Featured / April 16, 2014
If you like to run, foot care should be at the top of your health priority list. Your feet are your equipment for this sport, after all!
The top three most common running injuries that affections millions of Americans every day are Achilles tendinitis, shin splints and runner’s knee. These common running injuries can put a [...]
If you are looking for the best shoes for hiking then look no further. KURU’s best hiking shoes are here with all the support, protection and comfort that you need.
Having the best hiking shoes can make you feel like you are on top of the world.
The best hiking shoes should be lightweight, because every pound [...]
If you are setting out on a hiking adventure, you already know the two key ingredients to a good hike...safety and comfort. When it comes to the safety and comfort of your feet, here are some tips to get the most out of your hiking shoes, and adventure.
Hiking Shoes Tip #1: Invest in good quality [...]
A perfect fall getaway does not have to include all the hassle and stress of a traditional vacation! Many great adventures are waiting for you just around your own town. With a pair of great travel shoes and a sense of curiosity, you are well on your way to a mini vacation within the comfort [...]
If you are looking at all the bright autumn colors and thinking to yourself that trail running in this gorgeous weather might be a good idea, you are right. Here are some great tips for trail running, whether you are new to the sport, or a seasoned pro.
Trail Running Tips
1. Take Your Time
The first time [...]
Cross country running is different from your average jog around the track in several ways, and one of those differences is in the equipment that you need. Cross country running is usually done outside over a 4-12 kilometer (or 2.5 - 7.5 mile) distance, and the terrain can vary from nice and smooth to lumpy [...]
If you are one who suffers from a knee running injury, have you ever thought of what the cause may be? Studies have shown a possible link between a knee running injury and the type of shoes you wear.
Studies have found that running shoes can increase stress on the joints of the leg, some leading [...]
While you may not spend too much time actively thinking about your plantar fasciia, it is a very important body part and deserves some extra care. Your plantar fasciia is a thick stretch of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of your foot, and it helps you lift your foot as you walk [...]
Clean, healthy eating can help you reach your weight loss goals just as much as putting in the hours at the gym. If you have extra pounds you would like to get rid of, we have uncovered four healthy eating tips that can help you reach your goals.
Healthy eating tip #1. Portion sizes.
Keep an eye [...]
Fall is in full swing, and it is a fabulous time to enjoy the last of the sunshine before winter makes its appearance. There is no better time of the year to grab a pair of comfortable hiking shoes and spend some time in the mountains and on the trails.
The best outdoor shoes should protect [...]
What is heel pain? Do you know what it may be telling you and what causes it? Heel pain is a very common foot problem. Out of the 26 different bones in each of your feet, the heel bone is the largest and designed to support the weight of the whole body. Studies show that [...]
Hiking is a fun and enjoyable way to get some great exercise while exploring many of natures beauties. Unfortunately, if you do not have the right attire on your feet, you could suffer many consequences AND not be able to enjoy your outdoor time nearly as much. Here are some ways lightweight hiking shoes can [...]
No one likes having to suffer through foot pain. And you should not have to! No matter what the cause, cures for foot pain can be simple and basic, and leave your feet feeling soothed and relaxed.
Most people spend the majority of their waking hours on their feet, and that can lead to different types [...]
Athletic footwear is generally designed with sports, exercise, and physical activity in mind. However, not all athletic footwear is the same, or even good for you! Choosing the right athletic footwear means evaluating yourself and your specific needs, so that you pick the right shoes for you! Here are some tips to help you choose [...]
What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is located on the back of your heel and connects your calf muscles to your heel. Your calf muscles flex or contract to lift your heel. This is what creates the basic foot action that you use day in and day out to walk and run.
The Achilles tendon [...]
Your feet have shoes to fill each and every day of your life, in more ways than one. Because of the huge role they play in your life, comfortable footwear should never be left behind. There are many consequences that come from not properly providing your feet with comfortable footwear. Here are a few examples.
What are shin splints? Everyone has felt them. Still, they are somewhat of a mystery. Maybe we can clear up some of your questions with these five Q&A’s.
Q: What Are Shin Splints?
