After leaving the army and returning to Australia, David sought solutions to his foot issues, at one time importing an adjustable orthotic device from the United States. This had its limitations, so he ultimately decided to develop his own product – and from there, G8 Performance was born.
David has been active within the performance orthotic industry since 2010, owning G8 Performance since 2012. Unlike other insole and orthotic solutions which merely provide a “band aid” approach to foot issues, David’s business seeks to actively address the core problems which cause pain in the feet and which can be referred into the legs, ankles, knees and even the hips. He also wants to change the way the industry approaches feet – both in the cycling and sporting arena, as well as in everyday life.
David’s priority is helping people with personalised, one-on-one service and high quality products that are second to none. With two products available (adjustable orthotic insoles and heat-moulded insoles), David aims to help his clients actively improve and eliminate issues including discomfort, heel pain, arch pain, Achilles pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and pain referred from the feet to the calves and knees.
David’s vision for the future is to bring “podiatry to the people” via outlets that prescribe customised foot solutions and which consider the function of the foot within a shoe – regardless of whether it is a cycling shoe, an athletic shoe, or even everyday footwear. With improved dynamic foot health, athletic performance is enhanced and injuries are reduced.
Currently, David’s adjustable G8 Performance orthotic insoles are distributed not only within Australia, but also in Europe, Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Singapore.
David is a pioneering thinker who has a unique ability to look at problems from a different perspective and to think outside the box when seeking solutions. His approach to problem-solving is immersive – and it is with this capacity for empathy that David has been able to develop G8 Performance. David is strongly committed to his clients – for him, it’s all about solving their problems and providing them with an alternative for foot soreness and other related issues.