Children’s Footwear

The following quotes have been pulled from Dr. William Rossi’s article Children’s Footwear: The Launching Site for Adult Foot Ills.  Dr. Rossi’s article takes a look at the negative affects of shoes on children’s foot health. “As a result, by the time the average shoe wearing child has reached the tender age of seven or … Continue reading Children’s...
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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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Trail Walking and Minimal Shoes

Walking on blacktop or concrete is a generally predictable experience, as far as the foot and ankle are concerned. Since these surfaces are mostly flat, the numerous joints in the foot and ankle become aware of moving within limited ranges of motion. However, the foot and ankle undergo a different, less predictable experience the moment … Continue reading Trail Walking and Minimal...
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Fashion and Footwear

In his article, Fashion and Foot Deformation, Dr. William Rossi explores the influence that fashion has had and continues to have foot health. The following quotes from Rossi’s article push us to think about the effect that status, fashion, and culture can have on our health. “There is a significant message seeking to get through … Continue reading Fashion and...
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