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We are eager to share what we know about active living and healthy feet with you and aim to be a trusted resource for all your running, walking and general fitness needs. We strive to help you achieve your goals and be a place that you visit often to feel inspired.
Every winter, I find myself shocked by the rain and the darkness that encompasses the Pacific Northwest. It is a struggle for me to maintain fitness when the warmth of my bed seems much more inviting than a cold, blustery run. Here are 5 tips to help you train through the winter months.
One of the more easily preventable foot ailment are blisters. Blisters form from a combination of heat, sweat and friction in your socks. Poorly fitting shoes are also a factor, but problems related to poorly fitting shoes can be eased by a good sock and exacerbated by a poor sock. At SHOES-n-FEET we recommend both polyester and wool socks. Those materials perform the best when it comes to four key areas: softness, absorption, moisture transfer and temperature regulation.Read more
Interval training has long be lauded by endurance athletes, but we are just starting to learn about why interval training, and particularly HIIT, is so effective in improving many signs of fitness that range from burning fat and toning muscles to making changes on the cellular level.Read more
One question that I get asked by runners often is “how do I get faster.” The short answer is always, “run faster” i.e. do interval training. Sometimes it takes a fancy new acronym and a pop culture influencer such as Tim Ferris to get the word out the world.Read more
One stat I saw recently was that 70% of pedestrian fatalities happen when its dark. Why wouldn’t one take every safety precaution when exercising outside?Read more