My name is Jennifer Langstroem and I'm the author of woowalkers.com. Me and my family live in sunny L.A. where we also go on most of our walking adventures.
I'm very happy to welcome you on my website about walking footwear. When you're and avid walker like me, you will agree that the right shoe is the most important equipment we need. Without proper footwear we can and up with blisters, pain and in severe cases injuries and foot disorders (plantar fasciitis, cavus foot, etc.).
I was one of those people. I didn't care about my footwear for a long long time. When my shoes gave up I just went to the next shoe discounter and grabbed a random pair. My only requirements: Does it fit properly and look good?
After a few years of this, I ended up with chronic foot pain and had to stop walking for a few months. Most doctors just told me: Don't do any sports for a while and it will get better. But it never did, the pain always came back.
I was reading an article on a sports magazine where the author wrote about different levels of foot pronation, arch heights and the necessity to have the proper shoes for your individual foot type. It finally came to me: I have to find the right shoes for MY feet.
I analysed my gait and foot arch and soon I got myself a new pair of motion control shoes (I'm an overpronator and have flat feet) and the pain went away almost instantly!
I decided to put on my own website - woowalkers.com, where I give tips about walking footwear and fitness walking in general. If you have any questions, you can contact me on the contact page or hit me up on my Facebook or Twitter page.