Feet are probably one of the most overworked and underappreciated parts of our bodies. You might be surprised to know how much work your feet do for you each day, so, here’s 10 interesting facts about our trusty feet!
1. Did you know that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and a whopping 250,000 sweat glands!?
2. 25% of the bones in the human body are located in the feet. Look after them!
3. Walking is the best exercise for your feet, as well as it being beneficial overall exercise for your body: it boosts circulation and helps you burn calories.
4. It is best to purchase shoes in the afternoon, as feet tend to swell later in the day.
5. In a lifetime, the average person will take 128,000kms in steps. That's more than three times around the earth!
6. The first pair of shoes appeared almost 40,000 years ago. The oldest pair in existence was found buried in ancient sheep dung in a cave in Armenia.
7. 9 out of 10 women wear shoes that are too small for them.
8. About 40 percent of Australians will experience some form of foot problem in their lifetime.
9. The largest foot ever belonged to Robert Wadlow of the USA. Not only was he the tallest man that ever lived, but he had the largest foot, measuring a whopping 47cm long.
10. If your whole foot touches the floor when you stand, you have flat feet!
Let's talk about foot pain. According to a study by My FootDr and Balance Podiatry, almost half of Australians (48%) wake up with heel, arch or foot pain at least once a week, and 6% of those say they experience it every day.
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Don't let this weather get you down in the dumps, because it means it's slipper season, and you’ve got to admit, there’s nothing better than slipping on a pair of toasty warm loafers or woolen ugg boots!
While it’s sad to see the warm weather go, there’s one benefit about it getting chillier… and it’s that we get to pull out our trusty boots!
It's easy to have A LOT of boots without even realising, but do you have the RIGHT ones?
If you don’t want to wear the same boot every day, consider investing in a pair of boots for different occasions, and weather.
The FRANKiE4 JAZZ has a soft leather upper and almond shaped toe, for that classic look. It has elasticised gussets on the sides, and also a full ankle zip for easier access, so you can just slip them on and head out the door. There’s also a specially placed foam lining and heel counter cushioning to alleviate pressure on the skin, and a durable rubber sole for that much needed traction we need when it’s slippery.
FRANKIE4 - JAZZ - $264.00
For a stylish lace up ankle boot with an edgy look, the JOSEF SEIBEL SIENNA 17 is a hit among our customers, which is why we now stock it in 4 different colours. It has a washed, waxed leather upper making it a unique pick, and no two will look exactly the same. It has breathable microfibre lining for all-day wear, and a hard-wearing sole.
JOSEF SEIBEL – SIENNA 17 – CAMEL - $229.00
Our EOS WILLO boot is a classic, that sells out every single year. It combines character with comfort, and you can trust us when we say its ruched leather and elasticised gussets, cushioned footbed and rubber outsole make it a shoe you’ll want to wear all the time... but you may never want to take them off!!
EOS – WILLO – FOREST - $219.00
The FRANKiE4 SALLi is a winner, because she has the perfect sized heel, and can be dressed up or down with any outfit, especially with the stylish perforated detailing on the back. With a full ankle side zip for easy slip-on closure, and a removable Podiatrist and Physiotherapist designed footbed with heel support, arch support and forefoot cushioning, you can be on your feet all day in these babies!
FRANKIE4 - SALLI – TAUPE - $289.00
For a low cut ankle boot, the NAOT HELM is a good choice. It’s has a low heel and two-tone leather combination, with double zips for increased adjustability. It also has a padded heel cup and instep for superior comfort, and padded technical lining for warmth, and most of all - comfort.
NAOT - HELM - BROWN - $259.00
The ARA FLORENZ heeled ankle boot has a suede leather upper with trim detailing around the edge which gives it that extra bit of va-va-voom! Don’t let the 5cm heel fool you from thinking it’s uncomfortable though, because it has memory foam insoles, and Comfort Flex technology with shock-absorbing properties and a dynamic footbed which relieves stress on muscles, bones, joints and ligaments, for the utmost comfort!
