When William Wright Ingledew founded Ingledew's Shoes in Vancouver in 1915, he made quality footwear, a vast range of fittings, and exceptional service the cornerstones of his business. Ninety six years later, the family owned and operated company, now in the fourth generation of Ingledew's management, has grown from one store on Granville Street to eight stores in British Columbia; consisting of five Ingledew's Stores, one Ingledew’s Shoe Rack Clearance Centre, and two Ecco Shops in the Lower Mainland. Ingledew's calls Victoria and Kelowna home too, with a store in each city.
At the time Ingledew's first opened, choices in footwear styles were limited and predominantly classic dress shoes. However, Mr. Ingledew quickly observed that his customers enjoyed having a selection of shoes in one store. He revolutionized the shoe store concept by offering customers an unparalleled assortment of styles, sizes and widths. People loved it: Ingledew's became THE place to shop.
From the beginning, we have tried to listen to what our customers value and have made every effort too satisfy their needs. As they've changed, so have we. When many of our customers moved to the suburbs, we followed and opened stores closer to their neighbourhoods. As advances in shoe manufacturing technology occured, we have been quick to expand our product offerings to introduce important new product features to our customers. When a demand for casual shoes became evident, we quickly integrated the top comfort brands into our merchandise mix.
At Ingledew's our goal is to help every customer find shoes that are the right fit, whether that be long-term comfort or short-term glamour. We also believe that you don't have to necessarily sacrifice comfort for style - or style for comfort, although we're the first to admit that not all shoes were made for walking.Source: Ingledew's Shoes