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2009-11-17 04:05:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With these tough economic times, people are cutting back how much to spend on holiday gifting this year. Imagine being able to donate to charity while giving a gift that offers relief to tired and overworked feet. Yoga Sandals® Footwear by Beech Sandal Company presents Comfys for Causes, pampering slippers that help keep feet flexible with 20% of each purchase donated to a charity of the customer's choice. (Photo:...

2009-10-13 23:01:00

EXTREME ~ EXCEPTIONAL ~ EXTRAORDINARY TORONTO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ - The Bata Shoe Museum will offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to see exceptionally rare examples of Renaissance and Baroque footwear. On a Pedestal: From Renaissance Chopines to Baroque Heels will focus on two of the most extreme forms of footwear ever worn in Western fashion, the outrageous platform chopine and its eventual replacement, the high heel. The primary focus of the exhibition is the Italian chopine which was...

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2009-10-03 07:40:00

Bad posture? Sore ankles? Research shows choosing tennis shoes over high heels could lead to a future of happy feet. Wearing high heels can be fashionable and make you feel sexier, but at what price? High heels have been known to cause joint pain in the ball of your foot, a more painful Achilles tendon, even knee osteoarthritis. A high heel shoe puts your foot in a plantarflexed position, placing an increased amount of pressure on your forefoot. This causes you to adjust the rest of your...

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2009-09-29 13:55:32

A recently published study determined that women who make poor shoe choices early in life suffer with foot pain in later years. Research shows that men do not experience the same foot pain as women, due to type of shoes they wear. Details of this study appear in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology. National data reveal that foot and toe symptoms are among the top 20 reasons patients ages...

2009-09-29 11:29:32

The shoes many women choose to wear now may cause them pain when they are older, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Alyssa B. Dufour, a graduate student at the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife found that the types of shoes women wear -- specifically high-heels, pumps and sandals -- may cause future heel and ankle pain. The study, published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, found nearly 64 percent of women who reported hind-foot pain regularly wore these types of...

2009-08-20 21:40:32

Police in Massachusetts say they are searching for a man who allegedly licked a woman's foot outside of a Whole Foods grocery store. Cambridge police said the Arlington woman told officers the man first approached her as she was entering the organic grocery store at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, The Cambridge Chronicle reported Thursday. I like your shoes. I like high heels. I do shoes, the woman quoted the man as saying. The woman said the middle-age man told her he had a Web site devoted to...

2009-08-14 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Stiletto Capital of the World -- Have you ever wondered how models walk the runway in 5-inch Christian Louboutins? Do you have problems walking down the street in 3-inch heels? Anastassia Khozissova is your answer. Model, Ralph Lauren muse and expert in how to walk in high heels, Anastassia Khozissova is the host of High Heel Boot Camp on modelinia.com. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090623/NY36099LOGO ) This five-part video series...

2009-03-09 13:14:15

A survey conducted by one of China's most popular Web sites indicates that many men would wear high-heels to experience the pains felt by significant others. The online survey by 163.com attracted more than 3,000 responses, most of which were from men who said they would wear heels for their wives or girlfriends to demonstrate their love and understanding, Xinhua, China's official government-run news agency, reported Monday. I am worried whenever I see my wife wearing high-heeled shoes,...

2009-03-03 10:00:00

- Texas medical center reduces heel ulcers to zero, saves nearly $2 million CARY, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients that are sedated or immobilized are at a higher risk for the development of heel pressure ulcers and plantar flexion contractures, conditions that can significantly reduce quality of life. Establishment of a heel ulcer prevention protocol including the use of heel protectors resulted in 100 percent prevention of hospital-acquired heel pressure...

2009-02-12 10:12:00

Tips and Products to Pamper Tired Tootsies BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day marks the classic holiday of love and decadent pampering for countless men and women. While the old adage "a way to a man's heart is through the stomach" may still hold true, another body part is gaining affection from both sexes - the feet. Although a recent American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) survey revealed 84 percent of women are embarrassed about the way their feet...