As the name suggest, these shoes are designed to be less like shoes and more like feet. Minimalist shoes have been designed to mimic barefoot running and they are very light and flexible for trail running terrain. These shoes are relatively new to the market and it is completely different [...]
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Whether you're a recreational weekend runner, trying to break 4:00:00 in the marathon, or racing competitively every weekend, picking the perfect pair of running shoes is an absolutely essential skill. My coach always told me that the foot and ankle were the foundation to the entire body, and without [...]
Known as the brand with the three stripes, Adidas has a loyal following that will only buy their shoes. Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group. This group owns the Reebok sportswear company, Rockport and other companies that make it the largest [...]
With stores all over America and Europe, this brand is growing in technical expertise and popularity. This American brand has mushroomed since its origins in 1898 at Kutztown, Pennsylvania. From the shores of the Saucony Creek to a take over by Hyde Athletic Industries in the 1960s, this brand now [...]
A company that has deep roots in American culture from both a business and running background, Nike is truly a leader in the running (and business) world. Starting as just a two man operation distributing other brands' shoes, this company exponentially grew through ground breaking innovation. So much so, that [...]
Foot problems are not exactly an issue that anyone ever cares to have. If your feet hurt, you daily life -- work, play, and rest -- can be severely impacted. Many foot problems arise out of simple neglect. It is not everyday as people that we really think about the [...]
The plantar fascia is responsible for the chronic foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that begins on the bottom of the heel bone and continues all the way along the sole toward the toes. How to identify Plantar Fascia Pain During an examination, the [...]
What is Post-Tib Tendonitis? Post-Tib Tendonitis is also referred to as post tibial tendonitis or posterior tib tendonitis. This condition of the foot involves damage or injury to the posterior tibial tendon. This tendon in the one that runs along the foot and the inside of the ankle. In most [...]
What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoiditis is a foot condition that involves pain and inflammation in a specific set of sesamoid bones. These are the bones located underneath the first metatarsal head. In layman's terms, the sesamoid bones are located in the part of the ball of the foot that is just [...]
What Are Heel Fissures? Heel fissures are a common foot problem that plagues many people. As the name suggests, the condition consists of a series of cracks (or possibly one) that develops in the heel area of one or both feet; in fact, the common term for the problem is [...]