Maybe Kim Kardashian and her sisters can toddle around on stilettos no matter what the reason, the season, or the weather. However, real women need to be able to walk! Stilettos and sky-high sandals may look sexy, but some just-released footwear products from Spenco Medical Corporation will let you spend a comfortable Summer and get you where you need to go, without a bag-full of band-aids! However, if you do get a blister, Spenco 2nd Skin Blister Pads can ease the pain. The thin, sterile pad’s adhesive stays in place for up to five days.
But back to the sandals for a moment. They’re attractive, and although they’re probably not qualified to be called runway chic, two new sandal styles from Spenco will be very welcome when warmer weather hits, and the street beats your feet with the heat.
The Yumi offers impact cushioning and motion control for this flip-flop, which is ideal for long hours of walking inside or outdoors. These sandals are also great for getting through airport security lines quickly.
The Quartet Sandal is designed with a sporty strap that fully secures the foot in the sandal and relieves pressure from the ball of the foot. The style offers a more fashion-forward option for consumers who have historically not been able to wear flip-flop sandals.
And a new shoe (not sandal) is the Siesta. It offers support without sacrificing style. The deep heel cupping, arch support and shock absorbance supports the foot and ankle while providing generous comfort.
My sandal of choice is the Spenco Quartet sandal ($49.99) sized for women, and also for men. The photo shows the women’s straw/natural color. These sandals combine the support and stability of Spenco’s best-selling insole, with the comfort of a slip-on sandal. When you slip your feet into these sandals you can almost feel them go: “aahhh!”
The Quartet’s soft sole may look like any other, but while many slip on sandals have absolutely no arch support, these are designed with orthotic-quality arch and heel support. You can walk for miles, and not lose your smile. Everyone knows that flip flop type sandals are not really good for your feet or posture, but these sandals have extra cushioning and motion control that helps reduce pronation and supination—common problems associated with flat, slab-style sandals.
For those who aren’t sure what those terms mean, “pronation” refers to the natural side-to-side movement of the foot as you walk or run. The foot rolls a bit inward with each step, and with the correct gait should begin to roll outward with the toe-off. But for some people, the ankle rolls too far downward and inward with each step, which is known as “overpronation.” This, alas, can lead to injury but can be corrected with the right shoes, insoles, or orthotics. “Supination” describes an excessive outward rolling motion the foot and ankle during a walking or running stride. This motion can place extra stress on the foot. Supination is more common in those with flat feet and can lead to foot aches and pain.
Spenco sandals are like a spa for your feet. The cutouts and nice stitching make them look sporty but luxurious. The fabric “thong” won’t hurt that tender space between your toes, and if you’re the type that like to wear sandals for travel (or at the airport), you can’t do better than choosing a Spenco style!
To learn more and find a retailer near you visit the Spenco Web Site