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If you live in the Tampa Bay, Florida area now would be a great time to visit one of the nine Happy Feet Plus retail locations. Not only are we continuing the $10 off sale on the Kenkoh Massage Sandals, but we’re taking $20 off three popular Birkenstock sandals.
The Birkenstock Florida sandals for women in Khaki Birkibuc and Blue Birko-Flor are now only $59.99. Also the Birkenstock Arizona Mink Suede sandal in men’s and women’s sizes is now $99.99. All three feature the famous Birkenstock cork and latex classic footbed.
Both the Kenkoh sandals and all of the Birkenstock family of footwear are ideal for preventing or addressing a variety of foot issues. One of the most frequent foot ailments is Plantar Fasciitis. Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis is long process which begins with insuring that the medial arch is properly supported at all times.
Plantar Fasciitis pain is often most acute the first thing in the morning. Slipping on a pair of Kenkoh sandals as you get out of bed will support the arches of the feet. At the same time the massaging nubs will stimulate nerve endings and accelerate the flow of blood throughout the feet. Both will reduce the discomfort and allow the healing process to continue.
You cannot ignore your feet the rest of the day either. It’s equally important to provide good support all day long. Wearing footwear with good arch support like that found in Birkenstock footwear and other brands found at Happy Feet Plus will help you recover from the pain of Plantar Fasciitis.
Providing “Footwear for Healthier Feet” is a core value here at Happy Feet Plus. Ever since our founding in 1985 we have focused on the sale of footwear that are good for your feet, as well as for your whole body.
Over the years we have sought out brands that strengthen, support and even revitalize your feet. A couple of brands have been mainstays within our stores over the years. Birkenstock and Finn Comfort are both German-made products that feature cork-latex footbeds for exceptional support and comfort.
Perhaps the epitome of our belief in healthy footwear is the Kenkoh Massage Sandal. This sandal, developed in Japan, was the product that launched Happy Feet Plus. The insole of the Kenkoh is made up of hundreds of natural rubber nodules that support and stimulate the soles of your feet. The nodules stimulate the nerve endings and have been clinically proven to increase blood flow and create a calming, restful feeling.
The nodules also are known to stimulate the various reflexive zones on the sole of the feet. The nerve endings of these reflexive zones connect to and affect various glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexive zones increases the body’s energy flow and rebalances the body.
Wearing the Kenkoh sandals allows you to massage your feet when you walk, stand or sit with even light pressure on the sole.
Who better to explain the benefits of the Kenkoh sandal than the company founder, Jacob Wurtz.
Finn Comfort does not make a big deal when they release new products, but we just wanted to alert eveyone that we now have a baker’s dozen of new styles just waiting for shoppers.
If you’re familiar with Finn Comfort you know that they are one of the highest quality footwear brands in the world. They begin with footbeds which are based on a no-nonsense orthopedic design. All footwear is constructed from premium leather products. Many styles are hand stitched by old-world craftsmen.
Happy Feet Plus is featuring 13 “New For 2012″ styles from Finn Comfort. There are new designs, new fabrics and new colors to choose from. Most Finn Comfort styles have removable and replaceable footbeds in both classic (hard) and soft footbed models.
You may have heard about orthotics or custom insoles.
Do you know what they do and why it’s a good idea to use them?
If not read on.
There are many different types of effective foot orthotics. Some are custom made while others are over-the-counter and designed for specific foot types and symptoms. Depending on your particular needs, your doctor or health professional may recommend orthotics for your feet.
The goals of orthotics are to make your feet feel comfortable in your shoes at all times, while preventing foot pain and providing proper body alignment. With the right orthotic style, you’ll benefit from shock absorption, arch support, cushioning and pressure redistribution.
In combination with proper footwear, orthotics can help you achieve maximum foot comfort and prevent unnecessary injuries to help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
On February 9, 2012 Happy Feet Plus helped celebrate
the heroes of the Tampa Bay nonprofit community.
Happy Feet Plus was pleased to be a primary sponsor of the Be More Awards. Jane Strong, Happy Feet Plus co-owner, introduced the “Be More…Unstoppable Nonprofit Organization of the Year” Award. The criteria to win this award consists of overall organizational excellence; fulfillment of the Four Commitments to the Community, including service to the organizations’ constituency, level of community impact, financial viability and embodiment of overall community goodwill.
This year’s winner of the Nonprofit Organization of the Year was Starting Right, Now. Starting Right, Now is a program meeting the needs of the growing population of homeless families and children in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Who better to comment on the quality and comfort of Finn Comfort footwear than our loyal customers?
Here are just a few of the hundreds of happy customers who have taken time to supply us with comments about Finn Comfort footwear. We really appreciate the positive feedback not only about our website and our customer service, but especially about the products we represent.
Right now we are featuring all of our Finn Comfort products – boots, shoes, sandals, clogs and footbeds – at great savings.
Click Here to view all of our Finn Comfort items. Enjoy the savings!
