Treat your feet bet­ter

Find re­lief for your tired feet with phy­lon

Northern Living - - CONTENTS - TEXT OLIVER EMOCLING PHO­TOG­RA­PHY NICCOLLO SAN­TOS

If there is a most abused part of the body, it would be the feet. With its 8,000 nerves, 107 lig­a­ments and ten­dons, 33 joints, 26 bones, and 19 mus­cles, the feet sup­port the whole weight of the body, much like how the ti­tan At­las car­ried the weight of the world on his back. Spend­ing most of the day en­cased in a pair of shoes, our low­est ex­trem­i­ties are al­ways lit­er­ally on their toes, mak­ing an av­er­age of 4,000 to 6,000 steps each day.

Whether you take a mea­ger 4,000 steps daily or you’re on top of a fit­ness tracker’s leader­board, there should al­ways be space for com­fort in your footwear. Bri­tish footwear brand Ohw? pam­pers the feet with the use of phy­lon, a ma­te­rial com­monly found in the mid­soles of sports shoes. Ohw?, how­ever, uses the light­weight and flexible ma­te­rial in com­bi­na­tion with rub­ber for their soles. The rest of the shoe is made with high qual­ity suede, nubuck, and full-grain leather. Thus, style isn’t com­pro­mised for com­fort.

Put some thought on your feet. As they carry you and help you get to places, go the ex­tra step to keep them com­fort­able and re­laxed. And when buy­ing new footwear, here’s a pro-tip: Try them on in the af­ter­noon when the feet have ex­panded to their big­gest size.

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