How Remind Insoles Helped Pro Skater Chico Brenes Triumph Over Persistent Foot And Knee Pain

In celebration of Pain Awareness month, we wanted to share a foot health success story from Remind Ambassador and respected pro skater, Chico Brenes, to shine some light on how Remind assisted with an ongoing injury he was dealing with and ultimately relieved him of the pain.

If you skate, you know that skateboarding is far more than tricks and clips; it's a lifestyle, a passion, and for pros like Chico Brenes, it's a career. That said, the relentless pursuit of tricks and the constant impact on feet and joints can (and will) take its toll, leading to foot pain, discomfort and at times, injuries.
You could say this is where our journey with Chico begins, but more so, where it intertwines into a remarkable success story.

Chico has always been known for his smooth style, impeccable board control, and an unquenchable thirst for progression. But, like many pro skaters (and athletes in general), he wasn't immune to foot pain, specifically when he began dealing with patellar tendinitis—a common overuse injury, caused by repeated stress on your patellar tendon—a little over a decade ago.

In his quest to overcome this obstacle and continue pursuing his passions, Chico turned to Remind Insoles…and from there, you could say he never looked back.

“In 2010 I had patellar tendinitis and it would not go away. A friend of mine told me about Remind Insoles and said, ‘You should give these a try’ and a few months later the pain started going away—it just went away by itself—it was crazy,” recalls Chico after using Remind for the first time.

These days you won’t find a single pair of Chico’s shoes without Remind insoles (Chico’s go-to is the Cush Impact) nestled comfortably inside of them. The results were that transformative.

With Remind insoles providing the support and cushioning Chico needed, he could push himself further, fine tune his tricks, and continue to progress (on whatever crazy shaped board he was riding that day, ha!) All without the nagging pain that had plagued him prior.

Long story short: His foot and knee pain subsided, and his skating progressed.

Chico isn’t alone in his success story. Remind has become a trusted partner for countless athletes, medical professionals and hard-working individuals alike seeking pain relief solutions. Our innovative technology ensures that each insole is custom-fit to the wearer's foot (whether it’s the Destin, Cush, Medic or Remedy), providing the support and comfort needed to perform at the highest level.

As always, don’t just take our word for it. The proof is in the progress! If they work for Chico, they'll work for you.

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