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On February 9, 2012 Happy Feet Plus helped celebrate
the heroes of the Tampa Bay nonprofit community.
Happy Feet Plus was pleased to be a primary sponsor of the Be More Awards. Jane Strong, Happy Feet Plus co-owner, introduced the “Be More…Unstoppable Nonprofit Organization of the Year” Award. The criteria to win this award consists of overall organizational excellence; fulfillment of the Four Commitments to the Community, including service to the organizations’ constituency, level of community impact, financial viability and embodiment of overall community goodwill.
This year’s winner of the Nonprofit Organization of the Year was Starting Right, Now. Starting Right, Now is a program meeting the needs of the growing population of homeless families and children in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Who better to comment on the quality and comfort of Finn Comfort footwear than our loyal customers?
Here are just a few of the hundreds of happy customers who have taken time to supply us with comments about Finn Comfort footwear. We really appreciate the positive feedback not only about our website and our customer service, but especially about the products we represent.
Right now we are featuring all of our Finn Comfort products – boots, shoes, sandals, clogs and footbeds – at great savings.
Click Here to view all of our Finn Comfort items. Enjoy the savings!
- Several year ago I suffered with plantar faciitis. After cortizone injections offered no relief, I turned to FC sandals (Orb). To my amazement w/in a month or so I felt 95% better. Just recently, I started having issues with pain in the ball of my foot. Once again I have turned to FC. As long as I have them on, I experience NO PAIN. I am certain it will be a matter of time and my problem will be 100% alleviated. True they are expensive, but hands down it is a far less expensive course than surgery!
- The name says it all. I had foot surgery soon after receiving my order. I’m in my second week of recovery and these shoes (Jamaica) offer unforgettable comfort, on both feet.
- Have worn this style (Vaasa) for over 30 years and still love it!
- Fit was perfect. I like being able to adjust the straps when my feet swell. Sizing was accurate. I found the shoe (Jamiaca) I was looking for very easily. Check out was easy as well. The price was better than any other website.
- Your website is by far the best source for Finn Comfort shoes! I have been wearing Finn Comfort Shoes for over 20 years. Nothing else compares. Size 46 always fits from the first day. As a bonus your prices are the lowest available.
- This is the most comfortable pair of shoes (Vaasa) I have ever had. I feel I can walk fore ever in these shoes and I have. No other shoe comes close for a everyday shoe, Don’t miss this one.
- This is my sixth pair of Finns (Jamaica). They are one of the few shoes that will fit my high arch and let me adjust the pressure across my bunions. Thank you for carrying this brand.
- I like these shoes (Orb) very much. In three weeks my plantar fasciitis has improved dramatically- one foot is nearly back to normal and the other is about 75% better. I plan to buy Finn shoes for most all of my needs in the future. Fit is good, but I am between 38 and 39- 38 just barely long enough with thin socks; 39 a little big without thicker socks- so I went with the 38 and thin socks.
Birkenstock Boston Clogs -
Keep your feet warm when the weather gets frightful.
Winter is the perfect time to slip into your favorite pair of Boston Suede Clogs and enjoy the warmth and suppleness of the natural suede leather. All Boston clogs feature the famous Birkenstock core and latex footbed.
The suede Boston clogs have three footbed options available to you. Color selections are available for the Classic Footbed, the Soft Footbed or the High Arch versions.
The Classic Footbed is also known as the “hard” footbed. This is the original cork and latex footbed that made Birkenstock famous. The Classic Footbed is designed for individuals with a moderate arch.
The Soft Footbed starts life as a Classic Footbed. Birkenstock then adds an extra layer of foam sandwiched between the cork and the suede footbed liner. The extra foam provides a more cushioned ride for folks who find the Classic Footbed to be too severe. The Soft Footbed version is primarily designed for users with flat feet or low arches.
The High Arch version (only available in Taupe) is designed for individuals with significantly high arches. It is recommended that if you’ve never worn the Birkenstock High Arch Footbeds that you visit a local Birkenstock retailer and try one on.
Right now happy Feet Plus is featuring the Birkenstock Boston Suede Clogs at $30 off original retail. It’s a great price on a great shoe. Click Here to visit the Happy Feet Plus website and choose your favorite Boston Suede Clog before this deal ends.
“Improving people’s lives with superior footwear” is the Mission Statement of Happy Feet Plus.
That simple sentence also summarizes a singular overriding objective that underlies all operations and the founding partners’ personal motto. Happy Feet’s virtual platform and ground stores reflect a strong commitment by co-owners Jacob Wurtz and Jane Strong to disseminating accurate information about the immense advantages of high-quality footwear to the public.
