Price: $110Weight: 11.1 oz (M), 7.3 oz (W)Type: TrailThe right shoe for: Trail runners who love rough, rocky terrainBUY WOMEN'S BUY MEN'S MORE IMAGESThe Superior trail shoe has a lot going for it, but two features stand out: its foot-shaped toe box that makes it exceptionally comfortable, and an aggressive sole that can handle a wide range of rugged conditions. Our wear-test crew put it through a beating on the rocks in Pennsylvania and found that it excelled on tough trails. “They have been awesome in ascending hilly trails,” one reported. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Altra, which was recently sold to the owners of The North Face, was founded on two principles: that keeping the heel and forefoot the same height off the ground (also known as “zero drop”) to return a runner’s foot to its barefoot position, and that building a shoe with a wide foot-shaped toe box, would alleviate foot problems like bunions. Some runners need to ease into Altras … [Read more...] about The Altra Superior 3.5 Is a Trail Shoe That Can Take a Beating
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NORFOLKJeremy Goodwin pulled his shoes off to reveal patterned socks that looked like they came out of a comic book. Standing next to a pub table in the back of O’Connor Brewing Company on Thursday evening, his girlfriend, Abrielle Vanecko, walked over to him with a pair of high heels.It was time to put them on, she said, before helping Goodwin – a Navy sailor assigned to the USS George Washington – slide his feet into the size 15 multi-colored pumps.After walking around a for a minute and posing for pictures, Goodwin said he couldn’t understand how women wear the style of shoe.“They’re awful and they hurt the bottom of my feet,” Goodwin said. “But hey, I guess they make your calves look nice.But it’s for a good cause, so it’s worth the pain.Dozens gathered near the stage of the Norfolk brewery to promote an upcoming event hosted by the YWCA where members and mascots of the Tides baseball team walk MacArthur Field wearing … [Read more...] about At YWCA fundraiser, Norfolk Tides mascots and men swap their shoes for high heels
Credit: iStock.com/Suze777 Rough, dry, or hard skin on feet can be unpleasant for both tactile and visual senses. This coarse surface is likely due to dehydration and accumulated layers of dead skin on feet. A soft, well-moisturized foot is a sign of overall good health, and fortunately for you, there are various tips on how to get rid of dead skin on feet. It is very important to take good care of your feet before the dead skin leads to other problems like itching, pain, cracks, and an unpleasant burning sensation. We will examine the common symptoms and infections, disorders, and other environmental causes of dead skin on feet. We’ll also look at how to remove dead skin or soften and exfoliate feet skin, and how to get rid of hard skin on feet quick with many natural home remedies and recipes. Why Do I Have a Lot of Dead Skin on My Feet? What causes dead skin buildup on feet? Peeling skin on the feet or between your toes is often nothing to worry about. After all, … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Dead Skin on Feet
Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a person can alleviate soreness, and improve overall health and flexibility. Regularly exercising and stretching the feet and ankles can help to ensure that muscles are providing the best support. These exercises may also increase the range of motion in the feet, keeping a person active for as long as possible. Most foot exercises are simple and require no complicated equipment. They can be done at home or in the gym as part of a regular exercise routine. The following exercises have been developed to improve flexibility and mobility in the feet. 1. Toe raise, point, and curl This exercise has three stages and will help to strengthen all parts of the feet and toes. To do this exercise: Sit up straight in a chair, with the feet flat on the floor. Keeping the toes on the floor, raise the heels. Stop when only the balls of the feet remain on the ground. Hold this position for 5 seconds before lowering … [Read more...] about What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?
Sinking your bare feet into warm, sun-kissed sand can be a stress buster, but for one Canadian couple, going without shoes on a recent beach vacation turned out to be disastrous.Katie Stephens, of Windsor, Ontario, posted a note and cringeworthy photos on her Facebook page after she and her boyfriend returned from a Dominican Republic resort trip with a hookworm infection.“Please be careful when in the sand and wear shoes! My boyfriend and I recently got back from Punta Cana to discover that we both have larva migrans,” Stephens warned in her post.Here are a few more details about the condition they brought home from their beach trip, plus four more disgusting — and in some cases, life-threatening — ailments that can happen when you go shoeless. … [Read more...] about 4 Gross Things That Can Happen When You Go Barefoot