A Little Color Goes A Long Way

A Little Color Goes A Long Way

What is your favorite color? Why? If you're like, well everyone, it's likely you've never stopped to really think about why your favorite color is what it is. Our feelings on color are deeply personal, and are largely associated with experiences, both good and bad. Color, like smells calls on memories associated with certain colors to evoke feelings. While many color associations are in fact personal, there are some general guidelines for why certain colors promote different emotions.  

Hot Pink Shoelaces on White Sneakers

Bright Orange Shoelaces on Running Shoes

If you're looking to give yourself an extra edge for workouts, or reduce the stress of a busy day we've got a few suggestions:

 

Green- Gives us the feeling of being in a natural environment. For days when you have to hit the treadmill, but long to be on a quiet trail give Cactus Green a try! Slipping into this nice bright green is sure to get you feeling invigorated and refreshed, ready to tackle that indoor workout.

Green Shoelaces on White Running Shoes

 

Red- This power color is perfect for days when you're just not feeling it. Whether you're working on less than 4 hours of sleep, or maybe you know you've really got to nail this workout; Ruby Red is the perfect color to encourage you to go all out! 

Red shoelaces on black sneakers

 

Blue- Are you in it for the long haul? Endurance athletes often gravitate towards blue tones because the wavelengths of this color are shorter inspiring a feeling of light and airiness. Helps your legs feel light, and put a little pep in your step with Glacier Blue, Tropical Blue, or even Sea Green when you head out on your next long run. 

   

 Pink- Rest day? We've got you covered. Bubble Gum and Coral are the perfect colors to help you relax. Interestingly, light pink hues aid in muscle relaxation, anger relief, and tension reduction. Relaxing colors combined with Caterpy's flexible bump technology are the perfect pairing for relaxed feet.

coral color shoelaces paired with On Running Shoes
 

The magic of color psychology isn't magic at all, it's science. Whatever goals you set, and whatever the day throws at you give yourself the upper hand when you optimize your day with color! 

Strengthen Your Feet and Ankles to Improve  Walking Safety and Performance

Strengthen Your Feet and Ankles to Improve Walking Safety and Performance

As more Americans turn to walking for fitness, fun, and the pursuit of health, opportunities to participate increase every year. Walkers benefit from relay events specifically designed for them. Walkers also find many exciting opportunities to get off the concrete and blacktop and pursue walking on more natural and yielding surfaces, such as sand, grass, gravel, snow, and mud. As walkers venture off-road, they often experience a totally different physical walking experience than they have previously had on a flat, hard surface. They are challenged by walking up, down, and along hillsides.
Running 100 Miles: The Art of Digging Deep

Running 100 Miles: The Art of Digging Deep

It's 37 degrees out, and the race gun fires at 4:00 am on Saturday morning. Runners have 30 hours to complete the grueling course, where strict cutoffs are imposed. "Every step of the way you can feel the deadline cutoff time looming". "This race is tough for every single runner, but coming from sea level altitude sickness, technical footing, and climbing were very real challenges to overcome," Robert says.
How Healthy are Your Feet?

How Healthy are Your Feet?

Most of what we now know about foot health—true foot health, that is—comes from scholarly writings that were published, in some cases, well over 100 years ago. These studies, along with the wisdom we have gained from unshod or minimally shod populations, are crucial to our understanding of what constitutes normal, healthy foot anatomy and how to preserve this beautiful, spade-foot shape through adulthood and well into old age.
August 25, 2021 — Anthony Pong
Why Do Shoelaces Come Untied?

Why Do Shoelaces Come Untied?

Caterpy No Tie Shoelaces is the answer. The patented bump technology keeps the shoelaces at the desired tension throughout the shoe regardless of how fast a person is walking or running. In fact, Caterpy No Tie Shoelaces stretch, relax, and return to normal as the runner’s foot hits the ground.
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Customize with No Tie Shoelaces Part 2

If you’ve tried Caterpy no tie shoelaces you already know they optimize your shoe’s potential by customizing tension at each eyelet, and if you read Part 1  of this blog series you know there is some opportunity for creative license when it comes to lacing up. In Part 2 we’re going to get even more innovative with The Sawtooth, Lattice, and Loopback styles.
July 28, 2021 — Mike Collins
how to tie shoelaces

Customize with No Tie Shoelaces: Part 1

These days style is all about taking a trend and making your own. From tattoos and piercings, to the 90’s making a big comeback with crop tops and friendship bracelets, we are always searching for ways to customize the “basic” look. In this two part blog series we’ll share a few tutorials on our favorite ways to lace up Caterpy no tie shoelaces; with everything from the classic to the spiral and sawtooth you’re sure to find something that fits you just right!
July 16, 2021 — Mike Collins
Caterpy Athlete

Keep your Cool in the Summer Sizzle

Keeping cool so that you can properly hydrate and fuel throughout the day should  take priority. Heat mitigation is all about balance. Many runners new to the heat running scene think, “I’ll just up my water intake,” they would likely dehydrate quickly and wind up with a screaming headache or worse. While most folks think of running and racing in the heat in terms of survival (definitely the priority), it is possible to stay relatively comfortable in sweltering conditions. 
Caterpy Kids Chasing ball

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun with Kids

Whether you're out and about adventuring or taking advantage of rainy day with pj's and a movie make those daily transitions easier with Caterpy no tie shoelaces. 
June 07, 2021 — Mike Collins
Endurance Athlete

5 Things You Wish You Knew

If you've been running and racing for any length of time, or even if you're just starting out you've likely looked back on races or workouts trying to figure out what you could have done better. We polled Team Caterpy Ambassadors and asked them if they could give their beginner athlete-selves any piece of advice what would it be? Of course Caterpy No Tie Shoelaces made the cut, but what follows is authentic advice from a seasoned group of athletes
Toy Dinosaurs

Self Care isn't Selfish

This blog post is dedicated to the nurses, the mothers, and the caretakers who deserve way more thanks than one week or day out of the year. If you are one of those people thank you.
May 04, 2021 — Mike Collins
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5 Exercises for your Daily Routine for Fitness & Mobility

5 Exercises for your Daily Routine for Fitness & Mobility

It’s no secret sitting behind a desk for hours at a time is less than ideal for one’s health. In fact, according to Harvard Health Publishing, sitting for long periods of time correlates to a number of health concerns including: obesity, increased blood pressure,

April 19, 2021 — Mike Collins