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We are committed to getting it right! We want you to be completely happy with your shoe lift. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want you continue doing business with us for many years to come!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We all want to make an effort to make our world a cleaner, and healthier place, right?
Well, we think repairing and recycling old shoes is a great way to help in this cause. Boot and shoe repair uses far fewer natural resources and energy than it takes to make new shoes and does not produce all the harmful pollution it puts in our air and our landfills.
Footwear isn’t just part of your wardrobe; it is an investment. If you spend your money wisely, the return will be you get more value for your dollar, more comfort, better foot health.
When you utilize shoe and boot repair services, not only do you save money, but you also save the environment!
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We want to exceed your expectations.
Wherever you are in the United States, if you’re looking for the best place to find top quality external shoe lift, internal heel lift, shoe repair, boot repair, and custom orthotics, you couldn’t have come to a better place!
We serve individuals from all parts of the country who have leg length discrepancies as well as those who need help with relieving foot pain from diabetic neuropathy, healing foot ulcers, and a whole host of other foot related ailments.
We know how challenging it can be for people with leg length discrepancies, diabetic foot issues, and foot ulcers.
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Buddy, the owner, was a Certified Pedorthist for 20 years, but in 2020 decided to follow his passion for handcrafting shoe lifts for people with a leg length discrepancy. This helps people with their gait, back, knee, and foot pain. We have perfected an easy 3 step process to get your shoes in the mail to us quick and easy.
What is a Pedorthist?
A Pedorthist is the title of a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address condition which effects the feet and lower limbs. They specialize in helping people with neuropathy pain, and the healing of foot ulcers.
He worked on and off in the shoe repair business and during times when he moved away from shoe repair, he was busy trying his hand at other businesses. At one point he had a limousine service and construction, but he has always had a passion for helping people that had a leg length discrepancy and shoe repair in general. He decided to would find a job doing what he loved. He was lucky because he did not just find a job but was presented with the opportunity to take over the ownership of Lilburn Shoe Repair and Pedorthics.
Lilburn Shoe’s History
Established in 1977, the original owner of Lilburn Shoe was one of the pioneers in Pedorthics and actually helped write a number of the books on the subject. Fortunately for Buddy and our customers, the previous owner agreed to stay on for another year. Buddy took advantage of this and learned everything about Pedorthics under his tutelage.
Shoe Repair History
Shoe repair is among the oldest forms of recycling. Repairing your shoes has kept some 62 million pairs of shoes out of landfills and on consumers feet each year.
Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand, often by groups of shoemakers, or cobblers. In the 18th century, dozens or more of masters, journeymen and apprentices would labor together in a shop, dividing up the work. A customer could come into a shop and be individually measured. Then return to pick up their new shoes in as little as a day.
The shoemaking trade flourished in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but began to be affected by industrialization in the later nineteenth century.
Now almost all shoes are made on a volume basis by machines, rather than by a craftsman. A pair of shoes, made today according to traditional practices, can be sold for thousands of dollars.
Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather,
wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper part.
Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer’s and cobbler’s trades. The term cobbler was originally used pejoratively to indicate that someone did not know their craft; in the 18th century it became a term for those who repaired shoes but did not know enough to make them.
Why should you get your Shoes Repaired?
- Keep your comfortable favorites.
- We can make it BETTER than new!
- Factory quality materials and workmanship.
- Repairing your shoes, boots and sandals is environmentally friendly!
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Are Slip-on Shoes to Tight?
Did you know that slip-on shoes are too tight? If they weren’t they’d be called slip-offs! Your feet are dynamic, a shoe is static. A slip-on shoe utilizes the spreading of your foot to force the heel into the Heel Seat of the shoe. “Penny Loafers” have that band where the “Penny” goes for reasons other than showing off that prized 1937 “D”. That Band is there to strengthen that area of the shoe. If you have chronic “Plantar Fasciitis” your tight slip – on shoes might be the problem.
The Fascia is arguably a cross between a ligament and a muscle that is located on the plantar aspect, “bottom” of your foot. It is concentrated on the posterior aspect, or “front of the Heel Bone” and fans out to the metatarsal heads, the “Ball” of the foot. This is a “Tensile” muscle.
The Fascia is designed to get bigger and smaller, unlike flexors and extenders. A pair of shoes that is too tight will not allow the Fascia to get bigger and smaller, nor will it allow the toes to extend and flex as they were designed. This leads to inflammation of the ligament, the result being what we call Fasciitis. “Bone Spurs” in the heel are one of the most painful symptoms of this condition.
The body, trying to relieve the fascia, begins to grow a bony material to attach to a different part of the ligament in hopes of relieving the inflammation. Of course, the bone spur becomes is painful and not to remedy at all. Fasciitis can also manifest as foot pain on many other areas of the foot. Front of the heel bone, sides of the heel, ball of the foot etc. If it is chronic, aside from trauma, its likely something you are doing every day that is causing it.
You can figure out what it is by troubleshooting.
- Are my shoes too tight?
- Are my shoes too short?
- Does my foot “bend” where the shoe bends. A short shoe will bend too close to the toe of the shoe creating pressure on the metatarsal heads. A long shoe will bend too close to the arch of the shoe and will not function the way the shoe was designed. If a shoe is too long the toe will stick up a slightly like an Elf would wear. Note: a shoe too big will feel great at first because it allows the foot to spread out, but the comfort won’t last in most cases.
- Does my shoe have a “shank” or any kind of support for my arch? Most “Running” shoes don’t! Running shoes are designed to fit snug, be light weight, and shock-absorbent. They are not made to stand in all day. Standing is much different than running. If you can bend the arch of your shoe, it has no support.
- Going barefoot can cause Fasciitis. Almost every surface we walk on is hard and flat. Concrete, Wood floors, Carpeted houses all are hard flat surfaces. The foot is Plantar Grade, that’s why we wear shoes, along with foot protection of course.
Here’s a trick!
- If you have Fasciitis or any foot pain and you have a pair of running shoes with a removable insert, take the insert out of the shoe and try them with no insert! This creates more room in the shoes and can sometimes reveal a lot. Fasciitis can also occur if your custom shoe lifts or elevations are not done properly. Note: Sever Fasciitis can lead to problems with the Achilles tendon also.