Toe Joez Low Heeled Toe Loop Sandals for Women – Coming Soon!

Toe Joez Low Heeled Toe Loop Sandals for Women – Coming Soon!

New-color-sandalsThere is a general perception that heels may look good, but aren’t really very good for the feet. This may not be true, however, with all heeled sandals or wedges. A lot of people do suffer from feet and back pain after wearing heels, no doubt. Have you ever wondered why this happens? It is because humans are meant to walk heel-to-toe. Even high heeled sandals alter this natural position leading to foot fatigue and joint pain. That is why it’s so important to make a well informed choices when selecting heeled footwear.

As we’ve mentioned before, the higher the heel the worse the footwear will be for the health of your feet. Heels in general should be avoided, especially in your every day wear. But a woman’s leg is elongated and the positioning of the foot, more elegant, when presented with even a modest lift, no?

Womens-Top-colorsWhat if there were a simple, casual shoe that had ergonomic arch support, no pinching or binding anywhere and always stayed securely on your foot as you walk? What if the shoe also came in beautiful pastel summer colors, was super comfortable and easy to clean? What if it were also under $30 and just a few mouse clicks away online?

Well, that day is here! Introducing the low heel sandal from Toe Joez Footwear in beautiful pastel colors. Simple, affordable, pretty and comfortable summer footwear for your casual lifestyle. Click here to see this season’s styles  ↦↦

ToeJoez Footwear – Changing the way you feel about sandals. Changing summer footwear for the better. Comfortable, healthy feet for everyone!

The Worst Types of Shoes for your Feet

The Worst Types of Shoes for your Feet

Some Words about Healthy Feet, from the folks at ToeJoez Footwear

We’ve known for some time now that the higher the heel, the worse for the health of your feet. Just ask any woman that regularly wears stiletto heels. What isn’t commonly known is why. The following is taken in part from articles submitted to WebMD recently and includes a list of shoes that are terrible for your feet and can cause some really serious problems.

HIGH HEELS

healthly-feet-(3.1)This style is notorious for causing a painful knot on the back of the heel. The rigid material presses on a bony deformity some women have called a “pump bump.” The pressure leads to blisters, swelling, bursitis, even pain in the Achilles tendon. Ice, orthotics, and heel pads may provide pain relief — along with better shoes. The bony protrusion is permanent and forces the feet into a position that puts stress on the ball of the foot. At this critical joint, the long metatarsal bones meet the pea-shaped sesamoid bones, and the toe bones (phalanges).

Too much pressure can inflame these bones or the nerves that surround them. Chronic stress to the foot bones can even lead to hairline fractures. Switching to lower heels will help you avoid problems with the metatarsal bones. The lower you go, the more natural your foot position will be. Many podiatrists recommend choosing heels that are no more than 2 inches high — and even those should be worn in moderation.

TOE DEFORMITIES

healthly-feet-(7.1)High heeled shoes push too much body weight toward the toes and then squeeze them together. Over time, the result can be hammertoe, abnormal bends in the toe joints that can gradually become rigid. Surgery is sometimes needed to relieve the pain of severe hammertoe. Crowding can cause other toe deformities, along with continuous shoe friction, leading to painful corns and calluses.

FLATS

There’s no arch support whatsoever. That keeps the feet from functioning optimally and can lead to knee, hip, and back problems. Poor arch support is also associated with a painful foot condition called plantar fasciitis.

FLIP FLOPS

Flip-flops offer very little protection. The risk of getting splinters or other foot injuries is higher when the feet are so exposed.

People with diabetes should not wear flip-flops, because simple cuts and scrapes can lead to serious complications. In addition, many flip-flops provide no arch support. Like ballet flats, they can aggravate plantar fasciitis and cause problems with the knees, hips, or back.

PLATFORM SHOES

Platform shoes and wedges tend to have rigid foot beds. This throws off the biomechanics of walking. Your foot is trying to bend a certain way, but the shoe is fighting you because it’s so rigid. If the heel of the platform is much higher than the toe area, the shoe also puts pressure on the metatarsal bones.

POINTED TOE SHOWS

They might be stylish, but shoes with pointy toes squeeze the entire front of your foot together. After time, this can cause nerve pain, bunions, blisters, and hammertoes. Some women even develop bruises under their toenails from the constant pressure.

Excerpts taken from interviews on WebMD with podiatrist Hillary Brenner, DPM

The ToeJoez Footwear company in San Diego, California ↦ ToeJoez Sandals produces and distributes a line of affordable, super comfortable, casual sandals for men, women and kids.

transparent(1)The patented design, created by owner Steve Arnold, features built in arch support similar to orthotic inserts, a toe loop which stay securely fastened to your foot without pinching or binding and lays flat on the bottom so sand and dirt isn’t thrown under your foot or onto the back of your leg as you move.

