Diamond Brand Outdoors first outdoor retailer to offer team of certified pedorthists

Diamond Brand Outdoors is taking retail shoe service to new heights with the country’s first team of on-staff certified pedorthists trained to fill customers’ outdoor and casual footwear needs.

Arden, NC -- Feel like you've been walking a mile in someone else's shoes? You may be in need of a custom shoe fit. Diamond Brand Outdoors is taking retail shoe service to new heights with the country's first team of on-staff certified pedorthists trained to fill customers' outdoor and casual footwear needs.

“Diamond Brand is proud to be the first and only outdoor retail operation in the country with a team of certified pedorthists to aid customers in foot analysis and correct shoe fit,” said Director of Retail Operations Kirk Edwards. “Whether running, walking or hiking, Diamond Brand has the right shoes, equipment and expert staff to boost your outdoor adventures this summer.”

There are currently more than 1,300 practicing pedorthists in the country accredited by the Board for Certification in Pedorthics. Diamond Brand Outdoors employs two certified and one board eligible pedorthist to provide foot consultations – free of charge – to customers.

Pedorthists are specially trained to evaluate the foot, taking extensive measurements before suggesting the most appropriate footwear for the individual. Diamond Brand Outdoors also offers custom orthotics (or shoe beds), shoe modification, fitting, stretching and more.

“The majority of foot problems are caused or exacerbated by improper footwear,” said Assistant Store Manager and Certified Pedorthist David Burns. “A correctly fitted shoe is an excellent preventative measure that can decrease fatigue, joint pain, general discomfort, deformities, blisters, calluses, blackened toenails, and provide better support for knees and back.”

Diamond Brand Outdoors also employs five staff members trained in the revolutionary FitSystem method by Phil Oren. FitSystem is a fitting technique that utilizes foot biomechanics, physiology and evaluation to aid in achieving stabilization and individualized shoe fit and foot comfort.

Diamond Brand Outdoors, Western North Carolina's oldest outdoor outfitter, ensures a proper fit for every shoe. Diamond Brand Outdoors offers a quality selection of clothing, shoes, equipment and supplies for camping, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, adventure travel, fly fishing, and Boy and Girl Scouting at its store in Arden. For more information, call (828) 684-6262 or toll-free (800) 459-6262. Diamond Brand Outdoors is located at 2623 Hendersonville Road in Arden, NC.