All in the Family

Current owner Ron George’s grandfather, Joe, founded George’s Shoes and Repair in 1905 in northern Lebanon. When he retired, he passed the business along to his son, Said, who ran it for nearly 40 years and moved operations from the Dakotas to St. Paul. More than 40 years ago, Ron took over, and currently runs the shop alongside his son, Luke, and daughter, Melissa.

We not only fix your favorite shoes, handbags, luggage, ball gloves, jackets & more … but we carry a variety of quality footwear and sock brands as well. Including Birkenstock, UGG, Minnetonka moccasin, Merrell, Sorel, Keen, Chaco, New Balance as well as Smartwool Socks, Darn Tough Socks, Sockwell socks. We hope you enjoy shopping local and supporting our community as much as we do!

Everyone at George’s Shoes and Repair is proud and honored to be celebrating over 110 years of the business.

Our location timeline


1905 – Toula, Lebanon

1916 – McIntosh, South Dakota

1930 – Selfridge, North Dakota

1943 – 464 S. Robert, West St. Paul

1957 – 947 S. Robert, West St. Paul

1963 – Har Mar Mall

1977 – 672 Grand Ave, St. Paul

1979 – Maplewood Square

1980 – Rosedale Mall

1981 – St. Paul NW Crossing Skyway

1984 – Ridgedale Mall

1986 – Twin Cities Sears Stores

1989 – Maplewood Mall

1992 – Mall of America, Bloomington

2004 – 3673 Lexington North, Arden Hills