The Perfect Pair: Walking Shoes
Start your journey on the right foot and in the right shoes! Walking shoes and socks are
your most important gear for The Weekend. Visit a specialty running/walking shoe store with
knowledgeable staff that is willing to take the time to help you find the right shoes.
Each person's feet are different. The best shoe for you is the one that fits you best, the
one that gives you the proper fit, flexibility, comfort and support! Keep these tips in mind
while you shop:
- Inform the salesperson that you are training for a 60-kilometre walk (an endurance
- Try on shoes with the socks you intend on wearing while you train and walk.
- Try shoes on both feet. If one foot is larger than the other, fit the larger foot. Test
them on a hard surface.
- The shoe should be flexible, not stiff.
- If you do not like the insole in the shoe, ask a salesperson to show you other
- Get shoes that are one-half or one size larger than your normal shoe size. (There should be
a thumb’s width of space between your toe and the end of the shoe to prevent blisters the
top of your toes or foot.)
- Look for shoes that breathe and don’t cause your feet to overheat.
- Shop for shoes later in the day or right after walking, since feet have a tendency to swell
in the heat and after walking.
- Your heel should not slip in and out of the shoe as you walk.
If any part of your foot feels it is rubbing against a rough spot in the shoe try another pair
or style. These spots are prone to give you blisters. Shoes should feel great when you put them
on, don't buy them thinking you will wear them in.
Remember a bad fit will ruin a
good shoe. Invest in the right shoes to prevent injury and keep you walking in comfort. When
you find shoes with the perfect fit, we recommend buying two pairs and alternating between
them. Then make sure to break them in before the event!
The Perfect Pair: Socks
Dry, comfortable feet will help prevent blisters. Nothing can put a damper on your walk
faster than blisters. Blisters are caused by moist feet, friction and socks that are wrinkled,
damp or bunched up.
It’s vital to invest in socks that can make a big
difference in your walking comfort and give you that extra boost to keep you going. Keep these
tips in mind while you shop:
- Socks should be form-fitting and comfortable.
- You want socks that are made from synthetic materials (acrylic, CoolMax, nylon, Polartec)
because it will wick away the moisture. Socks that are 100% cotton retain moisture and tend to
- Make sure your socks are compatible with your sneakers! Socks that don’t fit will
Try on different pairs of socks to see which ones are best for your feet. Socks offer different
kinds of thickness and padding. Socks that are padded in the heel and toe areas are good for
walkers who are prone to blisters in those areas.
As you train and during the walk,
we encourage taking off your shoes and socks to let your feet air out during your breaks.
We also recommend changing socks halfway through your walk. Let’s keep your feet dry,
comfortable and happy!
fine establishments and consultants are pleased to offer discounts to The
Weekend participants. To redeem these discounts, please present your
registration letter to our training partners.
Sub4 Customised Sports Apparel
Offer: Sub4 is proud to offer customised clothing for all teams. Let us
know your sizes & we can make some great looking outfits for you now! 10%
of the order value will be credited to your Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
fundraising account. All we need is four weeks to make them. We look forward to
your enquiries at email@example.com
Foot & Ankle Rehabilitation Australia
Contact: Kaye Griffin/ Stuart Imer
Phone: 03 9596 6612
Main Location: Suite 4/214 Bay St Brighton Vic 3186
Frankston: Suite 6, 525 McClelland Dve Frankston Vic 3199
Geelong: 283 Latrobe Tce Geelong Vic 3220
Description: We provide exceptional rehabilitation for Foot & Ankle
conditions. These problems can often affect a person's ability to walk, run,
train etc. We recognize that it’s just as important for some of our
patients to conquer the walk to the corner shop, as it is for others to complete
a 3 hour marathon. Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation Australia has three
Bayside locations for your convenience, all with disabled access and convenient
patient parking. We look forward to discussing your problem and treatment plan,
and to providing you with exceptional quality rehabilitation. For more
information see www.faara.com.au.
FAARA will provide a 10% discount to all participants.
