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2012-03-20 06:24:02

MEQUON, Wis., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional golfer Mathias Gronberg will partner with Juil to create the Pairs under Par program. For Gronberg's scores below par during tournament play, Juil together with Soles4Souls will donate pairs of shoes to the 1.5 billion people in need of footwear. Pairs under Par will donate five pairs of shoes for each birdie, 10 pairs for each eagle, and 1,000 pairs for each hole-in-one . During a round of golf, a golfer spends four to...

2012-03-20 02:20:24

CARDIFF, Wales, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Confused.com has revealed shocking research showing the extent of driver habits on UK roads, with a range of behaviours admitted. Apparently some drivers across the UK are getting in the driving seat wearing nothing more than pyjamas and with their feet clad in just their slippers or even barefoot. Applying make-up is another part of the morning routine which some women leave until they are actually driving the car: 1 in 10...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

ROCKFORD, Mich., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing their commitment to education around barefoot running and fitness, Merrell unveils a women's-specific online resource dedicated to educating and training women on barefoot running and fitness. The title of the site is "Pretty Strong," captioned with "unleash your natural power, embrace your natural beauty," bringing powerful and personal definition to the natural balance women seek everyday to be strong and embrace their potential. It...

2012-01-27 08:00:00

BarefootAndHealthy.com officially announces what many consider to be the most important health educational event in the region for 2012. Destin, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Robert Barefoot, a chemist, scientist, world-recognized author and authority on nutrition and alternative medicine will be the keynote speaker and focus of the “Barefoot on the Beach 2012” Health Expo held on March 2-4, 2012. Bob Barefoot is known for his break-through and often controversial research which...

2011-10-24 14:08:00

MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to kick off your cowboy boots and two-step with rising country star Jake Owen! Beginning today, Facebook users 21+ can visit Barefoot Wine & Bubbly's page for a chance to win a VIP trip to catch Jake live in his hometown. Barefoot Wine will send one grand prize winner and three friends to sunny Vero Beach, FL for a fun-filled weekend, including a meet-and-greet with Jake before he performs songs from his chart-topping album...

2011-09-28 11:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority on fitness and the world's largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization, today announced the results of an independently conducted, academic study on Vibram FiveFingers, a sock-style shoe designed to simulate the effect of running barefoot while still protecting the foot. The study found that while the shoes may be beneficial for those who suffer...

Fingerprinting With Footsteps
2011-09-08 07:45:56

  Every person´s gait is so unique that their way of walking could be used as a way of identifying them, according to a new study published on Wednesday. The study, led by Todd Pataky at Shinshu University in Japan, looked at the barefoot walking characteristics of 104 volunteers, such as the way the heel strikes the ground, the way the forefoot rolls and how the foot pushes off. The researchers found that footstep patterns identified each person with 99.6 percent accuracy,...

2011-09-01 11:17:00

EDINA, Minn., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot or minimalist running is on the rise. To assist runners with their transition, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is hosting a public education program designed to help "safely" transition runners who want to move toward minimalist or barefoot running. Seminar participants will learn the benefits of barefoot running, gain valuable injury prevention information and techniques to assist with their transition while gaining...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons Offer Training Advice and Injury Prevention Tips ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soaring gas prices may have slowed vacation travelers this summer but nothing seems to stop the number of Americans hitting the road, running. Nearly 50 million runners/joggers pound the pavement each week logging in an average of 24.4 miles, according to the National Runner Survey, 2011. With all that running, feet take a beating. More than...

2011-06-28 09:27:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and OXFORD, England, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the publication of Bear's Birthday, eighth in the series of best-selling Bear books for children under five, Barefoot Books today announced a special charity campaign to help children in need. For every copy of Bear's Birthday sold between July 1 and July 31, 2011, Barefoot Books will donate a new book to Birthday Wishes in the US and Refuge in the UK, two charities chosen for their commitment to supporting...