NILES, Ill. — Stan’s Fit For Your Feet, a third-generation Greater Milwaukee owned shoe store business with locations in Brookfield, Glendale and Greenfield, Wis. have purchased Waxberg’s Walk Shoppe in Niles, Ill.
Waxberg’s is also a third-generation family business that has been in operation since 1919.
According to Jim Sajdak, president of Stan’s Fit For Your Feet, “Our family business histories and philosophies are so similar that this acquisition is really a perfect match. When we connected with the Waxberg family, we immediately were interested in continuing their 103 year old family business legacy.”
“We can appreciate the importance of the Waxberg’s brand name in the community, since they’ve established a wonderful heritage over the past 100 years. We want to honor their legacy and keep the Waxberg’s name. We are also really proud to have their team joining our family in an effort to continue Waxberg’s legacy.”
Both Stan’s and Waxberg’s carry such popular quality brands as, Birkenstock, Brooks, Clarks, Dansko, ECCO, Hoka, Naot, Pikolinos, Taos, Hartjes, New Balance and more. Both stores have Certified Pedorthists on staff, and all Fit Specialists have a commitment to offering outstanding customer service by properly measuring both feet of every customer.
Sajdak’s four adult children are involved in the family business as well and all have earned their Certified Pedorthist credentials. Andy is the Director of Operations; David is this Director of Merchandising; Megan is the Director of Marketing; and Ben is Director of Community Outreach.
“We’ve talked for years about expanding beyond Greater Milwaukee,” said Megan.”This acquisition is providing us the perfect opportunity to do so, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
In addition to the three Stan’s Fit For Your Feet stores, the Sajdak family also owns and operates Good Miles Running Company in Brookfield at 17155 W. Bluemound Road; and Good Miles Running Company in Greenfield at 7411 W. Layton Ave., and The Vionic Store in Brookfield at The Plaza at 17155 W. Bluemound Road.
Stan’s Fit For Your Feet has been in business since 1950. In 2013, the National Shoe Retailers Association named Stan’s Fit For Your Feet and New Balance Milwaukee the National Footwear Retailer of the Year. The company was also named one of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Top Ten Businesses of the Year in 2014 and Best Shoe Store by Shepherd Express in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Since 2008, Stan's and New Balance Milwaukee have been named Milwaukee's Best Shoe Store on Milwaukee CityVoter, Stan’s received Wisconsin Family Business special “Sole of the Family” Award and their Brookfield store was named 2017 Business of the Year by the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit www.Stansfootwear.com.