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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:...

2010-06-03 09:18:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot Books, the award-winning independent children's publisher with offices in Cambridge, MA and Bath, England, announced today that it has moved its Best of Boston® bookstore in Cambridge to its new flagship location in the literary hub of Concord, Massachusetts. The new Barefoot Books store is located at 89 Thoreau Street, across from the Concord train depot. Designed in the imaginative and colorful style that the publisher...

2010-06-01 09:35:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot Books, the independent children's publisher, today announced that it has received gold medals from the Nautilus Book Awards and the IPPY Awards for outstanding children's books and activities. Gold Nautilus Book Awards were given to two Barefoot titles: Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yue & Clare Farrow, and illustrated by Helen Cann; and The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, by Dawn Casey, and illustrated by Anne Wilson. A...

2010-05-17 14:51:00

NASHVILLE, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls®, the international shoe charity, announced Monday that 20-year-old Dash Alsup will leave his shoes at home for the second time in two years to walk thousands of miles barefoot to raise awareness for the 300 million children worldwide who do not own shoes. Soles4Souls is launching the 'One Walk,' which has Alsup beginning in Homestead, FL on May 15 and will continue north along the coast until he reaches New Brunswick, Canada...

2010-04-29 07:20:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Last fall Soft Star Shoes noticed a sharp increase in calls from customers requesting modifications to their existing line of glove-like moccasins. They were surprised to learn that people weren't only wearing them around the house, but to run trails, marathons and even ultra marathons. With interest increasing in barefoot running due, in part, to the popularity of Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run," Soft Star developed a minimal running...

2010-03-31 10:39:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Barefoot Books, the award-winning independent children's book publisher, launched The Barefoot Books Podcast at www.barefootbooks.com/podcast, offering families, teachers, and librarians free story times from its collection of books. The weekly podcast features a diverse selection of award-winning children's stories and songs by Barefoot authors and performers. Playfully narrated by celebrated actors, with songs by well-known children's...

2010-03-24 15:51:41

CHICAGO -- Flip-flops and sneakers with flexible soles are easier on the knees than clogs or even special walking shoes, a study by Rush University Medical Center has found. And that's important, because loading on the knee joints is a key factor in the development of osteoarthritis. The study has been published online in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. "Traditionally, footwear has been engineered to provide maximum support and comfort for the foot, with little attention paid to...

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2010-01-27 15:55:00

Study shows how humans ran comfortably and safely before the invention of shoes New research is casting doubt on the old adage, "All you need to run is a pair of shoes." Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid "heel-striking," and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and some clever Newtonian physics to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts,...


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