Did COVID19 Change Shoe Comfort Expectations?

Shoes did not get more comfortable during the COVID19 pandemic. Your customer’s perception of what is comfortable did change. Brands that quickly adapted to this change in customer comfort are positioned to thrive. Here’s three things that you need to know about shoe comfort post-pandemic. – Socks? We Don’t Need Socks! While the trend of…

The Challenges of Shoe Traction Testing

Back in 2016, a group of frustrated restaurant and hospital CEOs came to Heeluxe to complain about their distrust of current shoe traction tests. They wanted a test that could accurately predict if a shoe would reduce slip and fall injuries in their unique office environment. The Heeluxe scientists are always into a challenge, especially…

More Shoe Fit Articles Featuring Heeluxe and Dr Gray

Years of effort in preaching the importance of shoe fit to improve customer comfort and foot health is catching on, with Runner’s World featuring Dr Gray in a new article on the benefits of shoe fit. While the article is geared towards runners, the lessons are true for anyone that wears shoes: -proper shoe fit…

Heeluxe Runners World China

Heeluxe is BIG in (Runners World) China

What a great surprise and honor to be featured in Runners World China’s article on running shoe fit! You could say Heeluxe is big in China, but we definitely have more work to do with our friends in Asian footwear manufacturing, design, and retail. We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Runner’s World here in the…

Q&A from Successful Strategies Post-Coronavirus Webinar

Thank you to all of the footwear professionals from around the world that joined Heeluxe for our Successful Strategies Post-Coronavirus Webinar on Tuesday May 19, 2020 where we focused on how to ‘win’ with ecommerce. Many of you followed up with us to ask great questions, provide insight into how you’re going to use the…

Heeluxe Webinar: Successful Footwear Strategies Post COVID 19

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has negatively impacted shoe retail sales (even in Canada where you’ve handled this so much better than us!). Heeluxe wants to help our footwear partners find ways to thrive in the current environment by leveraging our shoe database to improve your online shoe sales. I’ve created a powerful webinar that…

Heeluxe 10 Anniversary

Heeluxe Celebrates 10 Years of Making Better Shoes!

We’re celebrating the magical “double digit” 10th birthday of Heeluxe. Looking back on the past 10 years brings up many emotions (many of which are familiar to other entrepreneurs) and the one that stands out the most is gratitude. So many amazing footwear brands have trusted Heeluxe with testing their shoes, providing recommendations, and developing…

Using AI to Predict Fit Shoe

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are intimidating terms—but they shouldn’t be! Heeluxe is using AI to change the footwear testing landscape and the benefits will soon be realized by all footwear brands. Here’s a sample of how AI is being used to predict shoe fit. Many footwear innovators had their first introduction to the concept…

5 Findings From A Time Machine

Heeluxe’s Time Machine rapid durability test recently celebrated its 30 millionth step. To celebrate the occasion, here’s a list of the 5 most valuable things we have learned from testing the durability of 100’s of shoes.    Upper Durability is as important as outsole/midsole durability. In the last 5 years we’ve seen uppers made out…

Why Energy Return is a Myth

Energy Return is a hot topic in athletic footwear and has even impacted occupational, fashion, and casual shoes. Current foam materials like Boost and EverRun and carbon fiber technologies like the VaporFly 4% and VKTRY insoles promote improved energy return, but is there any science to back this up? Let’s find the truth about energy…

3 Tips for Sustainable Shoes in 2020

Many footwear brands are working to “reduce their footprint” by making more sustainable shoes and/or reducing waste in 2020. Not all sustainability initiatives are commercially successful, and Heeluxe’s test experience shows 3 features that top selling and top-rated sustainable shoes have in common. In this post we’ll give you the 3 tips followed by real…