According to the Center for Disease control, as of 2010 an estimated 51.9 million in the U.S. are affected by arthritis. So what does this have to do with shoes? Because, good joint health starts from the ground up. Even if you don’t have arthritis, typical onset is between the ages of 35 and 55 so there are some preventative measures you can take to fend off arthritis and the unpleasant effects it can cause. In a great number of cases, especially of rheumatoid arthritis, the ankles, knees and hips are highly sensitive areas to impact and jarring. In these instances it’s important to wear a shoe with great shock absorption qualities. In an athletic shoe, a good EVA mid sole to absorb shock and maybe even an added liner are great ideas. Be careful not to put too much padding in the shoe because this can strain the leg muscles with “mushy walking.” And to keep the knees and hips in alignment, a shoe like certain Brooks or Asics with medial posting is great because it keeps the gait pattern from rolling too far in or out. For casual or dress shoes, some good brands include Clarks Unstructured and Alegria due to their blend of polyurethane and TPU. These materials, in high quality form, absorb shock and maintain a good walking structure.
So next time you’re buying shoes, don’t mistreat your feet with cheap, poorly made shoes. Instead put just an extra minute looking at the materials and construction to make sure it’s the right shoe for you!
*statistics cited above obtained from the CDC
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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Houser Shoes, we’d like to introduce ourselves. Houser Shoes is a family-owned business based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The first Houser Shoe store was opened by Gary Houser more than 30 years ago, in 1976, in Gastonia, North Carolina. Gary has been in the shoe business nearly all of his life, starting back when he was in college and worked part-time at the International Shoe Corporation. He worked his way up and eventually becoming District Manager before deciding to venture out on his own.
Today, Houser Shoes has a total of ten retail store locations spread throughout the American Southeast and more than 150 employees. In fact, we are known as the largest independent, family owned shoe store in the Southeast! Eight years ago, we took our first foray into the ecommerce world and began selling our shoes online.
Since opening that very first store, our goal has always been to bring our customers great deals on name brand Men’s and Women’s Shoes and provide excellent service to you, our customers. That mission continues every time we add a new store, hire a new employee or ship a new pair of shoes. We believe whole-heartedly that the most important part of any business is the customer. So, what can we do for you today? If you are in the market for a new pair of shoes, we can help. We encourage you to search our entire selection of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes and shop our fantastic prices.
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