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At Footwear Specialties International our mission is to grow our business profitably by offering value to our customers, shareholders, and employees. In pursuing this mission, we will deliver value through:

• The recognition and fulfillment of our customer’s needs and expectations in offering footwear solutions through ergonomic, comfortable and quality products and superior service.

• The recognition of our shareholder’s contributions by being committed to growth and profitability in order to offer superior returns.

• The development of our employee’s skills and job satisfaction by offering a stimulating work environment that encourages initiative and innovation.

Drawing from our athletic footwear heritage, Nautilus Safety Footwear has incorporated the comfort and support of ergonomically designed athletic footwear construction with the tough safety features required by government standards. With our complete line of safety toe footwear — featuring steel toe, composite toe, Ergolite carbon fiber composite toe, and Alloy Lite safety toe styles — Nautilus Safety Footwear has always, and will continue to, strive to improve the quality of footwear comfort and safety for our customers.

Avenger Safety Footwear — our newest brand — offers some of the most advanced manufacturing techniques combined with traditional styling and quality materials in order to meet the highest safety standards in the industry today. This new product line offers both direct attach TPU/PU outsole products as well as styles which feature a rugged workplace outsole giving today’s consumers the flexible, yet tough, safety they need combined with the comfort and styling they demand.

SkidBuster Footwear was designed to help make the hospitality industry safer and more comfortable. Our innovative slip-resistant sole designs quickly and effectively channel liquid away from the shoe’s surface area to provide maximum slip resistance in all types of wet environments. From our stylish designs, athletic-inspired comfort and construction, action leather, and moisture-wicking linings, SkidBuster responds to the needs of today’s food service and hotel workers.

Our Privacy Policy:
We will NEVER sell or give your personal information to anyone for any reason. You are OUR customer, and we take that relationship seriously. This site is equipped with a powerful e-Commerce tool. When you order shoes from this website, you should know that all ordering is secured through the highest possible encryption.

Footwear Specialties International's Pledge of Security
How can I be sure this web site is secure?
We use Verisign's Payflow Pro software to guarantee that our servers are protected. We are very pleased with the protection and service that they provide. No one on our end actually sees your credit card number -- it is transmitted securely straight to the bank. We only see the last four digits to help us identify and verify that we have the correct card on file for you. In short, your order is extremely protected.

Shipment Times & Delivery Procedures:
Please allow 6-9 days for delivery of your shoes, although you may get them sooner depending on your proximity to Portland, Oregon. (See the chart below for more exact shipping dates). We ship all orders by UPS Ground UNLESS YOU CHOOSE a faster mode of delivery in your checkout screen. You can choose 3-day Air for an extra $15 per pair. If you need your shoes faster than 3-Day Air, call our customer service line at 1-(888) 269-4526 and we'll arrange Overnight or 2nd Day Air for your order. We will also be able to tell you exactly how much the shipping costs will be. A Note on APO SHIPPING:
We are able to ship to APO/FPO addresses, although we cannot guarantee delivery. Please contact us with any questions.

Returns & Exchanges:
We offer a 30-day money-back "comfort guarantee" for any reason. If you don't think your shoes are the most comfortable work shoes you've ever had, return them within 30 days of purchase to receive a full refund. Call our customer service department at 1-(888) 269-4526 to receive an RA number. You cannot return a package without an RA number. Your package will be refused at the loading dock if it doesn't have a proper RA number, so please call us and we will quickly get one for you!
If you need to exchange your shoes because they don't fit quite right, please don't wear them around for a few days before you decide to exchange them. We cannot restock shoes that have been worn outside of the house or to your workplace. If you need to exchange your shoes, please call our customer service line at 1-(888) 269-4526 and we'll issue you a new pair that will fit. One of our customer service staff members will issue you an RA number and help you figure out what size will be best for you based on how the current shoes fit on your feet. Our customer service specialists are very friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to work with - we think you will agree. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions...and thank you for your business!

When you buy shoes from us, we ask for your email address. We do this so that you will receive a UPS tracking number when your product is shipped from our warehouse. Once you have this number, you can visit the UPS TRACKING SCREEN to find out where your order is currently located.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We appreciate you!

Contact Information:


Toll-Free Phone:
1-(888) 269-4526

Toll-Free Fax:
1-(800) 638-6241

Our Street Address:
13136 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230


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