What exactly is plantar fasciitis?
There’s a flat ligament linking your heel bone to your toes. Specifically, this ligament supports the arch in your foot. Over time, the tissue in this ligament may become strained, weakened or irritated in some way. Discomfort develops because the weakened ligament is no longer supporting your foot the way it should be – this is plantar fasciitis.
Many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis visit our store in the hopes of finding comfortable footwear. While plantar fasciitis can occur for any number of reasons, one element is common among those who have it: pain. Shopping for and finding comfortable footwear can quickly become a hassle. One of the most important features to look for when shopping to alleviate plantar fasciitis is arch support. Finding the perfect type of arch support is a game changer.
Ziera is a fantastic brand to look at when shopping for shoes to help alleviate the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. This company stems from New Zealand, and has found success creating shoes with incredible arch support. Ziera’s innovative designs even allow the wearer to replace the footbed with her own custom orthotic. Even better: Ziera works hard to create footwear you actually want to wear. Ziera designs unique styles from boots to sandals.
Below are 3 of our best-selling Ziera styles:
Cleveland is known for harsh winters – defined by cold temps, icy conditions and fair amounts of snow.
The experienced buyers at Mar-Lou Shoes are always looking for ways to improve, update and bring new winter product into the store.
This year, we brought in a high-quality, Canadian brand called Pajar. Pajar styles are waterproof, temperature rated down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, and include fashion elements to keep you looking sharp, as well as feeling protected. Pajar is a family-owned company (we can relate) based out of Montreal, Canada. Attention to quality and detail is of the utmost importance during production of Pajar footwear.
The standout boot from the Pajar collection at Mar-Lou is the Kelly Grip Boot. Kelly is crafted with all the features listed above, as well as an extra we believe all Clevelanders benefit greatly from. Kelly’s stand-out feature is the retractable ice-gripper outsole – red tracks can be flipped out to reveal ice-gripping metal pegs, helping ensure you stay safe in icy conditions.
Watch the video below to see the Kelly Grip Boot in action! Visit the rest of the Mar-Lou YouTube channel here.