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FINALLY, something refreshing and new in soccer is here today. 'Genie Pro'. A choice, for the motivated safety and performance oriented soccer player! Protection for Performance!

 

HOW WAS THE IDEA CONCEIVED?

Out of Need!

It was invented and developed by a physician to help mitigate injury, after himself suffering a foot injury whilst playing soccer.

In life, nothing is static. When there is a need, ideas are born. If there is a desire to push the idea out there, u simply do it. The injury suffered by the inventor was serious enough to lead to this invention. This invention is potentially as big as the shin guard, but for feet. This ergonomic design is extremely  lightweight, soft and compliant, and performs its main function with zero detriment to players performance, but rather improved overall satisfaction.

Nothing was left to chance in the design of this creation. The protective foot guard had to be easily adaptable to almost every soccer shoe in production. As such, you will find custom installation instructions to help customers install these guards onto their own soccer shoes.

The inventor, being a medical doctor, sport pilot as well as an experimental aircraft builder who played college soccer back in his heydays, well understood that a balance of safety and performance are key in every design, be it with medical equipment, aviation or even in sports. He realized current shoes, including the favorite brands lacked the key safety features he would like to have, prompting his creation. As such he kept experimenting till he found the best design positively impacting safety without negatively impacting performance, while at the same time creating a new cool look!

The inventor, knowing the value of his invention reached out to Nike to help him make this technology readily available in an expedient fashion. Unfortunately, they declined. Think about it. Nike already sells hundereds of thousands of classy soccer shoes that are already selling. Why do anything different? Well, think about your own personal protection and safety for your performance. Be your own advocate for protection for long term performance! Nike will not be there when you are in pain or suffering from a foot injury, or paying your hospital bill if you ever get stomped upon.

 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." 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."  How true is that? Soccer Genie Pro Technology LLC was therefore formed to help change the status quo.

 These are some shots that actually happened in the Quatar 2022 world cup games. Most of these injuries resulted in a downed player writhing in pain, an indicator of tissue injury. Recurrent injuries of this nature eventually lead to significant foot injuries including stress fractures, anterior ankle impingement syndrome etc etc.. 

 

And Killian Mpabbe suffering a blow to his foot

Our INNOVATION, is indeed crucial for long term injury prevention and is revolutionary. Protection for performance  was born! We have done all the work and everyone who has tried our technology unanimously agree that they are not able to tell the difference when playing with a Genie Pro on their shoes compared to shoes without Genie Pros. It's so light it feels non existent, yet the protection it provides to a vulnerable area of your feet is simply second to none. Also,  surprisingly enough, the feel for the ball is still totally uncompromised and many players swear they feel extremely comfortable playing in them, without any detriment in performance. The other benefit is the guard sits over the metatarsals and could potentially be used as a sweet spot that a player can choose to kick with resulting in consistent habits especially during power kicking. The device weighs only 6grams, and studies have shown that 140grams is the perceptible weight that most players are able to feel.

The story about Ben. Ben wanted to play soccer at the age of 14. His mom knew the inventor. As a result, the inventor volunteered to spend 1hr of his time teaching Ben to play soccer. After the introduction to Genie Pro and playing in Genie Pros,  Ben opted to play in Genie Pro cleats over the competition( 2 main stream brands). It was not even close as he told his mother he felt most comfortable in his Genie Pro Cleats and asked her to return both of his other cleats back to the shop if possible. It's stories like this that make us look forward to the future with Genie Pro. The fact we are currently new on the market and relatively unknown does not mean we are not an innovative and amazing product. Initial testing by 2 professional players in Ghana, Africa confirmed we had a great product that did not in anyway negatively impact performance.

After 4 years of product development and testing, Covid struck and halted all our marketing efforts. However, we have now resumed efforts.

In the current sports environment, It's extremely hard to find top professional soccer player, yet alone sign them up, since they are almost all signed up by the major brands and are almost unapproachable. However, we will keep striving till Genie Pros are eventually a common place item, if not amongst professionals, then amongst amateurs. 

The beauty of this technology is that its very easy to use. Spend a few minutes to attach it permanently to your shoes. There are literally no negative impacts to the user. In fact, field reports indicate a potential for improved player satisfaction and safety without any loss in performance. Now, you be the judge and try it for yourself.