- Several year ago I suffered with plantar faciitis. After cortizone injections offered no relief, I turned to FC sandals (Orb). To my amazement w/in a month or so I felt 95% better. Just recently, I started having issues with pain in the ball of my foot. Once again I have turned to FC. As long as I have them on, I experience NO PAIN. I am certain it will be a matter of time and my problem will be 100% alleviated. True they are expensive, but hands down it is a far less expensive course than surgery!
- The name says it all. I had foot surgery soon after receiving my order. I’m in my second week of recovery and these shoes (Jamaica) offer unforgettable comfort, on both feet.
- Have worn this style (Vaasa) for over 30 years and still love it!
- Fit was perfect. I like being able to adjust the straps when my feet swell. Sizing was accurate. I found the shoe (Jamiaca) I was looking for very easily. Check out was easy as well. The price was better than any other website.
- Your website is by far the best source for Finn Comfort shoes! I have been wearing Finn Comfort Shoes for over 20 years. Nothing else compares. Size 46 always fits from the first day. As a bonus your prices are the lowest available.
- This is the most comfortable pair of shoes (Vaasa) I have ever had. I feel I can walk fore ever in these shoes and I have. No other shoe comes close for a everyday shoe, Don’t miss this one.
- This is my sixth pair of Finns (Jamaica). They are one of the few shoes that will fit my high arch and let me adjust the pressure across my bunions. Thank you for carrying this brand.
- I like these shoes (Orb) very much. In three weeks my plantar fasciitis has improved dramatically- one foot is nearly back to normal and the other is about 75% better. I plan to buy Finn shoes for most all of my needs in the future. Fit is good, but I am between 38 and 39- 38 just barely long enough with thin socks; 39 a little big without thicker socks- so I went with the 38 and thin socks.
Birkenstock Boston Clogs -
Keep your feet warm when the weather gets frightful.
Winter is the perfect time to slip into your favorite pair of Boston Suede Clogs and enjoy the warmth and suppleness of the natural suede leather. All Boston clogs feature the famous Birkenstock core and latex footbed.
The suede Boston clogs have three footbed options available to you. Color selections are available for the Classic Footbed, the Soft Footbed or the High Arch versions.
The Classic Footbed is also known as the “hard” footbed. This is the original cork and latex footbed that made Birkenstock famous. The Classic Footbed is designed for individuals with a moderate arch.
The Soft Footbed starts life as a Classic Footbed. Birkenstock then adds an extra layer of foam sandwiched between the cork and the suede footbed liner. The extra foam provides a more cushioned ride for folks who find the Classic Footbed to be too severe. The Soft Footbed version is primarily designed for users with flat feet or low arches.
The High Arch version (only available in Taupe) is designed for individuals with significantly high arches. It is recommended that if you’ve never worn the Birkenstock High Arch Footbeds that you visit a local Birkenstock retailer and try one on.
Right now happy Feet Plus is featuring the Birkenstock Boston Suede Clogs at $30 off original retail. It’s a great price on a great shoe. Click Here to visit the Happy Feet Plus website and choose your favorite Boston Suede Clog before this deal ends.
“Improving people’s lives with superior footwear” is the Mission Statement of Happy Feet Plus.
That simple sentence also summarizes a singular overriding objective that underlies all operations and the founding partners’ personal motto. Happy Feet’s virtual platform and ground stores reflect a strong commitment by co-owners Jacob Wurtz and Jane Strong to disseminating accurate information about the immense advantages of high-quality footwear to the public.
Jacob Wurtz wears it well
Reared just beyond the borders of Ottawa, Canada, Jacob brings the benefit of first-hand exposure to the enormous benefits of healthful living to business tables. Jacob’s rural background provided the ideal backdrop for imparting such concepts since his early childhood.
Jacob’s strong advocacy for achieving optimal personal well-being by naturalistic means since 1975 is an important adjunctive personal attribute. To glean further details of his fascinating story, click here
Paving the way toward greater public good
Unlike most competitors, Jacob pays far more than mere “lip service” to environmental friendliness. All Happy Feet Plus physical retail outlets rest upon foundations made exclusively of environmentally friendly materials.
In 1998, Jacob and Jane opened their first full-fledged store after several years of serving customers from a small kiosk.
Then in 2004 this ambitious entrepreneurial pair opened the very first Retail storefront in the nation to be Certified GOLD by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”). This event marked a major personal milestone for them in addition to being a historical moment. Thus, Jacob and Jane clearly “walk the walk” by doing what is best for the general welfare – rather than merely “talking the talk” while looking out only for immediate personal gain.
Business partner Jane Strong’s personal history likewise reflects strong entrepreneurial undertones since early childhood. While yet youngsters, Jane and her sister began a business that offered horseback riding on a nearby tourist resort.
Jane’s determination to maintaining the highest levels of business ethics and professionalism is demonstrated by her active membership and past tenure as President of the St. Petersburg, Florida chapter of the world-renowned Toastmasters Club. She also holds an active membership in the American Businesswomen’s Association. In addition, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce recently nominated Jane as its Businesswoman of the Year.
