Entries by Dans Shoe Repair

Dan Shulters is Moving to Malawi. Where is That?

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Globally, Malawi is ranked as the third poorest country in the world (but moves between #1 and #4 regularly with an […]

Shoe Repair 201

When they are brand new, bring them in to the repair shop. Many of the shoes you buy, and love, aren’t made in the in the best manner.  Preventive care and alterations can do wonders.  Check your shoes and the quality and thickness of their soles.  The thinner the sole the sooner the uppers will […]

Diabetic Shoes?

People often ask, “What are Diabetic Shoes”?   No, diabetic shoes are not made without sugar… but are made to better fit the foot, and to reduce the risk of foot damage.   People with diabetes often suffer form what is referred to as “neuropathy or diabetic neuropathy.”  Wearing the right shoe is extremely important […]

Foot Facts

I have written about our feet and their needs, I have written about the types of good shoes, why it is worth the extra money to buy custom handmade shoes, and conducted two basic shoe repair courses. This month I am going to take it easy, and just share some interesting (interesting to me anyway) […]

Why buy custom shoes?

I have written about our feet and their needs, I have written about the types of good shoes. (Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com ) This month I am going to explain why it is worth the extra money to buy custom handmade shoes. Why live with discomfort which could lead to foot issues? A 1991 […]

Shoe Repair 201

I have written about our feet and their needs, I have written about the types of good shoes and why it is worth the extra money to buy custom handmade shoes.  This month we will continue to discuss about how to take care of your shoes.   (Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com )If you love your […]

Dan’s Shoe Repair – Boots & Shoes

How does Diabetes affect your feet? (Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com ) Of the sixteen million Americans with diabetes, 25% will develop foot problems related to the disease.  Diabetes is a disease that affects every part of the body, even when the diabetes is under control.  Diabetics, because of the nature of their disease, have […]

How does diabetes affect your feet?

(Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com) Of the sixteen million Americans with diabetes, 25% will develop foot problems related to the disease.  Diabetes is a disease that affects every part of the body, even when the diabetes is under control.  Diabetics, because of the nature of their disease, have fewer defenses against everyday wear and tear, […]

Shoe repair 201

I have written about our feet and their needs.  I have written about the types of good shoes and why it is worth the extra money to buy custom, handmade shoes.  This month we will continue to discuss how to take care of your shoes.  (Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com ) If you love your […]

Shoe repair 101

I have written about our feet and their needs, I have written about the types of good shoes and why it is worth the extra money to buy custom handmade shoes.  It is now time to talk about how to take care of your shoes.   (Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com ) I have discovered over […]

Why buy custom shoes?

I have written about our feet and their needs, I have written about the types of good shoes. (Past articles available at http://ashland.oregon.localsguide.com )  This month I am going to explain why it is worth the extra money to buy custom handmade shoes. Why live with discomfort which could lead to foot issues?  A 1991 […]

What are good shoes?

People often ask me, “What is a good shoe?”  They are then quite often surprised by the cost.  Good shoes do cost more; quality material and craftsmanship is more expensive, and there is no way around that.  Shoes are made in a variety of ways.  They are also made in variety of styles, processes, lasts […]

Is a foot, just a foot?

Is a foot, just a foot? Most people think of their feet as just that, two feet.  A human foot however is far more complicated than that.  The human body contains 206 bones.  Of those 206 bones, 52 are found in the feet, or looking at it another way, just over 25% of our bones […]

Diabetic Shoes?

People often ask, “What are Diabetic Shoes”?   No, diabetic shoes are not made without sugar… but are made to better fit the foot, and to reduce the risk of foot damage.   People with diabetes often suffer form what is referred to as “neuropathy or diabetic neuropathy”   Wearing the right shoe is extremely important for the […]