Swapna Barman receives customised six-toed shoes from Adidas

first_img ANI New DelhiMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 17:47 IST Swapna Barman said she had already started training in her new customised shoes. (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSwapna Barman finally received customised footwear for her six toesSwapna said she was very excited to have got the shoesSwapna won India’s first ever heptathlon gold at the Asian Games last yearAsian Games 2018 gold medallist Swapna Burman, who had been battling pain by squeezing her six-toes into regular shoes, finally received customised footwear by Adidas on Friday.Adidas took notice of Swapna and decided to go an extra mile to put an end to her struggle of finding the right shoes. The sportswear manufacturer took the heptathlete to their Athlete Services Lab in Herzogenaurach, Germany for a detailed footwear analysis.Since the visit, the Adidas specialists worked extensively on multiple prototypes and subsequent feedback from Swapna to arrive at a long-term solution for the six-toed athlete from Jalpaiguri.The brand has been pushing boundaries on the technological front and bringing innovative solutions to help elevate the performances of athletes. After launching their 4D technology (3D printed) in recent years and introducing new offerings under the industry defining cushioning technology boost, this was a challenge of a different kind for Adidas team to address.Now having helped Swapna with customised pairs for all seven disciplines of Heptathlon, Adidas hopes she can progress further in her performances without any additional barriers and suffering due to her footwear needs.On receiving her new shoes, the heptathlete said, “I am so excited to finally have these pairs. I have already started training in these and I know from here on I can focus entirely on improving my performances without worrying about any pain. The journey from here should get easier. I would like to thank the Adidas team in India and at the Athlete Services Lab for helping me with this solution – I never dreamt in the past that I would have such unique pairs customised to my feet. I shall continue to work hard and keep moving towards my goal of winning honours for the country.”advertisementAdidas signed Swapna after her success at the Asian Games in a bid to support her in her journey to become an even more successful athlete on the global stage. In the past, the Adidas Athlete Services lab has hosted the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma who were provided with customised footwear to avoid injury concerns and enhance help with their performances.Apart from Swapna, Adidas recently signed athletes Hima Das and Nikhat Zareen amongst others to use sports as a catalyst to bring positive change both on and off the sporting track for India’s talented youth.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Swapna BarmanFollow AdidasFollow women’s heptathlon Swapna Barman receives customised six-toed shoes from AdidasSwapna Barman had been competing in women’s heptathlon in regular shoes despite having six toes. She received her customised shoes on Friday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more