Move over Birkenstocks: Dr. Scholl’s are about to become the new, podiatrist-approved king of the ugly shoes

August 13, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC When you think of ugly shoes, your first thought is probably Birkenstocks. The sandals are one of the rare types of footwear that have been embraced by both the fashion crowd and podiatrists… which is saying a lot. When Birkenstocks came back into style I had a “hard … Continue reading Move over Birkenstocks: Dr. Scholl’s are about to become the new, podiatrist-approved king of the ugly shoes

A podiatrist’s top tips for wearing closed-toe shoes all summer long without suffocating your feet

July 14, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC Every summer, my mother criticizes my commitment to closed-toed shoes, saying I have a “complex about my feet.” Well, mom, just because I don’t think my grounding digits are particularly elegant and I won’t throw down cash for routine pedicures doesn’t mean I have a foot complex. I … Continue reading A podiatrist’s top tips for wearing closed-toe shoes all summer long without suffocating your feet

We’re apparently all shopping for shoes wrong, according to foot doctors 

July 11, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC When I was younger, I subscribed to the philosophy that high heels were the only acceptable footwear choice—even when it was snowing out. Younger me never could have imagined a world in which I would be wearing sneakers on a first date. (Younger me also never could have … Continue reading We’re apparently all shopping for shoes wrong, according to foot doctors 

We found a pro-approved hack that will make any pair of shoes more comfortable in 3 minutes flat

June 29, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC We’ve all been there—you have that one pair of shoes that you’re dying to wear…but they hurt. So badly, in fact, that no matter how cute they are you simply can’t commit to them for an entire night. They’re just a smidge too tight, and you don’t have time … Continue reading We found a pro-approved hack that will make any pair of shoes more comfortable in 3 minutes flat

Why you should care about the difference between “running” and “training” shoes

June 12, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC Finding a pair of kicks that perfectly align with your workout goals can feel like hitting your metaphorical (and, okay, physical) stride. Just take it from a girl who fell, um, head over literal heels with running after finally trading in her high school gym sneakers for a … Continue reading Why you should care about the difference between “running” and “training” shoes

Neon shoes will light the way forward this summer

May 07, 2019 at 11:18AM by CWC As a kid, neon-themed school dances were my jam. Who can forget the American Apparel acid pink tights that made girls look like they were walking on highlighters? At Monday’s Met Gala, Serena Williams cast a shadow on the looks of electric-sliding middle schoolers everywhere with a pair … Continue reading Neon shoes will light the way forward this summer

Woah: You should lace your shoes based on your foot type, according to a podiatrist

March 22, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Growing up, my parents were the ones who dealt with my shoelaces. They taught me the bunny ear trick, sure, but lacing up my sneakers was a whole different story. Nowadays, I just pray the shoes come already laced and ready to go—and if they don’t, I haphazardly … Continue reading Woah: You should lace your shoes based on your foot type, according to a podiatrist

6 pairs of minimalist running shoes you’ll actually want to lace up

February 06, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC As a kid, light-up sneakers were all the rage. The more glitz, glamour, and glitter on your feet at recess, the better. As adults, though, the criteria about what makes a good running shoe has a lot more to do with function than flare. Enter: The best minimalist … Continue reading 6 pairs of minimalist running shoes you’ll actually want to lace up

What are the best shoes for standing all day?—we found out from a foot doc

January 12, 2019 at 10:03AM by CWC Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, teacher, waitress, barista, or busy mom of toddlers, there’s one job descriptor you all share—prolonged standing. But before you resign to the pain and suffering that endless hours of being on your feet can cause, um, don’t. It doesn’t have to be that … Continue reading What are the best shoes for standing all day?—we found out from a foot doc

In the market for running shoes? Here are the new ones to know now

January 02, 2019 at 12:23PM I remember my first pair of running sneakers. Scene: 2008. I had just gotten into stringing together multiple miles for fun, and purchased a pair of Nikes at a local sports shop because they were A) inexpensive and B) nice to look at. Fast forward two years later, I quickly … Continue reading In the market for running shoes? Here are the new ones to know now

Fleece-lined shoes are so cozy—but should you be wearing socks with them?

