About Us

Steven A. Petrarca O.S.T. C-Ped

Owner, Steve’s Shoe & Pedorthic Center

Certified by: The American Board of Certification In Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics


In 1988 Steve opened Steve’s Shoe Service. After being in business for a few years he entered the Pedorthics Program at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  He continued his studies at The Medical College of Wisconsin, The Wound Care Clinic in Boston, and the University of Pittsburgh.  In 1997 he changed the business’ name to Steve’s Shoe & Pedorthic Center and began making custom orthotics, custom molded shoes and shoe modifications for leg length discrepancies (LLD).


He was a speaker at The Pedorthic Footcare Association’s 41st Symposium on Shoe Anatomy and Shoe Modifications in New Orleans. He designs and manufactures his own over the counter (O.T.C.) inserts for average foot problems due to over use and abuse.  He has developed advanced techniques in shoe modification for LLD.  He is a member in good standing of the Pedorthic Footcare Association and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.


When not working or spending time with his family, Steve enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing and riding his motorcycle.


  • Shoes: sneakers, boots, sandals, dress shoes in sizes from 4.5 to 18+ and widths from 4A to 16E
  • Compression Socks by prescription
  • Diabetic Circulation Socks
  • Over the Counter Inserts in 3 styles: dress, athletic and dual-layer designed and manufactured in house.
    Adjustments made while you wait.
  • Shoe Accessories: laces, polish, shoe horns, grips, shoe trees, etc.


Links that are listed in BLUE are companies that I do business with.


Custom Made Orthotics to fit your feet

Custom Molded Shoes for those that need the highest level of foot care

Shoe Modifications designed for leg length discrepancies and foot deformities

  • Arch Supports
  • Rocker Soles
  • Metatarsal Bars & Pads
  • Heel & Sole Elevation
  • Caliper Mountings for AFO’s
  • Sach Heels
  • Relasting to accommodate foot and orthotics

Children’s Shoe Modifications

Visits to nearby nursing homes

Shoe Repair: heel & sole replacement, stretching, water-proofing, etc...

How are your feet treating you?

  • Do you have heel or arch pain?
  • Are your knees and back aching by the end of your work day?
  • How about calluses or bunions?
  • Our products and services will have you back on your feet and feeling better than ever.


Steve will perform a thorough evaluation of your feet and gait and recommend the best remedy for you. Steve makes custom fitted orthotics and shoe modifications by hand in his shop in N. Kingstown. For diabetics and others with more severe foot issues, Steve can get you into a pair of custom molded shoes and back into comfort.


We sell high quality fashionable shoes for all occasions. With brands such as Aetrex, Acor, Apis, Sequoia and DavMar, we can provide you with shoes for both work and play.


Explore our website for more information on our products and services or stop by the store and see why Steve’s Shoe & Pedorthic Center is Your Ultimate Source for Foot Comfort.


Shoe Repair services are also available.


Dog Template OUR GOAL:

To create a working relationship between Patient, Physician and Pedorthist to accomplish the best results.


10% Discount for any purchase with Military ID

Steve himself