Put your best foot for­ward

Central Leader - - News -

Are you wear­ing the right shoes? Comfortable, cor­rectly fit­ted footwear is es­sen­tial to main­tain­ing good foot health through­out your life, but un­for­tu­nately many peo­ple ne­glect their feet and only take action once a prob­lem has de­vel­oped, says Chris Erik­son, pic­tured, of ComFoot Footwear in Eller­slie.

ComFoot Footwear has been open for four years and is a spe­cial­ity shoe shop with a fo­cus on cor­rectly fit­ting footwear and foot­care prod­ucts.

If you’re hav­ing prob­lems with your feet or want to help min­imise the risk of de­vel­op­ing prob­lems in the fu­ture, then why not stop in and see Chris? He’ll be able to se­lect a shoe that best suits your feet and will en­able you to go about your ev­ery day busi­ness in com­fort.

“Shoe fit­ting is a com­bi­na­tion of art and sci­ence,” says Chris, who reg­u­larly at­tends train­ing cour­ses through the US Pe­dor­thic Footwear As­so­ci­a­tion in or­der to gain an in depth un­der­stand­ing of shoe fit­ting and var­i­ous foot con­di­tions. Chris is also as­sisted if re­quired, by his wife, an ex­pe­ri­enced po­di­a­trist who spe­cialises in di­a­betic foot man­age­ment.

At ComFoot Footwear you’ll find an ex­ten­sive ar­ray of shoes to choose from which are ideal for peo­ple looking for more width, depth or sup­port when it comes to their shoes.

“We se­lect footwear not only from lo­cal footwear agents, but we also im­port se­lected brands that pro­vide bet­ter fit­ting op­tions and sup­port fea­tures that aren’t avail­able else­where,” says Chris.

“Fash­ion is an im­por­tant fac­tor when it comes to se­lect­ing shoes, which is why we like to of­fer our cus­tomers a num­ber of dif­fer­ent styles and colours. How­ever, some­times there is a trade off be­tween com­fort and hav­ing shoes that are the very lat­est fash­ion.

“Cur­rently we are sourc­ing footwear from Ger­man sup­pli­ers as the qual­ity is of a very high stan­dard. We have found the Ger­man Halfin­ger house slip­per is a great ex­am­ple of good sup­port­ive footwear that pro­vides fan­tas­tic all day arch sup­port, as well as pro­tec­tion from the cold, mak­ing them the per­fect al­ter­na­tive to a pair of slip­pers.”

Can’t find a suit­able shoe in store? Well never fear as ComFoot Footwear are also able to custom-make footwear for men and women with hard to fit feet.

ComFoot Footwear is lo­cated at 92F Marua Rd, Eller­slie. Open Tues­day to Fri­day from 10am-4pm and Satur­day from 10am2pm. For more in­for­ma­tion phone 579-7575.

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