Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Healthy Feet

Feb 6th, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Find a Valentine’s Day gift that inspires better health or show your own feet some love. We have plenty of unique Valentine’s Day gifts to choose from including non-toxic, enriched nail polishes from Dr.’s Remedy, daniPro and Priti NYC. Give them comfortable socks and slippers to cozy up to or Pedi Couture Spa Sandals for perfect pedicures while improving alignment.

Not sure what to give? HealthyFeetStore.com gift certificates let them choose what they want while showing that you care. Treat your Valentine to foot health and comfort this Valentine’s Day. Receive free shipping* on orders of $40 or more when you enter coupon code feb40 at checkout.

*Free shipping applies to domestic ground shipping orders within the Continental U.S. only.

 

Groundhog Day Sale 2014 at HealthyFeetStore.com

Jan 31st, 2014 by John Almodovar | Be The First To Comment

Groundhog Day Sale 2014Our groundhog sees a sale, not a shadow.  To help celebrate Groundhog Day, HealthyFeetStore.com is offering $20 off plus free shipping* on orders over $120.

Hurry!  This special offer ends at midnight February 2, 2014.  Just enter coupon** code groundhog2014 at checkout.

*Free shipping applies to domestic ground shipping orders within the Continental U.S. only. **Coupons (except free shipping coupons) exclude Orthaheel, Alegria, Naot and p.w. minor footwear.

How to Buy Comfortable Heels

Jan 27th, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

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Cheap and trendy heels that you find in the mall might look like a good idea at the time, but they’re sure to hurt your feet later. Heels don’t have to be uncomfortable. If you invest in a proper fitting dress shoe that is designed with cushion and support, your footwear will look good and feel good too.

It’s common to buy heels that are uncomfortable, mostly because there are so many heels out there that don’t support feet that it’s easy to get stuck with the wrong pair. A friend of mine who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area had trouble finding comfortable heels to wear to work. Every morning she walked 20 minutes to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) in heels that hurt her feet so she could look professional walking into the office. After a couple of weeks of sore feet, she started wearing athletic shoes on her walk and quickly changed into her work shoes on the rail before arriving at the office in Oakland. Half the time she is able to make the switch, other times she would try to slip into the office and swap out her athletic shoes for work shoes before coworkers noticed.

If this switch-a-roo sounds familiar, it’s time to discover comfortable fashion footwear so you can arrive calm, cool, and collected, and stay comfortable in heels throughout the work day.

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Find heels with the right fit:

88% of women are walking around in the wrong shoe size! Feet change over time so it’s important to measure feet regularly for size (toe-to-heel) and width (left to right). Watch this video on how to measure feet. Many heels are available in half sizes and wide widths, so you don’t have to settle on a pair of heels that aren’t your size. Aetrex, SoftWalk, Naot and Ziera are just a few brands that offer hard-to-find dress shoe sizes and widths. Also look for heels that have an adjustable strap to customize the fit.

How to buy heels that you can walk in:

Back to my friend in the Bay Area, she couldn’t wear her heels walking to the BART station because she couldn’t walk comfortably in them. Many heels are unstable, which cause wobbling and shaky footing. A few features to look for when shopping for footwear with heel height are a metal shank, arch support, hallux support, a deep heel cup and shock absorption. These features will help improve stability, keep your foot comfortably in place, and prevent foot fatigue.

Visit our comfortable heels board on Pinterest for some inspiration

Comfortable Heels on Pinterest

Enjoy Foot Comfort in 2014 – $15 Off Orders of $100 or More + Free Shipping

Jan 24th, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

Uncomfortable Shoes are so 2013

Don’t be caught wearing the worst footwear trend of 2013; uncomfortable shoes! Right now save on stylish footwear that cushions and supports feet – shop HealthyFeetStore.com and save $15 on orders of $100 or more* when you enter coupon code comfort2014 at checkout + free shipping.**

If your New Year’s resolutions include improving health or being more active; comfortable, supportive footwear makes a big difference and is an investment in foot health.

Comfortable shoes aren’t limited to walking shoes. We carry stylish orthopedic dress shoes, sandals, and slippers too. Find footwear in narrow and wide sizes, and slip-resistant outsoles for work.

