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  • Springing Forward... in the Right Shoes

    As a runner, the spring thaw is one of my favorite things in life.  Although, I do run outside most of the winter (depending on if my running path is plowed or not), I love when the snow melts for good and I can run, snowdrift free through the streets, sidewalks and paths of town.

    After a long winter, it feels great to get outside and move around.  For many, it marks the beginning of training for the upcoming race season or a dedication to meet a new goal.  Whether it is the first time you are hitting the streets to become the runner you have always dreamed of or you have been running for years, make sure to be good to your feet.  Your feet are the foundation to your entire body and can make or break the success of your journey.

    For this week's blog, I spoke with James Klersy, Manager of our New Balance Twin Cities store in the Southtown Mall in Bloomington.  James answered questions to important topics regarding foot health and proper footwear. Continue reading

  • When to Use Ice and When to Use Heat

    This week's post comes from guest blogger Dr. Karlynn Benson, who owns and operates Skyline Chiropractic in Burnsville, MN.  I love this topic, as I can never remember when to use ice or heat.  I am a runner, who always seems to have a sore muscle or two.

    from Dr. Benson...

    Anyone who has ever worked-out, trained, experienced an injury or had sore muscles has wondered if they should use an ice pack or a heating pad. Unfortunately, many of my chiropractic patients ask this question after they have done the wrong one.

    The ice pack, or cold therapy, works best for areas that are inflamed (making the area red), swollen or painful. You should never apply ice directly to the skin. Using a thin towel between the ice and skin, apply the treatment for 15-20 minutes. Allow the skin to warm fro at least 40 minutes, and then repeat two or three times per day. For acute injuries, this can be repeated for up to three days.

    The heating pad is best for muscle spasms, stiff or achy muscles or chronic issues. Because heat increases circulation, it can increase inflammation or swelling. Warm, not hot is the goal, so don’t apply a heating pad directly on the skin. It is best to limit treatments to 20 minutes. Just like with ice, wait 40 minutes to apply again.

    Heating pads are dry heat. Wet heat, like steamed towels, whirlpools and baths are best. Heat producing lotions, like Biofreeze, work well for sore spots.

    Bottom line: Ice is best for pain, inflamed (redness) or swelling. Heat works best for chronic pain, spasms or sore muscles. Your chiropractor can advise you on the best treatment for you.

    Dr. Karlynn Benson owns and operates Skyline Chiropractic in Burnsville, MN since 1995 with husband David Yearling,D.C. She attended and graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1992. Appointed to teaching faculty at Northwestern Health Science University in 1995. Along with lecturing and consulting on lifestyle and weight loss, in 2006 she was recognized and awarded as being one of the best chiropractors in Guide To America's TopChiropractors.

  • Fresh for Spring - Schuler Shoes St Louis Park Store

    When I think of "fresh for spring", I think of new beginnings, bold colors and new looks for the season. With that being said, it makes perfect sense to introduce the new look of our St Louis Park store in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center. Schuler Shoes has been located in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center since the 1960's!!! Can you believe that? That is a long time! So, we are pretty excited to say that we recently got a bit of a facelift. This location even has a Men's Department now! Don't worry...new, fresh look...same great customer service!

    I visited the store on Monday to see how it looks and thought it would be fun to take some photos and share them with you. (photos below) :).

    Don't worry, the fun doesn't stop there. Today through Sunday, we will be celebrating a GRAND RE-OPENING of our store (April 3rd-6th). We will have giveaways and rep visits and more. For more information on our GRAND RE-OPENING, click here - http://shoef.ly/1fgqshk

    Hope you enjoy the photos!

    The new logo is already up and looking good. 

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    This is our store manager, Jim. He is a great guy!

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    Some photos of inside store..
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    Our New Men's Department

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    Here is an action shot! :)

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    Stop in and visit us soon!

  • Shoes News - Shoes for Spring

    After a very, very long winter, it feels so good to see the snow start to melt. I have always thought that summer is my favorite season, but today I started thinking that maybe my favorite season is actually spring. The snow is melting, the days are getting longer and even the slightest spike in temperature gives me a little extra snap in my step.

    Summer used to be my favorite season. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a steamy, hot summer day, but once it is summer...well, it is summer. You are in it. It might be warm and beautiful, but with each passing day, you are already on your way to fall. As of today, I like spring. Spring is my new favorite season.

    I came to this conclusion when I started to think about the summer to come. I thought about spending long days outside. I thought about warm, sunny days. I thought about sitting in the bleachers watching my kids play their sports. I thought about not wearing socks. I thought about tank tops, skirts, sundresses and cute sandals. So, it sort of sounds like summer is my favorite season, but nope...my favorite season is spring.

    Spring is full of promise. Promise that the weather will get warmer. Promise that the grass will turn green. Promise that the flowers will bloom. Promise that the snow will eventually turn to rain. Promise that the 2014 Polar Vortex winter is behind us. Spring is a promise from Mother Nature that summer is on it's way.

    So, as I continue to enjoy the days leading up to summer, I thought it would be fun to throw a few outfits together based around some of our sandals for spring and summer. I love using a website called Polyvore to create the outfits. Polyvore is so fun because it is like virtual dress up...all kinds of clothes, purses, accessories.  So very much fun for a girl promising to enjoy every single day of this upcoming summer.  I hope you like them.  Enjoy spring...summer is just around the corner.

