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Chung-shi footwear

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Bethy, May 8, 2008.

  1. Bethy

    Bethy Member


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    Hi all! This is my first post. I am a final year Podiatry student and considering starting a part-time job in a "Foot Solutions" store. Foot Solutions market a German made brand of footwear "Chung Shi" Balance Step and I was wondering if anyone has any further information/evidence on the footwear?

    They have a rockersole built into them with either a 15/20 degree negative angle at the heel and the forefoot.

    Thanks, Beth
     
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  3. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Beth, :welcome:

    Googled:

    Chung Shi

    Chung Shi shoes are designed to encourage healthy walking and standing all day long. Very similar to MBT, these shoes force the wearer to stand upright by using a curved sole. Unlike MBT, the sole on Chung Shi inclines quite dramatically at the heel area, and so really does take some getting used to. They are designed to increase the intensity of exercise and claim to work your legs twice as hard as normal, as well as helping improve posture and aid the back and feet. They do have cushioning to the sole and ventilation to let the foot breathe as it perspires during exercise.


    The Technology – Explained

    Equipped with an AutoBioMO sole system, the ergonomically shaped sole structure forces the wearer to put more focus into correcting their balance while walking as the uneven sole de-stabilises the body. Built on a Pilates system, the curved sole angles at 20 degrees at the toe and heel which leads the wearer to straighten their back and re-adjust their core balance. The degree of incline does mean that the shoes take some getting used to and do rather stand out in appearance. They also make you walk in a very different manner – when moving on to your toes while walking you have to get used to the drop back to the heel due to the incline of the sole as there is quite a difference in height.

    The Benefits

    * Improves balance
    * Increases exercise intensity
    * Tones the calfs
    * Cushions the foot
    * Flat lace system lessens pressure on the foot

    TTFN,
     
  4. Bethy

    Bethy Member

    Thanks for your help....after hours of reading through all the threads I think I will endeavor to find a less controversial part-time job!

    Beth :drinks
     
  5. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Go for it Beth, Chung shi is not the only thing they sell, you may well learn from seeing it all first hand for yourself and it will help pay the rent in the meantime.
     
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