Sole Soothing Blog / flip flops

  • It Is Time To Bin The Tartan Slipper

    Unless you are living in a draughty old castle, let your feet go commando this winter. For the last three years I have been wearing my pair of Navy Blue Starfish flip-flops (yes, the same one!) indoors and I suspect I have the happiest pair of feet in the Northern Hemisphere. Thank you, Australians.
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  • Dr Jim Murray, Medical Advisor to Aussie Soles, shares his thoughts on Plantar Fasciitis

    What could Elaine Page, Pete Sampras, Matt Damon, Beyonce and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson possibly have in common? The answer: they all suffer from Plantar Fasciitis - chronic pain in the foot.

    We put our feet through their paces and the resulting foot problems can be debilitating. There are as many treatments as causes, but one thing that seems to unite opinion is that sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis need arch support.

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  • Plantar Fasciitis – How Pain Led To Gain

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    Running around Asia lead to plantar fasciitis and the formation of a new business providing orthotic flip-flops.  Running became an obsession for me in Singapore in 2006 after attending an inspirational course on 'chi-running'.  Armed with I-pod, headphones and new running gear, I took on all-comers from Beijing to Bangalore, Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore, before eventually 'coming a cropper' in Delhi.  It had been the perfect way to combine exercise and a love of music with sight-seeing in some of the most wonderful cities in Asia.  Then began the process of recovery and the one thing I really lacked to combat the pain of plantar fasciitis was an indoor solution to comfort, hygiene and arch support.  This was to be discovered 10 years later in Northern Queensland.  And the following year Aussie Soles UK was born. 

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