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    Chris here. Hope you're enjoying this crisp fall weather! 

    It's hard to believe, but I've been in the shoe business for nearly 20 years. It's a family thing, as you may know. And while technology and culture change, I've come to understand that feet haven't changed all that much. As humans, we either take care of our feet, or we don't - and the consequences for not taking care of them? Well. Let me tell you a story.

    Last week, we had a customer (we'll call her Cynthia - not her real name) come into the store who had been referred by Kitsap Podiatry. (We work directly with Kitsap Podiatry, as well as other Podiatrists and many of our local Physical Therapists). Cynthia's feet were in bad shape. For years, she had purchased shoes with toeboxes that were too narrow. As a result, she could barely walk without pain. She was working with Kitsap Podiatry on the medical side of things, but they referred Cynthia to us to find shoes that actually fit the profile of her foot.

    What shoe did we recommend for her?

    Aravon RevShow

    This ended up being a terrific shoe for Cynthia - it features:
    * Adjustable hook and loop closure allows for personalized comfort and fit
    * Nubuck leather upper
    * Nylon stability shank embedded into midsole supports the arch and helps create a smoother gait
    * Pig-skin and velvet lining
    * Removable Molded PU, Abzorb®, and Memory Foam footbed
    * Rocker profile provides motion control during walking movement
    * Rubber outsole pods
    and also just looks terrific.

    For folks with plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, etc. there is no one "perfect" solution. However, if you have foot pain, or are being referred by a local specialist, here is what me and my staff -
    who I've personally trained - will look at:
    ~Arch height and depth
    ~3 separate foot measurements

    There is a high degree of variability between each of these that work better for some people than others. And that's where me and my staff come in. We have the expertise to help tease out these variables and make sure that the shoe you walk out of the store with is the best match for YOU. 

    Frankly, Cynthia seemed a little surprised that she could get a shoe that felt great AND looked great. That's part of what HAS changed in 20 years. No more clunky "medical" type shoes. You can have shoes appropriate to your needs that ALSO have fashion and style.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Cynthia again and learning how her recovery is going. 

    ...and of course, if my or my staff can help YOU in any way, just come on in or give us a call.



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