Connecticut’s premier family-owned footwear retailer of comfort and fashion footwear for the entire family is pleased to announce their celebration of 40 year in business. In celebrating this milestone year thanking our customers is paramount. So, to all of our customers that have supported us over the years we extend a sincere…
“thank you for your patronage over the years”.
Our Early Years
Hawley Lane Shoes is family-owned and operated for over three generations. The late Jack Smolensky, the family patriarch, was one of the first Pedorthists to graduate from New York University. A Pedorthist, or foot pharmacist, specializes in understanding the biomechanics of the foot and works toward long-term maintenance of individual foot health. Jack’s sincerity with people complemented his enthusiasm to provide exceptional customer service and education about the far-reaching impact of foot care on overall health and well-being.
We have stayed true to Jack’s mission for four decades:
To enhance people’s lives from the foot up by providing education to increase awareness of proper footwear and foot care.
This would not be possible without our brick and mortar business. It is only through personal interaction and a hands-on approach with every customer that we can accurately determine needs.
In 1975 Hawley Lane Shoes opened its first store in Trumbull in the Hawley Lane Mall. The years have seen us through relocation and expansion to four locations: Stamford, Norwalk, Shelton and Orange.
More Than a Shoe Store
At Hawley Lane Shoes our principal focus is not “selling” shoes. More importantly, the emphasis is on “fitting” shoes based on individual customer needs. Our on-staff Board Certified Pedorthists (C.Peds.) and Certified Shoe Fitters evaluate the biomechanics of the foot to determine exactly the type of shoe that will provide the proper support for long term health of the foot. Once this is established our staff then takes into consideration a customer’s style and color preferences. This process is fundamental in serving our customers. We offer free foot assessments that evaluate arch and pressure points in each foot. The results are used to guide our fit experts in making the best choices for our customers.
We fit your feet ~ We change your life
Brands….and more brands…
SAS ~ Vionic ~ Dansko ~ Ara ~ Ugg’s ~ Toms ~ Vera Bradley
New Balance ~ On-Running ~ Brooks ~ Hoka One One
…and so much more!
Hawley Lane Shoes is a proud supporter of community based organizations. We participate in conferences and events in Fairfield county and surrounding areas. At our flagship store in Shelton we partner with local businesses and host special events. We invite you to visit our newly renovated Children’s Department in Shelton including an interactive play area for children. Enjoy our newly-expanded Sale Room or just come in for a free foot assessment. We would love to meet you and service you and your entire family with all your footwear needs. As part of our celebration we will be announcing upcoming sales ~ raffling footwear and gift cards ~ providing giveaways at the point of purchase. So, come visit us and help us celebrate this landmark year. Or, simply say hello.
Ownership: Joe Gradia, Dave Levy, Sandy Levy “Grandma Shoe” and “Uncle Bob” Smolensky.