These healthy alternatives to flip flops and other traditional warm weather footwear are changing the way people think about sandals! We’ve had customers tell us they wear them everywhere including the shower after coming from the beach. Sometimes they forget they are wearing them!

And ToeJoez Sandals are really comfortable to wear from the very first time you try them on. They’re easy to slip in and out of, aren’t susceptible to sun damage and they don’t shrink up when they get wet like their leather counterparts.

If your feet are killing you at the end of your summer day, why not swap out those trendy flip flops and leather sandals for a pair or two of ToeJoez Sandals? You’ll be glad you did! All styles are under $30 and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. ↦ Check our Toe Loop Sandal styles for men, women and kids.

Toe Loop Sandals by ToeJoez – A Healthy, long lasting alternative to Flip Flops

Toe Loop Sandals by ToeJoez – A Healthy, long lasting alternative to Flip Flops

Flip-flops are named for the sound they make when you walk — flip, flop, flip, flop. This common, inexpensive warm weather footwear certainly comes with its drawbacks. If you wear them all the time, you are likely experiencing pain that isn’t very healthy for your feet.

healthly-feet-(5.1)Researchers at Auburn University found that wearing flip-flops alters the way you walk and changes your gait in subtle ways that can lead to serious sole, heel and ankle problems. These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

Most researchers agree that casual flip-flop use is fine. The trend in recent years, that more is less when it comes to healthy footwear, has propelled the traditional flip-flop beyond the domain of beach bums and into the realm of sturdier sandals as proper summer fashion day and night.

Enter the toe loop sandal.

slideshow_3Toe Joez http://www.toejoez.com – toe loop sandals for men, women and kids are referred to in a variety of terms including “toe loop flip flops”, “flip flop toe rings”, toe loop shoes and toe loop sandals. This patented new sandal design from a centuries old style is quickly replacing traditional flip flops because they are amazingly comfortable from the first time you put them on. They don’t slip around when you walk or pinch your toes, ankles or feet. They’re also super easy to clean, lightweight, affordable and kid friendly.

Toe Joez sandals are made from a super durable synthetic material and not from leather, so they don’t fade in the sun or get stiff after they get wet and dry out.

Have you ever been walking on the sand at the beach and had your flip flops throwing sand everywhere? You can barely take a step without feeling sand being thrown on the back of your ankles and lower leg. After just a few steps the hot sand they are supposed to be protecting your feet from is on top of the sandal and under your feet. And typical flip flops are notorious for inadequate foot support and slipping around while you walk. If all that wasn’t enough, many of the flip flop styles actually rub the skin between your big and second toe if you wear them long enough.

Based in San Diego, California, Toe Joez sandals are changing the way people think about casual foot wear. Men, women’s, kids and retro styles – all value priced at under $30! http://www.toejoez.com/shop/

Drawbacks of a Trendy Sandal

Drawbacks of a Trendy Sandal

This recent article from Prevention.com http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/9-sandals-that-wont-wreck-your-feet/slide/1 talks about the drawbacks of wearing sandals, even though they are really popular in warmer climates and during the summer in most parts of the world.

healthly-feet-(6.1)The common result of wearing sandals for any length of time? Blisters, raw skin, and achy arches. Sandals may be fun and fashionable, but they’re no friends to your feet — unless you know what to look for when you’re shopping for them.

Top podiatrist Stephanie Hochman, DPM of New York Podiatry, was interviewed at depth about these common problems and gave the interviewer this list of quality sandals that are both stylish and are supposed to provide adequate support for your feet when you wear them.

Whether you’re hiking a backwoods trail, strolling the boardwalk, or enjoying a night on the town, this list claims to have a sandal you and your feet can feel good about. This list ↦ Sandals that won’t hurt your feet of Dr. Hochman’s recommendations range in price from $30-$120 per pair, are attractive and mostly styles for women.

Although both the design and cushioning properties of the sole are more ergonomic for your foot than say something like an inexpensive flip flop, in each of these cases there is still the strip of bound leather between your toes, or binding on the top of your foot, that will eventually chafe and sometimes blister your delicate skin.

In addition, most of these styles are also not sun or moisture resistant or easy to clean. Anything made of leather will take time to break in and conform to your feet. And, all but two of these styles will flop sand or dirt up the back or your ankles and lower legs as you walk.

So What’s the Alternative?

