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Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

by Anna Heston • July 15, 2021

Athletic shoes with spikes sticking out from the sole are known as cleats. They are often seen on soccer and football players but are common in several other sports as well. The point of the spiked shoes is to provide traction on the field, which can become slippery after a rain or just be generally unpredictable as a surface since most fields have natural grass.

Athlete's Foot Treatment

Athlete's Foot Treatment

by Anna Heston • July 08, 2021

If you’re an active person who spends a lot of time on your feet and inside of your shoes you may have had the experience of dealing with athlete’s foot. What most people refer to as athlete's foot is actually a fungal infection known as tinea pedis

Hiking In The Heat

Hiking In The Heat

by Anna Heston • June 24, 2021

With temperatures across the country teasing record highs this summer, now is a great time to review some tips for hiking in the heat. From dehydration to heat cramps, a lot can go wrong when you don’t plan ahead but with a little forethought, there is no reason to be stuck inside on hot days.

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.

When To Replace Your Running Shoes

When To Replace Your Running Shoes

by Anna Heston • May 13, 2021

First, this really depends on how often you run. Because of this, the conventional answer is every 300-500 miles, not a measurement of time. But not everyone tracks their running distance that closely, and 300-500 miles is still a big range, so it’s important to look for the signs.

Vacations and Exercise

Vacations and Exercise

by Anna Heston • April 15, 2021

Vacation is often seen as a stress management measure; a welcome break from our jobs and routines. So if we typically relieve stress through exercise, this might mean that we will seek that on our vacations as well.

Wearing Shoes Without Socks

Wearing Shoes Without Socks Guide

by Anna Heston • February 26, 2020

Should you wear shoes without socks? Just because you can doesn't mean you should. When you wear shoes without socks you are creating a moist place in your shoes for smelly bacteria to thrive. Not only will your feet be unhappy, but you can ruin a good pair of shoes as well.