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  • PA PODIATRIST SAYS MINIMALIST SHOES CAN BE A GOOD THING FOR RUNNERS

HOW CAN A SHOE WITH SPACE FOR 5 TOES AND VERY LITTLE SOLE PROTECT A FOOT AND HELP RUNNERS PERFORM MORE EFFICIENTLY?  THAT'S WHAT THE FOLKS AT THIS PODIATORY LABRATORY AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY WERE ASKING.  SO THEY TESTED THE SHOE TO SEE IF IT GAVE ENOUGH SUPPORT AND PROTECTION.  DR KENDRICK WHITNEY, PODIATRIST SAYS, "IT CREATES MORE FLEXIBILITY, BETTER BALANCE, MORE AGILITY AND BETTER TOE STRENGTH.  I THINK IT'S ALL ROUND A GOOD THING FOR FEET."

PODIATRIST WHITNEY SAYS, "BUT WHETHER YOU'RE AN EXPERIENCED RUNNER OR A NOVICE, YOU HAVE TO SLOWLY TRANSITION INTO BAREFOOT SHOES.  PEOPLE GET INTO TROUBLE WHEN THEY RUN TOO FAR, TOO FAST ON THE WRONG SURFACE, AND SOFTER SURFACES ARE BETTER THAN ASPHALT OR CONCRETE BUT THESE MINIMALIST SHOES AREN'T FOR EVERYONE. THOSE WITH ANY TYPE OF FOOT OR ANKLE PAIN OR INJURY SHOULD TALK TO THEIR DOCTOR FIRST.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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