Tag Archive 'shoe'

Buying New Running Shoes

Amplify’d from well.blogs.nytimes.com Today’s Patient Money column takes a look at the many upgrades shoe makers are adding to athletic shoes. Shoe manufacturers keep adding bells and whistles to shoes in the form of cushioning gel pods, microprocessors and so-called thrust enhancers, but these upgrades don’t seem to make runners safer. A review of current [...]

I want to buy some inserts. What do you recommend?

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Insert: An insert is any device which will fit into a shoe. This can be a soft, cushioned insole you find at the drug store for $10, or it can be a custom made orthotic costing a couple hundred dollars at your doctor’s office. Soft insoles are flexible and add comfort and [...]

What Type Of Foot Inserts Do You Need?

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Insert: An insert is any device which will fit into a shoe. This can be a soft, cushioned insole you find at the drug store for $10, or it can be a custom made orthotic costing a couple hundred dollars at your doctor’s office. Soft insoles are flexible and add comfort and [...]

Eco-Running Shoe: The Green Silence

Shoe gear company, Brooks, has designed an environmentally friendly performance racing shoe called The Green Silence. The Green Silence features recycled components, such as post-race plastic water & sports drink bottles as well as rubber that would otherwise have been abandoned. Another key feature is the BioMoGo, the first biodegradable midsole. Brooks debuted this midsole [...]

Calluses in Runners

Common areas for callus development in runners include the area under great toe and at the inside of the heel. Continued rub, friction or irritation can result in blister development underneath the callus, which can be quite painful and limit performance. Aggressively rubbing the callus with a pumice stone, trimming the callus with the razor [...]

Higher & Tighter Shoe Lacing May Help Runners

To evaluate how different shoelace patterns affect the biomechanics of runners, researchers evaluated 20 experienced runners with six different lacing positions. Foot pronation during contact, tibial (leg) acceleration and plantar pressure distribution were recorded as the runners ran across a force platform. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Tips for Proper Shoe Fit

Proper shoe fit is essential for the health of your feet. Improperly fitting shoes can lead to a host of problems including heel pain, arch pain, corns, calluses, bunions and others. Use the tips below when shopping for shoes. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Lacing Shoes For High Arch Feet

The most common complaint with shoe fit in a person with a high arched foot, is too much pressure on the top of the foot. This can cause numbness or nerve impingement. The technique shown on the left will relieve pressure to a large area on the top of the foot. The draw back of [...]

Nike+ iPod Sport Kit

Cool New Gear For Runners & Walkers The Nike+ iPod Sports Kit allows you to listen to your favorite tunes while you run or walk AND track your speed and distance. A sensor placed on the Nike shoes tracks time, distance and speed and transmits this information to the iPod receiver. The iPod can give [...]