Archive for August, 2012

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Aug 19-26

Save Up To $50 on all shoes and clogs during the Happy Feet Plus Back to School Sale. Hundreds of items from many brands are on sale in any of our nine retail locations.

Experience comfort, support and style in shoes and clogs from major brands such as Taos, Brooks and Finn Comfort – and save money too!

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Also make sure you take the opportunity to try on a pair of the Kenkoh Massage Sandals. The Kenkoh Sandals stimulate and support your feet to provide a great feeling with every step.

Does the Ball of Your Foot Hurt?

If you’re suffering from Metatarsalgia (Ball of Foot Pain) and want to gain pain relief, look for shoes with good metatarsal support. Before going on it might be good to first understand a little more about metatarsal pain. Typically, if you have pain in the ball of your foot you’re suffering from Metatarsalgia. Usually the pain is caused from inflammation. To relieve the pain you need to address the cause of the inflammation. (For an in-depth explanation of Metatarsalgia, Click Here.)

Metatarsal Arch on Birkenstock Footbed

The first thought most people have is to get insoles with extra soft padding. Unfortunately this approach does not address the structural issues that cause the pain. The more correct approach is to make sure your insole (or footbed) has good metatarsal support. This may seem, or feel, like the wrong approach.

A footbed with good metatarsal support will at first feel like there is a golf ball under the ball of your foot. The actual size of the arch support is not huge (see images of Birkenstock footbed) but the impact is great. It will take a while for your feet to adapt and for the arches to regain its proper positioning. As the arches get back to where they need to be, the inflammation and the pain will subside.

Relieving metatarsal pain is not a part-time task. You have to make sure your metatarsal arch is supported all of the time. Going barefoot or wearing footwear without support will extend your recovery period.

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Aug 5-12

Save $10 – $30 – $50 on a wide selection of our best sandals during the Happy Feet Plus mid-summer Sandal Sale. Hundreds of items from many brands are on sale in any of our nine retail locations.

Experience comfort, support and style in sandals from major brands such as Birkenstock, Mephisto and Aetrex – and save money too!

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Also make sure you take the opportunity to try on a pair of the Kenkoh Massage Sandals. The Kenkoh Sandals stimulate and support your feet to provide a great feeling with every step.