Womens-Top-colorsToe Joez http://www.toejoez.com – toe loop sandals for men, women and kids are referred to in a variety of terms including “toe loop flip flops”, “flip flop toe rings”, toe loop shoes and toe loop sandals. This patented new sandal design from a centuries old style is quickly replacing traditional flip flops because they are amazingly comfortable from the first time you put them on. They don’t slip around when you walk or pinch your toes, ankles or feet. They’re also super easy to clean, lightweight, affordable and kid friendly.

Toe Joez sandals are made from a super durable synthetic material and not from leather, so they don’t fade in the sun or get stiff after they get wet and dry out.

Based in San Diego, California, Toe Joez sandals are changing the way people think about casual foot wear. Men, women’s, kids and retro styles – all value priced at under $30! http://www.toejoez.com/shop/

Tips for Healthy  Feet

Tips for Healthy Feet

You know your heart needs lots of TLC. Your feet do, too. After all, they are the workhorses of your body, taking about 5,000 steps a day. That’s 2.5 miles! Not to mention that your feet have to bear the weight of your body every step of the way. In addition, we cram them into shoes and stand on them for long periods of time. Those hard-working feet deserve a little more attention than you’re probably giving them. Here’s what you need to know.

Basic Care

What kind of basic care do my feet need?

Just as you wouldn’t go a day without brushing your teeth, you shouldn’t you go a day without taking care your feet.

↦ Check them daily for cuts, sores, swelling, and infected toenails.
↦ Give them a good cleaning in warm water, but avoid soaking them because that may dry them out.
↦ Moisturize them every day with lotion, cream, or petroleum jelly. Don’t put moisturizer between your toes. You want to keep the skin there dry to prevent infection.
↦ Avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes. Your shoes shouldn’t hurt your feet.
↦ Skip the flip-flops and flats. They don’t provide enough arch support.
↦ Rotate your shoes so you’re not wearing the same pair every day.
↦ Trim your toenails straight across with a nail clipper. Then use an emery board or nail file to smooth the corners, which will prevent the nail from growing into your skin.

What are the main causes of foot pain?

Foot pain can make it tough to do everyday activities like walk your dog or play with your kids. What’s behind that pain? Several things could be causing your aches. For women, high heels may be the biggest culprit. Other causes include being overweight, wearing poorly constructed shoes, a foot injury or a bruise, or faulty biomechanics, meaning that your walking gait isn’t quite normal.

How can I relieve foot pain?

You can treat minor foot pain at home.
map; Spend more time off your feet.
map; Massage your feet to ease tension and aches. You can rub your feet with your hands or move them over a rolling pin.
map; Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication for pain.
map; Wear shoe inserts. Over-the-counter inserts may provide enough support. In some cases, your doctor may recommend prescription orthotics, which will be specially made for you.

If you have swelling that hasn’t improved within 2 to 5 days, pain that continues for a few weeks, or have burning pain, numbness, or tingling in your foot, call your doctor.

Get to a doctor immediately if you:
↦ Have an open wound
↦ See signs of infection
↦ Are not able to walk
↦ Can’t put weight on your foot
↦ Have diabetes and a wound that’s either not getting better or is warm, red, deep, or swollen

How can I prevent foot pain?

Solutions depend on what’s triggering your pain, but here are some general pointers to remember:

↦ Wear properly fitted shoes, replacing them if they have too much wear on the heels or soles.
↦ Wear the right shoes for any activity you’re doing.
↦ Avoid wearing high heels every day, and don’t wear any that are higher than 2 inches.
↦ Lose weight if you need to.
↦ Give yourself time to warm up and cool down when you exercise.
↦ Stop smoking.
↦ Use an over-the-counter shoe insert or pad that targets your particular problem.

A bunion is a painful lump at the base of the big toe, which may cause the toe to bend unnaturally. It forms when the tissue or bone at the base joint gets displaced. This may happen after years of abnormal pressure and movement. Pointy-toed shoes are a common factor, which explains the prevalence of bunions among women.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

↦ Avoid Higher Heels. Option for something less than two inches. They still put forth an elegant profile by elongating the leg
↦ Have your feet professionally measured at the end of the day while you are standing.
↦ Avoid wearing shoes that are too small.
↦ Make sure your shoes bend at the toe box but aren’t too flexible.
↦ Make sure your shoes have sufficient arch support

ToeJoez Toe Loop Sandals versus other Categories of Sandals

ToeJoez Toe Loop Sandals versus other Categories of Sandals

UNHEALTHY TRENDS

healthly-feet-9.1Newer additions to the shoe scene are minimalist shoes. They aim to mimic the natural feel and mechanics of walking barefoot. Many podiatrists are not impressed, though. There’s no real support for your heel or arch and no shock absorption. Running in these shoes is absolutely horrible for your feet! In addition, with some brands, the “fingers” separate the toes, interfering with the natural walking position of your foot.