    Shoes in Photo - Amelia Avery by Clarks

    Amelia Avery Sandals by Clarks

     

     

    Shoes in Photo - Angelfish Stripe by Sperry

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    Shoes in Photo - Aubrey by Munro

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    Shoes in Photo - Harvest MJ by Keen

    Harvest MJ by Keen

     

  • Spreading the New Balance Love

    I am not sure if you have heard the news, but we recently opened a new store in St Louis Park and it is completely dedicated to New Balance. This New Balance Twin Cities store location is in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center, a few doors down from our neighborhood Schuler Shoes store and it is SUPER cool. The store is open, but the official GRAND OPENING is March 20th and runs through the weekend with fun giveaways and visits from our New Balance reps.

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  • A Fresh Face on a Familiar Place

    Schuler Shoes has been around for a looooong time.  In fact, 2014 marks 125 years that Schuler Shoes has been in business.  Isn't that amazing?  If you have shopped at our stores, you have experienced our commitment to customer service.  If you have met John Schuler or members of the Schuler family, it is easy to see that the caring and kindness comes from them and shines brightly throughout our company.

    You may have noticed over the past few weeks that we have started to change our look.  A new logo and updates Continue reading

  • A Shout Out to the Fellas

    This is a shout out to all the fellas, since you know, our Men's Event is going on right now and all. First and foremost, let me just post a link to our Men's Event coupon. I am a firm believer in first things first, so here you go - http://shoef.ly/1bsm0Nf.  
     
    Anyway, let's get back to the Men's Event. This is a special time at Schuler Shoes where we focus on the fellas. We like to showcase a variety of some of our best shoes for all occasions, because everyone knows that behind every good man is a good woman really good pair of shoes.  Come on, I would say the same thing about women.  I am all for men and women supporting each other, but in the end, when you are at work all day or on the dance floor all night, it is your shoes that support you and keep your feet, legs and back feeling good.
     
    We have quite the selection of men's shoes, so I thought I would post a few of my favorites that I would personally buy for my husband.  Just in case he is reading this post (of course he is) and disagrees with my selections for him, I have exciting news Continue reading

  • Walks of Life

    Day in and day out, we encounter all kinds of people from all walks of life. Every once in a while, we meet a person that surprises and inspires us with their upbeat attitude, positive words and hard work.
     
    Does someone come to mind that makes a difference in your life or the lives of others? Wouldn’t it be great to reward those kind souls? Just something that lets them know that we notice their hard work and kindness and that we see that they are making a difference in this world.
     
    I know that I do. Every once in a while, I stop by the drive thru of a local restaurant and treat myself to a delicious fountain drink. I pull up, order my favorite drink and then pull ahead to the window to pay. Every time I drive through, I know who will greet me. He doesn’t remember me, because I don’t stop by every often, but I sure remember him and I look forward to what I know he will say. I pull up to the window, he greets me and tells me what I owe for my drink and when he is taking my money, I ask him how he is doing. Every single time I ask, no matter what, he says Continue reading

  • Old Man Winter

    For living in Minnesota, I am not much of a winter lady. In fact, I spend most of the winter dreaming about the warm weather to come. My heart truly belongs to the summer. But, I live in Minnesota...which means a whole lot of winter, so I try and welcome Old Man Winter as much as I can and find the good in what he and Mother Nature have to offer. I love the first few snowfalls. Oh, so pretty. I love building a good snowman with my kids. And, truthfully, I do LOVE to run outside in the winter. When there is no wind and the sun is shining, it feels absolutely wonderful.
     
    I know that many people really enjoy the change of seasons and love everything that winter has to offer. They love the cozy sweaters, cute boots, hot chocolate, a warm fire (ok...I do love those things), downhill skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and well, just playing in the snow (my children). But, this winter is so different for most due to the extreme cold that we are experiencing. Even those that LOVE winter aren't really getting a chance to get out there and enjoy it up because of the dangerously low temperatures. I am not quite sure what a solar vortex is, but it sure sounds better to me than the polar version (kidding).
     
    So, with all that being said, temperatures are on the rise in Minneapolis. Yesterday, the temperature reached 28 degrees and I am telling you what, it felt like spring had sprung. The sun was shining and people were happy. Today, we will reach a high of 27 and I am pretty sure my kids will think that they should wear shorts to school. HA! Just as I was writing this, my son told me that it is 21 degrees and then asked me if he had to wear a coat today or if a sweatshirt would be warm enough.
     
    I know that it is only February, but I think this little heat wave is just what we needed. And, when all else fails and it gets cold again, at least we have our sense of humor...and cute boots. BUT, if you are one of the lucky ones and are planning a warm weather trip or just dreaming of one and know that trying on cute sandals will warm your soul, get ON IN HERE! Our Travel Event is happening now. You can try on all the sandals you want and dream of your toes in the sand and the sun on your face. We will even give you a cute little luggage tag (while supplies last :) of course) with any sandal purchase. Enjoy the warm weather. Aloha!

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  • So, You Have Plantar Fasciitis. Now What?

    Does it feel like a nail is being pounded directly into your heel? Oh, I know that pain well. Personally, I suffered from Plantar fasciitis a few years ago. When my Plantar fasciitis first started to act up, Continue reading

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