Celebrating Independence in Your Home Town
As Americans, we are understandably proud of our nation’s independence and the entrepreneurial spirit that has been the backbone of the American dream and our country’s success. We are proud to be an independently owned business that can trace its roots all the way back to 1861! We here at Peterson Shoes would like to remind you how important it is to spend your hard earned dollars in the community you live in. We know internet shopping is here to stay, and it is certainly a great resource. But here are a few things we would like you to consider before you buy shoes online or at a national chain:
1. Can you build a relationship with an online retailer?
Relationships are a top priority here at Peterson Shoes. We have been serving the families of the northwestern suburbs for over 150 years! In that time, we have fitted children who have brought in their children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren for their first pair of shoes. We consider it a privilege to be part of your lives in this ongoing tradition.
2. Can Amazon explain which shoe is best for you?
Peterson Shoes staff members are trained in fitting shoes properly and helping you find the right shoes and inserts to alleviate any pain you may be experiencing. We have three Certified Pedorthists on staff that specialize in using footwear, including shoes, shoe modifications, and other pedorthic devices, to solve problems in or related to the foot. Simply put, you have questions. We have answers.
3. How much money spent online or in chain stores returns to your hometown?
Studies show locally owned businesses contribute a much larger portion of their revenue back into the local economy, thereby enriching the entire community. For every $100 spent in independently owned businesses, $68 returns to the local economy through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that same amount at a national chain, only $43 stays local. And if you spend it online, nothing comes home!
4. Has your doctor suggested you buy shoes online?
We have earned the trust of many doctors in the area who confidently recommend coming to Peterson Shoes to be fitted for the specific shoes you require. Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common cause of foot pain and we can work with you to provide the options you need to deal with this painful condition.
5. Is the internet happy to see you?
We are! We know that YOU are the reason we are here, and we do our best every day to provide the kind of service that lets you know you are valued.
Tradition, experience, expertise, trust, and community. These are the qualities of independently owned business such as Peterson Shoes. We hope to continue to serve Anoka and the surrounding communities for many, many years to come. You can make that happen by shopping here and buying here. That’s why we are happy to say “Welcome home to Peterson Shoes!”
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