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In this series, we will dive into individual members of the team at Chiappetta Shoes to learn a little bit more about what makes this 99 year old business tick. Today we get to talk to Nick Drucks. Nick has been a valuable employee of Chiappetta Shoes since March of 2017 and over the years he has worn a lot…
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Feet Hurt? LET US HELP! #OrthoticToolbox #AdjustmentToolbox Problem: One of our favorite parts of the job is that we can never say we've seen everything because crazy stuff can happen to the feet! This customer is unfortunately dealing with some consistent pain and irritation on the 2nd metatarsal head. The orthotic has been worn for about 5 weeks with very…
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https://youtu.be/SlGFS1dzeqU $20 OFF all Safety Toe products and $35 REPAIR VOUCHER WITH PURCHASE!!! Hello September & hello work boot season! It’s the perfect time of year to refresh the on-your-feet-all-day footwear. We offer some of the most comfortable, durable, and dependable styles from #RedWing, #Merrell, and #IrishSetters. Join our crew by stopping in today and get $20 dollars off your…
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Real customer service is something of the past. For most people, customer service means free returns, fast shipping, and the ability to order a whole bunch of merchandise that probably won’t fit but you can easily return with no fuss. Well let me tell you about a time when real customer service meant getting advice from a professional, avoiding the…
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FEET HURT? LET US HELP!#AdjustmentToolbox Problem The repetitive nature of cycling for many feet can lead to #metatarsal pressure, especially feet with more mobility or flexibility. A metatarsal pad often creates a pressurization pain because you're adding material rather than taking away. SOLUTION The first attempt in solving the met pain was adding a #metatarsal pad but that only enslaved…
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Problem Similar to our previous post, this lovely customer has been doing some more walking to prevent that dreaded Covid15 and noticed a specific stabbing pain when toeing off during a good walk. This pain wasn't evident during the initial phases of a jaunt around the neighborhood and starts around 15 minutes into the exercise. Material For both pieces we…
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Problem This lovely customer went 2 years since he's had his last checkup and the ol' Achilles has been acting up on him. The left Achilles has been more inflamed with a pulling sensation up to the calf. This customer has a D16 foot type (The Quadrastep System & Littlesteps Foot Orthotics) and has a significant amount of #pronation and…
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Problem One of our lovely customer has been doing much more walking thanks to our current Covid19 situation. Over the last few weeks, she noticed an irritation and protrusion round the medial ankle. Retrocalcaneal Bursitis is what the doc ordered! One aspect of our manufacturing is that we dislike plastics but still use it sparingly. More to follow. Material To…
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Feet hurt? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common diagnoses when it comes to having foot pain. However, just because you have foot pain doesn’t necessarily mean you have plantar fasciitis. Common signs and symptoms of this diagnosis include pain in the heels and/or arches, increased pain with prolonged standing and walking, and increased pain when you first stand…
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Reducing the chance of injury at work should be the main goal for everyone. Bad ergonomics and bad posture may lead to musculoskeletal disorders. This affects the muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves and tendons which can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, muscle strain, back injuries, and more. Tips for Better Posture and Reduced Strain Avoid Arms Above the Head Having…
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A couple of weeks ago, I was at the hospital waiting for the birth of my first child. It was a crazy day and I thought I had brought everything to be as comfortable as possible. I had good shoes, good socks, and some Tylenol (just to be safe). That next morning, you know what happened? After walking, standing, and…
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Problem From the looks of the orthotic itself, we're dealing with a very tricky foot here! This visit was just a yearly checkup where we needed to replace some of the additional adjustments... too good to no pass along! Material The upper materials are Slow Recovery Poron (SR Poron) which is great for a spongy but relatively firm correction and…
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