The Pedestrian Shops opened 40 years ago as the complete walking shop. We featured walkwear, including comfortable shoes, socks, and a variety of other apparel, as well as walkware, including shoe inserts, walking sticks, pedometers, handbags, luggage and a variety of other gadgets and gizmos. In addition there was walkwhere, information about where to walk, including guidebooks to local and regional trails along with a variety of titles about the benefits of walking.
My daughters, who are responsible for more and more of the company’s management, and some of our other longtime employees, started in on me last year about celebrating our heritage and reemphasizing walking. “Dad, that’s who we are,” they said.
Short and long, when you visit the downtown Boulder Pedestrian Shops you’ll find a large selection of walking sticks for both street and trail, a wide variety of insoles and other shoe inserts, high-SPF sun hats, books about walking and maps of local open space and trails, and much more, including great bags to carry it.
We haven’t neglected the shoes, either. Now more than ever, our stores feature the largest collection available of the world’s most comfortable brands of shoes.
Here on our website, www.comfortableshoes.com, you’ll find our complete selection of shoes for walking, hiking, and running.