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Best foot forward: is it time to rethink footwear?

6 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Research is increasingly showing that over-engineered, cushioned, throwaway shoes are damaging our feet and the planet. So what's the alternative? If we're being honest, most of us will admit that we choose our shoes based purely on aesthetics, not really thinking about whether they're fit for purpose. But while we probably know deep down those high heels and narrow, rigid shoes are bad for our feet, it turns out that over-engineered, cushioned trainers aren't doing them any favours either. Decades of slick marketing campaigns fronted by sporting and cultural icons may have told us that...
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