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Fantastic Features of Finn Comfort Shoes

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 Comfort AlamoFinn 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

This is the foot’s main crosswise arch. It is less obvious than its larger medial counterpart is. Without adequate support, it can create painful foot injury and extreme discomfort, however.Finn Comfort Phuket

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.

Finn Comfort HilversumDiabetics 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.

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Joya: The Softest Shoe in the World

Joya Puts the Joy Back Into Walking

Developed by the son of the original maker of the MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoe company, Joya embraces a futuristic and minimalist approach to footwear comfort optimization. Inspired by the natural flow of walking encouraged by MBT’s research findings, Joya’s founders Karl Mueller Jr. and Claudio Minder are dedicated to providing products that continue the MBT legacy, but with a more flexible and lightweight design.

Joya ShoesJoya shoes are not all about toning or providing a workout in disguise. On the contrary, the focus of the Joya company is to create a walking experience that is as effortless and comfortable as is humanly and scientifically possible. Joya footwear uses lightweight breathable materials that allow your feet to breathe and remain cool and refreshed, just like when they are in their natural form: bare. The soft, buoyant materials absorb the shock created when your foot strikes a hard walking surface. They cushion your joints and minimize the stress inflicted on them.

The ergonomic design of this innovative line of footwear also promotes muscle alignment and activity from your core all the way down to the tips of your toes. The enhanced physiological structure promotes a healthy bodily arrangement for guided walking that is both enjoyable and wholesome. Doctors and physical therapists alike have been known to recommend this company’s fine line of products due to their therapeutic qualities and benefits.

An intense 12-person study performed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology revealed striking results and praise for Joya shoes. Like its predecessor MBT, Joya mimics the sensation of walking barefoot on a slightly yielding terrain.

The findings of the study showed that the shoes not only give, as you step, with the desired natural suppleness, but they also effectively cushion weak joints, elevate the amount of energy exerted, promote a greater range of motion & support a more fluid motion & smoother trajectory as compared with other conventional shoe brands. Users report having more stamina to walk further distances, an overall improved posture, and significantly reduced back pain.

As the acclaimed “Softest Shoe in the World,” Joya aims to promote health and happiness by keeping your feet content. The idea is to make walking comfortable and fun so you can enjoy the movement itself and experience an elevated mood just from doing such a mundane daily activity as walking. According to its myriad of loyal customers, Joya truly puts the joy back into walking.

MBT: Footwear With A Philosophy

MBT Stands for Masai Barefoot Technology

In 1996, a groundbreaking connection between instability and the body’s natural movement patterns was discovered by observing the practices of the Masai people. The human foot is best suited for walking and standing on soft ground that has a natural unevenness and resilience. With such information in hand, MBT invented a line of footwear dedicated to re-creating the conditions for which your feet and posture are naturally designed.

The combination of conventional footwear and the flat, hard surfaces that people walk on today forces the body to align and balance itself unnaturally. MBTs feature a curved sole that creates a natural instability when you stand. As you walk, the shoe’s curved bottom generates a rolling motion that closely mimics the motion of walking on soft ground with bare feet. Your body instinctively works to steady itself, encouraging balance, correct posture, and muscle training that can have profound effects on the body.

MBT Sport WhiteImproved physical alignment reduces and may even eliminate back pain, helping you to remain on your feet for longer periods of time with little to no discomfort. Countless satisfied users have claimed that sustained walking, such as through an entire mall or a long walk in the park, seemed a thing of the past until they gave MBT’s a try. Besides relieving back pain and other posture-related ailments, MBT shoes also give the muscles in your legs and buttocks a seemingly effortless workout. Your muscles are constantly working to stabilize your entire body weight, including those muscles that are not being put to good use with your usual footwear. So, you can burn calories and shape and tone your legs and buttocks without ever breaking a sweat.

Extensive scientific studies focusing on optimal physiotherapy show the advanced benefits of this revolutionary technology. Furthermore, the advantages do not end with physical health improvements. MBTs are also completely re-solable, so you can wear them all day every day and simply replace the sole when needed rather than having to purchase a new pair. This results not only in less wasted material destined for landfills, but also in less wasted money you would otherwise spend on shoe replacements year after year after year.

Since its beginning, the company has extended its line to include numerous colors and styles offered in more than 50 countries worldwide. MBT creates shoes using more than just the latest developments in ergonomics and style. MBT is footwear with a philosophy.

