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2011-05-25 06:45:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Corvallis footwear company Soft Star Shoes plans to release its newest running moccasin, the RunAmoc DASH, on May 25, 2011. The RunAmoc DASH is the latest in a line of comfortable, sustainable minimalist running shoes. The RunAmoc DASH features a zero-drop sole and minimalist design. Each shoe is handcrafted to order in their solar-powered workshop in Oregon using locally sourced leathers and genuine Vibram soling products. Customers can...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'