Fort Myers Orthopedic Shoe Store, Foot Solutions Estero, Going Green and Collecting for Charity

Foot Solutions of Estero, a Fort Myers orthopedic and running shoe store, is "going green" while helping out various charities through its recent partnership with “Shoes for the Cure”.
By: Foot Solutions of Estero
Sept. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- A Fort Myers orthopedic and running shoe store and foot health facility, Foot Solutions of Estero, is continuing to make a difference…one shoe at a time.  The store announced it has recently partnered with a program called “Shoes for the Cure”, which assists in "going green" efforts, as well as the support of charities nationally and around the world.  The organization accepts donations of used shoes to be donated to organizations or recycled for materials.  This partnership is in addition to the current shoe drive that Foot Solutions of Estero is holding, which provides shoe donations to the non-profit organization, Soles4Souls, and other local charities.  More information is available at

“Previously, we have only been able to accept gently used shoes that are still in good enough condition to be worn or restored,” said Chris Cole, Owner, Foot Solutions Estero.  “However, with this program, we will be able to accept shoes in any condition.  Shoes that can no longer be used for footwear will be recycled for materials.   This allows us to, not only help those in need, but also do our part to help the environment and reduce our carbon footprint.”

“Shoes for the Cure” is a professional recycling company that specializes in collecting new and used footwear for recycling.  Donated shoes are either reconditioned for those in need, or materials are recycled and re-used as surface material for running tracks, tennis courts, or playgrounds.

The mission of the organization is focused on helping worthy causes through the recycling of materials used in footwear.  In addition, they are dedicated to keeping footwear out of the landfills, thereby helping to create a cleaner environment for future generations.  

Cole added, “More than 350 million shoes a year are discarded into landfills, and each rubber soled shoe can take up to 80 years to decompose.  As a footwear retailer, we feel it is part of our responsibility to help reduce this impact on the environment by making it convenient for people to recycle their used shoes.”

Foot Solutions Estero has also partnered with a local Podiatrist, Dr. Jamie Weaver located in the Bonita Springs Health Center, to provide an additional drop off location for those who would like to donate or recycle used shoes.  

“As a Foot and Ankle Specialist it is always my recommendation for patients to be in supportive shoe gear, to facilitate an active and healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Jamie Weaver, DPM; POD.  “Foot Solutions offers an excellent selection of appropriate shoe gear for patients in recovery as well as patients taking preventative measures towards complete orthopedic health. I am pleased to partner with Foot Solutions Estero  on behalf of Shoes for the Cure with the hopes of providing supportive shoe gear to those less fortunate all while helping the environment.”

Anyone who brings in shoes to Foot Solutions of Estero to be donated or recycled will also receive a free full Pedorthic analysis, digital foot scan, balance and gait analysis, and pressure map reading of the feet.

Where to donate:

Bring used shoes to Foot Solutions of Estero in the Corkscrew Village Shopping Center, on the corner of Corkscrew Road and U.S. 41 (next to Publix).  For more information, call 239- 495-8911 or e-mail .  Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m - 5p.m., Closed Sundays.

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About Foot Solutions Estero:

Foot Solutions of Estero is a recognized leader in specialty footwear, running shoes, comfort shoes and sandals, orthopedic shoes, custom arch supports and inserts, and diabetic footwear. They also specialize in custom footwear for running, golfing, tennis, and other sports. In addition, Foot Solutions of Estero helps those suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, and specializes in alleviation of joint pain, back pain, and knee pain.

Foot Solutions of Estero is part of the world's largest and No.1 ranked health and wellness franchise, serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral. They carry popular brands such as New Balance, Finn Comfort, Naot, Chung Shi, and most recently Joya “the world’s softest shoe”. Foot Solutions of Estero has a Certified Licensed Pedorthist on staff. For more information, visit or call 239-495-8911.

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