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Protocells Could Allow Futuristic Shoes to Change Shape During Runs

Protocell-trainers-by-shamees-aden_dezeen_2A scientist named Shamees Aden has found a way to print running shoes from a 3D printer that are made out of semi-organic material called protocell molecules. This material has the ability to change the footwear’s cushioning as the runner exercises to match the pronation of the foot and the amount of impact.

The protocells will also be able to be molded in the shape of the person’s foot, making a perfect fit. Another feature of the shoes is that they will be able to regenerate damaged parts by being placed in a liquid protocell mixture.

Every shoe isn’t made to be run in, so it’s important to understand the difference between walking and running shoes. If you’re not sure what makes a running shoe fit for exercise, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel can teach you all about the different types of shoes and why one might be better for you than another.

The Differences between Walking & Running Shoes

There are great ways to stay in shape: running and walking are two great exercises to a healthy lifestyle. It is important to know that running shoes and walking shoes are not interchangeable. There is a key difference on how the feet hit the ground when someone is running or walking. This is why one should be aware that a shoe is designed differently for each activity.

You may be asking yourself what the real differences are between walking and running shoes and the answers may shock you.


Walking doesn’t involve as much stress or impact on the feet as running does. However, this doesn’t mean that you should be any less prepared. When you’re walking, you land on your heels and have your foot roll forward. This rolling motion requires additional support to the feet.

Flexibility – walking shoes are designed to have soft, flexible soles. This allows the walker to push off easily with each step.

Heel – walking shoes also have a beveled or angled heel. This helps absorb shock and puts less pressure on the ankles.

For more information on the Differences between Walking and Running Shoes, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your standards of care.

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