See the Happy Feet Plus selection of MBT shoes at http://www.happyfeet.com/MBT.aspx

Happy Feet Plus – Sarasota celebrates GRAND OPENING

Happy Feet Plus - Sarasota Store

Happy Feet Plus – Sarasota celebrates GRAND OPENING
Fri Nov 11th and Sat Nov 12th

Happy Feet Plus moved from South Tamiami Trail after 5 years, to the much livelier downtown location at 1453 Main Street.

This weekend on Friday and Saturday one of the founders, Jane Strong will be there, along with some of their shoe vendors, giving away FREE shoes every hour and FREE gifts with every purchase. The company is also offering sale prices on everything to introduce Sarasota to the Euro-Comfort footwear company. The store also has a foot scanner where customers can see a digital photo showing not only their foot size, but also their arch type and pressure points.

Happy Feet Plus is a locally owned Largo, FL based, shoe company that first opened as a kiosk in Tyrone Square Mall, St. Petersburg in 1985. The company is owned by Jane Strong & Jacob Wurtz, who now have nine retail store locations from Clearwater to Fort Myers, as well as a large online presence at www.happyfeet.com.

The trendy shoe stores offer brands like Birkenstock, Mephisto, Naot, Finn Comfort, Dansko, Ecco, MBT, and of course, their signature brand Kenkoh.

According to Jane Strong, “The Kenkoh Reflexology Massage sandal provides a new approach to pain relief, and has helped countless numbers of our customers with foot, knee and back pain”. Strong went on to say, “This sandal is what inspired us to get in the shoe business more than 26 years ago because of the astounding health benefits we observed ourselves!”

The Sarasota store, which they newly renovated in earth tones has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The store is managed by Kathy Lanier who also ran the location they moved from. The store is open seven days a week. Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11- 5 pm. On First Friday they stay open until 9 pm. For more store information call 941-924-2536 or check out www.happyfeetplus.com

For More Information Contact:
Jane Strong
727-210-1803
jane@happyfeet.com

 

My Feet Hurt. I Need Help.

Happy Feet Plus - Replacement Insoles

 

Do you have a lack of support?

Do you own shoes that just don’t have the arch support you need? If you have Birkenstock or Finn Comfort shoes you know what good arch support feels like.

You can get the Birkenstock or Finn Comfort feel for your non-Birkenstock or non-Finn Comfort shoes just by replacing the original insoles.

 

The most popular replacement for unsupportive insoles is the Birkenstock Blue Arch Support. The Blue Arch Supports are available for both flat shoes and shoes with moderate heels (up to 1-1/2 inches) and in three widths. The Blue Arch Supports are designed to support the medial, lateral and metatarsal arches.

 

Happy Feet Plus - Birkenstock Blue Insoles

 

If you need a full length insole then the Birko-Sport 2-Part Insole might just be for you. This insole was designed specifically for sports activities. The Birko-Sport insole features a full-length shock-absorbing footbed with a distinctive toe grip for improved circulation. The Birko-Sport also provides support for the three major arches.

 

Happy Feet Plus - Birkenstock Birko-Sport

 

For lovers of the Finn Comfort footbed you might discover that you can use a Finn Comfort replacement footbed in place of your non-Finn Comfort insole. This is a good option for shoes with sufficient height to accommodate the extra thickness of the Finn footbed. If you’re familiar with Finn Comfort footwear you know just how well the footbeds support your feet and how good they make you feel.

 

Happy Feet Plus - Finn Comfort Insoles

While the Blue Arch Supports and the Birko-Sport insoles will fit in many shoes your best option is to stop into one of our nine Happy Feet Plus stores for a test walk. Bring in your non-supportive shoes and try out the options. You and your feet will be happier.

 

Alpro A640 Steel Toe Clogs

Happy Feet Plus - Alpro A640 Steel Toe Clog

A steel-toed Birkenstock?

Who would’ve guessed how popular the Alpro A640 was going to be? Certainly not us, but it looks like our customers have found out about this one-piece slip-resistant steel-toed clog.

Happy Feet Plus - Alpro A640 Steel Toe Clog

Most likely the majority of folks purchasing the washable clog work in either kitchens or laboratories – some place where water or chemicals are present. We just recently shipped nine pair to what appeared to be a lab in New York state. Guess they heard good things about the A640.

The steel toe keeps your feet safe from many of the hazards found around the workplace. The anti-slip sole minimizes, but doesn’t prevent, the chances of a slip and fall. No sole is slip-proof, so you still must be careful.

