Reebok to pay $25 million in customer refunds over toning shoe claims

In an article published today in the Seattle Times, Reebok International Ltd., which is owned by Adidas, has been ordered to return $25 million to consumers over reported false advertising with its’ toning shoes, which include “EasyTone”, “RunTone” as well as several types of flip-flops and clothing. So-called “toning” shoes, which have been available for […]

Treatments for Toenail Fungus

The best way to start treating your toenail fungus is to have an appointment with your doctor so that you can receive proper diagnosis.  Other nail conditions can look similar to fungus, such as post-injury changes to the nail plate, so often your physician will take samples of the nail to be evaluated prior to […]

Summer Running Shoe Guide

Has the fantastic weather this past weekend in the Seattle/Bellevue area made you feel like dusting off your trusty pair of running shoes and heading for the local park?  (Quick-  before it rains again…)  If so, great!  Running and walking are two of the most convenient, inexpensive, and portable ways of keeping fit. In addition […]

Vibram FiveFingers and other barefoot running shoes

There is currently a lot of debate in the running and fitness world about the minimal, or “barefoot” running shoes.  The Vibram FiveFingers model is probably the best known, with its’ signature individual compartments for each toe, but other respected manufacturers such as Merrell have jumped on board, marketing their Barefoot shoes as a way to “strengthen, […]

A Great Meeting in Bellevue for the WSPMA Annual Seminar

I have just finished a jam-packed educational weekend in downtown Bellevue for members of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association (WSPMA).  It’s a great opportunity for physicians to stay current on new procedures or treatments for foot and ankle problems through lectures and interactive workshops.  I always look forward to learning new ideas to improve patient […]