Worn out bottom sole of running shoes

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…

Now available: Performance socks

Recently, compression socks or sleeves have been gaining popularity among professional and amateur athletes alike. Whether during the event, or as a recovery tool, athletes everywhere are utilizing compression therapy as a regular part of their regime. The principles of compression are simple. Graduated compression helps to increase blood flow during a workout or during…

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…