Is Your Windlass Mechanism Broke?

The human foot has a motion most people have never even heard of, it’s the Windless Mechanism Motion. The human foot has three arches: the medial longitudinal arch, which stretches on the inside of the foot from the heel to the ball, the lateral longitudinal...

Finally Free of Foot Pain

I was cleaning out my briefcase and ran across this testimonial I received from a customer about a year ago. I can’t believe I have left it there and basically have forgotten about it. Funny how now that I’m a digital junkie I forget about the old...

Shoe Fit 101 Guide Request Form

Thank you for your interest in receiving our “Shoe Fit 101 Guide”. The guide will help you understand why your feet, knees, hips, and low back simply hurt. The guide will explain how the right shoes with ezWalker Custom Orthotics by WalkEZ will make your pain go away!...

ezWalker Custom Orthotics to the Rescue – Once Again.

I have had a very rewarding day. Theresa Campbell of Argos IN, determined to get relief for her hurting feet, drove almost 3 hrs to come to The Walkezstore 2 months ago. Determined to help, I started with one of the best orthopedic shoes made, and created a heat...

This is Why I Do What I Do.

Kathy, I’ve been using the ezWalker custom orthotics you made for me right at 2 weeks ago. I wanted to drop a email to tell you I have had a vendor booth at the county fair for a week and standing so much my feet never felt so good. I was dreading the show...

Plantar Fasciitis-What Is It & How To Get Rid of It

The #1 most common foot pain complaint today is Plantar Fasciitis. Do you really know what it is other than a pain in your foot so severe you don’t even want to get up and walk? Why is it so common? Realize this, our bodies are like a very complicated piece of...

Plantar Fasciitis-What Is It & How To Get Rid of It

The #1 most common foot pain complaint today is Plantar Fasciitis. Do you really know what it is other than a pain in your foot so severe you don’t even want to get up and walk? Why is it so common? Realize this, our bodies are like a very complicated piece of...

Ray is Walkin’ EZ Forever!

This is the continuing story of Ray and his poor hurting feet, knees, and legs. So all 9 pair of Rays shoes have come in and as I un-boxed each of them, Ray’s eyes picked the shoes he liked. I reminded him that he promised not to let his eyes pick the shoes as...

Ray is Walkin' EZ Forever!

This is the continuing story of Ray and his poor hurting feet, knees, and legs. So all 9 pair of Rays shoes have come in and as I un-boxed each of them, Ray’s eyes picked the shoes he liked. I reminded him that he promised not to let his eyes pick the shoes as...

Ray Johnson walks ez’r tonight.

Ray Johnson was nearly home bound due to inability to walk in comfort. I noticed Ray having a bit of trouble walking as he tried to maneuver his way into my neighbor’s house where he was caring for my friend’s pets while her and her husband are out of...

Ray Johnson walks ez'r tonight.

Ray Johnson was nearly home bound due to inability to walk in comfort. I noticed Ray having a bit of trouble walking as he tried to maneuver his way into my neighbor’s house where he was caring for my friend’s pets while her and her husband are out of...

Are You at Risk for FOOT PAIN?

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the earth in a lifetime. That is an enormous amount of wear and tear on the 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles that make up the foot.

Hurry, Hurry, Step RIGHT Up!

Ever wonder why stepping right is so hard to do? Or did you even know, you may not be stepping right in the first place?  We take our feet for granted. They’re just feet. If you can walk what’s to think about? Right? Wrong! There’s plenty to consider...

Your Ready for Spring, Are Your Feet?

With spring right around the corner, it’s natural to start thinking about bare skin, sun dresses, pedicures and sandals. It’s also normal to feel a little anxiety after a long winter of dry skin and pedicure-free feet. Now is the time to start preparing to look your...

Don’t Do This to Heal Your Heel!

I’ve heard of doing this to fix the pain of plantar fasciitis, but it never really made any sense to me. After watching the process of surgically and permanently releasing the fascia, I know now why it makes no sense. If the fascia is the spring in the foot that...

Don't Do This to Heal Your Heel!

I’ve heard of doing this to fix the pain of plantar fasciitis, but it never really made any sense to me. After watching the process of surgically and permanently releasing the fascia, I know now why it makes no sense. If the fascia is the spring in the foot that...

Pronation – Good or Bad?

If you listen to the media, pronation has a bad rap. However in reality, pronation is a necessary motion of the foot for the foot to walk correctly Pronation is the tendency of the foot to rotate inward during walking or running motions. Suppination is the opposite of...

Keep it Relevant.

People will do anything for a buck these days, or worse, just to be noticed. Actually it’s always been that way, but this attitude is becoming more and more prevalent with the use of the Internet. It’s so easy to post a product and link it to a blog that...

