Tag: barefoot

14
Jan

An Incurable Deformity … ?

Those were the ACTUAL WORDS used by a so-called ‘professional’ to his patient (without the question mark!). Given I knew both the lovely owner of these feet, and the fact he’d been happily wearing Vibram Fivefingers for a while now, I was wondering what kind of ‘incurable deformity’ he’d been secretly hiding. Curled toes.  Enough to have started bothering the

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21
Jan

‘Barefooting’

No, not a typo. And not yet in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. It IS however synonymous with ‘Vibram Five Fingers’ on Dictionary.com and will probably be elected an official word by the linguists before too long. Year 2002 Bizarrely, as far as the regular chap/ess in the street is concerned, the whole concept of shoes that encourage a more natural

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21
Jan

Are You Just About To Put Your Shoes Back On?

Think Again… Feet When they’re healthy and happy, you don’t give them a second thought; they’re simply an unappreciated source of freedom. But with their 200,000 sensory nerve endings offering instant feedback, that nihilism is instantly extinguished when pain strikes. From not giving them, or their existence, a second thought you’re propelled into proactive ‘problem solving’. Traditionally, that might have

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