About Us
History
 
Pete Simons started the family business shoe repair shop when Harry Truman was in the White House.  Simmon's son-in-law William Brown eventually took ownership of the family business 1969 and expanded the shoe repair into a full service shoe store in the 1980s. Kevin began working full time in 1975 with his late father William.
 
Kevin saw a need for pedorthic intervention with many customers and returned to school.  Kevin received his pedorthic training at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana and Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois becoming a Certified Pedorthist in 1990.  The Cobbler Shop Shoes and Pedorthics is the only full service shoe store in the Mid-Michigan area with an American Board Certified Pedorthist on staff.
 
In 1990, Kevin became the third generation to take ownership of the family business.  Brown's wife Pat serves as the operations manager which allows Kevin to focus on pedorthic patient care.  Kevin and Pat work collectively with staff to provide quality merchandise and excellent service in their family based pedorthic niche business. 
 
 
Staff
 
Our fitting specialists possess more than 70 years of combined experience in the shoe industry and have received technical training in house.
 
Kevin, our pedorthist continues his education by attending ABC Pedorthic educational workshops and seminars, to keep abreast of technical advancements in the field of pedorthics.
 
Our shoe technicians are skilled craftspeople and have received extensive training in shoe repair, orthotic fabrication and custom modifications.  The technicians work closely with our fitting specialists and pedorthist and can make accommodative adjustments during your visit.