Thursday, October 09, 2008

Shoes: They don't fit in budgets

Sales down for the first time in a decade as economy staggers

Excerpt from News-Press Article
By Tim Engstrom
September 22, 2008

Customer Harold Pierce didn't have his shoes shipped. He drove down from Fort Pierce because Snyderman is one of only a handful of stores in the state that carry Z-Coil shoes, specialized pain relief footwear.

The shoes, which feature a heel linked by a coil spring, cost about $200 and, while that may be more than some conventional shoes, Kessler wasn't complaining.

"I'm shopping for physical care," said Kessler, who suffers from heel spurs. "These shoes made it so I can walk without pain again, so I'm willing to pay it."

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