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