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How many runners who think they don’t heel strike actually do?

August 31, 2014

In the context of a previous post on foot strike pattern in a marathon… 94% were heel strikers and there was a statistically significant difference between the foot strike classification and race rank, with the forefoot strikers ranking ahead of the split strikers (asymmetry between left and right) who ranked ahead of the midfoot strikers who ranked ahead of the heel strikers.

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Foot Orthotics and Patellofemoral Pain

August 30, 2014

The focus in recent times on patellofemoral pain or anterior knee pain in runners has all been on the proximal issues despite two randomized controlled trials showing that distal issues (ie foot orthotics) work (see Collins et al  &  Eng et al ). A number of  proximal risk factors have been potentially identified and the concept of load reduction on the knee via gait changes and cadence manipulation  is the current bandwagon to get on.

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Comfortmaxx Orthoses

August 29, 2014

New from Footmaxx is the Comfortmaxx hand-crafted custom orthosis line featuring 100% merino wool and designed with comfort in mind. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months and cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provide year-round support and comfort.

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Coral Joint Supplement

August 29, 2014

Coral introduces Coral Joint & Collagen Support, a supplement engineered to help maintain bone health and joint flexibility. Ingredients include above-the-sea EcoSafe coral minerals and vitamins D3, K1, and K2 for healthy bones; MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), GreenGrow glucosamine, and Pureflex chondroitin for joint health; undenatured Bio-Collagen UC-II to promote an immune response under extreme conditions; and Betaine HCL, calcium ascorbate, and malic acid for nutrient absorption.

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EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer

August 29, 2014

The new EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer from Med Spec is a low-profile version of the EVO Ankle Stabilizer.

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Impacto Ergo Mates

August 29, 2014

Among the newest additions to the Impacto Protective Products foot protection line are Ergo Mates.

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Ironman Insoles

August 29, 2014

Spenco introduces new Ironman insoles, specifically engineered to help endurance athletes conquer challenges.

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Orthoflex Thermoplastic

August 29, 2014

Orthoflex, new from Allied O&P Supply, is a flexible, formable thermoplastic material designed for below-knee socket liners, above-knee socket liners, ankle foot orthosis cushioning, inner booties, shock absorption, and other orthotic and prosthetic applications. The strong, durable material is designed to be easily formable through all standard processes, drape form, blister form, and vacuum forming. Recommended oven temperatures are between 280°-325° depending on thickness.

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Square Toe Post-Op Shoe

August 29, 2014

Powerstep’s new Square Toe Post-Op Shoe is designed to provide protection for the foot following surgery or trauma. A rigid heel counter and ankle strap hold the foot securely in place to control motion in the shoe

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Arcopedico Cork Sandals

August 29, 2014

Arcopedico USA takes a refreshing look at women’s comfort footwear with its cork sandals. The sandals feature bright hues, flirty wedges, leather and knit straps, anti-slip thermal rubber, and lightweight soles made from natural Portuguese cork.

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