About Us

Our Story

Footbeats was founded as a children's footwear specialty store in Holyoke, MA in November 1984.

Our first location was in the Holyoke Mall, where we are still located.

 

During the first 10 years, we operated as Kiddie Kobbler, but changed our name to Footbeats to appeal to older children. We expanded with a new store each year for the first 6 years, adding locations in Western MA and CT. In September 2012, we expanded to the Albany, NY area with our newest locations.

 

We added women's and men's comfort and wide footwear to our Enfield, CT location in the late 1990s. When we opened in Canton, CT, we began as a full service store with a full assortment for the entire family.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide customers with both the best children's shoes and the best customer service. Our knowledgeable fit specialists provide the expertise to achieve our mission.

We carry a broad selection of top brands and styles to promote healthy foot development.

 

We are a shoe store first and foremost.

Always have been, and always will be.

Footbeats does feet right.

This is our specialty, not an afterthought or a department in a larger store. We specialize in service and fit, and we are proud to have been serving our customers for over 30 years.

 

Serving a second generation of customers is very satisfying as a retailer, and our proudest accomplishment. Footbeats fits feet first; then we sell shoes that fit properly. Different styles of shoes vary as to what shape feet they are best for, which is why we emphasize fit and comfort as well as the best style choices for your fashion needs.