With #ShopSmall Saturday right around the corner, we decided to show some love to a few of our favorite independent Naot retailers. Each store has a unique background that brings something extraordinary to their local community, whether it be a philanthropic cause or an on-site podiatrist. But one thing is for sure, the stores are extremely proud to be selling Naot Footwear to their beloved customers. Keep reading below to see why each store has a special place in their community!
5850 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA | 412-521-3530
Little’s Shoes a family-owned business located in the heart of Pittsburgh. While being the second generation at Little’s Shoes and fourth generation in the shoe business, it is safe to say the family knows their shoes and how to service customers. In fact, they take pride in providing the best service by getting to know their customers, having a good time with them and treating them like friends.
One of Little’s Shoes’ most memorable moments was when they hosted their first #NaotGivesBack event this past summer. For each pair of Naots purchased, the store donated two pairs to the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. Because each purchase resulted in a donation, there was an incredible reaction from the community and Littles was able to donate 100 pairs of shoes.
1550 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO | 877-DARDANO
Dardano’s Shoes is a family-owned business in downtown Denver, which first opened its doors in 1938. Almost 80 years, 4 generations and a large expansion later, the business remains strong today. At Dardano’s, not only will you find one of the largest selections of comfort footwear, but they have an incredible staff of skilled fit professionals that will take the time to assist you with whatever footwear needs you may have.
The store’s staff is so spot on that their customers keep coming back for more. One of their customers is a true Naotic, purchasing three pairs of Naots in a single day. Not long after, she brought in her husband and two sons to come in to try on her favorite brand. It’s safe to say they were extremely pleased as they walked out the store with the men’s Pilot and Chief. A month later the youngest son came into the store after getting back from a 3-week excursion through Europe. He was looking for a 2nd color in the Chief because it was the only shoe he wore on his trip. Being #Naotic truly does run in the family!
5471 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH | 440-449-SHOE
Mar-Lou Shoes was born to solve Marcia Lou Unger’s dilemma of having to fit her size 10 1/2 narrow feet. The store has now grown into one of the largest shoe stores in Ohio and by far the one with the largest selection of fashionable, hard-to-find sizes for men and women. The assortment of footwear, the knowledge of the staff and the dedication to finding the perfect fit defines Mar-Lou Shoes.
One proud moment for the store was the #NaotGivesBack event this past March. For every pair of Naots tried on, one pair was donated to the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The turnout was incredible, having customers come in from all across town just to participate in the heartwarming event. It truly brought out the best in the Cleveland community.
101 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI | 231-845-6346
397 River Street, Manistee, MI | 231-723-3383
Snyder’s Shoes first opened in Michigan in 1938 by a young entrepreneur, CR (Bud) Snyder. Bud brought a vision of quality merchandise, proper fit and customer service which became the foundation of the store’s success. What makes them stand a part from the rest is the fact that there is always a certified podiatrist on hand and a repair facility serving both locations. Not only is the store extremely family friendly, but they welcome furry four-legged friends too. This goes to show how the staff at Snyder’s goes out of their way to leave a valuable and good impression with every customer by treating them as friends, not just consumers.
Giving back to the community is also a big priority for the store. Along with hosting #NaotGivesBack events, you can find Snyder’s participating in breast cancer awareness events throughout the month of October. This year during the “Paint the Town Pink” event, Snyder’s donated 10% of all sales to the local healthcare foundation that organized the event.
To find a local independent Naot retailer in your community please contact us.