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The footwear debate concludes- should you be wearing Supportive Shoes?

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Is a supportive style shoe necessary for you?

Podiatrist Jason Bruce provides his final discussion point on the footwear of today. The main question asked- what is more important?- Support VS Comfort debate.

This is the third and final part of the Footwear Series- Part 3 of 3.ASICS-GT-2000-Running-Shoe-II

Research has shown us the many pros and cons of the previously discussed toe and minimal style shoe. Abebe’s gold medal barefoot marathon run set the world on the minimalistic shoe trend. Read More

Could your Footwear choice harm you?

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Skechers and Nike Free. Popular choices- surely they have to be ok- Right?

Podiatrist Jason Bruce helps you decipher the information about Skechers and Nike Frees. The main question asked- what is more important?- Support VS Comfort debate. 

This is Part 2 of 3 for the Footwear Series.940x638q80

The barefoot running trend took the world by storm and in the mid 2000’s.  Nike released its first Nike Free shoe in response to the popular trend. Engineered by Tobie Hatfield and Eric Avar, the Nike Free was designed to allow the foot to have increased freedom – therefore the name.This minimalist style became one of the most popular shoes worldwide.  Read More

The Footwear Debate- Are Toe Shoes right for you?

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Toe Shoes- the best thing since sliced bread- or a disaster in the making?

Podiatrist Jason Bruce helps you decipher the information about their origins and how they work. This is Part 1 of 3 for the Footwear Series.

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“The 1960s Olympics in Rome was a big year for running. Not only did Abebe Bikila win the marathon gold medal, but he did so in bare feet! Feeling uncomfortable pre-race, Abebe decided to remove his shoes and complete the race bare foot. This sent waves across the running community to see if running barefoot or running with toe shoes would be beneficial to its athletes.

So what are the Pro’s and Con’s?

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