Friends, I cannot lie, I love to go shoe shopping. My husband isn’t exactly fond of this fact as our closet is full of shoes that he sometimes trips over. One of my favorite shoe store finds when I moved to North Plains is Gimre’s Shoes located at 246 E Main St. in downtown Hillsboro.
Gimre’s has been around for 124 years and they are the oldest family run shoe store in the Western United States. They pride themselves on superior service to their customers, and I can attest to that fact. They offer shoes in wide widths which is great as my son inherited wide feet from his father. In addition, they can order shoes for you if there is something that they do not have in stock that you are wanting. For example, my husband spends a lot of time on his feet for work and has a specific style of Ecco shoes that he has worn for years because they are so comfortable during his 12 hour shifts. Unfortunately we were struggling to find the specific shoe style that he loved. We were able to go into Gimre’s show them what we were looking for and they were able to order it. The staff was knowledgeable and knew exactly the shoe we were looking for, and explained to us why we were struggling to find it.
Supporting our local mom and pop shops is one of my favorite things to do, and Gimre’s is such a sweet little store in downtown Hillsboro. If you are looking for a great pair of shoes, be sure to check them out.