• cork tree courtesy of the University of Minnesota

    3 Reasons to Choose a Cork Footbed

        Cork has been used as a natural material for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks were the first to use cork in footwear, because of it’s soft yet hard-wearing properties. We offer a wide variety of shoes with cork footbeds, a premium, natural......

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  • Franco Sandal by Birkenstock in navy

    The Complete Guide to Birkenstock

    The Birkenstock brand has longevity like no other, mainly due to their commitment to craftsmanship, comfort, and sustainability since the late 1700s. The brand is eco and sustainability conscious, expanding durability to reduce fast fashion.    But the biggest reason Birkenstocks have sustained their popularity,......

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  • Aetrex Frankie heeled Bootie

    Must-have Boots for the Season

    The Fall Boot Edit 2023   It’s finally here! Our favorite season of the year is fall boot season. There is a lot of variety in fashion footwear for the autumnal season and here are some of our favorite styles this year. Topping our must-haves......

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  • Close-up of feet in the rain, photo by Anna Zinn @Pexels

    How to Find the Perfect Shoe: Unlocking the Biometrics of Feet

      In the store, we see all types of feet come through the door. From narrow to wide, flat to high arches, everyone’s feet are unique. That’s why it’s important to understand the concept of biometrics when it comes to finding the perfect pair of......

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  • Minnesota's Best Shoe Store

    Voted Minnesota’s Best Shoe Store

      We are elated to announce Peterson Shoes has been voted MN Best Shoe Store in this year’s Star and Tribune annual search for Minnesota’s Best for our third consecutive year! How fun it was to watch this process and the results. We are absolutely......

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  • Hoka One One in Fuchsia and Lavender

    Wild About Hokas

    You may be wondering, what’s all the excitement about Hoka shoes? More than just a fun sneaker, Hokas are incredibly comfortable and supportive, making them perfect for anyone looking for a shoe for performance running or walking for daily wear. Hokas have widespread appeal, equally......

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  • Hoka bondi 8 gbms

    Happy Feet, Happy Travels: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Shoes for Travel

      Traveling can be an exciting and enriching experience, but it can also be physically demanding. Whether you’re walking on cobblestone streets in Europe, hiking through national parks, or simply exploring a new city, the right pair of shoes can make all the difference in......

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  • Haflinger Sandal

    Are Flip Flops Really Bad For You?

    Flip flops are the easy, comfortable slip-on shoe for lounging outside, casual errands or beach days. There is nothing better than to slip your feet into sandals after a long summer day in tennis or work shoes. Usually, the inexpensive price tag and cute design......

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  • icebug shoes, boots and accessories

    Fall for Icebugs

    Winter in Minnesota is cold, snowy, and icy. Even in those conditions, Minnesotans can’t be kept in! We are out walking, hiking & running errands in all kinds of weather. But icy pavement can be treacherous, posing risk from falls, strains, and injury. Icebug footwear......

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  • Keen Targhee III Hiking Boot

    Top Ten Hiking Boots for 2022

      Minnesota is home to more than 1,300 trails with views that change with the seasons, so it’s easy to see why we like to get outside and hit the trails. With so many of us taking advantage of the trails let’s talk about hiking......

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  • Pronation impacts movement

    How Does Pronation, or Low or Flat Arches Affect Movement?

      Your feet are possibly the most important, and often overlooked, equipment you use every day. How your feet strike the ground when you are walking or running, and if there is a roll in your step is key to understanding pronation. Pronation affects your......

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  • What are your shoes trying to tell you?

    What Are Your Shoes Trying to Tell You?

    Did you know your shoes have a set distance life expectancy? We get a lot of questions about how long to keep shoes and how to repurpose old gym shoes. Your shoes, and your feet may be trying to get your attention. What are your......

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  • Leather Polishing

    How to Polish Leather Footwear

      Minnesota winters are enemy number one of your leather footwear. The salt and snow leave unsightly stains and dry out the leather. Quality leather footwear is long lasting, though does require some care. Regular polishing and conditioning of the leather will ensure your boots......

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  • image of bare feet on a rock

    How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

    If you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis it can be extremely painful. Here are some simple ways to relieve your symptoms....

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  • Shoe Care and Accessories

    How to Care for Your Favorite Boots and Shoes

    We all have a favorite pair of shoes or boots and want them to last forever. They are comfortable, go with everything, but eventually, Minnesota living takes a toll. Protecting your favorite footwear may require a little extra time as the seasons change to prevent......

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  • Dansko Paisley walking shoes

    Top 13 Picks for the Best Walking Shoes

    One trend we have been hearing a lot about from our customers and seeing now that the weather has turned a little warmer is walking. Everyone is out walking right now both for exercise and to get out of the house. Walking is great exercise,......

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  • quadrastep orthoses system

    Relieve Your Foot Pain with QUADRASTEP® Foot Orthoses

    As we spend more time outside, it’s common to experience new or unusual foot pain. Many of our customers complain of foot, back and hip pain after time spent walking and running outdoors. One of the products we recommend for someone looking for a shoe......

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  • Keen Terradora Flex grey

    The Best Shoes for a Summer Outdoors

    The weather is warming and that means we are all gearing up for a summer spent outdoors. Whether you are camping, hiking the state parks or going for a run, having the correct footwear for your activities can make all the difference in performance, protection......

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  • Mephisto Helen Lagoon

    Supportive Sandals for Spring

    Spring is here, and after a long Minnesota winter wearing thick socks and boots, not to mention being home in quarantine, we’re all ready to show our toes! This time of year, we can’t wait to go out in sandals and other cute seasonal footwear.......

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  • sock talk

    Sock Talk!

    How much time do you spend thinking about your socks? If you’re like most people, probably not much. But it’s important to choose the right socks. They provide a necessary layer of comfort between your feet and your shoes, and they can affect how shoes......

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