At Corey's Bootery, we like to stay current with all of the latest footwear trends, repair processes and podiatric discoveries. On this page, we collect our opinions on repair methods, our suggestions for preventative maintenance and our everyday thoughts on running a shoe repair shop. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with us and learn how to keep your shoes in pristine condition, be sure to check back often for all of the latest recommendations, tips and tricks.

Diabetic Shoes

Diabetes and Foot Problems, How Corey’s Bootery Can Help


For diabetes patients, it can be tough to find comfortable, long-lasting shoes. Diabetic shoes are often expensive, uncomfortable and difficult to find. Because of this, many patients don't seek them out. They resign themselves to experiencing discomfort and, as a result, aren't able to be as active as they would like in their lives. As with many things, the fix for this discomfort depends upon the cause of the problem. In the case of diabetes, there are two main causes for pain and discomfort.

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Designer Shoes

Designer Shoes 101: How to Preserve and Protect Your Favorite Pair


If you're a shoe aficionado, you're certainly aware of the investment – in both time and money – that designer shoes require. However, if you've recently purchased your first pair of designer shoes, you may be unaware of the extra steps that you should take to ensure that they remain in pristine condition. Sure, you could toss'em in your closet or let'em sit on a mat by the doorway but if you want them to last – and they are designed to last – there are a few measures that you can take to ensure that they have a long, happy life. In this post, we're going to discuss how you can preserve and protect your favorite pair of designer leather shoes.

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Podiatrists in Kalamazoo

How a Podiatrist Can Help Alleviate Your Foot Pain


If you're experiencing foot pain or foot problems, you're undoubtedly aware that they can impact every aspect of your life. From the tainting the enjoyment that you derive from your hobbies to making workplace maneuvering intolerable, foot pain is an ever-present, unyielding distraction that can keep you from doing the things that you love. Thankfully, if you're seeking help, your cries will not go unanswered. Corey's Bootery has been working with podiatrists in the Kalamazoo area for over a quarter of a century and, in that time, we've learned that they are an essential ingredient to ensuring foot health.

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Running Shoes

Three Tips for Finding the Ideal Running Shoe


Having proper running shoes is extremely important. Running is a very labor intensive activity that can result in injury and discomfort. The absolute best way to protect yourself is with the perfect pair of running shoes for your feet and activity level. In this post we will look at three tips to keep in mind when you're picking out new running shoes.

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Shoes for Flat Feet

Advice on Buying the Right Shoes for Flat Feet from the Experts at Corey’s Bootery


One of the most common issues that Americans have when buying shoes is finding the right shoes for flat feet. Also known as fallen arches, it is estimated that more than 20% of the population suffers from flat feet. Causing pain, inflammation and – in extreme cases – plantar fasciitis, the condition can make shoe buying difficult because poorly-fit shoes can further irritate the wearer's feet and exacerbate the problem, leading to persistent pain and extreme discomfort while walking.

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High Quality Shoes

Why Buying High Quality Shoes is Actually Less Expensive and Better In the Long Run


Having to pinch pennies is a reality for many Americans. While being cost-conscious is definitely not a bad thing, at what point are you actually costing yourself more in the long run. Saving up and spending the money to purchase a high-quality ultra-durable pair of shoes saves you from having to go sback months later to replace your cheap bargain shoes. If you spend $40 twice a year, every year, that really adds up. Many high quality shoes will last for years. It's not just the overall savings you can look forward to – there are other incentives for not skimping on your footwear purchases.

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Orthotic Sandals

With Summer on the Way, It’s Time to Consider Orthotic Sandals


In many cases, people who require orthotics assume that they can't wear flip-flops or sandals. Thankfully, this isn't the case, as a range of options exist that allow you to get the support that you need with the comfort that you desire. In fact, there are several companies that offer sandals with removable footbeds and, even better, companies that manufacture flip-flops that include a prefabricated orthotic. In this post, we're going to look at why you should consider adding a pair of orthotic sandals to your closet this summer.

