About Bender’s Shoes
Family owned and operated for 43 years, Bender’s Shoes is a small town friendly store with a unique and diverse selection of clothing, shoes and accessories. Our Downtown Grand Rapids and Hibbing stores feature hundreds of brands and styles of clothing for men and women, women’s casual-dress fashions, and shoes for the entire family. While our newest store in Duluth offers fashionably comfortable shoes for men and women, footwear and accessories.
History – In 1973 Roland and Angie Bender purchased Stenborg Shoes a fine quality, family shoe store which had served the Grand Rapids area since 1951, and opened Bender’s Shoes in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.Bender’s Shoes continued in the tradition of offering the finest in quality shoe styles, and service and in 1976 added a store in Hibbing, Minnesota.
A full-service shoe store, Bender’s Shoes specialized in comfort footwear for the family, and exceptional customer service. Over the years the business has grown and the stores have expanded to include quality name brand clothing, in addition to the areas largest selection of shoes.
Today Bender’s Shoes is a favorite destination for quality shoes and clothing. Each store location has its own unique flavor and selection of brands and styles. We hope you have an opportunity to visit all locations of Bender’s Shoes as well as Hopperton’s Moccasin & Gift Shop.
Bender’s Shoes is a full-service store. We pride ourselves on the selection of shoes and apparel we offer, as well as our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff.
Owner, Craig Bender is committed to providing customers of all ages the same pleasurable and memorable shopping experience that has kept them returning over the years. It’s not unusual to have three generations of a family shopping together in our store. Parents who have been fitted for shoes at Bender’s Shoe & Sport as a child, are now bringing in their children for shoes.
We are honored to have earned this show of customer loyalty and will continue providing our customers top quality products, backed by excellent customer service and fair pricing.
Bender’s Shoes newest store in Duluth Opened in March of 2013. The store is conveniently located on the corner of Maple Grove Road and Mall Drive ( across from Grandma’s). The Duluth store offers quality comfort footwear for men and women, with professional fit and service.