Latest Barefoot Stories

2009-07-24 08:15:00

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.Different feet with or without shoesKristiaan D'Aout and Peter Aerts from the Biology Department at the University of Antwerp collaborated for their work on the biomechanics of barefoot walking with Dirk De Clercq (University of Gent, Belgium) and with Todd...

2009-05-28 15:01:00

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. The annual series of events (June 1 - 7) features the charity distributing thousands of shoes to people in need during the week. "If you can't dig deep in your pockets, than dig in your closet! Americans can...

2009-05-20 12:13:00

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. The non-profit organization will be distributing more than 50,000 pairs of new shoes in the United States while it also collects "gently worn" shoes from the general public during thousands of...

2009-04-20 09:36:00

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. Styled to...

2008-12-04 14:37:00

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. The first week was brutal: his feet were coated with blisters, he was consumed with loneliness and plagued with doubts about ever reaching the East Coast. "Florida felt like a fairly impossible goal," he says. But Dash kept walking, mile after mile. The 19-year-old encountered wild...

2008-12-02 05:00:00

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project(TM) Hosts Online Shoe Auction to Benefit the Surfrider Foundation MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As the holiday season approaches, what better time to put your best foot forward and give back to the causes and organizations you care about? The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project is hosting an online charity auction of shoes belonging to beach-loving celebrities in an effort to raise awareness and generate funds to support the Surfrider Foundation...

2008-11-28 15:29:19

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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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'