Shoes At Play with Hollywood Trainer Ashley Borden

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / September 5, 2011

hollywood trainerShoes affect your tootsies health

Big-Shot Hollywood trainer Ashley Borden has worked with A-listers such as singer Natasha Bedingfield, Mandy Moore, and actor Ryan Gosling. Ashley Borden says your tootsies are the foundation of any fit body and poor-fitting athletic shoes may cause fallen arches, ankle sprains, and more! Here are her top tips:

Organic Spa Magazine: How do we know if we have, for instance, high or collapsed arches in order to get help?

Ashley Borden: Go to a specialized shoe store where they watch you walk and evaluate your gait. Sometimes local drugstores even have a Dr. Scholl’s kiosk that can tell you whether or not you need arch supports and orthotics.

OSM: What’s your best tip for all of us walkers and hikers?

AB: Change your socks! Yup, tube socks totally affect your workout. Non-cotton socks should prevent blisters and sock slippage, which can allow for a longer, more balanced workout.

OSM: What about footwear? I know my shoes fit right, but what else should exercisers look for?

AB: Wearing the right shoe is critical, of course, but learn how to lace up to the top eyelet for added ankle support. A lot of times people tie their shoes too tight when they’re really looking for ankle support, she says. For more training tips, visit

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
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