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Can Wide Toe Box Zero Drop Shoes Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Can Wide Toe Box Zero Drop Shoes Help Plantar Fasciitis?

We’d like to investigate if a wide toe box, minimalist shoe can help plantar fasciitis. What is plantar fascia and how does your footwear affect it? Read on to find out!
How Wide Toe Box Shoes Can Help or Prevent Bunions

How Wide Toe Box Shoes Can Help or Prevent Bunions

Take a look at our foot health blog about bunions where we explore causes and treatments of bunions including the health benefits of wide toe box shoes.
SOM - Versatile Minimalist Shoes

SOM - Versatile Minimalist Shoes

The team at SOM have always had the idea that our shoes are a versatile minimalist shoe that can be worn for numerous activities. We found out that...
What Makes SOM Footwear Unique?

What Makes SOM Footwear Unique?

SOM Footwear is a unique company located in Montrose, CO. Besides making shoes made in the USA, there are also some amazing qualities that make...
Why Wear Flexible, Thin-Soled Shoes?

Why Wear Flexible, Thin-Soled Shoes?

In a recent survey we conducted, our customers provided valuable feedback on our soles. One thing was to keep our soles flexible and thin. Our cust...
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Wide Shoes vs. Wide Toe Box: What Keeps Feet Comfortable?

A couple of years ago, we wrote a blog asking if wide shoes are always the answer.  This question still comes up time and time again and we thought...
Arch Support: Do You Really Need It?

Arch Support: Do You Really Need It?

“Do your shoes have arch support?  And do I even need arch support?”  This question comes to us often, especially from those customers who are look...

Minimalist Footwear to Maximize Your Workout

As resolutions have petered out and summer approaches, it’s a good time to visit a gym… and look at shoes.  Gym shoes for years have been your clas...

4 Tips for Strengthening Your Feet

If you've worn conventional footwear all your life, chances are your feet are weak. Conventional shoes act like a cast- they restrict the natural m...

My Sense of Motion

When shoe maker Olie Marchal decided to create his own shoes, he didn't search for the latest technology or come up with any marketing gimmicks. In...