Just like a shin guard for the shins, Genie Pro Foot Guard is designed specifically to reduce the incidence of damage to your feet. The patented (USA and International) floating guard design easily straps down as per installation  guide/ videos. This ultra light weight guard is designed to float very snugly on the existing soccer shoe, without any restriction to any foot movements while running and kicking. The shoe stays flexible and light weight and there is no negative impact on player performance, hence players who have tried it love it.

PREVENTION OF FOOT INJURIES is an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY! In fact, most players seem to love the experience of being able to play with more comfort, persistence and determination without the fear of injury. This is GREAT for the sport, thereby increasing entertainment value!

FIFA LAW 4 states:
Non-dangerous protective equipment, for example headgear, facemasks, knee and arm protectors made of soft, lightweight padded material is permitted as are goalkeepers’ caps and sports spectacles. Our foot guards are safe and compliant with the law and maybe inspected by the referee if he is not aware of its existence. To date, no referee has disallowed this innovative Foot Guard and FIFA has been informed of its existence, and with time, we hope all referees and soccer players will be educated to the benefits of increasing foot safety.

In fact, in the 2022 Quatar World Cup games, even hard face masks made of carbon fiber were used by a Croatian top defender and a South Korean striker were allowed as they were classified as safety gear ( even though they were not made of soft padded material). Well our foot guards are fully compliant with the existing regulation!

Mission Statement: Promoting and growing a new optional standard for ball players in cleats with our innovative Foot Guard Technology. Just like the shin guard was created to protect players shins, this patented foot guard was created to protect players feet (metatarsals). We hope to eventually be OFFICIALLY FIFA APPROVED, with Genie Pros routinely used by professional players, thereby influencing amateurs to be safety consious also. With the current rules, Genie Pro could be examined by a referee to make a determination about its safety. It's made from a safe, compliant rubbery material which could never be considered dangerous by any referee. To date, none of our customers have had any referee question the right to wear this modern protective foot guard. 

We are the ONLY MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER of Genie Pro Foot Guards, a patented technology. We are willing to work with any or all soccer shoe manufacturers, as supplier of these Guards that can easily be attached by them in factory, for use by the customer. Till, that becomes a reality, please follow our attachment instructions as shown on our website. It takes a few minutes of your patience and time to improve your odds of having healthy, undamaged feet over the course of a lifetime playing soccer. Well worth 10-20 minutes of your initial investment in time for long term improved safety, security and performance.

ENDORSED by a leading Orthopedic Surgeon and sports injury expert Dr. O’Grady of the world famous Andrews Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA!

" I recommend Genie Pro Foot Guard Technology to any athlete engaged in a sporting activity that requires cleated sport boots and close proximity play, like soccer, American football, or even rugby and Lacrosse. In my expert opinion, it is an optimally designed, modern protective device for the modern day athlete."

 

Its available to every soccer player, professional or amateur today. NOT everyone will be sold on it as not everybody likes to try out new technology. Also, since high level professional players are bound by contracts with the big brand names, its not easy to penetrate the professional market. That does not mean we do not have a great product. We stand by our product as it delivers just as its designed to.  We have notified FIFA and the NCAA of its existence and it is fully compliant with existing rules and regulations.

BENEFITS:

* Cost Effective and Easy to apply

* Much improved safety. U dont feel compromised when hustling for the ball in those sleek ultralight weight beautiful cleats

* Very smart design

*It really looks fly. Gives the shoe a super cool look to it

* No sacrifices to performance. Players tend to be more explosive as they feel more protected

* Durable and compliant

* Shock-Absorbent

* Shock-Repellent

*Still accomplishes Lockdown with the benefit of a relative lace-less surface.( Hybrid design)

* Easily adaptable to even lace-less shoes. Contact us for more information

* Could easily become a fashionable optional foot guard surface/ soccer cleat lace cover (in different colors), when it attains wide-spread approval  and popularity amongst motivated players, who are open to look beyond the traditional, and embrace higher safety. This will be a matter of time! We hope to supply soccer shoe manufacturers with these guards so players can receive them on their shoes already attached , and ready to play, play, play

This professional soccer genie delivers every soccer players wish of 'SAFETY without detriment to PERFORMANCE'!

