Reyers Shoe Store
This gem of a footwear emporium is located just a chip shot across the Ohio/Pennsylvania border from Youngstown in Sharon, PA.
It can be a salvation for those of us with feet that are something other than medium or wide in size. Manufacturers and retailers, especially the box store variety, have learned there are less of us with narrow or unusual sized feet and, consequently, we are not as profitable.
In my specific case it was growing hard to find desirable shoes in my 11 B (narrow) foot size.
Colman, my salesman over there that day knew my tale of woe very well. "Yup, the typical retailer will be happy to sell you a medium size shoe and simply tell you to wear heavier socks when you complain that his shoe slides around on your heel."
"What's sad is people buy that line, thinking they have no choice," he continued.
Well, if you have experienced this problem your solution might just be a modest two hour or so car ride away.
Their store at 36,000 square feet holds inventories from the industry's best name brands. They are proud of their ability to provide hard to find sizes, styles and colors unavailable any where else.
This year marks the company's 130th year in business, the model of which they describe succinctly as "Sit and Fit."
Take a peek at their lively web page Click! for what could be the solution to your footwear needs.
I'm thrilled I found this place, believe me.
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Photo note: The above image was done with the panorama feature on my cell phone's camera. The walls on the sides of the picture actually are at right angles to each other but the effect of the digitally "stitched" photo does a striking job in showing the immensity of their sales floor.
We were in the Sharon area for a recent wedding in Sue's family and she--with a similar shoe fitting problem--told me about this amazing store.
If you dislike the mayhem of driving on the interstate highway system as I do, take a peek at going East out of Mansfield on US 30 to East Canton then north on SR 44 to US 62 which will almost deliver you to the store's front door in Sharon.