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Springbak Springsoles. Are they a fraud?.

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Sicknote, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Sicknote

    Sicknote Active Member

  2. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    Surely this has to be a giveaway:
    "As seen on TV" "Buy one and get a second pair free"!

    I see no verified scientific published research to back up any of the claims they are making, only testimonials.
     
  3. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Not come across these in the UK yet. I suspect it is only a matter of time.

    If they really did do all they promise to then why are they only $30??? I'll hazard a guess - erm, because they don't perhaps.

    In summary: *coughs* bullsh!t *coughs*

    Of course this doesn't mean that various people won't love them and maybe even then correlate improved performances with them. 'Some of the people some of the time' and all that. As always it's the marketing I take issue with.
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Oh and one more thing - in my opinion this company may find that the route they have taken advertising wise (shouting about how they make you jump higher, run faster etc) may be their downfall.

    Just last year the NBA banned a shoe for being 'spring-loaded'. So if this company are trying to break the professional sports team market in the US (giving team discounts, and also a special phone number for 'coaches' to call and place their orders suggests they might be) then how do they hope to succeed?

    I see a couple of national volleyball teams are allegedly already subscribers. In a sport where jumping is everything, are these performance-enhancers* actually within the laws of the game?

    *Warning - these insoles may not actually be performance enhancing in any way
     
  5. CraigT

    CraigT Well-Known Member

    Or more likely they would want the publicity... If the NBA banned them as they were 'performance enhancing', yet Joe Average could put them in their shoes and no one would know, they would sell truckloads.
    They are another 'power balance band'. No one with a critical mind would believe those claims... right Ian?:D;)

    Simple- publish data, not testimonials. Would have to be the easiest research ever...
     
  6. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Exactly my friend - only an idiot would subscribe to this... ;)
     

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