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How do you treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Over the course of their lifetime, an estimated 15% of individuals living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. An ulcer is when there is a break in the skin that exposes the body to harmful diseases. Most diabetic foot ulcers are commonly caused by four different areas: poor circulation high blood sugar nerve damage…

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What causes a foot ulcer?

As we learned last week, a foot ulcer is a common cause of lower extremity issues for those with diabetes. They are most often found to develop in older men. The most common mechanism of injury results from repetitive and unperceived pressure on bony areas of the foot as well as pre-existing deformities. There are…

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What is a diabetic foot ulcer?

A foot ulcer is the most common cause of lower extremity issues for those with diabetes. A diabetic ulcer is when there is a break in the skin. This then leaves the body open to harmful bacteria. An invasion of bacteria can often lead to infection if left untreated. It is estimated that approximately 15%…

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Win big-time with KEEN footwear contest

So, a couple years ago, we introduced KEEN footwear (you can find the original post here). We looked at sandals, shoes, and hiking boots. Today, we want to talk exclusively about the KEEN Utility boots. First of all, gents, have you seen these boots?? They’re rugged and multi-functional. The best part is, many of the…

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Weekly Feature: Red Wing Shoe Company

About a month ago, my husband and I took a little trip to Red Wing, MN. We were already in Minnesota for a family vacation so we thought it would be a good opportunity to take in the history and sights at the flagship Red Wing store, outlet, and museum. Red Wing Shoe Company was…

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Weekly Feature: KEEN

The world of footwear is a competitive business and few businesses can stay grounded amid changes to customer demands and desires. One company, however, has taken some different approaches to offering service and footwear that they believe exceeds most expectations. In 2003, KEEN presented an unusual option during a winter industry trade show. Showcasing a summer sandal…

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Weekly Feature: Xsensible

  Xsensible® is a well-known shoe brand worldwide. This is due, in part, to its stretch leather innovation that gives the wearer maximum movement despite any health issues that may be present. The company, named Nimco, initially began in 1904 with the main focus on producing footwear for women and children. Nearly 70 years later,…

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Weekly Feature: Ontario Made

Did you know? On April 2, 2015, we were featured on Rogers channel 20 via Conestoga Connected. Students at Conestoga College’s School of Media and Design in Kitchener work together to develop a weekly show that focuses on different aspects of the Tri-City area. Each episode focuses on various categories and this past spring, Foot Foundation was…

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Weekly Feature: Biotime

At Foot Foundation we carry many styles of footwear for men and women from Biotime, a division of National Shoe Specialties Limited. National Shoe began business in 1972 with the purpose of “supplying raw materials to the footwear trade” (National Shoe Specialties Limited, 2015). As a company with over 40 years of experience, they pride…

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Weekly Feature: Vionic

At Foot Foundation, we carry a number of comfortable footwear designs for women ranging from shoes to sandals. One major brand name is Vionic® with Orthaheel® Technology. This product design was originally known as Orthaheel®. “This innovative Orthaheel® technology helps reduce over-pronation, which can improve foot function and relieve common associated pains such as plantar…

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