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By Cumberland Run-Walk
January 28, 2020
Category: Podiatry

Has running taken a toll on your feet? Has a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, created foot problems such as calluses or wounds? Whatever the medical concern may be, here at Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, your shoe store staff will work with you to protect your feet and improve your balance and gait. All it takes is medical-grade shoe insoles, aka orthotics: simple devices worn in your shoes to improve podiatric health and function.

Your feet take a beating

It's true. Your feet and ankles endure miles and miles of steps. Whether you are an athlete, someone who struggles with old injuries, or simply diabetic, your shoe store in Somerset, KY, can help. We have an on-staff pedorthist who designs and crafts special insoles to alleviate those issues. You'll feel better and walk/run comfortably and safely. Additionally, insoles can slow or stop the development of other foot and ankle issues.

Medical-grade insoles can help

Medical-grade insoles, or orthotics, are prescription shoe accessories that fit right in your footwear. Custom-crafted according to plaster or digital images of your feet, orthotics support and protect your feet whether on the go or at rest.

When you come to Somerset shoe store, our friendly staff will precisely follow your foot doctor's prescription. Your medical-grade insoles will be uniquely yours, addressing your particular gait issues or medical needs.

Kinds of insoles

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, (APMA), there are two kinds of orthotics:

  • Functional
  • Accommodative

Functional orthotics are rigid or semi-rigid, being made from plastic or graphite. They provide arch support and biomechanical balance, absorbing shock and correcting how you place your feet as you walk or run. Athletes benefit most from these medical-grade insoles.

Accommodative orthotics cushion and protect feet compromised by calluses, deformities, such as bunions or diabetic sores, and neuropathy. High-grade foams, plastics, and fabrics provide durable, yet comfortable, inserts.

It's in the fit

No two people are alike, and neither are their feet. For your special foot and ankle needs, please visit Cumberland Run-Walk. We provide athletic footwear, medical-grade insoles, work shoes, and boots that all fit you and your life. Call us today at (606) 678-9864.

By Cumberland Run-Walk
October 24, 2019
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Walking Shoes  

Your feet ache, and your practically new shoes look worn already. You need durable walking shoes to keep your fitness routine and active lifestyle going. At Cumberland Run-Walk, the finest shoe store in the Somerset, KY, area, you'll receive the shoe fitting and variety of choices you need for happy, healthy feet.

Minimize foot problems

That's why you need durable walking shoes, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Your feet absorb all of your body weight as you walk, particularly in the ball of the foot and the heel. So, when shoes are made from quality materials and constructed to fit you properly, your feet and ankles will be pain-free. You'll avoid long-term problems such as:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciititis
  • Gait instability
  • Pressure sores

So, Cumberland Run-Walk stocks the footwear which gives you the best support, breathability and fit. In fact, all the brand-name styles are approved personally by the podiatrists at Cumberland Foot and Ankle. Expertly measured and fitted to your feet by our on-staff pedorthist, your new shoes will be perfect for your active life.

When you come to Cumberland Run-Walk

Your pedorthist will help you choose from a variety of well-known footwear brands, names you trust, such as Asiics, I-Runner, New Balance, Brooks, and more. He'll carefully measure your feet, checking for:

  1. Proper size (it can change with time)
  2. The right shoe shape which will actually conform to your foot--front, sides and heel
  3. Flexibility in the ball of the foot (particularly important for runners and walkers)
  4. Good arch support and cushioning in the heel
  5. Proper gait, or placement of your foot on the ground as you walk or run

Additionally, if you have special needs (if you are diabetic, have bunions, or other structural issues), your Somerset, KY, shoe store will custom-fit your shoes, filling prescriptions for shoes inserts (orthotics) and other adaptive devices as needed. The staff works closely with the doctors at Cumberland Foot and Ankle to meet the needs of all their podiatric patients.

You deserve the best

And, so do your feet. To keep them healthy and comfortable as you walk, choose durable, well-fitting shoes from Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY. We also have a pedicure spa on premises; so, we are your total foot care center! We welcome walk-ins, too. Call us with any questions. We are open at 8:30 am Mondays through Fridays. Phone (606) 678-9864.