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Shuropody Ilford reopens on High Road

PUBLISHED: 12:22 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 23 July 2018

Cllr Linda Huggett at a Shuropody opening. Picture: Paul Bennett

Cllr Linda Huggett at a Shuropody opening. Picture: Paul Bennett

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An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

The new Shuropody in High Road, Ilford stocks a larger range of shoes, insoles and other foot care productsThe new Shuropody in High Road, Ilford stocks a larger range of shoes, insoles and other foot care products

Shuropody’s grand re-opening took place last Saturday (May 5), and was attended by the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett who cut the ribbon.

The foot clinic has been looking after people’s feet at their previous site just a few doors away and previously in the Exchange shopping centre, but the new bigger location will allow them to offer even more.

“Our lease was coming to an end and we didn’t want to leave Ilford,” says Shuropody’s head of podiatry Ruby Kallah, who worked in the Ilford branch for eight years.

“The long-standing team have all stayed on so there will be familiar faces when you visit.”

All Shuropody staff moved over from the former location in High Road, Ilford.All Shuropody staff moved over from the former location in High Road, Ilford.

The new Shuropody stocks a larger range of shoes, and the extra space means they can run an extra clinic to treat foot health issues such as corns, calluses, cracked heels, ingrown nails.

The team can also assess the way you walk with a biomechanical assessment to find out the cause of back, knee, hip and foot pain, and provide you with the right off-the-shelf insole right up to full custom-made orthotics to make walking easier.

If your current shoes are causing you pain or discomfort, Shuropody has a range for you. FreedomFit is among one of the podiatrist-approved shoes available in width sizes up to a 6E.

You do not have to sacrifice form for function; they come in a range of materials and styles to suit your tastes.

The new Shuropody in High Road, Ilford stocks a larger range of shoes, insoles and other foot care productsThe new Shuropody in High Road, Ilford stocks a larger range of shoes, insoles and other foot care products

For diabetics, regular visits to a podiatrist can also help diagnose issues with circulation and sensation early on and help prevent things from getting worse down the line.

“If you have a toothache, you go to a dentist,” says Ruby, “But if you have heel pain, you don’t have to go to a doctor, you can visit a podiatrist.

“Many people struggle to get an appointment on the NHS, but Shuropody can often see you within a week and treat you the same day.

“Sometimes we may need to refer patients onto GPs for things like infections, but at least then you have been reassured that it isn’t a wasted visit.”

The new Shuropody shop in High Road, Ilford.The new Shuropody shop in High Road, Ilford.

Ruby says staff are waiting to welcome patients new and old.

“We just want to thank the loyalty of our patients and customers for coming back to us and persevering until we had our new store up and running.”

To mark the reopening new patients can get 10% off podiatry treatments. The MOT for your feet starts off with a relaxing foot bath, and they will treat any corns, calluses and give your nails a trim.

Shuropody is also offering Recorder readers a free foot assessment.

Quote ‘Ilford Recorder’ when you visit.

To find out how Shuropody can help improve your mobility call 020 8514 8736, visit shuropody.com or pop into the shop at 154 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1LL (map).

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