Show now and save $15 on orders of $100 or more with coupon comfort2014 and receive free shipping.** Don’t wait, offer ends Sunday January 26, 2014 at midnight PST.

*Coupons (except free shipping coupons) exclude Orthaheel, Alegria, Naot and p.w. minor footwear.
**Free shipping applies to domestic ground shipping orders within the Contiguous U.S. only, see website for details.

VIDEO: How To Measure Your Feet At Home

Jan 23rd, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

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Measuring your feet is important for your foot health because feet continue growing and changing in size and width as you age. In fact, people over 40 tend to increase 1/2 a shoe size every 10 years. If this isn’t reason enough to measure your feet, 88% of women are wearing the wrong shoe size causing bunions and other foot conditions. Know your shoe size and width and wear footwear that fits properly. Watch the short video we made on how to quickly and easily measure feet at home.

Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Tide II Women’s Sandals

Jan 17th, 2014 by John Almodovar | Be The First To Comment

Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Tide II Women's Flip Flops

Vionic with Orthaheel Technology has introduced a new version of its best selling flip flop sandal, the Tide II.  Just like the original Tide, the Tide II incorporates all of the same innovating features you’ve come to love -  the only difference, it has a new tread pattern and upper strap.  It’s still podiatrist and biomechanically designed to minimize overpronation, heel pain, arch pain, back pain, and discomfort from plantar fasciitis.  Its footbed is anatomically shaped and provides exceptional arch support and heel stabilization to improve posture, balance, and overall body alignment so that you’ll experience less foot fatigue and more comfort in each step.  Plus, all of these features has granted the Tide II the APMA Seal of Acceptance.

Besides its healthy features, the Tide II is also stylish and offered in a variety of colors from fuchsia to metallic pewter – colors to compliment any pedicure!

Start gearing up for the upcoming spring/summer season with a new pair of Tide II sandals by Vionic with Orthaheel Technology.  You can find them at HealthyFeetStore.com.

Still Standing at Work in 2014

Jan 13th, 2014 by John Almodovar | 1 Comment So Far

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Don’t sit for too long in 2014.  In fact, do what the HealthyFeetStore.com staff is doing – stand at work and be more active in the office.

My standing quest started more than three years ago after I noticed numbness in my lower limbs and the lack of energy I felt throughout the day, plus, I was overweight and out of shape.  I knew that I needed to make a change in my life, which included my diet, exercise routine, and the time I spent at work since I was spending 8+ hours a day sitting in an office environment. After doing extensive research about the negative effects a sedentary lifestyle could cause, primarily because of sitting, I decided to make a change for the better by getting rid of my office chair and setting up a standing workstation.

It worked!  I lost over 70 pounds since I made the decision to change my lifestyle, which included standing at work.  I truly believe that by eating healthy, exercising, and sitting less, you can achieve positive health goals.  I’m also proud to say that because of my standing workstation, my fellow co-workers have also made the change and are now standing at work and feeling the positive effects.

Melissa Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

I have been using my standing work station for about 6 months and the first and most significant change is that I no longer have lower back pain. The second change is that because I am moving more, I rarely feel cold during the day. Overall I am very happy with a standing workstation and will never go back to a regular sitting work station.

- Melissa, VP/Co-Owner

 

 

Rich Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

I read some articles on standing work stations before I tried it. No problems. I stand on a well-cushioned industrial mat and try to wear compression socks. I don’t have the best posture so standing has made me more conscious and forces me to stand straighter.  With the screen raised higher I got a chair that is also higher.  It’s great for an occasional break but not that comfortable so I want to sit in it for long periods of time like a regular, cushioned office chair.

- Rich, CEO/Co-Owner

 

Isha Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

 

I decided to try standing because my back was constantly hurting after sitting in the office 8 hours a day. The first week of working at my standing workstation my legs got tired easily and it was a bit of an adjustment. But now I feel great, and the best part is my back no longer hurts at the end of each work-day!

