Posts tagged ‘Foot Solutions Vancouver’

June 27, 2013

#464 – Stepping Out + a Giveaway

I’ve said it aloud, many times. I’ve also said it here. Your feet can and do hurt – a lot – when you have rheumatoid arthritis.

I’ve had surgery, which has made a huge difference, not only to how my feet feel, but also to how they look. No more permanently hooked toes for me!

But not everyone wants surgery, nor is a candidate for it. What to do with those achy feet, especially if you don’t always want to wear those orthopedically-sound, but not so fashionable, shoes? (Fortunately, things have come a long way in the shoe (and foot) department, since I was first diagnosed.)

Christian Johannsen, at Foot Solutions, in Vancouver, B.C., has the answer, and is generously offering a giveaway of one pair of Slimline Orthotics. These orthotics will give you the opportunity to step out in shoes that match your outfit, rather than shoes that look better with work-out wear.

Oh, you’d like to know more. I thought you’d never ask! 🙂


The SlimLine foot orthotics from Foot Solutions ($159.00), are made by using a 3D cast of your feet. They’re designed to easily slip into dress shoes, ski boots, cleats, rollerblades and more. (Yes, when your disease is well-controlled, you can skate and ski, and dance the night away!) In addition, Foot Solutions also carries a full range of shoes and sandals to accommodate your orthotics and your feet. (As a bonus, you’ll meet the great people who work there!)

Here’s how to enter:

  1. To enter the giveaway, complete the following sentence: My feet are ____________.
  2. Entries must be received by midnight PDT, on Sunday, July 6, 2013.
  3. In order to enter, you must be able to visit the Foot Solutions store in Kitsilano, at 2620 West Broadway,Vancouver, B.C.
  4. For extra entries to the draw, let’s get social:
    – On Twitter share the following: I just entered a #giveaway for a pr of #Orthotics from @AuntieStress, thx to @FootSolutionsBC. Enter here:
    – On Pinterest share a comment or repin the giveaway on my Giveaways Board.
  5. One winning entrant will be drawn from a hat. You will be notified via email. Your name will appear here, on Twitter and on Pinterest.

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May 21, 2012

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

I was delighted when Christian Johannsen of Foot Solutions in Vancouver, B.C., asked me to write a guest post. Of course, as a lover of idioms, I just had to reference feet, which do take a beating, even if you don’t live with rheumatoid arthritis. Like your feet, I hope the ten tips provide you with a foundation to help you walk through life

Please stroll, stride or sidle on over to Rheumatoid Arthritis: Putting Your Best Foot Forward.

Image courtesy of T. Young.

February 16, 2012

Choose Your Shoes Wisely

Oh, the money I’ve spent on shoes that I’ve worn only a few times!

I’ve found that if the shoes aren’t comfortable when I first try them on in the store, they’re likely not going to be comfortable later on.

I guess it is for the best. After all, when there are only so many types and styles of shoes that work, it’s pretty hard to develop an Imelda Marcos-like obsession for shoes! 🙂

What I look for when I purchase my shoes:

  • thick, cushioned sole
  • no or very low heel
  • supple leather or fabric
  • supportive insoles
  • wide toe box

Walk on over to the Foot Solutions Vancouver Blog, where Christian provides more information to help you put one foot in front of the other.

Image courtesy of Allie Hylton.

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