A: The simple answer to the question, what are shin splints, is that it is the inflammation of the front part of the tibia [...]
If you suffer from bone spurs, you are not alone! Bone spurs are fairly common foot conditions, affecting nearly one million Americans. Although bone spurs can develop on almost any bone in the body, heel spurs are by far the most common.
Because of the weight of your whole body landing on your heels as you [...]
Hitting an amusement park or venturing down a street of shops? No matter what you are choosing to venture out and do, casual sneakers can be a fun way to spice you up, while keeping you cool. Let’s face it, we all like to make a fashion statement at some point in life, right?
4 Things [...]
When dealing with orthotics,there are few rules of thumb to keep in mind.
Orthotics Tip #1.
The first tip when it comes to orthotics or shoe inserts is to make sure you truly need them at all. One podiatrist says the only reason to wear orthotics is if you are suffering from pain, injury, or have an [...]
Holding down a good job can be very tiresome, especially if you are on your feet for long periods of time. Often times, even your most comfortable sneaker can let you down if they do not properly support your feet. Putting a lot of stress on your feet can lead to a lot of stress [...]
Sneakers, tennis shoes, gym shoes, whatever you call them, have you ever wondered where they get their nicknames? As funny as it may sound, tennis shoes were not just made to play tennis in just as sneakers were not just made for sneaking around. But back when athletic or casual shoes were invented, it seemed [...]
What is the importance of the plantar fascia?
Your feet are one of the most important and most complex structures of the body. While pantar is the medical term for foot, fascia means band. When you put the two words together, you get the main tissue band that connects your heel to the ball of your [...]
For many men, walking is not exactly a “guy thing,” but when it comes to better health, walking is a great source of exercise for anyone. Not only that, with a proper pair of mens walking shoes on your feet, walking can also be one of the cheapest and most convenient forms of exercise. The [...]
Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, traveling….summer is one of the most fun times of year for enjoying numerous outdoor activities. Unfortunately for some, foot problems can get in the way of enjoying your active lifestyle and make summer a real drag. There are many foot problems that can keep almost anyone on the sidelines, but here [...]
The human foot is one of the most amazing parts of the body. Accounting for 25% of your body’s bones, the foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 120 muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It sounds pretty complex, doesn’t it?
We know that shoes have been around a long time. The oldest existing shoe [...]
No matter the reason your feet are sore, there are exercises for sore feet that can help ease your pain and help you continue doing the things you love.
Exercises for Sore Feet: Heel Pain
There are many reasons you may need to do exercises for sore feet. When you have pain in heel, it can be [...]
The sun is out and the temperatures are soaring. What better time than the present to slip into your best travel footwear and hit the road, air, or even a nearby trail. Stylish or not, when it comes to caring for your feet, comfort should always come before fashion. Here are some ways you could [...]
What are the best running shoes for you? Running comes with many great benefits, and is incredibly effective at making you healthier in a number of ways, but if you have the wrong kind of shoes for the sport, you could run into problems.
What kind of runner are you? When choosing what are the best [...]
Are you feeling run down and tired? Is the heat to blame? Many people tend to blame their lack of motivation on the weather, when in fact, lack of motivation comes from lack of physical activity.
There are many great benefits that come from walking everyday regardless of the weather. Slip into your best support walking [...]
Everyone has diet tips that worked like a miracle for them. Unfortunately, some of those diet tips can send your body whirling into an abyss of unhealthiness that may lead to no return. Here are some of the worst diet tips we have ever heard.
#1: Fat is Bad!
This is only partially true. Certain fats that [...]
For many men and women, making a statement to the world is a normal part of your everyday life. For others, its pain that is not worth taking the risk for.
When it comes to many different fashion shoes, are you aware of the damage you are doing to your body? Here are a few of [...]
Many athletes are known to use shoe inserts or arch support inserts as an attempt to prevent injuries. Turns out, many of the shoe inserts you purchase from stores have little effect on the actual movement of the skeletal part of the body during activities, but can greatly impact the muscles and joints. So the [...]
A pair of good walking shoes should be a staple in every wardrobe! Walking is great exercise not just for your body, but walking can also help you clear your mind and sharpen your focus. Walking can be a lovely evening activity with your special someone, your kids, your dog, or even if you just [...]
