Specialist comfort shoes
ShoeMed was founded in August 2011 by Lisa Preston, with a vision to offer a destination shoe shop for people experiencing foot problems, and therefore difficulty with finding shoes. The first shop was opened in Stratford upon Avon, which quickly gained a loyal customer base alongside also a reputation with podiatrists and other health professionals as the ideal shop to refer patients to, who needed help with their shoes. Over the ten years, the business has grown from initially offering a local service, to reaching across the UK and beyond, helping people with problem feet to find great shoes.
Find out more in Lisa's interview with Podipedia
How is ShoeMed different from your ‘High Street’ shoe stores?
ShoeMed offers an unsurpassed customer experience, thanks to initial and on-going training of their team in foot conditions and health issues which affect the lower limb health. Then, ShoeMed ensures they have a stock which reflects the customers’ needs, by the careful selection of the very best footwear to accommodate these foot and health conditions. Alongside this, they hold secure, detailed customer fitting records, so that your next purchase is made easier by having records to refer back to. Complementing the in-store experience is an up to date website showing all the stock available, and they even offer a footwear video consultation service for people in the comfort of their own home.
ShoeMed stocks a range of specialist footwear brands including Joya, Finn Comfort, Fidelio and YDA; each designed to have a unique benefit for those in need. Joya Shoes are particularly beneficial for those with back pain and are recommended by AGR, the Association Forum Healthy Back – Better Living and Federal Association of German Back Schools.