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September 2016

Sole District Collection

The men’s and women’s shoes in Sole’s new District collection feature orthopedic-grade supportive midsoles crafted entirely from 100% recycled wine corks. The District collection styles will be available in colors and materials that are perfect for the fall and winter seasons, including…

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September 2016

Spenco Pure Sandal

Don’t let this seemingly basic sandal fool you. Spenco has reengineered the Pure for women from the ground up, adding memory foam to increase cushioning while maintaining the Total Support footbed’s contoured shape.

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September 2016

History of military flat foot care: Lessons for today’s practitioners

Functional emphasis predates WWI – The observations and treatments made and used by military clinicians more than 100 years ago remain relevant in modern foot care, according to a recent review of flat foot care in the US Army through 1918 published in May in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

By Emily Delzell

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September 2016

Jones fracture outcomes in pros bode well for less-elite athletes

Most return to preinjury skill level – Studies reporting high return-to-play rates after Jones fracture in National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) players suggest positive outcomes are also achievable for athletes who compete at less elite levels.

By Chris Klingenberg

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September 2016

The Shoe Fits: A focus on stability and comfort that goes beyond footwear

Imagine that, instead of a clinical setting, a person could sit at home and feel comfortable while having a trained professional help with a complex, poorly understood, but all too real problem with their feet. That’s the idea behind…

By Will Carroll  |  Photos by Jamie Owens

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September 2016

The Shoe Market: A comfort footwear megastore with a personal touch

Perry Calhoun is passionate about shoes. “I’m in therapy now for overbuying,” joked the owner of The Shoe Market, in Greensboro, NC. “I’ve never seen a shoe I didn’t like. I’m addicted to my business.”

By Catherine M. Koetters   |   Photos by Tracy Krell

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September 2016

Clinical use of plantar pressure measurement

Originally conceived as research tools, plantar pressure measurement systems are becoming less intimidating, less expensive, and more popular with lower extremity practitioners for treatment planning, patient education, and documenting the effects of therapeutic interventions.

By Shalmali Pal

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September 2016

Footwear businesses opt for eco-friendly practices

In an industry where comfort and pain relief will always come first and the cost of quality footwear can be intimidating for some customers, adding eco-friendly practices to the equation can be a challenge. But a growing number of businesses are making it a priority.

By Kristine Thomas

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June 2016

Region-specific foot pain doesn’t always match pressures, forces

Gait compensation may play role – The location of foot pain doesn’t always correspond with elevated plantar pressures and abnormal forces, which suggests the availability of region-specific compensatory gait mechanisms may play a role, according to recent research using Framingham Foot Study data.

By Emily Delzell

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June 2016

Samuel Hubbard Free

With the Un-Sneaker collection, Samuel Hubbard set out to make an “everyday shoe” for people with an active lifestyle. With soft upper materials, full glove-leath­er linings, a one-piece vamp, hidden padded collar, removable memory-foam…

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