A new system for ‘blocking’ of hooves has been developed by New Zealand company. Walkease™ was invented and patented by the R&D department of Shoof International Ltd in 2008. This revolutionary hoof-block system uses instant-drying one-pot cyanoacrylate adhesive on an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam block, something that has never before been used in this industry. EVA is commonly used in the human-shoe industry. It is resilient, comfortable and hard wearing, lasting 2 to 3 weeks on the cow hoof before it falls of through natural wear. This is enough time for the hoof to heal.