About Us


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.


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.

The Brown family recently announced Kurt Brown’s promotion to President of Brown’s Enterprises, Inc.  Kurt is a third-generation family member who has served the company for almost 20 years. In the past 10 years he has worked to position himself in guiding the company. As the family celebrates its 70th year in business, Kurt has led the company through much needed change, adjustment, staff maintenance and growth.

Today, the Brown's continue to build upon their grandparents' legacy. With five New Balance locations across 3 states, 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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