The Chamber board and staff joined city and county officials to welcome Shoe Sensation to the community at an official ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.
The new shoe shop, located in the Food Lion center next to Harbor Freight, carries popular brands such as Keds, Clarks, Columbia, Converse, Crocs, CAT, Echo Bat, Easy Street and more.
This is the fourth location in North Carolina for the Indiana-based company. Since 1984, Shoe Sensation has focused on bringing America’s top footwear brands to growing communities in the Midwest and South. Their mission is to provide quality and brand name footwear for the entire family. Families will find shoes for toddlers, seniors and everyone in between. They boast more than 10,000 pairs and the latest styles.
“Our goal is to bring national brands to smaller communities so that residents don’t have to go out of their way to get quality products and great service,” said Store Manager Becky Allen.
The staff gave lavish compliments to the whole community for how welcoming and gracious the customers have been.
The store has already attracted customers from Morganton, Spruce Pine and Burnsville. With more than 5,300 square feet of merchandising space and thousands of brands of shoes, Shoe Sensation is outfitted for all your needs. Need cleats for your child’s ball game? They offer softball, baseball, soccer and football cleats. They also have price matching and the convenience of ship-to-store or -home service to ensure you get the right pair of shoes, at the right price.
The company makes a point to integrate into the local community by hiring local talent, supporting local causes and working with area nonprofits. Some of the charitable work in which they have participated include helping with fundraisers such as bake sales, silent auctions, children’s events, and donation boxes. They also offer a discounted gift card program for local charities and a voucher program that allows government agencies, schools, churches and local organizations to afford shoes.
The voucher program is great for area businesses where employees are required to wear certain types of work shoes such as a hospital, veterinary or manufacturing facility. The company can buy the vouchers at a given dollar amount and give to their employees. The workers then take the vouchers to the store and apply toward the purchase of the shoes needed. Companies can choose to cover the whole cost or a percentage. The staff will also come to the business with a selection of shoes to ensure the business makes an informed decision.
Shoe Sensation can outfit you from the workroom to the ballroom, the track field to the ball field, and the classroom to a casual outing. No need to drive out of town.
For more information, visit the store located at 364 U.S. 70 West or call at 812-525-2999.