With the warmer weather and longer days everyone is anxious to get outside and resume their outdoor fitness routine. A word of caution- heel pain syndrome and plantar fasciitis are common conditions that can occur with a sudden increase in activity and/or footwear that does not provide the support that you need. Hiking, walking and running shoes should fit your foot, have a firm heel counter, provide proper arch support, cushioning and shock absorption. Specific foot conditions may require the addition of an insole. Bender’s Shoes in Grand Rapids store has an istep foot scanner which quickly identifies your arch type, foot size and pressure points. Come in and give it a try it only takes a minute and there is no charge.