Month: August 2009

Neat article on “Fox Walking”

I just found this interesting article about walking the “fox walk”.  I haven’t read it fully, but I thought I would link to it.  I don’t think bunions are caused by shoes necessarily, but by bad food mechanics (which aren’t really helped by shoes). I found the link via this article about barefoot running on Neatorama.

I personally love the Vibram FiveFingers shoes.  I’ve been wearing them for 3 years or since they first came out.  And I have gone running with them.  It is tricky to walk in a city environment with them though.  They don’t provide any padding, so walking on concrete can cause sore feet more quickly than when wearing shoes, even for people who have mobile, well-adapted feet.  But it does really allow you feel how you use your feel.

A good, mobile walk does involve a 3-D movement of the hips as well as twisting of the spine at several different depth levels (think of 3 varying length springs within one another).

If you have any shoe questions, send me an email or leave a comment.

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OK…so I’m really bad at posting

But I do have a reason.  I’m not a huge fan of divulging personal information on the internet.  Personally, I think people who blurt their whole lives out on Facebook/Twitter/etc. are just asking for privacy issues down the line.  Criminals are even using it to know when people are out on vacation so they know when no one will be home.  Social media can be good and connecting, but it can also go too far in personal disclosure.

Anyway, I digress.  I don’t like lots of personal info out there in an uncontrolled area for people to just keep around.  So I don’t post much.  Plus, I want to make this blog useful to the readers, so I’m not sure what I should be writing about.

Any one have any ideas about what they’d like to see on this blog?  Feel free to ask me questions about what you’d like info on.


Posted by Jon Grossart in Know Your Rolfer, 0 comments