A couple weeks ago, we had the privileged of visiting Lucky Shoes in Fairlawn, Ohio and talking with John Luck about what makes Lucky Shoes special! If you missed the tour and interview, check it out below. My kids had a professional shoe fitting (both were wearing the wrong size!) and we were able to check out top brands and styles for the whole family.
There are many things that make Lucky Shoes special and why to visit. Let’s start with the obvious – they are a full service shoe store just like when they started 100 years ago – yes, this local, family-owned and operated business started 100 years ago. If you are an Akronite, it is likely that someone in your family has purchased shoes from Lucky Shoes – maybe your child’s great-grandma! What this means is that you are guaranteed a perfect fit every time.
At Lucky Shoes, you and your child will get your feet analyzed with a special machine that photographs your foot – arch, pressure points, etc. Then, the shoe fitter specialist will ask about the type of activity you’ll be performing in the shoe, your overall style, color preference, etc. Then, they will bring a number of options to the floor for you to try on. They lace the shoes, tie them, and examine the fit. It’s so much better than having kids pick out their favorite color shoe and you, as a mom trying to see if the shoe fits or if they just want it because they think it’s cool!
Speaking of cool – your kids (and you) will love the brands and styles at Lucky Shoes. They travel across the world to shoe shows to find the latest and highest quality styles for your family!
For kids as young as infants, they have shoes in the top brands including Stride Rite, Merrell, Birkenstock, Nina, Tsukihoshi, New Balance, Hush Puppies and more!
They even offer the really hard-to-find wide opening shoes for younger kids for easy on and off. Plus, wide and extra-wide widths for kids!! Not many places carry kids shoes in wide or especially extra-wide width!
You can trust these brands so much in fact that Lucky Shoes guarantees that the shoe will NOT wear out before your child outgrows the shoe! That’s an incredible guarantee!!! Boots are arriving daily, so get in soon as the weather is already turning cool!
I’m embarrassed to say that both my kids were in shoes too big or too small during our last visit to Lucky Shoes. I bought shoes two sizes too big for my daughter (sorry, Elizabeth!) and two sizes too small for my son (really sorry, Elijah!). Fitting kids for shoes is impossible, that’s why we need to trust the experts! And, you aren’t going crazy if you find a shoe in one brand that fits and in another that doesn’t – shoe sizes are not standard and vary.
My kids had a great time picking our their new favorite back-to-school shoes as you can see in the video above. They have so many choices!
Not only will you get a professional fit but Lucky Shoes gives little tips and tricks to get the best out of your shoes too – like how to tie a runner’s knot for a secure tie and fit every time.
As the weather is turning cooler, I’m looking at my Fall and Winter footwear and see that I need some upgrades myself! Lucky Shoes has everything from cozy slippers and even genuine shearling lined Birkenstocks!
I need these Merrell wool-lined clogs – I could easily make them my at-home and running-errands go-to shoe! Aren’t they so cute and so inviting??
Lucky Shoes has everything your family needs and wants for back-to-school, sports, dress, casual, and Fall/ Winter styles. Stop by today to get your family in shoes that actually fit!
Lucky Shoes Fairlawn
2685 W. Market St.
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Lucky Shoes Strongsville
600 SouthPark Center
Strongsville, OH 44136