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March 2016

revere Comfort Sandals

Sandals from revere Comfort Shoes, designed and developed in Australia, are now available in the US market. Designed in collaboration with foot health experts, all revere sandals have removable polyurethane footbeds, extra depth to accommodate custom foot orthoses, and a cushioned heel. Continue reading

March 2016

Apex Spring Collection

Apex introduces its Spring Collection, designed to offer consummate style, superior comfort, and expert construction. Each pair is crafted with high-quality materials and engineered for agility and durability. The new collection includes a hiking boot version of the Ariya for men in… Continue reading

March 2016

Vionic Contoured Sandals

Vionic’s contoured sandals, according to a recent peer-reviewed study, are comparable in effectiveness to the company’s prefabricated foot orthoses for the short-term treatment of heel pain. The same study also found that Vionic contoured sandals offer more effective relief of heel pain than… Continue reading

March 2016

Samuel Hubbard Shoes

Lightweight, comfortable, and crafted from high-quality leathers and materials from around the world, Samuel Hubbard shoes are designed for people who move, walk, work, live, and play. The generous design and toe box, silky glove leather lining, and easily removable memory foam insole make… Continue reading

March 2016

Salco 6 Slingback Sandal

Ideal for pairing with breezy summer dress­es, the new Salco 6 slingback sandal for women has woven its way into Arcopédico’s cork sole collection. The new Salco 6 san­dal features multitone inter­lacing soft nylon knit straps across the vamp along with heel and ankle straps for a secure, comfortable hold. Continue reading

March 2016

Pilgrim Shoes P3020

This spring Pilgrim Shoes introduces style P3020, a new addition to the company’s men’s and women’s Areni One collections. These shoes come with our signature stretchable leather uppers, combining the aesthetic appeal and durability of leather with the ability to accommodate forefoot deformities. Continue reading

March 2016

Ped-Lite Oliver

The Oliver, new from Ped-Lite, offers the benefits of a therapeutic shoe without sacrificing the appearance of a traditional boat shoe. Customers will initially notice the Oliver’s all-leather upper with wrap-around lacing that is typical of a classic boat shoe Continue reading

March 2016

Mephisto Maryse Sandal

The Maryse sandal for women, from the Mobils by Mephisto line of comfort footwear, is a slingback wedge sandal with a polyurethane outsole, velvety leather upper, and three adjustable Velcro straps. Continue reading

March 2016

Anodyne Sport Collection

Averaging around 7 oz per shoe (less than half a pound), “light is right” when it comes to Anodyne’s sport collection. With 16 different combinations of styles and colors for men and women, the sport collection has something for everyone. Continue reading

March 2016

Segmental forefoot kinematics could influence risk of ulceration

Diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy are associated with altered movement in individual metatarsal segments that is not always consistent with movement of the forefoot as a whole, according to research from Chicago that may have implications for foot ulcer prevention.

By Katie Bell Continue reading

March 2016

Foot Dynamics: A clinical approach to quality shoes for an active community

Too often when a person has issues with their feet, they are treated for their symptoms rather than the underlying problem, said Jeffrey Jacobs, BOCPed.

By Kristine Thomas | Photos by Nancy Bateman Continue reading

March 2016

Delmar Bootery: After 78 years and three generations, it’s still all about the fit and the fix

Chances are, if asked to describe a shoe repair shop, you probably wouldn’t use the words “pretty” or “refined.” But Gail Sundling, owner of the Delmar Bootery, might convince you other­wise.

By Catherine M. Koetters

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March 2016

Smart insoles: Assessing their clinical potential

Athletes have been quick to embrace smart insoles and the biomechanical data generated by the devices’ embedded sensors. But experts believe smart insoles may also have potential clinical applications for patients with foot health problems, such as diabetic neuropathy.

By Shalmali Pal Continue reading

March 2016

The importance of obesity in foot pain management

Increasing numbers of studies suggest that a high body mass index can significantly affect foot structure and function, increasing the risk of painful conditions. But questions remain as to how foot health specialists can best address foot pain in their obese and overweight patients.

By Barbara Boughton Continue reading

March 2016

Coral Mag Fizz Supplement

Coral Mag Fizz is a beverage enhancer designed to boost the body’s ability to perform and recover by utilizing magnesium and potassium, an essential mineral duo reported to help relieve muscle cramps by improving muscle and nerve function and regulating the body’s water balance. Continue reading

March 2016

Exercise Plan Software

PhysioTools software makes creating exercise programs quick and easy. Select exercises, customize the text, and then email or print the resulting handout. The new app can be used to send exercise plans to a smartphone or tablet. Each exercise includes clearly written instructions, color photographs and… Continue reading

March 2016

Mephisto Maryse Sandal

New to the Mobils by Mephisto line of comfort footwear is the Maryse sandal for women, a slingback wedge sandal with a polyurethane outsole, nubuck upper, and three adjustable Velcro straps. A key feature of all Mobils footwear is the all-over soft padding—cushioning between the lining and the soft leather upper that… Continue reading

March 2016

College Park Sidekicks

Introducing College Park’s Sidekicks, the first multi-axial stubbie feet for foreshortened prostheses. Used in pairs, the feet encourage muscle activity to assist bilateral transfemoral amputees with rehabilitation, especially when the goal is a transition to microprocessor knees. Continue reading

March 2016

Reformulated Relief Cream

Relief topical analgesic from Corganics has a new and improved formulation, with more menthol than in the original (3% vs 2.5%) for increased effectiveness and an improved preservative system designed to ensure a three-year shelf life. The analgesic cream features a synergistic blend of essential oils… Continue reading

March 2016

Strap Pilates Book, 2nd Ed

A second edition of Stretch Out Strap Pilates Essentials has been published by OPTP and certified Stott Pilates instructor Angela Kneale. The book shows participants how to enhance Pilates movements by effectively using the Stretch Out Strap, a tool that features multiple loops for deep, personalized self-stretching. Continue reading

March 2016

Rebound Dual Knee Brace

Össur has launched the Rebound Dual, a malleable, comfortable knee brace for people with ligament issues, including ligament instabilities, and knee osteoarthritis. The Rebound Dual brace is suitable for people who participate in low-to-high impact activities, including sliding sports. Continue reading

March 2016

Sharp Shape Scanning Package

The newest addition to the AOMS (Automated Orthotic Manufacturing System) family of products from Sharp Shape is the TOT (Transformation of Technology) package, designed to lower practitioner scanner costs. Continue reading

March 2016

Nomad Lite Outdoor Shoe

In response to customer demand, Spenco is unveiling a lightweight performance version of its Nomad Moc, the company’s most rugged outdoor shoe. Offered in an expanded color palette, the Nomad Lite features a combination of water-resistant fabric and lightweight, water-resistant nu­buck leather, soft shell fabric and… Continue reading

March 2016

Compression Hose In Larger Sizes

Based on requests from patients and physicians, Sigvaris has introduced six new calf-length sizes and two new thigh-high sizes to its Select Comfort line of compression hosiery to accommodate patients with larger legs (calf circumferences up to 24 inches, and thigh circumferences up to 32 inches). Continue reading

March 2016

SuperFlex Ankle Foot Orthosis

New York OMC introduces SuperFlex, a new flexible, molded, integrated ankle foot orthosis designed to promote dynamic biomechanical function. Continue reading