Voted Minnesota’s Best Shoe Store

Minnesota's Best Shoe Store

Voted Minnesota’s Best Shoe Store


The votes are in, and we almost can’t believe it. You voted Peterson Shoes the Best Shoe Store in this year’s Star and Tribune annual search for Minnesota’s Best for our second consecutive year. How fun it was to watch this process and the final results. We are absolutely thrilled and appreciate your continued support.


Minnesota’s Best


We won! What an honor, first to be nominated by customers, friends, neighbors, and second to be named Minnesota’s Best. We are proud and humbled to be chosen and want to thank our dedicated, hard-working staff for their commitment to excellent customer experience.  We want to thank you because we would not have won, nor been a successful store all these years without our customers.

How did the nomination and selection work? First, we were nominated by customers, neighbors, and overall fans and added to Minnesota’s Best ballot. Star and Tribune promoted the voting and Minnesotans voted on their favorites in each category. Check out all the winners here.


                                                         2021 - 2022 Gold Best Shoe Store from Minnesota's Best 2021 - 2022 Gold Best Shoe store from Minnesota's best



What We Do


We offer a wide selection of running, walking, and hiking shoes and boots, as well as the latest trends in sandals and everyday footwear. Comfort and fashion go hand-in-hand at Peterson Shoes, so in addition to shoes, we also provide a curated selection of ladies’ clothing, jewelry, and handbags.

Every footwear consultant is trained to provide a complete assessment and measurement of customers’ feet and then suggest the footwear to best suit their needs. Employees learn and benefit from the extensive depth of knowledge of our owner Sandra Purtle, who has over 50 years of experience as a Certified Pedorthist (a specially trained healthcare professional who uses footwear and supportive devices to reduce pain in the foot). The staff at Peterson Shoes is here to help you find the best footwear for all your needs.


The store carries a wide assortment of over-the-counter shoe inserts and is the only store in the state to fit Quadrasteps, a patented orthotic system that is similar to custom-made, but at a more affordable price. We also have the unique advantage of having a cobbler on site. Bill Oestriecher (a fourth-generation cobbler!) has operated his own business in the back of the store for over 30 years and can fabricate custom orthotics as well as repair shoes and many other leather goods.


Shoe Trends 2022


While this has been very exciting, right now we are focused on providing the best shoes for every customer that comes into the store. Neighborhood walking gained a lot of new feet in the last couple years and that shows no sign of waning. Heading into fall it seems that neighborhood walking and hiking local Minnesota trails is how we are all getting our steps in.


A big and exciting change for Peterson this year, is that we now have an online store! We worked hard to develop this shopping option. Inventory is added every week as we expand the online shoe selection, but already we have heard from many about the added convenience and ability to browse whenever you like. Though we love to see you in the store, check out the store here: shop now.


When your feet hurt, they are telling you something isn’t right, and that usually can be relieved with proper shoes. We all abuse our feet for convenience, style, or economy. From bad flip-flops to old sneakers, this year we heard from a lot of customers asking how long to keep old shoes around (no more than 500 miles or 6 months for primary shoes) and how to care for shoes so they last as long as possible.


Not sure which shoe style is right for your feet? Our trained staff can help you identify any problems you may be having, and recommend a shoe brand, style and any necessary add-ons to maximize your foot comfort and health. Contact Peterson Shoes at (763) 421-3433 for more information or to get started.



PRO Tip: even the best, most supportive shoes need high-performing socks to keep your feet healthy and comfortable. Check out our blog on sock options to learn more.






Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store and shoe repair shop serving the Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Minneapolis areas. We specialize in orthotic shoe inserts, shoes for plantar fasciitis and shoes for tendinitis. Come check out our selection of Women’s shoes, apparel and accessories, and Men’s shoes at 209 E Main Street, Anoka, MN.

Peterson shoes
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Keep me informed about activities and promotions at Peterson Shoes!
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.