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Robert S. Schwartz

Robert (Bob) S. Schwartz, C.Ped.,

Robert (Bob) S. Schwartz, C.Ped., is an American entrepreneur who is the president and CEO of Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises, Inc. This includes Eneslow Shoes and Orthotics, a New York City specialty shoe store and pedorthic facility founded in 1909, and Eneslow Pedorthic Institute (EPI) an education and training center for healthcare professionals. He is a frequent lecturer to healthcare professionals, footwear retailers and the public, and a recognized leader in the footwear and footcare industries. He holds a B.S., Accounting, Syracuse University (graduated in 1962), and is a Certified Pedorthist (C. Ped), American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics in 1974.

Professional activities

Schwartz is currently an adjunct instructor in the Department of orthopedic sciences at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He has been a faculty member of the pedorthic programs at Aetrex University, Northwestern University, New York University, UCLA, Ball State University, and Shoe Service Institute of America. He was on the advisory board of foot.com and Pedorthic Newswire.

Awards

In 1987, Schwartz received the Seymour Lefton Award by the Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA), its most prestigious honor, for his advancement of the pedorthic profession.

In 2008 he received the Al Singer Award by the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA), "in recognition of traits so essential to progress: independence, innovation, perseverance, a quest for challenges, and an unwavering love of humanity".

In 2009 he was named Retailer of the Year by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

In 2010 Mr. Schwartz was named “Corporate Hero” by the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for his participation in the “Arthritis Walk” and educating healthcare professionals and the public on the importance of walking to improve health.

In 2012 Schwartz was recognized by Tender Care Human Services “in recognition of support and dedication to Robert Schwartz from The Laura Vitolo Pastina Art Therapy Program and The Heather on Earth Music Therapy Program."

In 2015 Eneslow was awarded the “Age Smart Employer Award”, an initiative of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and NY Academy of Medicine created to “honor workplaces that value workers of all ages. It is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In 2019 Eneslow Shoes & Orthotics earned the Footwear Insight Magazine Gold Medal Service Award!

In 2020 Eneslow Shoes & Orthotics received the Congressional Record from US Representative Carolyn B. Maloney for celebrating 110 years serving the Community. In 2020 NYC Department of SBS Acknowledged Eneslow as one of ten centennial businesses for 111 years of exceptional service to New York City. In 2020 Robert Schwartz is named OTTY Honoree 2020 for his Business Built on a Strong Foundation.

He has published many articles on pedorthics and footwear which have appeared in Current Pedorthics, M. Jahss: Foot & Ankle, Podiatry Management, Biomechanics, PM News, Pedorthic Newswire, Healthy Living from the Ground Up, etc.

Civic activities

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, representing small and retail businesses. He has served as the President and on the board and executive committee of the 23rd Street Association, a New York City civic and trade organization, and on BOD of 23rd Street Community Projects, a 501(c)3 Foundation.



“HAPPY FEET MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY”.

“COMFORT IS ALWAYS IN FASHION AT ENESLOW”.

ENESLOW IS:

Full service retail shoe store with a comprehensive inventory of footwear and related footcare products in sizes for all lifestyles, foot shapes and disorders.
Full-scale Pedorthic Facility Filling doctor’s prescriptions for ready-made and custom-molded footwear, shoe modifications, foot and ankle orthoses.

ENESLOW’S RETAIL LOCATIONS ARE:

249-38 Horace Harding Expressway, Little Neck, NY 11362
1319 3rd Ave. at 75th St. New York, NY 10021
Eneslow’s website and ecommerce platform: ENESLOW.COM

State-of-art ergonomic custom workshop on premises

shoe modifications and customization
custom-bespoke footwear
custom foot and ankle orthoses
shoe repair

Eneslow Pedorthic Institute: education and training

Pre-cert pedorthic education to aspiring pedorthists
Pedorthic education to practicing pedorthists
Pedorthic technician training in state-of-art ergonomic pedorthic workshop
Continuing education to healthcare professionals and retailers
Footcare and footwear education to consumers

ANDRE FIGUEROA

MANAGER



TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I'm a store manager and have 21 years’ experience in the shoe business. I managed at Com-Fit shoes in Westchester for 12 years. I supervised at both the GAP and TJ MAXX for 2 years each. I'am also personable and patient.


WHAT IS “ENESLOW’S PEDORTHIC ASSESSMENT” AND HOW DOES IT HELP A CUSTOMER FIND “HAPPY FEET”?

Gait analysis, worn shoe evaluation, open ended questions to determine what footwear to select based on use or lifestyle choice. We also see what can be done with current at home shoes to make more improvements.

CONSIDERING A NEW SHOE PURCHASE VERSUS “SHOE-MAKEOVER” OF EXISTING FAVORITE SHOES – WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFIT?ACCOMMODATIVE VS FUNCTIONAL (THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SHOES YOU OWN BUT DON’T WEAR AND WHETHER “SHOE MAKEOVER” IS RIGHT FOR YOU VERSUS PURCHASING NEW SHOES.)

