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Standing on Solid Ground

Standing on Solid Ground

How much do you think about your shoes: their weight, shape, where they were made? For most of my life, footwear fell into two categories: dress sh...
zero drop shoes and their benefits for foot health

Zero Drop Shoes and Their Benefits

When referring to a shoe’s “drop”, it indicates the difference in thickness of the sole under the toes versus under the heel. Most traditional running shoes have a drop of between 6 and 12 millimeters. The result of this difference is that the heel is raised by the amount of drop indicated. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, raising the heel when walking or running greatly increases the impact and stress placed on the forefoot and toes.

By contrast, zero drop shoes have the same thickness of sole under the forefoot and the heel. This results in your foot being kept level while standing or moving. This encourages a more natural mid-foot or forefoot strike and engagement of the foot.

FOR THE LOVE OF FEET

Posted by Ms. Julie Carlene on September 04, 2014 “Natural healing” studies show that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself; it doe...