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

July 9, 2016

  Gait compensation may play role By Emily Delzell 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.

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Mephisto Jissy

July 9, 2016

The Jissy from Mephisto is a casual sandal with a stylish profile. Like all Mobils by Mephisto comfort footwear, it features all-over cushioning between the lining and the upper to pillow the feet, along with soft-air technology in the midsole to minimize shock. The Jissy features a wedge heel, adjustable straps for a customized fit, and a removable footbed.

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Arcopédico Alice

July 9, 2016

Arcopédico’s new Alice style for women is designed to be the essence of casual chic while still being ideal for all-day wear at work.

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Anodyne No. 19 Casual Mary Jane

July 9, 2016

Incredibly lightweight, the No.

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Bail’s Custom Footcare: Resilient business evolves and adapts over five generations

July 9, 2016

By Nancy Shohet West Few businesses can claim a heritage quite as long as the Bail family’s five-generation relationship with the shoe industry. But more than just a long history of selling shoes, the Bail family’s story is one of resilience. One generation after another has adapted to local needs, market trends and economic vicissitudes—from the boot soles crafted by French-Canadian patriarch Napoleon Bail to the custom-made shoes and orthotic devices made five generations later by Chris Bail, CPed, and his daughter, Laura Bail, CPed.

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Importance of intrinsic muscles for foot health

July 9, 2016

A growing body of research suggests the strength of small muscles in the foot can have big implications for a range of foot-health issues—including running-related injuries, diabetic neuropathy, obesity, flatfoot, and plantar fasciitis—and that interventions for strengthening the intrinsics may help.

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Materials science targets foot odors and microbes

July 9, 2016

Silver fibers and other examples of nano­technology are increasingly turning up in shoes, socks, and orthotic topcovers in an effort to control odors, reduce the risk of infection, and improve foot health by making these devices moisture wicking, breathable, antifungal, and/or antibacterial. By Shalmali Pal The idea of nanotechnology is more likely to conjure up images of semiconductors, solar panels, and circuit boards than sweaty feet, athlete’s foot, onychomycosis, and foot odors. But nanotechnology, or the ability to see and to control individual atoms and molecules, has become more prevalent in devices that claim to help manage all of these foot conditions and more

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PediFix ToeBuddy Long

July 8, 2016

Foot specialists since 1885, PediFix now offers a new version of its popular Visco-Gel ToeBuddy for dividing crooked toes, including overlapping, hammer, claw, and mallet toes. The ToeBuddy Long joins Pedi-Fix’s wide variety of Visco-Gel products, all of which are constructed of SmartGel, which soothes and softens skin while it gently divides crooked toes, relieving irritation associated with rubbing. ToeBuddy products feature two loops to keep the spacer in position

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Perforated Memory Foam Top Cover

July 8, 2016

ComfortFit Labs has expanded its topcover choices to seven with its purple perforated Memory Foam Top Cover. The 1/8″ topcover forms to the contour of the foot based on heat

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Allied OSI Foot Gym Pro

July 8, 2016

Allied OSI Labs now offers the Foot Gym Pro, an all-in-one tool for performing eight different foot and ankle strengthening and rehabilitation exercises including toe curl, toe extension, dorsiflexion, plantar fascia stretch, arch massage, calf raise, calf stretch, and ankle inversion. The Foot Gym Pro can be used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and foot pain; it can also be used during rehabilitation after injury or surgery.

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