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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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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