• Running and Joint Torque

    One of our friends, journalist Max Lockwood of Running Insight magazine, cut to the chase by asking me a few simple questions this week: What is torque and How bad is it for the runner? To properly answer Max, I referenced the landmark study we published in 2009, when I was director of the University […]

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  • Women, Running and Gender Equality

    This week we’ve been on vacation with a group of friends and their families, in North Carolina. A number of us have been taking advantage of running on the nice long stretches of flat sandy beaches. And we’ve all been watching the Olympics. Which has made me reflect on my recent conversation with my friend, Bill Katovsky, […]

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  • OESHer of the Week 7/26: Anne Newman!

    This week’s featured OESHer, Anne Newman, came into the factory on Monday to show us the pair of black Classics she had bought last August (that’s her husband, James, in the background): We were a little shocked to see how wrecked Anne’s OESH were until she mentioned casually that she had put “about a thousand […]

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  • OESH Sells Out! Classic 10s join Classic 11s as official Collector’s Items

    More good news on the frontier of OESH sales. Though we have been selling a ton of Sandals this summer, we officially sold the last pair of size 10 OESH Classics yesterday. Again, Many Thanks to all of you who helped make this happen! As we wrote in May when the Classic 11s sold out, […]

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  • New Contest: OESHer of the Week!

    We do make some pretty fantastic shoes here at OESH, but lately we’ve been wanting to find out more about the fantastic people wearing them. OESHers, as Bob told me to call them, email us and come into the factory all the time with stories to tell, and we think they deserve telling. Specifically, we […]

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  • My Summer as a Cobbler

    Some may not consider the life of a cobbler to be so illustrious, but unless you make your living writing for Portlandia or tracking down colossal squid, I can assure you that my job is much more fun than yours. Because I basically get to do arts and crafts all day, with the added bonus […]

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  • My wife is the Centerfold of…”Manufacturing Net”

    Indeed, OESH and Casey’s handy dandy waterjet saw are featured this month in Manufacturing Net — the go-to publication for all things manufacturing. You can read the article directly on Manufacturing Net’s website here. I also transferred screen shots of the article below (click to enlarge the type).  

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  • Running Insight magazine gushes about OESH

    Many OESHers love, love, LOVE running in OESH! As the word gets around, we weren’t surprised when the major trade journal of running stores, Running Insight, asked to visit the factory and interview Casey. Writer Max Lockwood did a swell job, and you can read his effort on pages 15 and 16 of this July […]

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  • OESH Goes West and Comes Back to More Amazing Natural Occurrences

    Last weekend we took a quick jaunt to Arches National Park in Utah, near Grand Junction, Colorado, where we helped celebrate a friend’s wedding. We went for a run in the park.  Casey had a chance to put her feet up but couldn’t stop working on OESH. Here’s a picture she took of the new […]

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  • “A Day a Minute” at the OESH Factory

    Robin Hoffman, artist, well-known caricaturist, creator and star of the popular Charlottesville T.V. show, “A Day a Minute,” ventured over to the OESH factory for a visit. Her show, along with OESH, supports the Charlottesville Free Clinic, a local organization that provides free health care to uninsured individuals. Letting Robin do a caricature of me […]

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