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This Shoe-Insole Company is Making Headways on Tour

With all the time golfers spend on their feet while they’re on the course, comfort is key. Though comfortable shoes are important, ALINE, a shoe-insole company gaining popularity on tour, might be something to consider for those looking for some support for their feet. The ALINE insoles feature a shock-absorbing gel, a biomechanics-friendly suspension system and ribs on the insole to help maintain better balance and stability on the course. This technology helps keep your body properly aligned, which minimizes the fatigue we all feel in our feet after a tough walk. The suspended structure also helps back, muscle and joint pain, and will help avoid foot injuries such as plantar fascitis. The company boasts that more than 100 tour players, including Kevin Na, 2157794Kelly Kraft and Ken Duke, plus caddies and teaching professionals are using the inserts. For more info, click here. —Claire Rogers

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ALINE Performance Insoles

I’m a sucker for a good golf gimmick, and I’ve tried just about everything to help my game. When I got the chance to review a set of “golf performance insoles” from ALINE, I knew I had to see what it was all about.

ALINE is a company that makes multiple types of insoles for everything from daily wear, to cycling and golf. I’m unclear on the differences between them, but this review is specifically for the Golf model. The first thing I noticed after taking them out of the bag is that they are much more rigid than I anticipated. They look very nice and are made of quality materials. Now for the real test, how did they perform?

It’s really important to follow the directions with these rigid insoles, because your feet will take some time to conform to the new shape. If you don’t, you’ll probably have a pretty bad experience. I broke mine in over the course of a week, wearing them an hour longer each day until they discomfort faded. The insoles feel quite odd at first. There is a pronounced bump in the middle of the insole and noticeable arch support, that really feels unnatural. Once the break-in process is complete, this feeling goes away and it’s actually going back to standard insoles that feels strange.

ALINE Performance Insoles

I wore these in my work boots full time and would transfer them to my golf shoes on the weekends. Let me get this part out of the way; the ALINEs did not directly help my golf game one bit. Having said that, they are a quality product that will get a recommendation from me. Once I became used to my new foot position, they helped my back and hip pain, my balance and my foot pain and fatigue. I could walk 18 holes without issue and more importantly, I could work my physically demanding job without the pain that used to plague me.

For the price point, you can’t do much better in terms of comfort and possible pain relief. I’m still wearing these insoles every day, over 3 months after I first received them. I don’t often gush over products, but these have made a world of difference for me, even if I’ve played some of the worst golf of my life in them.

ALINE Golf insoles retail for $69.95 and can be purchased directly from ALINE at www.aline.com

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Bryan McLean

Tour Player Earnings Grow on ALINEs

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(Marblehead, MA) – ALINE, creators of a new class of golf equipment that replaces your shoes insoles, announced the results of a recent study done on the performance and earnings of Professional Golfers prior to and subsequent to putting ALINEs in their shoes.

An analysis was done of Money Earned by 18 Professionals who recently started wearing ALINEs in their shoes and the results were amazing. Total Money Earned by these 18 Players in five events prior to wearing ALINEs was $4,431,700.00. Total Money Earned in five events subsequent to adopting ALINEs was $6,960,000.00. That’s an average increase in winnings of over 57% and all 18 Players rank in Top 50% of 2016-2017 Money Earners!

“Each week, more and more Professional Golfers are discovering the advantages of wearing ALINEs in their shoes,” said Derek Carroll, Founder and CEO of ALINE Systems. “We are excited to see results like these and I can tell you the Players are excited too! When you provide benefits like increased power and distance, improved balance and accuracy, and a decrease in fatigue, Players have taken notice.”

To date more than 100 Players, Caddies and industry professionals have worked with the ALINE technical staff. They’ve all recognized the benefits of wearing ALINE both on and off the course. More than 40 Professional Golfers have worn ALINE this year.

So far this season, three victories have been achieved and over $7.3 Million have been earned by players with ALINEs under their feet.

For more information on ALINE visit their website at www.ALINE.com.