10 Secrets to Comfortable Feet

Secrets to Comfortable Feet I am a Certified Pedorthist, and when I consult with customers, I am constantly faced with the problem of improperly fitted footwear. Not only have they never been taught how to properly fit their shoes, the shoes these days have no...

Walkezstore.com says: Impact is a Flat Foot's Worest Enemy.

Wearing ezWalker Custom Orthotics is a great option to prevent foot conditions in the first place, as well as for treating minor foot and leg soreness due to lacking arch support. As in the case of a flat foot, when the foot arch fails to support itself during...

Treat Your Feet to Relief.

Does foot pain ever stop you dead in your tracks? There seems to be nothing to do, but get off your feet. Endless visits to the medical clinic, work absences, immobility, and even gaining weight can all be side effects of constant forefoot pain. However, there are...

12 Steps to Heal Your Heel

The most common cause of heel pain  is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. This means inflammation of the Plantar Fascia. The Plantar Fascia is the broad band of fibrous tissue that runs under the foot and that is responsible for the spring action of your arch. For...

A few things about the orthotic industry.

There are literally hundreds of arch support devices on the market. So many supports, not enough info. So what’s a consumer to do?  Well let me tell you a few things about the industry. First, there are many people that have spent countless hours lobbying for...

A Poem for My Girlfriends.

Someone will always be prettier, and someone will always be smarter. Some of their houses will be bigger, and some will drive a better car.  Their children will do better in school, and their husbands will fix more things around the house. So, let it go. Love you and...

ezWalkers for Everyone!

If you think your feet don’t need custom orthotics just because they don’t hurt, think again.  All feet can benefit from the use of a custom orthotic, especially a custom orthotic that is designed to enhance the proper bio mechanics of your feet like the...

How to Put Your Best Foot Forward.

Are your feet in mild to servere pain?  From poor fitting shoes, to inherited deformities, foot pain is no laughing matter.  We rarely take care of our feet properly until the pain has become so severe we can’t ignore it any longer. Make sure you (and your...

7 Ways to Make Your DOGS Feel Better.

Do you feel burning pain in your feet? Or an uncomfortable persistent ache or pain in your soles, heels, joints or arches? If so, you may have one of the 6 most common and treatable foot complaints. Like your fingerprints your feet are unique. They have contours and...

Console Your Sole at the Place for Your Soul.

Like the title? Chaplain Doug Brown came up with this idea after seeing the cover of the Johnson County Business Leader last week.  Yes little ol’ me, I was the cover story for this months publication of the Johnson County Business Leader.  I was very flattered...

Caveat Emptor, Let the Buyer Beware.

I have been monitoring the tweets about arch support. I am appalled at the nonsense information I am reading. When are people going to stop writing for the sake of the marketing and write for the sake of the proper relevant information?  I just read a blog about arch...

3 Ways to Help Foot Pain Without Surgery.

Chronic foot pain can sometimes indicate the need for corrective surgery. Even though this may be in extreme cases the best course of action, there are techniques that can be used to avoid surgery if performed soon enough. Early intervention is key when it comes to...

3 Things Physical Therapy Can Help.

Physical therapy helps people recuperating from injuries and surgeries to reclaim their strength and dexterity. Nonetheless, even in the case of lower body injuries and painful foot ailments; physical therapy can bring significant relief. When orthotic insoles and...

Fashionable Footwear to Die For.

Vans, Keds, Dollies – they sound like the names of rock bands, but if you have teenagers, or pre-teens, you’ll know they’re actually the latest in teenage footwear. To the parental eye, these shoes look pretty sensible – most have little or no...

Quality Custom Orthotics at a Fraction of the Price.

My previous blog talked about the outragous costs in the orthotic arch support industry. It was titled, “Don’t Pay More Than You Have to for Quality Custom Orthotics.”  No matter what you buy quality is important, and we all look for the best deal....

Fit, Fashion, Comfort w/100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

Every where I go I see women and some men suffering in their footwear. We sacrifice comfort for fashion all the time. After all the shoes make the outfit don’t they? LOL Think of this new concept. Fashionable footwear that fits so well and is so comfortable you...

DOES YOUR DPM REALLY KNOW HOW TO FIT SHOES?

Time after time I’ve seen people that have gotten a pair of shoes from their podiatrist and they won’t wear them because they don’t feel good. Why is that. You would think a Dr who has specialized in feet would know they best how to fit shoes. Truth...

Do you want EZWALKIN Shoes? Read this success story.

Roger is a normal 67 year old man retired from his desk job and doesn’t know what to do now that he isn’t working anymore. He always enjoyed tinkering around the house fixing things so he went to the local Home Depot and applied for a job. Of course they...

Opting for a Flip-flop? Things you should know.

