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The punishment our feet take

​Most people with no foot issues tend to take not to notice or specifically take care of their feet prior to issues developing.  Only when there is a problem  does the keen awareness of how important their feet are to over all health and mobility.  Just about everyone is aware of how important the lowly foot is to everyday life, but very few are aware of just how much abuse the feet actually take and the changes an average foot will go though on a normal day.

Did you that when a person is walking or running, they "weigh" more than their actual body weight?  Foot Stress Pressure is the term for this.  A person weighing 150 pounds when standing will apply about 20% more, or 180 pounds of weight, when walking at a moderate pace, and about 200 pounds at a brisk pace.  This is called Stress Pressure.  Weight is the amount of resistance from the ground to equalize the downward force of your body.  When the two are equalized, like in standing still, you have dead weight.  When walking, extra downward pressure is imposed on the feet to get the propulsion to move the body forward to the next step.

Over the course of a day, a man weighing 170 pounds and averaging 8,000 steps a day will impose 1,000 tons on his feet and shoes.  Having the right shoes, and in good repair, and the proper support and cushioning is critically important .  Take a look at shoes that runners wear, and imagine the about of force and weight they are experiencing on a regular basis.  It is because of this cushioning that allows a runner to keep running for much longer than without. 

Good shoes are not going to be cheap, but they are very inexpensive when compared to doctor visits. 

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Pronation, what does it really mean?

So we hear a lot about pronation and the pronated foot or feet, but what does it really mean? The simplest definition is the inward roll of the foot while walking or running. For most people, there is some pronation, it is part of the natural gait cycle. When the pronation is excessive, that is when issues can occur, if not treated. Some of the more common, symptoms of excessive pronation are: Arch pain, heel pain, flat feet, corns and calluses. If those were not bad enough, prolonged, uncorrected over pronation can lead to ankle, knee, hip and back issues. So, how can you tell if you over pronate? The easiest way is to come into Comfort Footworks where our knowledgeable staff will be able to evaluate you and give you some options on how to correct. We offer a full line of shoes and over the counter orthotics that will correct most over pronation issues. We also offer custom orthotics for those cases that may be better suited to an individualized approach to correcting the issue. Understand what your foot issues are when you are young, so you have a better chance of correcting them before more painful (and expensive) issues start appearing.​

#Vionic, #Naot, Wolky, #New Balance, #Brooks, #Waldlaufer, #Taos, #Instride, #Xelero, #Feetures, #Dunham, #Aetrex, #Finn Comfort, #apex, #foot pain, #Plantar Fasciitis, #bunions, #diabetes, #arthritis, #corns, #orthotics, #running shoes, #foot care, #shoes, #sandals, #amfit, #orthoheel, #pedors, #genext, #Beats, #matthews

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Not your grandparents orthopedic shoes

​Orthopedic shoes seem to have the lingering reputation of being exceedingly ugly and clunky.   We get a lot of customers in here who have been sent here by their doctor to get fitted for "orthopedic shoes".  The frown is quickly turned into a smile when we show them our wide selection of shoes, sandals and boots that completely blow the old perceptions out of the water.  New manufacturing techniques and innovations have allowed a greater variety of styles and types that were impossible even 10 years ago. 

We go to great lengths to make sure we have the wide selection of the latest styles that also fit in with our core philosophy of offering shoes that provide the arch support and softness that our customers have trusted us with for years,

Come by and try some on and walk out with style and comfort!

#Vionic, #Naot, Wolky, #New Balance, #Brooks, #Waldlaufer, #Taos, #Instride, #Xelero, #Feetures, #Dunham, #Aetrex, #Finn Comfort, #apex, #foot pain, #Plantar Fasciitis, #bunions, #diabetes, #arthritis, #corns, #orthotics, #running shoes, #foot care, #shoes, #sandals, #amfit, #orthoheel, #pedors, #genext, #Beats, #matthews

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Shoe your toes, Spring has sprung

​Hello!  Let us all welcome the warmer weather and spending more time outside.  Get your pedicure and then head over to Comfort Footworks for the widest selection of sandals we have ever had.  We are bursting at the seems with all of the inventory we have from such great brands such as Wolky, Naot, Vionic, Taos, Finn Comfort and Waldlaufer.  We have a large selection of colors and sizes, and if we don't have what you are looking for, we can always order your perfect pair for you. 

Check out our Facebook page for the latest styles coming in and specials. 

#Vionic, #Naot, Wolky, #New Balance, #Brooks, #Waldlaufer, #Taos, #Instride, #Xelero, #Feetures, #Dunham, #Aetrex, #Finn Comfort, #apex, #foot pain, #Plantar Fasciitis, #bunions, #diabetes, #arthritis, #corns, #orthotics, #running shoes, #foot care, #shoes, #sandals, #amfit, #orthoheel, #pedors, #genext, #Beats, #matthews



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Orthotics, Custom and Over the Counter

​Hello.  Most of our customers who need orthotic devices have come to know us for our expertise and guidance when it comes to choosing the right orthotic for their specific need.  The general rule is that not all over the counter (OTC) orthotics work in every case, that is why stock a wide variety to fit as specifically as possible.  But like most things, some trade offs are to be expected when looking at competing products.

