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Road Testers

At FRANKiE4 we are all about support & comfort for the foot and lower limbs, and providing women with a healthier option for fashion footwear. We work closely with Health Professionals from all areas: nurses, podiatrists, physiotherapists, GP's, to ensure we are continually developing a range of footwear that they would feel confident referring their patients to. We decided to hand out a pair of FRANKiE4s to a selected bunch of these amazing Health Professionals to see how they felt their shoes held up for their busy life styles, helping others!
See below their feedback on what they thought of their FRANKiE4s!

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"I love them. They are so comfortable you almost forget you have them on. Being a Physio on my feet all day I have to be in something supportive and cushioned."

What features of FRANKiE4 do you think could benefit your female patients?

"Style and support. Women love to wear good looking shoes and most will sacrifice function and practicality for looks. FRANKiE4 allows for all!"

— RHIANNON HUGHES
Physiotherapist

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"The removable foot bed allows plenty of room for orthotics, particularly custom orthotics as many of my patients require. There is also plenty of room at the forefoot as to not squish up the toes and fastening mechanisms such as laces allow a great fit for all patients.

I have two pairs of NAT’s and absolutely love them! Immediate comfort and stylish enough for work and casual for weekend wear."

— ELISE FACEY
Podiatrist

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"Love them! Have had lots of comments with the silver work shoes and my feet also say thank you! I love the unique design, comfortable supportive footbed and even though I’ve worn mine lots they still look brand new so they wear well.

— AMANDA HENDY
Nurse

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"My FRANKiE4 ELLiEs are brand new and my feet have not skipped a beat wearing them. No blisters and my feet feel amazing after running up and downstairs across the hospital all day.
That is a big ask for a new pair of shoes."

— STEPH PULMAN
Physiotherapist

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"My FRANKiE4 ELLiEs are brand new and my feet have not skipped a beat wearing them. No blisters and my feet feel amazing after running up and downstairs across the hospital all day.
That is a big ask for a new pair of shoes."

— STEPH PULMAN
Physiotherapist

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"These are simply the most impressive shoes on the market. Every nurse wants to look stylish and fashionable, even if you’re wearing bright red scrubs- like me. FRANKiE4 can provide that. Every nurse needs comfort, all day comfort - FRANKiE4 can provide that too. Now let’s talk practicality, leather, black, wipe them clean, no stains, no germs, no problem!"

— NAT JEFFREYS
Nurse

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"For the many conditions in adolescents ,I provide advice about supportive footwear. My go-to checklist includes a soft heel pad with a firm heel cup and medial arch support. This was previously so hard to 'sell' because teenagers want to wear fashionable shoes which usually have very poor support. I am so glad to have found FRANKiE4's and be able to suggest the best of both worlds."

— NATASHA WEAVER
Physiotherapist

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"Words cannot describe how amazing it is to be able to put them on and walk all day in comfort. The incredibly cushioned arch support is so beneficial to my female patients"

— KYM ELLIS
Podiatrist

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"I have been carrying on to everyone about my Frankie’s since I received them, I just love them so much! They’re the first pair of work shoes that have transitioned to use outside of the hospital, they look fabulous! Most importantly however, after some long hard shifts (plus being 6 months pregnant) my feet aren’t sore and that is why I’ll be returning every year for another pair!"

— TEGAN ELLIOT
Nurse

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"I LOVE my FRANKiE4’s! I wear them daily to work and have worn them on weekends with casual wear. I love that they can be worn for many occasions and you can choose how much support you need from the interchangeable inner soles. From day one, they have been comfortable to wear for long periods of standing and walking. The wonderful arch support, forefoot cushioning, heel support and stylish nature of FRANKiE4’s could benefit my female patients. I have had countless compliments on my FRANKiE4 ELLiE shoes since wearing them, which proves that style can equal comfort."

— RACHEL NICOLAIDES
Physiotherapist

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"The features of FRANKiE4 that suit Nursing are the comfortable and adjustable soles, arch support and also the fun colours and styles for all tastes! I chose the ELLiE's in Navy, they are very comfortable (particularly as I have high arches), easy to care for (the Navy colour covers many spills!) and a joy to step into at the beginning of the work day!"

— SALLY WALLACE
Nurse

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"The features of FRANKiE4 that suit Nursing are the comfortable and adjustable soles, arch support and also the fun colours and styles for all tastes! I chose the ELLiE's in Navy, they are very comfortable (particularly as I have high arches), easy to care for (the Navy colour covers many spills!) and a joy to step into at the beginning of the work day!"

