October 5th, 2011
We love to get feedback from SOLE users. Good and bad, we circulate user comments throughout the whole company so everyone is aware of what our customers are saying. The best is when we get a testimonial from someone who has been impacted deeply by a SOLE product. It's these testimonials that are a great reminder of why I get up every morning to come work here.
September 28th, 2011
Podiatrist Dr. Jared Shippee has been a long-time supporter and user of SOLE products. He and his lovely wife Rachel stopped by the SOLE booth during Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, and he was nice enough to explain why he recommends SOLE Custom Footbeds to his podiatric patients.
July 19th, 2011
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury affecting the connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the front of the heel bone to the ball of the foot. This dense strip of tissue helps support the longitudinal arch of the foot. The condition starts gradually with mild pain at the heel bone. Read on to learn stretching and strengthening exercises from The Running Injury Clinic to help combat plantar fasciitis, and for some SOLE-recommended products (proven to reduce plantar fascia strain by 34%).
July 12th, 2011
Some people's feet have a natural tendency to supinate (roll outwards) instead of pronating (rolling inwards) during a stride. This prevents the foot from absorbing shock the way it should. Read on to learn a couple stretching exercises from The Running Injury Clinic to help battle oversupination, and for some SOLE-recommended products.
July 8th, 2011
Study Shows SOLE Footbeds Reduce Plantar Fascia Strain by 34% Without Unnecessarily Controlling Other Foot Biomechanics
June 30th, 2011
Metatarsalgia, or ball-of-foot pain, is marked by pain and inflammation, occurring after excessive strain has been placed upon the metatarsal region of the foot for an extended period of time. Metatarsalgia is a common condition among athletes and active individuals. Read on to learn a stretching exercise from The Running Injury Clinic, to help strengthen your ankles, and for some SOLE-recommended products.
June 24th, 2011
Basically, overpronation occurs when your feet roll too far inwards. It's kind of like a reverse turned ankle. Overpronation can be increased by poor footwear choice (flat flip-flops), but sometimes it is genetic. Read on to learn a strengthening exercise from The Running Injury Clinic, to help strengthen your ankles, and for some SOLE-recommended products.
June 17th, 2011
The thought of straining your Achilles tendon can cause even the strongest runners to cringe. It's not an injury I would wish upon anyone. Read on to find some exercises, courtesy of The Running Injury Clinic, that you can use to strengthen your Achilles and avoid ailments like Achilles tendinitis.
June 13th, 2011
Have you ever been out for a run and felt a sharp, stabbing pain in your shins? Those, my friends, are shin splints. SOLE has been working closely with Dr. Reed Ferber at the University of Calgary and the Running Injury Clinic. We're happy to provide you with some of Dr. Ferber's exercises to help combat shin splints.
December 14th, 2010
I read a statistic recently that claimed eight out of ten people will experience back pain at some point in their life. I found myself shocked that the number was that low. Really, can you think of a single person you know that hasn't suffered from an ache or irritation between their shoulder blades, mid, or lower back? Between sports, sitting, backpacks, poor posture, and genetics, I don't see how anyone could make it through life without experiencing some type of back discomfort.