Understanding the Shoe

Elderly Woman Putting On ShoesHave you ever wondered about the parts that make up a shoe? Around here, we think it’s important that you become a confident shoe shopper so that you can make the best decisions for the health and comfort of your feet. Let’s talk about the five major components of a shoe and how you can use this information during your next shoe shopping trip. Dr.…

Choosing the Right Footwear for Sports

38906006 S Shoes Lace Color Shoes Hand Pick A ShoeOne of the most important pieces of equipment an athlete can have is proper footwear. Whether its baseball, basketball, football or soccer or any other sport, wearing the right footwear is key to performance. Choose something that is not fitted properly or suited for your sport and you will have trouble competing.   No matter what sport you compete in, you will want to visit…

Choosing Running Shoes

37952608 Group Of Athletes Runs During The Rainy MarathonGearing up to participate in a running event is no simple task. If you want to do your best, you’ll want to start training months in advance, especially if you are running a long race. Additionally, you’ll want the best gear to support you and keep you safe from injury. What gear could we mean? Your running shoes, of course! To keep your feet supported…

Winter Boots for Your Family

54406533 The Boots In Snow WinterIf you haven’t already, dust off those winter boots! The winter weather can cause quite a chill from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Keeping your feet warm can help warm up the entire body, so why resist wearing those boots? First things first. How are your old boots? They may only be a year old if you bought them…

Got Bunions? Focus on Your Shoes

26421120 S High Heels Woman Office Business Foot Pain Chair SittingDid you know that the shoes you wear might be the reason that your bunions are getting worse? Without the proper supportive features, your footwear can be causing your feet to work harder to grip the shoes for stability. Shoe features to avoid: Pointy shoes – When footwear forces the front of your feet into an unnatural shape, a bony growth (spur) can appear at…

Shoe Habits: DOs and DON’Ts

Shoes Footwear Feet Leather Laces Sole Floors 690044 SAn important aspect of foot care is to make sure that you have good shoe habits. That includes long-term shoe maintenance and wearing them properly so that they provide maximum support to your feet. Here are some habits you should adopt, as well as some habits you should drop! DOs: Keep your shoes clean, which includes keeping your feet clean. This will help prevent the…

Supportive Shoes for Standing

22284944 S Desk Exercise Stretching Male Office ComputerYou don’t have to be an older adult to have foot, ankle, knee, or hip problems from your job that requires you to stand all day. Those who work in healthcare, food service, or retail know all too well, how worn out the feet and legs can become at the end of a long shift. In order to survive the day-to-day, make sure you have…

Why Flats Are Your “Arch” Enemy

12711791 Woman Putting On Red Flat Shoes Over GreyYou traded in your high heels for flats, because it’s probably the better decision. Or is it? While it’s true that most high heels are not supportive enough for the feet and can cause ongoing foot problems, it’s not necessarily true that flats are the antidote. In most cases, flats are probably less problematic, but that depends on whether or not they have supportive features.…

Why You Should Wait to Buy Your Daughter High Heels

10191783 S High Heels Open Toe Legs WomanThey will say, “beauty is pain” or “fashion over function” and even “all the other girls have them,” but keep resisting. While for some of you, buying your daughter her first pair of high heels is something to look forward to, take a step back and consider why you might want to wait. These days, girls seem to begin to wear high heels around middle…

What to Look for When Buying Your Children’s Shoes

45243124 Boy Sitting On Stairs Tying ShoelacesAfter babies become toddlers, wearing shoes is a new item of worry for parents. You’ve got to find ones that fit, factor in the time it takes to get the shoes on, and keep track of them after they’re taken off. Then, of course you have to remember that kids grow out of clothing and shoes so quickly, so even after just a few wears,…