USA Pickleball is excited to announce Zelus Insoles signed a multi-year extension to continue as the Official Insole for USA Pickleball and its members. Created with their patented SmartCells® anti-fatigue cushioning technology that stemmed from years of anti-fatigue mat production and custom orthotic expertise researched by the parent companies, SATECH, Inc. and Fastech Labs, who combined have over thirty years of experience working with medical professionals and athletes.
Zelus Insoles provides off-the-shelf products designed to allow players to take preventative measures to protect their feet while playing pickleball, whether you have healthy feet or need injury-related support. The SmartCells Technology offloads up to 20% of the impact force that hits players’ joints when playing, supporting their feet (and bodies) to help avoid unwanted injuries.
In the past year, Top Pro Pickleball Athletes Catherine Parenteau, John Sperling, Kasandra Gehrke, Tom DeCaprio, Gizmo, and Tyler Loong have all become sponsored by Zelus…and now they won’t play without them in their shoes.
“After using the Zelus PRO Model for hours on court, I noticed my legs and feet were not as tired and achy as normal. I have had plantar fasciitis before, so I have to be very careful what I use for my shoes and inserts. Zelus has definitely helped me avoid those injuries, and helped boost my recovery time after events,” said Kasandra Gehrke, 2021 USA Pickleball Indoors National Champion and newest member of the Zelus team.
USA Pickleball members can purchase these high-quality products directly at ZelusInsoles.com, with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee or through PicklebalCentral.com, an official retail partner of USA Pickleball.
Zelus activations include being on-site at the Jigsaw Health Tournament of Champions held in Brigham City, Utah August 16th – 22nd at the Brigham City Pickleball Courts and select USA Pickleball National Championships Series tournaments.
“Zelus is thrilled to extend our partnership as the official insole of USA Pickleball,” said Chad Lindstrom, VP of Marketing for Zelus. “Our first year together enabled us to help many pickleballers reduce pain and injuries on the court and, of course, helped them ‘Feel the Zeal’ while playing. This renewed partnership will continue to allow us to help the Pickleball community to play pain free!”
“USA Pickleball is excited to announce a multi-year partnership extension with Zelus as many pickleball athletes are already benefiting from their high-quality insoles,” said George Bauernfeind, Chief Marketing Officer of USA Pickleball. “It’s great to partner with Zelus who enable our members to play pickleball for hours at a time.”
After years of development and testing, Zelus Insoles officially launched in 2017 as a line of performance insoles engineered to help prevent injuries, improve performance, and reduce pain. Zelus was developed by SATECH, Inc, which invented and patented SmartCells® Cushioning Technology to help ensure safer work and play surfaces. After more than 25 years of success with mats and flooring, the 1″ SmartCells were re-engineered to allow the legendary cushioning to fit in your shoe. The acquisition of Fastech Labs, who has over 30 years of experience creating custom orthotics for athletes, then paved the way for the development of a premium over-the-counter insole solution unlike anything on the market. This powerful combination of SmartCells cushioning fused with custom orthotic components gives you Zelus; The insole to end all insoles. The Zelus mission is to improve lives, prevent injuries, and keep people healthy so that they can continue to do what they love. It’s time for everyone to #FEELTHEZEAL. zelusinsoles.com/pickleball/
About USA Pickleball
The USA Pickleball Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) was established in 2005 to further the advancement of the sport on a national level. As the official governing body of pickleball in the United States, USA Pickleball promotes the growth of pickleball by maintaining the rules, setting player ratings, advancing the sport through its national network of 2,000+ ambassadors, and sanctioning tournaments. Since 2013, USA Pickleball has grown 1,000% in its membership to 47,000. More information can be found at usapickleball.org.
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