Doctors Alfonso Martínez Nova and Fran Monzó lead a team with more than 30 years of experience in biomechanics and podiatry research.
Their passion and love for the sport have prompted them to design a sock that combines science and expertise in the run.
In this video, they explain how they have made it possible.
Dr. Fran Monzó
Expert in biomechanical podiatry, clinical pathology in athletics, and pathology and orthopedics of the lower extremity. Dr. Monzó completed his training at specialized centers at the Complutense University of Madrid, the European University of Madrid, and Miguel Hernández University.
During his career, he has combined his teaching role at universities such as Miguel Hernández and UCAM, with an entrepreneurial spirit that has led him to found the companies Perpedes Tecnoinsole Engineering and Fixtoe, both to improve podiatric health standards in sports.
As a result of Dr.Monzó’s passion for the field, he holds the patent for an orthopedic device (Fixtoe) created for the treatment of metatarsal pain and the Podoks biomechanical socks, which are here to revolutionize the world of running.
Dr. Alfonso Martínez
Dr. Martinez has a degree and master’s degree in Surgical Podiatry from the University of Barcelona and a degree from the CESPU CRL of Portugal. He is one of the leading podiatric researchers in technology for legwear with fifty articles published in leading scientific journals.
His scientific contributions are on two main lines of research: the biomechanics of human gait- computerized baropodometry- and the analysis of podiatric variables using functional socks. As a result, his research has allowed him to establish the scientific bases of Podoks.
In this sense, his love for science and sports has made it possible to test his research on his own feet, in up to 8 marathons and other competitions such as the Ethio Trail of Abijatta-Shalla (Ethiopia) and the Desert Run.
Why does Podoks work?
More than 30 years of experience in the field of biomechanics and podiatric research.
Cuña del Hallux
Almohadillado y separación del primer dedo que proporciona un
agarre más seguro e impulso digital más enérgico y eficaz. Mayor zancada y mejor impulso.
Pieza de 2º a 5º metatarsiano
Almohadillado en antepié de segundo a quinto metatarsiano que controla la tensión en la fascia plantar y músculos plantares del pie disminuyendo así la fatiga.
Banda compresiva arco
Banda elástica de compresión extra en el arco interno que aumenta la estabilidad dinámica del pie generando una pisada más segura y eficaz.
Almohadillado en el talón que reduce el impacto en cada zancada, favoreciendo una mejor amortiguación en carrera.
Padding and separation of the first toe provide a safe grip for a more efficient transfer of energy, greater stride,
and better momentum.
Cushion for 2nd to 5th metatarsal
The forefoot padding of the second to the fifth metatarsal helps with tension
in the fascia plantar and plantar muscles decreasing fatigue.
Compressive arch band
An elastic compression
band on the inner arch
increases dynamic stability for
a safe and effective stride.
A padded heel reduces the impact on each side stride for better cushioning on the run.
Without Podoks – This is a dynamic baropodometry with the patient’s own sock. There is hyper pressure in the first toe and a slight hyper pressure in the first metatarsal head of the left foot..
With Podoks -The baropodometric with the Podoks sock shows the reduction of pressures under the first toe and first metatarsal head, balancing plantar support.
Without Podoks – Notice plantar pressure on the left foot, wearing his own sock, in a patient with hyper pressure on the first metatarsal head associated with mild hyperkeratosis under it.
With Podoks – In the same patient wearing the Podoks sock, notice the support pattern in the forefoot, as well as a separation of the first toe from the second, improving its biomechanical function.
Publication by the
Spanish Magazine of Podiatry
«The soft base of the hallux
will tend to activate the
windlass mechanism early, improving the strength and balance as forces dissipate through the plantar fascia of the foot, optimizing the propulsive phase in running or walking.»
plantar pressures under
the first metatarsal head.
of the pressure
on the first toe.