Jun 21, 2017

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.

Ohw? Rustan’s, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City.

 

This story was originally published in Northern Living, June 2017.

TAGS: mandaluyong nolisoliph Ohw? Shangri-La Plaza Shoes sneakers the get