Category: Footwear

Orthotics Help to Stabilize Foot Deformities

Orthotics can help to counteract discomfort caused by a variety of foot conditions, including deformities, which can cause an imbalance in general mobility and result in pain in the heels, ankle joints, legs and all the way up to the lower back. These foot support devices are usually custom fitted to the specific contours of […]

How To Protect Your Feet in Summer

Summertime fun means spending more time outdoors. Sometimes we overdo it – especially our feet. Think about all the abuse that our feet take in the summer. Going barefoot. Wearing sandals with little support. Extra outdoor activities like hiking and climbing. Wearing damp and sweaty shoes day after day. These unaccustomed combinations can lead to […]

Going Barefoot? Your Feet Need Protection

Do you love the feel of your bare feet in sand, on a soft rug or a smooth, grassy field? It can be a real pleasure but there are some activities that absolutely require foot protection. Biking. Never ride a motorcycle or bicycle without adequate protection for your feet. There is no shield between your […]

Choosing the Proper Running Shoe for Your Feet

Although winter is still holding on here in Chicago, dedicated runners still hit the streets or gyms to keep up their exercise routines. With a doctor’s permission, running has terrific health benefits including preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even certain cancers, and can help you cope with stress, depression and anxiety. Running […]

Flat Shoes Can Cause Foot Problems for Women

We’ve written before about the problems associated with wearing high heels for long periods (see our blog on the risks of wearing high heels). But switching from high heels to just any type of flat shoe may not be the right solution. Some types of flats potentially can cause foot health problems. Flat Shoes May […]

Is It Time To Give your Flip Flops a Good Cleaning?

It’s mid-summer, school is on the horizon and you’re still trudging around in your flip flops. Take a look at your favorite pair – they’re probably looking pretty scruffy right about now. Between trips to the lake, walking along the beach, protecting your feet at the pool and washing your car, you wear them anywhere […]

Flip Flops Are Not the Best Footwear for Children

Now that summer has unofficially started with Memorial Day past, we all look forward to wearing light clothes and sandals. If you’re like most parents, you know that your children love to wear the barest possible footwear – flip flops! These inexpensive sandals seem perfect for this time of year but take a few moments […]

Protect Your Feet During Winter Sports To Avoid Injuries

Are you a winter adventurer? Do activities like cross country and downhill skiing, sledding and ice skating lure you out of doors in the cold weather? Preparation is essential to enjoying winter sports safely. Poorly-fitting equipment or inadequate physical preparation can turn fun in the snow to days or weeks recovering from an injury. Prevent […]