We specialize in providing comfortable quality footwear for the entire family, with an emphasis on styles designed for those who lead an active lifestyle. We take brands our customers love and carry a wide assortment of styles within those brands.
We strive to offer our customers the service of a small family business, and a selection that rivals even the larger footwear stores in the industry. We aim to help resolve existing foot issues, and see our customers return repeatedly because they are delighted with their purchases and shopping experience.
Cletus Plamondon founded Plamondon Shoes in 1955. At that time, we were located in the Eastfield Plaza on 8th Street in Traverse City. Sensing that growth there was limited, he moved the business downtown to our current location, where we've been since 1963. He quickly established Plamondon Shoes as a staple for family footwear in the Grand Traverse region.
His eldest son Guy Plamondon took over the store when Cletus retired, 31 years after it's founding. Guy evolved the business from a typical family shoe store, to one more focused on brands suited for comfort in an active lifestyle. He always strived to find unique brands that would provide a different fit, style, or technology than other products on the market. Brands that have become popular with our customers were often unknown or newly available when we first stocked them.