Put Your Best Foot Forward

Posted on: May 23, 2023

Did you know the foot and ankle are a complex mechanical structure made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments?  Plus, there are approximately 8,000 nerves in the feet!  With the average person taking 8,000-10,000 steps each day (That adds up to approximately 115,000 miles in a typical lifetime!), its vital to take care of our precious feet.  Psssst!—Also, check out Cloverdale’s Heartwalkers mall-walking program.

Walk, run and stand longer with insoles or shoe inserts.  Rexall has a great line up of Dr. Scholl’s insoles and accessories.  Got back pain?  Try Dr. Scholl’s Pro Lower Back Relief Orthotic Insoles. An avid runner?  Go for Dr. Scholl’s Athletic Series.  Notice an interesting scent emitting from your feet?  Use Dr. Scholl’s Odour Destroyers Medicated Foot Powder for sweaty feet that absorbs wetness to help control foot odour and keep feet dry, comfortable and refreshed.

For classic running shoes head to The Shoe Club where they carry stylish athletic shoe brands like Puma and Skechers.  But if you need everyday orthopedic footwear Walking On A Cloud is your best bet for name brand orthopedic shoes.  Like, Remonte shoes (a sister-brand of the famous Rieker shoe brand), which are not just decorative and fashionable but features “anti-stress” capabilities.  Every shoe incorporates a special construction and utilizes lightweight and elastic components to achieve their special anti-stress features:

  • Minimum weight.
  • Optimum shock absorption on varying surfaces.
  • Maximum reflexibility (what we call the ´barefoot´ feeling).
  • A construction that devotes space to areas where the foot expands through the day.

Dress up your favorite t-shirts and jeans with Remonte’s Odean Black Leather Chunky Heel Sandal.  The sandal features a leather upper with an open toe, a comfortable heel strap with hook-and-loop fastener, a breathable leather lining and a lightly cushioned leather-lined footbed.  You can be on your feet all day with the sandal’s comfortable stacked chunky heel.   Or if you are wearing a pretty summer maxi dress then pair it with the Sydney Vegan Birko-Flor Light Rose Double Strap Slide Sandal  by Birkenstock.  With its two simple straps it covers fashion and comfort and it is made from vegan materials and includes an upper made of Birko-Flor® in a delicate watercolor flower pattern.

Now, lets talk shoe storage, because that is a must!  There are so many types to choose from on at Kitchen Stuff Plus.  Want to tuck your shoe collection out of the eyesight of guests?  Then you need the Toby Shoe Cabinet.  One of their most popular organizers, the Toby Shoe Cabinet keeps extra shoes hidden in its drawer compartments.  Each compartment can hold six pairs of shoes. It is available in 2-drawer (holding 12 pairs of shoes) of 3-drawer (holding 18 pairs of shoes) options.

A smart investment is an anti-fatigue mat.  What is that you ask?  It is a memory foam mat that takes the stress out of doing chores on your feet while working in the kitchen.  The Anti-Fatigue Memory Foam Mat from Kitchen Stuff Plus, is easy to clean,  soft and comfortable, and helps prevent aches and pains while standing.  Available in many patterns, colours and sizes.

As incredible as our feet and ankles are, they do get injured and develop painful medical conditions.  Essential Physio Rehabilitation can help improve your ability to move and function, as well as supplying custom orthotic devices.  Their specialists are dedicated in helping you gain control of your health by directly dealing with foot problems that may be causing you discomfort.

Let us know other foot-friendly suggestions  that you find helpful, by tagging @cloverdalemall on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

~Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator


Photo credit:

Image 1: @walkingonacloudshoes
Image 2: @kitchenstuffplus