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Should Skateboarders Use Shoe Insoles?

Should Skateboarders Use Shoe Insoles?

by Maya McLeroy • February 10, 2022

Ollies and kickflips and wallrides, oh my! Skateboarders have extensive lists of tricks in their back pockets. All of these tricks can lead to harsh impact and overuse,  which can in turn lead to various types of foot injuries. Fractures (broken ankles, broken toes, and injured heels) can be the result of bad falls.

Do You Need Shoe Inserts?

Do You Need Shoe Inserts?

by Anna Heston • November 04, 2021

If you enter any pharmacy, you will see a variety of shoe insoles for sale. One display rack of insoles might have a dozen or more options to choose from with some inserts targeting certain conditions and others mostly just adding cushion. It can be hard to understand if this product is the right solution for what you are experiencing or if it's better to go without them.

What Shoes Should You Wear in a Gym?

What Shoes Should You Wear in a Gym?

by Scott Anderson • October 21, 2021

Although most gym-goers use just about any shoes to lift weights in a gym, there are shoes that are made for just that purpose. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can do harm.

What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

by Scott Anderson • October 14, 2021

Perhaps the simplest purpose of shoe insoles is to reduce pain from standing and walking around. Many careers require people to be on their feet for dozens of hours per week, carrying additional weight or walking on uneven ground. A good shoe insole can provide extra cushioning that reduces the impact these jobs have on a person’s feet, thereby reducing discomfort.

3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

by Scott Anderson • July 29, 2021

Summer is still going strong, and what better way to enjoy the sun than with a hike? The United States is filled with endless beautiful hikes that are well traveled, but I'm sure you would rather go on a hike with less people. Here are some low-key, moderately rated hikes that you might not have heard of that can be enjoyed year round.

Nursing Clogs

Nursing Clogs

by Anna Heston • June 17, 2021

Nurses are often associated with utilitarian shoes that put function before fashion. Years ago nurses would be seen in heavy shoes with large soft soles and a short tie on the top. Nowadays nurses are often seen in clogs that are either made of EVA (such as Crocs) or in clogs with hard polyurethane soles (such as Dansko brand).

Gait Assessment

Gait Assessment

by Anna Heston • June 03, 2021

Your gait is the manner in which your body moves when you walk, including the way your feet strike the ground. For example, if you tend to walk on the outside of your feet, that is part of your gait. A gait assessment is simply a professional observing your gait and drawing conclusions about the manner in which you walk.

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 29, 2021

Although anyone can experience peroneal tendonitis, it is more prevalent among runners. Because these tendons help to stabilize the ankle when it is bearing weight, as well as help to stabilize the arch of the foot, they are well situated for overuse injuries.

Running Shoe Fit Guide

Running Shoe Fit Guide

by Anna Heston • April 08, 2021

Whether you’ve just started running or you’ve been running for a while, finding the right running shoes can feel complicated. While brand reputation can be a big draw, it’s important to remember that the fit of the shoe is your biggest priority in order to avoid injury.

Types Of Insoles, Inserts, And Orthotics

Types Of Insoles, Inserts, And Orthotics

by Henry Zale • March 18, 2021

With so many insoles to choose from, it can be a daunting task to pick the right one. They range in design as much as they do in price, with options available from under $10 to $400+ for custom orthotics.

Basketball Insoles

Basketball Insoles

by Anna Heston • December 24, 2020

Playing basketball means constant and intense impact on the feet. The form and position in which the feet land when jumping, running, falling, and coming into contact with other players affects the daily comfort and health of the feet.

Foot Pain in Children

Foot Pain in Children

by Anna Heston • December 17, 2020

Foot pain in children is not uncommon and it can be the result of a variety of injuries or conditions. Sometimes the foot pain can be mild and sometimes it can be so bad that the child has difficulty walking. Below are some of the most common causes of foot pain and discomfort for children.