After the former Stride Rite shoe store at Clifton Park Center closed its doors this summer, a new one has taken its place. The new Stride Rite in Clifton Park has been open for several weeks now, and I took my toddler there recently to check out the styles and get her feet measured.
That’s right; one thing that sets Stride Rite apart from other children’s shoe stores is that they actually measure your child’s foot to ensure you get shoes with the proper fit for their feet. Not only that, but they offer shoes in a variety of widths to suit every child.
I was impressed by the quality of service they offer at Stride Rite. The clerk personally addresses each customer who comes in (in the order they arrive) and gives outstanding personalized service to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. And my daughter was impressed by all the “fancy shoes” they had to offer (not to mention the stuffed animals, socks and accessory fashion pieces).
The shoe selection at Stride Rite, Clifton Park Center (even though it’s a small store) features many different popular brand name shoes, from dressy to casual and everything in between. One thing I really love is their dressy shoes that are just as much about comfort as they are about looks. After the adorable red, shiny GAP shoes I bought for my daughter last Christmas actually gave her blisters on her poor little feet, I intend to put comfort first this year! It’s nice to know I can do that without sacrificing on style.
Stride Rite in Clifton Park Center is located next door to Bella Rouge and is open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm and on Sunday 12pm-5pm.
The Clifton Park Stride Rite is owned by Footbeats/Stride Rite, who owns a number of other stores along the east coast, including the recently opened Footbeats Stride Rite at Stuyvesant Plaza (which replaced another former Stride Rite location that recently closed its doors).
Are you a parent? Are you happy to see Stride Rite open again at Clifton Park Center? If you are not a Stride Rite shopper, tell us where you prefer to buy your children’s shoes!