We crave a stronger connection with nature, especially in the modern world. STRYDA SOLES pave the way for your best walk, run and movement.
It is time the world adapted to more natural solutions... and here's the best part, natural solutions are the best for our bodies and the planet. Especially when we combine this approach with the biomechanical science of human movement.
So how did we achieve this? Our key ingredient and construction process uses 100% natural Portuguese cork. Cork has the perfect balance between flexibility and shock absorption to allow the foot to do it's thing as nature intended. It is reinforced with a thin layer of cotton mesh to make it strong enough for months to years of use.
The modern world poses extremely problematic conditions for the organic tissues of your body. Most of the surfaces we move on are harsh, unnatural and continuously flat. Especially unideal when we consider how long we need to to maintain our best health and active lifestyles as we get older.
With STRYDA SOLES you unflatten the ground and feel the difference. The metatarsal trigger points engage your foot to maximise forefoot splay, while medial and lateral arch trigger points guide and activate your muscles at the ideal time in each phase of the gait cycle.
You will feel the change in muscle leverage of all the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles in your feet and the rest of the body. STRYDA SOLES are perfectly contoured and flexible to allow natural movement while also guiding your feet over time. Cork does wonders and mother nature made it perfect and that's how we kept it...unchanged!
STRYDA SOLES do change how you move, so it may feel strange and unnatural when you first wear them. This will quickly become second nature as they train and strengthen your feet every time you put them on, and will continue to strengthen your feet for the times when you go barefoot.
As cork is an organic material it will naturally wear down overtime. This is totally normal and even advantageous as it will take and absorb the impact of the ground so that your joints, soft tissue and bones don’t have to. You will find that STRYDA SOLES will mould to the shape of your foot and may even chip - but they will continue to serve for a minimum of 6-12 months with many of our resident pairs at STRYDA HQ pushing the 3 year mark.
The win/win scenario is perfected when nature itself is minimally impacted through the production and use of our products. STRYDA is dedicated to designing and creating products that are 100% sustainable, ethically sourced and naturally better for our bodies and the environment.
No plastic. No Glues. We use a natural bonding technique.
To top it off, cork has so many amazing properties for your body it seems almost too good to be true! Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-odour, anti-perspirant, shock absorptive, flexible, vegan, hypoallergenic, lightweight and resilient. Absolutely wild right?
Ultimately, you will walk, run and move differently. Improving balance, efficiency, splay and grip on the ground and shock absorption. We have found the best answer to reducing the otherwise unavoidable stresses of moving over flat, man made surfaces over your lifetime. STRYDA SOLES bring a natural surface to your feet.
Why do you deserve better solutions than orthotics and cushioned shoes? The body is a perfectly designed machine. We need to let it do it's thing and only provide the ideal amount of support and guidance to cope with repetitive and unnatural stresses. Too much cushioning has been shown to actually increase stress on the joints, while orthotics that are too stiff and overpowering can restrict natural movement and cause more harm than good long term.
Why does the world need a better answer than going barefoot? The simple answer is unnatural man made surfaces such as concrete, tiles and floorboards. Between your bodyweight and the force of impact through movement, going barefoot would mean your body's organic tissues must absorb the impact of these harsh surfaces. Your joints need to last your entire lifetime. Take care of them!
Our proprietary design has been over a decade in the making and we have worked with feet as podiatrists since 1999. We are passionate about finding and developing new solutions for the impact of the world on your feet with STRYDA SOLES.
The relationship we have with our feet and the planet is well overdue for change. Both are closely connected and totally dependent on each other. Let's move with nature. This is our vision at STRYDA.