HEALTHY TRENDS

sidebar-slide(13)ToeJoez Footwear, a San Diego, Califonria based company, makes a special type ofToe Loop Sandal, a new twist on an old favorite that was around during the Roman Empire two thousand years ago. The patented design for all of ToeJoez footwear, created by owner, Steve Arnold, provides built in arch support similar to orthotic inserts and a comfortable look and feel perfect for your busy, causal lifestyle.

Toe Loop Sandals are the Flip Flop that doesn’t flip or flop. Although ToeJoes Footwear styles may not be quite right for the Governor’s Ball yet, they do provide adequate arch support and shock absorption, are super comfortable from the first time you wear them and don’t pinch or bind your toes or any part of your foot when you wear them. And, if that all weren’t enough, every sandal in the company is value priced at under $30 per pair! ↦  Check out styles for men, women and children

Unlike leather sandals, ToeJoez Footwear toe loop design is not vulnerable to sun, insect or water damage and is super easy to clean! Made from durable, synthetic materials, these toe loop sandals help define and complete your minimalist and casual look on hot summer days. For men and women alike, the toe loop sandal provides clean, simple, worry free and exceptionally comfortable warm weather footwear. Unlike flip flops, they make almost no sound when you move, don’t scatter dirt and sand around when you walk and don’t cause discomfort to your feet.

And, unlike gladiator sandals, there are no straps to fuss with or wear out. In Roman times gladiators would secure these straps up to almost their knees so the sandals would stay securely on their feet during battle.

There are many types of sandals available today including:

Gladiator

This sandal often has many ties that are strapped to the leg and hold the foot to the upper sole with a thick band that goes around the ankle. Gladiators wore this type of sandal when fighting. Today the style is perfect for dancing and moving about a nightclub. Don’t really need the sword or shield anymore.

Sport Sandals

Any sandal specifically designed for hiking or other activities. Most of the more “comfortable” sandals fit in this category. You will frequently see them being worn by men and students in the summer. These more casual sandals are not feasible for the office or dance floor.

Flip-Flop

So named for the sound they make when you walk, the flip-flop or zori sandal is loosely secured to the foot by means of a strap in between the toes. The flip-flop originated from the Japanese zori, which was formally worn with white socks. Flip-flops aren’t really a very durable or practical piece of footwear and are best reserved for the beach or around the house.

City Sandal

This popular term means a sandal that you would not take hiking. Effectively the opposite of a sport sandal. They are made for getting around town and some styles are quite dressy. Great sandals to wear to work.

Evening Sandals

An evening sandal is meant to look hot. Choose an evening sandal with a thicker heel if you plan to spend some time dancing. A thinner, more sophisticated heel is perfect for dinner and casual conversation with friends.

Special Occasion Sandals

This term usually applies to bridal sandals, but can refer to a dressier evening sandal as well. Perfect for dressier occasions and, of course, a wedding.

Espadrille

A flat sandal with a flexible sole and fabric upper. Good for a more casual office or an outing with friends.

Huarache

A sling-backed sandal with a small heel and an upper consisting of woven leather strips. A more casual sandal.

Clog

A heavy sandal with a thick sole. The popular clogs on the market today incorporate a cork heel. Depending on the dressiness of the upper, these sandals can be work, dinner, or even dance appropriate.

T-Strap

A T-Strap comes up between the toes and hooks onto an ankle strap to hold the foot firmly in place with minimal coverage of the foot. Perfect for days at the beach or those first few days of summer when you want to get some sun on your feet. A casual sandal meant for evenings and weekends out, not generally something you’d wear to work at an office.

Toe Loop

The toe loop or toe ring sandal will keep the little toe firmly in place. Also a very popular style this season! Similar to the T-Strap, the casual nature of this sandal usually mean it is best confined to areas outside of the corporate cubicle. ↦ Check out ToeJoez Footwear super comfortable styles!

Wedges

A wedge sandal sports a wedge heel, a heel that incorporates a thick sole capped off with a small heel. This is more of a style for a dress sandal, and one that is quite fashionable due to the pleasing shape of the wedge. As per the clog, the wedge’s suitability for a particular spot all depends on the dressiness of its upper. Wedges are frequently made into dressier sandals. There isn’t that much that is casual about them!