Gordon Shoes is a shining example of an “Immigrant Success Story”…one that we are proud to share with you. Benjamin Gordon was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1871. Being born into a difficult and unforgiving environment, he had no way of knowing the difficulties that would await him throughout his childhood. His father passed away when he was very young. With little money, his mother did not send him to school.
Being in a world without the benefit of being able to read or write, Benjamin was eventually turned over to a master shoemaker. Imagine working as a young child of 9 or 10, in an environment with horribly deplorable conditions. His faith in “opportunity” was unwavering. He realized that he had acquired a very special gift – one that would guide him to a better life – the art of Shoe Making. Benjamin Gordon was bound for the America… the Land of Opportunity.
Via Ellis Island, Benjamin found his way to Pittsburgh’s Hill District, where in 1885 Gordon Shoes began. Gordon’s quickly became a mainstay for craftsmanship and “old time” values. The business grew and before long, Gordon Shoes became known as “THE” Shoe Store for fashion and affordability.
By keeping true to our history, we thrive on a plan of honor, service and ethics.
For three generations, and now our third location, Gordon Shoes has brought quality footwear to the Pittsburgh area from the United States and abroad. Our customer service experience has made us one of the country’s premiere shoe stores.
When you walk in to our store, you will be greeted by a professional staff that will not only be extremely personable and likeable… but will have a vast amount of shoe knowledge.
THE GORDON COMMITTMENT
Gordon Shoes is at your SERVICE, with the right SIZE and the proper FIT.
NEW BALANCE PITTSBURGH
In 1999, Gordon Shoes took the plunge into the “concept” store universe. The addition of the New Balance family of brands (New Balance, Dunham, Aravon, Cobb Hill), Gordon’s commitment to offering the finest footwear extended into offering an athletic and casual shoe brand that has become the most recommended by medical professionals.
For over 100 years, New Balance has made it their goal to help you achieve yours. We, at Gordon Shoes and New Balance Pittsburgh, hope we can help you, our most valuable asset, in being all that you can be.
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