Congratulations to baby boomer reader Anita Walker of Arlington, Texas, for her winning entry in our Win a Pair of Comfortable Shoes for Travel contest that ended February 15.
Anita is taking a cruise in June to the Greek Islands and Italy, then spending some additional time in Rome and Sorrento, Italy, after the cruise.
The contest was sponsored by Therafit Shoe, which produces several series of comfortable, attractive, yet sturdy shoes — employing “technology built for foot pain relief” — that are ideal for traveling baby boomers.
The shoes come with arch support, a deep heel cup that aligns with your leg for pronation, shock-absorbing removable insoles, and shock-absorbing midsoles. They are designed to improve posture and relieve stress on your lower body.
One of the most intriguing parts of their patented technology includes rod inserts in the heels of the shoes that can be removed as needed to modify the shoes’ cushioning and impact levels — offering a kind of personalized shoe experience that you can perform at any time on the road.
This beats sending a shoestore clerk back ten times to the storage room to unearth a pair of shoes that don’t fit or feel right anyway.
My Own Therafits
Besides my pro mesh men’s trainers (sneakers) that I wrote about in a previous post, I’ve now acquired a second men’s Therafit Shoe, the pro leather walker.
Since I do a lot of walking, these have come in particularly handy, including on a recent trip to southern California. I think I could have dusted my San Diego friend (who recently had knee surgery) in any event, but these sealed the deal.
Most of Therafit’s shoes are for women, though, so I’ll be waiting to hear how Anita Walker likes her new shoes on her upcoming trip.
Meanwhile, thanks to all who entered our contest. For those who didn’t win, Therafit (#Therafitshoe) is offering a 15 percent discount on any of their shoes if you use coupon code Clark15. (U.S. residents only)