About ALINE
Founded in 2005 by a team dedicated to improving performance and health from the ground up, ALINE patented technology optimizes a golfer’s performance by properly aligning the back, hips, knees and ankle.   This helps reduce lower body fatigue and improves swing mechanics, resulting in maximization of ground force reaction for more distance and accuracy.  Proven by 10 Professional wins, Olympic Gold Medals, over 100 X Games medals and doctors across the country, ALINEs are designed for performance in sports and life.  ALINE makes similar equipment for Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking, Cycling, Gym Workouts, Running, Walking and General Fitness activities.  ALINE…what’s inside counts.

Tour Professionals have a New Piece of Equipment in their shoes – ALINE’s

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(Marblehead, MA) – ALINE, creators of a new class of golf equipment that replaces your shoes insoles, announced today that Tour Professionals, including Ken Duke, Kevin Na, DA Points and over 40 more have worn their patented Foot Suspension System this year. 2157794

Each week, more and more players on the Tour are discovering the advantages of wearing ALINE. Tour Rep Mark Gerent stated, “in my 15 years working on tour this is the broadest adoption of a new product I seen.”  To date more than 100 Tour players, caddies and industry professionals have worked with the ALINE technical staff. They’ve all recognized the benefits of wearing ALINE on the course and off.

So far this season, three victories have beenachieved and over $5,000,000.00 have been earned by players with ALINEs under their feet.  ALINE Golf is engineered with the World’s First Foot Suspension System, designed to help improve performance and comfort on the golf course.

For more information on ALINE visit their website at www.ALINE.com.

About ALINE
Founded in 2005 by a team dedicated to improving performance and health from the ground up, ALINE patented technology optimizes a golfer’s performance by properly aligning the back, hips, knees and ankle.   This helps reduce lower body fatigue and improves swing mechanics, resulting in maximization of ground force reaction for more distance and accuracy.  Proven by 10 PGA Tour wins, Olympic Gold Medals, over 100 X Games medals and doctors across the country, ALINEs are designed for performance in sports and life.  ALINE makes similar equipment for Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking, Cycling, Gym Workouts, Running, Walking and General Fitness activities.  ALINE…what’s inside counts.

Media members interested in field testing ALINE Golf’s Foot Suspension System for an editorial review should contact Joe Wieczorek joe@themediagroupinc.com of The Media Group or call (847) 956-9090.

ALINE Dealer and User To Coach US Ski Team

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AZCARATE TO COACH THE BEST OF THE BEST IN CHILE
Ellicottville (NY) locals know Miguel Azcarate for many things. He’s a former professional ski racer from Spain. He and his wife Kimberly Reading own the landmark Mud Sweat n’ Gears Ski and Snowboard Shop. He is the Training Center Director at Holiday Valley. He’s a longtime ski coach who operates the Ligety Weibretch Summer Ski Camp in Mount Hood, Oregon, coaching alongside Ted Ligety and Andrew Weibretch.
  
Now he’s adding something new to his long list of credentials: Azcarate was asked by U.S. Ski Team to be a guest coach at the men’s fall speed camp in Chile. “I’ve worked with many coaches and athletes from the World Cup and U.S. Ski Team for the last seven years at our summer ski camp in Mount Hood,” Azcarate explained. “These athletes are the best skiers in the world, so I’m looking forward to this opportunity,” he said of his upcoming 2-3 week-long trip.
In Chile, Azcarate will be coaching Ligety and Weibretch, as well as Marco Sullivan, Steve Nyman and Travis Ganong, although no specific duties are on the docket as of yet. “I will be helping with anything they need,” Azcarate said.
The camp will be held at Corralco Ski Area, a premier race training venue in the southern part of Chile. While heading to Chile may be a culture shock to many, Azcarate is very familiar with the country. “I spent many years ski racing in Chile, specifically at Portillo, La Parva and Termas de Chilan. I’m really looking forward to skiing in Chile again,” he said. Unquestionably, Miguel knows the sport of skiing. Azcarate originates from San Sebastian, Spain and has skied throughout Europe and North and South America. He took a liking to ski racing at a young age in the western Pyrenees Mountains and started racing extensively throughout Europe. Through skiing and the love of travel, Azcarate made his way to Ellicottville, and has called it home for the last 30 years.
Permission was granted by the Ellicottville Times to recreate the above article written by Alicia Dziak

ALINE and GURU Launch Online Training Center for Cycling Insoles

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ALINE and GURU Launch Online Training Center for Cycling Insoles

Wilton, Conn. (June 15, 2015) – ALINE Systems, an official partner of GURU (a Dorel Sports brand), has launched a new online training center for the brand’s cycling-specific insoles.

