looks shredded to the bone...just has a wide wide waist
wow he looks very very good. i didn't know bob was such a good bber. he should continue to do the commentary for the Mr O and maybe hit the stage like once a year, he clearly has what it takes.
^^When you elevate the heels chronically (sneakers, high-heels, or any other footwear) you lose range of motion in dorsiflexion (toe-to-shin ROM). When you lack mobility at a joint, your body tries to compensate by looking anywhere it can to find ROM. In the case of restricted ankle mobility, you turn the foot outward and internally rotate your lower and upper legs to make up for the deficit. This occurs as torque is "converted" through subtalar joint pronation.
As the leg rotates inward (the upper leg swiveling in your hip joint socket), you lose range ROM in external rotation at your hip. This is one of several reasons why females have a tendency to let their knees fall inward when they squat, lunge, deadlift, etc. And, it can relate to anterior/lateral knee pain. And, by tightening up at the ankle and the hip, you've taken a joint (knee) that should be stable (it's just a hinge) and made it mobile/unstable. You can also get problems at the hip and lower back.
Just as losing range of motion at the ankle messes with how your leg is aligned, losing ROM at your hip - both in external rotation and hip extension - leads to extra ROM at your lumbar spine (lower back). We want our lower back to be completely stable so that it can transfer force from our lower body to our upper body; if you have a lot of ROM at your lower back, you don't transfer force effectively, and the vertebrae themselves can get irritated. This can lead to bone problems, nerve issues (vertebrae impinge on discs/nerve roots), or muscular troubles (basic strains).
So crappy ankle mobility - as caused by high-top shoes, excessive ankle taping, poor footwear (heel lifts) - can cause any of a number of problems further up the kinetic chain. Sure, we see plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, and shin splints, but that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what can happen.
wow. i never knew. but isn't the set up of nike shox more of an image factor than real heel elevation? meaning, isn't your foot all on one flat surface inside the shoe, but it appears like the shox are acting as a "high heel" mainly just for the looks? i've never owned a pair but i have worn them before and it did not feel as if my heel was elevated, it felt like any other shoe i've ever worn. perhaps the elevation is very subtle or not even there even if it appears as such?