Shoe Fit: Are Your Shoes Too Small?

When was the last time you had your feet measured to learn your right shoe size? A year ago? Two or three years ago? Five or more years ago? If you haven’t had your feet professionally measured within the last year, there’s a good chance you’re cramming your feet into shoes that are too small.  […]

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It’s a Fact – Our Feet Are Getting Bigger

Just like the rest of our bodies, our feet are getting bigger, too. The average shoe size has increased by two whole sizes since the 1970s, according to a recent study from the College of Podiatry in the United Kingdom which was cited in the Wall Street Journal. Since 1900, the average shoe size has […]

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Playing Tennis? Give Your Feet Some “Love”

Tennis is one sport that you can play whether you’re young or old. But regardless of your age, tennis can be hard on your feet and ankles. During a game of tennis, you need to run a lot, moving from side to side or back and forth, suddenly stopping to change direction and often pivoting […]

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Is Foot Pain Throwing Off Your Golf Swing?

If you have sore feet, you know that playing a round of golf can be painful and challenging. While you could just ride around the course in a golf cart to alleviate the pain from walking, pain in your big toe, forefoot and heel can actually affect your golf swing, too. For a consistently good […]

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How to Stay Safe at the Beach

Are you heading to the beach this summer? A day at the beach can be fun and relaxing – frolicking in the waves, building sandcastles with the kids, sunbathing, napping, reading the latest novel or just watching people. But dangers also lurk at the beach. So before you step onto the sand, follow these tips […]

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7 Vacation Travel Tips for Happy Feet

The kids are finally out of school and on summer break. Naturally, your thoughts turn to summer vacation plans. Besides determining where you’ll go, what you’ll do and what you need to pack, you need to consider your feet, too. After all, you’ll be using your feet to enjoy all of your vacation fun. The […]

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Vibram Settles FiveFingers Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit

Were you one of the 70 million Americans who bought a pair of those unconventional “barefoot running” shoes by Vibram® that look like a foot with five toes? If so, you may be able to get some money back on your purchase. Vibram, the company that manufactures the FiveFingers® shoes, recently agreed to pay $3.75 […]

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Benefits of Physical Activity for Seniors

In the U.S., over 104 million adults are age 50+, according to AARP. Of these older Americans, up to 34% of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 and up to 44% of those 75 years old and over don’t participate in any type of physical activity per the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Are You at Risk of Osteoporosis?

Did you know about 52 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and low bone mass? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is responsible for 2 million broken bones each year that equate to about $19 billion in related costs. And experts predict these numbers will rise by 2025 to around 3 million fractures, resulting in $25.3 […]

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Running Shoe Construction Factors to Consider

If you’re a runner, you know a good pair of running shoes can make all the difference in how you run. Additionally, the construction of the shoes can also affect your performance and comfort levels.   While all running shoe manufacturers construct their shoes differently, typically, running shoes are made with a: Synthetic carbon rubber outsole […]

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