The SAN-DAL enhances proprioception, the sense of one's own body in the environment, while at the same time protecting the wearer against injury. From a biomechanical point of view, good proprioception is needed as input for the body to adjust to different positions and surfaces, and to control balance and stability. Nanofasa Conservation Trust's Aleksandra is taking a 1200 km walk across Namibia with 2 Ju/'Hoan San-people, who are wearing these indigenous inspired sandals.

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Reflections, October 2015. By Catherine Willems. I am in Namibia. The thermometer indicates 32 degrees Celsius. This is my first time in Southern Africa. The purpose of my visit is to remake the indigenous hunting sandal with the Ju’/hoan San of Nyae Nyae in Namibia, near the border of Botswana. At the same time I will investigate the impact of the leather sandal on gait. The biomechanics of movement; example of the pressure plate set

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vivobarefoot/the-original-san-dal Shoes should allow your feet to do their natural thing — the way they have done for tens of thousands of years. Own a pair of the original bushman San-dals, designed for persistence hunting and barely changed for thousands and thousands of

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