Heel Elevation

Heel elevation is present on almost all shoes. Since we learned to walk, we have been wearing shoes. Some of us even before then. Our parents wisely wished to protect our feet and were not aware of the limiting effects shoes were having on the development of our feet. Almost all of those shoes had … Continue reading Heel...
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Why Shoes Make Normal Gait Impossible

In his article Why Shoes Make Normal Gait Impossible, Dr. William Rossi discusses the affect that shoes have on biomechanics and gait.  The following are excerpts from Dr. Rossi’s article.  Read the complete article here. “…natural is biomechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person.  Natural gait and shoes are biomechanically incompatible because shoes automatically convert the … Continue reading Why...
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Bunions and Hammertoes

The following excerpts are from Dr. McClanahan’s article on bunions and hammertoes.  Bunions are a sometimes painful dislocation of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint or 5th metatarsophalangeal joint that occurs primarily in shod or shoe-wearing populations. There have been many suggested causes of bunions, but the one cause that has been shown to be consistently reversible … Continue reading Bunions and...
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