In 2013, the foot and ankle business became a family affair, as Dr. Markewych, D.P.M, and his wife Clarisa opened The Walk Shoppe as an extension of the South Hill Foot and Ankle Clinic.
The locally owned footwear and accessory boutique features scarves, jewelry, purses, socks, slippers and shelves of shoes as stylish as they are comfortable and functional. This was important to the couple, especially Clarisa, The Walk Shoppe's Director of Purchasing. "We got tired of sending people for shoes to various stores that didn't have style and comfort as both criteria for selling shoes. These places were putting people in shoes where people would come back and say, 'I just can't wear this, it's just not...me,’" she said. "Borys and I did our homework, and we started venturing into the shoe business. We've found that there are a lot of choices that are very beneficial for both comfort and style to accommodate all types of people and feet.” Clarisa went on, “When we saw the attention our shoes were getting, we soon knew we needed to carry accessories that would compliment any shoe you’d want or need, and that’s when the purses and jewelry were introduced.”
Dr. Borys Markewych, D.P.M.
Owner, Physician & Surgeon
Clarisa Schielke, Director of Purchasing
Emily Walther, Sales Associate
Steffany Jones, Lead Sales Associate
Alyssa Dixon, Director of Community & Patient Relations
Krista Ostlund, Sales Associate