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Nike "free" trainers

Posted by Pete on 9/23/04 at 11:19 (160390)

My massage therapist mentioned these to me http://www.nike.com/nikefree/ . She is a triathelete and her son is using the trainer. The basis of the trainer is to mirror bare foot running, whilst giving some protection, so that the foot behaves in the way it was meant to. This overtime will strengthen the intrinsic foot muscles and provide greate flexibility to both the foot and ankle. Independent studies have confirmed its success.

Not suitable for us current pf sufferes but maybe could be used as part of any treatment plan once the acute stage has subsided. I have handled the trainer and it feels very much like a slipper insofar as it is very flexible throughout the sole.

Anybody tried this ?