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2014-07-07 08:29:36

LONDON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You were born barefoot... My story with barefooting goes back to 25th March 1975. No, I wasn't some radical hippy back then - in fact, it was coincidentally both the start of my barefoot journey AND the day I was born. Later, when I had developed the powers of speech, I asked my mother "Were you, too, born barefoot?" And, as it turns out, she was. Further investigation established that my grandparents and great-grandparents alike...

2014-06-30 23:17:57

American-made Be Real Shoes gets new website just in time for Independence Day. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With inventory finally in stock, BE REAL Shoes have gone on tour over the last few weeks. “We’ve taken the shoes to New York, Seattle, Hawaii, Malibu, and Santa Monica. Everyone tells us how much they love the shoes,” said CEO Jason Applegate. Podiatrists, biomechanic scientists, naturalists, athletes, cross fit trainers, military trainers, and runners alike are...

2014-05-19 08:27:17

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced the results of its Today's Podiatrist survey, which measures the public's attitudes toward foot health. The study, which surveyed 1,000 US adults ages 18 and older, revealed that nearly half of all women (49 percent) wear high heels, even though the majority of heel wearers (71 percent) complain these shoes hurt their feet....

Study: Shock-Absorbing Running Shoes Don’t Reduce Injury Risk
2013-10-13 08:22:41

[ Watch the Video: Special Running Shoes Don't Always Prevent Injuries ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Despite advertising claims that softer soles in shoes can help runners keep from getting hurt, researchers from France and Luxembourg found no evidence suggesting the hardness of a person’s footwear increases or decreases the risk of running-related injuries. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, experts from the Luxembourg Public...

2013-08-05 23:19:45

Michelle Champlin, Founder & CEO of Dubai Podiatry Centre, the UAE's leading foot, ankle, leg and hip clinic, explores the pros and cons of barefoot running which has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Is it all good and can anyone run 'barefoot'? Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 What is barefoot running? The rationale for barefoot running is to run in a more 'natural' way with your forefoot striking the ground first. Barefoot aficionados claim that...

2013-05-22 23:22:01

Barefoot running pioneer, and author of the best-selling Barefoot Running Step By Step, “Barefoot Ken Bob” Saxton, is offering a free workshop in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, May 24th at 7pm at the office of Xero Shoes Barefoot Sandals. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Barefoot running pioneer, and author of the best-selling Barefoot Running Step By Step, “Barefoot Ken Bob” Saxton, is offering a free workshop in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, May 24th. In “How to...

Researchers Look At Muscle Adaptation In Response To Minimalist Running
2013-05-03 08:29:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just two months ago, redOrbit learned we had a fairly large and vocal audience within the running community when we published an article on the rise of minimalist running shoes and how, without proper gradual introduction, the risk of injury to the runner is a distinct possibility. Individuals who commented on the March 7 article represented views on both the pro and con side of the argument for the adoption of the relatively new...

2013-03-19 11:43:49

Many of today's running shoes feature a heavy cushioned heel. New research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that these shoes may alter an adolescent runner's biomechanics (the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure) and diminish performance. Researchers recruited 12 adolescent competitive athletes from local track teams, and asked them to run on a treadmill in large heel trainers, track flats...

Shoes That Replicate Being Barefoot May Be Bad For Your Bones
2013-03-07 15:06:55

WATCH VIDEO: [Caution on Barefoot Running Shoes] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you´ve expressed any interest in exercise on Google or ℠liked´ a themed race on Facebook, you have, more likely than not, had targeted advertising pop-ups introducing you to the growing trend of minimalist and barefoot footwear. On running trails and at races, the prevalence of ℠barefoot running´ has likely not gone unnoticed. In a new study by...


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