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Post Posted: Aug 14, 2017 5:34 pm 
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My podiatrist gave me a referral for "Custom Fit" diabetic shoes. I went to get fitted and they told me the ones they had on display were no longer available. So I ordered the replacements. The originals were leather (I looked)and when I got home I looked at these and they are a man made upper. They look super cheap and smell like tar. I went online to investigate these shoes and discovered that they are the same name, model# etc..as ones you can get at Walmart..and Walmart was a nickle cheaper. On top of it all, this specialty shoe store charges $150.00 for the fitting and all they did was measure my foot with one of those silver things the shoe store has.

Makes me wonder if they turn to these cheap shoes if you have the Extended Medicaid. Another shop I called said they didn't take Medicaid for insurance any more because all they get is $5.00 for reimbursement.

I'm going to call tomorrow and give them an earful, but I just wanted to alert the public, that if you think you're getting a specialty item, make sure they really are what they say they are.

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You have been duped. I was referred to Hangar some years back when they were in the process of buying out all the other orthopedic shoe stores. They have done the same thing in many states. After two attempts to get modified shoes through them (both of which were ugly and after modifications, I found I could not walk in them comfortably), I was finally referred to a shoe store on S. Wadsworth and a podiatrist who had a shop in the back of the store. He was able to modify shoes I bought online and I was able to walk comfortably in them for a long time. From someone with lots of experience with modified orthopedic shoes and leg braces, take it from me. When you do find a good place, stick with them. Too many places out there will dupe you, that's for sure.

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why don't you just return them for a refund?


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Scalawagy wrote:
why don't you just return them for a refund?


It's the principle of the whole idea and the scam of it.

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Also, if shoes have been modified in any way, they cannot be returned even if you purchased them from the same place and they made the mistake. Hope you are able to return them. But you're right, it is the principle of the thing. I agree.

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I would be very upset, too. Is there any agency you can file a complaint with? BBB? Maybe with the owner?

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I would be very upset, too. Is there any agency you can file a complaint with? BBB? Maybe with the owner?

I'll have to check into that.

EJD, it is Hanger that I'm talking about. How the heck do they get away with this?

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File a complaint with DORA, you can do it all on line now


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