December 31, 2018 at 08:26AM It’s officially peak fuzzy shoe season. And this begs the question: Should you wear socks with shearling shoes—or does it defeat the purpose of swaddling your soles in fuzzy fleece? It seems cruel to deprive your toes of such a cozy experience… but as podiatrist Suzanne Fuchs points out: “The moisture or sweat from … Continue reading Fleece-lined shoes are so cozy—but should you be wearing socks with them?

The ultimate, editor-approved guide to running shoes

November 13, 2018 at 08:19AM Like delicate little snowflakes, everyone has different needs when it comes to their running shoes. Some people run barefoot and others need all the foam cushioning. But once you find the pair that’s right for you, it’s pretty much one of those match-made-in-heaven kind of moments. You know. And as for … Continue reading The ultimate, editor-approved guide to running shoes

3 NYC Marathon Vets Tested Out New Training Shoes—Here’s Their Review

October 27, 2018 at 06:30PM Whether you’re training for a marathon or just enjoy the occasional three-mile jog, finding your running shoe equivalent of Cinderella’s slipper is essential—not only for preventing injury, but also for actually looking forward to lacing up each day (look good, train better, right?). But sometimes, switching up your commitment to … Continue reading 3 NYC Marathon Vets Tested Out New Training Shoes—Here’s Their Review

One of the best banana peel uses? Shining up your shoes

October 24, 2018 at 08:49AM People have been slipping on bananas in slapstick comedy for years. And while stepping on one doesn’t actually result in a traumatic fall on the sidewalk (thanks, MythBusters), it could be a totally chemical-free—and environmentally-friendly—way to shine up your favorite pair of booties in seconds. It might sound strange, but according to PureWow, … Continue reading One of the best banana peel uses? Shining up your shoes

These camo trail sneakers are all I want to wear from here on out

August 16, 2019 at 09:40AM by CWC I never thought I’d say this in my entire life, but I’m in love with a pair of trail sneakers. Sure, I know that gorpcore is rising to never-before-seen heights, with Balenciaga sending puffer jackets down the runway, Tevas dominating as the shoe of the summer, and hiking … Continue reading These camo trail sneakers are all I want to wear from here on out

5 Instagram videos to bookmark if you’re still confused in the weight room

August 15, 2019 at 08:23AM by CWC In college, I had an (admittedly weak) comedic bit about how cardio machine hopping was my version of bar hopping. The 45 minutes I spent at the gym consisted of bouncing from the treadmill to the stairclimber to the elliptical with no real rules save for one exception: … Continue reading 5 Instagram videos to bookmark if you’re still confused in the weight room

The common reason your feet hurt from the second you wake up

August 12, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC There are those days where you start off on the wrong foot, then there are days where you literally start out with this horrible pain in your foot as soon as you step out of your bed—and it’s way worse. Because that’s called plantar fasciitis, and it’s a foot … Continue reading The common reason your feet hurt from the second you wake up

Science backs rituals as an empowering strategy to help you bounce back from failure

August 09, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Chances are, you have some kind of ritual that makes you feel better about life. Maybe you like wearing yellow socks to function as a good-luck charm when your favorite basketball team plays, or dry-brushing before bed, or taking a slightly longer route home sometimes because it just … Continue reading Science backs rituals as an empowering strategy to help you bounce back from failure

This dress is basically the leggings equivalent of formalwear, and I never want to take it off

August 07, 2019 at 11:01AM by CWC As soon as the summer hits its dog days, I’ve got exactly two criteria for whatever clothing I put on my body: It’s gotta be comfortable, and it cannot, under any circumstances, show sweat. That’s it. Whether or not something is cute doesn’t matter nearly as much as its … Continue reading This dress is basically the leggings equivalent of formalwear, and I never want to take it off