Running Shoes Stores
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five Payless ShoeSource outlets will close in New Mexico, including one in Albuquerque, as part of the company’s decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But if you are looking for a wider variety and a chance to bargain, stores like World of Sports are the one stop center for every brand imaginable, from the famous to the mediocre and prices ranging to the wallet tearing to the extremely cheap and reasonable.
If a retail store has any kind of specialty shoe selection at all, it is typically limited, and often only for those with aesthetic specialty shoe needs – for instance, people interested in the purchase of height-increasing shoes, also known as lifts or elevator shoes.
As the name suggests, a sloping shoe fixture lifts up the back of the footwear available on it so it is elevated above the shoe that is available before it. Appropriate use of a sloping shoe display ensures that all footwear is apparent to the customer, which consequently increases likelihood of a purchase.
When children looked through one of the three viewing ports on the top of the cabinet, one for the child being fitted, one for the child’s parent, and the third for the shoe salesperson, they would see a greenish fluorescent image of the bones of the feet and the outline of the shoes.
The idea of using X-ray technology to improve the fit of shoes probably arose during World War I. Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes were patented in the U.S. and the U.K. in the 1920’s and were common fixtures in shoe stores throughout North America and Europe from the late 1920’s through the 1950’s.