VKTRY Gear added Jonathan Taylor to be a brand ambassador for their carbon fiber, VKTRY Insoles. The NFL star uses the sports tech powered innovative performance product for increased power and explosion. The Indianapolis Colts running back has the second highest grade after ten weeks of games compared to other NFL running backs according to Pro Football Focus. The former University of Wisconsin college football standout is also second in the league in rushing totals heading into this weekend and tied for second in rushing touchdowns with eight. His VKTRY Gold Insoles are a contributing factor to his possible All-Pro 2021 season. Using Performance Insoles gives Taylor improved athletic performance and better protection from injury. The Sports Techie community blog has covered VKTRY’s industry rise leading to a record year. The Milford, Connecticut-based company announced elevated profits due to month over month sales increases six months in a row. Load management is a critical factor to keeping on the field in all sports and there is no position it is more important with than RB. Consider the jarring impact their body and feet take pounding on turf, or when performing stop on a dime cutbacks often defying physics, and visualize how they rely heavily on the support of each foot when jumping for extra yardage during a first down or goal line leap into the end zone.
JTT Load Management
Taylor has 821 rushing yards to date, second only to the 937 yards compiled by recently injured Derrick Henry. Fellow RB and VKTRY user Nick Chubb is in third place with 821 yards followed by quarterback Lamar Jackson in an astonishing fourth place consider the position he plays.
Load management means trainers, coaches and the players themselves need to consider with both short and long term, health and wellness decision making so they don’t get hurt. In steps VKTRY Insoles.
Henry suffered a Jones fracture after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his foot sidelining him for 6-10 weeks or maybe the entire season. For a massive man standing 6 ft. 3 in. tall, weighing 247 lbs, and having rushed for 2,027 yards during the past 2020 NFL Season, his overuse by Head Coach Mike Vrable was in full display. Might VKs have helped Henry prevent such an injury?
Will Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh and his staff be too blame if, and predictably when, Jackson goes down with a stress related injury by running so much as a QB? He also does not wear VKs.
“When I first put VKTRY Insoles into my cleats, it was an instant boost of explosion, power & speed. Being able to explode out of my cuts with more power helps me separate from a defender,” stated Jonathan Taylor. “Knowing that VKTRY Insoles are made with the latest and greatest technology makes you feel almost like you’re a superhero or something out of this world. Having this high-tech product inside your cleats makes you feel like no one can stop you on the field.”
With 150 run attempts, Taylor will undoubtedly lead the league in overall rushing shortly but Colts Head Coach Frank Reich has given him 8 less average carries a game than Henry reducing his work load. The Colts have an upcoming bye week 14 giving the entire squad a much-needed rest period with the new 18-week season in effect. Taylor and his teammates will for sure enjoy the time off to recover.
Taylor added, “If a teammate asked me about VKTRY Insoles, I would tell them that this is the one product that would help them take their game to the next level. Foam insoles don’t respond or give you anything back. Wearing VKTRY’s carbon fiber insoles, the one thing I notice instantly is that extra power & explosion that they give me.”
VKTRY Word Is Out
VKTRY Gear is no longer a secret because all 32 NFL clubs have players now wearing VKTRY insoles making this unprecedented feat a first time in their business history.
“We are honored to have two of the best young running backs in the NFL as VKTRY’s spokespeople – first Nick Chubb – and now Jonathan Taylor,” said VKTRY CEO Steve Wasik. “JT is one of the most explosive players in the league, highly respected by everyone who knows him. We are honored to have him representing VKTRY.”
During the 2021 NFL season and draft, a record number of over 200 NFL Players from all 32 clubs, are now wearing VKTRY’S carbon fiber insoles, a 75% increase from 2020. The list includes some of the brightest young stars and respected veterans in the NFL: Chubb, Saquan Barkley, Antonio Gibson, Bryan Bulaga, George Kittle, Josh Norman, DK Metcalf, Deebo Samuel and many more.
VKTRY Insoles are used across multiple sports and the company’s endorsements include NBA legend Tracy McGrady, Captain of the Gold Medal-winning US Women’s Volleyball Team Jordan Larson, MLB slugger Vlad Guerrero, Jr., and 3X PGA major winner Padraig Harrington.
Sports Tech Competitive Edge
VKTRY Insoles are made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber. They are designed to store and return energy to the athlete. The inserts provide an athletic “spring-like” effect to help with shock absorption and they reduce the load and stress on the athlete’s body. In independent performance testing, athletes wearing VKs increased their broad jump by an average of +4.0”, their vert by +1.6” and improved their 40 times by 0.12 seconds.
“VKTRY’s Gold Insoles have been designed for serious athletes, while our recent launch of Silver Insoles appeals to more casual athletes or weekend warriors”, stated Wasik. “2021 has proven to be our best year ever as sales are trending at close to +40% higher than year ago. More and more athletes are discovering the performance and protection benefits of VKTRY Insoles.”
Because all athletes are not alike, VKs are customized based on the size of the athlete and the sport or activity. VKTRY’s Gold Insoles are available in five different levels of flexibility to optimize performance, protection and comfort.
A recent study of 263 NCAA athletes showed 41% less foot injuries and 22% less lower leg injuries when athletes use VKs.
The team launched “VKTRY4HEROES” program in 2020 to support and appreciation our nation’s dedicated health care professionals. The rewarding program provided more than 800 free VKTRY Insoles to health care workers and first responders.
For more information visit www.VKTRYGEAR.com.
Sports Techie, you don’t have to be a professional football player to outfit yourself in VKTRYT’s industry leading Performance Insoles.
More and more people are discovering the benefits of energy return, improved stability and the shock absorption that VKs provide.
May the VKs force be with Taylor and the other NFL, collegiate and amateur wearers.
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