About Emerhoff’s Footwear

Helping Ames, Iowa with dedicated service in an environment
that’s both trustworthy and friendly

In 1941, Emerhoff Peterson wanted to offer the Ames community a full-service family shoe store dedicated to customer service and helping people find the right style of shoe. That year, in a small storefront in Downtown Ames, he opened Emerhoff’s Footwear. Over the past 80 years, the faces, and Peterson generations have changed, but the original mission has stayed the same; offer a friendly, full-service men’s and women’s shoe store that is dedicated to helping customers with their footwear needs.

Emerhoff’s offers a wide variety of sizes and widths for both genders. We carry N to W on our women’s side and M to WW on our men’s side. In addition to our extended widths, we also offer up to size 11 in women’s shoes and size 13 in our men’s inventory. Along with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, Mark and Mike Peterson, 3rd and 4th generations, invite you to come in and see what a shoe store should be: proper fit, great selection and shoes that you’ll want to wear over and over again!

What we do

Helping you get the right fit for all your needs!

View Our Latest Fashions

Emerhoff’s Footwear is a traditional shoe store
dedicated to helping you find the perfect shoe!



Who we are?

We are Emerhoff’s Footwear

This is our dedicated team who work together, day-in and day-out, to get our clients the best fit for the price.

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Owner
Mike Peterson

Mike Peterson

Manager

Brands We Carry

Ameribag
Saucony
Remonte
Teva
Florsheim
l’artiste
Baggallini
Bindle
Born
Merrell
Brooks
Ecco
Rieker
Johnston & Murphy
Cobb Hill
Taos
Dansko
Clarks
Alegria
Trotters


A glimpse of our latest fashions

Teva

Teva

Alegria

Alegria

Rockport

Rockport

Dansko

Dansko

Clarks

Clarks

Bueno

Bueno

Taos

Taos

J.Renee

J.Renee

Chaco

Chaco

Merrell

Merrell

Eric Michael

Eric Michael

Ecco

Ecco

Rieker – Men’s

Rieker – Men’s

Rieker

Rieker

Remonte

Remonte

J. Renee

J. Renee



Our Latest Posts

Help Us Welcome Our New Owner

Help Us Welcome Our New Owner

Apr 10 2022

We are excited to announce that Mike Peterson (fourth generation of the Emerhoff’s Footwear family) is the new owner of Emerhoff’s. Emerhoff’s…

A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

Mar 24 2020

When it comes to shoe care, a little TLC, for your nice leather shoes, goes a long way. You don’t need a…

All New Baggallini!

All New Baggallini!

Sep 20 2019

We are now the Baggallini dealer for Ames! Come check us out for your favorite styles. Don’t see the style you’re looking…

Up and Running!

Up and Running!

Mar 31 2016

Our new website is up and running!! Emerhoffsfootwear.com is a Word Press site, so not only will there be information on us,…



 

Contact Us

215 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

Store Hours: Monday – Wednesday & Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm, Thursday: 9:30am – 7:00pm & Saturday: 9:30am – 5pm

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