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Joya Shoes

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by CamWhite, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. CamWhite

    CamWhite Active Member

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    Anyone here tried them? They are not available in North America yet, but I have just received a pair for evaluation. They are apparently very popular in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. I would be interested in your feedback if you have tried them.

    In a few week's time, I will be writing a review on these shoes.

  2. Ian Drakard

    Ian Drakard Active Member

    Not come across them yet. Look like some of them have a bit more of a heel differential than other rocker soles?

    Got to love the 'anti-cellulite' claims on the website though ;)

    Look forward to your review
  3. Griff

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  4. CamWhite

    CamWhite Active Member

    The anti-cellulite-shoe campaign is history. For that matter, the Joya brand has decided to abstain from any fitness/toning or medical therapeutic benefits. The brand message is simply focused on making walking a physically and emotionally pleasant experience. No more, no less.
  5. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    How can they claim "emotionally" if l just step in dog S*@t in a new pair of $300 shoes, the shoe is not going to put me in any better emotionally state, promise.
  6. CamWhite

    CamWhite Active Member

    Agreed. Watch out for the dog S*@t. Dog S*@t happens!
  7. CamWhite

    CamWhite Active Member

    It's been more than a few weeks. I have now been wearing them for about four months. Here's the review:

  8. CamWhite

    CamWhite Active Member

    Joya shoes have been working quite well for people with fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia, and just plain old bony feet. But I was curious to see how they would work for people with plantar fibromatosis, and similar conditions. Since the shoes are not board-lasted your foot is directly in contact with the soft PU midsole, I felt that they could be beneficial for these conditions.

    Yesterday, a woman hobbled into the store, complaining that she could not find a comfortable shoe, and that her orthoses were killing her feet. She said her doctor had diagnosed her with plantar fibromatosis, and sure enough there were two visible and very hard nodules behind her 2nd and 4th metatarsal heads of both feet. I asked her to try on a pair of Joya shoes. As soon as she stood up, there was a huge smile on her face and she began walking normally.

    I believe that the soft PU midsole could be quite beneficial for many with plantar fibromatosis or other prominences that could otherwise make walking painful.
  9. alessandro costa

    alessandro costa Active Member

    i'm an italian podiatrist and i'm trying joya shoes for about 5 o 6 months... i also have a functional custom orthosis 'cuz i have pronated flat foot. at first impression i was feeling like drunk, can't control very much my feet. later was much better but i was feeling pain in achille's thendon so i had to stop for a while and put back my antipronation running shoes to walk. than back the joya shoes and was better. with joya shoes you can't run and you can't stand too much in the same position. are nice to walk normal-fast in the city. not good in all terrain. i'm tall and thin but i guess the work much better in fat people with knee pain and forefoot pain. they can absorb lot of weight. I don't believe you can have cellulite relief or development of muscles. there are studies about this shoes yet? ciao Alessandro from italy

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