The INSITE® Behind Carhartt Insoles

by | Aug 3, 2017 | Case Study, Product Design

CARHARTT BOOTS WORK HARDER WITH INSITE® INSOLES.

Carhartt is well-known for durable boots that work just as hard as the people who wear them, and that applies both outside and inside their shoes. Using INSITE® research and material technology, Carhartt insoles offer dynamic arch support and high-performing anti-fatigue foam, easing stress on the foot during and after taxing work days.

THE CHALLENGE: OPTIMIZING CARHARTT INSOLES FOR THE TOUGH STUFF.

As a company that prides itself on supporting workers, Carhartt needed an insole solution for its footwear lines that was designed around worker’s unique needs. To achieve that goal meant using an insole that provides great cushioning, arch support, and natural body alignment for all-day comfort.

The insoles would have to hold up to the level of rugged performance Carhartt is known for, while providing all-day underfoot comfort for jobs and activities that require long periods of walking and standing.

THE SOLUTION: DESIGNING AN INSOLE THAT STANDS UP TO HARD WORK

INSITE® worked with Carhartt to understand the unique function of their footwear lines so we could recommend the ideal shape and foam for their products. Our goal was to enhance the brand’s already rugged boots with an insole that would help reduce fatigue and ensure long-term comfort for hikers and workers.

The solution was INSITE® Contoura®, a patented ergonomic shape derived from more than 120,000 3D foot scans administered by podiatrists. This shape is designed to maximize natural alignment, stance and movements for maximum biomechanical efficiency, especially during extensive activity or hard labor

THE RESULT: GIVING PEOPLE MORE POWER OVER LONG DAYS

To enhance the already lightweight, durable, and breathable design Carhartt offers in its footwear, INSITE® technology provides anti-fatigue foam with a high compression set for excellent rebound and comfort. The unique tetrapod design in the front foot helps disperse foot compression in multiple directions to preserve the insole’s shape, so that the Carhartt insole provides enduring comfort for the full life of the shoe. 

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The result is an insole that makes life, work, and play a little easier. Carhartt insoles, built with INSITE® technology, come standard in many of its hard working boots, and they are available to purchase separately as replacement insoles.

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