6 Tips To Save Your Feet

Walking in high heels is beautiful but could be very painful! Dr Nekessa Remy, a Canadian Chiropractor and an advocate of several specialties which include Women’s Health and Custom Orthotics, has 6 tips to share with you in order to wear your favourite pair of heels or step out in those new stilettos comfortably.

1. Choose a lower heel

Michelle Obama has done wonders for the reincarnation of kitten heel. A heel less than two inches with a wide heel base and thicker heel will spread the load more evenly and offer more support.

2. wear soft insoles to reduce the impact on your knees

“Chiropractic offices and other specialists who focus on the feet provide patients with customized orthotics. Not only are these orthotics custom to your foot but they are specifically designed for heels.”

3. Make sure your heels are the right size

“If it’s too big, the foot will slide forward, putting even more pressure on the toes. Pick a shoe with a wide enough toe box to allow you to wiggle your toes comfortably.”

4. wear heels on days that require limited walking or standing

“Try to save your heels for special occasions, dinner dates and other dressier times, Also, when you do have to wear your heels, make sure you take time to sit down and rest your feet throughout the evening.”

5. Alternate your shoe choice throughout the day or from one day to the next

“Don’t wear your high heels all day, every day; and wear more comfortable shoes, such as athletic or walking shoes for commuting to and from work. Wearing shoes that allow your body to move naturally during walking will minimize the stress on your feet, legs, hips and back.”

6. Stretch

“Take time every day to stretch your calf muscles and feet. Try standing on the edge of a step with your shoes off. With your weight on the balls of your feet and your heels extending off the edge, drop your heels down to stretch. Hold for 20 seconds. Another great exercise is taking a tennis ball and rolling it under the arch of your foot.”

Pretty Ballerinas reveals its Fall-Winter 2014 Collection

We were pleased to join Pretty Ballerinas boutique in Westmount on Thursday, May 8th for the reveal of the Fall-Winter 2014 Collection. This season the boutique is continuing to carry three footwear lines from Pretty Ballerinas, Pretty Loafers and Pretty Young Princess. This season’s highlights include timeless patterns with moderns twists in a wide of variety of design that will indulge every fashion taste. Here are our favorites…

Pretty ballerinas FW 2014

The much-anticipated Fall-Winter Collection, including the aforementioned styles, will be available at the Montréal Boutique in August 2014.

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Giuseppe Zanotti – Sport Chic clothing line

Giuseppe Zanotti, the famous shoe designer,  is soon launching his first ready-to-wear collection of street wear influenced designs. The capsule collection called, Abbigliamento, is inspired by hip-hop artists and DJs.

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The capsule line of men’s and women’s clothing will be available in select Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques around the world. The preview of the new collection is a courtesy of Vogue.fr.

Do you know Obi Cymatica?

Obi Cymatica

Obi Cymatica is one of New York’s newest talents. An eye for design and illustration earned him a place working for fashion greats such as Jimmy Choo, Oscar De La Renta, BCBG. With his love for artful design and shoes, Obi Cymatica took the plunge and launched his own signature line of shoes. Here are our favorites style from his Spring 14 collection:Obi Cymatica spring 14

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Obi Cymatica spring 2014

Find more about the entire collection by visiting www.obicymatica.net

Pendleton x Dr.Martens 2013

Pendleton and Dr. Martens are collaborating for a second time to create a colourful and vibrant footwear collection, perfect for the Autumn Winter season. Dr. Martens stands for rugged durability and this partnership – born in the Pacific Northwest of America – combines both quality and craftsmanship to create three styles: a traditional Brogue Shoe and 8-eye Boot for men and women, and an Ankle Biker Boot especially for women.

Brogue_$180

Brogue Shoe (price $180)

Womens_$225

Ankle Biker Boot (price $225)

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8-Eye Boot (price: $225)

 

Known as a British institution, Dr. Martens have based their American operations in Portland, Oregon since the 1990’s. Pendleton is a name rooted firmly in the Oregon landscape, bringing a natural fit to this collaboration.

Using an exclusive Pendleton woven pattern called ‘Sante Fe Stripe’, the partnership offers two of Dr. Martens most traditional and well-known styles: the 1460 8-eye Boot in and 3989 Brogue Shoe, crafted with a combination of Tan- coloured Harvest leather with comfortable and cozy wool panelling on each side. For women, the Ankle Biker Boot has been designed to sit on the Parade sole, which has a notably low heel that transforms a classic silhouette into a very contemporary and wearable style, complete with buckle detailing and the classic Dr. Martens heel loop.