ABOUT GENIE PRO® FOOT GUARD:
THE GOAL: Advancing the standard of soccer, American Football, rugby or Lacrosse. More SAFETY without compromising on PERFORMANCE.
We are a small company with a noble cause and limited resources. By supporting our cause with your purchase, you will be helping evolve your sport to new heights.
Read on statistics on foot and ankle injuries further below!
Genie Pro® Foot Guards are a revolutionary metatarsal foot guard technology (patent pending) that were created for the ‘MOTIVATED’ athlete in cleats seeking the extra ‘oomph’ in safety, without any detriment to performance ( Go to Gallery Page for testing). In fact, Genie Pro® Foot Guards, when worn and used according to the manufacturer’s suggested recommendations could potentially improve kicking accuracy and performance after a player adapts to them. There is no substitute for practice. Placing the well contoured metatarsal guard over the top surface of your sport boot can convert your regular midline lace style boot into a lace-less surface at a fraction of the cost of new generation boots without laces, and yet with potentially far superior safety benefits. Also, after practicing with your Genie Pro, it is possible to acheive better ball control and performance benefits. Remember, in general, fancy boots do not equate to an improvement in SAFETY for the players and probably do not objectively result in a player actually improving their performance. Our product, while providing you with a unique safety barrier, gives you additional confidence to perform well amidst trampling cleats, and at the same time, using the recommended kicking instructions can translate to improved ball control and resulting accuracy for a motivated athlete.
If you play soccer, American Football or rugby, you MUST take a SERIOUS look at Genie Pro®. The longer you play, the more likely you could expose yourself to trauma, the more frequent the micro trauma is to your feet, and the more likely the risk of metatarsal injury and ankle injury. You literally lose nothing by getting a Genie Pro as it has been specifically designed to minimize injury and maximize performance. TRY IT!
Professor David Barrett, a knee and sports injury specialist at Southampton General Hospital, states the following; “The high-technology footwear trend can cause the dreaded metatarsal injury.” “Orthopaedic surgeons are seeing a lot more metatarsal injuries in patients of the kind David Beckham and Wayne Rooney have suffered in the past – and that is because of lightweight boots.” ”The introduction of this kind of footwear came about because professional footballers, particularly strikers, wanted boots as lightweight as possible for foot speed. This means when they kick through, the lighter the foot is, the easier it is for them to move it.”The result is the players have got no protection at all – put simply, lightweight footwear equals metatarsal fractures.”’Local players should avoid lightweight boots because it is not worth putting aesthetics before protection,” he explained. “Amateur footballers should not copy their World Cup heroes and play in lightweight boots because they are causing feet fractures.’‘Usually, they are working men and having to deal with a broken foot is the last thing they need in life.
EVERY PROFESSIONAL PLAYER AND PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP IN RUSSIA ARE INVITED TO FEEL THE DIFFERENCE WITH OUR FOOT GUARD TECHNOLOGY. NOW, THERE IS SIMPLY NO REASON TO JEOPARDIZE YOUR SAFETY AT THE EXPENSE OF PERFORMANCE ANYMORE!
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT: This product was conceived and developed by a medical doctor who loved playing recreational soccer but unfortunately quit playing after sustaining a foot injury. As a result, he realized that if dangerous hard studs under boots are necessary, then a defensive guard is absolutely necessary to help protect the most exposed area of the foot, the metatarsals, from accidental injury from these same studs. Metatarsal fractures are a traumatic foot injury in soccer simply because there is very little soft tissue on top of the foot to protect the bones. Upon researching soccer traumas to feet and ankles, he learnt of ‘Footballers Ankle”, another plaguing ailment of footballers, both soccer and American Football.
As a practicing physician, safety was always a paramount feature in everything he preached and practiced. In the modern world, there is absolutely no reason to expose oneself to unnecessary danger, especially if the right equipment is available.
