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Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes set to debut at AOPA 2013 World Conference
Date:9/18/2013

ORLANDO, Fla, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At this year's Academy of Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) World Conference, taking place in Orlando from September 18th-21st, Hands-Free, LLC is introducing the world's first truly hands-free shoes with heel and ankle support in the booth of Cascade Orthopedic Supply, the largest independent distributor to the orthopedic industry in the United States.

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Tapping into the growing movement of the 77 million baby boomers' desire to age in place while maintaining their independence, Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes are a step in that direction.  With their patented Step-in-Go Technology, Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes allow the wearer to step easily into their shoes and in the same motion, effortlessly fasten their feet comfortably in place without the need to bend over or use their hands. 

Steven Kaufman, Hands-Free, LLC's founder notes that research conducted at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound found that, "senior citizens wearing canvas athletic shoes (sneakers) were the least likely to suffer falls, while those going shoeless fell the most, in a study aimed at lowering the risk of damaging and fatal falls by the elderly."  "Falls are the most frequent cause of fatal injury to older Americans", says Kaufman, "and non-fatal falls, which are also common, can greatly limit mobility and reduce the quality of life and independence for older adults.  Our shoes can help."

Using a patented mechanism, Quikiks provide true hands-free operation for people lacking the physical or cognitive ability to use traditional fasteners such as laces, buckles or even hook-an
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