Foot Comfort Center since 1919



We are almost unique in Chicagoland in the services we offer. Our salespeople spend one-on-one time with you for as long as you need to find what you need to be comfortable, because you spend a lot of your life on your feet. Taking proper care of them is important.

We’ve Got Almost 100 Years of Experience

Everyone, ourselves included, loves the convenience and ease of internet shopping or the big box chains. The problem is, the big box and department stores have stopped taking care of their customers with proper service and certainly no longer care about getting a proper fit. Waxberg's is proud to be one of the few stores left that takes the time to sit and fit. We properly measure both your feet sitting and standing, we also assess your foot shape and arch type. We can then make recommendations based on our conclusions. Ever since being established in 1919, our company has continued to grow, in knowledge as well as size. The hands-on experience possessed by our staff is second to none. At Waxberg's we would rather not make a sale, than let you walk out with something we feel is not right for you.

To give you the best fit, we try to keep our stock of shoes in every available size and width. In addition to that, we stock many other things related to your comfort and shoe longevity. We carry many different types of over the counter orthotics (or inserts) and gel or moleskin accommodative foot products in order to alleviate pressure or pain. To preserve your footwear, we carry many things such as mink oil, suede renew, water & stain protector, polish, leather conditioner, Venetian Cream (hard to find, but very useful), snow seal, and more!



  • Fitting
  • Analysis
  • Repair
  • Stretching & Padding
  • As our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, a proper fit is a key factor. At Waxberg's the last comes first. A 'last' is the wood or plastic model on which a shoe is manufactured. There are many types of lasts for different arch types and foot shapes that people have. We strive to fit and educate our customers on the type of last that will best suit their individual foot shape. Better last selection means better fit and more comfort.

    All of our staff will spend as long as you need to ensure that you can walk out happy. In order to do so, we stock thousands of shoes, boots, sandals, and slippers in almost every size and width. Our widths range from very narrow (4A) to extremely wide (6E), and some brands we stock can do more. As we work with you, we'll listen to your feedback and give all the advice that our experience can offer.

Brannock Device

Some of you may remember going to a shoe store back in the day and using one of these. It is harder to find these days, but it is the first thing we go to here at Waxberg's.