Cheat Sheet for Shoes

This blog post is offering you quick DIYs shoe hacks. Leggo!

How to Shine Shoes

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  • Remove the shoe laces
  • Clean off the dirt and dust with a brush and slightly damp rag.
  • Use a shoe brush to spread the polish evenly on the shoe.
  • Let the shoe sit for some minutes.

Suit and Shoe Selection Cheat Sheet

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  • Black suits go with light black shoes
  • Charcoal suits go with very dark shoes
  • Navy suits are suitable with black or chocolate brown shoes
  • Light blue suits go with light brown or black shoes
  • Light gray shoes go with very light brown shoes.

Shoe Sizing Cheat Sheet for Mothers

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Going shopping and you can’t remember the shoe size of your kid(s)? It’s understandable. A great way to remember is to cross off the sizes that are very small or too large for the feet of your child until you find the right fit. This is cheat sheet to always remember especially as they outgrow shoes easily.

Cheat Sheet to Rock your Sneakers

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Cuffing of the hems of trousers allows you to show off your amazing kicks in stylish forms. You can decide to express your fashionable side by folding the cuffs inward or outward or tucking the hem of the track suit into your socks.

Running Shoes Cheat Sheet

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Before walking in to purchase a pair of running shoes, you need to

  • Be aware of the phrases used in a running shoe store such as “drop”, “ride”, “minimal”, “stability”, “performance” and so on.
  • Know your limits as a sportsman. The running shoe foam doesn’t retain its elasticity forever. Compression sets in after awhile. If you are a long distance runner, you might want to own more than one pair of running shoes to reduce the rate at which the elastic compresses.
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6 Shoe Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Every profession has myths that their customers believe in, thus affecting them unbeknownst to them.

This week, our blog post tackles 6 shoe myths you may have heard or follow and the truths you need to start living. To the truth we go!

 

  • Quality Shoes Last Forever

 

 

A popular mantra says “nothing lasts forever”, so what makes shoes so special that they were “removed” from the list?

A good shoe generally lasts only 500 miles before they begin to undergo wear and tear. How quick the shoes reach this stage is all dependent on you. Your shoes will must definitely wear and tear with age.

Shoes need constant replacing to offer you the best foot and arch support.

If you can’t afford to change your shoes constantly, you can add new insoles as they help restore the lost cushioning and support a shoe needs.

 

  • Your Work Out Shoes and Your Regular Shoes Must be of the Same Size

 

Your workout shoes cannot be of the same size as your regular shoes. When walking or working out for more than half an hour, the feet tend to swell up to a full shoe size.

Your workout shoes have to be able to accommodate this increase. If this increase is not taken into consideration, one can suffer from black toenails, blisters and foot pain.

 

  • New Shoes Will Always Stretch

 

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This is the lie we tell ourselves as we force our feet into very tight shoes that catch our eyes during shopping.

New shoes barely stretch to offer you the comfort that comes with wearing the right size of shoes.

Never buy shoes that hurt or feel too tight because they most likely will not stretch.

 

  • Flip Flops are Comfortable

 

The comfort flip flops offer can be likened to robbing Peter to pay Paul. Flip flops are recommended to be worn for very short periods of time because they lack cushioning and lack arch support for the foot.

Constant wear of flip flops causes the feet to be stressed as the feet is the foot is constantly flexing to grab onto things. This can cause; muscle cramps, torn ligaments, cracked heels, corns and calluses. All these are definitely not comfortable.

 

  • Socks Don’t Matter

 

Socks over matter!

If you find yourself developing blisters or hot spots on your feet, you need to get the right pair of socks to prevent these from further happening.

If your daily activity will cause you to sweat in your feet, do not opt for cotton socks as they retain sweat.

Wear synthetic socks of acrylic or other fabrics that absorb moisture from the feet.

 

  • Flats are better than Heels

 

Flat shoes lack good cushioning or arch support. This lack causes the foot to curl inwards, creating a strain on the leg muscles. This is bad for the foot.

Shoes with small 1-inch heels offer better support to the feet than flats. It is time to ditch those flats for some comfortable heels.

