RESEARCH, RESOURCES + RELEVENT REFERENCES
Oodles and oodles of relevant resources regarding the feet and footwear follow, the earliest of which appeared in 1860, well over a century and a half ago yet often as relevant today as it was then. Enjoy...
"Most of what we now know about foot health—true foot health, that is—comes from scholarly writings that were published, in some cases, well over 100 years ago. These studies, along with the wisdom we have gained from unshod or minimally shod populations, are crucial to our understanding of what constitutes normal, healthy foot anatomy and how to preserve this beautiful, spade-foot shape through adulthood and well into old age."
Dr. Ray McClanahan
VARIOUS REFERENCES 1860-1934
The mechanics, mechanical anatomy, and mechanical distortions of the bony structure of the human foot.
VARIOUS REFERENCES 1999-PRESENT
McKeon, Hertel, Bramble, Davis. Br J SptsM. 2016
Chou, Cheng, Chen, Ju, Lin, Wong. J Orthop Res. 2009.
Steven Robbins, Edward Waked. Br J Sports Med. 1997.
K. D’Aouˆt, T.C. Pataky, D. De Clercq and P. Aerts. Footwear Science. 2009.
Adam Sternbergh. NY Magazine. 2008.
Robbins and Gouw. Med Sci Sp Exer. 1991.
Sachithanandam and Joseph. J Bone Joint Surg. 1995.
Foot motion in children shoes: comparison of barefoot walking with shod walking in conventional and flexible shoes.
Wolf, Simon, Patikas, Schuster, Armbrust, Döderlein. Gait Posture. 2008.
Simon J. Wikler. Take Off Your Shoes and Walk. 1962.