Dress Shoe Sales Falling Off Amid PandemicAmericans are trading in dress shoes for more comfy options like sneakers, slippers and slides. Formal shoe wear had already been in decline in recent years.
Best Flea Markets In MinnesotaWith a focus on bargains and unique finds, checking out your local flea market can feel like a treasure hunt.
Best Places To Buy Shoes For Kids In MinnesotaHow many of us have walked and driven from one store to another in search of good shoes for our children? Find shoes that feel and look good at these Minnesota shops.
BCA Blends Old & New Tech To Match Shoes To CriminalsFrom the time of Sherlock Holmes, trace evidence found at crime scenes has been "elementary" in solving the "whodunit." A century later, technology is taking shoe print evidence to a whole new level. Catherine Knutson is Lab Director at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For The Best Shoe Shine In MinnesotaA good shoe shine not only makes your shoes look great, but it also makes you feel great. There are a lot of opinions when it comes to the right way to shine a shoe, so we went in search of the best of Minnesota.
Get Movin' Monday: Finding The Right Shoe For ExerciseWhether you are hitting the pavement, walking the dog or headed to the gym, finding the right tennis shoe for your foot can be overwhelming. There are so many choices. In Get Movin' Monday, Fitness Expert Ali Holman showed Kim Johnson how to choose the right shoe that will make you perform better and reduce injury.
2 Minn. Brothers Create Sandal Company In Family's GarageBrothers Matt and James McManus founded Bokos Sandals about four years ago. During college, at the University of Wisconsin, the duo ran a T-shirt business. While their T-shirt sales are a thing of the past, together they are hoping that sandals will be their future.
How Your Summer Shoes May Be Causing Foot ProblemsAs the weather (very slowly) changes from winter to summer, many are transitioning from boots to lighter shoes. Or at least thinking about changing over to lighter shoes. People are starting to jog and run more, and they're breaking out the flip-flops for day-to-day wear.
Allina Health Gives Away Thousands of Shoes To KidsThousands of kids will be walking a little prouder with a new pair of shoes Saturday. It's part of Allina Health's "New Shoes, Healthy Kids" initiative. Allina Health bought 10,000 pairs of athletic shoes with the help of Two Ten Foundation, The Jay Group and Keds.
Allina Health Collects 10,000 Shoes For Kids In NeedSome local kids are going to start the spring running. It's all thanks to the people at Allina Health, who have collected 10,000 shoes for kids in need.
Operation Glass Slipper Helps Teens Afford The Cost Of PromA local organization is helping teens who otherwise could not afford to go to prom get the necessary items at a reasonable cost. Operation Glass Slipper collects thousands of dresses, shoes and accessories for teenagers who can’t afford the annual high school dance.
Finding Minnesota: Randall's 90-Year-Old 'Shoe Lady'Radio listeners in central Minnesota occasionally hear a voice that’s so unexpected and so unconventional, they have to stop and listen. It’s the sweet, grandmotherly voice of Lenore Olson, selling shoes and boots just a few weeks before her 90th birthday.
Good Question: How Can We Keep Our Shoes Clean In Winter?If you’ve made it through a Minnesota winter, then you’re familiar with those whitish-grey shoe stains from all that salt. From commuting shoes to just allowing the salt to take over, everyone has a coping strategy. Bob Fisher, owner of Bob’s Shoe Repair in Wayzata, says Winter is a great time for business. He’s been repairing shoes, or "saving souls" as he puts it, for 43 years.
Ex-Graffiti Artist Now Makes Unique, Colorful KicksAll this week, WCCO This Morning has been turning to local companies for unique gift ideas. Today, they had a little something for the sole. Shoe soles, that is. A former graffiti artist is now a master cobbler who is making colorful kicks in Waconia. His specialty is making what's old new again.
Is Old Shoe Giving Hutchinson Football A Leg Up?Hutchinson's football team has the chance to win its second straight state championship in a couple of weeks. You can imagine what many high school football players would give to be in their shoes, especially one shoe in particular.