Tracking Your Steps With New TRAQ Comfort Shoes

In today’s world, where desk jobs and modern conveniences are constantly keeping us glued to a screen, it’s becoming increasingly critical for our overall health to ensure we’re receiving an adequate amount of physical exercise.

Not only is physical activity proven to help boost the health of the average adult, but it also boasts a range of additional benefits; including helping you sleep better and increasing your happiness and mood.

Sadly, so many of us today are failing to meet our fitness goals, mostly due to the hecticness of modern life. With a full-time job and a family to attend to, most simply do not have the time necessary to visit the gym on a consistent basis.

Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve adapted to the hustle and bustle of everyday life and have discovered new, more efficient, ways to keep up with our health. One of these methods is to ensure we’re getting enough steps in each day through the use of a step-tracking device.

Why Tracking Your Steps Matters

Whether you use Fitbit, Apple Watch or some other wearable tech device, counting your steps has become a mainstay in the fitness world. But, why?

For one, walking is something most of us do every single day; when commuting to work, or browsing our favorite store. This means that a once daunting task (regular exercise) is now as simple as taking a few more steps than you already do per day.

According to Mayo Clinic, a brisk walk around the block every day can help when it comes to:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Preventing or managing heart conditions
  • Strengthening muscles and bones
  • Enhancing your mood
  • Improving your balance and coordination

You may be wondering, “Just how many steps do I need to take every day for optimum results?” The answer is roughly 10,000. This is why it’s important to track your steps on a daily basis, so you can make quick adjustments to your routine in order to ensure you’re taking enough steps.

Additional Measures to Enhance Your Daily Walking Routine

Tracking your steps is, obviously, the main component to ensuring you get the most out of your daily walking routine, but there are a few additional factors to consider. These include:

 

  1. Choosing Your Course Carefully – If you’ve decided to walk outdoors, be sure to choose a path that is free of cracked sidewalks, uneven terrain, or low-hanging foliage in order to avoid possible injury. You should also pay attention to the weather forecast before you head out, as poor weather conditions – such as rain or wind – could present dangerous conditions.

  1. Warming Up First – The key to keeping your body limber and prepared for a long stroll ahead is to first warm up with a 5-10 minute walk at a slow pace.

  1. Cooling Down – Similar to your warm up, you should ease into a slow walk for another 5 to 10 minutes before stopping in order allow your muscles to relax gradually.

  1. Stretching Your Muscles – Once you have completed your walk, make sure to stretch your muscles to release any remaining tension. This can also be done before your warm up.

If you pay attention to the tips listed above, you’ll be on your way to 10,000 steps each day and a healthier lifestyle.

The Downside of Taking 10,000 Steps Every Day 

While, it’s true, taking 10,000 steps on a daily basis can lead to enhancing and improving your physical health, you should be aware of the risks involved.

For one, the damage you could be doing to your feet — if you’re choosing to walk in shoes that either don’t fit or were not designed for walking, to begin with — could be reprehensible. This is especially true for those with pre-existing foot conditions such as falling arches, plantar fasciitis, or arthritis.

For those with any of these conditions, walking as an exercise is likely not an option without experiencing excruciating pain and exasperating your foot problems substantially. All of these issues can be avoided, however, if you choose the right comfort shoes for your daily walking routine.

Best Comfort Shoes for Tracking Your Daily Walking Routine

When it comes to walking on a daily basis, we’ve already established how important it is to choose comfort shoes that are built for stability and arch support. While there are plenty of comfort shoes on the market, none quite compare – in terms of comfortability and step-tracking capabilities – to TRAQ by Alegria footwear.

What separates TRAQ by Alegria from the pack? It’s simple: beyond offering impeccable arch support and aesthetic design, TRAQ shoes are built specifically to track, analyze, and share your steps 24/7. With innovative Bluetooth technology, called the Q-Chip, embedded in the soles of each TRAQ shoe, you never have to worry about charging or misplacing a step counting device ever again.

What’s more? By downloading the compatible TRAQ by Alegria app – available on both Apple and Android devices – your shoe is constantly connected and tracking your steps; from the moment you put on your shoes to the moment you slip them off.

Synching Your Comfort Shoes to Your Smart Phone

From the moment you take your TRAQ by Alegria comfort shoes out of the box, you’ll be able to quickly connect them to your smartphone by downloading the easy-to-use app; no matter if you have an Apple or Android device.

Syncing the TRAQ Q-Chip to your smartphone is as simple as opening the app, and tapping on an image of the shoes you’re currently wearing. From there, the app will begin instantly tracking and analyzing your footsteps; it’s that easy!

The best part? If you happen to own multiple pairs of TRAQ step tracking comfort shoes, the app allows you to easily toggle between them all; ensuring your steps are always being recorded no matter what pair you choose to wear for the day ahead.

Sharing Your Progress With The TRAQ Community

By far the most unique feature of the entire TRAQ experience is the ability to share your progress with your friends, family, and coworkers.

Studies prove we are significantly more likely to focus on our health when we are encouraged by our peers and family members to do so. This is why having access to the TRAQ Community — through the app itself — can have such a positive impact on, not only reaching your step goals but keeping those around you motivated to reach theirs.

Shop TRAQ by Alegria Comfort Shoes 

Now that you’re aware of the incredible benefits TRAQ shoes can provide, you’re likely wondering where you can purchase them. Well, you’re in luck, because you can shop multiple TRAQ styles right here on our website!

Here are the most popular TRAQ by Alegria styles currently available on our online comfort shoe store and at our 9 Lucky Feet Shoes locations throughout Southern California:

TRAQ Qutie – $98.95

Featuring the adorable style of a mary-jane with the comfort and durability of a sneaker, the TRAQ Qutie is fantastic for those looking for both a cute fitness shoe and a step counter.

Features:

  • Soft, but supportive Dream-Knit Fabric upper       
  • Hook-and-loop closure on the adjustable strap
  • Slip-resistant outsole
  • TRAQ Q-Chip technology to track your steps
  • Available in All-Black or Soft Grey

TRAQ Qest – $98.95

TRAQ Qest is a lightweight lace-up sneaker that guarantees to keep your feet looking and feeling fantastic at the end of a long workout or work day. With neutral colors to match any fitness wear or jeans, you simply can’t go wrong!

Features:

  • Slip-resistant outsoles       
  • Signature removable/replaceable Alegria footbed
  • Soft Lycra upper
  • Easy pull-tab to help put on or take off the shoe quickly
  • TRAQ Q-Chip technology to track your steps
  • Available in Black or Grey

TRAQ Qwik – $98.95

Serving as a futuristic-looking loafer/sneaker hybrid, the TRAQ Qwik puts your existing work shoes to shame in both aesthetic design and step-tracking function.

What’s more? Because the Qwik features a hook-and-loop strap over the shoe’s upper and tongue, you’re guaranteed the perfect fit every time you step into these smart shoes.

Features:

  • Soft Dream Knit upper
  • Hook-and-loop strap
  • Removable/replaceable Alegria footbed to offer arch support
  • TRAQ Q-Chip technology to track your steps
  • Available in Black colorway