Mike Nielsen Certified PedorthistWe are pleased to welcome Mike Nielsen, Certified Pedorthist at Benders.

If you are struggling with Flat Feet, High Arches, Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Bunions and/or Metatarsal Pain, Mike is available to evaluate and assist you with a variety of shoes and over-the-counter orthotics. There is no charge for an Advanced Foot Evaluation which is done in person in our store. You may schedule an appointment online, stop in, or call. Mike is available at all three Benders locations Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Duluth. Certified Pedorthists are trained professionals who are educated in the function and anatomy of the foot, and have specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs. They are an extension of the medical profession, not medical doctors, and will not diagnose.

Benders in downtown Grand Rapids featuring shoes, clothing, women’s fashions, accessories, and gifts.

Benders is a place where fashion, style and comfort come together. Come into our Grand Rapids store and you’ll find a large selection of quality brand name shoes for men, women and children. We offer a wide range of styles including athletic shoes, outdoor shoes, work shoes, casual and dress-casual shoes.

Our collection of men’s clothing and women’s fashions include active sportswear, casual contemporary, and dress-casual styles. A few of our popular clothing brands are Kavu, Tribal, Kuhl, Aventura, The Northface and more.

We do much more than offer a great selection of shoes and clothing. We are a full-service store and we’ll take the time to provide you with personalized service. Our staff is knowledgeable about the shoes and fashions we carry, and they can offer suggestions of styles, measure and fit you for comfortable shoes, help you put together an outfit, or help with accessories.

Benders Gifts (formerly Hopperton’s)

has the areas largest selection of Minnesota themed tee-shirts and sweatshirts, Minnetonka moccasins, local wild rice and maple syrup, gourmet foods and candies, kitchenware, a baby department, gifts, novelties and souvenirs.
Come in and see what’s new for summer!

Benders Shoes + Clothing + Gifts Grand Rapids
409 NW 1st Ave Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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  • 11:00am-4:00pm

“Best customer service I have ever encountered. Renae was very patient and engaged with my son making this a very enjoyable shopping experience. Thank you Renae!” ***** Amanda L

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“Nice people to help you.” ***** Roberta W

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“Great customer service. Staff is always there to help.” ***** Mathew S


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Reach Your Fitness Goals in Comfort

We are here to help you find the right shoe with the correct fit to tackle your fitness goals in comfort. Come in, give us a try, and see our selection of running, walking, and training shoes. Shown is the new  Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 a supportive road-running shoe for a medium to high arch with full midsole cushion.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS21