Summer Fun: Taking Care of Your Feet Before, During & After Physical Activity

While enjoying outdoor sports and activities is a must, it’s important to consider foot health—and recovery—throughout these adventures, which can take a toll on feet, exacerbating pain and soreness and at times putting a stop to activity. For this reason, Australian podiatrist and founder of Vionic Shoes, Phillip Vasyli, advises taking the proper steps to prevent aches and pains before exercising.

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Feet were not designed to walk on hard, unnatural surfaces. You will have much better results if you take care to support your foot’s natural contours with the right footwear

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Catching some rays in the summer sun this month? While enjoying outdoor sports and activities is a must, it’s important to consider foot health—and recovery—throughout these adventures. Hiking, biking, running and even just chasing the kids around the amusement park can take a toll on feet, exacerbating pain and soreness and at times putting a stop to activity. For this reason, Australian podiatrist and founder of Vionic Shoes, Phillip Vasyli, advises taking the proper steps to prevent aches and pains before exercising.

The first thing Vasyli recommends is to find a shoe that suits your sport or activity. “If you are going for a run, be sure to have on proper running shoes that fit the needs of your feet,” says Vasyli. “The same thing goes for hiking—tough terrain requires a shoe that will offer stability to the feet and ankles.”

It is just as important to provide feet with the necessary support post-workout. Walking barefoot can cause the foot to break down, and can ultimately lead to excruciating foot pain.

Vasyli recommends slipping into a pair of supportive sandals or shoes immediately following physical activity, or whenever walking or standing on hard surfaces. “The worst thing you can do for your feet is to deprive them of appropriate support after a workout,” says Vasyli. “Instead of taking off your sneakers and walking barefoot, step into a shoe or sandal that will support the arch and cup the heel, preserving your natural footprint.”

Vasyli recommends supportive footwear even while walking around the house and running errands. “Feet were not designed to walk on hard, unnatural surfaces. You will have much better results if you take care to support your foot’s natural contours with the right footwear.”

While enjoying your favorite activities this summer—whether training for a marathon or simply taking a leisurely stroll around the block— it is important to consider foot health before, during and after.

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Vionic footwear merges unparalleled biomedical technology with versatile, modern design fit for every occasion. Developed by Phillip Vasyli, renowned Australian podiatrist and founder of Orthaheel Technology, Vionic shoes help restore natural foot function and relieve foot pain due to misalignment, promoting a more active lifestyle. Vionic’s footwear and orthotic inserts are also endorsed by noted doctor of integrative medicine, Andrew Weil. With premium materials, artful construction and streamlined silhouettes, Vionic’s men’s and women’s collections provide standout style with exceptional comfort and functionality.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom.com, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com.

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