Spira® was initially invented by runners for runners who simply wanted more enjoyable, longer and productive runs. Out of these ideas, Spira® was born. The WaveSpring® technology offered something amazing: incredible cushioning and impact protection against the pounding, stress and fatigue associated with the sport. But the unexpected happened. The technology helped people in many other activities and situations as well. Through the remarkable support of friends, the community and others, the dream of starting Spira® became a reality.
“I’ll never forget the day that I tried on what in retrospect was the first pair of Spira shoes. It was a crude prototype. Two springs were shoved into a sliced midsole of an athletic shoe and secured with duct tape. I put the shoes on, and ventured out into the backyard to shoot around on our basketball court.”
“I spent the next two hours in utter amazement. I felt I had discovered the fountain of youth! My legs felt fresh and I didn’t have the normal aches and pains after hours of play. I knew from that moment that my life was destined to take a different path. I had to share this technology to the world.”
~Andy Krafsur, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Spira® Footwear, Inc.
Today, Spira® has sold almost 1 million pair of shoes. Even though the technology was initially developed for running, and over 150 major races and marathons have been won by runners wearing Spira® shoes, the company receives numerous letters and emails from customers all over the world expressing how Spira® has helped them in a variety of ways.
From walking to standing on the job all day, from dance fitness classes to the gym, from medical rehabilitation to relieving foot, leg and joint pain, from more enjoyable vacations to quicker recovery between activities, Spira® is making a positive impact in many people’s lives.
Receiving a testimonial letter from someone whose quality of life has improved because of Spira® is extremely rewarding. And because of these inspirational letters, the Spira® shoe line has expanded from running to other areas of footwear development and will continue to do so.For those who have already purchased Spira® footwear, thank you for your patronage and support. For those who have not yet experienced the WaveSpring® technology, please consider giving Spira® a try. Perhaps you too will have an inSPIRAtional story to share!