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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).

What Is EVA?

What Is EVA?

by Anna Heston • May 20, 2021

When you buy shoes, do you ever think about what they are made of? Sometimes people pay attention to the material used in the upper, or the top part of the shoe. That is typically made of a material like leather or canvas.

Flat Feet Treatment

Flat Feet Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 01, 2021

Feet that seem to have no arches and make contact with the ground at nearly every point across the bottom are known as flat feet. This is often a result of a loss of arch, sometimes called a collapsed arch, which is formed by tension in tendons of the foot, though sometimes it can be a result of anatomical differences at birth.

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.

Heel Lifts For Achilles Tendonitis

Heel Lifts For Achilles Tendonitis

by Anna Heston • February 11, 2021

If you have been diagnosed with Achilles tendonitis, you are probably familiar with the concept of heel lifts and may have even tried them. But to understand why heel lifts might work for you, let’s first take a deeper look at the causes of Achilles tendonitis and what is actually happening in the body.

Are Ugg Boots Worth The Cost? (2021)

Are Ugg Boots Worth the Cost?

by Anna Heston • January 28, 2021

These are the coziest things I have ever put on my feet. I have worn them most days since I got them and they keep me warm and comfortable. I have not had any issues with sweaty feet because the real wool lining wicks away any moisture, keeping my feet dry and happy.

Foot Stretches

Foot Stretches

by Anna Heston • October 22, 2020

Stretching is a wonderful way to help your feet because it is free, you can do it any time, and it has a low risk of injury.  Studies  have shown that the combination of stretching and shoe insoles can help improve foot health, especially for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.

How To Measure Feet

How To Measure Your Feet

by Anna Heston • October 15, 2020

It might seem obvious that it is important to know your shoe size but the truth is, many people wear shoes that don’t fit well or only know their correct size for one or two brands.

Toe box

What is a Toe Box?

by Anna Heston • October 01, 2020

The toe box of the shoe is the area of the shoe that houses your toes, or the front section of the shoe. Some shoes have a wide, squared-off toe box and others can have a narrow, pointed toe box.

When to Change Your Protalus Insoles

When to Change Your Protalus Insoles

by Anna Heston • August 06, 2020

Like most other things we wear, Protalus insoles need to be replaced once in a while. It might be obvious when it's time to get a new pair of shoes but understanding when to change your insoles can feel a bit trickier.

What Causes Bunions?

What Causes Bunions?

by Anna Heston • July 16, 2020

Bunions are a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. It is not a callus on the toe, but it is the result of the big toe turning in toward the other toes.

Side Effects Of High Heels

Side Effects Of High Heels

by Anna Heston • July 09, 2020

High heels have a bad reputation for being painful. While some claim to be comfortable for all day wear, there is no denying that high heels have their problems. But just how bad are they for our bodies?