Z-Liner insoles are a product of over 4 years of research and development. We originally set out with one goal in mind; create an insole that provided unrivaled comfort. Since then, this one goal has turned into several. We didn't just stop at comfort, we have built our insoles to be superior in every category of comparison. We are confident when we say that no other insole matches the performance that Z-Liners provide. Our insoles will change the way YOU feel.
The anatomy of the foot is incredibly complex, with as many as 20,000 nerve endings just in the sole! These are all interconnected with other vital organs of your body, so it is easy to imagine the negative impact that unsuitable insoles could have, not just on your feet but your whole wellbeing.
How do existing insoles actually cater to all of the different foot shapes? Unfortunately, the short answer is, they don't. You may see insoles that need to be cut with scissors to ensure "best fitment". You may also see memory foam insoles which typically quickly "bottom-out" because the foam's core structure is weak. Whilst having some kind of insole may be better than none, it is worth taking an extra step to find an insole that truly is optimal for your foot and make every second you spend on your feet better!
We are an active team that participate in a range of activities such as Running, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Mountain-Biking, Motocross, Snowboarding and Hiking. We are familiar with the strains such strenuous activities impose on our bodies, and many start at the feet!. We knew from the beginning that the ideal insole had to be able to withstand the large amounts of pressure these kinds of activities put on one's feet and the rest of their body.
Our insoles are the product of 4 years of testing and engineering. When you buy a pair of Z-Liners here on KickStarter, you're getting top quality, revolutionary insoles for only £17/$21. The reason for this; our insoles are made in our own factory, we are able to cut significant costs that other brands face. This allows us to cut the mark-up from our insoles entirely. This also lets us bring you the most recent technology in the insole market for half the price that you would normally see. If we used a 3rd party factory instead, the price of Z-Liners would double or even triple in some cases. Everything on our insole has been carefully considered. Our main concern is our supporters health and overall wellbeing. We use many distinct processes to create each pair of Z-Liners. More info on this below!
Our honeycomb design uses one of nature's strongest patterns to create an ideal footbed for performance and for your wellbeing. The strength of our HPE (High Performance Elastomer) material and ergonomic design allows the insole to actively adapt to your feet without compromising structural integrity and stability. This means you won't experience bottom-outs/flat spots. Z-liners hold their form under the most demanding times, giving an exceptional feeling of balance and grounded-ness. Balance is a crucial element to have in one's arsenal, as it is important in any activity we do, and the last thing you need letting you down is your insoles!
Our insoles have been tested with different types of microorganisms and are proven to be effective at fighting them off (*please refer to test results further down). Have extra confidence in your Z-liners knowing that bacteria and microbes are being actively fought-off, even when you're not wearing them!
Z-Liners are friendly to our bodies and the environment as well. We use a unique manufacturing process which allows us to build our entire insole without using any harsh glues or bonding compounds. This means you don't have to worry about any foreign substances being absorbed into your skin and the environment after disposal. Also makes them the perfect pair to wear with your feet bare. You can even use them sock-less!
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There are over 250,000 sweat glands in our feet, secreting up to a half-pint of sweat a day. Our breathable mesh fabric and honeycomb design allows for moisture to dissipate away from the foot and bring in airflow to help keep your feet as dry, cool and odor-free as possible. Also, being that there are no adhesives used, it gives even greater airflow by leaving the pores of the insole unobstructed by glue and other adhesive compounds.
Added support that forms to your arch as your wear them, helping bring a more confident sense of balance and also helping reduce and remove pain in your lower extremities. Our robust honeycomb design and durable material provide ultimate shock absorbing properties and give your feet added rest by dispersing the hard impact throughout the insole, harnessing your whole foot rather than focusing stress on localized areas.
We didn't just stop at using antimicrobial/antibacterial properties. We have gone above and beyond to make sure the Z-Liners could also withstand the harshness of being thrown in the wash and dryer for a few hours. If you soil them, don't worry about buying another pair, just toss them in the washing machine like you would with your clothes and garments. They'll come out fresh and clean!
It's counter-intuitive to make an insole that is anything less than a precise fitment. Its our feet we're talking about here! If our feet aren't happy, we aren't either. This is why we made it a priority to make sure that our insoles were made in all sizes, even half sizes! No more cutting or trimming necessary!
Currently, we are getting ready for our global launch. We recently had Z-liners in a small test market in the U.K. We were received positively and have over 100 reviews generated from our customer base. In our test release, we used different colors, we had beige, black, brown and orange. The insoles also had a different logo that we felt didn't do the insole its justice. We decided to create a new color scheme for our global release and also added highly reflective material to our new minimal logo placed under the heel. We had our eyes set on charcoal grey as it makes a perfect unisex color.
We are hoping that you can help reach our goal and potentially beyond! This will allow us to start shipping our insoles internationally in bulk for a reduced shipping price. More leaps and bounds to come!
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Risks and challenges
Everything is on-track! Manufacturing is on schedule and we don't foresee any issues or delays to arise. We are also aware that the future sometimes brings surprises, but we will continue to stay on top of things and make updates whenever necessary.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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