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By Brian Cragg
March 06, 2013
Category: Footwear
Tags: shoes   personality   shoe fit   bright shoes  

What do your shoes say about you?Imagine being asked to make conclusions about someone’s gender, age, emotional standing, financial status, and other identifiers—based on their shoes!  In an article published in the “Journal of Research in Personality,” conductors of a study did just this, and the results were surprising.  Participants were able to determine the answers to these questions with an accuracy rate of 90%. 

According to this study, our shoes tell others a lot about our personality and standing in life.  Bright shoes tend to be worn by those who are extroverts, while polished and tidy shoes denote an owner who is diligent.  It might seem obvious that expensive shoes would indicate an owner with money, but you might be surprised to find out that boring shoes indicate the person has a hard time building relationships. 

What do your shoes say about you?  Do you tend toward boots or sneakers?  While boots may indicate a more somber side, sneakers can give your feet a hipster vibe.  Men, do you slip on loafers or tie your dress shoes?  Either way, your feet look successful with slip-ons giving you a little global flair.  No matter your gender, flip-flops give the “I’m on vacation” message, so wear them when you’re keeping it casual. 

When it comes to foot health, the fit of your footwear is much more important than the style.  Make sure that you are wearing shoes that fit.  Shoes that are too tight can cause many issues including blisters, calluses, and corns.  Shock absorption, support, and comfort should top your “must have” list. 

Are you experiencing pain when you put on your shoes?  Just like your footwear, healthy feet and ankles say a lot about you.  Call the office of Chiropodist Brian Cragg today to schedule an appointment.  You can reach our Markham, ON office at (905) 294-8087, or schedule an appointment on our website.

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By Brian Cragg
November 11, 2011
Category: running, foot pain
Tags: Running   shoes   goals   exercise   motivation  

If you are like most people, you probably don't enjoy running. It's not a tough fact to swallow, most people just don't like going outside and running for miles and miles. If you care about your health, you probably force yourself to run maybe a couple times a week to get a cardio workout in and maybe some endorphins...but deep down, you probably still dread it.

We are here to tell you that this is a normal feeling! Running isn't everyone's favorite past-time and that's okay. For all those people who actually enjoy running: good for you! But for anyone who has identified with a basic dislike for it, we are here to give some tips and helpful reminders.

1. You don't have to be a marathon runner to get into running. Try to remember to set attainable distances for yourself. Not everyone's built to run marathons--if 2 laps around the track is the perfect distance for you, then go 2 laps. If you force yourself to run 5 miles and you absolutely hate it, then it's going to be much harder to do it again.

2. Take some breaks from running. Alternating between running and walking actually burns more calories and gives you a better workout than running constantly; so if you're tired and feel like walking, go for it.

3. Stretch, stretch, stretch! You will absolutely hate yourself if you don't stretch.

4. Wear comfortable shoes. Wearing shoes that fit will prevent you from giving yourself blisters and you'll also feel much more comfortable running.

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