More about Best For My Feet
Hey there. Adrian here. I’m one of the persons behind BestForMyFeet.com.
I’ve been blessed enough to have lots of jobs in many different industries in my life. From cleaner to head chef to crane operator and manager just to mention a few.
At the moment I’m a construction worker and I’ve been so for the last decade doing all sorts of jobs on big and small construction sites.
And you might think to yourself … “so what all that has to do with BestForMyFeet.com?!”
Well, on all the jobs I’ve been working on, the most important tool I had was my footwear.
Due to the hard environment that you can encounter on construction sites and other industries, my feet have suffered quite a lot over the years from different diseases and conditions. And I want to share my experience with you.
Whether you’re a construction worker or not, I believe my experiences will be helpful to you!
A quick disclaimer here: whatever you’re going to read on this website is not going to be medical advice as I’m not a doctor. All the content posted on this website is based on my own experience working in different industries. Working in so many areas thought me a lot about feet safety and foot care. So take my notes as my own experience and nothing else.
Let my experience serve you as helpful information but YOU MUST consult your doctor first if you’re suffering from any of the issues I’m sharing here with you.
The good news is that I’m teaming up with some of the best professionals out there in order to make sure the content you read on BestForMyFeet.com is not only high quality but also accurate and up to date.
Keep scrolling to find out more about this!
As I’m sharing my feet horrors, experiences, knowledge, and other things I’ve learned over the years related to footwear and footcare, you’ll see that I’m recommending some products. Some of these products I’ve used myself in the past or I might still use (and others I haven’t used yet but I’m interested in using).
Or you might see some ads whilst you’re reading these pages. Just wanted to let you know that the website might earn some small commissions if you end up buying any of the products I’m recommending using the links I provide (AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU).
And I appreciate you and thank you for that. It takes a lot of time and energy to put all this content together!
And just because the website might get a commission doesn’t mean I’m biased. I’m always honest about my views and I would not recommend something if it wasn’t a good product or I would not use it myself.
As our team grows I’ll add a few words about each one of us in here just to get to know each other a little bit more and to assure you as well that this website is not a fly-by-night website but it’s a real forum with real people behind it!
Let me introduce you to everybody…
The Content Creation Team
Victor Adrian – Editor & Webmaster
Construction Professional, driver, crane operator, cleaner, head chef … these are just some of the jobs I did in the past. Working in all these different environments taught me that having good footwear to protect my feet from different hazards at work IS PARAMOUNT for any worker!
On this website, I aim to share all my knowledge and personal experience in dealing with different footwear and foot care issues, and hopefully, you can get something out of it. I hope you enjoy the content we’re putting together for you!
Theo Cox – Writer & Researcher
Theo is an MA student currently working on a research project for King’s College London Museum of Life Sciences alongside his MA dissertation. He has been published in his student newspaper, The Spectator, and the Adam Smith Institute. Theo is doing part of the research and content writing you’ll read on BestForMyFeet.com.
If you want to get in touch with Theo visit his LinkedIn profile. He’ll be happy to assist you!
Sondra Claflin – Writer & Researcher
Sondra is one of the researchers and writers here at BestForMyFeet.com. She has 5 kids and she spends her days teaching and caring for them. She also has a dog named Jon and several chickens. The 3 resident cats do a good job keeping the rodent population in check.
She’s been married now for 13 years to her dear husband Art, who helps his folks run a housecleaning business as well as a side business of his own for general contracting and home remodel.
Sondra is a high school graduate who decided to raise a family and keep the home. She doesn’t know what’s in store for her as her children grow up and go out on their own, but she’s looking forward to exploring that when the time comes. If you have any questions or are curious about what it’s like to run an acre homestead, head over to her Instagram at 100kidsandadog.
Jimmy Webb – Writer & Researcher
Jimmy is a tower crane operator who lives with his wife, two children, and furball. He is also a writer working on his first novel.
He has short stories and poetry published in various literary journals and anthologies and has also been placed in some competitions. What’s funny is that Jimmy and I were colleagues on a project and that’s how I find out about his writing skills and passion.
