Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store that has been an Anoka mainstay for over 74 years. The original shoe store, founded by G. I. Gillespie in 1861, was purchased by Melvin and Estelle Peterson in 1938 and became Peterson Shoes. It is currently owned by the Peterson’s daughter, Sandra Purtle, who has been happily fitting shoes for over 50 years! Now into the third generation, Sandra’s daughter, Michelle Purtle, has over 30 years of shoe-fitting experience.
Both Sandra and Michelle are Certified Pedorthists. Exactly what is a Certified Pedorthist? A Certified Pedorthist, or C.Ped., is a specialist in using footwear, including shoes, shoe modifications, and other pedorthic devices, to solve problems in or related to the foot.
Whether you need a running shoe or a dress shoe, boots or sandals, shoes for your children, yourself, or your grandparents, the dedicated staff at Peterson Shoes is committed to serving your footwear and foot care needs.