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Five Ways to Deal with Your Sweaty Feet

Posted by JB Smith, Co-Owner on

Here’s a fun fact:  Your feet put out more than 1⁄2 cup of sweat on an average day! How, you ask?  Through the 125,000 sweat glands we have on each foot.  Though potentially less painful than some other foot health problems out there, sweaty feet (aka hyperhidrosis) is not exactly what we call pleasant.  It can lead to blisters, discomfort, and of course, the ever-dreaded smelly feet! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to combat and prevent this common problem.  Here’s our quick guide to the top 5 ways to keep your feet from sweating excessively: Socks!  Correct socks are...

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Painful Turf Toe

Posted by JB Smith, Co-Owner on

Yesterday in the Bellevue, WA shoe store, we had a man come in complaining of a very painful condition commonly known as "turf toe."  We tried to fit him in a rocker-soled shoe like the New Balance 927 and the Dansko Professional, but because of swelling issues and the wide width of his foot, we simply could not find one to fit him comfortably.  As an alternative, we were able to find a shoe without a rocker sole, which fit well, and then added a graphite plate to that shoe.  The result was the same: the toe was immobilized, and he was able to get around...

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Running Shoes

Posted by JB Smith, Co-Owner on

Running shoes are on my shopping list. I have a pretty wide foot and wear a women's size 8. There seem to be so many different kinds out there and a wide range of prices. I am wondering, is there really a difference from shoe to shoe or can I choose a pair of running shoes based on the price and color I like best.  - Running in Circles More posts

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Shoe Review – Dressy orthotic friendly shoes they do exist: Aravon Maya vs. Aravon Mia

Posted by JB Smith, Co-Owner on

I have really enjoyed selling the Mia and now Aravon has come out with the Maya, and it is great! The Mia has been one of my go to shoes for customers that need a stiffer front (rocker sole) but also want to be a little dressier.  Both the Maya and Mia are built on the Stridarc Rocker Sole which has a bi-fit board embedded in the outsole.  This bi-fit board works with the foot to give great support to mitigate impact on many of the tiny joints and muscles in the ball of the foot.  Also offering optimal comfort is...

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My heels slip in my shoes when I wear my orthotics. Why?

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