Fitting Tip

Tips on Tuesday

When it comes to dropping some real cash on a pair of shoes...you want to be sure you get the best fit possible.  By now, you know to have you feet measured and work with a shoe-dog you trust.

But...could you do more to make sure you end up with a pair of shoes you love?

I suggest that once you have narrowed down the style,size and exact shoe you wish to purchase--ask the salesperson to bring out all the pairs they have in that size and model.  Each pair may feel just a tad different and you get to pick the pair that feels the best.  This is especially true with quality shoes that are hand lasted; like the Dansko Professional Clog. Whenever I buy a new pair of clogs I try on every size 39 Narrow the store carries.  Also, if you are a details person you may enjoy picking out the pair with the straightest stitching or richest coloration.

Happy Shoe Hunting,

abigail dagmar


Helle Comfort by Romu Reptile-Zip Loafer Red Patent


Yes, I am totally serious!

Check 'em out!


Diabetic Nail Care

Tips on Tuesday

The constant theme with diabetic feet is careful proactive attention. Special attention does need to be paid to your toenails. In the first place, you must avoid letting your nails get too long as they can catch on things easily and potentially rip back from the toe. Ouch!!! Also, “gunk” can accumulate under the long nails that could cause fungus or infections. Keeping your toenails trimmed regularly also reduces the thickening of your nails and minimizes the chance of an ingrown nail.

Be sure to soak your feet in warm water before cutting your nails.

Cut the toenails straight across and smooth with a nail file.

Don't cut into the corners of your toes and be careful not to cut the surrounding skin.

If you have very thick toenails or have ANY difficulty seeing or reaching your nails you should have them trimmed by a podiatrist or at the very least ask a friend or family member help you.

In general, this advice is pertinent to everyone but especially so if you are diabetic.

 Happy Toenails,

abigail dagmar



The Forum Mist Boot "After"

Mt. Shasta tested my boots and bruised my bottom but I can't wait to go again!


Another Sweet River Sunday

Part of the Shasta snowboard trip took me up to Medford and returning to California via my favorite stretch of road (if I am driving)--hwy 199, that follows the stunning Smith River.  We stopped to admire the mighty river--the sounds, smells and flowing energy...soaking it up on a sweet sunday afternoon.

Thank you Smith and Michael.