Acor River Walk Shoes for Men

The spring season is coming and here’s a a light new pair of shoes that brings style to the table without sacrificing support. The Men’s Acor River Walk Shoes in tan are recognized world-wide because of the excellent craftsmanship that Acor has been able to provide throughout history. The shoes are made of lightweight materials and are constructed with vents to keep your feet healthy and cool, the perfect mix for this warm summer days coming up.

Acor Mens River Walk Diabetic Shoes

Acor Men's River Walk Diabetic Shoes

5 Reasons To Keep Your Dog Fit

As I was leaving the dog park yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice the increasing number of overweight dogs in the common-area. Sure the lovable furry fellas are still the same old caring canines, but neglecting to exercise them has some serious consequences.

1. Taking your dog on daily walks, makes you go on daily walks. What better reason do you need to get up out of the couch and turn off the tv?
2. Keep your pup around longer. Much like us and our race, the healthier a dog is, the longer he/she lives.
3. Prevent dog diabetes. Watch their food intake and take them on regular walks. Limiting their assortment of food also makes it easier on you. If you’re responsible, you won’t be the dog owner that leaves your pup’s poop sitting out in public.
4. You learn discipline, the dog learns to behave. So you’ve just gotten home from an exhausting day at work and you’re ready for the boob tube. Well guess what my friend? Your dog is going to make you earn your tv time. As you learn to discipline yourself and go on walks when you absolutely don’t want to, your dog spends time with you and learns what is acceptable in terms of behavior. This is quality time as opposed to you laying on the couch while your dog is in the other room chewing on a rawhide.
5. Dogs really are man’s best friend. If you take care of them, they’ll take care of you. All they need is some TLC and they’ll give you much more than you bargained for, in a good way of course.

Great Start to a Year So Far

2009 has been a wild ride so far, but with so many things happening I must say that attitude plays an important role in your emotions during these (and actually at all) times. I recently met someone that was always happy, always smiling. He wasn’t the most coordinated person and was at times, just plain goofy. Not exactly the type of guy the popular kids wanted to hang out with in high school.

One day we bumped into each other, and he started up with his joyous laugh telling me how great of a day it is. I had to tell him that I greatly respected his attitude. Suddenly, he got a little serious. Talk about a change of character (in a good way). He then went on to explain that he was in the Vietnam war and to paraphrase (for the sake of time) the person in front of him had stepped on an explosive. As he held his friend, a life ended. “From that day on”, he said “if I’m alive, I’m lucky and I’m sure as hell happy.” That was the greatest news of the decade!

So the reason why I’m writing this is because we should all think that regardless of our economic situation or physical health conditions, we should savor and cherish every moment that we are alive. We need to make the most of these times that we are sharing with each other.

Inauguration Day

Today marks an historic event in the history of the United States of America. As we await for the inauguration of our 44th President, we wait in joyful hope to see what changes will come about in this seemingly dark time. Although things aren’t as pleasant as we hope, President Obama seems to offer a light of hope, a plan to usher in a new America which will thrive stronger than ever. It’s not going to be easy, but if we all work together, things will be back on track. I am looking forward to the America of the future with excellence in innovation and a strong foundation built by our fore-fathers.

New Product Line Coming to The HuB

This long weekend has started off with a bang for the Diabetic Shoes HuB and it’s customers. We had just gotten word from a very well-known supplier in the diabetic community that they have agreed to be added to our long-list of reliable manufacturers of orthopedic shoes. We are very excited for the news. But you’ll have to wait to see who it is. We don’t want to give away the surprise just yet. You’ll have to keep coming back and either visiting the HuB or this blog. I’m guessing we’ll be dropping hints in these places. We are happy to extend our line of diabetes health products and continue to offer them at favorable prices. No word yet on when we’ll officially add the products to the site, but like I said, keep your eyes peeled.

The Link Between Diabetes and Tai Chi

This almost seems like a no-brainer, but I’m going to spell it out anyway because the more I think it, the more inspired I am to go and practice my Tai Chi forms. Basically, Tai Chi in the United States became very popular for it’s meditative and health benefits. Although it was founded and designed as a martial art (Tai Chi Chuan means “The Grand Ultimate Fist”) Tai Chi has been able to assist many people living in assisted living homes prevent slips and falls. Many of hip has been spared with the introduction of Tai Chi stepping. Ok, so what does Tai Chi has to do with diabetes. Well directly, Tai Chi is a great health benefit because it’s exercise and as you work through the movements at Tai Chi speed, you are developing your muscles while expanding your lungs. Indirectly, Tai Chi releases blockages of “Chi” or “energy” throughout your body allowing your blood to flow and movement to increase. It is no wonder why many with arthritis problems turn to Tai Chi for their problems and find remedies. If you haven’t yet tried Tai Chi, I strongly recommend visiting the nearest school that offers it and see if it is for you.