The inventor grew up playing and watching soccer. Eventually, as an adult family man, he watched and mentored his children in the art of kicking balls correctly as they grew up playing recreational soccer and he was present at many of their games. As an inventor and problem solver, he had to do everything possible to merge safety with performance in a cost effective way, so that the final product, would work well for everyone with no detrimental effects on performance. Since the foot guard extended over the metatarsal area of the foot, and would invariably contact part of the ball during the course of play, it was absolutely imperative that during the brief contact period with the ball, it would not affect ball control negatively, or no player would ever opt to use it. After many prototypes and multiple testing his final design Genie Pro® was ready for production.
Our company encourages all professional players to try these foot guards and lead the way into the future, leading by example.
Recreational players would then definitely see value in using them too. Just like teaching the importance of seat belts in cars and parents being role models for their kids; professional soccer players should be role models for their non-professional counterparts and should lead by example. Unlike ‘Shin Guards’, which are considered standard equipment for all players, and are well known to all in the industry, Genie Pro® Foot Guards are currently unknown in the industry as this style metatarsal guard simply does not exist, that is until now. We hope that with everyone’s support, our foot guards will eventually also earn their place as an optional or standard piece of equipment well known to all.
It’s now up to the consumer to buy them, use them and benefit from them and show that they do care about safety and performance in the sport.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS:
1) Regarding lower leg fractures, an epidemiologic study reported foot fractures in 2nd place after ankle fractures.
Ankle Fractures: 36%
Foot Fractures: 33%
Tibial(shin) Fracture: 22%
The incidence in competition or match injuries is on average 4-6 times higher than during training sessions. Despite having the lowest incidence of fractures, the shin bone is the only bone that is protected by regulation with a shin guard. You may want to consider our high performance metatarsal guards to update your gear.
2) 60% of soccer players eventually present with anterior ankle impingement syndrome (Footballers Ankle) because of repetitive impact causing microtrauma to the anterior aspect of the ankle and repeated ankle extremes of motion (either up or down). Players develop anterior pain with ankle movement and swelling of the area. Theoretically, Genie Pro® may potentially help reduce the incidence of this condition because of the benefits of the overall design. By buffering the jarring impacts during power kicks as well as reducing the extremes of motion during power shots due to the angle and the position of the guard, the cumulative damage overtime may be significantly less. This may at least help delay the onset and reduce the incidence of this phenomenon in soccer players. With time, if Genie Pro® eventually gains popularity worldwide, it will be interesting what the statistics on Footballers Ankle will indeed show.
3) Direct Contact accounts for half of all injuries in soccer. Over 30% of severe foot and ankle injuries are due to metatarsal injury and fractures. Genie Pro® Foot Guards are your best line of ‘METATARSAL’ defence and your absolute best friend when you need them the most.
Wherever sport boots with studs are present, be it in Soccer, American Football, Rugby or even Lacrosse, there is always a risk of getting cleated over the foot area, or an accidental kick into the sole/studs of an opposing player.
INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE RATE OF INJURY:
Genie Pro® Foot Guard Technology.
Trainers and responsible physicians on any team should be advocating the use of Genie Pro® now that it’s available.
Prevention is simply better than cure and we consider them to be your inexpensive long term insurance against metatarsal injury whilst guaranteeing maximum playing performance.
After sustaining a metatarsal fracture to his foot, David Beckham was out of the league for 7 weeks, Wayne Rooney was out for 14 weeks, Steven Gerrard out for 10 weeks, Gary Neville was out for 21 weeks, Ashley Cole out 12 weeks, Michael Owens out 17 weeks, John Terry …… the list goes on and on. These are the simple facts. There are several mechanisms that can cause debilitating painful metatarsal injuries. Genie Pro® Foot Guard Technology cannot prevent fractures caused by excessive rotational forces or overuse injury, but can be instrumental in protecting tissues against a direct crushing blow over the foot . As a result, it is an absolute necessity for any 21st century player seeking safety in this area. Our defence shield is designed so as not to encumber upon the players abilities but rather working in full cohesion with the players needs. This is a matter of necessity, utility and design.
