ColoRADo

ColoRADo

When my husband had the opportunity to take a work detail in the White River National Forest near Vail, CO for the Summer we decided to trade in our flip flops for trail shoes. I'm so glad we did! 

I've spent the last few months exploring one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Below are a few of my favorite trails and summits. Some are off the beaten path, but with a little spirit for adventure the time of your life awaits!

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

After a training run in thick underbrush, where both runners' shoes came untied several times Tavi knew something had to be done. She purchased Caterpy laces and showed up on race day with a pair for Jeff too!
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.  
Red No-Tie Laces brown hightop work boots and light blue no-tie shoelaces on hiker boots

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.
Leadville 100 Athlete Robert Sterba

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.
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
Drinking coffee

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