Author Archives: Casey

Our National Science Foundation grant to further the study of walking and running

…and make OESH Shoes even more awesome (if that were even possible) What makes OESH unique is that everything we do is driven by medical and biomechanical research. Not just research that we know about; research that my colleagues and … Continue reading

Why Dansko’s are Even Worse for your Knees than Manolo Blahnik’s

Years ago a reporter asked me if I’d be willing to do an interview alongside the high heel shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik. According to the reporter, Manolo Blahnik agreed to do the interview as long as I would accept a … Continue reading

The Juiciest Scientific Article I’ve Ever Written

The National Library of Medicine is the best resource to find out what scientific articles a certain individual has ever published. For example, to see what I’ve published, you type in my last name, kerrigan, followed by my initials, dc, and … Continue reading

My New Old Playlist for the Treadmill

I never, repeat, never, listen to music when running outside. Do not do it, please, ever. Headphones make you oblivious to cars, bicycles, and other potential dangers. But on a treadmill, I say go for it! The jury is out on … Continue reading

Happy New Year, Happy Treadmill!

Last New Year’s I wrote a post entitled My Scientific/Personal Advice for Running on a Treadmill. That advice is based on my years of research studying gait as well as my own personal advice, having logged many a mile on a treadmill. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

It’s been a busy year at OESH and by all accounts, will be utterly insane next year. Early this year, our La Vida v 2.0 took legs (literally) with a few blog posts that went viral, some really nice media … Continue reading

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