Cut-outs on a shoe soften the look of a shoe and add interest to simple styles. The most common use of cut-outs are found on mules, slides, peep-toe flats and heels. Normally cut-outs are found on sandals because of the extra breathability in the spring and summer. The life of cut-out styles can be worn year-round with tights that can add a new and interesting contrast.
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Spending time outdoors does not mean that you should be wearing a combat boot. There's a happy medium where you can wear a feminine style with durability, water resistance and traction too. Look for features such as contrasting colors, pops of color on laces, sleek slip-on Mary Jane styling, surprises on the insoles, and trend-inspired cut outs.
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There’s no such thing as shoes that have too much personality. Our FootSmart blog lists eight shoe embellishments for you to pull together to spin your own fascinating footwear tale.
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Stopping or preventing pain in the ball-of-foot depends on the cause. Here are 3 main causes: shoes with too-high heels, your activity, and any medical conditions you may have.
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A good workout does not mean you have to join a gym—or even have a lot of room in your home. A good workout comes in lots of shapes and sizes. Learn about at home exercises made easy which feature treadmills, ellipticals, pedal machines, gliders and rowers.
Do you know what biomechanical shoes are? Some common features include balance, arch support, shock absorption, diffusion of foot pressure, promotion of body alignment, guidance for the feet and toes, custom like cushioning and heel stability.
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Is one of your New Year's resolutions to walk more? There are two things you do need before putting your walking resolution into action: the right socks and the right walking shoes. These two basics can ensure that your foot has the proper level of support and comfort.
Read this before buying your next pair of leather shoes to make sure you’re getting the right type of leather with the right qualities for the right investment. Here are a few different types of leather: full-grain, nubuck, suede, patent, vachetta and opanka.
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If you have injured your ankle, one of the first things you’ll want to do to relieve the pain is follow the R.I.C.E. Therapy process: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. These at home remedies will help your foot and ankle recover.
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R.I.C.E. Therapy for ankle sprain: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
In order for a heel spur growth to form, it takes repeated strain and injury to the muscles, ligaments and tissues in your foot. This can be caused by a uneven walking gait, overdoing high-impact workouts, being overweight, or having the wrong type of shoe for your activity.
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The goal for buying shoes when you have diabetes is simple: Buy shoes that don’t harm your feet. Some items to look for in a diabetic shoe include: buying the right size, use the shape of your foot as a guide, give toes wiggle room, pick pairs you can adjust, select covered heels and covered toes, and look for the American Podiatric Seal of Acceptance/Approval.
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If you have diabetes, the right socks can be one of your best protectors from painful foot problems. Learn what to look for when you stock up on socks.
If you have pain when walking, leg cramping, numbness or tingling in your feet or toes, you may have poor circulation. Read some tips on how to help your circulation on our FootSmart blog.
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Taking the time to care for your feet pays off when you have diabetes. Foot care can greatly reduce your risk for diabetic neuropothy, injuries and foot problems like athlete’s foot that can lead to hard-to-heal infections.
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There are a surprising number of things that can cause calf pain (muscle strain, weak veins, and dehydration). Take a look at three of the most common culprits, learn how you can help ease the pain at home and get tips to help prevent it.
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Are compression socks or graduated support hosiery on your packing lists for trips? Find out on our FootSmart blog if you could benefit from added support while traveling. #CompressionSocks #SupportHosiery