Jacob Wurtz wears it well
Reared just beyond the borders of Ottawa, Canada, Jacob brings the benefit of first-hand exposure to the enormous benefits of healthful living to business tables. Jacob’s rural background provided the ideal backdrop for imparting such concepts since his early childhood.
Jacob’s strong advocacy for achieving optimal personal well-being by naturalistic means since 1975 is an important adjunctive personal attribute. To glean further details of his fascinating story, click here
Paving the way toward greater public good
Unlike most competitors, Jacob pays far more than mere “lip service” to environmental friendliness. All Happy Feet Plus physical retail outlets rest upon foundations made exclusively of environmentally friendly materials.
In 1998, Jacob and Jane opened their first full-fledged store after several years of serving customers from a small kiosk.
Then in 2004 this ambitious entrepreneurial pair opened the very first Retail storefront in the nation to be Certified GOLD by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”). This event marked a major personal milestone for them in addition to being a historical moment. Thus, Jacob and Jane clearly “walk the walk” by doing what is best for the general welfare – rather than merely “talking the talk” while looking out only for immediate personal gain.
Business partner Jane Strong’s personal history likewise reflects strong entrepreneurial undertones since early childhood. While yet youngsters, Jane and her sister began a business that offered horseback riding on a nearby tourist resort.
Jane’s determination to maintaining the highest levels of business ethics and professionalism is demonstrated by her active membership and past tenure as President of the St. Petersburg, Florida chapter of the world-renowned Toastmasters Club. She also holds an active membership in the American Businesswomen’s Association. In addition, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce recently nominated Jane as its Businesswoman of the Year.
Jacob and Jane reunite
Sometime after a self-induced Florida exile, Jacob joined forces with his long-time friend Jane. After putting their heads and resources together, they launched the grand opening of the very first Happy Feet Plus kiosk in 1985. Two innovative massage sandal models and a German shoe brand named “Birkenstock” comprised the backbone of their fledgling commercial concern.
Their collective foresight paid off; the firm currently operates nine ground storefronts and maintains a vital virtual presence online.
Two justifiably proud “peas” in the podiatric “pod”
Jacob and Jane’s stated agenda is helping people obtain “relief from foot, leg, knee, hip and back pain via footwear that features intelligent design.” Over three-quarters of recurrent pain in these regions can be traced to improperly fitting or inadequately supportive footwear. Thus, Happy Feet’s high-grade, anatomically correct shoes enhance customers’ overall well-being and quality of life by relieving such deleterious symptoms and discomfort.
Their superior product offerings can be summed up by their SSR Philosophy, which clearly demonstrate this dynamic duo’s dedication to Revitalize, Strengthen, and Support customers’ bodies from the ground up.
Consumers in West Central Florida, who suffer from spinal, lower back, leg, thigh, or foot pain are thus well advised to visit happyfeetplus.com to see a list of their local shoe stores. The firm also operates retail outlets in Baywalk (St. Petersburg), Brandon, Carrollwood (North Tampa) , Clearwater, Ellenton, Ft. Myers, Largo, Sarasota, and the Tyrone area in St. Petersburg in addition to its vast virtual platform.
Cost-conscious visitors to either Happy Feet venue will be well-pleased with the full lines of Euro-comfort shoes, clogs, orthotic innersoles and massage sandals they find. After experiencing the benefits of optimal spinal-foot alignment, proper body posture, and better weight balance, customers never want to wear anything else.
We’ve got two big ways to SAVE.
For a limited time we’re taking $30 off of all soft footbed Birkenstock styles. That’s right, all Birkenstock shoes, sandals and clogs with the famous soft footbed are on sale now. Don’t miss this opportunity to grab a pair for you and someone you love.
Finn Comfort Sandals, Shoes and Clogs
The Finn Comfort enterprise began with the Kanner family’s initial export of its fine, handcrafted footwear into Canada during the mid-1980s. Since then, this German-based enterprise has become a full-fledged footwear distributor that is world-renowned for featuring only the highest quality, style, and comfort levels.
Finn currently produces more than a million pairs of shoes each year that are distributed to customers in 35 nations. The company’s mission is to produce “the healthiest and most luxurious hand-made walking shoes on Earth.”
Handcrafting by up to 150 pairs of human hands lends each pair of Finn Comfort shoes exceptional durability and longevity of years or decades. Meticulous attention to detail and pride of workmanship are the attributes that enable these enormous advantages.
All expert Finn Comfort artisans employ cutting-edge orthopedic technologies and all-natural materials in their exceptional podiatric creations. In fact, the firm has maintained production operations within its original factory located within the Bavarian village of Hassfurt since 1945.
