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Jens Machacek is the inventor of WINSOLE cycling shoe insoles and is an internationally recognised expert in the field of cycling biometrics/bike fitting, bike ergonomics, sports biomechanics and the construction of insoles.

Thanks to his training as an orthopaedic shoemaker and as the holder of numerous patents, he has acquired the status of a global expert in these fields over the years. The WINSOLE cycling insole was invented thanks to years of cooperation with the national track cycling team and the FES (Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum für Sportgeräte Berlin – “Research and Development Centre for Sports Equipment in Berlin”) and the resulting findings. The design of the Winsole had already been completed years before the London 2012 Summer Olympics, but was further refined and optimised through collaboration with the FES. This resulted in a special track cycling shoe, developed for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Jens Machacek developed the internal structure of the shoes over many months, and this work produced the current version of the Winsole. Several gold, silver and bronze medal winners at the London 2012 Summer Olympics and numerous world championship title winners at the world championships used the WINSOLE cycling shoe insole.


The WINSOLE cycling shoe insole is the most successful cycling shoe insole on the market. It is not only one of the lightest and most rigid, but it is also the only one that is completely custom-made for your foot in the Customized version. In order to be able to guarantee the quality standard of the Winsole at the highest level, it is manufactured exclusively by us directly or by certified specialist orthopaedic companies.

The Winsole cycling shoe insole is available in three different versions
to meet every need.

Winsole Customized

The Winsole Customized is our leading product and it is custom-made for your foot. We use it to address every pressure point and your exact foot shape. With this insole, your feet work the pedals using the same material as our top Winsole athletes.

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Winsole Performance

The Winsole Performance is designed for the ambitious athlete who is looking for that extra pedalling power. In this insole, additional carbon elements boost the cyclist’s power and ensure a pleasant yet more athletic pedalling experience.

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Winsole Comfort

Our Winsole Comfort is particularly suitable for recreational cyclists who complain of numbness in the forefoot area during longer trips, but for whom additional pedalling power is less important than the overall feeling of well-being and comfort.

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