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Info on Velcro Footwear

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Posted on 17th February 2012 by admin in Footwear

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Velcro, the first fabric-based hook-and-loop fastener ever to breach the public market was invented by an Electrical Engineer George do Mestral, of Switzerland, in 1948.  It took him seven years to patent his technology as he continued to refine and development the uniquely practical manufacturing of the product until it became available in the commercial market in the late 1950’s.  The name is taken from the French word velour and crochet.  The first sample was made of cotton, which of course was quickly found to be quite impractical and soon replaced by a Nylon and polyester which are far more resilient.

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Velcro Footwear – The Convenience of Velcro Footwear

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Posted on 26th January 2011 by admin in Footwear

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Velcro footwear provides an easy solution for those who have limited motor skills and can no longer tie shoelaces, or for anyone who finds traditional shoe closures tedious. You can find shoes with Velcro fasteners in virtually every style and function imaginable. Shoes, slippers and sneakers with Velcro closures offer a practical way for many people to put on and take off shoes with ease. Whether you lead a highly active life or have limited mobility and require assistance to dress, footwear with Velcro fasteners can provide you with a convenient way to put on and take off shoes.

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Taking Care Of Your Feet

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Posted on 18th March 2010 by admin in Footwear

Foot care involves taking special steps to avoid foot problems such as sores, cuts, bunions, and calluses. Good care includes daily examination of the feet, toes, and toenails and choosing shoes and socks or stockings that fit well. People with diabetes have to take special care of their feet because nerve damage and reduced blood flow sometimes mean they will have less feeling in their feet than normal. They may not notice cuts and other problems as soon as they should. They will also heal less well than others. However, foot care is needed and applies to all individuals with foot problems, not only to those with diabetes.

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