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Cork – What’s It All About? ?>

Cork – What’s It All About?

Corkboards, cork bottle stoppers, cork footbeds.We’re all familiar with these items, but what do we really know about cork? I haven’t seen a corkboard in years. Cork stoppers in wine bottles are giving way to twist-tops and artifical stoppers. But Birkenstock cork footbeds are still the same as they always have been. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Cork is a renewable resource, so harvesting cork doesn’t destroy forests. Better than that, Birkenstock uses by-products of the…

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Hammer Toes Ain’t Pretty ?>

Hammer Toes Ain’t Pretty

Summertime is coming and the last thing you want is to have bent up hammer toes sticking out of those cool new sandals from Happy Feet Plus. If you want your feet to look as great as those new sandals read on. What if you have been wearing shoes that are too tight either in width or length? One outcome could be hammer toes. Sometimes hammer toes are an inherited (thanks mom and dad) or are the result of earlier…

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3 Arches of the Foot ?>

3 Arches of the Foot

As promised here’s some info about the three arches of your foot. Most of this information is taken from content that can be found at happyfeet.com/3-arches.aspx. The bones provide the framework around which the ligaments, tendons and muscles form the supporting structure of the foot. The largest longitudinal arch is the Medial Arch. It is located on the inside of the foot and is typically described as “Flat”, “Normal” or “High” (see last week’s blog for more information). The Lateral…

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Do You Know Your Arch Type? ?>

Do You Know Your Arch Type?

Do you know whether you have a high arch or flat feet? Everyone knows that to get a proper fit you need footwear of the right length and width for your feet. That’s pretty much a “duh” statement. But did you know that it’s just as important to get footwear with the right arch support for your specific foot type? To get the proper support to align your body you need good arch support like you will find in footwear…

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