Saturday, October 24, 2009
Scientists say "Thongs are go"?
The anti-fierce heels lobby is growing with researchers at the University of Sydney now poised to broaden public misconceptions of the health effects of wearing thongs. And not a day too soon , say I. Researchers agree there is no hard evidence sandals are harmful and intend to conduct studies to compare foot motion in barefoot states with wearing thongs or traditional school shoes. The team from the university's foot and ankle research unit will use computer animation techniques to analyse the way children's feet and legs move while they are running, walking or stepping sideways.