Celebrating Over 60 Years of Foot Health and Comfort
When Nick Iannone established Iannone’s Footwear & Shoe Clinic on June 26, 1960, he realized that to survive, his store would have to do something different from the other shoe stores in the city. “We realized we would have to offer solutions to people with foot problems,” explained Nick. “People suffer from fallen arches, heel pain, sore feet and legs, so we became experts in finding proper footwear for them.”
Nick, who passed away in 2010, and his wife Faye, ran Iannone’s for many years. In 1995, their son Tim and his wife Sheryl, joined the business. In 2003, after assisting in the store for years, another son, Chris, joined full time. This truly made it a family run business.
Iannone’s can be found in its original location at 2712 13th Avenue. It has become a fixture in the city’s Cathedral Village, an area that has become well known for its unique blend of locally owned shops and restaurants.
As demand for their services increased, Iannone’s grew & expanded in 2014 by doubling their retail space.
Although Iannone’s Footwear & Shoe Clinic has maintained its heritage, it continues to provide the latest in footwear technology. Over the years, the store has been a trailblazer by introducing new footwear lines. It was the first store to offer Birkenstock, Finn Comfort & Blundstone to Regina.
In addition to the Birkenstock, Finn Comfort and Blundstone lines, Iannone’s always strives to maintain a balance between a fashion forward look coupled with the health and comfort footwear they carry. Some of these brands are Aetrex, Alegria, Dansko, Brooks, Earth, Dorking, Dunham, Aravon, Mephisto and Rieker.
Although known for their orthopedic and therapeutic footwear, Iannone’s Footwear & Shoe Clinic offers a variety of health and comfort shoes and sandals. Custom fit arch supports and other foot care accessories are also available.
Tim, a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, works in conjunction with physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and others in the healthcare profession to help customers with their footwear and orthopedic solutions. “We take great pride and care in ensuring that the prescriptions we receive are accurately filled and that people get the proper fit,” remarked Tim.
“Reputation is something we take very personally,” Tim explained. “Our name is on the storefront. We want people to have good things to say about us because after all, their experience at our store is a reflection of us. This is what drives us to give the superior customer service we do.”
In a world where service is a thing of the past and shoe shopping is dominated by sales clerks asking, “What size do you wear?” Iannone’s Footwear & Shoe Clinic remains true to its roots. They are a home grown Saskatchewan business where customers can expect quality, personalized service, expert knowledge, and the latest in footwear technology.
Iannone’s Footwear & Shoe Clinic is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Come in and share over 60 years of history with us!