— SALLY WALLACE
Nurse

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"A big part of people getting better is being able to unload the injured area. Given that FRANKiE4 have multiple inserts for the perfect fit means that the injury can be unloaded to some extent even when you have to be on your feet. Sometimes with the mention of orthotics people cringe because they picture big chunky shoes to try and fit them into, but when I show them FRANKiE4's they are immediately more interested!"

— CASEY HELMORE
Physiotherapist

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"The supportive inner soles with additions to alter the shoes depth is a great feature as it makes it easier for patients to fit orthotics. The wide non-tapered forefoot would benefit most female patients as it replicates the natural shape of the foot. I love my ELLiE's! They felt comfortable from the get-go and I managed to walk around the streets of Berlin without any hassles."

— NGAN HARWOOD
Podiatrist

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"I loved the comfort and style! I work in a couple of areas which either has me running around or standing in the one spot for hours and I have found that the FRANKiE4 are the best shoes for my situation! Best thing is, they look so good compared to other supportive shoes. I would honestly suggest these shoes to anyone who has to work on their feet all day such as retail workers, salespeople, Drs, Physiotherapist etc."

— JESSICA WILLIAMS
Nurse

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"I have been wearing my FRANKiE4’s for work and professional functions. My feet generally have a wider toebox and so I was concerned that it would not fit into the shoes but I was very pleasantly surprised! They have been great for wearing all day."

— JASMINE KOUCH
Podiatrist

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"Often we talk about a comfortable supportive shoe with patients but often patients find these shoes come with a lack of style. FRANKiE4 shoes offer on-trend styles paired with comfort and support. I love my FRANKiE4 NAT’s in cream. They go with everything from shorts to dresses and are super comfortable."  

— PRISCILLA TAIT
Physiotherapist

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"The firm heel counter, firm shank and spacious width and depth in the forefoot tick a lot of boxes in regards to footwear features that benefit most female patients. However I particularly love the removable innersoles that allow an orthotic to slide straight in for that additional support that so many feet require. I love wearing my FRANKiE4 shoes, finally there are stylish shoes I can wear my orthotics in that allows my feet to be comfortable all day long! "

— KATE HILLIER
Podiatrist

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"The firm heel counter, firm shank and spacious width and depth in the forefoot tick a lot of boxes in regards to footwear features that benefit most female patients. However I particularly love the removable innersoles that allow an orthotic to slide straight in for that additional support that so many feet require. I love wearing my FRANKiE4 shoes, finally there are stylish shoes
I can wear my orthotics in that allows my feet to be comfortable all day long! "

— KATE HILLIER
Podiatrist

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"Obviously we are all different but the custom fit footbeds make the shoe adaptable to suit any foot. The shoes have leather uppers and the cushioning and support along with the weight of the shoe would be a huge plus for any nurse on his/her feet all day."

— JULIE O'DONOGHUE
Nurse

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"I LOVE my NATs. They are perfect with a range of outfits and are so comfortable and supportive. I am currently pregnant, with my first child, have really noticed the different stresses on my body - the cushioning and support in my Nat shoes makes all the difference to long days on my feet!! I can’t wait to try more of the FRANKiE4 range!"

— JENNA MOONEY
Physiotherapist

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"I really love my Frankie's! The leather is beautiful and soft and I love the combination of style and support in the NAT's I chose. I can wear them all day comfortably, even without my orthotics in them. I have worn them on days when I have done a lot of walking and have had great comfort all day. Very happy with them, I have already been recommending them everyone!"

— MARNI PYLE
Podiatrist

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"I love the super stylish designs!! The heel and arch support are also a massive bonus. I find a lot of patients having foot problems such as plantar fasciitis after travelling overseas and wearing inappropriate footwear. Referring them to FRANKiE4 Footwear has helped manage their pain throughout the day with supportive footwear.

— GEORGIA ROBERTS
Physiotherapist

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"FRANKiE4 meets the stylish profile most of my patients are looking for whilst still providing the important structures in a shoe that I look for as a Podiatrist. This is often a difficult meeting point for myself and my patients. It’s fantastic to be able to tell my patients to look at the FRANKiE4 range and find we are both happy."

— AMY MCCLELLAND
Podiatrist