For almost three months since their November 3 opening, Shoe Sensation has provided a new retail outlet to Fort Scott by providing a wide selection of shoes in various brands and sizes that were previously difficult to find.
While hosting the weekly Chamber Coffee Thursday, manager Rosie Peak and assistant manager Anthony Nelson said they are continuing to try to expand their reach in the community, saying they frequently hear customers say they forgot the store was there.
“Sales have been really great,” Nelson said. “We still try to promote and get the word out since people still don’t know that we’re here…We’re still trying to get our name out there.”
Each month, Shoe Sensation holds sales on specific shoes, such as work and safety shoes this month, whose prices are often cut at least 10 percent. Other coupons are available and sales are held regularly, with the sale items changing every couple weeks.
On purchases of $50 or more, customers can also participate in a layaway program at $20 down and the full price paid off within 60 days. Sizes up through 15 for men and 12 for women are available, along with size wide for children and adults.
Shoe Sensation provides jobs for two full-time and five part-time employees.
“We’ve had really good support from the community,” Peak said.
Peak said they also regularly get customers from neighboring towns such as Pleasanton, Uniontown and Nevada.
“How important was your opening, and timing was perfect,” City Manager Dave Martin said, saying the city is trying to bring in other retail stores in their efforts to become a destination town. “We hope that people shop here and buy your great selection.”
The store is located near Hibbett Sports at 2420 S. Main Street and is open Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.