A "Shoe Makeover" is perfect for a person with nice shoes that would find it a shame to get rid of. Showing people the difference between the shapes of their feet versus the shape of their shoe is a jaw dropping eye opener, which we don’t

WHAT MAKES ENESLOW UNIQUE AND HOW DOES THAT BENEFIT YOU?

Eneslow cares about fit more than anyone. There are so many variables that we see on a day to day basis and we are able to deal with them all. From amputees to LLD’s we, have more experience than any firm out there. I personally have benefited from Eneslow, in that have been able to apply all prior experiences from the past into the work I do today.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE SHOP AT ENESLOW VS. OTHER SHOE STORES?

We go above and beyond to make each experience a memorable one. We have a team with a soul and a pulse. We try to meet you halfway between chic and smart.

RIMA PATRICIA JIMENEZ

PEDORTHIC SALES ASSOCIATE

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

My name is Rima Patricia, I come from Ecuador. Since my childhood I’m related to the shoe business. My grandfather was a shoe maker. I have more than 30 years of experience in the shoe business. My experience is with men’s, women’s, and children shoes. I really enjoy working at Eneslow. I hope to continue to learn and have knowledge of techniques to helping our customers.

WHAT IS “ENESLOW’S PEDORTHIC ASSESSMENT” AND HOW DOES IT HELP A CUSTOMER FIND “HAPPY FEET”?

We help the customer choose the right footwear for their problems. We serve with courtesy. We give security to the customers; we have people here with experience in pedorthics and know how to help with any foot problems.

CONSIDERING A NEW SHOE PURCHASE VERSUS “SHOE-MAKEOVER” OF EXISTING FAVORITE SHOES – WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFIT?(THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SHOES YOU OWN BUT DON’T WEAR AND WHETHER “SHOE MAKEOVER” IS RIGHT FOR YOU VERSUS PURCHASING NEW SHOES.)

It all depends on the customer's need or how it can benefit them. We could give a specific model or something especially for the problems that they may have

WHAT MAKES ENESLOW UNIQUE AND HOW DOES THAT BENEFIT YOU?

Enslow is one of the only stores in NYC who gives the customer one on one consultation. We also have Board Certified Pedorthists and staff on site that can provide internal/external modifications to accommodate the customer’s needs. This benefits me to learn and help the customer in new ways.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE SHOP AT ENESLOW VS. OTHER SHOE STORES?

In other stores they will not give you the one on one time as does Eneslow. Also you can buy shoes, and modify all at one time.

ELIGIO MEDINA

MANAGER

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I have been working as a salesman for 40 years. My last 16 years I have been dealing with individuals with different types of foot problems. I have taken several courses regarding foot problems and diabetic customer. This has helped build my knowledge on shoe fitting.

WHAT IS “ENESLOW’S PEDORTHIC ASSESSMENT” AND HOW DOES IT HELP A CUSTOMER FIND “HAPPY FEET”?

Customers get their feet measured and assessed in order to determine their foot problems and how we can solve them.

CONSIDERING A NEW SHOE PURCHASE VERSUS “SHOE-MAKEOVER” OF EXISTING FAVORITE SHOES – WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFIT?(THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SHOES YOU OWN BUT DON’T WEAR AND WHETHER “SHOE MAKEOVER” IS RIGHT FOR YOU VERSUS PURCHASING NEW SHOES.)

Since the foot changes, a "shoe makeover" would not be beneficial because it would not be a satisfied fit. However, new shoes would provide a better fit because for the anatomy tends to change.

WHAT MAKES ENESLOW UNIQUE AND HOW DOES THAT BENEFIT YOU?

Eneslow has been in existence since 1909 to help solve foot related issues for individuals with foot complications. In addition, we have been able to assist customers who do not have any foot complications, but just want to be comfortable.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE SHOP AT ENESLOW VS. OTHER SHOE STORES?

Unlike any other shoe stores, we specialize and have knowledgeable sales representatives at Eneslow.

CARLOS RIVERA

BOARD CERTIFIED PEDORTHIST





TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I am a bilingual, (english & spanish speaking) CPed working 22 years at Eneslow.

WHAT IS “ENESLOW’S PEDORTHIC ASSESSMENT” AND HOW DOES IT HELP A CUSTOMER FIND “HAPPY FEET”?

Eneslow pedorthic assessment includes gait analysis, checking range of motion at the foot joints, and also we do foot prints.

CONSIDERING A NEW SHOE PURCHASE VERSUS “SHOE-MAKEOVER” OF EXISTING FAVORITE SHOES – WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFIT?(THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SHOES YOU OWN BUT DON’T WEAR AND WHETHER “SHOE MAKEOVER” IS RIGHT FOR YOU VERSUS PURCHASING NEW SHOES.)

Depends on the shoe, the condition and the fit.

WHAT MAKES ENESLOW UNIQUE AND HOW DOES THAT BENEFIT YOU?

With over 104 years of experience, our team of professional shoe technicans help to make our custom shoe laboratory a unique and viable part of the Eneslow experience.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE SHOP AT ENESLOW VS. OTHER SHOE STORES?

We have CPed's on staff willing and ready to work with you. We also have a shop on site that does repair on the spot. And carry a great variety of shoes while you wait.