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Weekly Feature: Red Wing Shoe Company

About a month ago, my husband and I took a little trip to Red Wing, MN. We were already in Minnesota for a family vacation so we thought it would be a good opportunity to take in the history and sights at the flagship Red Wing store, outlet, and museum. Red Wing Shoe Company was…

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Weekly Feature: KEEN

The world of footwear is a competitive business and few businesses can stay grounded amid changes to customer demands and desires. One company, however, has taken some different approaches to offering service and footwear that they believe exceeds most expectations. In 2003, KEEN presented an unusual option during a winter industry trade show. Showcasing a summer sandal…

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Weekly Feature: Ontario Made

Did you know? On April 2, 2015, we were featured on Rogers channel 20 via Conestoga Connected. Students at Conestoga College’s School of Media and Design in Kitchener work together to develop a weekly show that focuses on different aspects of the Tri-City area. Each episode focuses on various categories and this past spring, Foot Foundation was…

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Weekly Feature: Biotime

At Foot Foundation we carry many styles of footwear for men and women from Biotime, a division of National Shoe Specialties Limited. National Shoe began business in 1972 with the purpose of “supplying raw materials to the footwear trade” (National Shoe Specialties Limited, 2015). As a company with over 40 years of experience, they pride…

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Weekly Feature: Vionic

At Foot Foundation, we carry a number of comfortable footwear designs for women ranging from shoes to sandals. One major brand name is Vionic® with Orthaheel® Technology. This product design was originally known as Orthaheel®. “This innovative Orthaheel® technology helps reduce over-pronation, which can improve foot function and relieve common associated pains such as plantar…

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Weekly Feature: Drew

Drew’s orthopedic and diabetic footwear that you’ve come to love and trust began from a small beginning over 130 years go along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio. In 1875, Irving Drew began his business of hand-making extra fine welt shoes for women with the assistance of only a few experienced shoemakers. This venture became known…

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Weekly Feature: Aetrex

The year 1946, saw the founding of one of the fastest growing footwear companies in the industry. Since then, the $60 million family-owned coporation based out of Teaneck, New Jersey has been widely recognized as a global leader in pedorthic footwear and foot orthotics that are dedicated to comfort and wellness.   Aetrex was originally known for…

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Weekly Feature: Fidelio

Fidelio was first founded by Martin Kasperek on August 1, 1995, as a shoe wholesaler. As customer demands grew and the market for footwear expanded, Kasperek chose to transition his company in another direction. In 2003, the company, Kasperek KG, became a producer of footwear rather than just a wholesaler. There can often be uncertainties when expanding…

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Weekly Feature: OrthoFeet

  “Orthofeet is the premium brand of specialty footwear biomechanically designed to provide consumers with ultimate mobility, comfort and protection for an improved quality of life” (OrthoFeet). In 1984, two brothers, Aharon Bar, Ph.D, and Michael Bar, combined their expertise in foot biomechanics and orthotic design to establish OrthoFeet. In doing so, the Bar brothers pioneered…

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Weekly Feature: Hi-Tec

Hi-Tec is one of the newest additions to our footwear collection here at Foot Foundation. The company, however, has been around since 1974. Hi-Tec Sports was originally founded in the village of Shoeburyness, in Essex, England. The original breakthrough success came from the design and development of the Hi-Tec Squash, a shoe specifically designed for…

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