Remember, it only takes one mis-step to get injured during a contact sport. Safety is key priority and professionals as well as amateurs can benefit today! Please note that since we are independent of the big movers in soccer shoes, its easy to consider our development as insignificant. However, our technology is more than significant as it produces no loss in performance but amazing improvement in safety benefit.

Watch "LUCAS PEREZ HORRIBLE INJURY CAUSED BY NIKE MERCURIAL FOOTBALL BOOTS?" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/Ss1ZH28-CUs

Why be a statistic? Take charge of your personal safety! Watch "This Football Team BROKE MY FOOT In This Soccer Match (INJURY)" on YouTube   https://youtu.be/39S5URqae4k

Yes, Serious injuries do occur, especially since the onset of the newest thinnest soccer shoes. The incidence of injury has increased. Every serious soccer player has been seriously tackled and hit on their foot during an intense soccer game. Most limp away in pain. Many end up with contusions and a few sustain more severe injury/ fractures. The inventor found out the hard way, and as a result, Genie Pro was born.

Soccer Shoe Manufacturers are in the business to sell you shoes needed to do the job. They do a great job manufacturing beautiful shoes for you to use. However, we are here to make your experience in those shoes even better,  with our  optional high performance safety foot guard. 

Current shoes including those with lace-less technology, are designed in such a way that they simply do not protect your metatarsals from taking a beating, if accidentally stepped/stomped upon. In lace-less shoes,  the thin, stretchable fabric used on the top middle part is necessary to allow the shoe to stretch open during insertion and removal of a foot into the shoe. In the process, this sexy design leaves you drooling with lust, yet leaves your metatarsals vulnerable to injury while attempting to boost performance.

This Foot Guard Technology is the future made available today. Don't just judge a book by its cover. Try this technology and only then make an informed decision about it. It will absolutely surprise you.

WHY GAMBLE WITH YOUR FOOT HEALTH KNOWING THERE IS ALWAYS A LOOMING POSSIBILITY OF INJURY?

GENERAL KICKING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS (WITH AND WITHOUT GENIE PROS):

Please understand your Foot Guard does not change how you kick or control a ball. Players who are already well trained and kick out of habit do not need to read any further. If u desire a full understanding of kicking in general, then feel free to read on. Following the tips we provide hold true for playing soccer with or without the foot guards on. 

A classic power shot at goal is a sequence of movement that rotate your lower leg in a motion that eventually hyperextend your ankle causing direct contact between the top of the foot and the ball. In a perfectly executed powershot, the soccer players knee must be pointing towards the target and directly over the ball at the moment of impact with the ball.

We have subdivided the kicking areas on a players foot into zones. These zones always are present with or without Genie Pro. The tips we are advocating hold true even if you don't play in Genie Pros, however these tips simply make players more aware of what they are doing. Please understand no amount of tips will make for an incredible player. Remember: Hard work and practice will trump talent if talent refuses to work hard!

Zone 1 is the main area on the very top middle aspect of the foot or instep over the sport boot  that also correlates to the portion of your foot located over the metatarsals. It is the area above the horizontal lying lace.

Zone 2 is the area closer to the front area of the sport boot where the toes are located. 

Zone 3 is the area on the front sides of the sport boot.

Zone 4  is the area on the inside portion of your soccer cleat/sidewall where most players tend to pass balls from.

By consciously processing the kicking areas into 4 zones and selecting the right option prior to kicking, will help to develop your kicking. Like everything else in life, the key is ‘PRACTICE’ .

Because this same logic of thinking automatically prevails when playing in boots without a Genie Pro attached, this is intuitively an easy transition for players.

Safety benefits are present automatically at all times however a players performance will be user dependent, depending on inherent skill level. 

FOOTGUARD COMFORT!

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, even during your high power shots.

A SPECIAL NOTICE TO BUYERS! If you try our product and for some reason ‘initially’ feel negatively about the feel for the ball, please, do not be in a hurry to discard it. Give your brain a little bit more time to adapt to the feel, and you will soon be sold on our design.