October 20th, 2010 2:47pm - Posted By: Kara
Plantar Fantasia, Plants Fastis, PF Pain...
Probably the number one foot pain complaint we hear at The Good Sole is “I have Plantar Fasciitis.” It is an unusual sounding ailment so I hear all variations of it – Plantar Fantasia, Plants Fastis, PF Pain…the pronunciations go on and on. But the symptoms are pretty consistent and the pain is very real.
Posted in: Foot Health
October 5th, 2010 4:58pm - Posted By: Kara
Its time for a new blog – and I couldn’t wait to do a blog on clogs!
Today's clogs are fashionable and convenient – not like the one’s my parents gave me when they came back from their trip to Holland in the early 80s. Clogs are the perfect fit for the on-the-go-lifestyle. They offer support for your feet and body.
That is why so many health care professionals, bank tellers, teachers, retail associates, and hospitality and restaurant servers that stand or walk on the job wear them. Clogs offer a firm foundation for weak and fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, and for tired and aching legs. The heel height of many clogs makes you stand straighter, thus taking pressure off the lower back and hips.
Deciding on going with open vs. closed back is primarily a fashion decision. Closed-back clogs may give the feeling of a little more security; but remember these are clogs -- not shoes. Your heels will move up and down. Also if you have very wide feet or a high instep, the open-back styles will fit more comfortably.
I absolutely love my Dansko Pro Clogs. I have them in black, purple, red patent, and green – one for every color mood! I prefer the closed back and when I sell Dansko Pro Clogs I also tell people you should have a pinky finger’s width between your heel and the shoe back to fit comfortably.
I find that with Dansko my feet bend less which takes the pressure off toes and joints. This helps relieve bunions, hammer toes, metatarsal problem, and aching toe joints. I also love the rocker sole for taking pressure off the lower back.
Come check out our clog promotion at The Good Sole.
Posted in: Clogs