Our History – Where it started
Custom Orthopedic’s tradition started in Italy, where Saverio Esposito began his apprenticeship as a shoemaker at seven years old. Saverio moved his family to Canada in 1958, where he trained his sons, Joe and Mario. In 1968 Saverio opened his first store in WestMount Shopping Centre. There, he offered shoe repair services, orthopedic modifications and custom made insoles. It was here that Saverio passed his knowledge on to his sons, until his retirement in 1989. That same year, Joe and Mario opened their own shop in downtown Edmonton, under Custom Orthopedic Ltd.
Later, realizing that there were not many choices for orthopedic friendly footwear, they opened The Walk Shoppe to offer their clients a better selection of quality footwear.
Today, Custom Orthopedic Ltd. & The Walk Shoppe continues the tradition of making hand crafted orthopedic devices. We also sell high quality brand name footwear & we teach our clients HOW to purchase appropriate footwear. We’re up front about it: We’d rather you buy your shoes from us, but, if you don’t like what we have in the shop, it’s by far more important that you know the HOW and WHY of shoe buying so that you can be your own shoe buying expert! There are components in some of the footwear on the market today that Saverio never had to deal with that can potentially change the way that your orthotics function!
Call us today for a consultation and FEEL the difference!
Mario is the owner of Custom Orthopedic Ltd. & The Walk Shoppe. Since learning from his father in 1968, he has become a foot orthotic specialist and professional fitter. Mario continues his Father’s tradition of providing quality care to Edmontonians.
Fitting Specialist / Purchaser
Mia is our administrator as well as a footwear fitting specialist and a certified compression stocking fitter. Mia is fluent in Tagalog and offers a fresh new perspective when buying product for the shop.
Tim Moffitt, C. Ped. (C)
Canadian Certified Pedorthist
Tim became a C. Ped. (C) in 2003 and joined the Custom Orthopedic family in 2004. He performs gait analysis, range of motion testing, casting and modifications to orthopedic footwear. He also does guest speaking and foot health education seminars. If you are interested in having a presentation you can request one by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitting Specialist / Tech.
Mario’s son currently works as a Pedorthic Technician, molding the orthotics, assisting customers on the showroom floor, and studying towards his Certification.