Jimmy has worn work boots nearly all of his working life, as a forklift driver, landscaper, subsidence investigator, groundworker, and now a crane operator, so he’s spent endless hours over the years searching hardware shops and online retailers for the most suitable boots.
He is very fussy over his footwear, so loves doing the research. He hopes to assist you as much as possible in finding your foot attire.
“Let’s go to the ball” as he likes to say.
Here are a few of Jimmy’s short stories published in some important online journals:
Additionally, you can find more about Jimmy and his writing at jwebbwritting.com
Adam Rich – Boots Nerd | Author & Tester
Adam is a sheet metal fabricator and welder who also moonlights as a boot reviewer. After years of wearing cheap boots and shoes that killed his feet, Adam decided he wanted the best work boot he could find.
This led to scouring the internet but little did he know, his deep dive into the world of boots would ignite a passion for writing about and reviewing boots.
Our Collaborators – Podiatrists Panel
Dr. Bruce Pinker – Podiatrist & Foot Surgeon
Dr. Pinker started his career at the highly respected Binghamton University (State University of New York), where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in a pre-medical course of study focusing on Biology and Philosophy.
Of special note, Dr. Pinker successfully completed an internship at Eneslow: The Foot Comfort Center, and The Eneslow Pedorthic Institute, while studying at NYCPM.
He developed a firm understanding of the relationship between feet and footwear and advised many individuals about luxury, custom-made, and orthopedic shoes that are stylish and functional. Dr. Pinker strongly believes the fusion of fashion and function is essential for footwear today, as the modern man and woman need to look great and feel great.
This is his motivation for his company: Dr. D-LuCS: Doctor Designed Luxury Custom Shoes.
Every year, Dr. Pinker conducts an Annual Holiday Shoe Drive for the Homeless to benefit the less fortunate in his community. Dr. Pinker donates a portion of the shoes collected each year to foreign countries in need.
When not treating patients he enjoys exercising regularly by cycling 30-40 miles/week and lifting weights, writing music and playing the piano/synthesizer, and spending quality time with his family. Also, Dr. Bruce makes a little space in his busy schedule to review our medical-related content and answer footcare and footwear-related questions for our community.
Education and training
- New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
- State University of New York, Binghamton (Bachelor’s)
- St. Barnabas Hospital, Residency in Podiatry
- St. Barnabas Hospital, Residency in Primary Podiatric Medicine
- Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Philadelphia, Residency in Podiatric Surgery
- Hahnemann University Hospital, Residency in Podiatric Surgery
If you want to get in touch with Dr. Bruce, check out his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. Alternatively, book an appointment with him to discuss any concerns related to your feet. Check availability here: https://www.progressivefootcareny.com/
Dr. Anne Sharkey – Podiatrist (D.P.M.)
Dr. Anne Sharkey enjoys all aspects of treating foot and ankle conditions, with a special interest in ankle sprains, ankle stabilization, Achilles tendon disorders, bunion correction, and heel pain. She believes strongly in taking time to develop an individualized treatment approach tailored to each patient’s personal life circumstances and goals.
Outside of work, Dr. Sharkes enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, cheering on the University of Wisconsin Badgers, traveling, practicing photography, reading, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.
She’s also kind enough to assist us with specific topics related to footcare to make sure we’re accurate and up to date with our medical-related content.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison: B.S. Kinesiology
- Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science-D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
- Saint Joseph Hospital/Chicago, IL-3 year Residency Training in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
- Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium: Lower Extremity
Fixation Fundamentals Workshop Lab Instructor-October 2014
- Lecture Presenter: American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Spring Surgical Seminar: Ankle Fracture Repair-April 2013
- Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics
- Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
- Cedar Park Surgery Center
- St. David’s Oakwood Surgery Center
- Williamson Surgery Center
If you want to connect with Anne, you can reach out to her on the social profiles listed above. Also, you can check out her personal blog https://www.drannesharkey.com/. If you want to talk to her about a foot concern you might have and you happen to live in North Austin, Texas then book an appointment with her here: https://www.northaustinfeet.com/
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