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.
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
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. 
Caterpy Friends

The Lowdown on High Elevation Adventure

Montana has a huge outdoor scene.  From glacial mountains, to rolling hills and canyons, there is something for everyone. While I still have a vast amount to explore, what follows are some of my favorite trails so far.
January 31, 2021 — Mike Collins
Running, Half Marathon, Fitness, Mom, Friends

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