Author Archives: Casey

Healthy by Design: Building Better Shoes Based on Research

I just got back from an amazing Autodesk conference in Las Vegas and am leaving tonight for the Netherlands via Oxford, England (where I will get a chance to see Jayme). I was invited to give a lecture at “SLEM”, an international innovation and education … Continue reading

La Vida at Oxford

Our summer intern, Jayme Kusyk, also known as our oldest daughter, is about a month in to being a freshman (or “Fresher” as they say “up there”) at Oxford in England. She’s majoring in English (or as they say, “reading” English). … Continue reading

Making the Sole Molds

For anyone who still doubts that a woman physician not only designs but actually machines the molds for the popular OESH La Vida’s, here you go. Why do I machine our own molds? Because, frankly, I’m the only one who can. After laboring over … Continue reading

High heel shoes: the new fashion faux pas

This just in from the Wall Street Journal Fashion Section: high-heeled shoes appear to be very yesterday. According to the article published last week entitled, “Are High Heels Dead?”, there’s been a strong trend toward low flat shoes like sneakers that may … Continue reading

Children in a Shoe Factory?

When I set out to make healthy shoes, a fellow physician friend of mine said, “Casey, knowing you, you’re going to hate those sweat shops and you’re going to want to do something about it.” Indeed, I did hate every … Continue reading

Featured Speaker at the Maker Faire

“A maker is a person or thing that makes or produces something.” Historically a maker does metalworking, woodworking, and/or traditional arts and crafts, but more recently the term “maker” has become synonymous with being engaged in engineering-oriented pursuits such as … Continue reading

1:59 The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon is Within Reach – Not just a “Guy” Book

Anyone who has ever run a marathon, is thinking of running a marathon or is even just thinking of someone who is thinking of running a marathon, will find this book an excellent read. Written by Phil Maffetone, with Bill … Continue reading

OESH Meets Autodesk Fusion 360

  We’ve just begun an exciting partnership with Autodesk, the world leader in 3D design software, to help take their latest CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) software called Autodesk Fusion 360 to a new level. Simultaneously, they’re working with us on a new project … Continue reading

The Science of Yoga

Yesterday, I did a yoga session with a friend at the Charlottesville Hot Yoga Studio, which is just around the corner from the OESH factory. The 90 minute session was terrific in all aspects, including making me think about the biomechanics of … Continue reading

You live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Do your athletic shoes know that?

OESH La Vida 2.0 Pure science-driven design Zero pseudo-scientific design features Locally sourced Environmentally safe production All seams sewn, not glued 100% recyclable sole material Zero heavy metals Zero solvent adhesives Zero VOC’s No shoe box or other unnecessary packaging We’ve … Continue reading