We all know how important regular exercise is for our health, but there is a very important step many people neglect: stretching. Stretching aids in loosening up joints and keeping your muscles limber. We often instinctively stretch when waking up in the morning since our bodies are stationary for some time. But stretching is equally as important before and after exercising to reduce lactic acid buildup, a substance that contributes to the achy, sore feeling we get the day after a workout.
The benefits of stretching go far beyond reducing soreness, especially when it comes to your feet. Here are 3 reasons why you should stretch regularly to avoid injury, as well as to keep your feet healthy and happy!
Regular aches and pains can result from long work days, or a heavy workout. However, they shouldn’t be avoided. Stretching at the end of the day can relieve pain from your feet and help you avoid injury down the road. Wearing the right shoes during the day can make a huge difference as well. Xelero’s Heidi shoe is a great choice for an everyday shoe. This style offers Euro Oblique Last for added toe room, as well as midsole absorption pads to keep your feet comfortable and supported all day long.
Stretching has been proven to improve flexibility and range of motion. The tendons in your feet can become tight or inflamed easily, especially considering they are supporting your body throughout the day! Improper shoes or rigorous activity that impacts your feet, along with lack of stretching can lead to issues such as plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligaments in your foot. Xelero’s Matrix 2020 is one of our shoes that has actually been shown to help correct plantar fasciitis, as well as other common issues like knee and ankle pain.
While the right shoe can help prevent injuries, keeping a regular schedule of stretching your feet can give you a better range of motion in your ankles and feet, which aids in better balance and agility as well.
The human foot is capable of being efficient without shoes, however modern changes in our landscapes have made it difficult – dangerous as well- to be barefoot. Shoes are designed for our feet to still move in a natural stride, and shouldn’t disrupt bone alignment. If your muscles and tendons around the bones are healthy and supported, your feet can work at full capacity. Keeping your muscles healthy includes regular stretches, exercise to condition those muscles, and supportive shoes!
We offer a wide variety of stability shoes that can aid in the correction of common foot issues such as overpronation, supination, and plantar fasciitis. Our shoes aren’t just for corrections though. Wearing a supportive, comfortable, everyday shoe is important to avoid injuries from occurring in the first place. With Xelero motion control shoes, you will walk easier and stay on your feet longer with less pain, whether that means helping you live a healthier and more active lifestyle, or getting you back training quicker while overcoming an injury.
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The Perfect Fit
Xelero Shoes is dedicated to helping you find the Perfect Fitting shoe. Our Therapeutic shoes are designed to accommodate a wide range of common foot issues. Available for Men and Women in Sizes: 6 to 14 and Widths: Medium to 6E, extra depth, with removal inserts for Custom Orthotics and AFO’s.
We have taken all the worry out of ordering shoes on-line. With Our Free Exchange and First Return on Us Policy, you may return or exchange any purchased shoe within 30 days, at no cost*. Final sale items are not returnable.
How to Break-in New Shoes
To help determine if the shoe is the perfect fit, we recommend you wear the shoe for 1 hour in the morning and late afternoon, on a clean dry surface. The shoes need to be in New condition when returned, shoes that are worn or scuffed are not returnable. So, take a couple of days to try them on and walk on a clean surface to make sure they fit properly.
What are Shoe Spacers?
Therapeutic shoes often include several inserts. In addition to the main insert with arch support, there are flat foam inserts called Spacers. The foam spacers allow you to adjust the fit of each shoe. Want a snugger fit (add a spacer), need more room (remove a spacer) for the perfect fit.
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First Return on Us and Refund Policy
Return unworn shoes within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shoes must be completely clean on top, bottom, and show no indication of wear. Return shoes in their original shoe box with all shoe inserts, and shoe packing material using the pre-paid return label. We will issue a full refund when the shoes are received. An email will be sent confirming a refund has been processed. Please allow 10-14 days for processing. Please allow 7-10 days for processing.
*The first return is on us! *Any consecutive order returns the return shipping will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Returns received after 31 days will receive a 50% refund. Returns received after 45 days will not receive any refund. (Return window is calculated from the date of the delivery to you, to the date UPS scans the package for the return – transit times do not count in the 30 days.) We are sorry we cannot accept back worn shoes, and if returned, there will be no refund. Final Sale Items are not returnable.