Story about Joan Allen from Rochelle Illinois


If you wear a large size in footwear, you are not alone.

Many well know female celebrities are known to wear a larger size in their footwear.

Here is one:

Joan Allen, who wears a size 10 in her footwear.

Here are some interesting facts about this great lady.

We go to a 15 in women’s length and 20 in men’s length as well.

Now if Joan needs a wider width

We have B to a 14E in our line of shoes, and that is in women’s and men’s as well.

Joan Allen was born in Rochelle, Illinois.

YES, She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed.

THEN, She participated in the school music program as well.

She joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1977,

Where she got her professional start.

She has a daughter named Sadie.

Has won many Stage awards and won a Tony in 1989 for her debut Broadway performance in Burn This.

Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1986” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 38. [1986]

Transferred to Northern Illinois University in 1976 whence she graduated.

Daughter born, Sadie. [March 1994]

Ensemble-member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Has worked with two “Hannibal Lecter.”

She appeared in the first Lecter film, Manhunter (1986), with Brian Cox.

She later played Pat Nixon in the film Nixon (1995), opposite Anthony Hopkins.

Brian Cox later appeared with her again in The Bourne Supremacy (2004).

Won the 1988 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for her Broadway debut in Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This.”

She was again nominated the next year (1989) in the same category for Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Heidi Chronicles.”.

Her Boston terrier is called Nora.

Is the youngest of 4 children.

Mother was a homemaker and father was a garage attendant.

Chosen as Most Likely to Succeed by friends when graduating from high school.

Graduated from the same university as Dan Castellaneta, Justin Mentell, and Matt Ricci.

Joan has two sisters: Mary Allen (b. 1940), Lynn Allen (b. 1954), and a brother named David Allen (b. 1943).

Parents: Dorothy Allen, a housewife, and Jeff Allen, a gas-station owner. Her father died in 1995.

Studied acting at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston under Glendon Gabbard.

Now, she was awarded the 1983 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for “And a Nightingale Sang” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Then, she was awarded the 1986 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for “A Lesson from Aloes” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

She was nominated for a 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for “Reckless” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.


Health is the number one priority for any person but especially a person who has diabetes.

Intake of proper food creates better weight control and helps control diabetes.

We also want to create the proper health for your feet, and done by appropriate footwear and the suitable insert.

This following information you’ll be reading is needed to obtain this perfect health for your feet.

Now, if we can get you in the proper footwear and hopefully, you’ll allow these two items to be part of your lifestyle.

These items will be working towards this success of keeping the disease out of your feet.

At, we can show you the proper footwear and the need to have adequate inserts to keep this diabetes out of your feet.

Footwear is to have fashion (that we have), but the shoe is to control upper support and off-load any problems you have on the top of your foot.

Now, if you have problems on the bottom of your feet, then it is the job of the properly removable insert to correct these problems.

Everybody feels that it is the shoe that solves all the problems for a person with diabetes or a person who has significant foot problems, and that is not true.

It takes two majors elements to off-loading, corrections, significant added support, and develops added circulation that needs to keep this disease out of your feet.

All diabetic shoes need not have inside seams to create irritation.

Number one item: Proper shoes need to be a Therapeutic/Comfort (please!), not Comfort shoes (that many diabetic suppliers furnish in this business today).

Number two is Customized Heat Moldable Plastazote Insert.

Besides generous support, added off-loading advantages, develops a better balance for walking or running and the added two percent that raise the temperature of the bottom of your feet and develop added circulation to keep the disease out of your feet.

What added pleasures and advantages in just one item.

Oh, yes, these inserts are provided by us, FREE, when you purchase a pair of shoes – unbelievable!!!!

A Comfort shoe is usually not an Orthopedic/Therapeutic shoe, and a Comfort shoe usually has very little midsection support.

The lack of the Mid Section support allows your feet to be moving forward and lateral at the same time.

These two movements add a great deal more wear and tear on your feet. If you need a view of all our styles, please go to our site

Thank you,  

 Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 | Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.  

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