Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Feet

The NYT has an article on sports related foot injuries.

Here are a few excerpts that will sound familiar if you have shopped at our store:

"Many foot injuries are, in fact, the result of wearing the wrong shoes or the wrong shoe size. Studies have suggested that Americans too often wear shoes that don’t fit, and athletes are no exception."

"Some of these [injuries] are caused by innate deficiencies in a person’s gait..."

"The best way to prevent and treat early-stage plantar fasciitis [or other common injuries] is simple and cheap: Stretch, stretch, stretch."

"The majority of sports-related foot injuries are preventable...if people would just start paying attention."

In summary:

Right shoe + gait improvements + stretching + listening to your body = happy feet!

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