It's in the Family
Regarding her interest in shoemaking, Angél states, "I was influenced by my father's Italian family. My Grandfather told me that he had worked in a shoe repair shop in Italy as a boy, before coming to America.
Many members of my family are involved in aspects of the footwear industry, from shoe repairs to design and orthotics. My Uncle Don Fiorito was certified in Orthopedic footwear while serving in the Military. He has been a major influence in my learning about orthopedic materials. One of my cousins is a patternmaker for Nike and another makes Prosthetics... And now, my niece Sara LaCount is taking up the torch and working with me in shoemaking! And so it continues."
"In my years as a shoemaker, I've seen many people with painful foot problems, often caused by their shoes! Most products today are designed with planned obsolescence and are being produced faster and cheaper than ever before. Shoes made this way don't always take care of our feet or fit as well as we need.
Realizing how difficult it can be to find comfortable shoes that last, I formed a company dedicated to making the finest and most comfortable American footwear possible. Made right here in America by people who care.
WindWalkers are made with washable American leathers and because of my interest in orthopedics, I decided that custom options would also be offered for people with special needs."
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