Therapeutic footwear for the sports minded

 

A number of women’s basketball players don’t want to rival their shoe size, but they will rival their height. We can determine their shoe size with a standard measurement scale. Becky Hammon (the number ten scorer in the WNBA) is 5’6” and should wear a size 8-½ shoe size … and, yes, we carry Becky’s size. We can provide a 13 length in women’s Athletic footwear and a 15 length in men’s footwear. If Becky would require a wider width – we could provide up to a 7E in our line of women’s and men’s athletic shoes.

Here is some interesting information about Becky Hammon and her career. Becky Hammon grew up as the youngest of three children and played high school basketball at Stevens High School in her hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. As a junior, she was South Dakota Miss Basketball. As a senior, she was voted the South Dakota Player of the Year after averaging 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals per game.

Becky had a distinguished career at Colorado State. Her prolific scoring made her an All-American as well as Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. She led her team to a 33-3 record in the 1998-1999 season and helped them advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. She was the WAC Mountain Division player of the year for the 1998-1999 season and surpassed University of Utah player Keith Van Horn as the WAC’s all-time leading scorer.

Becky set many Colorado State all-time records, including points (2740), points per game (21.92), field goals made (918), free throws made (539), three-point field goals made (365) and assists (538). She received the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as the best senior player under 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m) in 1999.[2]

On November 12, 2004, Becky was inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame. On January 22, 2005, her #25 Colorado State jersey was retired at the Moby Arena.

Undrafted during her rookie season, Becky was signed to the WNBA on May 12, 1999 and joined the New York Liberty. She had a surprisingly solid rookie season statistically, backing up starting point guard Teresa Weatherspoon. Her aggressive play at both ends of the court made her a favorite among Liberty fans. After the 2003 season, Becky took over for Teresa Weatherspoon as the Liberty’s starting point guard and along with Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson became one of the team’s co-captains in 2004.

In her first season in 2003 with the Tennessee Fury of the NWBL (National Women’s Basketball League), Becky led the league in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game. In 2004, Becky signed with the Colorado Chill, a new team to the NWBL, but played in only 2 games because of a knee injury she sustained in the 2003 season when playing for the New York Liberty.

Primarily used to provide instant points off the bench, Becky finally had a breakout season in 2003, providing much-needed offense for the Liberty. However, her season was cut short by a knee injury.
On August 16, 2005, Becky scored her 2000th WNBA career point. At the end of the 2005 season, she was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.

In January 2007 she moved to Spanish League and played for Rivas Futura.

On April 4, 2007 during the WNBA Draft, Becky was traded to the Silver Stars along with a second-round draft pick in the 2008 draft for the second overall first round pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft, center Jessica Davenport.

Becky had her best season of her career in 2007 posting career-high averages of 18.8 ppg (fourth best) and 5.0 apg (first in WNBA). While in San Antonio, Becky earned the nickname, “Big Shot Becky” because of her ability to hit shots in clutch moments. It comes from the nickname “Big Shot Rob” given to San Antonio Spurs forward, Robert Horry.

Becky averaged 17.6 ppg, and 4.9 apg as she led the Silver Stars to a WNBA best record 24-10 and led them into the playoffs for a second straight year. In the conference semifinals, Becky scored 30 pts in a Game 1 win against the Sacramento Monarchs. They would eventually win the series and advance to the conference finals. San Antonio would lose the first game to the Los Angeles Sparks led by Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker. In Game 2, Sophia Young hit a buzzer beater shot at the end of regulation and stave off elimination as they beat the Sparks 67- 66. The San Antonio Silver Stars won the Western Conference championship and advanced to the WNBA finals where they were swept by the Detroit Shock.
Becky averaged 19.5 ppg, her career average, and 5.0 apg in the 2009 WNBA season. The San Antonio Silver Stars had a record of 15-19 and lost to the eventual champion Phoenix Mercury, in the first round. Becky was an All-Star as well as a First Team All WNBA.

After learning that, once again, she would not be invited to try out for the United States women’s national basketball team; Becky announced she would try to claim a roster slot on the Russian national team in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Becky became a Russian citizen in 2008. The coach of Russia’s team, Igor Grudin, was also the sports director of the CSKA team that Becky played for in Moscow during the WNBA off-season. The announcement that she would participate in camps for the Russian national team came the same day that it was also announced that national team player (and CSKA teammate of Becky’s) Olga Arteshina had become pregnant. Becky also signed a three-year extension with the CSKA team at around the same time she was named as a prospect for the national team.

Becky’s decision to play for Russia would prove controversial back in her home country. In some circles, she was branded an American traitor, with even than U.S. national basketball coach Anne Donovan questioning her patriotism. “If you play in this country, live in this country, and you grow up in the heartland and you put on a Russian uniform, you are not a patriotic person in my mind,” that was stated.

