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A Podiatrist’s View after Spending Time at Foot Solutions

Posted Aug 14 2009 6:43pm

I had the opportunity to be invited to Foot Solutions here in Houston to spend the afternoon in residence for a “Doctor’s Day.” I had the opportunity to meet some of their clients who had questions about the best treatment for their feet. Some of my patients came too, to get my opinion on what was the best shoes for them.

Foot Solutions is a national franchise that specializes in quality shoes that supports the foot properly to allow for optimal function. Their shoes range from fashion, to sandals, to therapeutic, to more specialized shoes, such as MBT and Chung Shi. Much of what they provide is complimentary to what I strive to do for my patients at the office. Some of their products diverge from my philosophy, such as their idea of what constitutes a proper custom orthotic.

One of the most exciting new lines of shoes that I was introduced to is a line of handcrafted, custom-ordered, shoes for men from Tauer & Johnson. These shoes offer a large number of different styles and the customer’s choice of leather and sole. The quality is truly extraordinary and very comfortable. Recently, shoe companies have been providing men with fewer choices and the quality is not what it used to be. This now offers me a choice of shoe to suit them and offers a perfect fit.

I will love to return to spend time at the store. It is important for podiatrists to have a shoe store that knows how to properly fit and recommend a shoe. It’s equally important for the store to have a podiatrist to refer to when a shoe alone will not solve the issue.

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