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Anti-Sprain Sneaker

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Play basketball? Sprain your ankle a lot? Meet Ektio, the first doctor-designed basketball shoe—endorsed by NY Knicks star John Starks—that prevents sprained ankles. "Dr. Sorin Seigler, Drexel University and Dr. Howard Hillstrom, Hospital for Special Surgery, showed the ankle sprain problem to be the separation of the sole of any shoe, at any height, to be the culprit. Ektio shoes marry the foot to the shoe with double straps built into the wall of the shoe and anti-rollover bumpers on the lateral sole. The studies showed that the shoes prevent ankle rollover without inhibiting mobility." The shoe costs $199 and is available in stores including and beginning this week. [Racked Inbox]