Anyone who has experienced foot problems knows how important it is to find shoes that are the right fit. And it isn’t always easy — sometimes you need the help of an expert to figure out what you need. I’ve been there myself. I grappled for almost a year with painful plantar fasciitis, and what finally solved my problem was finding supportive shoes I would actually wear because they were also cute. So I really enjoyed having the opportunity to interview Rick Ravel, president of one of Austin’s oldest independent shoe stores, Karavel Shoes. You can read my article here about how the company was able to reopen quickly while prioritizing the safety of staff members and customers during the current pandemic.