Put your best foot forward
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.