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SHOES THAT CAN GIVE YOUR GAME A LIFT
Gene Wojciechowski
December 26, 1988
Back in 1986, shortly before the University of Kansas basketball season was to begin, Larry Brown, then the head coach, motioned KU assistant trainer Mark Cairns out to the Allen Field House floor for a demonstration of something called the Strength Shoe. Cairns took one look at the footwear and wondered if Brown needed a new pair of prescription horn-rims.
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December 26, 1988

Shoes That Can Give Your Game A Lift

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As for safety, Watterson reports no problems. The same goes for KU's Cairns. "If you think about it, they should help to lessen injuries," says Cairns. The shoes come with a 28-page training manual: required reading, say the makers, who emphasize that people must not try to do more than the manual indicates—the Strength Shoe program has been carefully worked out to avoid injuries.

To order, call 1-800-451-JUMP or write Strength Footwear Inc., 2701 Independence St., Metairie, La. 70006.

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