From humble beginnings
When our company’s founder, Joe Luck, first began selling clothing and boots out of a pushcart in 1914, his goal was simple — to meet the needs of his family, friends and neighbors. He opened his first storefront in Firestone Park in Akron, Ohio, in 1919, where he promised to always deliver better value and better service to his customers at a competitive price.
A BETTER FOOTWEAR EXPERIENCE
Over the years, Lucky Shoes has expanded to open storefronts throughout Ohio with locations in Canton, Fairlawn, Strongsville and Columbus, along with eight New Balance stores, four Stride Rite stores and two Vionic stores.
Now, with more than 100 employees, we’ve assembled a specialized, knowledgeable team that knows our products and understands the importance of a proper shoe fit. At every store, our mission is to enhance lives through better footwear experiences.
ROOTED IN OUR VALUES
Spanning four generations as a family-owned and customer-driven company, our business has evolved through the years, but our values will always stay the same. We care for our customers and our communities, and we put their needs first.
LUCKY SHOES THROUGH THE YEARS
Joe Luck opens the Lucky Store, a general goods store, in Firestone Park, Akron, Ohio.
Joe hands the business reigns over to his sons, Milton and Leonard.
Milton opens the family’s first high-quality shoe store, Lucky Shoes, in Fairlawn, Ohio.
Milton’s son, Tom, joins Lucky Shoes.
Tom expands the Fairlawn store, becoming one of the first super-shoe stores in the country and growing the business threefold in two years.
Lucky Shoes opens a second location in Canton, Ohio.
Tom’s son, John, joins the business.
Lucky Shoes opens a Stride Rite store at its Fairlawn location.
Lucky Shoes adds a third location in SouthPark Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, that includes a second Stride Rite store.
John becomes the company’s first board-certified pedorthist and takes Lucky Shoes in a specialized direction to offer orthotics and medical footwear solutions.
Tom opens two New Balance stores, one at the Fairlawn location and a second in Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio.
Lucky Shoes relocates and expands its Fairlawn location to 18,500 sq. ft. The company now operates eight New Balance stores.
Lucky Shoes expands its reach to Columbus, Ohio, by opening a Lucky Shoes store at Easton Town Center.
Lucky Shoes collaborates with Vionic, a leader in comfortable and stylish footwear, to open the first brick-and-mortar retail store in the United States located in Fairlawn, Ohio.
Lucky Shoes opens the second Vionic store in the United States located in Westlake, Ohio.
Celebrating our 100th anniversary.