San Francisco, CA
We started going to Althea's because my husband has diabetic foot nerve damage. The truly custom (not what others claim is custom but is really just mass produced) inserts and properly fit shoes reduced his foot pain immediately. I don't have foot problems per-se, but I did find out I had been buying the wrong shoe size all together. Instead of buying ill fitting size 11 women's shoes, now I buy 9 wide and the difference is incredible.
Althea and her staff have helped me with minor adjustments in my shoes I won't shop any where else for shoes any more. Recently I wanted to purchase good quality slippers for my husband and was able to have Althea's order them for me. He loves them almost as much as his shoes!
You won't necessarily leave the store with your shoes the day you visit. Almost every time I've purchased shoes, they've been ordered just for me so it takes a few days. I don't mind a bit because I know I am going to love wearing my new shoes because they FIT like they should.