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The Nutrail, SOM's Most Comfortable Sneaker

As spring unveils its newest wave of gardens and greenery, we at SOM have an exciting announcement as perfect for the sole as flowers are for the s...
zero drop shoes and their benefits for foot health

Zero Drop Shoes and Their Benefits

When referring to a shoe’s “drop”, it indicates the difference in thickness of the sole under the toes versus under the heel. Most traditional running shoes have a drop of between 6 and 12 millimeters. The result of this difference is that the heel is raised by the amount of drop indicated. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, raising the heel when walking or running greatly increases the impact and stress placed on the forefoot and toes.

By contrast, zero drop shoes have the same thickness of sole under the forefoot and the heel. This results in your foot being kept level while standing or moving. This encourages a more natural mid-foot or forefoot strike and engagement of the foot.

3 Tips for Buying Comfortable Shoes

We've all been there. It's the end of the day and the first thing you want to do when you get home is ditch your shoes. Whether you were wearing cu...