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The 6 Best Shoe Stores in Vermont!

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Proper footwear is important, especially in a state known for its hiking, bucolic forest trails, pristine mountain streams, and pastoral meadows. Believe it or not, there is a lot of ground to cover in the fifth smallest state in the nation. And, luckily there are still some great mom and pop, full-service shoe stores out there that will help you get the right shoes for your next adventure…whatever it may be! From the trails to the office, here are the best shoe stores in Vermont. 

Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel, Multiple locations

Established in 1990, Lenny’s quickly became known for its selection and service and soon opened many locations throughout the Green Mountain State. Find tons of shoes and apparel, from Carhartt, Dansko, and Keen to work boots and work clothing that will stand up to the job. Plus find clothes and footwear for all of you hiking and camping needs, and you won’t spend an arm and a leg doing it.

Sensible Shoe, Rutland, VT

This family-owned, independently-run shoe store, offers footwear and apparel for the entire family. Plus, the 5,000-square-foot complex stocks over 100 items, and there is no sales tax. And though the recent incarnation was established in 1982, the business began with Sam Fineberg in 1907. You will also find stretching and repair services, as you would expect from a mom and pop shoe shop.

Family Footwear Center, Bennington, VT

Family Footwear Center has been family-run for over 25 years in the business. Serving the Northeast, the company proudly offers all American-made work boots, including steel toe, soft toe, police duty, and tactical boots. Buy from a selection of boot, including Timberland, Chippewa Boots, Carolina Boots, Danner Boots, and Wolverine.

Shoe Tree, Brattleboro, VT

Offering a large selection of high-quality footwear from  Dansko, Ugg, Ecco, Ariat, and Birkenstocks, as well as a large selection of fun handbags, colorful socks, and tights. The Shoe Tree was established in 1990, as a response to the lack of hometown footwear options in the area. With services and selections from yesteryear, Shoe Tree is committed to helping you find foot comfort. 

Danform Shoes, Colchester, VT

Family-owned and operated for over 40 years, Danform Shoes was established in 1978. As the story goes, owners Dave Bailey and Dave Deforge began by making wooden bottom clogs and selling them wholesale to local retailers. After all this time, the owners still want to help customers find “the best shoe at the best price.”

Mother's Sandals & Custom Walking Shoes, Townshend, VT

Specializing in orthopedic footwear, Mother's Sandals & Custom Walking Shoes come in all shapes and sizes and are custom-made to each customer’s individual feet. They can accommodate every size foot, from large or small, narrow to wide, as well as medical conditions like bunions or hammertoes. They don’t make shoe stores like this anymore, so if you have a high instep, wide forefeet, narrow heels or just like the feel of a custom shoe, Mother's Sandals & Custom Walking Shoes has got the answer.

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