It was Benjamin Franklin who famously quipped, "Opposable thumbs, shoes, and cookies for breakfast are the only things separating us from the animals." Tie some dignity to your feet with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of comfort shoes and accessories at The Footpath in Auburn.
Comfortable shoes, boots, and sandals are stacked to the rafters at The Footpath, where a savvy staff has been has been fostering foot-literacy and sizing up feet for a combined 60 years. Amid walls lined with footwear and purses, well-known brands shine forth in various sizes (up to size 12 for women and size 14 for men), including Birkenstock, Earth, and Teva. White-tipped Coronado Keens protect toes during half-pipe contests ($60), and the black-sole Dansko Professional clogs blend in with blacktop, camouflaging toes from parking-lot predators ($110–$130).
In addition to a wide selection of shoe styles, The Footpath furnishes all four walls with comfort footholds, orthotics, and socks. For a souped-up stride, the Powerstep Pinnacle bolsters heels and arches with a podiatric platform, reducing pronation and creating an extra spring for jumping over impossible-to-circumnavigate candlesticks ($39).
825 Lincoln Way
Auburn, California 95603