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Contributing Writer: Carmen Thorpe

An artistic, visually interesting, interpretation of the traditional high heel is stepping into the pictures of Instagram and the feed on Twitter. The #heelconcepts are pictures of people –actually their foot–  creating a high heeled or a heeled shoe from an assortment of items; anything can create a heel, from donuts and coffee to make-up and more.  Pictures have been posted from all over and we have compiled our Top 5 Favorites (counting the one above) :

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APMA reports this on the actual wearing of high heels: http://bit.ly/10grwNw

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This weekend, BRFC practice manager, Theresa, attended the Baltimore Marathon in support of her husband, George.  She managed to take a lot of great photos of the event.

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So what?

When it comes to running, it’s vital to have the best possible shoes for your foot structure.  Without proper footwear, you run the risk of injury and permanent damage.  The APMA created a guide based on foot types.

Photo via apma.org

Photo via apma.org

For feet with low arches: Choose a supportive shoe that is designed for stability and motion control. These shoes help to correct for overpronation.

Photo via apma.org

Photo via apma.org

For feet with normal arches: Choose a shoe with equal amounts of stability and cushioning to help absorb shock.

Photo via apma.org

Photo via apma.org

For feet with high arches: Choose a cushioned running shoe with a softer midsole and more flexibility. This will compensate for the poor shock absorption of a high-arched foot.

Runners will also often ask about the potential benefits to barefoot running, however the APMA recommends that before beginning to train barefoot, you should consult a podiatrist.

 


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