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Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.: Committed to Foot Health for Three Generations

Founded in 1946, Aetrex is one of the fastest growing companies in the footwear industry and is widely recognized as the global leader in comAetrex Worldwide, Inc Headquartersfort and wellness footwear products. The Aetrex mission is to create the healthiest shoes on the market today. With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Aetrex designs and manufactures casual, dress, sandal, athletic and therapeutic footwear for both men and women. All styles are crafted with care to meet the highest standards in design, incorporate cutting edge technologies and offer unmatched customization and adjustability.

Originally known for the landmark development of arch supports and medically-oriented footcare products, Aetrex has come a long way to become one of the leading footwear companies in the US and around the world.  Today, Aetrex is proud to offer fashion forward styles with innovative features designed to help you feel great on your feet and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

Aetrex is also renowned for its over-the-counter Lynco Orthotics that are recognized as the #1 orthotic system on the market today. Recommended by doctors and pedorthists worldwide, Lynco Orthotics offer unsurpassed comfort, support and proper body alignment. Available in a variety of styles, they provide you with a custom selected solution designed specifically for your foot type and footwear style.

Although footwear and orthotics are a major focus for Aetrex, the company has also pioneered an industry-altering digital foot scanner, the iStep. This patented foot scanning technology is designed to accurately measure foot size, arch type and pressure points in a matter of seconds. The technology immediately custom selects the ideal footwear and orthotics for your feet. Launched in 2002, iStep is the leading digital foot analysis system, and is offered as a free service to consumers at thousands of locations throughout the world.

Aetrex also owns and maintains the world’s most popular foot health website – Foot.com, which hosts more than 100,000 visitors per month and was named by Yahoo! as the best health care site "below the knee."

Aetrex has just completed its 15th consecutive year of double-digit growth and is now on the cusp of launching some major consumer initiatives, including the opening of its flagship store in Englewood NJ. The company employs over 200 people at its New Jersey headquarters, including fitness experts, top footwear designers, podiatrists and over 20 Certified Pedorthists. The New Jersey-based corporation was recently named one of New Jersey’s Top 100 Privately Held Companies for 2010. It has remained privately owned by the Schwartz family for three generations.

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The C. Ped Advantage

C. Ped AdvantageAccording to ABC, "Pedorthics is the design, manufacture, modification of pedorthic devices, to prevent or alleviate foot problems caused by disease, congenital defect, overuse or injury. An ABC Certified Pedorthist is an individual who has studied foot anatomy and pathology, biomechanics, shoe construction and modification, foot orthosis fabrication and materials, footwear fitting and patient/practice management and is credentialed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc.

To become certified, a pedorthist must meet initial educational requirements and pass a comprehensive written exam given by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Once certified, a pedorthist must meet continuing education and annual renewal requirements to maintain pedorthic certification. The certified pedorthist must also adhere to the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility to ensure the highest scope of professional competence and deportment."

Aetrex's development team currently includes over 25 certified pedorthists. Their goal is to ensure that Aetrex products maintain the highest quality standards while staying on the cutting edge of footwear development trends. Having a large staff of C.Ped's gives Aetrex a distinct advantage over competitors in that we can promise that our footwear will not only look good on you, but will also be good for you.




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