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

I just read an interesting tid-bit of information today laying out the idea that roughly 40 percent of the diabetic community suffers from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. The problems for both issues is that they each have their own set of serious health concerns. Now if you are diabetic, and you happen to suffer from sleep apnea as well, I would suggest purchasing a CPAP mask to regulate your breathing at night while adopting a (physician approved) workout regimen to increase your health. Watching what you eat and limiting the amount of fatty foods as well as excess carbohydrates can also play a significant role in your body’s fight against sleep apnea and diabetes.

Product Additions – New Shoe Insoles Part 3 – Viscoelastic Edition

For part three of our shoe insole product additions, we are featuring our viscoelastic shoe inserts. According to Wikipedia, viscoelastic is defined as “..the property of materials that exhibit both viscous and elastic characteristics when undergoing deformation” Alright, so what does that mean? Basically it means that it is more durable than your average insole. The Freedom viscoelastic accommodator insoles are no exception to the rule. These insoles create a shape that flexes and flows with foot movement so you know that comfort will not be compromised. For women, we have the viscoelastic women’s pump inserts to finally solve the problem between pain and high heels. The shoe inserts are molded to reduce heel pressure but perhaps the best feature in these inserts is the economic price and use as they are diverse enough to use in several pairs of shoes. Finally, for those that aren’t seeking a full insole but are still seeking the benefits of viscoelastic technology, we have added the viscoelastic heel cups which dampen and dissipate shock forces in the heel. They be placed on wedges or glued in place. The heel cups are the ultimate shoe insert to optimize shock absorption and weight distribution in your shoes.

Product Additions – New Shoe Insoles Part 2

So for the second part of the additions, we wanted to make sure we added some insoles that could take a beating. That’s why we’ve added the highly supportive spenco performance gel insoles to the mix. These gel insoles are so durable that they are often used in athletic shoes. They’ve been held tried and true to stand up to the toughest basketball game and longest trail jog. The insoles also help to reduce those annoying blisters and calluses that you may get from a long day of wear and tear on your feet. From there, we also wanted to make sure we had something for those that are constantly feeling heel pain in their everyday walk to the office. The gel therapy insoles are diverse enough to wear in your everyday shoes as well. These spenco gel shoe insoles withstand repeated impact against the most demanding activities to make sure you get through your day without foot pain.

Product Additions – New Shoe Insoles Part 1

We decided to start off the new year by adding more products to give you a larger selection of insoles. Our wide variety has something for everyone. Whether your primary concern in shoe insoles is support, cushioning, or customization, we are constantly adding inserts to fit the needs of our growing customer base. To start things off, we have the Freedom Hi Impact Accommodator Insoles which withstand repeated impact and provide maximum protection against heel strike forces. We also have have the Accommodator Orthotic Insoles from Freedom as well. This insole is the softest half sole orthotic in the Freedom Orthotics line. If you’re looking for a more customized fit in your favorite pair of shoes, we now have the adjustable heel lifts. The shoe lifts have three 1/8″ resilient rubber layers which are tapered for wearer comfort. Keep an eye out for part two of our product updates coming soon.

Men’s Pedors Classic Orthopedic Shoes

Alright, so I just can’t get over the success that the Pedors orthopedic shoes have been having on the Diabetic Shoes HuB. Today’s item of interest is the Pedors Classic for Men in black. The Pedors brand specifically designs shoes with diabetes and arthritis in mind so the support and quality will remain a top priority. The Pedors classic shoes are adjustable closure orthopedic shoes that cater to various foot complaints. The canvas backing provides durability and breathability while a seamless forefoot construction reduces rubbing and abrasion inside the forefoot.

Now do you want to know what I love the most about these Pedors shoes? They are machine-washable. How cool is that? They are easy to clean and great for patients with incontinence. The shoes cater to various foot complaints and they’ll stay stylishly clean. What more could you want in a pair of shoes?

New Year. New You

As we look forward to a fun and fruitful 2009 it’s that time to put our New Year’s resolutions into play. The majority of resolutions play along the lines of increasing health and physical activity in one way or another. I raise my hat to that and encourage those who may not have included any such resolution to make a commitment to personal health. It starts with something as small as eating less junk food, eating more fruits and vegetables, visiting the gym three days a week, and even committing to a solid 8 hours of sleep every night. Doing these things may seem small, but can have a huge impact on your health and increase years onto your life.

So whatever your resolution may be, I urge you to make health a priority this year. Thank you for a wonderful 2008 and we look forward to seeing you in the years to come.