Writings for the Huffington Post
Foot Surgery or Arch Supports?
Posted 12/12/2016 3:47 am
Should I have foot surgery or try an arch support that is the question? Is it better to have foot surgery on foot problems such as a bunion deformity, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia (ball of the foot pain) and neuromas (benign nerve tumor) or try arch supports?
If Your Shoes Hurt When Wearing Them, Why Buy Them!?
Posted 10/04/2016 3:43 am
Fashion week is being celebrated worldwide; it’s the beginning of fall and time to buy new shoes again. The fall collection of your favorite shoe designers such as Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik are now available at your favorite shoe boutique, department store or on line. Women worldwide are excited about the hot new “uncomfortable” fashion footwear to choose from.
If You Can Make My Heels Comfortable, I’ll Listen
Posted 05/25/2016 3:27 am
That will usually get any women’s attention! Every woman is looking for the perfect high heel shoe, hot, sexy, goes with their favorite outfit and of course supportive, comfortable and does not hurt.
The Threes in Comfort: Standing, Sitting and Sleeping
Posted 03/18/2016 4:05 am
In a 24-hour period we are either standing, sleeping or standing and if our bodies are not supported properly while in each of these positions eventually it could lead to chronic pain. The areas that are the most affected in our bodies are the neck, back, hips, legs and feet.
The Secret to Bringing Your Dead Pairs of Shoes Back to Life
Posted 02/17/2016 3:40 am
It's a new year, one month down and every woman has their new year's resolutions embedded in their minds as to what they will to do to improve from last year. The list is endless eat healthier, make more money and start a new exercise program, are just a few of the goals probably on their, to do list. However, buying or wearing more sensible shoes is probably not on anybody's list.
Let Your Shoes Make the Fashion Statement This Holiday Season! A Holiday Guide to Keep Your Feet Happy in Shoes in 2016
Posted 12/01/2015 12:25 am
It is that time of year for holiday parties, shopping and traveling to see family and party with friends. This holiday season will require plenty of evenings where you have to dress to impress and let your shoes make the fashion statement. There will be hours of standing, walking and dancing which can affect your legs and feet and tire you out by the end of the night.
What Women Need to Know to Walk in Comfort This Fall
Posted 09/29/2015 12:13 am
As you transition from open toed footwear, sandals and your other comfortable summer shoes to fall footwear the one thing that most women often consider when deciding what shoes to wear is? "What can I place in my shoes to make them more comfortable"? Walking in comfort is always a challenge and a mystery for women especially in heels.
At Last, Same-Sex Marriages -- How to Keep Your Shoes On and Your Feet Comfortable on Your Wedding Day!
Posted 07/08/2015 2:50 am
Now that there are same-sex marriages, more men and women will be walking down the aisle in the hottest and sexiest designer shoes and saying "I do" than ever! The question every women may ask herself before she goes shoe shopping is, do I buy the shoes then the dress or the dress then the shoes? Pumps, Sandals, Peep Toes, open or closed create so many options for brides -- what's a woman to do?
How to Keep Your Feet in Good Shape This Summer
Posted 05/26/2015 3:53 pm
Sandals and flip flops are the shoe of choice once again as we approach the summer months, and for some it is even barefoot weather. That means your feet will be exposed to a whole host of environments such as friction from walking on rough surfaces, sun exposure, sandy beaches with sand ranging from fine granules to coarse ones and salt water that is drying to the skin.
Agility, Speed, Balance and Power Start With Your Feet
Posted 04/24/2015 6:08 pm
Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat like reflexes. The quicker your feet move the greater chance you have for achieving success. Agility, movement, speed is all about your feet being biomechanically balanced. While quick and stable feet create positive outcomes, a foot that is unstable and wobbles from side to side does not!
When It Comes to Exercise, It All Starts From the Ground Up!
Posted 03/19/2015 8:31 am
Spring is on its way so, regardless of what sporting or exercise activity you participate in, if you want to be successful and get the most out of your performance, start from the bottom up. Yes, feet first! Now that it is daylight savings time and it will stay light longer, more people will begin to exercise outside and try to lose that winter weight and your feet will play a major role in that process.
At the Oscars, It's Always About the Gowns But What About the Shoes!
