SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - The Walking Company -- the world's largest specialty retailer of comfort footwear -- opened nine new retail stores in 2010, bringing its total number of retail locations to 212 throughout the nation.

In 2010 new stores opened in Deer Park, IL; San Francisco, CA; Paramus, NJ; Geneva, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Charlottesville, VA; Arlington, TX; Omaha, NE; and Chattanooga, TN. All locations of The Walking Company feature state-of-the-art digital foot analysis scanners that offer individualized customization for orthotics, shoes and sandals. Online kiosks in all stores enable shoppers' access to expanded brands and styles from The Walking Company while maintaining the opportunity to be professionally fit in store.

The Walking Company is the largest comfort footwear retailer in the world and offers over 60 premium brands of luxury comfort shoes.


The Walking Company is a leading independent specialty retailer of high-quality, technically designed comfort footwear and accessories that features premium brands such as ECCO, Dansko, UGG Australia, and Aetrex among many others. These products have particular appeal to one of the largest and most rapidly growing demographics in the United States. The Walking Company operates 212 stores in premium malls across the nation and the company's online store at  

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future sales and other results of the Company could differ significantly from those statements.

Contact Information:

Michael Walker
The Walking Company