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Movin’ Together: Our Feet, Our Foundation
On this Movin’ Together broadcast, we addressed foot care with Nancy Brooks, the owner of In My Shoes.
Our feet, our foundation this time, included the discussion of shoe laces!
(At the end of the writing, you’ll read about the opportunity to win a pair of shoes valued at $75.00!)
In March, I joined some friends in the area to play pickleball. I was learning and having fun in the adventure. As a young adult, I loved playing ping pong, so this seemed a good choice. On April 28th, while playing pickleball, I suddenly fell and found myself sitting on the floor. As I got my barrings, I noticed that my right shoe was untied! Untied shoelaces caused my fall while playing pickleball! I fractured my hip when I fell, so I underwent surgery with Dr. Austin the next day at Guthrie in Corning, NY. Thankfully I have recovered with help from Eric Barlett and my family.
Children and adults can fall from untied shoelaces! How can we help our children and ourselves to be safer during play? I do not want anyone injured because their shoes were not protecting them!
When I told Nancy about Eric suggesting that I tie my laces twice, she agreed that was a good decision. She also showed another way to secure your laces. You will have to watch the video for those instructions! :). She also mentioned 10 SECONDS proline stretch laces with lace toggles included. I went down to In My Shoes and bought a pair. You can buy them for any shoe you want to replace the laces you have on now.
Nancy also talked about getting the best fit while trying shoes on. She looks for the best measurement for the foot’s length, width, and height. Wearing the wrong size or type of footwear is incredibly common among older adults and is a significant risk factor for falling. Getting appropriately fitted for a good pair of shoes is an essential first step to reducing fall risk.
Her store has many other options for sports shoes for children and adults. She stocks many styles of Velcro shoes that you can also choose.
To win a free pair of shoes (up to $75.00 value), comment on the Facebook post or e-mail me at Sara@thehomepagenetwork.com to enter the drawing. You can comment on why you would like a new pair of shoes or your story about shoe laces or shoes in general! The drawing will take place on Thursday at noon to announce the winner.