- Isha, Customer Service Manager

 

 

Chris Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

 

Before I had my standing desk, I had been experiencing lower back pain from spending so much time sitting. Almost the first day that I had the standing desk, I stopped experiencing it and haven’t ever since.

- Chris, Bookkeeper

 

 

 

Jilna Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

I really do enjoy standing (when I do actually stand)! I’ve noticed that I don’t have leg pain anymore, which I think was caused from sitting for long periods of time. When I wear my Brooks athletic shoes and my Fox River graduated compression socks, I can stand all day, with no complaints. Overall, my standing workstation experience has been AWESOME thus far!

- Jilna, Vendor Liaison

 

 

I highly recommend standing at work more often than sitting.  Remember, you can always try it and get a taller chair for occasional breaks.  Make sure you do some research and consult with a healthcare professional to see if it’s the right thing for you.  You can start by reading The Art of Standing, by Jenna Goldberg.

After Christmas Sale – Up to 60% Off Clearance

Jan 10th, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

After-Christmas-SaleTake an extra 10% off sale and clearance items at HealthyFeetStore.com during our After Christmas Sale when you enter coupon code extra10off at checkout* plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more**

We’re making room for spring footwear so these clearance items need to go! Grab your favorites before they’re gone! Up to 60% off orthopedic slippers, sandals, clogs and athletic shoes. Save big on some of our top brands including Brooks, Cloud Nine, Aetrex, SoftWalk and Acorn.

Don’t wait, quantities are limited! Enter promo code extra10off at checkout* to receive offer and orders of $50 or more ship for free.** Offer expires January 16, 2014 at midnight PST.

Don’t wait! Shop Sale & Clearance

*Coupons (except free shipping coupons) exclude Orthaheel, Alegria, Naot and p.w. minor footwear.

**Free shipping applies to domestic ground shipping orders within the Contiguous U.S. only, see website for details.

New Year’s Resolution Trivia

Jan 4th, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

Happy-New-Year-2014Around 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but how many actually stick with them, and for how long? In lieu of National Trivia Day (this past Saturday) take this short quiz on New Year’s resolutions and traditions and test your knowledge!

 

A. The top New Year’s Resolution of 2014 is:

  1. Make more money
  2. Quit smoking
  3. Lose weight
  4. Spend more time with family

B. Percentage of people who successfully achieve their New Year’s Resolution:

  1. 8%
  2. 25%
  3. 32%
  4. 48%

C. Based on statistics, which age group is most likely to achieve their set New Year’s Resolution?

  1. Preteens & teenagers
  2. People in their 20’s
  3. Ages 35-50
  4. People age 50+

D. What percentage of people kept their New Year’s Resolution after six months?

  1. 11%
  2. 31%
  3. 46%
  4. 62%

E. The Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball first began because…

  1. New York City wanted to host a bigger celebration than London
  2. To set New York City time as the true beginning to the New Year
  3. New York City installed a ban on fireworks
  4. To make New Year’s more family-friendly

F. In Italy people wear this item as a symbol of good luck for the upcoming year:

  1. Red underwear
  2. A gold necklace
  3. New socks
  4. Green ribbon

 

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Check your answers, how’d you do? Comment below!

Answers:
A. 3

B. 1

C. 2

D. 3

E. 3

F. 1

 

 

 

 

Answers: 1.

New Year, New You: Save 10% on Athletic Shoes + Free Shipping Over $50

Jan 3rd, 2014 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

New Year, New You

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The most popular New Year’s resolution in the U.S. this year is to lose weight. If this is at the top of your resolution list, or you’re simply aiming to be more active in 2014 find the athletic shoes that will help get you started.

Shop athletic shoes for the whole family at 10% off using coupon code newyou. We carry walking and running shoes for women, men and kids from top brands including Brooks, New Balance, Spira and Aetrex.

Enter coupon code newyou at checkout to receive 10% off athletic shoes* at HealthyFeetStore.com and free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Don’t wait! Offer expires January 5,2014 at midnight PST.

*Coupons (except free shipping coupons) exclude Orthaheel, Alegria, Naot and p.w. minor footwear.
**Free shipping applies to domestic ground shipping orders within the Contiguous U.S. only, see website for details.