Go ... stiff, firm and secure

Aware that while standing your feet are an element of great importance for the whole body structure,LAVORO seeks to produce professional footwear that besides using innovative materials, matching the aesthetic trends of each season and protecting the foot, still plays the mission of preserving the structural alignment of members.

The presence of the biomechanical features in professional footwear (cushioning, stability control and motion control) aims, beyond the correction of certain anatomical pathologies, also the adaptation of the feet to the different biomechanical professional demands in day-to-day work.

The inevitable has arrived.

Today, in the footwear industry, innovation is only successful if you master the laws of podiatry and biomechanics. This is the context that motivated LAVORO to create its own Podiatry and Biomechanics Laboratory (SPODOS) whose role is to provide technical advice during the development of footwear, finding which is best suited to each type of work environment.

With a specialized work carried out by highly educated technicians in this area and with the support of national and international partners, SPODOS seeks to deepen the research work of LAVORO and enhance the performance of professional footwear, contributing thus to a general state of good health: a healthy walk, a correct posture throughout the body and a sense of emotional comfort. Go ... stiff, firm and secure. 

For an appropriate selection of professional footwear you must consider some aspects:

• The biomechanics of the foot in successive cycles of activity;
• The critical points in the reception, distribution and transfer of cargo;
• Creating and maintaining a correct posture and balance during the activity;
• The ability to trigger the needed thrust and maintain the pace during the activity.

Depending on the job, the foot is under various types of external aggressions:

• Shock;
• Falling objects;
• Lateral compression;
• Risk of drilling;
• High and/or negative temperatures;
• Corrosive and / or flammable materials;
• Lightning;
• Slippery and wet environments;
• Etc., etc., Etc., ...

The main functions of shoes are to provide:

• Security, reducing the risk of foot injuries;
• Protection;
• Comfort;
• Etc..., etc..., etc..., ...

One should take into account four aspects under a biomechanical point of view:

• Adaptation of the shoe to the shape and dimensions of the foot;
• Adaptation of the shoe to physiological movements of the foot;
• Capability of damping the loads derived from the contact between the foot and the ground;
• Anti-slip characteristics.