Soles-Toes-Tales

Is Old Man Winter Not Nice to Your Shoes? : How to Prevent the Elements of the Season From Ruining Your Shoes.

The Weatherman is calling for Snow, Freezing Rain, and Zero Degree Winter Temperatures. Are Your Shoes Ready and Protected from inclement weather?  When investing in good supportive footwear it's worth spending a little more on good shoe care product to protect your shoes from the winter elements.  Whether it is a snow storm or getting caught in a downpour, mud or salt  on your … [Read more...]

Is Jack Frost Nipping at Your Toes ?

“Baby It's Cold Outside” by Dean Martin is one of my favorite lyrics for the holiday season.  Listening to  holiday classics like Jack Frost , Nat King Cole reminiscing about Chestnuts roasting on an open fire  always welcomes  the changing of  seasons.  So better get out the sweaters and  your favorite winter boots for all those sleigh rides this year.   While enjoying yourself with friends and … [Read more...]

Black Friday

Black Friday signifies the count down to the most joyous time of the season. The time of year where we make memories with our family and friends and reflect upon the past year.  It's that time of year we think of the meaningful people in our lives and go shopping for our friends and family.  Here are some trivial facts about Black Friday that you can impress your friends and family during the … [Read more...]

Amazing People, Amazing Feet

Our feet are truly remarkable, they keep us going every step of the way. The average person walks about 100,000 steps in a lifetime. Just a day of walking is said to put the total forces of a couple tons on your feet! Feet are complex,  ¼ of all the bones in our body are found in our feet. From walking to running, skipping and jumping, our feet take us amazing places. For some, their feet not … [Read more...]

Barefoot and Pregnant? Think Again!

Everyone knows that a woman’s body goes through many physical changes during pregnancy, but most people don’t think about the changes that occur in a pregnant woman’s feet. If more women were aware of how pregnancy can affect their feet then they would end up more comfortable throughout their pregnancy and especially towards the end when swelling is more prevalent. Being 39 weeks pregnant I … [Read more...]

Red Carpet: Fashion vs Comfort

  Celebrity icons can be pretty influential. Whether it be politics, hairstyles, or fashion; celebrities tend to be trend setters. With all this influence on society it is alarming to see award show after award show with women cramming their feet into these minimally supportive, extra high heels.  After watching the Oscars on Sunday night and listening to the after show interviews it is … [Read more...]

Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season is full of joy and wonder. It’s a time of giving and being grateful for what you have. From families getting together to great food and lovely company, the holidays sure are my favorite time of the year. Preparing for the holidays for most people means going out shopping. Shopping for food, party stuff, gifts and much more. A lot of shopping can be done online, but there are … [Read more...]

All About Compression

  Our feet are our foundation. They are what keep us moving. Learning to treat your feet with respect is really important for your overall health. Face it, if your feet hurt everything hurts! We have talked many times about the benefits of great shoes, now it’s time to talk about socks. I’m not just going to talk about any socks, today I am talking about compression socks. In my line of … [Read more...]

What Worn Shoes Say About You

Our feet and shoes take a beating every day. With the average American taking 8,000 steps a day it’s no wonder our shoes can wear quickly. Here I see the different wear patterns on shoes, and most of the time I get a pretty good idea of what’s going on. The wear pattern of a shoe can be an indicator about your health and feet. This prompted me to do a little more research on the subject (I love … [Read more...]

Surviving Long Hours On Your Feet

  Coming from a retail and service background I understand the pain associated with working long hours on your feet. At a job where I’m expected to stand, lift, bend, twist and more for over 8 hours a day. Standing on the job is great for your feet, if you treat them right. Problems can arise from foot neglect during a long day at work. Lots of jobs require employees to be on their feet for … [Read more...]