OTC orthotics work for most people in most cases.  That being said, each person has two different feet and people, and their feet, are different as a whole.  For each specific style of orthotic, the only differences you will see are in regards to length and depth.  We will evaluate your specific need to match you up with the best device for you.

In some cases, during the evaluation, we may suggest that you are a good case for custom orthotics.  Some examples may be if you have feet that are different in size by a shoe size or more, or if the arch length or placement makes fitting of an OTC device not prudent.  In a lot of cases, we do a customized orthotic for our customers that want the full custom experience.  Custom orthotics can save money in the long run, due to the fact that they last about three times as long as an OTC orthotic.

Our custom orthotics are not only better than most places can offer, they are less expensive.  We charge $299 for the digitally mapped orthotic device.  Other custom orthotics are made using a foam box to make an impression  or a plaster casting technique.  Both choices offer an inferior fitting device in comparison to the digitally mapped orthotic. 

Our custom orthotics fitter will do a complete evaluation on your feet and gait before the mapping takes place.  A conversation will take place with you so we can understand  how you will be utilizing the devices to make sure there is a good understanding of any specific adjustments that may be required.

Once the devices are sent from the manufacturer, we will call you to set up a time for final fitting in the shoes you will be using with them. 

#Vionic, #Naot, Wolky, #New Balance, #Brooks, #Waldlaufer, #Taos, #Instride, #Xelero, #Feetures, #Dunham, #Aetrex, #Finn Comfort, #apex, #foot pain, #Plantar Fasciitis, #bunions, #diabetes, #arthritis, #corns, #orthotics, #running shoes, #foot care, #shoes, #sandals, #amfit, #orthoheel, #pedors, #genext, #Beats, #matthews

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Plantar Fasciitis Awareness

Hello!

Comfort Footworks is your Plantar Fasciitis care specialist.  We carry multiple brands and products to help you get over and keep the dreaded condition away!

Would you would like to prevent, or get over, Plantar Fasciitis? .

Be on the look out for these causes:

1. Wearing inflexible or worn out shoes.

2. Having very low or very high arches.

3. Being overweight.

4.Spending long hours on your feet.

5. Tight calf muscles or ankle muscles.

6. Walking barefoot on flat surfaces like concrete and hardwood flooring.

If you have the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, come by Comfort Footworks for an evaluation and a treatment plan.  We are here for you!

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Thank you for visiting

​Hi!  My name is Timothy Ricket.  I am the owner, along with my wife Cheryl.  Since taking over in in October, we have worked hard to maintain the level of expertise that people have come to expect when they visit.  With that being our primary goal, we are also trying to do the following:

1.  Increase the awareness of the importance of foot health to people before the problems start.

2. Have a wide variety of shoes and products that promote foot health, but are still stylish.


Please stop by and take a look at our spring collection.  We have a wide variety of sandals from the leaders in comfort footwear, like Vionic,  Naot, Taos, Wolky, Finn Comfort and others.  We also carry a wide selection of other shoe types as well, from a Mary Jane or ballet flat to boots and booties.

Men also need to have comfortable and supportive shoes, so we have some great shoes that would fit in most work and play environments.  From light boots to sandals and oxfords.


We have a very deep selection of orthotics in store to come up with the perfect solution to your particular need.  We also feature semi custom orthotics for folks that have a special need that the over the counter orthotic may not address sufficiently.

For many people  a custom orthotic is the best choice.  A custom orthotic device is a great choice for the following reasons:


1.  Each orthotic is digitally mapped to a fraction of a millimeter, much more precise than the foam box or plaster casting.

2.  The orthotics are made from a EVA materials ranging from soft to firm as needed, same as in most high end athletic shoes.  This material allows for premium cushioning as well as a longer life.

3. Our custom orthotics last about three times as long as any of the over the counter orthotics we sell.  They are only $299.  We have heard of many places charging from $500-$1,200 for an inferior product.

4. Once the foot is scanned, the orthotic is digitally displayed on the computer.  Our orthotics expert can then further manipulate the image,if necessary, to adjust for certain conditions.

5. Once the image and adjustments are complete, the image is sent to the manufacturer.  It is sent back to our store within two weeks.  Our orthotics expert will set up a time to then personally fit the new device into your shoes and make any  minor adjustments necessary to ensure a perfect fit. 

Shopping at Comfort Footworks  is shoe shopping like it used to be.  We take the time to listen to what your issues are, and work to find the perfect shoe with the perfect fit.  We are not happy until you are happy.  We will not sell you a shoe or a device just to make a sale.  We look to make sure that you are happy with your purchase and that you will come back and shop with us again, and tell your friends and family!

We can also special order a shoe if we do not have the particular shoe you are wanting in stock at the moment.  We can also deliver, so please ask for details.

We are also your source for help with many foot issues including Plantar Fasciitis, bunions, hammer toes, corns, arthritis, neuropathy and diabetic foot problems.

Thank you for checking out my blog.  Please check back often, as I will update with informative articles, specials, news and much more!

#Vionic, #Naot, Wolky, #New Balance, #Brooks, #Waldlaufer, #Taos, #Instride, #Xelero, #Feetures, #Dunham, #Aetrex, #Finn Comfort, #apex, #foot pain, #Plantar Fasciitis, #bunions, #diabetes, #arthritis, #corns, #orthotics, #running shoes, #foot care, #shoes, #sandals #amfit, #orthoheel, #pedors, #genext, #Beats, #matthews

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