Foot Flops is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based line of flip-flops that are heat-molded to the wearer’s feet to create the most precise arch support. The sandals are made of a blend of EVA and a patent-pending thermoplastic layer that is heated in a conventional oven before being removed and stepped on by the consumer. The […]
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Barefoot runner and school teacher Aleks Kashefi was preparing for his ultra-marathon when he approached physiotherapist Nick Allen for help. Kashefi will be running to raise money for the Stroke Association, as his grandfather passed away after suffering from several strokes. Kashefi will be running the off-road route no support, and he will be carrying […]
The summer season often leaves the feet in a battered condition due to humid weather and outdoor excursions. While many people will simply turn to a salon pedicure to rescue the feet, there are nine things one can do to rejuvenate the feet after summer: give them a long soak, treat them to a foot […]
Phil Loadholt of the Minnesota Vikings limped off the field during a team scrimmage to unfortunately discover that he had likely sustained a torn Achilles tendon. The injury on his left foot could potentially keep the right tackle out for the rest of the season. Coach Mike Zimmer shared, “It’s disappointing for Phil, because he […]
A link may be present between the kind of socks one wears and the development of blisters on the feet. Wearing thin or cotton socks can increase the friction that causes the outer layer of skin to separate from the inner layers of skin. Thin and cotton socks absorb sweat and therefore leave no lubrication […]
Practicing the right running form is important to ensure that people are making the most of every movement. Practicing a proper running form involves several things, such as: looking ahead, relaxing your shrug, allowing the arms to swing, holding your core, using the glutes, reducing impact, staying bouncy, and focusing on footwork. A universal goal […]
Many people already understand that remaining sedentary behind a desk for a full work day can be detrimental for one’s health. To combat this issue, many workplaces have turned to active desks to avoid the damage created by sitting for long periods of time. Researchers in Canada have discovered that standing and treadmill desks reduced […]
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is known to particularly affect athletes, especially those who run or repetitively place pressure on the feet. Plantar fasciitis is an injury that results from overload. If the recovery time between training sessions is not enough, the plantar fascia will begin to tear. Treatment for plantar fasciitis can include […]
While boating with her husband and children, Chrissie Frickman was knocked over by a dolphin that had flipped onto the boat and broke both of her ankles. The dolphin was part of a pod that was swimming alongside them. “The dolphin jumped and we thought it was doing a flip and I guess it miscalculated,” […]
World War II veteran Robert G. Mueller was twenty-years-old when he faced the draft that would determine his future as a soldier. Mueller, a fan of their dress uniform, applied to the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces. He ended up being rejected. “They’d made me walk around barefooted and told me I had flat […]