Walking, Running, Hiking…How often do you think, my feet hurt? By Dick Lerner, Bel Air Fashions

If you feel this way, you’re not alone.  We get asked often, whats wrong and what do I need to? do?

Here are good tips to go by:

1. Know your actual shoe size that fits you.  Most people are miss fit.  Shoes that fit properly, are fit to the arch length of the foot and shoe.  The Foot is not positioned in front or back of the shoe arch, but dead center so the foot and shoe bend right at the break.  Heel to toe length doesn’t mean anything, because toes can be short or long.  If the arch doesn’t break at the proper place, your feet will be uncomfortable and over time can lead to feet issues.  

2. Your feet need to lay flat in the shoe footbed, not crunched in.  Over time you don’t want to develop corns or bunyans.

3. Foot Support.  You need good support for your heel, arch and ball of the foot.  If the shoes are not made with good support, over time planter fascia, under ball of the foot and planter fasciitis – heel pain, can occur; it is pain that makes walking very tough.

It is not the name of the Shoes that matters, but how shoes are made. You want a great cake, you have to use great ingredients.  It is no different in making shoes.  How can you tell the quality that goes into the make of the shoes? You can tell when you try shoes on.  Look to see how they are made.  You can tell right away if the shoe fits and support your feet. Are your feet comfortable? The shoes should almost feel like you are wearing a comfortable pair of slippers.  There should be no break-in period.  Shoes should feel great from the moment you try them on.

Treksta Shoes are great for Hiking, Running, Cross Training.  Nestfit is a trademark of Treksta.  All of their shoes and boots are made with a shoe block that is the shape of the human foot, not the standard woodblock that so many manufactures use.  It is how shoes are made that makes the difference!

What is different for Treksta, is getting shoes designed for a specific purpose: Cross Training, Running, Walking and Hiking.  A number shoes and boots feature Ice Lock, Super Sticky and Hypergrip so you don’t fall on wet or slick surfaces.  Gore-tex Waterproof is another feature, that keep your feet dry and comfortable. 

Marketing a brand of shoes doesn’t mean your buying quality.  For the health of your feet, be a good steward and compare.  It is not about a name, it is how the shoes are made and what goes into them that makes a difference.  There is a difference and Treksta is one lines you will want to explore. 

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