Word on the Street: Central Valley Good Feet marks 15 years with expansion plans

Fresno-based Central Valley Good Feet is celebrating 15 years of owning and operating stores in Fresno and Merced, with a Visalia location opening later this year.

Larry Schneider, owner of the stores, opened the first location in Fresno on March 1, 2001, and has since faced the rising tides from the Great Recession and online retailers.

Despite the threat, Schneider felt that the Internet can’t beat the tailored in-store experience.

“What we do, in fitting people with arch supports, is so personalized there’s just no replacing the good old-fashioned, face-to-face, way we go about servicing our clients,” Schneider said.

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