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2009-06-01 00:56:35

There are more than 200,000 gardening accidents annually, including ones that resulted in severed fingers or toes, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Maureen Finnegan of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said whirling blades can send projectiles like rocks and sticks flying. They can also cut fingers, toes and feet. If you do accidentally sever a finger or toe, it's important to cleanse the amputated part with saline water, wrap it in gauze and put in a watertight bag,...

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...

2009-04-22 11:52:00

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Havaianas has teamed up with Kidrobot, the world's premier creator and retailer of limited-edition art-based toys, apparel and lifestyle products, to produce a collection of co-branded flip-flops. Merging Kidrobot's irreverent attitude and aesthetic with Havaianas' signature style and comfort, this limited edition collection is set to become the summer's hottest accessory. Inspired by everything from 80's plastic punk fashion to gritty underground concerts,...

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...

2009-04-13 18:31:33

The switch to summer footwear can result in flip flop tendinitis and other foot problems, a U.S. podiatrist warns. Adapting to flip flops or sandals from closed shoes creates stress on the shin muscles as they try to balance the shoe on the foot, says Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He advises transitioning gradually and giving muscles a chance to adapt to avoid painful shins or tendinitis. After a long winter there may also be a lot of enthusiasm for...

2009-02-26 04:08:00

Introducing Yoga Sandals(R) Originals2 Footwear by Beech HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Beech Sandal Company enhances the popular Yoga Sandals(R) Originals line with new adjustable toe separators, creating Yoga Sandals(R) Originals2. This patented foot therapy can now be customized to fit the unique characteristics of each foot, increasing flexibility and helping improve balance and body alignment with regular wear of these innovative sandals. (Photo:...

2009-02-18 09:49:00

The Brazilian Brand to Open its Havaianas Candy Shop and Introduce an Exclusive Embellished Design Backstage NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Havaianas, "the best rubber sandals in the world," has returned to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for their third consecutive year -- this time to showcase a display of bright bold colors, while introducing a whole new indulgent side. The vibrant Brazilian brand plans to cater to the fast moving beat of the fashion world with a sweet surprise -- the...

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...

2006-06-29 07:40:30

By Belinda Goldsmith NEW YORK (Reuters) - With more women wearing flip-flops to the office this summer, U.S. style gurus are warning that the casual shoe once mainly seen on the beach could be damaging to careers -- as well as to feet. Lauren Cardinale, 25, who works at West Glen Communications, wears beaded or other fancy flip flops to the office -- when she can get away with it. "Occasionally I wear flip flops to work," she said. "I wear nicer shoes if I'm meeting with clients or...