Contact: Keahny Boers
477 High St
(03) 9533 8221
161 Camberwell Road
(03) 9882 6266
129 Canterbury Road
(03) 9876 9211
56 Station Street
(03) 9597 0333
Description: At active feet, our Sports Podiatry team is focused
on delivering a shoe based on your individual foot and lower limb pattern, at
your typical walking or running speed. With motion analysis through a treadmill
gait assessment, we are able to view how your shoe responds under load, from
heel strike, to mid stance to the toe off phase of gait. With the most advanced
expertise Podiatrically, we are well placed to ensure we provide you with an
unsurpassed level of service and advice. Best of all, it is free. As a
participant of the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer you will receive 20% off all
running shoes at active feet until the event.
DR SERENE’S FULL-FACE SUNVISOR
Offer: Step out in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers wearing the best
sun protection and receive $10 towards your personal fundraising account. Or,
as a mass fundraising idea, direct others to the site and receive $10 per visor
sold for your fundraising.
Dr Serene’s Sunvisor is an adjustable full-face visor that offers the best sun
protection against harmful rays for the skin, eyes and ageing with >99% UVA
and UVB protection.Aerodynamically designed for sun, wind and rain protection,
it’s fast becoming the walker and sports-lover’s favourite headgear for
ultimate protection. When you wear the Dr Serene’s Sunvisor during the walk to
minimise sun exposure, you won’t need to carry and reapply sunscreen - it does
the work for you.
Just three easy steps to claiming this offer:
1.Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your
2.Go to www.drserene.com,click
on the Endcancer logo, and input your participant ID at purchase.
3.Receive an email after every purchase of the Dr Serene’s Sunvisor to record
your fundraising and it will register on your personal fundraising tally. It’s
For more info visit www.drserene.com.
Ready Set Go
0422 190 264
Outdoor personal training in a safe friendly environment.
That offers a range of different training options for those whom are just starting
out to those who that have done regular exercise.
We offer a range of different services and programs such
- Personal Training
- either with a friend or one on one
- Group Training
- Mum and Bubs fitness
And much more
We at Ready Set Go Personal Training WILL OFFER: A 10% discount on all programs of your choice let it be
Personal training, Bootcamp, Mums and Bubs programs or just simply just for
general fitness. We will also throw in one of the following of your choice either
a T-shirt/ Hoodie / Singlet top PLUS a drink bottle on US. And on top of that I
will also throw in a VIP client loyalty card
United by Keren
Phone: 0425 207 073
WEWC participants will receive a discounted price of $10 to participate
in casual Zumba classes. Please visit www.zumbaunited.com.au/class-schedule
for the class schedule. When attending classes please ensure you have your
participant number to ensure you receive the discounted price.
Windy Hill Fitness Centre
Contact: James Stefanou
Ph: 9377 1555
Windy Hill Fitness Centre is the premier gym and indoor swimming pool in
Essendon and the greater Moonee Valley area. Our modern facility is staffed by
a team of exercise, aquatics and customer service professionals committed to
being at your service.
The cornerstone of our Centre is our large modern gymnasium and health club
equipped with state of the art fitness equipment. Operating from the health
club are a range of group fitness programs and one of our strengths is personal
training so if you're looking for a little more one on one assistance from a
trainer, Windy Hill Fitness Centre is the place for you.
All WEWC Walkers are eligible to a FREE 7 Day Pass or a $0 joining fee
(savings of $170) on WHFC membership. For more information about the facilities
please call 9377 1555.
Foot & Leg Pain Clinics
Description: Foot & Leg Pain Clinics are one of Australia's largest and
most experienced podiatry practices specifically dedicated to assisting pain,
injury and degenerative issues. The clinics services are sought from far and
wide, with a reputation for getting results. They've been the chosen
podiatrists for some of the World’s best athletes and thousands of people just
like you! They keep up-to-date
with the very latest medical research and treatments, always look past the surface symptoms to find the cause of issues
and take a holistic approach, as one thing can set off a chain reaction in
the body. They address each patients concerns based on their individual
lifestyle and requirements, nutritional status and overall health and injury
concerns to ensure they prescribe the best treatment plan for each individuals
long-term health and healing. Their experience
coupled with a down-to-earth, positive, can-do attitude enables them to excel in
assisting people of all ages and activity levels. With 23 clinics across
Melbourne and regional Victoria, there's bound to be a clinic near you.
off initial consultations