How can you prevent diabetic foot ulcers?
The soft tissue of the foot isn’t like that on other parts of the body. Preventive care is crucial on all levels. A diabetic foot ulcer is produced when there is a break in the skin. This leaves the body open to harmful bacteria. Once there is an infection, it can get to the muscle…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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%…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More