From the archives, these women's shoes are an Iconic casual style that ooze Clarks DNA.
Reinvented for the 21st century Funny Dream are designed in an earthy, soft black leather while the chunky eyelet lacing and asymmetric stitched seam add handcrafted detailing.
The first metatarsophalangeal joint includes 4 bones.
The most readily apparent portion of the joint is the articulation between the concave shaped base of the proximal phalanx and the convex, rounded head of the first metatarsal.
The plantar surface includes the two sesamoid bones (fibular or lateral and tibial or medial) and the joint capsule.
The joint capsule is reinforced on its plantar aspect by both a fibrocartilagenous plate and the plantar accessory ligament.
The flexor hallucis longus and flexor hallucis brevis attach on the plantar aspect, along with the abductor hallucis muscle and the adductor hallucis muscle.
Dorsally the tendons of the extensor hallucis longus and the extensor hallucis brevis muscles insert.
Turf toe, sesamoiditis, and hallux rigidus are a functionally interconnected set of injuries. In severe cases a runner may consider giving up their sport permanently.
We’ll be starting with a quick overview of mild to moderate turf toe.
A properly functioning first metatarsophalangeal joint is critical for running.
In evolution, the abduction of the first ray, disappearance of an opposable hallux, and realignment of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and first metatarsocuneiform joint marked a complete change from arboreal living to obligate bipedalism.
Ardipithecus ramidus, the oldest known hominid, had an adducted first metatarsal, opposable hallux, and was able to walk in a bipedal manner (Lovejoy, Latimer et al. When Australopithecus evolved with a more modern alignment of the great toe, hominids became obligate bipeds and as evolution continued further, Homo habilis and Homo erectus gained the ability to run.