Becky responded to this criticism saying, “You don’t know me. You don’t know what that flag means to me. You don’t know how I grew up. The biggest honor in our classroom was who could put up the (American) flag, roll it up right, not let the corners touch the ground. Obviously, we definitely define patriotism differently.” She has also stated. “I love my country. I love our national anthem. It absolutely gives me chills sometimes. I feel honored to be an American, to be from America because of what we stand for.” Becky claimed she only played for Russia to play on the Olympic stage, and it was not a purely financial decision. Although by obtaining Russian citizenship, her salary with CSKA tripled, and she was eligible to make $250,000 for winning a gold medal for Russia. She received a $150,000 bonus for winning a silver medal.

Becky shot 1-for-6 from the field in a 67–52 loss to the United States in the 2008 Olympic Semifinals but helped the Russian team to win the bronze medal, by scoring 22 points against China. The Russian team had won silver two years earlier at the 2006 World Championships.

If Becky Hammon wore an 8-½ shoe size, we could provide a shoe for her as well as lengths to a 13 for women and lengths to 15 for men in our athletic performance footwear. If Becky required a wider width, our “Women’s Wide Shoes” line would be helpful. We can provide a width to 14E in women’s as well men’s footwear.

We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the lengths and the hard-to-find widths. And we are proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes.” Anyone who requires a proper fitting width must understand that the shoes must have an extension on the sole to properly contain their foot without the foot hanging over the shoes. What that means is that every width (in a higher percentage of our shoes) will be two times wider at the outsole of the shoe. For example, if you require a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. Therefore, no overhang of your feet and a perfect base to provide all the necessary support and balance.

A comfort shoe is not always therapeutic shoe. And also keep in mind that a comfort shoe often has very little midsection support. The lack of the midsection support allows the feet to move forward and laterally at the same time. These combined movements will increase stress to your feet. Please view all of our styles by going to our site dtfootwear.com.

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4E to 14E – in both men’s and women’s fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. AND, we are offering a FREE GIFT to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance, and stability every time you wear your shoes.

New styles of a great deal of Ladies Narrow Widths that just arrived at our site. For those women that have NARROW feet or 4A to AA width that is getting harder and harder to find,

Why having the 3 to 1 combination last creates even a better fit for those ladies that are needing a Slender or Narrow width.  Having these 1 to 3 Customized Heat Moldable Inserts ( that is Free and remember that the shoe has to have a removable footbed for these inserts to work and not all AA widths have this but we’ll state, on our descriptions if you can receive 1 to 3 pair of these inserts FREE- up to a $240.00 value) will make that perfect fit, comfort and support experience out of this world – especially for those NARROW FEET!.

Now a style of a “Sporty Fashionable Casual Footwear” for all the ladies out there. These styles come in an AA to 4E width WOW and add those added Customize Moldable Heat Inserts and the 3 to 1 combination last you got the best of both worlds. A number of colors to choose from in this style.

All so have been over 50 years of being in the shoe business and never heard of a Ladies Thong style of a sandal offered in an AA (Narrow) up to a 4E width. We have three styles ( ladies thongs) to choose.

If you know someone that needs sandals, casual footwear, athletic footwear in a 4A  (Slender) to a 2A (narrow) width- let them know we have then now, or the balance is coming shortly to our website. (working on putting the photos on our site as we speak)

Here’s our New Women’s Athletic Style (just enter our website) and 131 still coming. Showing you some of the additional colors.

Attention all Ladies! Remember, we have all those wide widths that are needed but with our 35 new styles of women’s footwear that we will be offering an AA (narrow) width for you ladies- that is unheard in the footwear business today. They are on their way!
We will have up to 135 new styles arriving at our website within 4 to 8 weeks out. Very Fashion BOOTS for men and women- NEW Designer Fashionable ATHLETIC Footwear for Men and Women. Weather boots Men and Women) on that cold day – in widths. Hiking boots that are therapeutic and have great widths and lengths and for men and women. A great selection of open footwear or what we call sandals for men and women and in that great variety of widths and lengths as well.

All new Narrow (AA) widths for ladies- look out we will have a ton for you to choose. New Dress Boots, up to 14 inches in shaft height, coming for women, Dress boots and new dress styles for Men as well. All Weather Footwear and Boots for both Men and Women on their way. Some new dressy footwear for Men and women. All our new and old styles are therapeutic/comfort that has the best fit and support in the shoe world. View our video (found on the home page) that shows the difference between a conventional comfort shoe compared to our therapeutic/comfort footwear and what a difference!

Those unbelievable Heat Moldable Customize Inserts, from 1 to 3 sets, (that is if the style your pick has a removable footbed) for FREE! Again up to a $240.00 value for FREE

Still, have those widths of 4A and 2A Widths (for ladies) and  B to 14E (Men’s and Women’s) widths and up to 20 in Men’s and 15 in Women’s lengths.

Oh yes, you will love the prices on all the new designer footwear coming to our site. All found at https://www.dtfootwear.com.

We have a saying, in our company, “try us and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance than you have ever had before with any of your shoes.” Guaranteed.

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