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Hit the Road

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 0 Comments

Springtime means sunshine, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and the arrival of marathon season. But as you gear up for your treacherous trek, do your running shoes have what it takes to go the distance? We gotcha covered!


It’ll Be All Light
Any long distance runner should always look to wear running shoes that are lightweight in nature. Shoes that are less bulky means that your legs and feet are carrying less weight, which improves a runner’s endurance during extensive runs.


A Soft Landing
Great shock absorption in your midsole and heel will keep your feet primed and ready for running. The impact of your feet as your heel strikes and plants into the ground can be up to a 3 times your body weight. Factor in up to 26.2 miles of running and your feet are subject to serious pounding.


Law of A-Traction
A long-lasting outsole gives you the best opportunity to stay upright as you march to the finish line. The outsole provides traction against rough surfaces- like dirt and pavement- to prevent cases of slip and fall. In addition, the outsole determines the flexibility of your running shoe. A proper outsole should allow your running shoe to bend ONLY at the ball of the foot.


Putting you best FEET forward,
SH

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Show Me Your Sole

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 0 Comments

 

Hillary Clinton was delivering a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting today at the Mandalay Bay Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas when a disgruntled unidentified woman was taken into custody after hurling a shoe at the former US Secretary of State. Hillary WAS able to sidestep the oncoming “kick.”


What does shoe throwing mean, you ask?....


FOOT FACT:
Shoe throwing is an offensive gesture native to Middle Eastern culture. Simply put, your shoes touch all the filth on the ground. By throwing your shoe at someone, you are “throwing dirt at that person,” the ultimate sign of disrespect. To take it a step further, the poor often could not afford shoes, exposing their feet to the filth of the ground, while the wealthy wore shoes (protecting their feet from the dirt). Exposure to the dirt and filth signified a lack of class and intellect.


Putting you best FEET forward,
SH

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April is FOOTCARE AWARENESS MONTH!!!

Posted on April 01, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 0 Comments

 

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Function vs Fashion

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 0 Comments

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Check out these shoes you can use for all outdoor activities this Spring! Video courtesy of The Today Show.


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SH

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Why You Need To Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 0 Comments

Spring time is around the corner (good riddance polar vortex). That means getting out, enjoying the warm sunshine, and most of all...BEING ACTIVE! Don't just take our word for it, check out this video, courtesy of MSN Video.

 

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SH

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Dude Looks like A Lady!...or Does He?

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 0 Comments

Dude (Louis XIV)

 

Ladies

 

FOOT FACT:
High heels have long been a staple of style for women, but did you know that high heel shoes were originally designed to be worn by men? In fact, the heel of the shoe helped secure men’s feet in stirrups while riding horses. High heel shoes also served as a status of privilege. Those who did not have to perform manual labor or walk very far often sported their “elevated kicks” as a symbol of their high social class. As high heels continued to grow in popularity, they would become a unisex trend, until they were abandoned by men and solely worn by women.


Putting you best FEET forward,
SH

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No Pain, No Reign

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Southern Hospitality | 1 Comment

  

FOOT FACT:
FOOT BINDING was an ancient Chinese custom among women that dates back to the 10th century. The practice began as a ritual among Chinese royalty but would later become widespread as a status symbol among wealthy women who wished to become married. The idea was that women who had their feet bound endured the painful process, because they had the privilege of not having to work.

Poor women were not considered worthy of the ritual, because they needed their feet to remain normal to work to care for their families. Foot binding would remain a common practice in Chinese culture until the 19th century, where Western culture would influence its removal from society.


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