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A NEW GENERATION OF FOOTWEAR

 

WALK BACK TO THE FUTURE - CHOOSE THE X10D.

THE X10D ONE

Moving forward was in the past.

 

Take the unique X10D footwear, extend your body and walk into the future.

 

It seems that humans of the 20th century have lost the ability for appropriate walking. Modern primitive people walked over 17 kilometers daily. In our western society, many people achieve not more than 300 – 700 meters! WHO recommends a minimum of 7000 steps a day. We tend to walk more passively and slower, resulting in a wide gait with smaller steps and more external rotation of leg and feet.

 

Research has shown that walking and running are motion sequences which are mainly selfacting. It is the central nervous system which generates and controls these movements. Brain control in walking is probably nonspecific. Central pattern generators, in the spinal cord, control these movements without major brain activity.

 

For over 120.000 generations we have been hunters/gatherers and, therefore, are we excellent longdistance walkers and runners. Evolution fixed these motion-sequences in our central nerve system and slowly developed these central pattern generators. The last 500 generations of farmers and computerusers have not changed these automatic movements yet.

 

Heel landing is mandatory, then roll forward over the lateral side of the foot to the center of the forefoot and finally push off over the big toe.

 

Wearing the X10D makes it easy to retain or restore proper walking and you easily feel the correct motionsequence. Only correct walking will “feed” you central pattern generators properly and guarantee a healthy, correct and confident body posture.

 

Walk like our ancestors did... upright, smoothly, healthy and, most of all, extensively.

 

Choose the X10D.

 

 

 

SWISS TECHNOLOGY

Concept - Created in Switzerland

 

Every product development starts with a challenge. Our challenge was to create everyday footwear respecting natural, anatomic and biomechanical requirements suitable for our (modern) environment:  modern cities with their level surfaces and pavements. To achieve this, a paradigm shift was necessary. Comfortable shoes and level surfaces have made us inactive and lazy. We tend to walk more passively and slower, resulting in a wide gait with shorter steps and more external rotation of leg and feet. Shoe concepts over the past years have created an instable surface and / or tried to activate additional muscles during walking - an ill-conceived solution. Jan Swager van Dok created a unique feedback system, which makes it easy to train and optimize natural walking even in our modern environment.

 

Development  -   Processing in Switzerland

 

Tobias Schumacher, a biomechanical specialist with vast experience in the sports shoe industry, has been able to transform this unique idea into a fantastic new kind of shoe. The X10D is the result of the requirements for shape and function merging together. The mid- and bottom-sole technology forms an exclusive solution. Tobias found the perfect balance between proprioceptive and guiding elements. The result is not only a patent protected, challenging training shoe, but also a very comfortable shoe for daily use.

 

Optimization – Research and Engineering in Switzerland

 

Together with several biomechanical and human motion experts plus recent scientific research in collaboration with Swiss universities, X10D is constantly searching to find the ultimate solution for better, healthier walking and running.

 

Implementation

 

With our state of knowledge and the varied experience we are collecting with the “X10D one” plus the results from the laboratory tests, we will be able to continuously improve our product. These findings will also allow us to create more X10D products, such as X10D kids shoes and challenging X10D running shoes.

 

TEAM

CREATIVE PEOPLE

JAN SWAGER VAN DOK

TOBIAS SCHUMACHER

NINA SWAGER VAN DOK

CEO | HEAD OF

CREATION AND SCIENCE

CEO | HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

HEAD OF DESIGN

EDUCATION | QUALIFICATION

 

Physio / Manual therapist

MSc Physiotherapy science

 

 

EXPERIENCE | SPECIALISMS

 

25 years’ experience as a physio / Manual therapist and treated over 15.000 Patient with musculoskeletal problems.

 

Research experience: with focus on walking and running in connection with human posture and low back problems.

 

 

 

MOTIVATION

 

Together with Tobias converse this simple as well as outstanding idea in an everyday and pleasant shoe.

To incite people to move and walk better, as well as supplementary, and so increase general health and reduce mechanical disorders.

EDUCATION | QUALIFICATION

 

Merchant

Biomechanical Human-motion diagnostician

Rehabilitation-Trainer

 

EXPERIENCE | SPECIALISMS

 

15 years’ experience as a competitive athlete and 5 years activate in rehabilitation.

 

More than 10 years’ active in the footwear industry as inventor & developer of shoe technologies in the orthopaedic sector

 

Completed approximately 50'000 biomechanical assessments.

 

MOTIVATION

 

Transformation! We change the way we walk over the past decades. With our flexible and variable, patent protected mid/outsole-technology, we are able to revolutionize the human gait in our modern world.

We create an unusual shoe which brings natural walking back in modern mankind. We « go back to the future » and realize, outside the comfort zone a new walking experience.

EDUCATION | QUALIFICATION

 

BA in Interaction Design

Product, Graphic and Motion Design

 

 

EXPERIENCE | SPECIALISMS

 

Greatly educated in design overall. Specialist in motion, interaction and product design.

Highly interested in the interaction between human and products and their behavior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTIVATION

 

Give people a product or experience, of which they do not yet know that it's benefits their health and is shaping the future positively. the X10D is a great product and helps the human sustainable!

 

 

 

STORES

INSTRUCTIONS

Watch the X10D Instructions - so you can walk perfectly on your marvelous shoes!

STUDIES

X10D® Study at the Bern University of Applied Sciences

 

Plantar pressure distribution in shoes X10D® with different midsole-outsole design

 

Jan Swager van Dok, Heiner Baur, Jan Cabri, Anja Hirschmüller

Download the abstract.

X10D® Study at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

 

The effect of  sensorimotor shoes, X10D® on medial knee pain; a case-control study:

 

A. Hummel, D. Möller, H.J.M. von Piekartz

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