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Back To Basics9 Days ago

No matter how well you design and build a house, if it has a bad foundation it won't stand for very long. The human body can be looked at in a similar way, our feet are a foundation for our bodies , and basic movements and posture serve as a foundation for the more complicated things you may want to do with your body, like trail running, playing sports or the occasional backflip to show off in front of your...

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persistently hunting the persistent hunters16.08.2019

PERSISTENTLY HUNTING THE PERSISTENT HUNTERS Galahad’s and Asher’s family have been cobblers for six gene­rations, but on a trip to Namibia looking for the last persistent hunters in the Kalahari, they were introduced to cobblers making hunting sandals adapted...

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BACK TO SCHOOL – WITH LESS SHOE!01.08.2019

It sounds impossible. School shoes are, for so many, an intrinsic part of school, from that first moment the new, creaky, stiff black shoes are pulled on to mark the beginning of the new school year. Maybe it’s time to...

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KIDS ARE NATURAL BORN RUNNERS – SO WHAT HAPPENS AS WE GROW UP?01.08.2019

Just watch how kids race down a beach or run along the street – their technique is perfect! How kids run: nice upright posture with knees under hips under shoulders lots of short steps – no long strides or landing...

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Team Envol take 2019 Swimrun by storm31.07.2019

The Swimrun season is in full flow. The Vivo team have attended over 10 races already with the best still to come. ÖTILLÖ, the Swimrun World Championship is approaching. Nicolas Remires, Fanny Danckwardt and a number of other Team Envol...

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ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN. ONE GIANT ‘MISSTEP’ FOR MANKIND’29.07.2019

If you haven’t noticed from all the news recently, this year marks the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing where a certain Neil Armstrong (not to be confused with Lance, the incredibly fast cyclist) stepped out of...

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BENEFITS OF BAREFOOT19.07.2019

Prof Dan Lieberman, chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard recently published research in the US science journal, Nature (June 2019), about the effect calluses have on the sensitivity of bare feet. He noticed as he spent...

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