A new pair of orthopedists has launched an online fundraising campaign to bring back well-span footwear.
The company, Well Span Orthopedics (WSO), announced a crowdfunding campaign to help raise $1 million to manufacture a series of shoes.
WSO CEO Andrew Eagan said that well-spans are “the new frontier” in orthopedical footwear.
Well Span orthopedist and founder Andrew Egan says the company has created a new line of shoes for those who can’t afford to buy well-stretch shoes.
Well Spans orthopedologist and founder Andy Eagan says the new line will help protect your foot when you’re out and about.
“We believe the best shoes are the ones that make you feel comfortable and look good while doing so,” Eagan told Newsweek.
The shoes will be sold exclusively at Walgreens and Rite Aid stores.
The footwear is being developed as part of a collaboration between Eagan and Dr. Michael Schaeffer of the University of Washington, Seattle.
The two have developed a process that allows orthopedes to develop a custom-made custom shoe that fits the foot and the wearer’s body, according to WSO.
“With the new shoes, we are creating a footwear that will not only protect your shoes, but also your feet from slipping, spraining, and tearing,” Egan said in a statement.
WSOP plans to distribute the shoes at Wal-Mart and other Walgops across the United States, but the shoes will not be sold on Amazon or other online retail outlets.
In the video below, Schaeff and Eagan describe how they develop the shoes.