Podiatrists receive extensive training to keep feet in running order, including how to calculate the precise curvature of an arch and which of the 10 piggies went to art school. Walk in comfort all the way home with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of shoes at Shoe Village in Flushing.
Shoe Village slips transporters onto sole-baring feet with an on-staff shoe expert and a collection of domestic and international clodhoppers from brands such as Puma, Steve Madden, New Balance, Converse, and Reebok. Unlike a Neanderthalian boot emporium, Shoe Village provides a versatile selection of kicks for women’s, men’s, and children's extremities. Tickle toes with a timeless pair of black Converse All Star high-tops ($44.99), or pay tribute to Britain's dreary weather with the tartan-plaid print that covers Ark rain boots ($39.99). The certified on-staff pedorthist examines arches and then sleuths out solutions for shoe-fit issues that may include shoe modifications, foot orthoses, pedorthic devices, and anti-pronation flippers. For smaller paws, specialty shoes are available and start at a women's size 4 and a men's size 5.5.