Gem Shoe Repair, Anniston, AL


Just a little bit about Gem Shoe Repair… the store itself has been in Anniston, Alabama for many years; since the 1920s. It has changed hands several times and has had several owners over the years. For the past decade and a half, the shop has been owned by Ricky and Tammy Alldredge. Most folks in Anniston and surrounding communities who have visited will immediately think of the sign, “Feet Hurt?” The sign has stood monumentally on the sidewalk in front of the store at 908 Noble Street.

Getting the Right Fit for Your Feet

When it comes to shoes, a proper fit with good support is so very important in maintaining overall foot health. It’s one of the best preventative measures to keep from creating problems in the first place. If you’ve been diagnosed with a particular condition, you cannot afford to leave the selection of your footwear to chance. Precision footwear is a must and an essential part of your recovery plan and on-going treatment.

Fit Feet Begins with an Accurate Fit

For good, healthy feet, you need to have a precision fit when shopping for shoes. Most of us have grown up without giving it a second thought.

Think about this, however…

There are 26 bones in the human foot, 33 joints, and over a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. The foot is a more complex than we typically think about. It is one of the most sensitive parts of the body and many of us spend hours upon hours on our poor feet, yet, we take them for granted so much.

Nevertheless, as complex as the human foot is, good foot health doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s a formula so simple a child can understand it…

Comfortable Feet = Healthy Feet

Nothing feels as good on your feet as shoes which fit “perfectly.” P. W. Minor  basically invented the idea of the “precision fit”, and whether or not you use the term, “the fit is it!” Since 1867, P.W. Minor has been growing in their understanding of shoe manufacturing right along with medical advances and insights gained over the past 150 years.

This is why we our more than proud to say we carry P. W. Minor shoes and boots.

P. W. Minor

P. W. Minor offers shoes in the broadest range of shoe sizes, widths and depths, not only making their line of quality footwear the most diverse and versatile footgear in the world, but also makes them the obvious choice for work boots and dress shoes for the savvy consumer desiring good, healthy feet.

Tired Feet?

Foot pain and discomfort may have already begun if you’re on your feet all day. If you’re feet are tired or if you suffer from ailments such as corns, bunions, blisters, calluses, neuromas, hammer toes or plantar fasciitis, it may be time and a really good idea to get a consultation with a podiatrist.


If you have diabetes, you’re at greater risk of developing diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage whereas high blood sugar damages nerve fibers all over the body, and occurring most typically in your legs and feet. It is a potentially dangerous foot condition requiring proper treatment.

Purchasing footwear with a precision fit is vital for preventing complications associated with diabetes.

The Precision Fit

How can you get a precision fit?

It’s easy.

 See a professional shoe fitter…

…and Gem Shoe Repair have the training to provide you with the perfect fit in all your footwear needs.

You may not be experiencing problem or troubles at this moment, however, you don’t want to put it off. It’s a good idea to get an evaluation as soon as possible.

Experience the comfort and pleasure of a truly custom fit.


Insoles or orthotics may also minimize foot stress and help your footwear adjust to your personal walking pattern and individual stride. Although body types may be similar, each human body is individual with its own characteristics. The right insole in the properly fitted shoe will alleviate foot pain.

Gem Shoe Repair also carries Spenco insoles and flip flops.

Spenco Footcare Products

How to Get Your Own Precision Fit

First, you should never assume your shoe size has remained unchanged. As you get older, your feet naturally spread and lengthen. Get your feet sized and know your foot size and width.

The professional staff at Gem Shoe Repair will help you get the very best fit for you.

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About Gem Shoe Repair

Store Hours

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 1 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Call Us

(256) 236-5937