Anatomical accuracy is the primary Finn Comfort advantage. Innovative foot bed integration facilitates the proper rolling and support of the foot, which is so essential to optimal podiatric performance. These shoes provide comprehensive support for your body’s physical foundation while affording greater foot mobility as you walk, jog, or run.
Finn Comfort shoes give golden arch support
– Medial Arch
This is the largest longitudinal arch found within the human foot that lies alongside the inner foot surface. Its relative arc level is commonly denoted as “flat,” “normal,” or “high.”
– Lateral Arch
Located on the foot’s outer surface, this is the smaller of the two longitudinal arches.
– Metatarsal Arch
Maintaining adequate support and alignment of all three arches is essential to prevent and correct numerous foot disorders. Sufficient medial and metatarsal arch support is especially crucial, as the foot’s metatarsal bones support most of the body’s weight while standing and during the foot’s “push off” phase of movement while running or walking.
Finn Comfort shoes‘ ergonomic designs and contour molding make them a perfect fit for any customer’s feet. Inner foot bed supports made of all-natural ingredients promote ideal posture and optimal spinal-foot alignment.
Finn Comfort features firm correction
The correction of anatomical foot abnormalities is another Finn Comfort footwear benefit. Finn Comfort’s unique Prevention Series ™ offers proactive foot protection by safeguarding wearers’ feet from harmful abrasions and deleterious friction from ordinary motion.
Diabetics and those with damaged podiatric tendons may thus find their ideal match among Finn Comfort’s vast inventory of innovative footwear. Indeed, podiatrists frequently prescribe Finn Comfort therapeutic footwear. Customizable shoe formats and designs allow adequate accommodation of patients’ individualized foot care needs.
Finn Comfort consumer reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Customers especially like the leather interiors that allow all-day comfortable wear. Inner and outer resole ability also afford additional economy. An array of attractive styles with adjustable fits let wearers to step out in style – absent the additional burden of cumbersome prescription orthotic components. Finally, “Green-conscious” owners greatly appreciate the environmentally friendly all-natural vegetable dyes that their Finn Comfort shoes feature.
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Happy Feet Plus – Sarasota celebrates GRAND OPENING
Fri Nov 11th and Sat Nov 12th
Happy Feet Plus moved from South Tamiami Trail after 5 years, to the much livelier downtown location at 1453 Main Street.
This weekend on Friday and Saturday one of the founders, Jane Strong will be there, along with some of their shoe vendors, giving away FREE shoes every hour and FREE gifts with every purchase. The company is also offering sale prices on everything to introduce Sarasota to the Euro-Comfort footwear company. The store also has a foot scanner where customers can see a digital photo showing not only their foot size, but also their arch type and pressure points.
Happy Feet Plus is a locally owned Largo, FL based, shoe company that first opened as a kiosk in Tyrone Square Mall, St. Petersburg in 1985. The company is owned by Jane Strong & Jacob Wurtz, who now have nine retail store locations from Clearwater to Fort Myers, as well as a large online presence at www.happyfeet.com.
According to Jane Strong, “The Kenkoh Reflexology Massage sandal provides a new approach to pain relief, and has helped countless numbers of our customers with foot, knee and back pain”. Strong went on to say, “This sandal is what inspired us to get in the shoe business more than 26 years ago because of the astounding health benefits we observed ourselves!”
The Sarasota store, which they newly renovated in earth tones has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The store is managed by Kathy Lanier who also ran the location they moved from. The store is open seven days a week. Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11- 5 pm. On First Friday they stay open until 9 pm. For more store information call 941-924-2536 or check out www.happyfeetplus.com
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Do you have a lack of support?
The most popular replacement for unsupportive insoles is the Birkenstock Blue Arch Support. The Blue Arch Supports are available for both flat shoes and shoes with moderate heels (up to 1-1/2 inches) and in three widths. The Blue Arch Supports are designed to support the medial, lateral and metatarsal arches.
If you need a full length insole then the Birko-Sport 2-Part Insole might just be for you. This insole was designed specifically for sports activities. The Birko-Sport insole features a full-length shock-absorbing footbed with a distinctive toe grip for improved circulation. The Birko-Sport also provides support for the three major arches.
For lovers of the Finn Comfort footbed you might discover that you can use a Finn Comfort replacement footbed in place of your non-Finn Comfort insole. This is a good option for shoes with sufficient height to accommodate the extra thickness of the Finn footbed. If you’re familiar with Finn Comfort footwear you know just how well the footbeds support your feet and how good they make you feel.