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How often should you replace shoes?

If you’re a runner, you’re probably aware of the general rule that you need to replace your shoes every 300 to 400 miles. But what about everyday shoes? How often should you replace those?


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History of Shoes

As time has evolved, so of course has shoe design. Initially, athletic shoes became common, driven by comfort and performance. However, as shoes became fashionable, they became more impractical, driven by look over comfort.

Let’s take a deeper look into the history of footwear and understand how the design of today’s shoes has created a host of foot problems, including bunionshammer toes, and more.

7 Foot Health Tips for Active People

The average person takes over 3.5 million steps per year, based on a 10,000 per day step count. For athletes, that number is likely far higher. Here’s another fun fact: over a lifetime, the average person walks about 100,000 miles!

When you put numbers to the work our feet do for us, you can really see how much we use them. We use our feet for just about everything we do, so it’s important to take care of them.

Lems Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s that time of year when you’re scrambling to find the perfect gift for the people on your list and we’re just weeks away from Christmas. Luckily, we’ve got some great gift ideas for those of you with active friends and family.

Are There Health Benefits to Walking Barefoot?

Since we’ve been spending more time at home over the past two years, it’s likely that you’ve also been spending more time walking around barefoot.

Wide Toe Box Hiking Boots: What's The Benefit?

If you’ve never experienced a hike in a pair of wide toe box hiking boots, then you may be experiencing unnecessary pain and discomfort in your feet.

8 Great Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Outdoors

Whether you gather with family over the table, get together with pals for Friendsgiving, or do something else entirely, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Thanksgiving outdoors. So bundle up in your warmest gear and start planning how your family and friends will get your nature fix before sitting down to a delicious meal.

Why Wearing Shoes with Arch Support Can Lead to Problems

For those with flat feet, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, or some other ailment of the feet, most store clerks or doctors would prescribe a shoe with good arch support. However, the majority of people wearing shoes with artificial arch support are not doing their feet a service.

Understanding Hammer Toes: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Learn more about what causes hammer toes, recognize the symptoms, and understand how to treat them if they do appear. Better yet, read this post to make sure that you never develop them yourself!

Understanding Bunions: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Long-term use of narrow shoes can have lasting consequences on the foot’s functional anatomy and are legitimately tied to the formation of bunions–a foot deformity in the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe.

Are You Prepared for a 50-Mile March?

JFK believed every able-bodied adult American – especially his military officers – should be able to march 50 miles should the need ever arise. Although his brother Robert was able to complete the "Kennedy March" in Oxford shoes (ouch!), there are much better footwear options available. The loss of a kinesthetic culture has many contributing factors, but society's choice of increasingly impractical footwear is certainly one. 

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