Are flip-flops bad for your children’s feet?

Are flip-flops a bad choice for your child this summer?

For many families, summer holidays mean time at cottages, beaches and pools. Flip-flops have been a long-standing go-to for summer footwear, but are they the best choice for your kids this summer? Are flip-flops bad for your children’s feet?  No matter the season, well–fitting, supportive footwear is essential for healthy play and growth. The standard foam flip-flop simply does…

When to replace your footwear

How to Know When to Replace Your Footwear

Replacing your shoes regularly is an important component of maintaining good foot health. Many of us wear shoes past their “expiration” date simply because we don’t know what to look for!  As a general rule of thumb, shoes should be replaced every 8-12 months for most people or every 500-700 kilometres for running shoes. Some shoes will last longer, and…

Shoe Spotlight: New Balance 840

The New Balance 840 is a well cushioned walking shoe that offers some great structural features for a variety of foot types. With an all-leather upper, this shoe provides heel to toe cushioning with a strong, stable and durable outsole. Unlike running shoes, walking shoes tend to have more material underneath the midfoot (where your…

Spring back into activity!

Spring is right around the corner, and for some of us, outdoor activity is about to take off. Physical fitness, in general, has countless physical, mental and social health benefits, but according to the July 2010 Harvard Health Letter, participating in outdoor activity has many more benefits than we realize. Vitamin D levels rise as…

Daily footcare for people with Diabetes

Preventative footcare is one of the best ways to avoid diabetic foot complications. People with Diabetes are more likely to develop complications as time goes on, usually due to the gradual changes in vascular (blood flow) and neurological (nerve supply) status. As time goes on, people with Diabetes are more likely to experience peripheral neuropathy. This…