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Pain Relief For Foot Braces

by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020 |

by Neal Lebar (President of ICS Shoes) Every week our Fitting Specialists receive inquiries from people who are in dire need of help. By the time they contact us, they've exhausted all of their options, hoping for a "magic bullet". The most critical issues are typically related to lymphodema, charcot, and AFO's (ankle & foot orthotics). Ankle & Foot Orthotics (AFO's) are needed due to common conditions that occurs when a person has; flatfoot, drop foot, charcot, knee hyperextension, ankle...

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Free Medicare Diabetic Shoes Explained

by | Tuesday, February 11, 2020 |

by Neal Lebar (President of ICS Shoes) We received a call from a woman who was looking for a Free pair of Diabetic Shoe for her father. She asked what was involved in getting diabetic shoes that are paid for by Medicare. Although our company is Not a Medicare provider and cannot bill Medicare for shoes provided to patient's, we were happy to explain the process. In a nutshell, here are the steps to receiving Free Diabetic Shoes for Medicare recipients: Find a Medicare Provider in your area that...

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21st Century Joe - New & Improved

by | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 |

by Neal Lebar (President of ICS Shoes) Back in the day, prior to the invent of the Internet, I worked as a Marketing Rep for IBM. I wore the standard IBM attire, dark suit, white shirt, and leather shoes. I was never a Wingtip guy, but found incredibly comfortable, high end leather shoes at my local shoe store. Every year, I would return to the same shoe store to buy the identical Style that fit so well. I was always greeted by the owner, Joe, who would sit across from me on his little stool....

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A Small Act of Kindness

by | Saturday, January 25, 2020 |
A Small Act of Kindness

My wife and I live in Sarasota, FL and enjoy walking on the beach as often as possible. A few weeks ago we had parked our car and were walking along the sidewalk, adjacent to Lido beach. We noticed a homeless man with his basket and life belongings, standing on the sidewalk, not wearing any shoes. Just then, another man walked up to him, leaned over, took off his sneakers, and handed them to the homeless person. They looked at each other, nodded, and walked on, like nothing happened. As I passed the man who had given up his shoes, I said, "that was really nice for you to do that." He simply acknowledged me and walked on.

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