Jacob and Jane reunite
Sometime after a self-induced Florida exile, Jacob joined forces with his long-time friend Jane. After putting their heads and resources together, they launched the grand opening of the very first Happy Feet Plus kiosk in 1985. Two innovative massage sandal models and a German shoe brand named “Birkenstock” comprised the backbone of their fledgling commercial concern.
Their collective foresight paid off; the firm currently operates nine ground storefronts and maintains a vital virtual presence online.
Two justifiably proud “peas” in the podiatric “pod”
Jacob and Jane’s stated agenda is helping people obtain “relief from foot, leg, knee, hip and back pain via footwear that features intelligent design.” Over three-quarters of recurrent pain in these regions can be traced to improperly fitting or inadequately supportive footwear. Thus, Happy Feet’s high-grade, anatomically correct shoes enhance customers’ overall well-being and quality of life by relieving such deleterious symptoms and discomfort.
Their superior product offerings can be summed up by their SSR Philosophy, which clearly demonstrate this dynamic duo’s dedication to Revitalize, Strengthen, and Support customers’ bodies from the ground up.
Consumers in West Central Florida, who suffer from spinal, lower back, leg, thigh, or foot pain are thus well advised to visit happyfeetplus.com to see a list of their local shoe stores. The firm also operates retail outlets in Baywalk (St. Petersburg), Brandon, Carrollwood (North Tampa) , Clearwater, Ellenton, Ft. Myers, Largo, Sarasota, and the Tyrone area in St. Petersburg in addition to its vast virtual platform.
Cost-conscious visitors to either Happy Feet venue will be well-pleased with the full lines of Euro-comfort shoes, clogs, orthotic innersoles and massage sandals they find. After experiencing the benefits of optimal spinal-foot alignment, proper body posture, and better weight balance, customers never want to wear anything else.
We’ve got two big ways to SAVE.
For a limited time we’re taking $30 off of all soft footbed Birkenstock styles. That’s right, all Birkenstock shoes, sandals and clogs with the famous soft footbed are on sale now. Don’t miss this opportunity to grab a pair for you and someone you love.
Finn Comfort Sandals, Shoes and Clogs
The Finn Comfort enterprise began with the Kanner family’s initial export of its fine, handcrafted footwear into Canada during the mid-1980s. Since then, this German-based enterprise has become a full-fledged footwear distributor that is world-renowned for featuring only the highest quality, style, and comfort levels.
Finn currently produces more than a million pairs of shoes each year that are distributed to customers in 35 nations. The company’s mission is to produce “the healthiest and most luxurious hand-made walking shoes on Earth.”
Handcrafting by up to 150 pairs of human hands lends each pair of Finn Comfort shoes exceptional durability and longevity of years or decades. Meticulous attention to detail and pride of workmanship are the attributes that enable these enormous advantages.
All expert Finn Comfort artisans employ cutting-edge orthopedic technologies and all-natural materials in their exceptional podiatric creations. In fact, the firm has maintained production operations within its original factory located within the Bavarian village of Hassfurt since 1945.
Anatomical accuracy is the primary Finn Comfort advantage. Innovative foot bed integration facilitates the proper rolling and support of the foot, which is so essential to optimal podiatric performance. These shoes provide comprehensive support for your body’s physical foundation while affording greater foot mobility as you walk, jog, or run.
Finn Comfort shoes give golden arch support
– Medial Arch
This is the largest longitudinal arch found within the human foot that lies alongside the inner foot surface. Its relative arc level is commonly denoted as “flat,” “normal,” or “high.”
– Lateral Arch
Located on the foot’s outer surface, this is the smaller of the two longitudinal arches.
– Metatarsal Arch
Maintaining adequate support and alignment of all three arches is essential to prevent and correct numerous foot disorders. Sufficient medial and metatarsal arch support is especially crucial, as the foot’s metatarsal bones support most of the body’s weight while standing and during the foot’s “push off” phase of movement while running or walking.
Finn Comfort shoes‘ ergonomic designs and contour molding make them a perfect fit for any customer’s feet. Inner foot bed supports made of all-natural ingredients promote ideal posture and optimal spinal-foot alignment.
Finn Comfort features firm correction
The correction of anatomical foot abnormalities is another Finn Comfort footwear benefit. Finn Comfort’s unique Prevention Series ™ offers proactive foot protection by safeguarding wearers’ feet from harmful abrasions and deleterious friction from ordinary motion.
Diabetics and those with damaged podiatric tendons may thus find their ideal match among Finn Comfort’s vast inventory of innovative footwear. Indeed, podiatrists frequently prescribe Finn Comfort therapeutic footwear. Customizable shoe formats and designs allow adequate accommodation of patients’ individualized foot care needs.
Finn Comfort consumer reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Customers especially like the leather interiors that allow all-day comfortable wear. Inner and outer resole ability also afford additional economy. An array of attractive styles with adjustable fits let wearers to step out in style – absent the additional burden of cumbersome prescription orthotic components. Finally, “Green-conscious” owners greatly appreciate the environmentally friendly all-natural vegetable dyes that their Finn Comfort shoes feature.