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Even TechCrunch (a technology blog) Loves Vibram Five Finger Shoes

Vibram FiveFingers Flow

(well, I first seen it on TechCrunch but its really on CrunchGear…. big difference lol)

And how did such a post do on a technology and gadget blog? It did very well (191 comments so far) and it spurred a second post as well on running later on here. I almost think that the one person I saw wearing them after the post was made was wearing them because of the post on CrunchGear… but I didn’t get a chance to ask him so I will never know.

I guess I gota make a list of these new wave footwear that has been coming out as of late. Between MBT, Skechers (and their MTB look alike), and Vibram “feet you wear… literally” sneakers, it looks like technology for the feet is still moving forward.

I know I am going to give that Vibram a shot. $70+ dollars seems a little expensive for something that you just want to try out, but I will give them a shot and report back.

(remember we weren’t born with shoes… its true lol)

(don’t expect me to do any of that type of testing though)

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Cigarette Socks Because We Need To Kick The Habit

Ashi Dashi - Kick the Habit

(kicks someones butt with these)

(yes they are on sale at Ashi Dashi for 11.99)

(yes the site is called Ashi Dashi LMAO)


In Sneaker News: Astronaut iShoe To Help Seniors Balance

Man, there is so much sneaker and shoe stuff to post and such little time.  Here is a quote from the article:

Scientists working to help astronauts regain balance after extended flights in zero gravity say they’ve found a way to use the research to help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls.

An “iShoe” insole contains sensors that read how well a person is balancing. The point is to gather information for doctors and to get people to a specialist — before they fall.

Erez Lieberman, a graduate student who developed the technology while working as an intern at NASA, says a damaging fall is preceded by numerous warnings, similar to how high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure point to a coming heart attack.

“You gradually get worse and worse at balancing,” said Lieberman, who studies in a joint Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology health science and technology program. “If you know the problem is there, you can start addressing the problem.”

SOURCE: Yahoo News via the AP News

Isn’t that amazing stuff? Space technology on your feet. I think this is amazing and will help people from not only being injured, but dieing from their injuries.


In Sneaker News: On Your Feet by the washingtonpost.com

On Your Feet – washingtonpost.com

How do shoes affect your feet? Is there a good way to walk in heels? Want to know about Morton’s neuroma? How about hammertoe and pump bumps?

Yeah, you want to wear those Jordans, but your foot is a little wide. Yeah, you want to wear that High Heel DKNY shoe, but now you got hammer toe