On June 27th we had a full day seminar in Ghent, where the futurefootwearfoundation advisory board members introduced themselves, the centers that they represent, how they relate to futurefootwearfoundation, and the students involved in futurefootwearfoundation presented their work. In the seminar all three pillars of our foundation came together: Design, Anthropology and Biomechanics. From L to R : catherinewillems, founder of futurefootwearfoundation - els_roelandt from schoolofartsgent - board member eelko_moorer from lcflondon_ - board member Kristiaan D'Aôut from university of Liverpool -

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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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