Dutch Wooden Shoes ('Klompen') May Damage Foot Bones (image) University of Western Ontario Share Print E-Mail Caption Bio-archeologist Andrea Waters-Rist of Western University in London, Canada, along with researchers at Leiden University, have found that a combination of wearing Dutch wooden shoes and a strenuous farming life caused bone chips in the feet of 19th-Century Dutch farmers. And, she says, it's a lesson for people who wear hard-soled, inflexible shoes today. Credit Western University, London, Canada Usage Restrictions Credit: Western University Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.