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The Motion Center at Feet for Life, owned by Dr. Michael Horwitz, is the only shoe store that is operated by a podiatrist who fully supports the minimal shoe and natural walking/running movement. Over the years shoe companies and many medical authorities have attempted to convince and coerce us to believe that humans, unlike all other species of mammals, are unable to support their bodies with their own feet. From wearing shoes that are cushioned and supportive most of us now have feet that are muscularly weak and imbalanced. As a result, we are prone to injuries that do not occur in populations that are barefoot or wear minimal shoes, including plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, IT band syndrome, knee pain and lower back discomfort. By allowing the foot to work more naturally, our goal is ultimately to reduce pain and discomfort while increasing efficiency and improving performance.
FOOTWEAR AND MOVEMENT
Scientific studies and our experience have made it clear that most footwear prevents us from moving naturally. Find out how minimal footwear and gait analysis can help you relieve pain and increase the enjoyment of both walking and running.