Santa has his naughty and nice list. Are you treating your feet naughty or nice this season? (Which list are you keeping your feet on?)

Yes, Tis the season! He is watching.  If you’re being naughty to your feet it may slow you down.  It may even cause you to feel pain not just in your feet but it may run all the way up to your back.  Pain and possible injury or overuse can occur, so either way, if […]

Neuroma – Getting a wider pair of shoes may not help your Morton’s Neuroma

Recovery & scars from Morton’s Neuroma Surgery (Photo credit: chrisfreeland2002) Neuromas of the feet can be pain free or so painful they cause you to stop what you’re doing and even have to get off your foot, remove your shoe and rub it to try and find relief. They are frequently found in women, although […]

Five Tips for Ideal Fit

English: Red High Heel Pumps (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Some studies indicate that up to 80% of the population is wearing shoes that are too small.  Wearing shoes that are too small can lead to a plethora of foot pathologies including bunions, hammertoes, Morton’s neuroma, metatarsalgia, etc.  Bottom line, PAIN. How could so many people wear […]

Orthaheel Orthotics

We may have been born shoeless, but most of us in modern society do continually walk on hard flat surfaces and must wear shoe gear.  Our feet will adapt to many surfaces such as dirt, sand, and grass, but they can only adapt to whatever surface they are on.  For most of us, that is […]

ara Shoes – A Shoe That Helps Match Fashion & Comfort

ara shoes are a new brand that we now carry here at ArchMasters. They really exemplify a good combination of comfort and style. They have several unique features that I like. HOT, WET FEET?  No problem with 360° cool – ara helps keep feet dry in many weather conditions.  They have upper insulation properties that […]

Swiftwick Socks- Another Brand with Quality and Function.

At ArchMasters-Orthotics, Shoes & Footcare, we strive to provide you with the best (and you will not find me saying that word too often) products to help you achieve functional support and comfort with style. According to the American Academy of Podiatric SportsMedicine, for the serious athlete, socks have become recognized as an essential component […]

I NEED AN ORTHOTIC! – Custom

Originally, the word “custom orthotic” meant a foot support fabricated from a mold of your feet along with a prescription for correction in the alignment of your feet.  However, the word “Custom” has become abused and misleading as your political opponent.  You now see and hear “Custom” fit, made, molded, etc. yet it is really […]

Buying Shoes Online or At Discount Stores May Be Costing You More Than You Think

Ms. Jones came to my podiatry office complaining of a painful corn between her toes.  She explained that she saw a stylish pair of shoes for a great deal and she just had to get them even though she knew they didn’t fit quite right (they were a half size or so different from what […]

Otabo | Know ArchMasters Brands Series

Custom molded shoes are designed to provide the most ideal fit for your feet. They not only offer therapeutic support and comfort, but also accommodate any imperfections you may have.  From significantly deformed feet like a Charcot foot deformity, to mismatched sized and shaped feet, to prevention of premade shoes deforming your feet, inhibiting performance, […]