If you have been following our Smart Feet Facebook page, you know we changed our name and affiliation to Ideal Feet. We had to take our website down as part of the process. There are a lot of pages to put the new logo on.
We are old friends with Ideal Feet and could not have become part of a finer group of people. We are now one of 14 stores from San Antonio, Texas, up to Louisville, Kentucky and down to Savannah. We share the desire to see lives changed by the products we sell and we get to experience that thrill every day!
We expect this site, www.idealfeetsavannah, to be fully revised to reflect the changes by May 1, 2014.
In the meantime, visit the main site, www.idealfeet.com for more info about what we do.
Thanks for visiting!
According to an article published in the Dec 24, 2010-Jan 7, 2011 issue of The Week: Running Shoes can hurt your knees. An analysis of people running on a treadmill found that the use of running shoes led to 38 percent more torque, or twisting, around parts of the knee where osteoarthritis develops than barefoot runners experienced. In fact, the shoes put more strain on the knee than women’s high heels do. Unshod, a runner naturally runs on the balls of the feet, which allows the foot itself to absorb more of the impact. People who run on streets and hard pavement, of course, may not have the option of going barefoot, so for them researchers suggested a minimal running shoe with less padding.
Ideal Feet C. Ped responds: Wearing the right kind of running shoe is critical. If a supinator wears a stability shoe, more pressure is exerted on the lateral side of the knee, increasing torque. If a pronater is wearing a neutral shoe, pronation may be increased, stressing the medial side of the knees, increasing torque. Most people need an orthotic to simply aid in alignment of foot, ankle, knee, hip and back. If the foot itself is absorbing more of the impact it should be adequately supported and aligned, with the fat pads intact.