Ready for Sandal Season?

very abnormal wear marks on Birkenstock sandals

Ok I know I’m jumping the gun a bit here in southern Ontario. This is intended to be more reflective, as we change seasons and dig out last year’s footwear. As anyone who knows me will testify, I’m not really much of a slave to seasonal fashion( or any sort of fashion for that matter). […]

What are the five key things to consider when buying a good stable shoe?

image of podiatry associates doctor testing shoes for flexibility in the ball of the foot

How to buy new shoe and what to look for has been a topic of conversation with patients for the past 35 years of my professional career. The reason we spend so much time on the subject of footwear is that without good stable footwear as a foundation, any efforts we make to improve on […]

Finally an Orthotic friendly sandal for men

good stable men's sandal at podiatry associate

For years our female patients have had the ability to purchase comfortable stable sandals with removable insole to accept their custom functional orthotics. Not since the disappearance of BITE sandals has the same been possible for males. Well, it would appear that now has changed! Today I had a patient return for a check-up and […]

Holiday Gift Ideas

This year if you really want to show Grandma or Grandpa you really care and want them to be a vital active part of your life for years to come, don’t, I repeat DO NOT buy them slippers, no matter how cute they (the slippers) might look.  If you have already given in to temptation […]

The world Heavy Weight Champion

image of a very stable shoe

First stop on our promised review of some suitable footwear models The Heavy Weight Contender. The Brooks Beast and Ariel; men’s and women’s shoes respectively, are now on its 20th model and has been a “solid” performer (yes the pun was intended)! This has been a terrific stability shoe for lager patients, for both walking and running for […]