• The Story of OESH in the Charlottesville Daily Progress

    Things have been crazy busy since Sunday when this article on OESH was published in our local newspaper, the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Dave Maurer, who composed the article, is an amazing writer. After spending a bit of time with me and Bob, he whipped up what I believe to be the best story of OESH ever […]

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  • Newest OESH Test Lab Employee

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  • Impact is good!

    I recently wrote an article entitled “When exactly do injuries occur in walking and running?” that Paul Ingraham published Friday on his highly informative website on pain related issues. (Recall Paul recently wrote a guest post for OESH here). The article got some really nice attention over in the world of pain science this weekend. […]

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  • Physician Recommended Best Zumba Shoe: OESH

    I recently was introduced to Zumba by OESHer, Ann Mangino, a Zumba expert and enthusiast who does Zumba as her go-to everyday workout. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program created by dancer Alberto Perez in Colombia during the 1990s who took it to the United States in the 2000’s where it has become very popular […]

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  • Stress Fractures in Running

    Pete Larson who writes a terrific, informative blog on all things running, asked me to put together a post on stress fractures in barefoot runners, which he posted here. In that article I talk specifically about second metatarsal fractures though what I describe relates to stress fractures throughout the entire lower extremity. Stress fractures are common […]

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  • OESH can bless the rains down in Africa

    One of our favorite people here at hq is Remarkable OESHer Carrie Lane. Carrie has been involved in coaching elite (D-1 and the occasional legendary Olympian) throwers for a few years at the University of Virginia. She is probably the best in the world at what she does so well, which is to get that […]

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  • Toner Shoes

    My friend Bill Katovsky over at Zero Drop asked me to comment on this New York Times article published today that basically lambasted toner shoes. The article starts by discussing a recent study showing that toning shoes really don’t burn more calories despite marketing claims (no surprise). Then it cites research showing that toning shoes really don’t […]

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  • Post by Paul Ingraham: Do something! Anything!

    I’m underwhelmed by all the “cures” out there for chronic aches and pains. But there is, and always has been, that one thing that really does work… exercise. I asked Paul Ingraham, a health science journalist and copyeditor for ScienceBasedMedicine.org if he would write about exercise and more specifically to the point that even just […]

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  • Brand New…introducing the NRC

    Too Cool. We learned yesterday that some extremely intelligent and thoughtful professionals were launching a fabulous new site named the Natural Running Center at http://naturalrunningcenter.com/ The NRC promises to be a superb resource, central to the sophisticated give-and-take presently growing like wildfire throughout the athletic footwear (especially running and walking) world. Of course, all at […]

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  • Not a waffle iron

    The innards of one of the press irons used in our OESH Factory here in Virginia, U.S.A. to make the midsole.  These irons are used to shape and cure large sections of carbon fiber after they have been wound and before they have been cut to their final form. A far cry from the “waffle […]

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