“ALINE is committed to providing our retailers with the necessary tools to engage consumers with our product,” said Derek Carroll, ALINE President. “Access to online training will allow our retailers to easily retain product knowledge and deliver outstanding results for their customers.”

ALINE partnered with GURU in 2013 to launch a new cycling-specific insole available exclusively to GURU retailers. Utilizing a laser-guided fitting platform, ALINE insoles provide a full-foot interface to properly align a cyclist’s legs to deliver optimal pedaling performance from the ground up.

“GURU recognizes the value in delivering a complete bike fit experience that goes beyond bike positioning,” said Morten Kristiansen, GURU General Manager. “ALINE provides our retailers with access to a premium brand to elevate their fit services.”

GURU retailers can access ALINE training here: http://Academy.ALINE.com and learn more about Aline at www.ALINE.com.

VB1.1ABOUT DOREL INDUSTRIES INC.:

Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company’s lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and Bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. Dorel’s powerfully branded products include global juvenile brands Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Bébé Confort and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco and Infanti. In Recreational/Leisure, brands include Cannondale, GURU, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse and SUGOI.  Dorel’s Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of both domestically produced and imported furniture products, principally within North America. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs 6,300 people in facilities located in twenty-four countries worldwide.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Bill Rudell

805.553.9746 | bill.rudell@cyclingsportsgroup.com

Hubbard Preps for NFL Combine in ALINEs

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When the difference between a first or fifth round selection can hinge upon tenths of a second, athletes will do everything they can for that extra advantage. Within IMG Academy’s NFL Combine training program, the Athletic and Personal Development staff have been proactive in the research and application of performance technologies to encourage their athletes to reach the next level. ALINE Systems, a leader in movement efficiency and functional mechanics, is one of a number of performance companies who lend their expertise. ALINE’s role during the initial NFL Combine athlete assessments was to evaluate each athlete’s lower body mechanics. Adrian Hubbard, a 6’6’’, 252-lb standout linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide, was one of several players who took special interest in the ALINE advantage.

As part of the initial assessment, Hubbard was fit using cutting-edge fit stand technology and provided a pair of ALINE Performance Insoles. He quickly noticed the difference in power transfer and response when working on his approach and agility drills, “I can really feel my legs staying straighter and my knees don’t collapse inwards. A lot more powerful and quicker response.” With his body in the correct bio-mechanical position, power was being driven to the proper engines to fuel him. Hubbard, a Georgia native, opted out of his final year of eligibility to chase his NFL dreams. During his tenure at Alabama with Coach Nick Saban, Hubbard won 2 BCS National Championships, 1 SEC Championship and garnered multiple personal accolades.

Recently, Hubbard was fortunate enough to be one of the elite athlet’s selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. In the midst of a hectic training and travel schedule he forgot to transfer his ALINEs into his practice cleats on Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice, and felt something was off. He did not make that mistake again during practice or during his game, and made an impressive six tackles at the Senior Bowl. At the conclusion of the game, in the hustle and bustle of interviews and saying goodbye to fellow pigskin warriors, Hubbard forgot to retrieve his cleats with the ALINEs inside. Once back on the IMG Academy campus, he was relieved to find another pair waiting for him.

IMG Academy aligns with a variety of industry leading performance companies to provide each NFL Combine athlete with every edge possible leading up to the ‘world’s toughest job interview’. The integration of ALINE provides athletes with a product and service that not only prevents future injuries, but also helps increase athletic performance though proper alignment.