I started shopping for shoes at Hy-step after being diagnosed with heel spurs. I used to be able to buy cheap shoes "ala" Payless, ect. I find that now that I'm getting more..um...mature...that I require better shoes. Hy-step has been able to meet my needs. The staff is VERY helpful. I have wide feet and have had difficulty finding shoes that fit. Many times I had to buy shoes too big to accomodate the width. The staff at Hy-step has been able to point me in the direction of shoes that will help my spurs and also fit me properly. Yes, the shoes are a bit pricey...but...with the price comes better quality and fit. They also have some good sales at times and I have gotten some downright great deals in their clearance area.