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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.
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.
Greater stresses on joints than running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes observed.
With the Nike Research Award, Nike wants to encourage research into the prevention of injuries in athletics. It is striking that the Prize, worth $ 25 000, is awarded for fundamental-biological research into the function of the human foot.
Soles4Souls draws on the support of celebrity friends for 2nd annual Barefoot Week NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls, Inc., the international shoe charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need, has announced its celebrity support of Barefoot Week.
Non-profit rolls out event plans & celebrity support to encourage public participation NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls(TM) Inc., the international shoe charity dedicated to providing a free pair of shoes to people in need, announced its schedule for Barefoot Week 2009 today.
STEVENAGE, England, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather hots up, Fitness Footwear is rapidly expanding their range of summer sandals to meet the new need for fit flops and other forms of exercise sandals. The sun is out, spring is here and it won't be long until the sun kissed beach bodies are strolling across the beaches of Great Britain once again. But how do those bodies stay in such terrific shape in time for summer? Fit Flops are just one of the answers.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dashiel Alsup can't help but look back on the seven months since he stepped away from the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean and started walking toward Florida.
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project(TM) Hosts Online Shoe Auction to Benefit the Surfrider Foundation MODESTO, Calif., Dec.
Officials in England's Torbay Council said police outside of area nightclubs will soon be handing out free flip-flops to women too drunk to walk in heels. Safer Communities Torbay, a partnership involving police, Torbay Council and the Local Education Authority, said the free flip-flops are part of a $60,000 program aimed at preventing alcohol-related harm, The Daily Mail reported Friday. Officials said the rubber flip-flops, which bear printed messages about safe drinking, will be given out...
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