Downtown Spartanburg is home to a number of shoe stores, boutiques and businesses dedicated to making your shoes’ life last longer. So whether you’re hitting the town, pounding the pavement, tackling the treadmill, or just looking for some more comfortable footwear, downtown has got what you need.
Baehr Feet offers designer shoes and accessories from nationally-known brands, giving local shoppers access to high fashion at affordable prices.
Owned by Spartanburg businesswoman Duffy Baehr, the boutique sits at 401 E. Kennedy St. where it opened in 2004.
Baehr Feet is an exclusive dealer for high-end brand Tory Burch, and also carries popular styles by Ugg Australia, Frye, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade New York and more. Along with shoes, shoppers can find unique jewelry and accessories to accompany any look while keeping it affordable.
Now the only McMahan Shoes location in the U.S., the Downtown Spartanburg store specializes in custom-fitting diabetic shoes, orthotic labs, shoes that ease the pain of Plantar Fasciitis and more.
They also offer products like pre-made and custom insoles that can extend the life of men’s and women’s shoes, along with pairs from a variety of national and international brands.
Lemon Peel owner Marci Kloskey was inspired by a Marilyn Monroe quote; “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”
At 200 E. Main St., Lemon Peel offers fashion-forward shoes in-store and online from a variety of national brands that are still affordable and stylish. Along with shoes, Lemon Peel has a variety of brands represented with its boutique clothing, jewelry and accessories.
A longtime Spartanburg business, Converse Shoe Parlor specializes in extending the lives of dress and casual shoes, boots and even handbags.
Inside, sewing machines and other machinery are used to even heels, shoe bottoms, polish and more to keep that pair living on for longer. The evidence of Converse Shoe Parlor’s work can be seen on its counters, where boots, dress shoes and high heels in various stages of work are displayed.
On the outskirts of downtown is Gotta Run Spartanburg, dedicated to all things running and runners.
With locations in Clemson, Spartanburg and Simpsonville, the store prides itself on carrying all the brands and gear runners need.