The History of Shoelaces

The History of Shoelaces

As technology has progressed so has the science of shoelaces and foot health. Enter Caterpy. This bump technology wonder has flipped the paradigm in shoelace design when it comes to comfort, convenience, performance, and customization. Caterpy is the only no tie shoelace approved by podiatrists and sports medicine doctors. Your feet support 100% of your body weight, improving foot health is of the utmost importance. 
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!
Do Your Feet Hurt?

Do Your Feet Hurt?

Blood flow is essential in maintaining tissue health, especially following an injury, as it provides the vital reparative factors necessary for healing. Compromised blood flow then, can significantly inhibit tissue healing. In regards to the feet, the posterior tibial artery of the lower leg supplies blood to the plantar region (bottom, sole) of the foot, including the plantar fascia via the lateral plantar artery.
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.  
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