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.

New Taos Shoes Have Arrived at Happy Feet Plus

If you are a regular patron of Happy Feet Plus you’re aware that Taos Footwear is inspired by the natural warmth and vibrancy of the New Mexico landscape. Taos footwear designs are familiar but with their own unique touches.

It’s now time to add to our extensive line of Taos sandals, shoes and clogs. We just received our first delivery of new Taos shoes for the Fall 2012 season. Other shoes and sandals are on the horizon and will be making an appearance on our web site and in our 9 retail stores throughout the next several weeks.

If you’d like to see the new styles here’s the list of the seven new Fall 2012 Taos shoes.

 

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – July 22-Aug 5

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.

 

Footwear for Healthier Feet

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.

 

 

A Baker’s Dozen of New Finn Comforts

Happy Feet Plus - New Finn Comfort Styles On Sale

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.

What the heck is an Orthotic?

Happy Feet Plus - Aetrex Orthotics

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.

 

Happy Feet Plus is sponsor for Be More Awards

Happy Feet Plus - WEDU Be More Awards

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.

 

Why I Like Clogs

Happy Feet Plus - Why I Like Clogs

Yes, I’m a guy and I like clogs.

Prior to working at Happy Feet Plus I would not even thought about wearing a pair of clogs. No, I came from the corporate world complete with wingtips and button-down collars. Little did I realize how much my feet were crying out for help.

Being jammed into “fashionable” shoes were making all the little piggies packed much too tightly together. They wanted, and needed, room to stretch out and breathe. My first clogs were Tatami Oklahomas. (Now they have been moved to the Footprints brand as Antwerpens.) OK, so they looked a bit like duck feet with the wide toe box, but they were just what my feet needed.

With room to spread out and relax my feet good happier and the aches and pains went away. So I tried another style of clog – the Alton from Footprints. This clog has a great boot look to it. I wear them with jeans all of the time. The back is just high enough to help keep it in place but low enough to still have the clog open feel to it.

If you’re have feet pain and your closet is full of narrow-toed tie shoes you might want to try a nice pair of clogs. You never know you might just start a fashion trend in your office.

One clog that I personally have not owned, but we sure sell a lot of, is the Birkenstock Boston. This would be a great way for you to get into a top-quality clog at a great price. All leather and suede Birkenstock Boston Clogs are $30 off regular price.