Ask the Shoe Fitter
Second up in our new series of monthly blog installments is the Shoe of the Month, where we bring to you the pair of shoes making everyone's toes wag at our SHOES-n-FEET stores. We'll give you an extensive review of what makes these shoes stand out. For our inaugural month, we would like to present the Gomera, by Finn Comfort, a top choice for all women, especially those in the market for a fabulous travel sandal.
Ask the Shoe Fitter is pretty excited about bringing two new monthly segments to our SHOES-n-FEET blog. The first, "Shoe Fitter of the Month," will introduce you to the big personalities that make up the SHOES-n-FEET team at our locations in California and Washington. Next week, we will debut our "Shoe of the Month," giving you all the details about the special pair of shoes making us smile every month. For April, we've selected Lara W. from SnF Federal Way to take the first shot at our questionnaire. We are especially happy to have such a resourceful shoe fitter in our ranks - earrings really would make great fish hooks!
Ever wonder if the artificial field under your feet during your weekly pick-up football game is causing damage to your feet? Take a look at your big toe. Do you notice any swelling? People who often participate in consistent and vigorous activities on artificial turf fields are at greater risk of having the appropriately named “turf toe”, a condition in which the big toe swells and leads to pain at the toe base, near the ball of the foot.
Dear Ask the Shoefitter,
I have plantar fasciitis ...what do you recommend for comfort?
What do 20% of Americans have in common with a platypus? If you guessed flat feet, you are correct! Flat feet, used interchangeably with the term “fallen arches,” is a biomechanical dysfunction that is most often inherited. Most babies are born without the arch found in normal adult feet but eventually develop it over time as the tendons grow stronger and tighter.
We at SHOES-n-FEET are very excited to be offering some incredible brands at 40-60% off for our Annual Opportunity Sale. Not only will you receive our time-tested incredible customer service, courtesy of our Certified Shoe Fitting Specialists, you'll have the chance to find the right shoe for your feet and budget from our huge selection of styles. Want a sneak peak?
Whether you’re 4’1” or 6’3”, your feet are the part of your body farthest away from your heart. And yet, they can tell you a great deal about the health of your cardiovascular system.
Do you struggle with cold feet (and not only while saying your wedding vows)? You bundle up in wool socks, and the weather begins to thaw, but despite all this, your toes still feel like icicles in your winter boots?
While Arthritis can affect many different parts of your body, arthritis and your feet have a special connection. Why, you ask? Because arthritis is an inflammation and swelling in the cartilage and lining of the joints, and increased fluid in the joints…and in each foot you’ve got a whopping thirty-three different joints. That means there is a lot of room for potential pain.
Most Americans are very comfortable making purchases online. It’s quick, easy, and a good way to avoid long lines at the mall. Online-only retail stores like Amazon.com thrive even despite not having a physical brick and mortar store. So in this age of online shopping, we at SHOES-n-FEET often get asked why we don’t offer online shopping to our customers.
Americans have come up with a wide variety of explanations for the obesity epidemic that we currently face. We can blame it on soft drinks or fast food or tv/computer/video games. According to one study, we can even blame it on fatty foods being as addictive as drugs. One thing we might not have previously thought to blame our obesity on? Our foot problems. But the American Podiatric Medical Association recently conducted a study where they learned that a whopping "72 percent of Americans do not exercise because foot pain prevents them from doing so."