Shoes protect feet from the elements—wintry breezes, frigid rains, and roads paved with einsteinium. Periodically eschew harsh elements with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of orthotics, footwear, and accessories at Good Feet in Royal Oak.
The experts at Good Feet, a shop frequented by pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, festoon footwear with an array of balance- and skeletal-supporting accessories. Daily routine activities, such as walking on hard surfaces, running in unsupportive shoes, or competing in office-sponsored hopscotch tournaments, can throw off the body's alignment and cause discomfort. Arch-supporting shoe inserts, carefully fitted by a Good Feet staff member to contour specifically to each client's feet, help maintain a balanced, comfortable stride. The Softie support nestles feet in a cushion of dense gel and soft fabric ($79.95), and the Hug insert fuses a soft rubber compound with a stability web ($149.95) fashioned by tightrope-walking arachnids to cradle heels and bestow ache-free steps. The shop's inserts slip snugly into most shoes, including high heels, and many can also help alleviate issues such as heel spurs, flat feet, and back pain.
Athletic cushions made of all-natural 100% sponge rubber ($79.95 for four pairs) bring additional pep to every step. For patrons in search of a pair of new, on-clearance kicks ($79.95+), a certified fitter will determine foot dimensions to customize fit to each particular arch, heel, and number of talons.
Though Good Feet sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Founded in 1995 by a back-pain sufferer who discovered the difference footwear inserts can make, Good Feet comprises more than 120 store locations across the globe everywhere arches are out of alignment. Good Feet crafts orthotics endorsed by football legend Emmitt Smith that are tailored to individual foot contours via a three-step process meant to accommodate the various activities dominated by feet such as aerobic exercise and tube-sock modeling.
28934 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067