Note: ARA COMES IN UK SIZING – ARA SIZE CHART CAN BE SEEN ON PRODUCTS.
ARA - FLORENZ - NAVY - $279.00
Say hello, to the EOS CLINTO! Handmade in Portugal with rich soft leather uppers, this heeled boot boasts a diagonal zip, which gives it that modern edge. An almond shaped toe classic with a highly padded footbed, CLINTO is perfect for day or night.
EOS – CLINTO – TAUPE - $249.00
Do you feel the cold, or just like keeping your calves warm? A pair of long boots could be the way to go for you this Winter! Our ECCO SKYLER boot is made with super-soft nubuck leather, and has a stretchy neoprene upper, for those with wider calves. It has a timeless look with its Scandinavian style, and ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ to keep feet fresh and cool.
ECCO - SKYLER – 286023 - $299.00
Handmade in Portugal, the ARCOPEDICO CITRUS comes in 3 colours, and has a funky calf design, with elasticised back straps, and a full ankle side zip. It also has a removable, anatomically shaped breathable footbed with a twin arch system for long lasting support.
ARCOPEDICO – CITRUS – NAVY - $319.00
The WONDERS G4705 would be perfect for a function that you want to be a bit more ‘dressed up’ for. It boasts a stunning decorative buckle and partial black patent design.
But don’t think style outweighs comfort… it has a memory gel insole for superior comfort, stretch elastic buckle, and lightweight rubber sole for durability on a variety of surfaces.
WONDERS – G4705 - $275.00
We’ve stocked the ARA MUNCHEN for a while now, but this season we’ve received some new colours, including the Metallic design below. The MUNCHEN boot has always been popular, because of the incredible warmth it provides. It has a synthetic fur inner, and GORE-TEX® lining which is breathable, windproof and waterproof. So – your feet will be toasty warm, and in comfort – no matter the weather.
Note: ARA COMES IN UK SIZING – ARA SIZE CHART CAN BE SEEN ON PRODUCTS.
ARA – MUNCHEN – METALLIC - $279.00
The low-cut ECCO BABETT BOOT looks good, and is practical and hard-wearing, which is what we look for in a boot! Made with rich leather, the GORE-TEX® waterproof lining shields feet from all wet weather conditions. It’s PU sole also has a rugged tread pattern for superb traction on a variety of terrains.
ECCO BABETT BOOT GORETEX 215573 – BLACK - $299.00
This classic ‘Chelsea boot’ style is popular among our male customers. The AMBITIOUS 7918 is made in Portugal, has a luxe suede leather upper, and easy slip on closure with elasticised gussets. A rubber sole makes the boot durable on a variety of surfaces, which we know is what you want!
AMBITIOUS – 7918 – $240.00
Another slip on boot, the ECCO BIARRITZ is made with a soft leather which polishes to a high shine for a sophisticated look! It has breathable, moisture-absorbent part leather lining, and a removable, leather covered inlay sole with the ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ for increased air circulation and comfort.
ECCO - BIARRITZ – 630314 - $269.00
The ECCO TRACK 25 boot is made with full-grain leather and oiled nubuck upper, and is ideal for those who enjoy hiking and walking in the outdoors, but still want a smart appearance. It’s 100% waterproof with GORE-TEX® lining, and has the ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ to keep feet fresh and dry.
ECCO - TRACK 25 BOOT – 831704 - $359.00
A casual everyday boot, JOSEF SEIBEL EMIL 01 has Topdry Tex technology, which ensures waterproof and windproof protection, as well as breathable microfibre lining, and a specked sole for added style.
JOSEF SEIBEL - EMIL 01 – BLACK - $229.00
If you’re after something a bit different, maybe go for the AMBITIOUS 6357, as it’s made with a variety of contrasting materials! As well as its lace up closure, it also has a side zip, and rubber sole, for flexibility, durability and traction on a variety of surfaces. Made in Portugal, you know it’s good quality, and will last you for seasons to come!
AMBITIOUS – 6357 – MULTI - $250.00
Now, what are you waiting for? Get your winter boots sorted, by shopping in-store or online!