How it all Started...

From 1956 to 1961, Reginald Howard worked as a sales representative for Edward Shoe company, today known as StrideRite Corp. With a wife and three little boys at home, it was hard for Howard. So with his knowledge, expertise, and the help of his wife, Marie, he started his own business and named it Howard's Shoes for Children. Soon, the Howards were blessed with five more children, making it a family of TEN! Marie started to stay home with the younger children and the eldest, Peter, Andrew and Thomas joined the work force and helped their father manage the store. As the eldest brothers grew, Howard's Shoes for Children grew and each had their own store to manage. In 1996, Reginald was set to retire. Seeing how hard their father worked to establish the business and having acquired enough knowledge themselves, Peter, Andrew and Thomas bought the business from their father. All three brothers are proud to be a second generation family owned and local business! 

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