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At Corey's Bootery, we like to stay current with all of the latest footwear trends, repair processes and podiatric discoveries. On this page, we collect our opinions on repair methods, our suggestions for preventative maintenance and our everyday thoughts on running a shoe repair shop. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with us and learn how to keep your shoes in pristine condition, be sure to check back often for all of the latest recommendations, tips and tricks.

Flip Out Your Flip-Flops and Foot Pain for Vionic Sandals

Flip Out Your Flip-Flops and Foot Pain for Vionic Sandals

4/24/2015

Though it might have just snowed a couple days ago (ouch!), spring and warmer weather is promised to be just around the corner. And synonymous with warm weather are flip-flops. But while they may be trendy and easy on the wallet, they aren’t doing your body any favors.

With literally no support for your arches and very little cushioning for your heel, you’re better off going barefoot—if it weren’t for the potential of walking on glass or developing plantar warts.

Tags: flip-flops, Vionic Sandals

These (Chippewa) Boots Are Made for Walking…Hiking…Working

These (Chippewa) Boots Are Made for Walking…Hiking…Working

3/5/2015

At Corey’s Bootery, we carry Chippewa Boots because they are rich in heritage and “built with the guts and determination of the loggers and engineers who paved the way, built the roads, and constructed the buildings that have made this country what it is today.” Their slogan, “The Best. By Far,” isn’t just a saying. It’s a truth.

We know boots, and that’s why we know to provide Chippewa. The offered Goodyear welt construction provides added support and durability to the boot. Plus, they are completely repairable, making them well worth the investment. Many other brands may offer similar boots at a lower cost, but they will lack the comfort and resilience that Chippewa boots provide.

Tags: chippewa boots

Fitting a shoe takes more than the right shoe size

Fitting a shoe takes more than the right shoe size

10/7/2014

We all know that one size does not fit all when it comes to shoes. What the staff at Corey’s Bootery likes about Brooks is that the maker of running and walking shoes knows it doesn’t stop with size.

Brooks understands foot types, and designs specific shoe models to accommodate those types, from flat feet to high arches. The company also pays special attention to overpronation, the inward roll of the foot while running or walking. The effect is more pronounced when running, as a runner who over-pronates tends to push off almost entirely from the big toe and second toe. Rather than the shock from the foot’s impact to the ground spreading evenly through the foot, the impact is borne almost entirely near the big toe. There’s a marked angle as well between the foot and ankle, reducing stability to the rest of the body.

Tags: Brooks, shoe size

Naot Sandal

Corey's Bootery's Annual Naot Trunk Show

4/1/2014

Join us April 18th & 19th for our annual Naot Trunk Show for great deals on your favorite Naot sandals.

Tags: Corey's Bootery, Naot, Sandals, shoes

Is a custom orthotic right for me?

Is a custom orthotic right for me?

3/4/2014

Are custom orthotics right for you? If you experience foot, knee, hip, or back pain custom orthotics may be the answer!

Tags: coreys bootery, custom orthotic

Orthotic Sandals and Flip Flops

Orthotic Sandals and Flip Flops

3/3/2014

There is a common misconception that if you need to wear orthotics, then you can't wear sandals or flip-flops. Here at Corey's Bootery of Kalamazoo, we are happy to tell you that this is simply not true.

Tags: Flip Flops, Orthotics, Sandals

Are your running shoes too short?

Are your running shoes too short?

2/21/2014

There are a lot of different options and stores out there where people can purchase their running shoes in Kalamazoo. What separates Corey's Bootery from the other stores is the quality of our product and our highly trained and experienced staff.

Tags: proper size, Running Shoes