The comfort world says her shoes are too pretty, and the designer world says she isn’t a name brand (this is true). Nobody knows where to put Joan Oloff shoes — except Joan Oloff, DPM. “It’s a new genre we’re creating — it’s trying to break through in a space that doesn’t exist,” says Dr. Oloff, a Los Gatos podiatrist whose line of high heels may just be the world’s only orthotically correct high heels.
|Dr. Joan Oloff
“It’s not rocket science — it’s mechanical engineering; it’s ergonomics,” Oloff said, referring to former Space X employee Dolly Singh’s Thesis Couture shoes, which made a splash with the announcement in 2015 that her team included a rocket scientist and an astronaut. “One of the things podiatrists do is learn the mechanics of feet and how to make custom orthotics, or inserts, that help mechanical issues with the feet,” Oloff said.
Source: Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle [1/22/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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