly growing popularity in the sport with both recreational and professional golfers adopting the product.

“I heard some PGA Tour players were wearing VKTRY Insoles, so I went online and bought a pair. With VKs, I immediately achieved my personal best ever in ball speed… 196 MPH,” stated Harrington.

“These insoles help give me more stability and improve the ground force I can generate. I learned a long time ago that you can’t launch a rocket from a canoe. For me, using VKs is a no brainer.”

The 49-year old Irish professional golfer is one of the most respected leaders on both the European and PGA Tour, having won three major championships. He spent over 300 weeks in the top-10 of the world rankings and reached a career-high ranking of third in July 2008. Padraig has been named the captain of the European team for the 43rd  Ryder Cup.

“Made from 100% aerospace grade carbon fibre, VKTRY Insoles are now considered to be the World’s Best Performance Insoles,” said VKTRY CEO Steve Wasik. “Our insoles have helped world class athletes break records at the NFL Combine and in the sport of Track & Field. Now, golfers from around the world are discovering that VKs can give them an extra 10 yards or so on the course.”

VKTRY Insoles have been tested and proven to improve athletic performance and reduce the chance of injuries. They are currently being used by elite athletes at over 300 pro and college teams across multiple sports. VKs are available in five different levels of flexibility to optimise energy return, injury protection and comfort.

“I’ve been preaching ground force and explosiveness in a golf swing for 40 years and I’ve never experienced anything like VKTRY’s carbon fibre insoles,” added Rick Smith, legendary golf instructor and course pro at Doral.

“My long drive students who thought they had maxed out their swing, are now using VKs to get an additional +5 MPH in club head speed which immediately adds distance to their game.”

About VKTRY:

VKTRY was created and founded by Certified Pedorthist Matt Arciuolo, who initially developed an early generation of the insole for the USA Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton teams. The product design evolved following the Olympics and Arciuolo received a product patent in 2015.

The Milford, Connecticut based company began manufacturing and marketing the insoles in 2016.  Today, athletes at more than 300 professional and college teams wear VKTRY Insoles for training and competition. Because all athletes are not alike, VKs are available in 5 levels of flexibility based on the size of the athlete and the sport or activity.

In 2020, the company launched the “VKTRY4HEROES” program in support and appreciation of our country’s dedicated health care professionals.  With NFL star Nick Chubb as the national spokesperson, the program has provided over 500 free VKTRY Insoles to health care workers and first responders as they tirelessly battle this pandemic.

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VKTRY Insoles are proudly made in the USA.


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