The Relevance of Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner from Ethiopia, winning dual Olympic gold medals: Paris, france in 1960 as well as in Tokyo in 1964. He died in 1973 at the age of forty one from complications after having a car accident. There’s a ground in Addis Ababa named after him. Google recognized him with one […]

The Enko Running Shoes

The most recent entrant into the running footwear marketplace is a novel running shoe from Enko. These innovative athletic shoes out of France were initially promoted in late 2014 and introduced by using a crowd financing project at Indiegogo at the beginning of 2015. This shoe has mechanical spring loaded sections that are integrated into […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Planter fasciitis is probably the most common problem that doctors see in the foot. The pain of plantar fasciitis is felt at the bottom of the heel, and is almost always worse when arising from rest such as getting out of bed first thing in the morning. Those first two steps can be excruciating, but […]

Overpronation

Overpronation is something that get thrown around a lot in the running and running shoe communities as a cause of running injuries and as a method to prescribe running shoes. There are so many myths and nonsense about the whole conceort. For started watch this video: A lot of those myths and nonsense can be […]

The Medial Heel Whip

The medial heel whip is also called an abductory twist. This occurs when the heel suddenly ‘whips’ medially or twists in an abductory motion just as the heel is coming off the ground during gait in an ‘overpronated’ foot. This video describes it very well: While the video gives one explanation, there is some controversy […]