Monthly Archives: June 2011

These OESH are Made for Walking

More of us walk than run for exercise. But running gets all the attention regarding athletic footwear. Many of us who walk for exercise do so in running shoes or maybe specifically marketed athletic walking shoes. The problem is all … Continue reading

Sorry, Rocky. Go, Hope!

This post is inspired by some great comments from Hope (see the Harvard Track- gun lap Post for Hope’s specific questions), who should be receiving her new pair of OESH tomorrow. Hope is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, who for … Continue reading

Buy OESH Buy Local

The heart of OESH, the midsole, is made in the United States. In downtown Charlottesville, Virginia to be precise, arguably the best place to live (and this from someone who grew up in San Diego, California)! We are a college … Continue reading

The Harvard Track–gun lap

The Harvard Indoor Track Revisited (page 4 of 4, the gun lap) For a shoe midsole to behave like the time tested Harvard Indoor Track, this midsole would have to measurably compress and release in perfect tune with the rise … Continue reading

The Harvard Track–lap #3

The Harvard Indoor Track Revisited (part 3 of 4) Okay, so the first big difference between cushioning in a shoe and the successful plywood structure of Harvard is that the plywood does not give at impact like a typical cushioned … Continue reading

The Harvard Track–lap #2

The Harvard Indoor Track Revisited (part 2 of 4) Dr. McMahon’s results were just as he expected. In the 1977-1978 Harvard indoor track season, injuries were reduced by one-half compared to the prior season. Running efficiency also improved as evidenced … Continue reading

The Harvard Track–lap #1

The Harvard Indoor Track Revisited I live in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia (UVa), where I recently retired as professor and chair of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation to launch OESH Shoes. Though I love … Continue reading

The rest of the story–conclusion

A student working with me this summer asked me, “It all seems so obvious when you look at the graphs. Why haven’t any of the big athletic shoe companies ever noticed this before?” Here’s the answer… The graphs are the … Continue reading

The rest of the story–part two

Last time I discussed the common misperception that impact causes overuse injuries. Today, I’m going to show you the critical link in the chain describing the real instant of vulnerability. It’s actually pretty obvious when you think about it (kind … Continue reading

The rest of the story

Paul Harvey did a “the rest of the story” segment on one of my first research studies on shoes. He was a nice guy and I was in awe of his digging in beyond the typical headline news. In that … Continue reading