Blog: Leonie BarrieLess is more

Leonie Barrie | 29 January 2004

It’s about this time of year that our resolutions to get fit and healthy start to fall by the wayside. So here’s an idea to kick-start your fitness plan. Japanese firm Moonstar Chemical Corp has launched a ‘Calorie Walk’ trainer with a “low repulsion force and high shock absorption that gives you the feeling of walking on air.” Apparently you need to use twice as much muscle energy and inhale 13 per cent more oxygen than wearing conventional sports shoes. Is this another way of saying that the shoes are heavy? And how appealing is a product which makes the wearer more tired? A 30-minute walk requires about 1,000 additional steps, which is equivalent to burning about 30 calories. The company’s website is only in Japanese, but could be worth checking out if you want to see what the shoes look like.

Calorie Walk shoes


BLOG

Trump spares textile machinery in tariff spat

Hundreds of US imports from China will be hit with an additional 25% tariff from next month – but to the relief of the US textile, apparel and footwear industry, most of the equipment used in the dome...

BLOG

Esquel's eco-friendly manufacturing complex

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m eco-friendly manufacturing complex in southern China....

BLOG

Tariffs back at top of Trump's trade agenda

Tariffs soared back to the top of Trump's trade agenda last week, with the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, and plans to proceed with an additional 25% tariff on impor...

BLOG

Digitalisation goalposts constantly evolving

The debate and discussion around digitalisation continues to top the apparel industry’s agenda – but as Spencer Fung, group CEO of Li & Fung explains, the goalposts are constantly evolving....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?