new study on footwear and arthritic knees

Our clients know we’ve been recommending Nike Free shoes for awhile now. They bring your feet closer to the state of being barefoot than traditional athletic shoe. Now the studies are starting to emerge that confirm that barefoot has its advantages.

Good stuff, you can read it here.

Sore, arthritic knees may do better with flip-flops and flexible walking shoes than with other types of footwear, new research suggests.
In fact, the closer to barefoot, the better for the knees, the study finds.

“The main finding of the study is that footwear not only affects your feet but can affect other joints at your lower extremity, in particular the amount of load your knees experience when you walk,” said lead researcher Dr. Najia Shakoor, an assistant professor of internal medicine at Rush University Medical College in Chicago.

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