So if they get on your shoes, and then you track them onto your carpeting, they tend to stay. Outdoors, ultraviolet light breaks down these compounds. But indoors, Waring said, the chemicals can exist for years. Consider: DDT was banned in 1972. But a study looking at carpet dust in Midwestern homes 20 years later found it in a quarter of them. Another study a few years later showed people who walked on pesticide-treated lawns can pick up the chemicals a week after application. <br>Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/20131208_GreenSpace__Leaving_shoes__and_toxins__at_the_door.html
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Miami Heat star LeBron James has only worn his new shoes, the LeBron 11, for two complete games this season. Sources confirmed to ESPN.com that James has had an issue with the fit of the shoe and as a result has been mostly wearing last year's model. [+] Enlarge Christopher Trotman/Getty Images Miami Heat star LeBron James said "it's been a frustrating process" dealing with the fit of his Nike shoes this season. On Thursday night, before the team's game against the Chicago Bulls , James addressed the situation. "I just want to be able to wear them," James told ESPN.com. "It has been a frustrating process. But obviously, I know that Nike wants to do what's best. <br>Source: http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/10086637/lebron-james-not-happy-latest-nike-sneakers
A pair of shoes for Christmas: 'It's a small thing, but it makes a huge difference'
Shakoor. Results show after six months, participants saw an 18-percent decrease in joint load, without drugs or surgery. You may also find relief by just looking for a flat, flexible soled shoe. "Go out there and find a shoe that bends, you know. See if its sole bends, and try it out," Dr. <br>Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=9352588
Idris Elba: 'What An Honor It Was To Step Into The Shoes Of Nelson Mandela'
<br><em>Caption: Winnie Mandela, wife of jailed ANC leader Nelson Mandela, defied her banning order by addressing a huge funeral crowd on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1985, in Mamelodi Township at Pretoria. (AP Photo/Greg English) </em> 1980s In the 1980s, he became the focus of the international anti-apartheid movement, and the "Free Nelson Mandela" slogan started to seep back into South Africa despite heavy censorship and curbs on political movements. <em><br> The demonstration for liberty of Nelson Mandela in Paris, France on June 1, 1986. (Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)</em> 1990 F.W. de Klerk, South Africa's last white president, finally lifted the ban on the ANC and other liberation movements on February 2, 1990, and Mandela walked free from jail nine days later, an event beamed live around the world. <em><br>Leader of National Party F.W. <br>Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/05/idris-elba-nelson-mandela_n_4394554.html
But we especially need athletic shoes - the shoes are harder for us to get and keep in stock." HEALS shared the story of the brothers on its Facebook page and got an unprecendented response, said Clasgens. She believes this special case touched a chord in people. "In this community there are so many generous people and we have such a well-educated community," she said. "But we also have other people in our community who have not had opportunities other people have had. Children are living in poverty here. "We give out new athletic shoes and socks all year around, and see about 2,000 children every year," she said of the HEALS organization. "It's a small thing, but it makes a huge difference to these children, so it's very much appreciated." She added that anyone who doesn't have time to buy shoes and socks can make a monetary donation to HEALS specifically for those items, or for the general fund. <br>Source: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/12/a_pair_of_shoes_for_christmas.html