Are Insoles Bad for Your Feet?

In the world we live in today with all the “fake news”, it is important to be skeptical. After all, a healthy sense of skepticism is what keeps you from falling for all the get-rich-quick and pyramid marketing schemes your brother-in-law tries to talk you into at each family gathering.  Before a purchase, skeptical customers often ask us if insoles are bad for their feet. We could answer with the rhetorical question: are carrots bad for you? But, that…

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Washing, Dusting & Insoles? A Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is so close we can almost smell it. The aroma of blooming flowers, the fragrance of a fresh cut lawn, the faint scent of the neighbor grilling, the odor of Windex and Clorox. Windex and Clorox? What do they have to do with Spring you ask. Spring cleaning, of course. We hate to burst your bubble, but that first Spring weekend your significant other blacked out on the calendar that you thought was going to be a surprise vacation,…

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Cardio: The 6-Letter Word That Could Save You

Cardio. Noun. Short for cardiovascular exercise. This six-letter word sends shudders through the bodies of many people, is the punch line of many jokes, and the object of many people’s burning hate and scorn. Despite all of that, partaking in this six-letter word could help save your life. How? You ask. It’s really quite simple. The addition of Cardio (AKA aerobic exercise), is one of the top recommended lifestyle changes by the American Heart Association (AHA) to lower your overall…

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How To Find The Right Shoes For Your Workout

How to Find the Right Shoes for Your Workout

So, you’ve decided that the new year is a great time to make a change in your life, and your goal is to get more physical activity. With these new goals in mind you start building your plan to attain them. Maybe you googled ‘good workouts to lose weight’ or ‘how to train for a 5 k’ or my personal favorite ‘how do I lose weight and increase muscle mass’. Now, let’s find a place to work out. Do you…

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Back Pain: The Power is in Your Hands… Or Should We Say Feet?

Did you know that millions of people worldwide suffer from spinal disorders? These disorders include neck pain, disc disease and lower back pain to name a few. In fact, according to the Global Burden of Disease study, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Although back pain can be caused by a variety of internal and external factors, research suggests that poor posture and foot problems are major contributors to the development of back pain. Since…

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Why Do I Need Insoles?

“Insoles? Aren’t those for old people?” “Sure, I’ve heard of insoles, but I don’t need them. My feet don’t hurt.” “I am not an intense, professional athlete who needs some expensive contraption in my shoe.” Being in the insole business, we have heard these lines time and again. After all, the most common ways to get insoles or orthotics is to have a doctor prescribe them or an athletic trainer recommend them for enhanced performance. For the average joe, the other common…

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