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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 05:57 AM
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22. How are Native American's feet different?
"Nike designers and researchers looked at the feet of more than 200 people from more than 70 tribes nationwide and found that in general, American Indians have a much wider and taller foot than the average shoe accommodates. The average shoe width of men and women measured was three width sizes larger than the standard Nike shoe."

That is interesting. I have also heard that American Indians indigenous to more mountainous terrain had flat feet with a wide ball and narrow heel. Has anyone else heard of these feet differences?
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  -Nike designs shoe for American Indians YEBBA  Sep-26-07 12:56 AM   #0 
  - Sounds like a good idea,  petersond   Sep-26-07 12:59 AM   #1 
  - Hmmm....  dmesg   Sep-26-07 01:01 AM   #2 
  - was thinking the same thing  monktonman   Sep-26-07 01:06 AM   #4 
  - The distinct foot-shape of Native Americans?  Beerboy   Sep-26-07 01:02 AM   #3 
  - My great grandma was half cherokee...  ingac70   Sep-26-07 01:13 AM   #7 
  - If different races have distinctive skull shapes (and they do) then why not feet?  Hekate   Sep-26-07 04:05 AM   #17 
  - And perhaps, took measurements? Drew an outline?  aquart   Sep-26-07 05:54 AM   #21 
  - Seems almost obvious, now that you mention  Beerboy   Sep-26-07 06:57 PM   #47 
  - Oh, I so hope it's wide toe and narrow heel.  aquart   Sep-26-07 05:50 AM   #19 
  - Yes. The local news ran an extensive story on this.  missb   Sep-26-07 10:27 AM   #34 
     - That's my feet as well  semillama   Sep-26-07 01:56 PM   #39 
  - I gotta get me some!  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-26-07 01:06 AM   #5 
  - I have well formed feet, not fat feet like tennis shoes seemed to be designed for  YEBBA   Sep-26-07 01:10 AM   #6 
     - Yeah I gotta wear socks with sneaks. Bony narrow feet.  Perragrande   Sep-26-07 02:28 AM   #14 
        - "I walked on my hands".  Beerboy   Sep-26-07 07:12 PM   #48 
  - I'd like to  zidzi   Sep-26-07 01:14 AM   #8 
  - Bet some will end up on EBay - n/t  RamboLiberal   Sep-26-07 01:28 AM   #10 
  - Here's a picture..  zidzi   Sep-26-07 01:20 AM   #9 
  - Hold on! They're segregating the shoe!  aquart   Sep-26-07 05:53 AM   #20 
  - Shoe comes with a white woman?  SpiralHawk   Sep-26-07 08:44 AM   #29 
     - Would they sell more if that lady changed her corporate dress  Beerboy   Sep-26-07 08:11 PM   #52 
  - Made out of lead paint by Chinese slave labor!  tomreedtoon   Sep-26-07 01:29 AM   #11 
  - Some wag will get on the rez, get him some, and sell 'em on EBay! nt  MADem   Sep-26-07 01:59 AM   #12 
  - That's exactly what I thought.  Beerboy   Sep-26-07 08:06 PM   #51 
  - I will admit to rocking the AIRJesus on occasion  Tunkamerica   Sep-26-07 02:22 AM   #13 
  - "...obesity, diabetes and related conditions...?" Humm, like Alcoholism?  Up2Late   Sep-26-07 02:59 AM   #15 
  - I don't think Nike is responsible for that, do you? They sound well-intentioned. nt  Hekate   Sep-26-07 04:03 AM   #16 
  - No, I don't think they "...sound well-intentioned..." Anymore than Nike was "well-intentioned" by...  Up2Late   Sep-26-07 05:28 AM   #18 
     - Spot on!  Nihil   Sep-26-07 07:02 AM   #25 
     - I usually don't like anything Nike, but this program has some good in it.  mcscajun   Sep-26-07 07:53 AM   #26 
     - Yeah, I snarfed a little at the statement  Jed Dilligan   Sep-26-07 02:09 PM   #40 
  - Nike makes alcohol and junk food?  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-26-07 10:49 AM   #36 
     - Maybe they do, maybe they don't, but they do have the same Mega Advertizing Agencys...  Up2Late   Sep-26-07 02:19 PM   #41 
     - I don't follow the reasoning behind why a shoe marketer  Beerboy   Sep-26-07 07:54 PM   #50 
     - sorry, dupe reply  Up2Late   Sep-26-07 02:48 PM   #42 
  - How are Native American's feet different?  fasttense   Sep-26-07 05:57 AM   #22 
  - Impossible, all people are exactly the same  slackmaster   Sep-26-07 06:39 AM   #23 
  - Sounds like my feet  spinbaby   Sep-26-07 09:37 AM   #32 
  - I have a good friend (who happens to be white) that those shoes may fit  slackmaster   Sep-26-07 06:40 AM   #24 
  - I think they could help the health and wellness  Fierce   Sep-26-07 07:59 AM   #27 
  - they are sewn together entirely out of broken treaties n /t  tchunter   Sep-26-07 08:31 AM   #28 
  - by third world slaves. nt  Javaman   Sep-26-07 09:24 AM   #31 
  - I have duckfeet = Indian feet  melody   Sep-26-07 09:14 AM   #30 
  - I have wide feet double D in some shoes. I really do have duck feet.  alfredo   Sep-26-07 12:27 PM   #37 
  - Wado.....  AnneD   Sep-26-07 10:04 AM   #33 
  - I read some years ago of a study done in England that showed  hedgehog   Sep-26-07 10:47 AM   #35 
  - Because, of course, all Native Americans are alike  Retrograde   Sep-26-07 01:31 PM   #38 
  - Well, gee...  PlanetBev   Sep-26-07 03:35 PM   #43 
  - Well, considering how much Nike's probably made on Native-American team names  LisaM   Sep-26-07 03:56 PM   #44 
  - And I think  AnneD   Sep-26-07 04:04 PM   #46 
  - A lot of it has to do with shoe wearing during childhood too.  Xithras   Sep-26-07 04:02 PM   #45 
  - Why would anyone buy...  samplegirl   Sep-26-07 07:18 PM   #49 

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