April's Shoe Fitter of the Month wouldn't trade working at SHOES-n-FEET Bellevue for anything...except maybe an extended trip to the islands of Hawaii (but really, who wouldn't?). Maria L. loves meeting new customers and showing them the light - of better living through better shoes. She's excited to be sharing her expertise with even more customers through the new Running Store at the Bellevue location! Learn more about Maria in this month's profile.
Name: Maria L.
Position: Manager / Certified Shoe Fitter
How long have you worked at Shoes-n-Feet? 3 1/2 years
What is the first pair of shoes you remember? Ariat clogs
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be? Hawaii
What’s your biggest foot/shoe-related pet peeve? When customers are in the wrong size shoes!
If you were a superhero, would you rather have the power to run really fast or to jump really high? I would want to run real fast - to run like the wind!
What is your favorite outdoor activity? I like to play on the beach.
What pair of shoes could you not live without? I love my Brooks Ariel 7.5 D. I can’t work without them.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 items with you, what would they be and why? A lighter to make a fire, a cell phone to call someone to help me get off the island =) Also, a computer so I can Facebook that I’m stuck on an island!
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I love Filipino food.
What is your favorite thing about Shoes-n-Feet? I love my Shoes-n-Feet Bellevue family. My favorite thing is the camaraderie I feel amongst my co-workers. Everyone works hard to help each other and the customers. We have such a happy team and I am very lucky to have them.