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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...

2013-03-19 00:21:50

CHICAGO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

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...

2013-02-21 08:30:47

NORTHVALE, N.J., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reinforces the long-term benefits of shoe inserts in significantly reducing diabetes-related amputations. According to experts at Orthofeet, a leading designer and manufacturer of therapeutic footwear, the findings are the latest in a series of international studies that validate the importance of proper footwear for adults with diabetes. In the Swedish study, the use of...

2013-01-01 05:02:08

Boulder, Colorado minimalist footwear company, Xero Shoes, will appear on ABC television's hit reality/business show, Shark Tank on Feb 1, 2013. Co-founders and husband and wife team, Steven Sashen and Lena Phoenix will pitch an investment in their rapidly growing barefoot sandal business. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Barefoot shoe company, Xero Shoes, is scheduled to appear on ABC´s Shark Tank, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT/MT). Co-founders and...

2012-12-28 05:02:56

For runners and walkers who want the comfort of sandals even in cold weather, Xero Shoes Barefoot Sandals has teamed up with ToeSox five-toed grip socks Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 Barefoot sandal maker, Xero Shoes, extended its product line to answer the common customer question: “How can I keep wearing my Xeros in the winter?” by teaming up with toe sox manufacturer ToeSox. Explains Xero´s CEO, Steven Sashen, “Once you have the experience of natural...

2012-11-19 08:28:44

CORVALLIS, Ore., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soft Star Shoes (www.softstarshoes.com), pioneers of the barefoot shoe movement since 1984, recently launched three new shoe models to meet growing consumer demands for minimal shoes for the everyday wear. "We've been making barefoot shoes for 27 years," says Soft Star co-owner Tricia Salcido, "and in the past few years have seen an enormous shift in our customer base from children towards adults. People always knew soft, flexible shoes were best...

The Olympics And Bare Feet
2012-07-27 10:32:52

Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila made history when he earned a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. His speed and agility won him the gold, but it was barefoot running that made him a legend. When the shoes Bikila was given for the race didn't fit comfortably, he ditched them for his bare feet. After all, that's the way he had trained for the Olympics in his homeland. Racing shoeless led to success for Bikila, and now, more than 50 years later, runners are continuing to take...

2012-06-05 02:24:28

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RunningShoes.com has teamed up with Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based shoe charity. The online superstore located in Chesterfield, Mo., joined forces with the shoe charity in order to spread awareness and raise donations for an organization that provides new and used running shoes to victims of disasters and poverty. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120605/CG17531) Beginning today, customers have the opportunity to donate to...

2012-05-29 10:22:11

FORESTVILLE, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, Co-Founders of America's top-selling wine brand, Barefoot Wine, will appear at Book Expo America (BEA) in New York City, NY, June 5 -7, 2012. Houlihan and Harvey will be available in person to answer questions and talk about their forthcoming book, The Barefoot Spirit, at BEA on June 5 from 2 to 3 p.m., and on June 6 from 3 to 4 p.m., and again on June 7 from 2 to 3 p.m., in booth number 2035 at...