I came across the Vivo Barefoot site this weekend. Unlike other manufacturers of training shoes, who offer increased cushioning of the foot to take the strain out of the impact of running, Vivo offer a different approach. Their argument is that our feet have evolved to be in contact with the ground, and that adding all the layers of cushioning is taking away vital feedback our brain needs to ensure that we run correctly. It seems to make some sense as an argument, until I think about the thin sole converse shoes I sometimes wear. To be honest I only wear them occasionally, as you can feel every crack in the pavement, every pebble or piece of pavement detritus. They soon make walking slightly uncomfortable and unpleasant. I wonder if these would be the same. If any of our members have experience of these shoes they can share it would be great to get your feedback. Simply head on over to the IT Games Club LinkedIn Group.

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Production noun ~ IT: practices and disciplines of supporting the IT systems/applications which are currently being used by the end users. • Sport: always perform, build reactive and proactive strategies so you can produce the goods when you need them, every time.