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My feet hurt excruciatingly. My prescription shoe store did not solve my problem. Although I had never been to Footwear Express (and have lived in the valley for fifty years), I knew they carried world-class merchandise.
We had the exclusive attention of Celeste Ferrell who expertly determined my correct size and then recommended various different solutions.
I was impressed that she has worked at this store nine years. The business does not work on commission, so the clerk can take whatever time is necessary to work with the client and give satisfaction. That she did; and I walked out of the store without being in pain.
For a senior on a fixed income, the cost of the pair of shoes is more than a month's food budget. But I gladly will give up food if I regain the ability to walk without severe pain. As Celeste reminded us, "You get what you pay for." I feel I "got a lot."
p.s. I ardently support local businesses and encourage you to do the same. Now if we could just get the city buses running on the weekends, many more citizens could "go to town" to shop.