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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.

By Cumberland Run-Walk
July 26, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Walking Shoes  

When it comes to running and walking shoes, all pairs are not created equal. Some activities like physical exercise or spending long walking shoesperiods of time on your feet at work may require additional support than what the average pair of shoes or sneakers can provide. Or if you have common foot problems like low arches/flat feet, you may require additional support for even normal to moderate activity to help keep your feet and ankles in alignment and prevent strains or injuries. The foot and ankle specialists at Cumberland Run-Walk recommend seeing a podiatrist to find the level of support that is most appropriate for your foot type.

Specialized Walking Shoes in Somerset, KY

Most of us don't really give much thought to the shoes we wear beyond style and basic comfort. But like other types of athletic equipment, the shoes we wear for different activities are responsible for keeping the feet and ankles stable. When the arches do not have enough support, it can place excessive strain on other parts of the foot like the joints and heels, which can then increase the risk of common foot problems like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, achilles tendinitis, and bunions. Even if you are not experiencing any pain or symptoms at the moment, many foot injuries are progressive and can flare up over time. Specialized walking shoes are designed to provide adequate support according to your arch height and shape, whether you pronate (when the ankles roll inward or away from the arches), and how your feet and ankles bear weight as you walk to prevent unnecessary strain and inflammation.

Foot and Ankle Care in Somerset, KY

The right pair of running and walking shoes can make all the difference between enjoying an active lifestyle with healthy feet and ankles, and developing pain or an injury. For more information on the shoe fitting process and how to find the right pair of walking shoes for you, contact our office by calling 606-678-9864 to schedule an appointment at Cumberland Run-Walk today.