Category Archives: Diabetic Foot Care

September 2016

The Shoe Market: A comfort footwear megastore with a personal touch

Perry Calhoun is passionate about shoes. “I’m in therapy now for overbuying,” joked the owner of The Shoe Market, in Greensboro, NC. “I’ve never seen a shoe I didn’t like. I’m addicted to my business.”

By Catherine M. Koetters   |   Photos by Tracy Krell

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September 2016

Clinical use of plantar pressure measurement

Originally conceived as research tools, plantar pressure measurement systems are becoming less intimidating, less expensive, and more popular with lower extremity practitioners for treatment planning, patient education, and documenting the effects of therapeutic interventions.

By Shalmali Pal

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September 2016

Footwear businesses opt for eco-friendly practices

In an industry where comfort and pain relief will always come first and the cost of quality footwear can be intimidating for some customers, adding eco-friendly practices to the equation can be a challenge. But a growing number of businesses are making it a priority.

By Kristine Thomas

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June 2016

Region-specific foot pain doesn’t always match pressures, forces

Gait compensation may play role – The location of foot pain doesn’t always correspond with elevated plantar pressures and abnormal forces, which suggests the availability of region-specific compensatory gait mechanisms may play a role, according to recent research using Framingham Foot Study data.

By Emily Delzell

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June 2016

Samuel Hubbard Free

With the Un-Sneaker collection, Samuel Hubbard set out to make an “everyday shoe” for people with an active lifestyle. With soft upper materials, full glove-leath­er linings, a one-piece vamp, hidden padded collar, removable memory-foam…

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June 2016

Revere Santa Monica

The Santa Monica for women from revere Comfort Shoes features a stylish V front, a back strap, metal trim detail, and forefoot and rearfoot adjustability to provide a personalized fit. The sandal’s design also features a removable comfort insert, with enough…

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June 2016

Mephisto Jissy

The Jissy from Mephisto is a casual sandal with a stylish profile. Like all Mobils by Mephisto comfort footwear, it features all-over cushioning between the lining and the upper to pillow the feet, along with soft-air technology in the midsole to minimize shock.

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June 2016

Gem Caballo from Vionic

Vionic introduces a new silhouette. The Gem Caballo flat for women features a pointed toe with an envelope vamp detail, along with a removable footbed and stylish uppers made of suede, snake-printed leather, or haircalf.

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June 2016

Drew Tuscany

The Tuscany athleisure shoe for women offers a new, sparkling look from Drew. Tuscany shoes are walking shoes with added depth that can accommodate prescribed foot orthoses.

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June 2016

On Cloudster

The Cloudster, from Swiss footwear company On, features a very stiff flex and a slightly rockered speedboard, which keep the foot in a natural position while minimizing the loaded flex on the foot. A four-way adaptive-fit stretch material across the toe box allows for a natural toe splay.

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