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2011-03-28 13:30:00

LONDON/>, March 28, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOBAREFOOT (http://www.vivobarefoot.com), the original barefoot shoe company, has teamed up with biomechanics expert Lee Saxby/> to create the definitive guide to injury free running and walking. Cutting through the myths and misinformation, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making sense of Barefoot Running, http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/ delivers a free step-by-step guide to reducing injury, improving performance and reawakening the innate skill...

2011-03-15 08:03:00

SEATTLE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onlineshoes.com has recently introduced the new Merrell Barefoot collection, the latest entry in the booming minimalist running shoe category. Proponents of barefoot running believe that running without shoes, or with only minimalist shoes, while employing proper technique can reduce injury and promote health. Onlineshoes.com is looking for enthusiasts interested in testing those claims, and will be giving away free shoes to four lucky winners. Read...

2011-01-31 08:30:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stride Rite Children's Group (SRCG), a leading provider of premier children's footwear, officially unveiled today the findings of the Stride Rite-commissioned multi-phase study, "The Effects of Shoe Design on Children Learning to Walk," to date the most in-depth research on children's feet ever conducted. Additionally, the company offers insight into how the findings are influencing the continued innovation and evolution of Stride Rite's...

2010-12-22 00:01:39

Xenna Corporation is a distributor of natural foot care products sold nationwide in stores like Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and others. Xenna foot care products have been used by professional and amateur athletes alike. CEO Carol J. Buck says, "Regardless of the sport, it's our experience that athletes pay more attention to their feet than the average person. This is especially true of barefoot runners." Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) December 21, 2010 As the debate over the pros and cons...

2010-11-02 08:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the upcoming holiday season and help children in need, independent children's publisher, Barefoot Books, plans to donate one book for every purchase made throughout the month of November, including online purchases made at www.barefootbooks.com, and at its Flagship Store and Community Center in Concord, Massachusetts. Purchases made in the U.S. will result in donations to First Book, while UK purchases will benefit Book Aid...

2010-10-25 18:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until recently, running shoeless has had little more than a fringe following of enthusiasts. However, new research and the popularity of "five finger" shoes--a minimalist shoe that fits the foot like a glove--has barefoot running striding into the mainstream. Robert S. Gotlin, DO, director of orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, discussed the pros and...

2010-08-17 11:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Aug, 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, millions of young children will be heading to school for the first time. To make the experience a positive one, Barefoot Books, the independent children's publisher, has created a guide for parents with tips to help their children start school with excitement. The guide, "Packing Backpack, Lunchbox, and Confidence: Tips for Sending Children Off to School," was created by Kathryn White, author of the new book Ruby's School Walk. "Every...

2010-07-23 07:25:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PackLate.com, the largest last-minute real-time vacation rental marketplace with deals in over 24 destinations including Lake Tahoe, Orlando, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Aspen, and Park City, and Barefoot Technologies, a leading provider of browser-based reservation and asset management systems in the vacation rental industry, today announced a new partnership. Now, clients using the Barefoot software have the opportunity to directly integrate their...

2010-06-24 03:33:57

As summer rolls around, elderly people may want to think twice about taking their shoes off when they get home. Going barefoot in the home, or wearing slippers or socks with no shoes, may contribute to falls among the elderly, according to a new study from the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife. The study found that nearly 52 percent of the participants who reported a fall were either barefoot, wearing socks without shoes, or wearing slippers at the time of their fall. These...

2010-06-04 15:31:00

LOS ANGELES and NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Skid Row residents stood in line for hours Tuesday to get a new pair of shoes during the kick-off for Barefoot Week, which is sponsored by shoe charity Soles4Souls. Thousands of pairs of shoes were distributed the first day in Los Angeles, during a week when shoes are being distributed in five cities around the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/CL16105) (Photo:...


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