Althea began providing orthotics in a medical setting over 20 year ago. She often saw people arrive frustrated because they weren't able to find the shoes they needed to work with the orthotic that had been prescribed for their unique foot issue.
Althea quickly saw that the retail environment wasn't equipped to help people who were dealing with real foot pain and day-to-day challenges. She realized the retail shoe market was generally there to serve the "masses" with production line shoes and footwear products.
Nearly every one has variations in their feet; even if they aren't dealing with a major medical issue. Those foot variations can cause real problems and pain if not addressed in an appropriate way.
Althea's is a shoe store that provides the perfect balance between the retail and medical component of foot care; effectively addressing each customer's unique needs and lifestyle.
Althea now boasts ten dedicated and passionate employees including seven certified pedorthist. Althea's Footwear Solutions serves customers from California to Alaska from her stores in Lakewood, Everett and Mt. Vernon as well.
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