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Trust Your Feet: Why Traditional Footwear Thinks the Foot Is Poorly Designed

Trust Your Feet: Why Traditional Footwear Thinks the Foot Is Poorly Designed

By Olie Marchal, SOM Footwear Shoemaker Based on the over-fabrication of traditional footwear, you’d think the human foot was poorly designed. When...
Newbie to SOM Footwear Company

Newbie to SOM Footwear Company

My experience as a new team member of SOM Footwear: I have to tell you this is my first experience working in this industry. I’ve worked for a larg...
How SOM shoes became my favorite hiking shoes.

How SOM shoes became my favorite hiking shoes.

Disclaimer: Shirley Miller has been a long-time customer. She joined the team later by becoming SOM Super Editor. There is no one like her to give ...
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.
Foot Health Benefits of Barefoot Inspired Minimalist Shoes

Foot Health Benefits of Barefoot Inspired Minimalist Shoes

Info about how the proper barefoot-style minimalist shoe with a wide toe box can increase foot health and keep your toes happy.