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 Ultimate Holiday Buy Guide

The Ultimate Holiday Buy Guide

We've compiled a list of all of our favorite gifts from high tech healing, to stocking stuffers, and everything in between. 

November 19, 2021 — Anthony Pong

Take the Quiz: Bad or BOO-Jee 👻

When it comes to Halloween Candy we've all got treats we love, and some not so much. Have you ever thought about what your favorite Halloween candy says about you? 
October 28, 2021 — Caterpy Internal Team
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!

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!
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.