Posts made in June, 2016

Fixing Uncomfortable Special Occasion Shoes

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Shoe Repair | Comments Off on Fixing Uncomfortable Special Occasion Shoes

While we all take great pains to pick out the right suit or dress for a special occasion, there’s no doubt that the one piece of wardrobe that is going to have biggest impact on our comfort is our shoes. An uncomfortable pair of dress shoes can ruin your whole day. Aside from the pain, they can make us fidget and appear uncomfortable. Blisters from shoes rubbing can last for a week or more. With our everyday shoes, we have a chance to break them in by wearing them on a regular basis. Formal occasion shoes might only come out a couple of times a year and may never see enough wear to...

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New Study Compares Running Shoes to Barefoot Running

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Running Shoes | Comments Off on New Study Compares Running Shoes to Barefoot Running

Shoes of one kind or another have been keeping feet warm and protecting them from injury since long before recorded history. The running shoe, however, is a relatively recent invention. It seems like common sense that a springy, padded shoe would be better for the foot when running, especially on hard surfaces like roadways, but are they really? The minimalist shoes pioneered by Vibram challenged this notion, and have attracted a large and loyal following, but real scientific studies investigating the effect of running shoes on the running foot have been few and far between. A new study...

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3 Different Smart Shoes with Different Capabilities

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Industry News | Comments Off on 3 Different Smart Shoes with Different Capabilities

We’ve already told you about the new smart shoe prototypes from the British Airline easyJet. The easyJet Sneakairs contain embedded Blue Tooth receivers with miniature vibrators that signal you which way to turn when combined with a smartphone app and Google Maps. As you walk toward your destination, they let you know whether to turn left, turn right, or if you’re off course entirely. Other companies, even a shoe company or two are getting into the smart shoe game, as well. Lenovo, the computer company, has a smart shoe that might be too smart for its own good. As you might expect from a...

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New High-Tech Shoes Tell You When You Take a Wrong Step

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Industry News | Comments Off on New High-Tech Shoes Tell You When You Take a Wrong Step

In the Wizard of Oz, a magical pair of ruby slippers are the key for Dorothy to find her way home to Kansas. Now, it seems that storyline might be made real by the British airline easyJet. easyJet has developed a device that fits into your shoes and literally tells you when you take a step in the wrong direction. The device is a Bluetooth enabled receiver that vibrates in response to a signal from an app on your mobile phone. If your right shoe vibrates, turn right. Turn left if your left shoe vibrates. If the device vibrates twice in a row, you’re going in the wrong direction. Three...

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Spend Less Time Searching for the Right Shoe

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Shoe Care | Comments Off on Spend Less Time Searching for the Right Shoe

Finding the right pair of shoes can be a chore. Not only do you need to find a style you like, but you need to find it in your size. If you wear extra wide shoes or some other hard to find size, your options may be limited. If you wear a common size, you may find that your local store is sold out of your size in the style you want. You end up either settling for something less than what you wanted or travelling all over town looking for a shoe store that has the shoe you need. It can be such as hassle that when you do find the shoe you want, you’re tempted to buy four or five pair so you...

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