Here is what Somnio is all about ( straight from their website) :
Somnio is Latin for “dream.” Our mission is to help people achieve their lifestyle goals and do so while remaining injury and pain free. We aren’t just selling shoes; we’re solving problems, and are helping to make some dreams come true along the way.
Somnio is founded on the principle that shoes should adapt to the individual and improve biomechanics. Every person is different, and we believe that every pair of shoes should be different, too, so we built a platform for making that possible. Our exclusive system of almost infinite shoes and limitless possibilities was designed in the nation’s leading sports medicine lab, and then tested and refined there on real people, just like you. Our adjustable component system is superior to every running and casual shoe currently on the market.
We believe focus provides a clear path to achievement. We are focused on making great shoes that accommodate to every individuals needs. We are focused on building the perfect Somnio shoe for you.
I took my PT to the fitting so that she could see the process and make sure all of my lovely and unique issues were addressed.
I went to Gear for Multisports, a store in Clermont, FL. I called ahead to make sure that there would be someone there that day as it was a bit of a drive ( little over an hour). The owner, Kimberly, advised me she would be there to do the fitting personally.
When I arrived, Kimberly greeted me and got straight to work on starting my fitting. She checked the wear on my current shoes which wasn't much because I purchased them 9 months ago, right before I got injured (hmmmmmm??) and haven't run too many miles since.
Here are some pictures to try to show you the process.....Thanks Jan (my PT) for being a great photographer while I was the guinea pig!
I cannot do a full review on the shoe yet, because I am still adjusting and tweaking.....Have a few spots that are hurting here and there and I am trying to work it out.
I will tell you that they have definitely made a difference in my knee/imbalance issues on the right side and I expend less energy as I no longer have to compensate on that side. Because I have a very wide toe box and a narrow heal, the fit is just not quite the same as my old shoes......I am going to give them a few more runs and if still having issues, I may head back over to visit Kimberly to see what we can do, but I do love the shoe.......Stay tuned........