Becker's Best Shoes’ Business Profile:

 

Becker’s Best Shoes, and So Much More!

is a family-owned, comfort footwear company located in Historic Downtown Mount Dora, Florida. Becker’s carries over 45 brands of shoes that are stylish and comfortable to your feet, including Birkenstock, Rieker, Naot, Olukai, Vionic, L’Artiste by Spring Step, Arcopedico, Hey Dude, Alegria, Dansko, Pikolinos, Skechers, Teva, Aetrex, Taos Footwear, and many more. They also carry a wide variety of handbags, and other accessories, including hats, socks, compression socks, insoles, and accessories for foot problems.

History

There has been a shoe store in this same location in Mount Dora for close to twenty years. The original business opened in October of 1999, primarily as a Birkenstock store. In October of 2015, Amy and Fred purchased the store and added more lines of comfort shoes. “I always say the previous owners grew the tree and I came along and added the leaves,” said owner Amy Beck. “I am a fan of color and selection.”

Amy explains that she and Fred were led to purchase a shoe store based on a brand of shoes she wears. “I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs and a high arch. Wearing the best shoe for me has helped me so much,” said Amy. “All of our feet are different with different needs. Having had many painful foot issues helps in understanding our customer’s needs.”

Finding the Becker’s Best Shoe for each customer.

Amy has a work background in retail, as well as a family history. “My grandfather opened a women’s clothing store in my hometown of Brookhaven, MS, in 1923. It was called Benoit’s, and it was very well known in the south. My mother owned a ladies clothing store in Wimberly, Texas, called Betsy’s Hanger. I guess retail is in my blood,” she said with a laugh. But then she got serious. “You might wonder why I didn’t open a clothing store since everything I wear revolves around the shoes I wear. My feet are my priority. If my feet are unhappy, I am not happy.” Amy and her professional staff have a mission to help each customer find the right shoe for them. “Reports have shown that many of us have plenty of shoes that just didn’t work for us,” said Amy. “It warms my heart when a customer says, ‘You have really helped me.’”  

The Company Grows

In 2020, Becker’s Best Shoes relocated to a newly renovated space next door, tripling the store’s size to better serve its growing customer base. The company grew at such a rapid pace, Fred left his position in the banking industry to work full-time keeping the wheels turning with all the back office and website responsibilities.  

The new location gives Becker’s more room for stock, as well as for social distancing, an issue which is on everyone’s mind right now. “I always wanted to create conversation between staff and customers. Our seating arrangement stimulates conversation. Customers sit across from each other. Everyone gets to talking about life and other things. The conversations have led to lots of laughter, and even tears,” said Amy. 

Besides serving the residents of the local communities, Becker’s Best Shoes also gives back to the community. Amy explained: “We are members of the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce. As a Board Member she is very active with the local community. We are also a very active with Soles 4 Souls, a worldwide charity that supplies shoes for all of the United States and 126 countries. And we are always donating to school raffles, and many charity fundraisers.” 

Amy and Fred invite you to stop into Becker’s Best Shoes. “Customers tell us ‘It’s a fun place to shop’,” said Amy. 

Becker’s Best Shoes...Offering “Becker’s Best in Selection and Service!”

 

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Alegria Shoe brand is a line of stylish boots and sandals made in china. The Company was founded on Oct 8, 2001, with the headquarters region on East Coast, Southern US. Alegria Shoe brand is a famous brand for Footwear in the United States. They have over 200 employees from diverse backgrounds representing all areas of expertise in the U.S. and China. Alegria by PG Lite® has been recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and earned the Seal of Acceptance on selected styles in recognition of the Company's commitment to health and comfort. The shoe brand offers a wide variety of solutions specially designed for men, women and children. They provide you with a great choice of boots, mules and slip-on shoes. Alegria has high quality materials that make every product durable and comfortable. Mount Dora's Store is proud to offer Alegria Footwear that will protect your feet while allowing the proper movement and support they need.

Dansko is a footwear brand located in Pennsylvania, USA. The Company was founded in 1990 by a family of Norwegian immigrants from Norway. Their shoes are designed to endure long work hours and then be worn regularly. Dansko focuses on providing their customers with quality, comfort shoes in both wayfarer and classic designs. The Company prides itself in creating accessories that help its customers look and feel great without sacrificing comfort, whether at the office or at home for leisure activities. They are well known for their women's shoes and mules. Dansko shoes are worn by people all around the world because of their great supportive designs as well as their comfort and durability. Dansko is also known for offering stylish, high-quality women's sandals that you can wear throughout the year. They are available at our store in many different types of designer styles.

Skechers is a multinational footwear brand headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California. The brand was founded in 1992 and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange. Skechers designs, develop and markets a range of lifestyle footwear and apparel products for women, men, and kids. Skechers is known for its innovative designs and styles that attract many customers. They offer Footwear to fit different needs, such as hiking and casual shoes. Skechers makes an excellent choice for people who want to take their appearance to the next level with stylish, fashionable Footwear for all occasions. You will love wearing the shoes from this brand because of their durability and comfort features. Another reason you should consider shopping at Mount Dora's Store is that they offer many shoes suitable for men and women alike, including many pairs from Skechers' collection of products.

Founded in the Black Forest region of Southern Germany in 1874, Rieker originally produced shoes for the affluent citizens of Northern Italy. The company soon gained a reputation for quality and has built itself into a household name in Central Europe. The company has been family owned for 5 generations and its commitment to quality and style has ensured continuous growth for 30 years. At the beginning of the 1970's new headquarters were set up in Switzerland and production moved away from Europe. Today Rieker employs approximately 20,000 people, especially in Morocco, Slovakia, Tunisia and Vietnam, where the company's own production facilities are located. We provide Rieker shoes and accessories to around 9,000 independent retailers, mainly in Europe. Rieker antistress footwear is unique. To maintain the integrity of its special constructions, together with the flexibility to respond quickly to fashion trends, virtually everything Rieker sells is made by Rieker.