Endorsed by Orthopedic Surgeon and sports injury expert Dr O’Grady of the world famous Andrews Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA. Below is the official review and endorsement:
With Genie Pro®, there will be simply no regrets, and questions like “why did this happen to me ? ” or “what if ? ” will simply be less frequent. Genie Pro® may feel insignificant to some players but to some motivated ones, it will be a God sent. Safety and Performance will ever be present especially when the player needs it.
NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS WHO CHOOSE TO USE GENIE PRO® FOOT GUARDS!
Think how long you have played without Genie Pro. Patience is a virtue. Give it some time. Rest assured that Soccer Genie Pro® Technology LLC. has put in exhaustive time and efforts in creating a great product which with time, will prove to be well worth your investment. Practicing and playing with Genie Pro will eventually help you perform at a higher level of safety and performance.
Eventually, we hope common sense and desire for safety and self improvement will prevail, and most players everywhere in the world will opt for a Genie Pro®.
Genie Pro® Foot Guard belongs to Non basic Equipment under FIFA’s Law 4:
Genie Pro® Foot Guard is the latest protective equipment available to the footballer. They are not dangerous but protective.
New generation soccer boots have been striving to attain lightweight dominance with very snug lightweight boots so as to improve ball touch, control and ultimately enabling better performance and more GOALS! Our Foot Guards when placed over the metatarsals on the top surface of these sport boots do not compromise on this very important feature, but simply add on to the experience by allowing players to kick with confidence and without fear from being cleated over the foot. Also, confidence builds quickly when using the inventors 3-Zonal Kicking Techniques as these techniques when used consistently, will ultimately bear fruit improving ball control, accuracy and power.
Genie Pro® Foot Guard Technology is sleek enough and light weight enough (1.7ounces) that it does not hamper the players agility, foot speed, ball control, safety and performance.
Simply practice then play in Genie Pro® at all times to reap all the benefits. Soccer Genie Pro® Foot Guards do not require the player to re-learn the art of kicking as most players will intuitively be able to use their original skill-set to confidently kick balls.
Like everything else in life, an adaptation period may be necessary to get the sweet feel for things that can be gratifying. Eventually, more and more professional players will use this product and will swear by the benefits as Genie Pro® works extremely well for all level players. Like everything else in life, this technology requires an open mindset, patience and the desire to embrace evolution, safety and self improvement.
TIPS FOR KICKING:
WARNING: Following these tips will ABSOLUTELY boost your accuracy by an average of 50%.
The inventor himself was well versed in the art of kicking and utilized his own playing skills to develop a 3 zonal kicking technique to simplify the art of kicking and help improve accuracy. He divides the kicking areas on the foot into Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3.
Zone 1 is the main area on the very top middle aspect of the foot or instep, or sport boot or the foot guard that also correlates to the middle portion on top of your foot located over the metatarsals.
Zone 2 is the area closer to the front area of the sport boot or the foot guard and the front end of your foot.
Zone 3 is the area on the sides of the sport boot or of the foot guard, or the sides of your foot.
By consiously processing the kicking areas into 3 zones and selecting the right option prior to kicking, will help to develop your accuracy. Like everything else in life, the key is ‘PRACTICE’ as this allows the player to obtain the feel and perfect their own technique. Because this same logic of thinking actually automatically prevails is certain situations when playing in boots without Genie Pro attached, this will be intuitively an easy transition for players.
Please see directions (included in package) and watch promotional demo video to understand the utility and simplicity of the 3 kicking zones. The tutorial is meant for any player (professional or amateur), and gives simple tips for best results at kicking. Safety benefits are present automatically at all times and ultimate performance will depend on players determination to practice and develop their own skills whilst playing in Genie Pro Foot Guards.
Enjoy the video below. Many of these situations could certainly improve after a player has comfortably adjusted to their Genie Pro®Foot Guards, thereby elevating the level of excitement of this wonderful sport.
Now, you too can experience improved all weather kicking comfort during your high power shots. Excellent product design dampens and redistributes the forces transmitted to the foot without dampening the recoil of the ball. This improves all weather player comfort and power during a high power kick.
Enjoy your Genie Pro®!
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