a lot has changed...

Since 1921, the year we first opened our doors. Now a third-generation family owned and operated retail shoe store, we are proud to specialize in fitting all customers, especially those considered "hard-to-fit"

Founders Luigi & Amelia Capozzoli sized and fit The Alton Giant, then worlds tallest man, Robert Wadlow. A pair of his shoes remain in our historical display case to this day.



We take pride in attending to our customers needs. Every foot is unique and requires a careful, specialized sizing analysis prior to styling. We stock sizes ranging from the narrow (AA) to the extra-wide (EEEE), many orthopedic inserts are available in store, and we will accommodate custom build-ups, off-sizes and repairs.  


Carrying top brands & styles

Focusing on comfort and quality, we've been stocking the contemporary lines from top brands  - 

  • SAS
  • New Balance 
  • Birkenstock
  • Clarks
  • Florsheim
  • Timberland
  • Cobb Hill
  • Propet
  • Dansko
  • Hush Puppies 
  • Merrell 
  • bussola
  • V Italia
  • Rieker
  • Wolverine
  • Thorogood
  • Vionic
  • Spring-Step
  • Flexus
  • & Many More