The A640 does have a cork and latex footbed made by Birkenstock so you know the fit is supportive and comfortable. The Alpro-Foam clog is washable in water up to 140 degrees. Just make sure to remove the footbed before immersing the clog. The footbed, though washable in water up to 86 degrees, really should only be lightly rinsed and left to dry. Many folks purchase a second set of footbeds to ensure one pair is able to fully dry out between wearings.

Right now you have your choice of colors so long as you like black. Are there more colors planned? We’ll have to just wait and see.

If you’re looking for a great price on a washable, slip-resistant, steel-toed clog there really is only one answer – the Alpro A640.

Joya – The World’s Most Comfortable Shoe?

Joya – Comfort for Your Feet

A truly comfortable shoe is but a dream for most shoe wearers. Each year consumers collectively spend billions of dollars in the pursuit of a comfortable pair shoes. Shoe manufacturers often claim the shoes they produce will delight your feet and place a smile on your face. The smile quickly fades and foot pain sets in. The search for a truly comfortable shoe is now over. The world’s most comfortable shoe is available to the masses. Joya shoes are the ultimate shoe in comfort and style.Joya Shoes

The Joya story began in a college dormitory room. The son of MBT footwear designer Karl Mueller, Sr. decided to create a shoe similar to MBT footwear. However, Karl Mueller, Jr. wanted a shoe that was lightweight and did not have the “chunkiness” of the elliptical design of MBT footwear. Along with his partner Claudio Minder, Karl Jr. has created a shoe so comfortable that millions of customers have discovered the joy of walking.

The Joya sole technology is incredible. This high-tech design utilizes the best materials to create the softest shoe in the world. The best feature is the sole and cushioning support is designed to last at least four million steps. This equates to approximately two years of shoe life. Just think how often you bought a pair of shoes that were comfortable. Then, after two or three months, the cushioning support diminished and your feet began to ache again. The incredible comfort of Joya shoes will last at least two years.

This incredible brand of shoes will keep your feet happy longer than any shoe on the market today. Imagine the money you can save over two years. Replacing shoes every two or three months is expensive. In addition, it is disappointing to have shoes wear out so quickly. Once you discover the unique comfort of the softest shoes on the market, you can say good-bye to disappointment. You new pair of Joya shoes will feel fantastic every time you wear them.

Joya is not just a comfortable shoe
; it is an unbelievable experience. Once you walk in a pair of Joya shoes, you will become a loyal customer for life. The shoes truly create the sensation of floating while you are walking. In addition, the sole technology provides a trampoline effect. You will discover the shoe will put a spring in your step while soothing your feet and eliminating foot pain.

Millions of people spend hundreds of dollars on custom shoes to eliminate aching feet, legs, and lower back pain. Many of these people have turned to Joya and discovered they no longer need to buy custom-made shoes. In addition, custom made shoes do not have the benefit of the patented Joya sole technology. The cushioning technology used in custom shoes does not maintain its support for four million steps.

Ordering a pair of Joya is easy since Happy Feet Plus is the first company to launch the Joya brand in the United States. You can now order Joya shoes at the Happy Feet Plus website, happyfeet.com. Happy Feet Plus has a wonderful selection of Joya shoes and sandals. You can order from this trusted site and discover the shoe that will pamper your feet.

Joya shoes deliver the ultimate comfort in footwear. Join millions of satisfied customers who have discovered the benefits of the unique sole technology that provides long-term comfort.

Jacob Wurtz Describes Kenkoh Massage Sandals

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Choosing the Correct Footwear for Bunions

How Can Proper Footwear Help My Bunions?

Many people still believe that bunions are only for senior citizens; however, nothing could be further from the truth. While women are more susceptible to bunions than men are, they can happen to anyone. Typically, ill-fitting shoes, particularly high-heeled, pointed toe shoes, cause them. Such footwear may be fashionable, but they are anathema to your feet. In shoes that are too constrictive, the foot is forced into the unnatural position of bending inward, toward the second toe. This causes the joint of the big toe to become misaligned and out of place. The joint will then enlarge, compensating for the odd realignment. That bony bump at the base of your big toe is a danger signal that should not be ignored.

Pressure on tendons will then cause the big toe to be pulled into an abnormal position. Eventually, an unsightly bunion occurs, becoming permanent and sometimes painful. Bunions can affect the way a person walks, inhibiting the normally wide base of stability in alignment. Ill-fitting shoes aggravate and perpetuate bunions. From childhood, wearing proper fitting shoes will help prevent this painful condition. However, many people opt for haute couture over being comfortable and correct when it comes to shoes. The result is many adults walking around with protruding and painful bunions. Choosing footwear with a proper fit and sufficient toe room can actually help prevent, or delay, the development of bunions later in life. Children should always wear correct, carefully fitted shoes.

