Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. (Aetrex) announced its first athletic partnership with Lexi Thompson, an LPGA Championship and Tokyo 2020 Olympic athlete. As a longtime customer, Thompson has leveraged Aetrex Orthotics to enhance her performance during training and tournaments.
Thompson, at age 12, became the youngest golfer to qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open; at age 15, she turned pro; and at age 19, she won her first major championship. To alleviate foot pain due to low arches, in 2018, Thompson decided to get orthotics. After testing various brands, she selected Aetrex Orthotics for “comfort, support and alignment,” said Thompson.
“Before using Aetrex orthotics, I was suffering through a lot of foot pain, especially after a long day of training or while playing four rounds at a tournament,” said Thompson. “Three years ago, I decided to test a few orthotics and found that Aetrex’s Compete Orthotics worked best for me because they helped compensate for the low arch of my feet. They instantly made my golf shoes more comfortable and supportive, which has helped optimize my power transfer on the field and my overall stability. I can now regularly walk over 35 miles a week, as is common during training or when playing in a multi-round tournament, with no pain at all. I even wear them in my regular day-to-day shoes.”
For 75 years, Aetrex has been “dedicated to advancing foot health and comfort solutions and is today recognized as the World’s Number 1 Foot Orthotics System and approved by the American Podiatric Association for better foot health,” said Aetrex.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Lexi, a true golf champion who has an incredible background being one of the youngest LPGA golfers to win a Major,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO, Aetrex. “We’re excited to bring more awareness of our orthotics into the golfing arena. Lexi has been wearing our orthotics authentically for years to help improve her game, so we feel this partnership is a natural next step.”
Aetrex’s Compete product is the “preferred choice of golfers throughout the world,” said Aetrex. Aetrex Orthotics are designed with “proprietary, strategically placed arch support and feature high-tech, lightweight, premium shock-absorbing materials, enhancing the user’s overall foot health. Designed to address various causes of foot pain, including plantar fasciitis, flat feet, ball of foot discomfort, and heel pain, Aetrex Orthotics provide biomechanical alignment, keeping the foot closer to the neutral position throughout the gait cycle. Proper alignment helps minimize overpronation and reduces stress on the plantar fascia, knees, hips, and back,” continued Aetrex.
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Photo courtesy Lexi Thompson