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Shoe-Specific Health Risks and Better Ergonomic Alternatives

Shoe-Specific Health Risks & Better Ergonomic Alternatives *******.*** ********..........********..*. ......................... All shoes are not created equally, and ill-fitting shoes can cause unnecessary physical damage and pain to your feet. It doesn't have to be this way, though. Walking on a Cloud investigates the health risks that your shoes subject your feet to, and some smart ergonomic alternatives to relieve the pain. Health Risk Generic Ergonomic Benefits Running shoe Five Finger Shoes Improper fit can lead to damage to knees, hips, and ankles Soles designed specifically for user, improving posture and minimizing impact that often injures the knees Hiking boots Heel support and slip resistance Improper fit can lead to gait abnormalties that can cause shin splints or tendonitis Proper fit and design increases stability, weight distribution, and flexibility for any terrain Casual sneaker Extra heel cushion Aligns the arch of the foot into a corrective position to relieve back pain and soreness Flat rubber soles can flatten the natural arch of the foot Formal men's dress shoe Ergonomic Soles Improper toe box size or shape can cause deformitites or gait abnormalties Cushioning materials and wide base improves shock absorbtion and stability Women's boots Orthotic insole Improper toe box size or shape can cause deformitites or gait abnormalties Anatomical arch support and deep heel-seat improves shock absorption and stability Heels Heel Inserts Long-term effects include plantar fasciitis, the shortening of calf muscles and Achilles tendon Restores balance and corrects stride, diminishing the negative effects of wearing heels Flip flops Arch Support Sandals No structural support or Reduces excessive pronation on all planes of motion, improving comfort and stability impact absorbtion Comfort Suggestions Clarks ecco M ROCKPORT Merell's shoes support and Clarks shoes are renowned for their comfort and authenticity. Clarks shoes feature signature technology, like GORE-TEX", for waterproof, breathable, comfortable footwear. ActveAir Rockport shoes use Adidas AdiPrene technology to ensure that even the dressiest shoes provide exceptional comfort. AdiPrene midsoles and insoles absorb shock and rebound energy to keep feet energized and reduce foot fatigue. TruWalk technology combines beveled heels with rocker soles and flex grooves to support natural walking motion. Ecco shoes use beautiful promote foot health with Vibram technology for durable, slip-resistant soles, Opti-Shell for waterproofing, and Aeroblock and Opti-Warm for warmth. Merrell also provides vegan-friendly shoe options and backpacking-grade durability. leathers and clean lines to create functional footwear for work, sport, and leisure, enabling men and women to look and feel their best always. Ecco shoes employ innovative design and technology to provide a pleasant walking experience. provides enhanced air circulation for the optimal foot climate. Clarks also provides high-quality footwear through a socially responsible processes. SOURCES: ease the pain/ htm http://www.osteopathk.oig/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/womens-health/Pages/high-heels.aspx BRIM WALKING ON A CLOUD Designed by BRIM Agency ERGONOMIC DESIGN

Shoe-Specific Health Risks and Better Ergonomic Alternatives

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Your feet are two of the most important parts of your body, containing a quarter of all the bones in your body and giving you proper balance, support, and mobility throughout the day. Healthy feet mak...


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