We all know the equation for losing weight: eat well and exercise. Exercising regularly has many benefits aside from weight loss, though! Regular exercise benefits your heart and cardiovascular system, tones muscles and sheds fat. But we have discovered four surprising exercise benefits that you may not have considered!
Exercise benefits #1. Improved mood and stress [...]
You may not think about your feet that often, but in return, your feet think about you all the time! In fact, your feet have a very tiring job to do every day of your life.
Whether you are walking running, or standing, your feet take on a lot of impact and stress in order to [...]
Warm up exercises tend to add a good chunk of time to your workout. When you are pressed for time, this can be a little bit annoying. However, warm up exercises can help your body a lot more than you might think. Here is how.
1. Warm Up Exercises Warm You Up
Literally. It is right there [...]
Our toes are little things, but they mean a whole lot to our health. You might not really think about it, but toes play an important role in our ability to walk. Toe pain can keep you off your feet and make it difficult to be active. These five toe pain causes can easily be [...]
Walking, running, hiking, or hitting the gym, fitness shoes are a must in order to protect your feet from injury. Choosing the wrong fitness shoes can affect the way you feel and keep you on the sidelines nursing aches and pains rather than keeping your active lifestyle going. Do you know how to pick the [...]
KURU shoes have summer written all over them. From hiking, to the beach, to a quaint little farmer’s market and pretty much anywhere in the world, KURU shoes give you everything you need to stay healthy from the ground up. If you are looking for some fun summer activities, look no further. KURU shoes have [...]
What kind of lifestyle do you live? Your heart, your brain, and your entire body can enjoy the many benefits of exercise, but are you aware of some things that can do more harm than good to the body, even if you are enjoying the benefits of exercise?
It is very easy to fall into a [...]
Foot care at it’s most basic applies to everyone. Your feet are the very foundation of your whole body and it is important to have proper foot care. These ten fun facts about feet can really motivate you to rethink the way you care for your feet.
You Know What They Say About A Man’s Shoe [...]
If you are a student, or even if you just want to keep your brain sharp, this list of healthy eating habits that will boost your brainpower is for you.
4 Healthy Eating Habits for Your Brain
Eat Fruit, First Thing
The first thing you eat each morning should be a fruit. Fruits are high in fiber and [...]
Preventing Sweaty Feet This Summer
There are a lot of great things about summer: vacations, sun, sports, and excessive amounts of ice cream. But there are a few troubles that come around every summer that we dread dealing with every year. One of these is stinky, sweaty feet.
Out in the sun, trapped in confining shoes, and [...]
Soda pop, potato chips and sugary gas station treats seem to come with the road trip territory. While it is okay to splurge a little, you are still going to need to do some travel exercises to keep things in check.
Travel Exercise 1: Exercise Your Core
Whether you are in the driver’s seat or the passenger [...]
First of all, what in the world is the plantar fascia? The plantar fascia is a tissue that stretches along the bottom of your foot. It is like a piece of elastic that stretches as you walk or move. As with any other part of your body, if it is stretched beyond its normal range [...]
For most people, happiness is a choice. However, it can be difficult to get yourself out of a slump when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Follow our list of happiness hacks to give your mood a good workout and put a smile on your face.
Give Your Mood A Good Workout
Pain in the arch of foot can literally be a pain in the foot. If you are tired of sitting on the sidelines, knowing the causes of pain in arch of foot can help you know how to stop it.
4 Hidden Causes of Pain in Arch of Foot
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation and swelling [...]
As humans, food we use food to manage our moods. This can be unhealthy, or it can be used with your diet tips to make us even more happy. Here’s how.
5 Diet Tips for Happiness
1. Celebrate Seratonin- Serotonin helps regulate sleep, your appetite, and boosts your mood, so it stands to reason that this is [...]
Running with a wide forefoot can cause ball of foot pain, deformation and numbness to the toes. If you have a wide forefoot, finding shoes that allow your feet enough wiggle room and blood circulation is paramount. Just in case you are having a hard time finding appropriate shoes, the way you lace the ones [...]