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.
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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.
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. 
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
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
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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.