Scott St Cyr – Chiappetta Shoes Employee Highlight
Scott is our newest employee at Chiappetta Shoes but he might have the most footwear experience in the shop outside of the Chiappettas. Scott came from the New Balance family of 10 years so he has a plethora of knowledge of the footwear brand we offer in our shop. We sat down with Scott to learn a little more about him and talk about being a shoe dog. Enjoy the Q&A!
Q: What do you enjoy about being a shoe dog?
A: I love problem-solving to help people with their pain. Pain starts in the feet and moves up the knees to the lower back. Knowing what we, at Chiappetta Shoes can do to solve the pain in the body with our footwear and orthotics is an incredible thing to be a part of.
Q: Can you give an experience you had helping a customer solve their foot problem?
A: At my previous store I had a customer who had 3-foot surgeries that went wrong. We spent several hours and sessions together and I came up with a combination of fit, support, and pain relief. Now she comes in and gets the solution I came up with to help her have far less pain in her everyday life.
Q: What is the biggest thing you have learned while working at Chiappetta Shoes?
A: I’ve been in the shoe business for over a decade and still learn new things every day. Tony and Fred have spent time with me showing how custom orthotics are built and expanded my knowledge on the topic.
“I’ve been in the shoe business for over a decade and still learn new things every day.” – Scott St Cyr
Q: What is your favorite shoe at Chiappetta Shoes and why?
A: My favorite shoe at Chiappettas is the Redwing Iron ranger boot. It is a quality boot constructed with beautiful leather and offers great support. The price of the boot is $349.95 but the boot will last you many years.
Q: What is your favorite shoe to sell to customers and why?
A: I have many favorites that I use as my go-to shoes. It all comes down to what type of shoe they are looking for. For example, for women who are looking for a good work shoe, I like the Clarks Appley Zip. It offers great comfort at a good price point.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of the Chiappetta Shoes’ shop?
A: Outside of work I enjoy watching anime, reading manga, and comics. Anything star wars or comic-related I enjoy watching. I also love hanging out with my wife and our 2 cats and 2 dogs.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you could offer to someone who is experiencing foot pain?
A: Come into Chiappetta Shoes and sit down with our staff to tell us all about your feet. Together, we can navigate and help you with any foot issues.
“Come into Chiappetta Shoes and sit down with our staff to tell us all about your feet. Together, we can navigate and help you with any foot issues.”
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