About Us

In 1999, Dr. Janet Simon, a board certified podiatrist and pedorthist and Peggy Lucas-Swisher, a board certified pedorthist, opened Sole Comfort Shoes, a comfort-shoe store and pedorthic facility.

Janet Simon

Janet Simon

Peg Swisher

Peg Swisher

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Why does Sole Comfort exist?

Our mission is to fully assess painful lower extremity conditions that prevent or inhibit individuals from living an active life style and to provide professional footwear fittings and evaluations.

Why do we use the term “professional?”

You will find at Sole Comfort an educated, well trained staff with over 25 years of combined experience in foot health. Co-owners, Peg Lucas-Swisher, is a certified pedorthist who has been actively involved in the pedorthic education process as an instructor at the Dr. Scholl’s College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago and Janet Simon is a board certified practicing podiatrist in Albuquerque for over 20 years and also a certified pedorthist. Our employed staff members come from pedorthic-retail store and orthotic-prosthetic backgrounds. Continuing education of our staff occurs with health related and product in-service trainings.

Janet E. Simon, DPM

After completing a two year surgical residency program in Salt Lake City, Dr. Simon began practicing in Albuquerque in 1991. Dr. Simon's practice has developed special expertise in foot surgery, diabetic and arthritic foot care, sports medicine, and pedorthics or footwear/orthotic/brace treatments. Dr. Simon is past president of the New Mexico Podiatric Medical Association and is currently their Executive Director. She is active with the American Podiatric Medical and Public Health Associations serving on several committees.

Education:
  • Undergraduate - University of Albany, NY
  • Post-graduate - Springfield College
  • Medical - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine; Cleveland, Ohio
Positions:
  • Co-owner, Podiatry Associates of New Mexico and Sole Comfort
  • Executive Director, New Mexico Podiatric Medical Association
Certifications:
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Certified, Board of Certified Pedorthists

Peg Swisher

Peg Swisher started her career as a sales person for Stride Rite shoes in 1977 and then was mentored by Symour Lefton one of the forefathers of Pedorthics at the New Mexico Orthopedic Shoe store that became Happy Feet. In 1984 Peg began managing Happy Feet and obtained the Orthopedic Shoe Technician Certificate and six months later became a Certified Pedorthist in 1990.

Wanting to expand her career and service clients better she joined forces with Janet Simon, DPM and opened Sole Comfort Shoes in 1999. That same year she started teaching pedorthics at the Scholls College of Podiatric Medicine and has been active in her consulting business Footfit International as well as serving on the Pedorthic Shoe Association’s Executive Board. She now spends most of her time training and managing Sole Comfort.