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Tips to Consider When Buying Shoes for Elderly People.

When buying shoes for elderly people, support and comfort should be at the top of your list before style.

This blog post offers you 9 tips to tick off on your check list before paying for those shoes. Let’s get to them!

  • Purchase Shoes with a High Back

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A high back shoe helps to stabilize the ankle. Shoes with a hard insert in the heel gives the shoe a firm structure and helps protect them from falling.

Note, if the high back of the shoe doesn’t have adequate padding, it can irritate or scratch the Achilles’s tendon.

  • Purchase Shoes with Adequate Padding

 

Shoes worn by the elderly have to be properly cushioned. Cushioning reduces the effect of their feet impact on the ground on their hips and back by absorbing and dispersing the shock created.

More padding should also be added to the upper of the shoe to protect the toe.

  • Purchase Shoes with Lace Free Closures

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The elderly should not wear shoe types that do not anchor to their feet properly as these could slide off and cause them to trip. Purchase shoes that won’t have them bending a lot or knotting laces.

  • Purchase shoes with Non-slip soles

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A non-slip sole offers stability and prevents falls from happening. Elderly folks who suffer from Parkinson’s may need to consider smooth soles as these accommodate their shuffling gait.

  • Purchase shoes with a wide mouth

 

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Due to old age, the feet of the elderly tend to swell. It is important to purchase shoes that can make it easier to get their foot in and out of the shoe.

If they wear compression socks, ensure the shoes have enough space to fit them.

  • Purchase shoes with the right material

There are 2 types of shoes that are suitable for the elderly;

Shoes with upper made of sturdy materials offer more support and insulation. While shoes made of softer upper made of mesh are more lightweight and provide more breathing space.

For the best effect on the feet, you can order custom made shoes from The Footwear Academy with breathable mesh upper combined with a supportive overlay this allows the shoe to bend with the foot in it without losing control.

  • Purchase shoes with removable insoles

Any insole of your choice can be used in the shoes to be purchased;

Custom orthotics insoles for shoes or

Over the counter insoles.

  • Purchase shoes with low heels

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Do not purchase shoes that have heels higher than about an inch and a half. A high heel places undue straight on the toes and the balls of the feet.

Also, do not purchase a shoe that is totally flat as this can be uncomfortable too. Purchase shoes that are wide and have slightly raised heels and can help take the strain off their feet and legs when worn.

  • Purchase shoes with adequate traction

Shoes for the elderly need to have a good grip as this is critical for their balance.

Purchase shoes that have groove patterns on the base of the shoe and extends to right to the edge.

These grooves allow water to escape from the shoes and help keep them steady in wet conditions.

 

So, you have the tips. Call/ Whatsapp 07055458828 or 08182336533 to place your orders to make your favourite elderly person a very comfortable shoe.

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7 Tips to Keep your Feet from Infection

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The feet does a lot for the body. It is a major source of locomotion for man, they bear the weight of the body as well as stand on them for long periods of time.

This blog post aims to teach you how to protect your feet from infection this season.

  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes. Cramming your feet into tight shoes do more harm than good. If you have outgrown your shoes or they aren’t comfortable any longer, change them for a new pair of TFA shoes.

  • Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes every day. Rotation of shoes is good for the feet. As germs and dirt may be present in a huge concentration. Shoes worn during the day should be aired and/or sun dried.  

  • Carry out daily examination of your feet for cuts, sores, swellings and infected toe nails. If these are discovered on time, they should be treated immediately. Failure to do so can lead to the loss of a toe.

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  • Your shoes are meant to provide your feet with enough arch support. Flip-flops and flats do not give this provision. Hence, do not wear them often.

  • Moisturize your feet everyday with lotion or any other body moisturizer. Note, moisturizer is not to be applied to the skin in between the toes. The skin there has to be dry to prevent infection.

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  • If you have calluses or corns, you need to wear thick socks before putting on your shoes.  These will help protect your foot.

  • Always trim your toenails straight across with nail clippers. The edges of the toenails should be smoothed with an emory board or a nail file. This prevents the nails from growing into the skin.

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