Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Finalists Have Been Chosen

It's voting time! Now that we've made it through the presidential election, time to vote for the cutest kids' feet on the planet! Visit our site to see the five finalist gems, and vote for your favorite. The winner gets $500 cash. Voting will take place through the end of this month, so hurry and place your vote now!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Arch Angels Cutest Kids' Feet Contest Launches

Okay, get them out - those cute feet - grab your digital camera and snap some shots of those ten cute piggies! We've launched our first ever photo contest - and you have the chance to win $500 in cash! Please take a minute and look at the contest rules, at, and enter today. I can't wait to share some of these great photos with you.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cutest Kids' Feet Contest Coming Soon!

We've been busy at Arch Angels® headquarters. One thing we've had in the works for a while is finally coming alive. We wanted to share it with you even though it's not quite live yet.

Here at Arch Angels® we are so absolutely in love with kids’ feet, we want to find the cutest kids’ feet out there. And we want to share them with the world.

Sure, you’ve spent hours taking photos of your kids’ adorable faces, but what about those feet? Are they splashing in the puddles? Are they covered with mud? Do they have painted toenails and glitter? Take a minute, grab your digital camera, and capture your child’s feet doing what they do best – living life to the fullest!

The winning photo will receive $500 in cash plus a lifetime supply of Arch Angels® comfort insoles. That’s to make sure those feet keep doing the things they love, with the right amount of comfort and support along the way.

Stay tuned for the official launch - and in the meantime, start taking those cute pics!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Little Picassos

Life at Arch Angels headquarters has been heating up, and we're building our own little fan club. We had two trade shows to attend last month, and our in-house designers put together these banners for our booth. I personally think they're better than the professional one we paid for!

We'd love to see your drawings of your Arch Angels or pictures of your little angels. Send them to us here, or at More to come!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

We Want To Change the Way You Think About Kids' Feet

I've been thinking a lot about how we view kids' feet and all the commonly held views on kids' feet that, as new parents, we tend to absorb while we're learning the ropes of parenting. Things like, "let them walk barefoot as often as possible," and "don't worry if they're walking a little funny, they'll grow out of it." We just shrug and say "Okay, the experts are saying this so I guess it must be right."

Well, I've always had issue with the first comment - walking barefoot. That works great for my friends Dave and Tami in Hawaii, where the kids spend much of their day on the beach or outside in general. Up here in the Northeast, we tend to have frozen tundra from November to March, so barefoot outside is impossible, and inside it's still too cold for little toes on those hardwood floors!

Yes, there is something to be said when a child is first learning to walk about letting their feet touch the ground and learn how to work the muscles to provide the stability they need to move forward. However, once they've got it down, then it's more important to find them shoes that continue to enhance that muscle and bone development while protecting them from the elements.

As for the outgrowing comment, while most kids sometimes do walk funny for the first few years, they may "outgrow" the behavior, but sticking them in shoes that don't have adequate cushioning arch support or stabalizing heel support can very well drive them down the path that many of us adults are finding - back aches, knee pain, foot pain. Much of this can be traced back to our childhoods when we were wearing shoes that didn't have the right inner support and cushioning to let our bones grow and muscles develop correctly.

So, I disagree with the "experts" on this one - I've seen firsthand that putting Arch Angels in my children's shoes have made a difference today in their level of comfort and stamina, and I strongly believe that that difference will lead to fewer long-term problems with their feet, knees, backs and overall physical health.

What do you think? Do you follow the conventional wisdom about minimal support when they're in their formative years? What did your pediatrician say to you if you brought up the fact that Timmy seems to walk on the outsides of his feet? I'd love to hear your comments!