Resources & Partners

Resources and Partners of Sole Mechanics Footwear - The Natural Motion Specialists. 


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Beyond the Orphanage

Ethiopia's orphans are some of the most vulnerable children on earth. With a unique support model,
Beyond the Orphanage places at-risk orphans with families to become self-reliant adults. They are small enough to be there for each child, experienced enough to give the right support, and strong enough to help each child create the future that's right for them.  They are a non-profit and non-denominational and take children of any race, gender or physical or mental ability. Founded by Australian pilot, Geoff Hucker, Beyond The Orphanage helps to create real hope for orphaned children and their communities in Ethiopia.

Beyond the Orphanage is the beneficiary charity of the VIVOBAREFOOT Soul of Africa collection, where key styles are produced in Ethiopian factories using local resources and provide sustainable employment through Aid Through Trade. A portion of all profits at distribution and retailer levels from the sale of each pair of VIVOBAREFOOT Soul of Africa shoes in Australia goes towards the Beyond The Orphanage charity.

Soul of Africa

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Australian Fitness Network


Australian Fitness Network

Australian Fitness Network - or 'Network' as it is known - was launched in 1987 to service the needs of those working in the fitness industry including all areas of fitness, from facility owners and managers, to gym instructors and personal trainers.

Network’s mission is to be the leading source of information, education and events in fitness. They’ve partnered with VIVOBAREFOOT to provide members with access to the VIVOBAREFOOT online module which teaches the skill and biomechanics of barefoot running technique.

The Network have a series of events and training available throughout the year across the country.

For more details please visit


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Enhance Running

Enhance Running was founded by international renowned sports chiropractor Pete Garbutt who has developed an extensive network of running technicians to help you improve your running technique to increase efficiency and decrease chances of running related injuries.

A series of workshops are available to help you on your transitional journey with a program specially designed for children also about to be launched. Through this network, we can help ensure you are getting the best advice and individual feedback on your running technique at a wide variety of locations across the country in addition to the evaluation and coaching sessions available through Sole Mechanics.

For more visit



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Brewster’s Running

Shaun Brewster and Chris O’Driscoll met over 10 years ago through their common passion for running and together form Brewster's Running.

Shaun is a Sports Musculoskeletal Therapist and an Exercise Physiologist and brings this knowledge to Brewster’s Running. Chris has a keen interest in nutrition and other areas of performance enhancement which adds a well-rounded source of information on offer at their website Brewsters

These guys are just like you. They have lives and jobs and wives and kids and they love running. Free time for indulging that passion for running is limited due to all the things they need to fit into their lives, just like you. They’ve had injuries that have slowed them down or stopped them altogether, just like you.

That is the point… Shaun and Chris know what it is like to be a runner JUST LIKE YOU, which is why they have created Brewster’s Running; so that they can help YOU prevent those injuries or fix them when they appear, run better, faster and with more enjoyment, improve your health and well-being and basically get the absolute most out of your potential and your time.


 VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic

As well as being the largest stockist of VIVOBAREFOOT shoes in the region, Sole Mechanics works closely with and utilises tools available through the VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic. Based in London, headed by the man dubbed the ‘world’s best running coach’, Lee Saxby, the VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic offers useful videos, drills and pointers to help you transition to a more pure, barefoot state.

Their app is available for iPhone here: 

 VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic App for mobile


And for iPad here: 

 VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic App for ipad


For more in-depth information on the biomechanics of skilful running visit