The Scoop on Foot Racing & Foot Health

The Scoop on Foot Racing & Foot Health

With marathon season quickly approaching, we want to recognize that being healthy encompasses everything from consuming the food that fuels us, to taking care of the tool that drives us to the finish line: our feet. The process of getting race-ready may look different from one athlete to the next but starting from a structurally sound foundation (pun intended!) that begins at our toes will make us all stronger, faster and better. Below, we’ve compiled a marathon training guide that takes natural foot health and function into account. Happy reading!
The Road to Boston

The Road to Boston

With so many races going on this weekend from Chicago to Boston, to Ironman, Moab 240, and OCR it's hard not to be inspired. Check out one runner's journey to to The Boston Marathon!
Strengthen Your Feet and Ankles to Improve Walking Performance Part 2

Strengthen Your Feet and Ankles to Improve Walking Performance Part 2

Whatever your occasion might be to enjoy the rejuvenating effects of nature, make certain not to leave your feet out of the experience. After all, like your hands, feet are specifically designed to sense the environment. Your feet can sense differences in heat and cold just like your hands; they are equally sensitive to pain, as you will know if you step on a sharp object that punctures the skin.
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.  
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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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. 
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
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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
Caterpy Assembly

Caterpy: Behind the Bumps

If you wear Caterpy laces in your sneakers, you likely find yourself looking at everyone’s feet either a) looking for Caterpy Laces or b) wondering why people are even still tying their shoes.  #IFYKYK

Catch up with Executive Director and Managing Partner of Caterpy US, Anthony Pong to learn about the history of this innovative product in the lastest blog post. 

April 06, 2021 — Mike Collins
Rotating through multiple pairs of shoes helps prevent injury

Time for a Change

If you run with any sort of regularity, you likely hold the same wisdom to be true for your running shoes, but there is more to it than just changing them out when they get worn down. Runners who regularly rotate through 2 or more shoe models lowered their risk of running injury by an astonishing 39%! 

March 21, 2021 — Caterpy Internal Team
easy to put on no tie shoelaces

Hands & Feet Above the Rest

No tie shoelaces can be a game changer in the medical community. Especially in occupational therapy. Occupational therapists help the general population to develop, recover, or maintain meaningful activities and independence in their lives. Hand therapy is a specialization within this field and also where we see some of the most common orthopedic injuries. 
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It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3

How do you actually reach your goals? I sat down (rather worked out) with personal trainer and coach Aaron Pace at Pure Fit NSB in New Smyrna Beach, FL and asked that very question. He had some ideas.
January 20, 2021 — Caterpy Internal Team