Arch supports weaken your feet!!! - There's a better way.

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Origin Athletics

Arch supports weaken your feet

Most people do not need arch supports

NO - If you have functional arches, even if they are low, you don't need arch supports.

NO - If you have high flexible arches, you don't need arch supports. 

Arch supports are helpful under certain conditions

YES - People who have flat feet benefit from arch supports.

YES - People who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) benefit from using arch supports temporarily while the fascia attachment heals.  After the pain is gone, the arch supports should be removed to preserve natural motion of the foot. 

The forefoot does most of the work and balancing.

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Barefoot Shoes, the Revolution of Evolution!

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Origin Athletics

Do we need heels?

Heels were actually invented around 1500 AD to make it easier to ride horseback, and NEVER used for walking! Later, heels became a status symbol: the taller you appeared, the wealthier you must be. Now we look at each other's cars, and lengths of driveway to determine status anyway, so maybe it's time to lose the heels?

Discover your foot...

It's time to re-discover the results of more than 8 million years of evolution. We figured out how to get to the moon in only a few hundred years! Imagine the refinements that have been made to our feet over millions of years to make standing, walking, jumping, running, and lifting more efficient.

Take your foot, grab the ball of your foot, and move it around in a circular motion. Now push it up and down. 20 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 100 ligaments, and 7200 nerve endings all working together. Modern robotics has never been able to replicate the human foot; it's simply beyond current technology.

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