Posted 02/24/2015 8:11 am
Everyone talks about the gorgeous gowns and you see all the sparkling jewelry on the celebrities as they walk down the red carpet at the Oscars but what about the shoes! The problem is since the fashion experts can't see the shoes everybody is wearing they get left out. The only time a shoe had its 15 seconds of fame during the entire show was in the beginning when Ann Kendrick threw one of her Jimmy Choo shoes across the stage.
Feet Over 50!
Posted 01/21/2015 1:02 pm
As we get older our feet get older, too, and start yelling for help! The shoes we normally wear begin to become uncomfortable, and it seems like our shoe size has changed, but it hasn't. The reasons for this are the muscles in the arch begin to fatigue and you need more arch support when wearing footwear. Also, funny lumps and bumps begin to appear in places on the foot that were not present when you were younger; therefore, your shoes appears to be getting tighter.
Why Do Your Feet Hurt When You Put On You Party Shoes?
Posted 12/12/2014 4:31 pm
It's the holidays and time put on your party shoes once again. So as you go through your shoe closet and decide which shoes you want to wear, the question is style or comfort. If you're choosing footwear such as Manolo Bloniks, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Nine West or one of your other favorite shoe designers, style, what hot shoes goes with which outfit, beats out comfort and flats.
What the Weekend Warrior Needs to Know to Stay Pain Free When Exercising
Posted 11/19/2014 5:59 pm
Long hours, the stress of work and very little time to decompress can result in health issues over time that is why exercise is paramount for most professionals. Trying to balance work, family responsibilities, socializing and exercise is not easy when you only have the weekend available to get everything done.
What Brides Need to Know When Buying Wedding Shoes
Posted 10/23/2014 9:25 am
First the proposal, next the ring, the wedding date, the dress and then the shoes or is it the shoes and then the dress? So what do women look for when they are buying their wedding shoes? Regardless of which comes first, is it designer driven or comfort driven?
And She Walked Happily Ever After With or Without Nail Polish
Posted 10/09/2014 3:44 pm
Ladies, what happens when you take your nail polish off and see your toenails turning yellow, getting chalky, flakey and thick with whitish markings on the nail plate? Is that an "OMG" moment?
What Fashion Footwear Is Always Lacking!
Posted 09/18/2014 8:48 am
Fall is rapidly approaching and it is time to start looking at your fall shoe wardrobe to see what designers makes the cut and what designers needs to be replaced! Support is replaced with cute; comfortable is replaced with tolerance because "they go with what I'm wearing." Every woman wants to walk happily ever after in whatever footwear they own.
How to Make the Sandals and Flip Flops You Love to Wear This Summer More Comfortable
Posted 07/25/2014 8:35 am
Buying new sandals and flip flops is a summer ritual. Every summer designers such as Stuart Wietzman, Zara, Saint Laurent, Robert Clergerie, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein and shoe manufactures like Nine West, Forever 21, Rocket Dog, Chinese Laundry come up with sexy footwear to make your feet look great. It's every women's dream to wear the sandals and flip flops they love in their shoe closet without walking in pain. The number one complaint I hear in my practice during the summer is, "I need more arch support in my sandals and flip flops and I do not know what to do".
Businesswomen Who Wear Stilettos Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Them
Posted 04/25/2014 9:31 am
Business is business but how we present ourselves is part of the pitch. Women in business want to feel good when pitching a deal or making a presentation. Dress for success starts from the bottom up. Stilettos first!
What Attracts Women to Purchase Fashion Footwear Online?
Posted 03/14/2014 11:28 pm
Too many websites and too many shoes too choose from! So what attracts women to purchase fashion footwear on some of the most popular online websites such as Solesociety.com, Zappos.com and Shoebuy.com?
How Long Do I Have to Keep These Damn Heels on?!
Posted 01/20/2014 9:54 pm
Stilettos, red carpet award shows, black tie events and women wondering, "How long do I have to keep these damn heels on!" That is every woman's battle cry. Do I want to look good or feel good? Women have had a love/hate relationship with their heels for as long as they have been wearing them. They are seduced by how great they make them look and struggle with how painful they can be when walking down the street or out for an evening of dinner and dancing.
Cyber Monday Means Let Your Fingers Do the Walking, Not Your Feet
Posted 12/02/2013 12:50 pm
Fashion footwear may be on your cyber list of things to buy today, there are many great deals too choose from but once the purchase is done and the partying begins, how do you keep your party shoes on?