Other than socks, flop-flps are the most popular footwear on the planet. These inexpensive beacons of beachwear have been in and out of fashion since the 1950’s, and they are making a great come back moving into the 21st century.  The flip-flop seems to be...

Arch support, don’t spend more than you have to.

I have one thing to say about arch supports, If your gonna wear them, make them the best for your feet for the money you spend.  Ok, let’s do some math. Decent over the counter arch supports cost an average of $50 and last an average of 8 months before they are...

Arch support, don't spend more than you have to.

I have one thing to say about arch supports, If your gonna wear them, make them the best for your feet for the money you spend.  Ok, let’s do some math. Decent over the counter arch supports cost an average of $50 and last an average of 8 months before they are...

Don’t believe Dr. Scholls

I sick and tired of the word Orthotic being used in the wrong way. What is an Orthotic? An Orthotic is an arch support that has been made especially for you and no one else. So how can a company like Dr Scholls boast that they have a machine in stores that will tell...

Don't believe Dr. Scholls

I sick and tired of the word Orthotic being used in the wrong way. What is an Orthotic? An Orthotic is an arch support that has been made especially for you and no one else. So how can a company like Dr Scholls boast that they have a machine in stores that will tell...

Do your feet hurt?

Do you go through your day in pain. If so, I feel bad for you. You don’t have to suffer, because foot pain is not an option. That’s if you know what I know, and you can if you just follow me to http://walkezstore.wpengine.com . When you go...

Do you sell with honesty, ethics, and integrity?

I recently had the opportunity to watch a so called good salesman in action. By the end of the day I was appalled at what I’d seen.  To sell for the sake of the money is plain and simply wrong. But it happens all the time. Honesty, ethics, and integrity, why do...

What make a custom orthotic worth the money?

Custom orthotics are designed for your feet and your feet only. They can cost anywhere from about $99 to $500,$600. I even had one person tell me that they paid $800 for their custom orthotic. Let’s hope that who ever made that sale is in jail for robbery. LOL...

Do you wear your shoes too small?

How can anyone wear shoes that are too small? I ask that question all the time. As a Certified Pedorthist, I walk around looking at feet. Call it per-versed, but that’s what I do. I use to be a hairdresser and I looked at hairstyles. I still do that too, but now...

What’s a C-Ped?

Hi, my name is Kathy Carandang and I’m a C-Ped. That stands for Certified Pedorthist. I’m like a pharmacist for your feet. As a C-Ped I have worked with deformed feet, sometimes due to congenital defects and sometimes injury.  I have worked with young...

What's a C-Ped?

Hi, my name is Kathy Carandang and I’m a C-Ped. That stands for Certified Pedorthist. I’m like a pharmacist for your feet. As a C-Ped I have worked with deformed feet, sometimes due to congenital defects and sometimes injury.  I have worked with young...

Best National Anthem EVER!

I was on my facebook page and a girlfriend had just posted this.  I have always gotten goose bumps when I’ve heard our National Anthem. But I have to say, this is the first time I’ve heard it delivered in a way that has brought me to  tears. It’s...

This May Be the Most Important Blog I’ve Ever Written.

So here we are in the midst of the technology renaissance. We use some form of technology almost every minute of every day. We take if in stride, for granted. And when it goes down or out of service, we get upset, angry, and sometimes just simply don’t know how...

This May Be the Most Important Blog I've Ever Written.

So here we are in the midst of the technology renaissance. We use some form of technology almost every minute of every day. We take if in stride, for granted. And when it goes down or out of service, we get upset, angry, and sometimes just simply don’t know how...

To Tweet or not to Tweet

To tweet or not to tweet that is the question. Or is the question really Are you tweeting or are you not tweeting. If not, then why?You should be. Twitter is the best way to stay up to date with what is happening right now. You can get the latest scoop on just about...

One Last Hoorah!

So you live in a part of the country where the seasons change in a way that you know the big difference between summer and winter. Let’s face it, and no offence, but you people in Southern California and South Florida really haven’t a clue what cabin fever...

8 Reasons Why (We Believe) the Recession Is Over

This came to me in a e-mail, and as the optimist that I am, I have decided to share this with more than just those of you who have signed up for this newsletter. I think these are all very true and valid points. If you think about it a recession is not horrible, it is...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE… WHAT?

I found this in my e-mail today from a very dear friend. It’s obvious she loves me, to have given me a copy of such an awesome writing. This is one of the best things I’ve read in a very long time.  I felt a very strong need to share this with my world in...

Lack of Planning Creates Emergency

Have you ever had an emergency come up that was someone elses fault? Probably many times. Yesterday my daughter called me wanting to come home from college. She’s only been there 3 days. Of course classes haven’t started yet, and she realized she had...

What can a C-Ped do for you?