If you currently suffer from bunions, it is even more important that you choose the proper footwear to correct your condition, or at least mitigate it. Short of actually having surgery to correct the condition, supportive footwear is the next best solution. Fortunately, corrective and supportive footwear not only provides crucial metatarsal and medial arch support, but also comes in fashionable designs and great looking footwear in a wide range of styles. The good news is, many of the best shoe manufacturers in the business have heard your cry for help and feel your pain. People in the know choose wisely, when it comes to buying footwear and always trust the venerable experts with proven results and happy customers.

Birkenstock, and the Birkenstock family including Tatami, Alpro, Papillio and Footprints & Finn Comfort are just a few of the great shoe manufacturers that offer stylish, attractive options that can get your feet back on the right track. The musculoskeletal structure of your feet should be taken seriously and treated cautiously. Painful bunions can have a detrimental effect on your posture, the way you stand, and the way you walk. When your feet hurt, it is impossible to feel good. Making the right footwear choices will not only solve your immediate problems of pain and discomfort, they will also prevent long-term health issues such as knee, leg, and back problems.

There is a good reason athletes, hikers, walkers, health aficionados, doctors and people who are serious about taking good care of every aspect of their physical being, choose quality footwear produced by the best designers in the business. Podiatrist approved and fashion savvy, these great footwear choices eliminate the ultimatum between looking stylish and feeling great. Now you can do both. Two feet are all you are assigned in this life, take good care of them.

The Benfits of Wearing Kenkoh Reflexology Foot Massage Sandals

How Can Kenkoh Reflexology Foot Massage Sandals Improve Your Life?

When it comes to health, balance, and overall physical well-being, reflexology has long been known to contribute significantly to enhancing circulation and optimal body functionality. Kenkoh reflexology foot massage sandals effectively incorporate reflexology techniques into day-to-day behavior, enabling improvements to occur naturally within the context of regular daily life.

Reflexology uses zone stimulation on the bottom of the feet in order to stimulate oxygen delivery, and subsequently maximize the performance of organs. Such zone stimulation has proven to effect positive changes in activity, mood, and effectiveness in the way organs are able to maintain the body.

Historical evidence proves that reflexology techniques have been relied upon for thousands of years, at a minimum. Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese practices are all known to have archaeological documentation that includes reflexology illustrations. Once surgical and medicinal options were introduced, they began to overshadow prior methods, and zone touch massage stimulation techniques began to fade into the background.

Numerous studies, from nearly two dozen countries, have been conducted to uncover the various benefits of reflexology. From relaxation to pain relief, swift injury recovery and healing to mitigating depression, the numerous upsides of stimulating the bottom of the foot span the productive gamut. Foot massage sandals are not only problem solvers, when it comes to realigning body performance, but they can also maintain that harmonious physiological balance that everyone seeks.

Because foot massage sandals create an environment of reflexology stimulation with every walking experience, they provide a profound aid for pregnant woman. Reflexology has been shown to alleviate discomfort, from nausea to swelling reduction, and can aid in the minimization of negative symptoms after giving birth as well. Those prone to post-partum depression, stress, and anxiety can find great relief and relaxation by wearing foot massage sandals.

Interestingly, even someone who is not fully ambulatory can benefit from the foot massage sandals. When reclined, the wearer need only apply mild pressure on the feet against a foot rest or bed pillow. Even this will offer useful stimulation to aid healing and circulation.

Keep in mind that the body is a complex system of interconnected organs, nerves, arteries and veins that signal each other in order to perform properly and serve you. Pressure points, pressure sensors, and appropriate touch can inhibit blockages, and aid in purging toxins that will otherwise impede performance.

Foot massage sandals are a powerful tool that can provide easy integration of reflexology techniques into your daily routine, without interruption or the need to schedule extra time to incorporate them. This revolutionary option enables you to allow each of the 10 longitudinal zones to be attended to daily, stimulating the flow of energy and blood, as well as nutrients and healthy nerve signals.

As opposed to repeatedly paying for ongoing costly and time-consuming weekly sessions at a Reflexology office, now you have the opportunity to invest in foot massage sandals that can provide the same results daily and at your convenience. Such an investment in your health and well-being can change your life.