VKTRY GEAR, the fast growing, industry leader in Performance Insoles for heightened athletic performance and injury protection, has officially partnered with one of the most exciting prospects in the MLB, Julio Rodriguez. After 10 months in a row of year over year sales increases, the Seattle Mariners prospect will continue to help fuel business growth for the company.
“Once I started using VKTRY’s carbon fiber insoles, I knew I’d never use anything else,” said Rodriguez. “VKTRY has completely changed the way I train, compete and recover. Power starts from the ground up. During my swing especially, I can feel that return of energy that the carbon fiber provides.”
“We are thrilled to have Julio representing VKTRY because he is one of the best power and speed players in baseball – and has been wearing our insoles for the last two years,” said VKTRY CEO Steve Wasik. “We see the same level of potential in Julio that we saw in Jonathan Taylor before his breakout NFL season and in former ambassador Vladimir Guerrero Jr. prior to his breakout 2021 MLB season.”
Rodriguez has excelled at each level of the minor leagues, and led the Dominican Republic Olympic Team to a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Dubbed as the MLB’s next superstar, Rodriguez is the Mariners top prospect and is currently the No.1 ranked outfield prospect in all of baseball. Off the field, Rodriguez taught himself fluent English by age 18, and is a fan favorite on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and now YouTube.
Rodriguez added: “With VKTRY Insoles I am able to run faster and have a more explosive first step which is critical in the outfield. At the plate, I feel more powerful and even noticed my bat speed increase since I started wearing VKs. The boost in performance and protection gives me confidence going into every game I play.”
VKTRY has had an amazing track record of aligning with elite athletes. Just 6 months ago, VKTRY signed Indianapolis All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor, who this season led the NFL In rushing yards, touchdowns and recorded the fastest speed on the field (22.13 MPH). The company’s roster of superstar athletes also includes NBA legend Tracy McGrady, Captain of the Gold Medal-winning US Women’s Volleyball Team Jordan Larson, and three-time PGA Major winner Padraig Harrington.
Made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber, VKTRY Insoles store and return energy to the athlete. They also provide a “spring-like” effect to improve shock absorption and reduce the load and stress on the athlete’s body. In independent performance testing, athletes wearing VKs increased their broad jump by an average of +4.0”, their vert by +1.6” and improved their 40 times by 0.12 seconds. Because all athletes are not alike, VKs are customized based on the size of the athlete and the sport or activity. VKTRY’s Gold Insoles are available in five different levels of flexibility to optimize performance, protection and comfort.
“VKTRY’s Gold Insoles have been designed for serious athletes, while our recent launch of Silver Insoles appeals to more casual, lifetime athletes,” stated Wasik. “More and more athletes are discovering the performance and protection benefits of VKTRY Insoles.”