What are Good Feet arch supports, and how can they help me?

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Oct 19, 2015 11:47:00 AM

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Topics: Foot Health, Pain Relief, Wellness, Sports

Fashionable alternatives to heels

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

May 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Boots even look great with shorts.

Heels have long been hailed as the shoes to wear for fancy events, from parties to weddings to big meetings at the office, but let's face it - they're incredibly uncomfortable. While most of us have coveted a pair of strappy designer stilettos, we often pay the price for purchasing them when we're limping two hours into a night out on the town. The truth is, heels hurt so badly because they're horrible for our feet. Twisted ankles, plantar fasciitis, heel and arch pain and stress fractures along the balls of our feet are all par for the course when we wear these babies too frequently, but many of us endure the pain anyway. Heels may seem like they're the only acceptable shoes to don for a big event, but that's not the case. Next time you're looking for a pair of shoes that will look great with that little black dress but don't want to spend most of the night looking for the nearest seat, you might want to consider trying out a new look.

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Topics: Foot pain relief, Women, Avoiding painful shoes, Anatomy & Care Tips

9 signs that it's time to see a foot care specialist

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

May 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Your podiatrist can help you with any foot problems you can't fix at home.
Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in foot health, and they can help with a wide variety of issues, from sports injuries to diabetic care to preventative examinations. Think about it – your feet hold you up, and they carry your body weight in its entirety when you move around. Add in strenuous activity like running, dancing or jumping, and you've got a recipe for potential injury. Luckily, wear and tear is pretty normal (not to mention unavoidable). It pays to listen to what your feet are telling you, though, particularly if you've developed a new or uncomfortable ailment. Though foot conditions vary person to person, there are a handful of things you should see a doctor for as soon as they occur. One thing to always remember: Even if you're an athlete, foot pain isn't normal.
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Topics: Foot Health, Pain Relief, Anatomy & Care Tips

Signs that you need to replace your running shoes

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

May 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Several foot problems can arise for runners who still with their old pairs of sneakers for too long.
Staying active is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, and many people do so by running or walking on a daily basis. For the most part, the most valuable piece of equipment you are going to need for this sport is your footwear.
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Topics: Active Feet, Exercise, Sports

6 Easy Things to Help Improve Your Balance

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Apr 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to working on your balance, take a cue from kids.

Balance, by definition, is an even distribution of weight that enables someone (or something) to remain upright and steady. When used to describe a concept, like work/life or home decor balance, it refers to elements that are in the correct proportion. Both textbook definitions are relevant when you're working on improving personal balance - it's about distributing your body weight in the correct proportions, if you will.

There are many factors that go into good (or poor) balance: The transfer of information from your brain to your nerves to your muscles, the position of your center of gravity and how that connects to the spot where your feet touch the floor, and the support your feet have when they're moving you from point A to point B. All of these things can be improved upon, though, regardless of your age or current skill. The key? Being as fit as you can be.

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Topics: Exercise, Sports, Anatomy & Care Tips

Why We Get Muscle Cramps - Charley Horses 101

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Apr 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Nothing is worse than a middle-of-the-night Charley Horse.
Most of us have had that sharp, painful leg cramp that makes our calf feel like it's shrinking up. These cramps are called Charley Horses, and as excruciating as they may be, they aren't dangerous. They usually reflect a brief imbalance in the body, whether it's a lack of a certain vitamin or mineral or mere dehydration. Sometimes it can stem from a hard work out in extreme temperatures or simply your brain telling your muscle to contract in the middle of the night for no reason at all. So when does a Charley Horse become important to pay attention to? When you have them frequently. Here are a few potential causes - and what you can do to thwart them:
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Topics: Work, Foot Care, Wellness, Sports

How to prevent foot problems (while you're young)

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 29, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Save those heels for special occasions.
Many people experience serious foot problems as they age, and it's no wonder; feet have to hold you up throughout your lifetime, and they help you do all sorts of fun (and strenuous activities) in the process. It may seem like foot problems are inevitable, but that's not the case. In fact, there's a lot you can do to keep your feet in tip-top shape while you're still young. As is true with many health issues, the key is prevention.
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Topics: Foot Health, Wellness, Anatomy & Care Tips

What Is Your Walking Pattern? - The Ultimate Guide To Pronation

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 18, 2015 12:32:00 PM

The degree to which your feet roll while you run is very important.
Pronation is a major buzzword within the running community, but many people don't have a totally clear idea of what it refers to. It's important to pay attention to pronation when you're trying to become a better runner and get the most out of each stride, but the effects go beyond efficiency. When you don't work to mitigate the negative effects of your pronation style, you put yourself at risk for shin splints and many other kinds of foot injuries. There three different pronation styles you can have: normal pronation, overpronation and underpronation.
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Topics: Health, Exercise, Sports, Anatomy & Care Tips

Franchise Happenings - March 2015

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 17, 2015 5:03:46 PM

With the first couple months behind us in 2015, we have past a few pretty big milestones here at Good Feet. Our first Mobile Franchise is off to a great start in Amarillo, Texas. Our newest partner Jamal Naboulsi has opened a Master Franchise in the Middle East with territories in the countries of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar and Bahrain. And many of our current Franchisees are ready to open new locations.

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Topics: Community & Store News, franchising

Tips for choosing wedding shoes

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 11, 2015 1:29:25 PM

Who said you have to wear heels?
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Topics: Community News, Exercise, Sports, franchising