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New Balance Pushes Military to Wear US-Made Shoes

New bill would stop soldiers from wearing Nikes

(Newser) - American soldiers should be wearing American shoes. That's the argument behind a new bill that would require all military recruits to wear shoes made in the US. Lobbying hard for the bill? New Balance—which just happens to manufacture all its shoes Stateside and stands to make some $50... More »

Adidas Kills 'Shackle' Shoe After Outcry

Footwear's echoes of slavery sparked outrage

(Newser) - Looks like the only place the Adidas "shackle" shoe will be walking is into the Museum of Bad Ideas. The company has canceled plans to release the JS Roundhouse Mids, which were to come with a plastic, bright orange chain and ankle cuffs, after an outcry from people who... More »

Running Again? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Don't start too fast; wear the correct shoes; eat right

(Newser) - With winter showing signs (well, in some places) of easing off, it’s time for a lot of us to get back into running. But beginner or old hand, Megan Kretz cautions, beware these mistakes:
  • Too much, too soon: Stick to the 10% rule when increasing distance (ie, if you’
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Barefoot Runners Are More Efficient

Harvard study echoes popular trend to ditch the running shoes

(Newser) - The barefoot running trend now has a powerful academic ally in a Harvard study that sides with au naturel hoofers. Researchers compared people who had always run barefoot, those who had always worn shoes, and those who had given up footwear. The barefoot runners had a lighter stride, and used... More »

7th Severed Foot Hits Canadian Shores

Like others, severed by natural causes, but no less mysterious

(Newser) - Another foot has washed up on a British Columbia beach, bringing the total to seven over the last two years. The right foot, inside a running shoe like some of the others, was separated from the body through a “natural process,” police officials tell the Vancouver Sun.... More »

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