OUR STORY

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

1919

1919

Joe Luck opens the Lucky Store, a general goods store, in Firestone Park, Akron, Ohio.

1946

1946

Joe hands the business reigns over to his sons, Milton and Leonard.

1955

1955

Milton opens the family’s first high-quality shoe store, Lucky Shoes, in Fairlawn, Ohio.

1973

1973

Milton’s son, Tom, joins Lucky Shoes.

1976

1976

Tom expands the Fairlawn store, becoming one of the first super-shoe stores in the country and growing the business threefold in two years.

1981

1981

Lucky Shoes opens a second location in Canton, Ohio.

1991

1991

Tom’s son, John, joins the business.

1995

1995

Lucky Shoes opens a Stride Rite store at its Fairlawn location.

1996

1996

Lucky Shoes adds a third location in SouthPark Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, that includes a second Stride Rite store.

1998

1998

John becomes the company’s first board-certified pedorthist and takes Lucky Shoes in a specialized direction to offer orthotics and medical footwear solutions.

1999

1999

Tom opens two New Balance stores, one at the Fairlawn location and a second in Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio.

2012

2012

Lucky Shoes relocates and expands its Fairlawn location to 18,500 sq. ft. The company now operates eight New Balance stores.

2014

2014

Lucky Shoes expands its reach to Columbus, Ohio, by opening a Lucky Shoes store at Easton Town Center.

2017

2017

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.

2018

2018

Lucky Shoes opens the second Vionic store in the United States located in Westlake, Ohio.

2019

2019

Celebrating our 100th anniversary.

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