About Us

Brown's Family Shoe Store

These are YOUR shoes. Do whatever you want in them. Shop for them however you wish. Like a trusted running partner, teammate or old walkin' buddy, we'll make it easier and more enjoyable for you to do just that. Because, unlike the others, we don't simply stand behind your shoes. We run, walk, train, play, work and live in them with you, in your community and in your neighborhood - Every step of the way.

History

In August of 1950, Ransome and Lois "Ma" Brown built a family business on love, faith and hard work. After Ransome passed away in 1969 at the age of 57, Ma Brown kept the dream alive and continued to nurture and grow the business. In 1979, the second generation, Randy and Margit Brown, changed careers to wholeheartedly embrace the family dream. Their sons Chad and Kurt grew up in the store and soon joined into the effort.

Today, the Brown's continue to build upon their grandparents's legacy. With five New Balance locations across 3 states, nation-wide catalog, an online presence and even the original family shoe store, Browns Enterprises plans on being in business for generations to come.

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Milestones

1950
Brown's Family Shoe Store opens in Washington, MO
1969
Founder, Ransome Brown, passes away
1979
Randy and Margit Brown joined the business
1992
Catalog Center Created
1996
Ma Brown retires after 46 years
1998
New Balance St. Louis in Richmond Heights opens
1998
BrownsCatalog.com begins ecommerce business
2000
Celebrate 50 years of business as Chad Brown joins the company
2000
New Balance Kansas City in Overland Park, KS opens
2001
Kurt Brown joins the company
2002
New Balance St. Louis in Creve Coeur opens
2006
New Balance Branson opens
2008
Founder, Lois "Ma" Brown, passes away
2010
60th anniversary
2011
New Balance St. Louis in Fairview Heights, IL opens
2013
Metro Orthotics, LLC opens under the direction of Chad Brown
2014
BrownsCatalog.com becomes WhereFeetLoveUs.com
2016
Richmond Heights remodeled store moves to new location on Big Bend
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