By Rob DiFelice, VP Production, Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre.



Don Alexander suffered walking problems and leg cramps for many years, while wearing-out shoes on the outer soles and heels.  He felt lopsided.  His gait became unsteady and the enjoyment of walking was compromised.


Don visited Elio’s for assistance where a footwear fitting expert precisely measured both of his feet.  Sizing up a relatively unique situation, Elio’s recommended an extra wide width shoe for Don.  Most people have one foot larger than the other.  Our team of experts at Elio’s always ensure both feet are measured, and we fit footwear to a customer’s larger foot.


Fitting advice and expert service by Elio’s team of experts helped Don choose a proper pair of walking boots and later a pair of walking shoes.

“In the year since that time I have walked with comfort and assurance here and away; in the city and in the countryside; in Scotland, Mexico, North Carolina, and the Maritimes. And in Thorold too,” said Don.

As the result here shows, properly fitted shoes can alleviate common foot problems such as bunions, corns, calluses, or ailments such as leg cramps.

“It took the specialty shop at Elio’s to finally fit me with a proper width and set me on the delightful path to walking pleasure,” says Don.

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Elio’s is a member of the Pedorthic Association of Canada.  Learn more about foot health from the Canadian Certified Pedorthists at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre in Thorold.

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