Author Archives: Casey

OESH Goes to the National Science Foundation

We’re in Arlington, Virginia, presenting to the National Science Foundation who recently funded our work to track gait parameters inside of shoes.  Below is our presenting team; Bill Hill, Brad Bennett, and me. Our first Power Point slide was that of our research team (or … Continue reading

My Two-Minute Yoga Routine

As we age, we lose a certain amount of hip extension range during walking. By hip extension range, I mean the amount that our hip extends backward during walking. That may not sound too surprising. Don’t we lose, as we … Continue reading

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