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Shoe Polish

The Key to Getting the Most Out of Your Shoes… Regular Cleaning and Polishing


It's easy to overlook cleaning and polishing your shoes, especially if they don't look worn. While some may find the act of sitting down, cracking open a tin of polish and working the leather of their shoes relaxing, many people find it hard to dedicate the time to a task that they feel isn't necessary. Well, we're here to tell you that not only is shoe polishing necessary, it's the best way to ensure that you get the most out of your favorite pair of designer shoes. Your shoes will feel more comfortable, look better and – most importantly – last longer if you regularly set aside time to clean and polish them.

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Leather Shoes

Why It Is Important To Condition Your Designer Leather Shoes


Shoes are the most important part of any outfit and, unfortunately, they take the more abuse than any other item in your closet. From salted pavement to rain-wetted sidewalks, our shoes are subjected to a vast number of caustic and damaging elements every day. To maintain them, most people use a moisture-resistant spray that repels water and prevents long-term damage. However, there is an additional measure that can be taken to keep your shoes in the best condition possible: leather conditioning. In this post, we're going to look at why leather conditioning is critical to the health of your shoes and, more importantly, how it can keep your favorite pair of designer shoes in action longer.

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Managing Knee, Leg and Back Pain with Custom Orthotics from Corey’s Bootery

Managing Knee, Leg and Back Pain with Custom Orthotics from Corey’s Bootery


Over 100 million Americans suffer from knee pain and 80% suffer back problems. Bearing those numbers in mind, it’s no surprise that many people are seeking assistance from doctors, chiropractors and podiatrists. At Corey’s Bootery, we understand the aggravation and limitations that these conditions place on people and, to help combat them, we’ve developed a range of skills and services that aim to provide relief.

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Orthofeet Diabetic Shoes

Diabetic Shoes Can Help You Keep Your Feet Happy


Since our earliest days, Corey’s Bootery has focused on creating fashionable, effective diabetic footwear. With over 50% of all lower limb amputations caused by improperly fit shoes, we know the importance of providing diabetic shoes that protect the wearer’s feet. However, many people still hesitate to obtain their shoes due to a number of concerns. Are they fashionable? Do they work? Is diabetic footwear expensive? In this post, we’d like to address these concerns and give you five reasons that everyone with diabetes should consider diabetic footwear.

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Taps and Rubber Soles

The Advantages of Taps and Rubber Soles


After buying a nice, expensive pair of shoes, one of the first questions many people ask is, “How can I protect these and keep them in great condition?” While there are a lot of options out there, from leather conditioner and shoe wax to shoe trees and canvas bags, one of the easiest ways to guard your shoes against everyday wear and tear is with rubber soles and shoe taps. Affixed to the heel and sole of your shoes, these simple items will minimize the damage caused by walking, especially if your shoes have leather soles. In this post, we’re going to take a look at a few of the advantages of using shoe tips, taps and rubber soles.

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Shoe Repair

Should You Replace or Repair Worn Out Shoes?


When it comes to footwear, it’s always sad to see a good pair of shoes get decommissioned due to damage or wear. Over time, we all get attached to our shoes. They become our daily companions, they mold to our feet and, in many ways, become an extension of who we are. From the way they work with our personal style to the comfort they offer after months of being broken in, losing your favorite pair of shoes is extremely disheartening. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that a good shoe repair shop can repair almost any damage that has occurred to your shoes.

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Want the Best in Comfort and Style? Try Custom Shoes from Corey’s Bootery

Want the Best in Comfort and Style? Try Custom Shoes from Corey’s Bootery


At the end of a long work day, do your feet regularly ache? Do you have trouble finding shoes in just the right size? Are you tired of your shoes falling apart due to your unique gait? Well, you’re in luck! Corey’s Bootery offers the best custom shoes in Kalamazoo. Not only are custom shoes a stylish addition to your existing wardrobe, they’re hand crafted with your feet in mind. As a result, you’ll experience a greater level of comfort and your new custom shoes will last longer than off-the-shelf options.

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Common Causes of Foot Pain and Their Solutions

Common Causes of Foot Pain and Their Solutions


Recurring foot pain can make your daily activities a real burden. If you spend any amount of time on your feet, even a dull, nagging pain can interrupt your schedule and slow you down. Whether you’re on your feet taking care of your children or you’re running errands at work, even the easiest jobs can be made difficult when foot pain becomes involved. In this post, we’re going to look at a few common causes of foot pain and, more importantly, what we recommend to reduce discomfort.

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