I am a Certified Pedorthist. That makes me like a pharmacist for footwear. As a Certified Pedorthist, a part of my scope of practice is to educate the public. I will instruct on an individual or group basis,in person or on the Internet, how to best fit your shoes; the...

Another Day Another Way

Another day another dollar is the old saying, but sometimes another day comes with no dollar at all.  When your in sales, and commission is your mode of earning, no sales adds up to no dollars. So you gotta get out there and sell. Easier said than done these days. The...

Not what I thought it would be

So I get laid off from my job at a local pedorthic shoe store last year. It was a franchise and I understand there were several stores lost last year. Too bad. Maybe corporate should have taken more of an interest when it came to training their franchisees for the...

Networking and lovin’ every minute of it.

Ok, so I started this networking thing about 4 months ago. At first I didn’t know if I fit in. I seemed to be making mistakes even if no one around me knew it. Of course, some did. They called me out on it and that’s how I knew I had screwed up. But...

Networking and lovin' every minute of it.

Ok, so I started this networking thing about 4 months ago. At first I didn’t know if I fit in. I seemed to be making mistakes even if no one around me knew it. Of course, some did. They called me out on it and that’s how I knew I had screwed up. But...

AM verses PM

OK!  I am just sick and tired of ya’ll not getting this one.  I was recently reading a blog post and saw some classes that were referred to I thought I might be interested in, so I jumped to that link. I saw the class I was interested in was to start at 12:30...

Heel Pain is a Pain in the B—.

Getting treatment for heel pain  is something you should look into if you suffer from chronic heel pain. There are many causes of heel pain. The pain itself is identified or divided into two groups, pain beneath the heel and pain behind the heel. A visit to your...

Orthotics are Successful

Functional orthotics are a successful treatment for many problems affecting the lower extremity. In a recent article in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 75% of patients surveyed had good to excellent results using functional orthotics to...

EZ Does it

The ezWalker does it again. I had a phone call today from a satisfied customer, praising the ezWalker custom orthotic she ordered from me. She said she has had 2 custom orthotics made in the past, both from different Dr’s. Neither orthotic was comfortable. She...

Life’s Lessons, Get ’em While Their Hot

Have you ever noticed, life’s lessons are always there, but we don’t always know it? “I once heard someone say that in life there will be lessons presented for you to learn. These lessons must be learned if we are to grow in wisdom. A lesson will be...

Life's Lessons, Get 'em While Their Hot

Have you ever noticed, life’s lessons are always there, but we don’t always know it? “I once heard someone say that in life there will be lessons presented for you to learn. These lessons must be learned if we are to grow in wisdom. A lesson will be...

Heed the warning signs of foot pain.

So I’m at a network marketing meeting last month, and I’m talking to a guy that wants to know what I do for a living. I tell him, “I help people put their best foot forward.” He inquires further out of his own curiosity, so I elaborate and...

Before you throw out those old shoes…

Before you throw out those old shoes, what about recycling them. If your shoes are just old, you got a new pair to replace them, or your getting rid of them because the just simply hurt and your never going to put them on again, consider donating them to this worthy...

Are you an Over Pronator?

Over Pronation, or more commonly referred to as flexible flat feet, is a common biomechanical problem that occurs during walking. As a person walks, the arch of the foot on the ground collapses allowing the foot to make full contact with the floor. This collapse can...

All stress up and no where to go?

Boomers are busy people trying to manage lots of things in their lives. And what about trying to manage the stress of their siblings and or friends that have maybe been laid of for a long period of time in this struggling economy? As the good book teaches us to take...

Why do your feet bother you? Part Three

There are many reasons why your feet hurt. One of the most common reasons is improperly fitting footwear. Most people today don’t know what it is like to go to a store, and have a trained professional fit them for proper footwear. Oh sure, you think the person...

Why Do Your Feet Bother You? Part two

In part one I talked about the benefits of reflexology. In part two I will be discussing the bio mechanics of you feet. Bio Mechanics simply means, the study of ambulation, or how a living thing transports itself. Definition below: Biomechanics is the application of...

Why do your feet bother you? Part one.

 When your feet hurt you hurt all over. And when your feet feel good you feel good.  That being said, why do your feet bother you in the first place? There can be many reasons. Part one will address the body’s general health status as a big reason for foot pain....

Good Orthotic vs. Bad Orthotic

Arch support is readily found everywhere.  Any store selling shoes or foot care products will usually have arch supports for sale. Just simply type in the keywords “arch support” or “custom orthotic” to any search engine on the Internet and you...

Change your shoes, change your life.

I have been changing lives for 8 years. Let me change yours. It is interesting to me, when a client comes to me with foot pain, the first thing I do is check their shoe size. Nine times out of ten, the shoe size they have chosen is incorrect. I will pick a shoe that...

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