Footwear is the interface between the feet and their environment. Human feet have evolved to become mechanical wonders, with 26 bones and more than 30 ligaments providing resilience both for strain over time and extreme strain during short periods. Shoes and footwear have aimed at facilitating resilience without sacrificing function, and they have achieved this through innovations focused on the underside of the foot. The upper side of the foot, the dorsal aspect, is where shoes or boots are tightened. This, however, is also where arteries and nerves are located, and pressure on these structures can lead to cold feet, pain, and reduced control.
VPECS (Versatile PErfusion Control System) is a system that takes the anatomy of the dorsal aspect of the middle foot into account. VPECS respects and protects important anatomical structures and reduces nerve and artery pressure as well as increases grip and control.